The Daily Moot (11/19/18)
1. Artifact 11/18 Beta Update
Valve has finally lifted the NDA on their highly-anticipated new digital card game called Artifact. Fans of Artifact expressed serious concerns about the game’s economic model, as it felt like everything cost money. The Steam community post from Valve revealed you will soon be able to draft with your friends and practice drafting before moving into the competitive draft modes. Also, you’ll be able to recycle unwanted cards into more event tickets. Although yesterday’s beta update didn’t say anything explicitly about the economic model, Valve addressed some real community concerns that promises good things in the future.
2. PUBG is Fixed, Developer Claims A few months ago, PUBG Corp. launched the ‘Fix PUBG’ campaign to address community concerns about unacceptable issues with servers, lag, and tick rate. Now, the game’s developer claims PUBG is fixed and the campaign is over. There will still be fixes to the game in the future, but PUBG Corp. believes the game is now on the stable footing it should’ve been on all along. You can try PUBG again to see for yourself on your PC or Xbox One now, or play for the first time on your PlayStation 4 starting on December 7th.
3. Marvel to Publish League of Legends Comics When League of Legends originally launched, Riot Games put extensive effort into developing the lore behind the game’s champions and the world they fought in. As they became more invested in the strategic balance of the game, lore became less and less important. Well, now Marvel is helping Riot Games revive interest in League of Legends lore with a series of comics and graphic novels. The first comic is Ashe: Warmother, which focuses on one of League of Legends’ most iconic characters.
4. Frostpunk Endless Mode Available Now Frostpunk is a city building game set in a snowy wasteland and it just got an awesome new mode. Endless Mode, which is now available for free to everyone who owns the base game, is a traditional sandbox mode that you’d expect from a game like Frostpunk. The new DLC introduces endless playthroughs, 3 new maps, 2 new game modes, and a few nice visual additions. If you haven’t played Frostpunk yet and you’re into city building games, you should definitely check it out!
5. DOTA 2 Update Makes some Big Changes A new update to DotA 2 that launched this morning is sure to shake things up for the MOBA game as it is changing the map, tons of items, and several heroes. Several fundamental concepts of the game have also been tweaked, like the exact mechanics of denying creeps and even the formula to calculate armor. There’s far, far too much to summarize here, so check out the post below to see the extensive list of changes to DotA 2!
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