Daily Weapon Gem for July 31, 2012

Hello again, Orbitars! Here’s today’s Weapon Gem.

Eyetrack Orbitars — Value 238
Ranged 2.5, Melee 1
Confusion +1, Shot range +2, Running speed +3, Dash cont. fire +3

This weapon is tailor-made for Ranged attacks, with the great Shot range +2 modifier combined with the always good Dash cont. fire +3. If you’re interested, it can be made into a weapon for 15,500 hearts. If not, you can either fuse it or grind it up for 148 hearts.

Have a great day!

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Daily Weapon Gem for July 30, 2012

Good morning, everyone! Here’s today’s Daily Gem from Palutena.

Divine Bow — Value 264
Ranged 3.5, Melee 1.5
Overall defense +1, Knockback defense +2, Evasion +1, Dash cont. fire +3, Melee combo +2

This Bow is very well-balanced and perfectly usable on its own, with an excellent Ranged score combined with an awesome Dash cont. fire +3, while still rounding out with the defensive modifiers and Melee combo. If you’re interested in this weapon, you can convert it for 27,700 hearts, or you can always fuse or grind it up for 206 hearts.

Have an excellent day!

Kid Icarus: Uprising Powers List Now Online!

Good evening, Orbitars! I’m here to leave a little note about great news: The Powers List is up!

In the Powers page, you’ll find names, descriptions, and Power Board images for nearly every single power! We’re missing a few individual levels for certain powers and missing all of Warp’s levels, so if you have anything to add, be sure to email us, leave a comment, or post your information in the forums. This was a truly massive undertaking, and I’d like to thank ShinobiKid and AmoebaHewdraw for their excellent input. Of course, we’ll update the Powers List as we get more information.

For those of you wondering what’s up next, my new projects for the site are running the Orbitars League (click the links on the sidebar if you’re interested in participating), doing a Strategy Article about making the most of the Power Board, and adding more information about Weapons, including doing more Weapon Spotlight pieces and even doing a Weapon Fusion Generator. These things are further in the future, but if you’re interested in contributing, let us know. We’re always looking for more contributors, especially if you want to write articles!

Daily Weapon Gem for July 29, 2012

Good morning, everyone! Hope you’re having a pleasant Sunday. Here’s today’s Weapon Gem.

Taurus Arm — Value 100
Ranged 0, Melee 0
No modifiers.

This is a standard value-100 gem, and as such is really only good for testing out how a weapon handles, since you should pretty easily be able to attain a Taurus Arm that is better than this one. If you need to unlock the Taurus Arm, you can do so by finding the Taurus Chamber in Chapter 4 (The Reaper’s Line of Sight), down the hole with light shining out of it in the room with the Clubberskull and swinging scythes.

As always, a value 100 gem costs 200 hearts to convert into a weapon, and grinds up into 12 hearts.

Have an excellent weekend!

Daily Weapon Gem for July 28, 2012

Happy Saturday, all! Here’s today’s Gem.

Gaol Blade — Value 230
Ranged 3, Melee 1.5
Melee defense +2, Knockback defense +1, Health +2, Weakening +1

Having Ranged 3 is great and could be good for fusion, but none of the other attributes or modifiers are all that impressive. Even still, in the right hands, it could be pretty useful. If you’re interested, it costs 13,900 to make into a weapon. If not, you can fuse it or grind it up for 133 hearts.

If you’re looking to play this weekend, please let us know, since we’ll be running Practice League Sessions to get a feel for everything!

Orbitars League Information!

Are you getting tired of beating your friends with your awesome weapons? Or are you just looking for some new Kid Icarus: Uprising competition?

If so, the Orbitars League is the place for you!

The Orbitars League is an online community for both Light vs. Dark and Free-for-All players looking to hone their skills against new competition, all while accumulating a running score for a league season.

EDIT: The Orbitars Practice League is now having sessions, and is taking people to do test runs! If you’re interested in seeing the leaderboards, check here!

How does it work?

League sessions will be run by a League Administrator (LA), who will be appointed by Orbitars staff. Your LAs will open LvD and FFA rooms in Together/Far Away Mode on Kid Icarus: Uprising, which league members can join. Everyone will play their matches as normal, and then afterward, your LA will record each player’s Point total, Number of Kills, and Number of Deaths. After all of the matches for the day have concluded, these totals will be recorded and posted on the League Board. There will be four league seasons per year, starting September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1. After the conclusion of each League season, the numbers will reset.

Does it cost anything? Will I have to attend every session?

Nope! All you’ll need is to post a Player Name and Friend Code on the appropriate League Season page. Of course, you’ll have to register your League Administrator as a friend as well. From that point, just attend whatever session you can, and your LA will take care of the rest!

Will there be player ratings?

Yes! Elo-style ratings will be calculated by the League Administrator using this online algorithm. Each player will start with an Elo value of 1000, which will rise and fall depending on how well you do during individual Kid Icarus games. Player ranking in matches will be determined by number of points, with number of kills and number of deaths serving as tiebreakers. CPU players, if applicable, will always be set to CPU Level 5 in standard League play, and will be given a constant Elo rank of 1000. Additionally, Light vs. Dark and Free-for-All will be ranked separately, so you can choose to do one style of play, or both.

Do I get anything for winning or doing well?

That’s a great question. While we can’t guarantee any sort of physical prize support at first, we can easily do things like congratulatory banners/avatars/other images, and other things like that. Of course, if there ends up being a lot of support and league attendance, who knows what we might be able to come up with? We’re open to suggestions!

Will there be tournaments?

If there is enough interest, absolutely. Any sort of tournament event would be worth more points than your standard League session. We’re playing around with the ideas of having a yearly Tournament of Champions, as well.

How do I become a League Administrator?

As the League grows, we’ll need more League Administrators. If you show that you’re responsible and have the time to host League events, we’ll get in contact with you. So just try your best to attend events, and chances are you may get a test run!

Sounds great, when will Leagues begin?

As stated before, we’re starting the Orbitars 2012 Fall League on September 1, where League sessions will happen about once a week at first. Until then, we’ll be doing League Previews to test out kinks and hear feedback. The first League Preview will be on Saturday, July 28, at a time to be announced.

If you’re interested in being a preview tester, let us know in the comments.

Daily Weapon Gem for July 27, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone! Here’s today’s Daily Weapon Gem from Palutena.

EZ Cannon — Value 186
Ranged 2, Melee 1.5
Shot homing +3

This cannon isn’t bad for its value at all, and Shot homing +3 can be a very valuable piece on a much stronger weapon. If you’re interested, it will cost 6200 hearts to convert into a weapon. If not, you can always fuse it with another gem or grind it up, in this case for 62 hearts.

Have a great weekend! Expect the League page to go up sometime tonight or tomorrow, and for significant work on the Powers page to get done!