PoxNora: Battlefield of the Immortals
Here is the link to the new forums:
Please go sign up for the new forums with the same Station ID you've always used, secure your user name, and start posting!
Please note that we did not "transfer" the majority of sticky posts right now. We believe that much of the information that was previously stickied would really serve the community well by being a part of the living, breathing wiki, where it's very easy to find and keep updated. Not all players are a part of the forums, so keeping it on an external (but official) wiki where it can be frequently updated easily is a great move on behalf of the active community. An active wiki is one of the best signs of life for a game. I will be happy to sticky some threads of course, but as a community, let's decide what needs to be kept here on the forums, and what needs to be out a little further where new and veteran players who aren't forum participants can also take part in its knowledge and upkeep.
Happy new forums day!!
Very excited to be working on Pox -- hope you enjoy this rebalancing patch, which was put together with a big assist from both Krebmart and Ryv, and some others.
Changes will be live shortly.
Remove initiative from UD, IS, ST doomballs.
Nora cost from 79 to 75
Add Spontaneous Regeneration Base
Add Tough One Base
Base speed to 5
Add Savage to base
Add Running Strike to Base
Remove Mobility from Base
Add Hit & Run to Base
Add Ally: IS to Upgrades
Remove Damage 2 from Upgrades
Add Slam to Upgrades
Remove Health:3 from upgrades
Add camaraderie to base
AUGUR OF THE DEEP
Add Jolt 2 to base
EYE OF SERKAN
Soul Channeling on Base
Absorb added to upgrades
Creep on Base
Range becomes 4 to 6
Add oblivion shield to base
Add Surge Lich to Base
NORTHER CROSS CARDINAL
Remove Brand from Upgrades
Add Consecration to Upgrades
NORTHER CROSS PRIESTESS
Add Mark of the Cross to Base
Add Mark of the Cross to Base
Remove Deflect Fire from upgrades
Add Burn 1
Nora cost from 92 to 85
Range to 1-3
HP to 50
Attack: Sonic added to base
Attack: Psychic added to base
Spellsurge: Snowstorm removed from upgrades and added to base
Tunnel: Snow 2 added to upgrades
Surge: Beast from Upgrades removed from upgrades
Cleave added to upgrades
Nora cost from 84 to 74
Replace shielded upgrade with Defiant
Add Grant: Domain Rock to base
Reduce Resist: Electric to 1
Reduce Resist: Fire to 1
Reduce Resist: Frost to 1
Shielded on base (removed from upgrades)
Speed to 7
Add Tough 2 to Upgrades
Add Entangling Attack to Base
Add Dictate to Base
RYV THE RUTHLESS
Add Entangling Attack to Base
Add Dictate to Base
Relic Guardian to Base
Replace Magic Immunity in Upgrades with Glorious Leap
Nora cost from 75 to 79
Speed to 7
HP from 49 to 54
Nora from 78 to 73
Nora cost from 35 to 40
Nora from 80 to 74
Add Deploy Land Mine to base
Nora from 94 to 84
Add Reconstruct: Stitched Mangler to base
Add Improve: Range to base
We are aware of the log in issues on the website. We're working to resolve it quickly for you. Our apologizes for the inconvenience.
I?m pleased to announce that we have officially hired a new game designer for PoxNora! David "AlphaPsA" Smith is an industry veteran and has done TCG design for Upper Deck and more recently Uncharted Games. David is a lifelong gamer and holds a degree from Stanford. He?s headed up and also collaborated on titles like Huntik, Shaman King, Kiba, Versus and WoW TCG. We?re very excited to see what he?ll bring to PoxNora and we have a number of new ideas in the works. David will be posting more as he gets up to speed.
Hey everyone! I?m excited to let you know that you?ll be seeing a new (but not really new) red name around here. I?m Amnerys, your newest Community Manager.
First of all, don?t worry about Mepps...he?s not going far. He?s still CM for DCUO, and his expertise will be invaluable to me as I get to know the PoxNora ropes. Hawkfain is not far away either, and I?ve already popped by his office to catch up on some plans.
Second, before you dig up the proof and start to panic, I?ll give the full confession: I am a PoxNora n00b. I?ve played a bit here and there, but most of my playtime was back in 2009 after Octopi became part of SOE, so I know a lot of things have changed since then. I?m going to be relying on your kindness and guidance to really get my feet wet and become...well, probably not a pro, but at least a passable player.
Thirdly, and here?s the most important part, I may not be a PoxNora veteran, but I am a Community Management and gaming veteran. I?ve been at SOE since 2006, and I?ve been a part of the Community Team since 2008. Prior to that I was an EQ player within weeks of launch, an EQII player at launch, and I?ve dabbled in hordes of other games. Mepps has set a great standard here and I?ll be picking up right where he leaves off to keep reporting your bugs, issues and feedback up to the team, while bringing their news and important information to you.
I have (hopefully) exciting news! We?ve got bright and shiny new forums coming for PoxNora in two weeks!
On March 28, 2013 PoxNora will be getting a whole new forum system. These new forums will run faster, smoother, and have all sorts of fun functionality added!
As a result, users of our current forums will need to create a new account for our new forums after they go live. Sorry guys, there is no way around this as we cannot manually transfer your data. Yes, this means you will have to request your "handle" again; these forum names will necessarily be issued on a first-come, first-served basis, as we have no way for folks to reserve names in advance.
For the first two weeks, if someone "steals" your forum handle, and especially if this is done with the intent to impersonate you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Forum Admin will be able to look up old forum data and make a call on an individual basis on the request. There is only one Forum Admin, so please be patient with your request if an issue does arise.
In addition, all of our old posts will be going away and we'll start fresh. If there are any posts you want to keep or transfer over to the new forums, please be sure to copy the content of those posts and save them or repost to the new forums before April 28th. The old (these) forums will only be available in a read-only format for 30 days before they are gone forever.
We look forward to seeing your new posts!
This weekends draft tournaments has been delayed and will need to be rescheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The PoxNora server will be restarted on 03.16.13 at 3:00 a.m. PDT for general maintenance. Downtime should be minimal.
These are live:
Nora cost from 82 to 75
Nora from 81 to 76
Inspire added to base
Nora from 80 to 75
Dmg from 11 to 12
Nora from 75 to 72
DMG from 9 to 11
Spd from 6 to 7
Sword Breaker replaces Stat Bonus: SPD (UPGRADE)
Tough 2 replaces Stat Bonus Damage (UPGRADE)
Detection replaces Stat Bonus: Defense (UPGRADE)
Call to Arms replaces Stat Bonus: Defense 2 (UPGRADE)
Live at 3 AM on the 15th (Friday Morning)
- 2x2 units will now appropriately targeted as large units instead of the top square only.
- Stealthed units will now destealth when attacking an illusion. (design change)
- Units with territorial (When an opposing champion is deployed within 8 spaces, this champion gains Multiattack 1, Enrage 1, +4 DMG, +1 DEF and +1 SPD for 4 turns.) now correctly lose Multiattack and Enraged when territorial has worn off.
- The new skin of Kartch will now correctly equip Destiny
- Elsari Coven now correctly works as the description text reads.
Join us for the Official SOE Podcast #144 LIVE on March 12, 2013 at 3 PM Pacific! Your hosts, Aimee ?Ashlanne? Rekoske, Eric ?Piestro? Cleaver, and Margaret ?Luperza? Krohn, will be broadcasting live on Twitch TV to talk about EverQuest?s 14th anniversary! This podcast will feature an interview with EverQuest Lead Designer Jonathan ?Prathun? Caraker! We will also cover the news in many SOE Games!
See you on Twitch TV!
Podcast #144 will be available for download in iTunes and the Podcast pages the day after the live broadcast.
SOE @PAX EAST ? COMMUNITY MEET & GREET
Friday, March 22, 2013, Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel (Lobby Bar)
7:00 ? 9:00pm EDT
Come hang out with SOE folks at the Lobby Bar in the Westin and chat about Dragon?s Prophet, PlanetSide 2, the EverQuest franchise, and other exciting news and events from SOE!
Do you love dragons? So do we! SOE folks will hand out coveted Priority Access Beta keys for our upcoming Dragon?s Prophet Beta, as well as one hundred limited edition Dragon?s Prophet t-shirts. One per person, and first come, first served until they?re gone! No pushing, shoving or biting, please.
We?re really excited about Dragon?s Prophet, a game created by Runewaker, and can?t wait to talk to you about it. We?re bringing along Todd Carson, Senior Producer, to answer all your Dragon-related questions? well, some of them, anyway! Omeed Dariani (Sr. Brand Manager) and Brasse (Director of Global Community Relations) will also be there to talk Dragons with you!
Dave ?SmokeJumper? Georgeson, Director of Development for the EverQuest franchise (that?s EverQuest, EverQuest II, and EQ Next), is on two panels at PAX East. Take in the Friday panel and then join us to discuss it right afterward in the Westin lobby! Dave loves chatting with players about all aspects of EverQuest games! Here?s the info for his panels:
- Friday, 3/22, 5:30 p.m. EDT: MMORPG ?Future of Online Gaming?
- Sunday, 3/24, 12:00 p.m. EDT: The Escapist?s ?Future of Playing a Role in Videogame RPGs?
Also joining us:
Maggie ?Luperza? Krohn, our PlanetSide 2 Community Rep. She?ll be running demos for PS2 at the nVidia booth inside PAX East, and will be joining us to talk with all you shooter fans. Warning, she is Vanu, so come prepared!
Eric ?Piestro? Cleaver, our Sr. Community Manager for EverQuest. Old school gamers, he?s your guy! Compare stories of CRs and talk about the latest expansion for EverQuest, which celebrates its 14th Anniversary this year! I am sure he?ll bring some schwag as well.
Don?t have a pass to PAX East? No worries! You can still come and hang out with the SOE team at the Westin lobby. And best of all? the beer?s on Brasse!
Follow @SonyOnline, @dragons_prophet, @planetside2, @everquest, and @everquestii for Twitter updates!
If you're in the U.S. (except non-observing states/territories) don't forget to "Spring Forward" this Sunday! Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, March 10th, 2013. Set your clock ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Or if you're still awake (we know you, you crazy gamers!), the time change goes into effect at 2:00 a.m.
Last year we announced our partnership with Wikia to deliver players a unified, community-driven resource. For several months we?ve been working on developing even more wikis for our most popular games. Come join us as we?ll be showcasing our official Wikia sites for PlanetSide 2, Wizardry Online, EverQuest II, and the newly-added Vanguard. We?ll also be chatting about the benefits of the wikis, how you can get involved, and more wikis that are on the way.
So come join us on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM PST* on Twitch TV for our very first Wikia webcast! Your host will be Linda ?Brasse? Carlson (Global Director of Community Relations), joined by Colette ?Dexella? Murphy (Community Manager), and Jennifer ?Yaviey? Bridges (Wiki Project Manager). Let?s collaborate!
These changes will go live today between 12 - 1pm PST.
- Nora cost decreased from 70 to 65
- HP increased from 48 to 55
- Marsh Awakening added to base
- Mindwipe Aura 2 added to base
- Protective replaces Distract (UPGRADE)
- Reckless Blast 1 replaces Magic Eater (UPGRADE)
- Tough 2 replaces Tough 3 (UPGRADE)
- SPD increased from 6 to 7
- Choking Stench added to base
- Poison Charge replaces Damage Shield: Poison 2 (UPGRADE)
- Nora cost increased from 25 to 30
- Cleanse added to base
- Drive (UPGRADE)
- Impart replaces Stat Bonus: def (UPGRADE)
- Nora from 71 to 75
- Bastion of Mobility added to base
- Tailwind added to base
- Sunder replaces Mobility (UPGRADE)
- Nora cost increased from 87 to 92
- Nora cost increased from 80 to 82
- Protective replaces Surge: Dwarf (UPGRADE)
- Nora cost increased from 20 to 25
- Nora Cost decreased from 66 to 62
- RNG increased from 2-3 to 2-4
- Fearless, Resistance: Sonic 1 removed from base
- Soothing Serenade added to base
- Escape added to base
- Charm 2 replaces Charm 1(UPGRADE)
- Improve Damage replaces Stat Bonus: Health 2 (UPGRADE)
- Tough 3 decreased to Tough 2 on base
- Nora Barrier replaces Nora Shield 2 (UPGRADE)
- Nora Cost changed from 84 to 76
- HP increased from 48 to 52
- Web removed from base
- Domain: Vegetation and Omnivore added to base
- Habitation moved from upgrades to base
- Envenom (UPGRADE)
- Web replaces Stat: Bonus: Health (UPGRADE)
- Widowmaker replaces Stat Bonus: dmg (UPGRADE)
- Reflexes 2 replaces Stat Bonus: Defense (UPGRADES)
- SPD decreased from 7 to 6
- Nora cost increased from 61 to 69
- Dread added to base
- Frightening Blows added to base
- Resilient added to base
- Unspeakable added to base
- Resistance: Magical 2 replaces Resistance: Magical 1 (UPGRADE)
- Resistance: Physical 2 replaces Resistance: Physical 1 (UPGRADE)
- Nora cost increased from 55 to 59
Jakei Heretic (& Vallassa)
- Adaptive: ST added to base
- Nora cost decreased from 75 to 60
For a limited time, the February Monthly Deal is available in the Marketplace. The February bundle comes with 3 Wild Alliance Legends packs and 2 Exotic runes from the Wild Alliance expansion. Get the bundle while it lasts for just 1500 Station Cash!
Click here to go to the Marketplace!
The server will be taken offline tomorrow, 02.28.13, beginning at 6:00 a.m. PST to publish our new in-game Marketplace. Downtime is expected to last about four hours.
Also launching at this time will be four new alternate skins.
We have a new in-game Marketplace now in-game in beta. Please see this thread for details and join the discussion with any feedback you have.
I have been seeing threads asking why things are so quiet on the forums. It?s pretty simple, we?re in the process of hiring a new designer that will replace Sokolov; he?s moving on to greener pastures. We have narrowed our selection down to the final two, and should be making a decision in the next week or two. Please join me in wishing Sok all the best in his future endeavors! Rest assured, once the new designer is settled he will become more active in posting on the boards. As an added bonus to this announcement here are some tidbits of what?s in store for the future:
- Expect to see some legendries coming for Plague of Ba?lah on Wednesday 1/23.
- We are in development for expansion 23 right now (sok?s design). We also have preliminaries as far out as 24! Expect to see previews as we draw nearer.
- The in game store has all the technical backend work complete, we?re now creating all of our visuals (shiny), and we?ll be sure to share some screen shots as they draw to completion.
- We are going to do more skins, they were a big hit, I don?t have details on a schedule for this yet, but if you want to save your SC for them ? they are coming!
- We are going to do more commentary on matches, we?ve actually set up our very own PoxNora twitch channel for this.
- Winners for the Plague of Ba?lah story contest will be announced this month.
I?m happy to answer any questions everyone has, please post them here.