You may have noticed that 8WAYRUN has been down for an extended period of time (instead of the scheduled 3 minutes of downtime each morning). This was due to a huge upgrade to the platform in which this website is built upon. This is not an insignificant upgrade, so I wanted to go through it all explaining some of the new features. As usual, a lot of the changes are behind the scenes or for the moderation team, which will be left out of this announcement.
UPDATE: This post has been updated with the English patch notes..
When v1.10 came out, we already knew that the next patch was scheduled for January. Because of the release of 2B, they had already announced their intentions for changes. While we had basic planned changes, we didn't know character specific nerfs and/or buffs. Well as of this moment, we have those details... in Japanese.
Last month, we ran a contest based on people's creativity with create-a-soul. The contest prizes (and the idea for the contest in the first place) were provided from QanbaUSA (use promo code 8WAYRUN2018 for a 10% discount on all orders). We asked you to post your best CAS creations and the moderation team and Qanba would select our favorites, and reward the top three with some Collector's Editions for SC6; featuring a beautiful Sophitia statue, and a steelbook that yells at you when you open it.
In addition to today's patch notes reveal, Namco-Bandai has also confirmed that 2B, star of Square-Enix's Nier: Automata, will be released this Tuesday! Included with 2B, will be her special stage, custom character parts and music.
We've known for a few days now that a patch was coming soon for SOULCALIBUR VI that addressed some network and character creation issues with the game. However, we did not know how the upcoming patch would affect balance, or if it would affect balance at all... well now we do! Namco-Bandai has posted official patch notes, which you can find below:
Man, Qanba USA really loves you guys! For the third month in a row now, they have been supplying us with arcade sticks and goodies to show their support for the SOULCALIBUR community.
This time, they have given us three, yes three, collector's editions for SC6 for the Xbox One. Yes, I'm sure by now, all you already have your copies of SC6 and have been playing furiously since October. However, that doesn't mean you managed to get your hands on a collector's edition, with it's beautiful Sophitia statue. Last month's contest was a test of skill (congratulations to @IvantheTerrible for his win); but this month's contest will be a test of creativity!
What do we want to see? It's simple, Show us your best create-a-soul characters. You can include them in the comments as screenshots or videos on youtube. At the end of the month, the moderation team here at 8WAYRUN will review all the entries and pick out our top 3 favorites!