The next set release is coming up! That’s about a hundred new cards to refresh the metagame at long last. New ways to play, new uses for older cards, and new meta decklists! The Rebellion set is shaping up. With card balance and early preview waves, players have been enjoying such new cards as Diseased Brute and Taiga, Apprentice Architect. We’ve also seen some great card art across the board, with popular picks including Morningstar Accelerator and Once Was Clean. The next release will be the full Rebellion card set, no additional waves at this point (although, internally we’re calling it Wave 4).Rebellion Release Schedule:
October 25th - Preorders open to public
November 8th - Rebellion patch goes live.
November 11th - Preorders end at 11:59pm IWT
November 12th - Preorders closed, Wave 4 cards go live with Rebellion Penta-PacksRebellion Events
Countdown #1 - Rebellion Patch going live (November 7th/8th).
There will be a stream at our official Twitch page. Includes talk, giveaways and some gameplay on the stream before and after the patch is deployed. We’ll also be looking to feature some players. Have a new lore piece to share on the stream before you post it to the community? How about an IW-themed song? We probably won’t stream during all of server downtime, but we’ll come back some hours later on launch day to do more giveaways and community interaction.
Countdown #2 - Preorder packs unlock (November 12, 12:01am IWT)
Same style as #1 above. There will also be a tournament themed in the style of Rebellion
, beginning the next phase of the metagame. This one will be mostly for fun but prizes will be available; players will have several hours to do some pack openings before the event starts.
Rebellion set Penta-Packs will be available before launch, on October 25th. These Penta-Packs will contain only cards from the Rebellion set of cards, and every card in a preorder pack will have a Platinum border - no chance for regular borders or gold borders. Foil is of course possible, so this is the only time “Platfoils” will be available. Keep in mind that these preorder packs are meant to be bought early, but cannot be opened until November 12th. After this date, the pre-order packs cannot be bought ever again. From November 12th and onward, Regular Rebellion Penta-Packs will be available in the store. They may come in regular, gold, foil, or gold-foil; but not Platinum.
Community stretch goals will return, using the same format as with the Oppression set pre-orders. There are bonuses for both individual purchase, and for community purchases as a whole. Every player who buys at least one (1) pre-order pack, will receive all stretch goal rewards that are achieved by the community. Here are the tiers and rewards for individual accounts:
Note: additional art content will be provided as soon as it is available.5-Pack: Unique Title - The Rebel
10-Pack: Above bonuses, plus Unique Avatar: Rebel Lilariah
25-pack: Above bonuses, plus Unique Card Back: Balance
50-pack: Above bonuses, plus Unique Alt-Art card "Lilariah, The Rebel" (New card, different attributes)
100-pack: Above bonuses, plus Unique Deck Effect. (A preview will be shown as soon as it is available)Essential Information:
** All Pre-order Packs, regardless of bundle size, will contain cards with a Platinum border
** Price per pack: 150 LP -or- 3,000 IP.
**All rewards are soulbound, except for alt-art Lilariah.
** If you buy a bundle, you must purchase with 100% LP or 100% IP - you cannot split the currency per purchase.
** We will support pack bundle merging. For example, if you bought a 5-pack bundle because it's all you could afford at the time but then you end up being able to buy another 5-pack, you can contact us. We can swap out the individual bundles for one larger bundle if the amount of packs you have is sufficient. The contact method is being decided on in today's meeting (Tuesday).
Community Stretch Goals
These items are unlocked by aggregating all purchases made by the community. When a milestone is reached, all players who have bought 1 or more Pre-order Rebellion Penta-Packs will benefit from all milestones the community unlocks. For each tier reached, all previous tier bonuses are included as well.Tier 1: Avatar - Warmaster
Tier 2: Card Back - Unity
Tier 3: Alt-Art card "Time For Fun"
Tier 4: Avatar - Sentinel
Tier 5: Card Back - Rebellion
Tier 6: Alt-Art card "Pacify"
**All rewards are soulbound.
To close, I'll reveal a new card art from the Rebellion set.
This one is called "Acquire."