New players or returning, skilled or casual, welcome to Vainshame.com! This article is the second in a series dedicated to helping new players plug in to the vast Vainglory community or guiding veteran players who are looking to take that next step. The specific topic of interest in this article are community assets, or places around the web that exist to help further your knowledge of the game and represent yourself as a skilled player.
As the Vainglory community grows, more and more talent finds its way to the forefront. Innovation abounds, and creative people are taking their creative brains and doing creative things! Fan sites, news collectives, downright funny content creators, all things that have been steadily flowing into the Vainglory family. This post is a non-comprehensive guide to some of the most useful and entertaining Vainglory fan-creations on the Internet. So buckle in, prepare your bookmark folder, and let’s get started.
Shatter the Vain is a podcast hosted by Chicago native and podcast enthusiast Brad Chemlewski (@beerad, @shatterthevain). Episodes are usually released Sunday on a weekly basis and typically feature a member of the community as a co-commentator. Shatter the Vain is dedicated to discussing the current events within the Vainglory community, so it is a great spot for news, hot strategies, and commentary on updates and events. Find more information at http://www.shatterthevain.com/
The Fold Podcast
The Fold Podcast (@thefoldpodcast) is co-hosted by Chuck and Justin, Vainglory enthusiasts. Known for their antics and their love of Big/Little (RIP), the conversation on The Fold Podcast is always lively and entertaining. Chuck and Justin do a great job staying on top of current events and providing illuminating discussion about changes to, you guessed it, The Fold. Find more information at http://www.thefoldpodcast.com/
When it comes to Vainglory news sources, the team at BrokenMyth.net is leading the way. Engaging editorials, VIPL breakdowns, accurate analysis and breaking news recaps are just some of the things you can find on the BrokenMyth.net site. You can find more information about BrokenMyth.net here: http://www.brokenmyth.net/
VaingloryWorld is the first dedicated Vainglory social network, and is currently developing a mobile interface for those who are more inclined to use that format. VaingloryWorld aims to give you the tools to make communication and collaboration easy and successful, and help players find community and each other. The interface is smooth and minimalistic, meaning that it’s easy to navigate. New players are constantly joining, and the future of VaingloryWorld looks bright. Find more information here: http://www.vaingloryworld.com/
Okay, I know. Duh. But seriously, Twitter is a phenomenal resource for breaking news, constant Vainglory conversation and direct lines to the team at SEMC themselves! Plus there’s tons of media and comedy accounts purposed to entertain you, a few of which I’m going to feature later. All of these are good reasons to join the Twitter community! Create an account for free here: http://twitter.com/signup/
XMaveric has done a wonderful job of putting together a website full of Vainglory tools, from Exceptions’ Ultimate Bravery generator to DragonBorne28’s Vainglory build calculator. He keeps it updated and it looks plain gorgeous, find more information here: http://www.killthestreamer.org/
As a bonus, here are some great Vainglory accounts to follow when you create a new account:
- @hallu_salato, Vainglory art and chibis
- @vaingloryprobs, Vainglory memes and comedy
- @mintmix_, Vainglory art
- @R4GE_VG, Rage
- @vainshame, Shameless self plug