Vaal Summon Skeletons, New Microtransactions and First Ambush Atziri Kill

Another new Vaal gem in content update 1.1.1 is the Vaal Summon Skeletons skill. Here's a teaser screenshot showing what was spawned with one use of the skill. There are also two new cosmetic microtransactions in 1.1.1: Arctic Ice Nova Skill Effect and
Guardian Mask Helmet Skin.

Our first Ambush Atziri kill occurred today, just over a week into the new challenge leagues! The user who got the kill, Mathil, posted his gear. As you can see, it relies more on character build and playskill than on mirror-worthy items. Mathil will win one of the 50 special Vaal-themed microtransactions set aside for the first people to kill Atziri and her guardians in Ambush. There are also 50 for players in Invasion. The artists are almost finished with that microtransaction - it's just missing its blood effect. Here's a work-in-progress picture. Note that we're not selling this one - it's only available to the first people who complete this challenge.

Just a quick reminder - ten of our developers will be in San Francisco next week for GDC. If you're around on Sunday March 16th and want to meet up, we'll be hosting a fan meetup in the mid afternoon. Email me at chris@grindinggear.com if you'd like to receive details once they're finalised.

There will be a surprise tomorrow.
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Last edited by Zakizdaman on March 13, 2014 5:04 AM
When do you all get home? I'm betting you guys are feeling a little tired by now. :-)
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There will be a surprise tomorrow.


Why must you torture me!
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Ambush IGN: AmbushedByDongers
Question: Are you guys currently working on any new skill gems? I don't mean vaal skills, I mean original skills. Just wondering.
I wonder if Hillock-Senpai will notice me when I go to town??
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