fifa15guide | Overwatch increasing punishments for naughtiness

fifa15guide | Overwatch increasing punishments for naughtiness

Asses, blaggards, bleeders, blighters, bounders, brutes, cads, cheats, fannies, jackasses, jagoffs, jeb ends, knaves, loudmouths, ne’er-do-wells, nobheads, nuisances, prats, pricks, rascals, radges, rats, reprobates, rogues, rotters, and scoundrels beware: Blizzard are increasing punishments in Overwatch [official site].

“Play nice; play fair” is one of their main rules, they say, and flipping flipfaces are spoiling things. So from now on, they’re increasing penalties for bad behaviour, and they’re planning to expand their disciplinary systems. One such planned change is issuing notifications for when people you’ve reported get punished. Internet justice!

Blizzard community manager Stephanie ‘Lylirra’ Johnson said in yesterday’s post:

“We believe that our in-game reporting and player penalty system is one of our most important features, and it’s something we want to invest in significantly over the next year. To this end, effective immediately, we will be issuing increased penalties to players in response to verified reports of bad behavior. In Overwatch, that means anything from abusive chat, harassment, in-game spam, match inactivity (being intentionally AFK), and griefing. If you see someone engaging in any of these types of behaviors, report them. Players in violation will be silenced, suspended, or even banned from the game as a result.”

That’s already started, and more’s to come.

“We know that making Overwatch a truly welcoming environment is an ongoing process, and this is only the first step. Over the next several months, we have plans to make additional improvements based on your feedback, including scaling competitive season bans, a notification system that will alert you when a player you’ve reported is actioned, and functionality that will allow us to more aggressively penalize players who attempt to abuse the in-game reporting tool.”

Don’t be jerks, gang.

fifa15guide – Eight win through from Los Angeles

  • 32 gamers in action at the Season 3 Americas Regional Final in Los Angeles
  • Eight advanced from the two-day event to the FIWC 2017 Grand Final
  • The remaining places will be filled at the inaugural FICWC on 5 August

Los Angeles welcomed the 32 best gamers from Season 3 in the Americas on Friday and Saturday, with eight of them winning through from the regional final to the FIWC 2017 Grand Final.

Qualifiers for London: 
Playstation 4
“LucasRep_98” (Brazil)
“Rein10” (Mexico)
“Nicolas99FC” (Argentina)
“Zezinho23XX” (Brazil)

Xbox One
“Roma Aman” (USA)
“Janoz CFI” (Mexico)
“Filthyp94” (Canada)
“Epsilon Joey” (USA)

“Nicolas99FC” and “NYC_Didychrislito” dominated proceedings in Group 1 on day one of the competition, going unbeaten in all their games, as did “Elpoderosorafa” in Group 2. The day’s biggest points winner, however, was “Epsilon Joey”, who impressed in scoring six wins and suffering just the one defeat.

On day two, the 16 qualifiers from the group phase fought it out in the knockout stage, with the winners of the eight two-legged ties each securing a coveted ticket for London.

A finalist at the regional final in Miami, “LucasRep_98” of Brazil got the better of the much-feared “NYC_Didychrislito” in an exciting duel in the Playstation division.  

Enjoying an altogether easier passage to London were “Rein10” and “Nicolas99FC”, who respectively beat “Impacto_Moorgado” and “Jko1707” without too much trouble. 

Over in the Xbox division, veteran gamer “Janoz CFI” made his big-tournament experience count against “XX Benz XX”, while “Epsilon Joey” continued his impressive season with a hard-fought defeat of “I Spiderkong I”. 

What’s next? 
We now know 30 of the 32 gamers who will fight it out at the FIWC 2017 Grand Final. The last two slots will be filled at the inaugural FIFA Interactive Club World Cup (FICWC), to be held in London on 5 August.

Sergio Romero signs new deal to keep him at Manchester United until 2021 on fifa15guide

Jose Mourinho chats with Julie Stewart-Binks about Man United’s win against LA Galaxy, Lukaku’s debut and Ashley Cole.

Sergio Romero has signed a new long-term deal at Manchester United.

The Argentina international goalkeeper was set to be out of contract next summer, but will now stay until at least 2021. He helped United win the Europa League last season, starting both legs of the semifinal against Celta Vigo and the final against Ajax in Stockholm.

He is set to compete with David De Gea and youngster Joel Pereira next season.

De Gea has again been linked with a move to Real Madrid, two years after his proposed move to the Bernabeu collapsed at the last minute.

Romero said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Who wouldn’t want to be at the biggest club in the world?

“We have great goalkeepers here and we are always learning from each other. Of course, it was a very proud moment for me and my family to be part of the Europa League final, and I am looking forward to helping the team build on last season’s success in 2017-18.”

Mourinho added: “Sergio is a great goalkeeper and professional. He had a good season and outstanding performances, especially in our Europa League success. Sergio deserves his contract, and for Manchester United to have Sergio and David is amazing in such an important role.”

Romero will get his first action of preseason against Real Salt Lake on Monday evening in Utah.

Argentina’s No. 1 was reduced to a watching brief as United’s preseason tour kicked off with a 5-2 win at the Los Angeles Galaxy but has been promised a half in their second match.

“In the second match, David does not play,” Mourinho said earlier in the week.

“We play the kid [Joel Pereira] for 45 and Romero for 45. The third match against Man City, we don’t play Joel. We will play David for 45 and Romero for 45.”

Information from Press Association Sport was used in this report.

Rob is ESPN FC’s Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.

Mexico narrowly advance as Group C winners; El Salvador, Jamaica through on fifa15guide

Angel Sepulveda celebrates after scoring for Mexico in their Group C finale against Curacao.

Mexico hung on for a nervy 2-0 victory against already-eliminated Curacao to win Group C in its Gold Cup round-robin finale on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas.

Coming off a lackluster 0-0 draw with Jamaica in its second group match, Mexico were in need of a good showing and three points in order to top Group C.

And after a slow start in the first 20 minutes — that included two quality chances for Curacao — Mexico finally scored a goal with Angel Sepulveda’s perfect header at the far post from a Raul Lopez cross.

Sepulveda had a chance at his second just before the half-hour mark, settling a poor Curacao clearance and lashing a line-drive volley that Eloy Room did well to save.

Curacao opened the second half on the front foot, with Aston Villa’s Leandro Bacuna going close with a headed shot in the 53nd minute.

Jesus Corona then faced a flurry of activity in the 55th minute, denying Bacuna from close range before just tipping a volley from the rebound over the bar.

Mexico substitute Elias Hernandez had two chances to double his team’s lead, but a right-footed shot in the 81st minute and a close-range header shortly after were both turned away by Room, who was stellar in the Curacao goal.

Edson Alvarez sealed the win for Mexico in second-half stoppage time, collecting a loose ball in the Curacao area and calmly slotting home past Room to secure the points and top spot in the group.

Mexico will face Honduras in the quarterfinals on Thursday night in Glendale, Arizona.

Nelson Bonilla celebrates after scoring a goal in El Salvador’s 1-1 draw with Jamaica.

Jamaica and El Salvador are both through to the knockout rounds after playing to a 1-1 draw ahead of the Mexico match.

El Salvador — needing at least a point to book passage to the quarterfinals — had the perfect start when Ruben Marroquin opened up the Jamaica defense with a perfect through ball and Nelson Bonilla finished from a tight angle to make it 1-0 early.

Derby Carrillo saved Jamaica’s best chance of the first half in the 37th minute, diving low and to his right to deny Romario Williams from close range from a Alvas Powell cross.

Andre Blake had a crucial save of his own in the 60th minute, reacting quickly to a crushing, left-footed shot from Rodolfo Zelaya to keep the Reggae Boyz within a goal.

Four minutes later, Jamaica were back on level terms from a Darren Mattocks penalty that beat Carrillo after Narciso Orellana was whistled for handball and shown a yellow card.

The result, combined with Mexico’s win, means Jamaica finish second in the group and puts El Salvador through as one of the best third-place finishers.

Donnarumma, Raiola set to meet with AC Milan despite claims of social hack – fifa15guide.net

With the saga of Gianluigi Donnarumma’s AC Milan future in question, Gab Marcotti looks at how the club can keep him around.
Alejandro Moreno believes the fault lies with AC Milan regarding Gianluigi Donnarumma’s contract situation.
The FC panel answer your tweets on Dani Alves and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s futures and the Gianluigi Donnarumma fallout.

Agent Mino Raiola has confirmed he and Gianluigi Donnarumma will meet with AC Milan to discuss a new contract following the goalkeeper’s participation at the Under-21 Euros, ending a day’s worth of confusion on social media which led to the player claiming one of his accounts had been hacked.

The coveted goalkeeper stated earlier this month he would not be extending his contract with the club, sparking an angry reaction from some Milan fans to both the player and Raiola.

After the news was announced, fans at the European Under-21 Championship threw fake dollar bills at the Italy keeper during a game against Denmark.

And on Sunday afternoon, Donnarumma tweeted his support for Raiola amid reports in Italy that he was ready to part company with his representative by writing: “#Donnarumma #Raiola Yesterday, today and tomorrow!”

But the 18-year-old later appeared to use his Instagram account to apologise for the “uproar” the tweet caused, and stated he would meet with the San Siro club after the U21 Euros to discuss a new deal.

“Today my tweet sparked a real uproar, which I did not wish to create, so for that I apologise,” the post said.

Gianluigi Donnarumma stated earlier this month that he would not be renewing his AC Milan deal.

“I wish to reiterate my absolute love for Milan and its fans. Now all that’s in my mind is the national team, with whom I hope to give a gift to all the supporters.

“My promise is that, as soon as the [U21] Euros are finished, I will meet the club along with my family and my agent to discuss my renewal.”

His account was disabled soon after the message was posted, and Donnarumma returned to Twitter to announce it had been hacked, with Raiola also tweeting: “DONNARAIOLA x HATERS 1-0. What’s next?”

However, Raiola was back on Twitter to clear up the confusion not long after, finally confirming that he and Donnarumma would, in fact, be meeting with Milan after the tournament.

Raiola wrote: “Tweets’ between me and Gigi are tweets of friendship.

“After Euros we’ll meet Milan. Now Nazionale is important.”

Last week, Milan coach Vincenzo Montella visited Donnarumma’s family in an attempt to convince Gianluigi, who has been linked with both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, to stay.

Montella held talks with Donnarumma’s parents, and the player’s father, Alfonso, told La Gazzetta dello Sport he believed the situation would calm down.

“I hope that all the massive media interest in this ends soon,” he said.

“We parents are not influencing Gigio’s decision in the slightest — we just hope he gets what is best for him and what makes him happy.”

Follow @ESPNFC on Twitter to keep up with the latest football updates.

Legacy of Discord New Trailer Highlights Revolutionary Update on fifa15guide

Action RPG Legacy of Discord – Furious Wings just released a brand new trailer for its long-awaited in-game flying system “Sky Fantasy”, which is scheduled to be released tomorrow. The massive update adds a completely new way to play the game and makes LoD one of the first ARPG’s that allows players to battle in the air!

 

In the trailer, the hero Bladedancer resolutely leaps from a cliff to face the new challenges that are coming. Wearing a full suit of dazzling armor, he flies over a sinister dark forest with the aid of his new SkyWings.
 
The trailer gives fans a glimpse of what “Sky Fantasy” is all about: A new way to play the game that lets players equip elaborate SkyWings and engage in epic aerial combat.
 
Players who have reached level 50 or above can immediately join the aerial battlefield. There are 4 different modes to experience, including Flying Tutorial, Aerial Boss, Sky Chests and Sky Scenario. Glory and riches await those who can master the new SkyWings and rule the air!

Legacy of Discord New Trailer Highlights Revolutionary Update on fifa15guide
Following the worldwide launch in November 2017, Legacy of Discord has topped mobile charts in over 30 countries. With 9 major updates and numerous small content patches since launch, the world of Legacy of Discord has grown immensely with new  game modes, new items like equipment sets and mounts, and neverending events that continuously reward players for playing.
 
“The battlefield is always changing, and this time we are letting players take their conquest to the skies,” says the development team. “We had this concept planned for a long time and we’re very happy to finally let all our players experience aerial combat. It was a lot of work, as every aspect of the new system, such as aerial battle arenas, equipment and skills, all had to be designed or changed to fit the flying system. We hope players will enjoy Sky Fantasy and the SkyWings as much as we did designing it!”
 
Besides the trailer, GTarcade is also running a variety of Facebook events for the players, including a Youtube video contest titled “I Believe I Can Fly – LoD YouTube Stars Wanted” that will run for 6 weeks.All participants have the chance to winsome exciting rewards!
 
The in-game flying system “Sky Fantasy” is coming to Legacy of Discord on June 20th!
 
Additional Information:
Try out Legacy of Discord – Furious Wings by visiting the following link:
http://lod.gtarcade.com/
For the latest news and updates, follow Legacy of Discord – Furious Wings at:
https://www.facebook.com/LegacyOfDiscordFW
Check out the forums at:
http://community.gtarcade.com/forum.php?gid=309

fifa15guide – Tale of Toast, First Impressions Of The MMORPG With Hardcore PvP

In development for nearly 3 years now by a team of only two people, Tale of Toast is an upcoming open world MMORPG with hardcore PvP mechanics that goes back to the first steps of the genre, when dying actually meant something. I’ve had the chance to try it out this weekend, and here is what I thought of it.
 
Everything starts with the creation of your first character (players being able to have up to three per account at the moment). The character creation system, while rather simple, was quite entertaining for me to toy with. Players are given a chibi character and are able to customize multiple characteristics, including hairstyle, hair color, the shape and color of eyes, and even the gender and color of the wisp that will accompany them throughout their epic.
 

fifa15guide - Tale of Toast, First Impressions Of The MMORPG With Hardcore PvP

One thing that I enjoyed is the fact that colors are not predetermined. Instead of having a set of colors to choose from, you can drag a color bar from right to left until you find one you like, adjusting the brightness as you see fit. The character creation is, however, limited to the choice of a gender, physical characteristics and a name. There is currently only one playable race (chibi humans), and Tale of Toast does not have classes per se.
 
Which brings us to the gameplay of this title. As soon as your character is created and logged into the world, you are free to roam the world and pick among the various available activities to occupy your time. While combat will be an obvious choice, there are also gathering Trade Skills like mining, botany or fishing, as well as crafting Trade Skills like carpentry, tailoring, blacksmithing, cooking, alchemy, among others, to choose from. There is no tutorial in the game at the moment, so you will be left to your own accords when it comes to figuring out gathering and crafting, although the community is quite eager to help new players and you can simply ask for information in the world chat.
 

fifa15guide - Tale of Toast, First Impressions Of The MMORPG With Hardcore PvP

From then on, the progression of your character will be determined by the activities you practice, and what you decide to use your stat and skill points on. Yes, hardcore fans of the genre can rejoice, Tale of Toast allows you to completely customize your stats build (both with points earned as you level up and through gear), and skills. The latter, however, still needs some work since all the skills currently available require players to put points in the “magic” stat. This is most likely for convenience at the moment since the game is still in Alpha, and the developers will most likely separate the skills available and assign them to the correct stat, so for now we’ll just have to make do. As you can see in the screenshot above, while my character looks like a mixed built, it is actually melee. I had to put 15 points into magic to gain access to melee focused skills.
 

fifa15guide - Tale of Toast, First Impressions Of The MMORPG With Hardcore PvP

And as mentioned above, Tale of Toast does not feature classes. The stat build choosen and armor worn are what will determine your role. "Tanks" will want stats in Defense and Health, "Archers" will want any combination of stats that include Ranged, while "Mages" and "Healers" will want their Magic stat as high as possible.

Trade skills, on the other hand, are already well implemented (although some improvements such as drop rate buffs would be welcome). Each trade skill has a specific tool assigned (with the exception of Botany that uses two, a shovel and a hatchet), and can only be used if you have the right tool equipped. Moreover, crafting will require to have the tool equiped, AND to be near the designated workstation. That means that you will want to carry a bunch of tools on your at all times, if you do not want to accumulate trips to the banker (although it may be safer to do so). Recipes also need to be bought for nearly everything other than the base crafts, which adds more depth to the Trade Skills (selling your crafts to earn gold and unlock more recipes). Moreover, players that decide to focus on trade skills will also receive experience points, allowing them to level up their characters, albeit at a somewhat slower rate. That way, even full-time miners and blacksmiths will have no issue defending themselves from attacks by other players. 
 
Which brings us to the last point, and one of the main focus of the game, the PvP. The first town in the game, Brightwyn, is the only truly safe town of the game (although each town also has a cemetary where players respawn after dying). No one can attack you there, and you can’t attack anyone. Beyond that point however, and once you reach level 5, always consider the risk of being attacked. While the other towns and cities do have NPC guards that patrol to defend players from attacks, they tend to move about quite a lot and won't always be there to protect you. Regardless, its a deterrent, since attacking players in a town means taking the risk of losing everything you in your inventory. Players that are crafting should be especially careful as that leaves them vulnerable to attacks. I personally went back to Brightwyn whenever I crafted rare metals like mithril. The main incentive for players to PvP is that upon death, your character drops most (if you are attacked) or all (if you initiated the attack) of your inventory and equipped items.
 

fifa15guide - Tale of Toast, First Impressions Of The MMORPG With Hardcore PvP

Conclusion

Despite a few bugs that are to be expected with an Alpha build and various things that still need to be included/adjusted, Tale of Toast was a really entertaining experience, and I even found myself playing for more than 24hrs over this weekend. Definitely a game to keep an eye on.

Thanks to Stray for corrections

MapleStory Teases New Playable Character Class Kadena on fifa15guide

MapleStory Teases New Playable Character Class Kadena on fifa15guide MapleStory was released in 2003 and in the past 14 years the chibi-style side-scrolling MMO kept bringing in new content to maintain a stable player base. On July 6 the Korean version will introduce in another new playable character Kadena in the Nova update. Kadena is a highly mobile classs wields a metal chain. He's able to deal a large amount of AoE damage. More details will be revealed later.

MapleStory Teases New Playable Character Class Kadena on fifa15guide

fifa15guide – FUT 17 Bundesliga TOTS – German (Team of the Season)

FIFA 17 Bundesliga TOTS

FIFA 17 Bundesliga TOTS

The FIFA 17 Ultimate Team German Bundesliga TOTS has finally been revealed! The Team of the Season features standout players from the German Bundesliga. This squad will be available to you in FUT packs from 6pm UK Time, on May 26th, up until 6pm (UK time), on June 2nd, 2017.

Check out all the top players who made the final cut below and let us know if you think this was indeed the best possible group of players that deserved a TOTS. There’s no Vidal or Boateng which is a shame.

Starting Lineup (11)

  • GK: Manuel Neuer – FC Bayern (Germany) – Germany
  • RB: Lukasz Piszczek –  Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – Poland
  • LM: Sead Kolasinac – Schalke 04 (Germany) – Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • CB:  Mats Hummels – FC Bayern (Germany) – Germany
  • CB: Niklas Sule – TSG Hoffenheim (Germany) – Germany
  • RM: Ousamane Dembele – Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – France
  • CM: Thiago –  FC Bayern (Germany) – Spain
  • LM: Emil Forsberg –  RB Leipzig (Germany) – Sweden
  • CM: Naby Keita – RB Leipzig (Germany) – Guinea
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski – FC Bayern (Germany) – Poland
  • ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – Gabon

Substitutes Bench

  • GK: Oliver Baumann – TSG Hoffenheim (Germany) – Germany
  • RB: Philipp Lahm –  FC Bayern (Germany) – Germany
  • CB: Willi Orban – RB Leipzig (Germany) – Germany
  • RM: Arjen Robben – FC Bayern (Germany) – Holland
  • LM: Vincenzo Grifo – SC Freiburg (Germany) – Italy
  • ST: Anthony Modeste – 1. FC Koln (Germany) – France
  • ST: Timo Werner – RB Leipzig (Germany) – Germany

Reserves

  • LB: Marvin Plattenhardt – Hertha BSC (Germany) – Germany
  • CAM: Marco Fabian – Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) – Mexico
  • LM: Raphael Guerreiro –  Borussia Dortmund (Germany) – Portugal
  • ST: Max Kruse – SV Werder Bremen (Germany) – Germany
  • CF: Lars Stindl – Borussia M’gladbach (Germany) – Germany

Make sure to leave a comment in the field designated at the footer of this page on who you packed if you managed to get a blue card from this league and stay tuned for more news each and every week regarding team of the season.

FIFA 17 Saudi League TOTS Revealed – fifa15guide.net

The FUT 17 Saudi League TOTS has officially been unveiled. The latest Team of the Season features standout players from the Saudi Arabian Abdul Latif Dawry Jameel League. Check out the full list of players who were included in the final cut below.

FIFA 17 Saudi League TOTS

FIFA 17 Saudi League TOTS

Starting Lineup (11)

  • GK: Abdullah Al Mayoof – Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • RB: Mohammed Al Buraik –  Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • CB: Osama Hawsawi – Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • CB:  Djamel Eddine Benlamri – Al Shabab (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • LB: Yasser Al Shahrani – Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • CAM: Carlos Eduardo – Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) – Brazil
  • LM: Nawaf Al Abed –  Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • CAM: Carlos Villanueva –  Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) – Chile
  • LM: Kahraba – Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) – Egypt
  • ST: Omar Al Soma – Al Ahli (Saudi Arabia) – Syria
  • ST: Ismaël Bangoura – Al Raed (Saudi Arabia) – Guinea

Substitutes Bench

  • GK: Fawaz Al Qarni – Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • CB: Motaz Hawsawi – Al Ahli (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • CB: Mohammed Al Fatil – Al Ahli (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • LB: Hassan Kadish Mahbub – Al Ettifaq (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • LM: Bismark – Al Qadisiyah (Saudi Arabia) – Brazil
  • CDM: Taisir Al Jassim – Al Ahli (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • ST: Mukhtar Fallata – Al Wehda (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia

Reserves Squad

  • LM: Sultan Ali Al Sawadi – Al Raed (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • CAM: Mohamed Kanno – Al Ettifaq (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia
  • CDM: Victor Ayala –  Al Nassr (Saudi Arabia) – Paraguay
  • ST: Ahmed Akaichi –  Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) – Tunisia
  • ST: Léo Bonatini – Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) – Brazil

Let us know if you manage to pack any of these rare blue team of the season cards in the comments box at the bottom of this page. More TOTS news to follow throughout the month of June.