Community Announcements - Senshu
Greetings Everyone,

This week we are changing things up a little bit with posting the Planar Disturbances illustration preview on a Thursday, but that isn't all. We are also happy to announce an event for this weekend that starts right now!

Spirits Beyond Tribute Event
Beginning today June 30th, and lasting until 10AM PDT on the July 5th any player who plays 10 Ranked or wins 10 Single Player matches will earn 1 Spirits Beyond pack. Matches must last a minimum of 10 minutes to count towards this event. For this event players can earn a maximum of 5 packs! Packs will be rewarded at this event's conclusion in the entitlement section of the Marketplace.

Planar Disturbances Illustration Preview
This all new Planar Disturbances illustration preview is accompanied by the names and flavor text of the runes featured. Start piecing together what these runes do and how they play into the greater Pox Nora narrative.



Sunglade Dryad
The Nefari's fires burnt large scars in the forest, but in most places the blackened earth did not last, and vibrant life returned to these newly sunlit glades.

Centaur Commander
"Our informants said the closest enemy squadron was over a days march away, so who the Pox are these?" -- Nefari Commander

Centaur Banner
Fierce, swift, and dedicated to the nora, Centaur remain a bit more leery of crafted magic than do Elves of the Circle.

Keep following our announcements for more details about the Planar Disturbances expansion.

Discussion: http://forums.poxnora.com/index.php?threads/discussion-reward-event-expansion-29-preview.23365/

See all of you on the Battlefield!
Community Announcements - Senshu
Greetings Everyone,

It is once again that time in the lead up to a new expansion for us to go into a little more detail about what to expect. Join Pox Nora's Lead Designer, Sokolov, as he talks about what all of you can expect in the Planar Disturbances expansion.

https://youtu.be/77toQ5MFx3w
After watching the video join the discussion to talk about all that is coming in Expansion 29.

Discussion: http://forums.poxnora.com/index.php?threads/discussion-planar-disturbances-preview-video.23293/

Enjoy!
Community Announcements - Senshu
Greetings Everyone,

This has been an exciting week. We announced Pox Nora will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Not only does this mean you will be able to play Pox Nora on more devices, but existing Steam players will be getting an all new Game Client. You can find more details on the Pox Nora on PlayStation post, and on its discussion thread. Also, checkout the announcement trailer and the PlayStation LiveCast Interview with Desert Owl Games' CEO.

https://youtu.be/wxg4kLSl8jo
https://youtu.be/kL3mDQeRN40
Expansion 29 Preview

This week's preview is going to be a little different. Ahead of Planar Disturbances' release we are posting the expansion's story along with today's rune art preview because as you will see the two are very much connected.

The First Disturbance



Zeventrech lowered himself down the last part of the cliff face, and stood on the thin strip of sandy beach. The ocean reached far to the horizon, sighing along with him. Lenet, his Jakei escort, and Korin had stayed in the outskirts of Ironfist to handle the new Valdeci problem, so Zeventrech was alone. He was used to it.

The great Sea of Separation spread out before him, and Zeventrech was struck with a rare sense of nostalgia, for the land that he knew lay somewhere out there, beyond sight, which had once been half his home. Long dead... long dead. He turned down to the water at his feet. As expected, there was wreckage in the surf. He had heard reports in J’Thir, passed on up from the Forglar coast, concerned, but uncertain, idle reports. Here it was, though, along the Peaks coast as well, were Zeventrech had worried it would be.

With slow, laborious breathes Zeventrech dropped to one knee. He prodded a small piece of metal -- shipping hull of some kind -- with his staff, and then picked it up. It now made sense why the Salaman investigators were confused. If Gekaal had seen it, there was a chance he would have recognized it, but even that was unlikely. The metal shard hummed deeply with nora, but it was an empty hum, like the sound an instrument makes when touched by a buzzing tuning fork. The nora in the wreckage was inherited and accidental.

Zeventrech had never before encountered this kind of resonance. But he had heard of it. This nora pattern also bore a striking similarity to that which had destroyed the old Empire: the nora of the Separation. But what did it mean for these shards to wash up on Pox’s southern shores?

“It couldn’t be another Separation.” Zeventrech muttered. “The traces appeared after the fact. We had no warning.”

Zeventrech was about to look at the fragment itself, when he heard growling off to the left. With some effort, he stood up, and held his staff at the ready. Zeventrech wasn’t eager for a fight at the best of times, but was a willing and able sorcerer when the need arose. Recently, however, with the Arroyo breaking through and this new disturbance in the nora weave, he was leery of casting any magic at all. Had his personal inspection of the shoreline wreckage not demanded speed, he would have even forgone his teleportation spell. This handicap on his mind, Zeventrech squinted along the surf.

A pack of four beasts, wolflike and on all fours, loped along the water’s edge, alternately smelling nora exuding from the detritus, and eating carrion that had washed in. Spotting the cyclops, they eyed him warily. They were obviously hungry. The front two of the pack approached, testing Zeventrech for a flinch, or weakness. He knew this game.

He took a deep breath. Zeventrech grasped his staff at both ends and raised it high over his head. Then he let out a great roar -- a slight risk, that he would attract something worse, but worth the chance. It had the desired effect. Over a dozen feet tall, robe billowing out and staff splitting the sunlight, with his red glowing eye as though bloodshot and backlit, Zeventrech was a fearsome representative of his race. The mongrels, in due form, fled back the direction they had come.

After a few moments, Zeventrech brought his staff back to his side and coughed. The brutish, barbaric nature of his present-day kin disgusted him, but he could ape it well enough when the need arose. Better to let his enemies think he could crush them with a giant stick, than have to walk over and try.

Zeventrech knelt back down to examine the discarded metal. He turned it over twice in his hand, rubbed it between his fingers, and then tossed it aside to examine another piece in like fashion.

“Fishing boat? Seems unlikely.” He mumbled to himself. “Nora like this doesn’t show up on a fishing boat. A trade vessel, perhaps? The Salaman and the Draksar are trading -- maybe something exploded on a ship? But then, there are pieces of two ships here… hrm.”

Zeventrech tossed the fragments away and collapsed into a sitting position. He looked off to the horizon, as though searching for the source.

“Multiple ships … a battle? Did someone renege on the treaty? But we would have heard about it. And the Salaman would have reported something that took out multiple vessels. Hm. So those were Wrath ships out there, Draksar ships almost certainly. In secret. But what those old sons of Valdec would want with this kind of magic on the open ocean I have no id--- “

Zeventrech felt a chill. A deep tingling ran through his skin, something different from the harsh ice of the Tundra, something different from the chilly breeze which wafted off the waves. He was uncertain, but also very, very afraid. Hastily, he pushed himself standing, as though it would help. His breathing had thickened without him noticing.

He steadied himself. Zeventrech had not become agitated in many years, certainly not since Sarinda returned him to life.

Zeventech closed his eye, channeled nora, and teleported away. Speed was paramount. He would need every moment possible if there was to be any chance of preventing the horror to come.

Discussion: http://forums.poxnora.com/index.php?threads/discussion-expansion-29-preview-3.23222/

Enjoy!
Community Announcements - Senshu
Greetings Everyone,

We have a new piece of rune art to preview today for Expansion 29. Before getting to the rune art, there is another piece of information we want to share with all of you, the expansion's name. The official name of Pox Nora's 29th expansion is, Planar Disturbances. Is this foreboding things to come in future expansions or the impact of previous events? All of you can start speculating as to what this all means as details continue to unfold.

Rune Art Preview
How are Kings made? Is it divine right? Being an excellent commander? Or, are they the shadow puppet of some political bureaucrat? Behold the Kingmaker!



Ponder about the role the Kingmaker plays within the the lands and if he is a force for good or has some hidden agenda. Discuss what his ability Gift: Kingmaker might do and how it will turn the tides of battle.

But that isn't all, there are two other runes featured in this illustration. See if you can pick them out and determine what they will do.

Discussion: http://forums.poxnora.com/index.php?threads/discussion-expansion-29-second-preview.23148/

Enjoy!
Community Announcements - Senshu
Greetings Everyone,

We are starting the ramp-up for Pox Nora's 29th expansion which means, Preview Time!

Expansion 29 Preview
In contrast to the first preview of the previous expansion this first preview the community will be left to discuss and speculate about the runes in this illustration.



Okay, we will give all of you a small hint. Here are the names of the runes featured in this preview but they have been jumbled into a single anagram. Can you decider the runes that make up the "Retrench gross on purr bottomry simonizes" anagram?

Hotfix
We have deployed a small hotfix today. See the Hotfix notes for the full details.

Discussion: http://forums.poxnora.com/index.php?threads/discussion-expansion-29-first-preview.23110/

Enjoy!
Community Announcements - Senshu
Greetings Everyone,

We are starting the ramp-up for Pox Nora's 29th expansion which means, Preview Time!

[SIZE=5]Expansion 29 Preview[/size]
In contrast to the first preview of the previous expansion this first preview the community will be left to discuss and speculate about the runes in this illustration.



Okay, we will give all of you a small hint. Here are the names of the runes featured in this preview but they have been jumbled into a single anagram. Can you decider the runes that make up the "Retrench gross on purr bottomry simonizes" anagram?

[SIZE=5]Hotfix[/size]
We have deployed a small hotfix today. See the Hotfix notes for the full details.

Discussion: http://forums.poxnora.com/index.php?threads/discussion-expansion-29-first-preview.23110/

Enjoy!
Community Announcements - Senshu
Greetings Everyone,

The Spirits Beyond Midterm is here, and with it comes eight new Legendary runes, a Rating reset, and more!



General
  • The Spirits Beyond Midterm Pack has been added to the Pox Nora Marketplace. This pack will give 1 of the 8 new Legendary Spirits Beyond Midterm runes along with 2 Platinum Tokens.
  • The Spirits Beyond Midterm Bundle has been added to the marketplace, which contains 3 Spirits Beyond midterm Legendary runes along with 5 platinum tokens.
  • All player Ratings have been reset as part of this Midterm. League progression will remain unchanged, so players can continue their progression.
  • New Wallpapers have been added to https://www.poxnora.com/index.do.
New Legendary Runes
  • Arroyo Riftwalker
  • Frostwing Slayer
  • Mother of Frond
  • Myx Incubator
  • Naria Strangler
  • Swift Current
  • Valdaci Shieldwarden
  • Zombie Rotwrapper
Mechanic Changes
  • Change the Knockback mechanic so if a champion with no AP, when they would be knockbacked into a chasm, they take 5 DMG per Knockback square instead. It now functions like being knocked into an object.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed various game crashes.
  • Fixed an issue when the ability Eternal Life triggers where it was giving the champion created the default upgrades instead of selected upgrades.
  • Fixed an issue where the ability Dragon Form was not properly granting the ability Flamestrike.
  • Fixed an issue where the ability Dispel would work on champions with Impenetrable,
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed untradeable champions to be traded by using the increase bid option.
  • Fixed an issue with the condition Locus Swarmed where it would presist if the affected champion was in the AOE when effect ended.
  • Fixed an issue where the equipment Akakios's Blade is not giving Flamestrike when it is equipped on Draksars.
  • Fixed an issue where the ability Stasis would trigger if it was given to an already deployed champion. It should now trigger only when a champion comes into play.
  • Runes that were for the use in Single Player campaigns that some players were able to get through exploits can no longer be used in Ranked Play.
  • Fixed an issue with the ability Still Life's stealthed condition would go into negative numbers and would not properly refresh when the champion did not move.
  • Fixed an issue when Damage Over Time Immunity abilities when triggered would create a new ability.
  • Fixed an issue where the ability Avatar was not preventing them from being targeted by the Bloodseeker ability.
  • Fixed an issue with the ability Preparation were it was only resetting when the attack is successful.
Changes

See you on the Battlefield!
Community Announcements - Senshu
Greetings Everyone,

We are happy to announce the Spirits Beyond Midterm will be released on May 11th!



The time sure flies, but this means you won't be waiting long before eight all new Legendary runes are added to Pox Nora. All of you can also look forward to a Ratings reset for this Midterm. League progression will remain, but with a Ratings reset all of you will be able to battle again for the top position on the Leaderboard.

Weekend Tournament
This weekend's tournament is now available. It is a standard 4 person tournament, using Ranked Maps, with a total turn time limit per player per match of 30 minutes. This tournament will be available from May 6th through May 8th.

Rewards:
  • 1st place: 1 Gold Champion Point Token and a 3 Day Double Gold Bonus Token
  • 2nd place: 1 Silver Champion Point Token and a 1 Day Double Gold Bonus Token
Happy Playing!
Community Announcements - Senshu
Greetings Everyone,

All of us at Desert Owl Game are happy to announce the release one of our new project, The Huntsman: Winter's Curse!
https://youtu.be/sUNQCE4k0CY
The Huntsman: Winter's Curse is now available for download on Steam.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/446990
Play the first book for free and see the movie, in theaters now! Please help us spread the word, follow our Twitter feed and like our Facebook page:
https://youtu.be/POs2lEv7_6U
We appreciate your all of your continued support of our studio. Projects like this help get the word out about Pox Nora and allow us to continue creating new content.

Happy Playing!
Community Announcements - Senshu
Greetings Everyone,

We have a patch for all of you to address some of the feedback and observations that have come up since the release of Spirits Beyond.

Changes
  • Fixed several issues that would result in error messages in a match.
  • Fixed an issue where the Flying description on abilities that give this effect was out of date.
  • Fixed a typo in the Visions of Amareth story.
  • The status effects for Enraged will now properly show the amount damage was increased.
  • Fixed an issue where the equipment Special Prize would not give the condition Defenseless after 4 attacks and would sometimes duplicate the equipment to a friendly champion.
  • Fixed an issue where the spell Forced Reconstruction would not deploy the Misshapen Boghopper on lava.
  • Fixed an issue on the website where sometimes a players name would appear twice in Search for Player.
  • Fixed an issue on the website where not all of the non-standard leagues were being shown on the rankings pages.
  • Fixed an issue where the ability Irresponsible Essence Imbibment was not causing the champion to gain HP.
  • Fixed an issue with the ability Mind Lock where if the target had no non-basic attack activated abilities the ability would still go on cooldown.
  • Fixed an issue with the ranked map rotation where the wrong versions of Tundra Lake and Lost City were being used.
  • The effects of the spell Warchief Inauguration can no properly be dispelled.
  • Fixed an issue the prevented the spell Glimpse of Death from being deployed from Rune Dock.
  • Fixed an issue where the ability Prismatic Sigil was giving the melee Frost Attack, Fire Attack, and Magical Attack instead of the range specific versions.
  • Fixed an issue where the ability Dragon Form was not giving the ability Flamestrike when the champion is transformed.
  • Fixed an issue with the relic Long Fuse Bomb that was causing it not to work.
Changes
For the full list of the changes in this patch checkout the official patch notes: http://forums.poxnora.com/index.php?threads/patch-notes-april-7th-2016.22533/

See you on the Battlefield!
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