Magicka Weekly Community Update 3rd of June 2011
The second installment of the Devblog is out. In this one we talk about Water bombing and loss of character control. It is an interesting piece on how we think and what kind of game principles we believe in. If you are interested you can find the devblog here: Devblog 2
Also if you missed the first one, you can find it here: Devblog 1
The sword of a thousand trolls
Some of you noticed that beside my workspace there is a sword with the sign "In case of Troll" above it. How you managed to see that beats me, I can hardly see it in real life, let alone on the photo that was posted. You requested more pictures and info about the sword, so here goes.
The sword, called "The Troll slayer", was crafted from unholy cardboard mined out of IKEA boxes containing office furniture. Once the maker had mined enough cardboard, he set out on a quest to sanctify it in the fires of Eyjafjallajökull, but it turned out that that was on Iceland, and not only being far away, but lava turned out to be the anti element of cardboard. Satisfied with the unholy cardboard, the maker crafted it to something with a slight resemblance of a Katana using many a strand of tape. Finally the sword was draped in black and yellow warning tape, to give it extra power when facing stupidity.
Its powers are over 9000 when facing the trolls of the internet and as such it is a handy tool for the average community manager. However since the sword came into my possession, it has only been used once, and to great effect. "The best sword is the one you never have to use, the second best is the one you only have to use once" -Dunno, I'm sure someone smart said that.
Unfortunately I am unable to give you more pictures at the moment, but I will make sure to post some later on
Robes on preorder once more
If you missed the preorder of the Sinn D'signed robes last time, have no fear. They turned out to be quite popular and they are ready to make another batch of robes. This time around you can also get it in purple.
If you are interested you can find the robes over here: http://sinn.storenvy.com/products/74...robe-pre-order
May the Q-QF stay away from your summer!
How can I go on one of those mining and smithing quests? I need one of those swords!
Water bombing IRL ^_^
If that picture was taken recently then either it's not too cold at the moment or you're using boiling water. The things you're in-house wizards have to do just to get us a patch is amazing
...posts like these are the reason why I love Arrowhead... :3
Loffle Arrowhead, you're such loons. <3
Love the devblogs though, very interesting, keep em coming!
Btw, I was wondering, will the balancing of the game be applied on PvP mode only, or on all modes?
For example, I've read that some spells like Ice Shards will be nerfed (modified). I assume it's a good choice to do so for the PvP modes, but will it be nerfed on PvE modes aswell?
I hope yes... after these balance changes you have to somehow learn to play magicka from beginning and forget old habits, as some enemies would be harder (especially those with auras, as you could see how it was reworked in dev blog). more fun while going through adventure mode again, as casting beams would not be solution for almost every oponent.. ;-)
Originally Posted by kingtaro
you see, now you have to make that sword an in-game item
Oh my, I've just seen the PVP trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVH4WZi1-DI&hd=1
That looks insanely fun.
Loffle though at the references, you guys just can't stop. Makes me laugh my head off every time I see them slipped in. <3