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Jul 11, 2014
Community Announcements - Remztan


These patch notes are intended to highlight the most significant changes but doesn't cover every modification to the game as part of this update.

Key New Features


  • End of Game Reward Page
  • More FORGE Badges
  • July Exclusive Surtalmor Boots
  • Fixed more stability issues


UI


  • Player Badge Avatars now display in-game and on leaderboards.
  • A new tab on the end of game stats page was added for rewards
  • Rewards tab will gain focus when a reward is added
  • Rewards include XP, ORE, Armor, Badges, and Monthly Exclusives
  • Monthly Exclusive rewards tell how many more games to play to unlock next reward
  • Badge Series tell what's needed to unlock next badge level.


Badges


The following badges were added:

  • Damage Badge Series (50k/250k/500k/1M/5M)


  • Kills Badge Series (10/100/300/1k/5k)


  • Healing Badge Series (10k/50k/250k/500k/1M)



Surtalmor Boot Exclusive


  • The July Exclusive armor set is the Surtalmor Boot. This set can only be unlocked in the month of July.
  • The Surtalmor Boot will be given to the following classes just for playing FORGE:
  • Warden- play 1 game
  • Pathfinder- play 10 games
  • Assassin- play 20 games
  • Pyromancer- play 40 games
  • Shaman- play 5 consecutive days in a row
  • The Ravager and Tinker will be available for $0.99 USD each in the FORGE store.
  • If you collect all 5 Gauntlets from playing in July you will receive the Surtalmor Boot badge:


Jun 19, 2014
Community Announcements - Remztan


FORGE now has Steam Trading Cards! You can collect all 7 cards by playing FORGE or purchasing items. Rewards include Emoticons, Profile Backgrounds, and Steam Badges.


  • 7 Character Classes
  • 5 Emoticon Rewards
  • 5 Profile Backgrounds
  • 5 Levels for the FORGE Steam Badge + Foil Version


FORGE DLC is now 80% OFF During the Steam Summer Sale!
Community Announcements - Remztan

This month you can earn FREE Exclusive Armor sets just by playing FORGE. If you collect all 5 sets then you will also earn the Exclusive Surtalmor Badge:



As usual, the Ravager and Tinker Surtalmor Gauntlets will be available for $1.99 each in the FORGE Store. As with the Lojki Armor/Badge, once June is over this badge and Armor Set will be locked forever - so make sure you unlock them while you can!


Harvested from the broken body of the legendary Sootre, the Fire Giant, this armor still beats with the pulse of hardened lava he was composed of. It contains the strength of fire, the unrelenting heat of power reverberating throughout its core. You will intimidate with this armor’s firey glow as the flames of the Sootre’s soul still fights to escape its confines. This armor is a reward for those who have been fighting for the Forge, who have sworn allegiance to the fight to release their god from the Devourer’s prison. Only those who have proven to be brave and relentless enough will wear this armor and strike fear into enemy hearts and those less experienced than you.

If you haven't read the Lore on Sootre the Fire Giant - check it out here:

http://www.playforge...the-fire-giant/
Jun 4, 2014
Community Announcements - Remztan


Badges are Here!


Collect badges for a variety of achievements in FORGE including:


  • Games Played Badge Series: 10/25/50/100/200
  • Level Up Badges: one for each max leveled class
  • Perfect Attendance Series: 2/4/7/14/28
  • Devourer's List Badge
  • Devout Day Winner Badge
  • Pioneer Badge
  • Ultimate Supporter Badge
  • Indie Supporter Badge
  • Surtalmor Gauntlet Badge
  • Closed Beta Tester Badge


As players earn badges they are also awarded Player XP. Some badges are in a series and can be leveled up 5 times while other badges are single occurrence badges. You can view your badges, player level, and player XP in the new Player Profile page.



The June Exclusive: Surtalmor Gauntlet


The June Exclusive armor set is the Surtalmor Guantlets. This set can only be unlocked in the month of June. The Surtalmor Guantlets will be given to the following classes just for playing FORGE:


  • Shaman - play 1 game
  • Warden - play 10 games
  • Pyromancer - play 20 games
  • Pathfinder - play 40 games
  • Assassin - play 5 consecutive days in a row


The Ravager and Tinker will be available for $1.99 USD each in the FORGE store. If you collect all 5 Gauntlets from playing in June you will receive the Surtalmor Guantlets badge:

May 2, 2014
Community Announcements - Remztan


This weekend gain 2 times the XP earned playing pub games in FORGE. The 2x XP weekend ends on Monday at 10am PST.
Community Announcements - Remztan


This Weekend Only - In celebration of the release of Teams, all Armor in the FORGE store is 50% OFF!


ENDS Sunday at Midnight PST.
Apr 2, 2014
Community Announcements - Remztan

These patch notes are intended to highlight the most significant changes but don’t cover every modification to the game as part of this update.

Key New Features

  • FORGE Teams!
  • Lojki’s Undraskalmor Helm
  • Fixed stability issues
  • Added Shaman Pioneer Armor Set


UI

  • Added Loading screens between store, Guilds, and Teams
  • Created new Character main menu item. Level up is now a sub menu of Character
  • Added a new Player Profile screen to view your badges. Currently only the
  • Lojki’s April Exclusive badge is there.
  • Ability to receive Admin messages.


Teams

  • Ability to Create, join, and manage teams. Players get one team slot for free. VIP players get 3 team slots for free. Additional team slots can be purchased for $0.99 USD in the store.
  • New Lobby system allows members to queue up without needing to be Steam friends first.
  • New chat system is more redundant then the previous chat used for Guild. Guild chat was also updated.
  • Team badges allow teams to level up. Current badges include Seasons, Attendance, Win Streak, and Games played. More to come.
  • First Beta Season has started and runs through the end of April.
  • Season winners are determined by ELO. Your team’s ELO goes up and down based on wins and losses and the ELO of the team you played. Our algorithm is similar to standard ELO algorithms and includes a momentum variable meant to help teams get to their estimated ELO’s quickly but once there to give them more stability. This way a team is not afraid to keep playing once they reach a higher ELO.


Undraskalmor Helm

  • All classes have a new Helm which has green accents. These helms will only be available in April. Once you receive one, you will always have it.
  • The Assassin, Pathfinder, Pyromancer, Shaman, and Warden will all be given away for playing different amounts of Forge.
  • The Ravager and Tinker will be available for $1.99 USD each in the FORGE store.
  • If you collect all 5 Helms from playing in April you will receive the Lojki’s Helm badge.
Community Announcements - Remztan


First, before I talk about what’s beyond teams I want to give a quick update. Teams has officially entered Closed Beta. If you are a Closed Beta Tester you can view directions on how to access Teans in the CB forums. FORGE Teams is very close to the game design that you all came up with. I had to make a couple slight changes/modifications as well as added a few additional features. I think you will be very happy with the results.

As you know, we’ve identified player retention as the biggest issue right now with FORGE. Most agree that the core gameplay is really fun and enjoyable. We keep getting messages from players saying FORGE is the PvP game they’ve always been looking for – and that’s actually why we made it. However, we don’t have all the hooks in place to keep players engaged. FORGE is fun, but there’s nothing really egging you on to keep playing. And, getting and finding a game with the players you want to play with can be difficult. We don’t want to add gimmicks like some Facebook game to keep you engaged, but rather the support features you want. So, we’re looking in the immediate short term to add player badges to reward you for achievements while playing. Item drops that occur after playing with different rarity sets based on your performance. Crafting of item drops into real items like exclusive Armor Sets. A Reward page after each game showing your level up progress as well as any drops/rewards you achieved from playing. And finally a new play/lobby area that uses the new lobby system from Teams to allow you to easily find players to play with, for forming groups, and just for playing together in general.

Moving ahead slightly more in the future we plan on attacking the New Player Experience so that by the time a new player plays their first pub match they have all the skills they need to be competitive. We’ll also be adding character slots so you can customize multiple characters, and a new timed Guild vs Boss mode that guilds can play together. And don’t forget that with Teams comes seasons with the first season starting shortly after release.

Thank you to all of you for coming up with many of the ideas listed here. Very exciting times ahead for FORGE!
Community Announcements - Remztan
Anyone guess what her animal companion is?



By wearing these helms, you are proclaiming your allegiance to the gods you wish to free from The Forge. They not only provide the wearer with the confidence that comes from mimicking the warrior of the gods, the paint holds the core of the gods strength within it. You hold the strength of the gods as you continue to fight for their freedom. They are also good for intimidating any enemies that may cross your path.

Purchase this Helm in the FORGE Store before the sale ends!
Community Announcements - Remztan
This weeks sale is on one of our top selling Armor Sets.



It is said that there was once a rainbow bridge that connected Mitgarde to Astgarte, the dwelling of the gods. When The Devourer swallowed the gods, that rainbow bridge crumpled, the colors separating and falling towards the earth like brightly colored crumbs. These pieces were discovered by the Vaklyndr at night when they lit up the ground where they lay. Each class has taken a different color and forged it into their armor, wearing what once connected us to the gods for protection and strength in their fight to free their gods.

Purchase this Armor Set in the Forge Store before the sale ends!
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