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Frogdice named 9th best company to work for in Lexington, KY

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Wow! What an honor!

20 Best Companies To Work For In Lexington, KY

All the great things that make Lexington home to thousands of families and individuals also make it a haven for job searchers of all stripes, some looking for the very first time, others seeking a change of pace, and others still who are desperately calling every business they can find and hoping that their next big interview will be “the one.”

But there are new companies springing up across the Lexington area all the time, and this begs an important question for job searchers: which companies are the best for employees to work for?

We were curious, so, we hand-curated a list of the best companies to work for headquartered in and around Lexington, KY using data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

 

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Lexington named 6th best city to be a game developer.

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Lexington named 6th best city in the US to be a game developer, and Frogdice was one of two local studios mentioned!

“Lexington boasts the 26th best cost of living and 21st best mean salary for software developers making it a comfortable place to live for those with jobs. However, competition may be tougher in Lexington than in other cities on the list as there are only six game development studios in town, such as Frogdice and SuperSoul.”

Woo Hoo!

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Stash 1 year Anniversary Celebration

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Celebrating 1 year since the game’s official launch on Steam:

Thursday (Sep 13) through Tuesday (Sep 18):

  • +50% to all XP – combat, crafting, gathering, farming, trapping.
  • Huge Party XP Boost – +220/330/440/550/660%
  • +2 resources in every node.
  • Double Shard of Primordium world drop chance.
  • Double Clan Prestige & Random Incense Global Gifts to Clans
  • XP Tick – Earn XP every few minutes just for being online.

1 Year Anniversary Party

Saturday, September 15

TIME: 10pm EDT – ???

  • Party Favor: 18 slot pack for everyone online at a random time during the party.
  • Random Prize Drawings.
  • Developer (Snarlax) AMA!

Sidekick/Mentor System

This new system allows players of any level/level-range to group together. Have fun!

Definitions:

  • Party Level = the level of the highest player in a party
  • Character Level = the level of any specific character in the party

How it Works:

Ability Power Boost:

Your character’s Ability Power (AP) is boosted by what % your Character Level is below Party Level. (Maximum Boost: +300%). All abilities, attacks, and heals use AP to calculate the magnitude of effectiveness.

Example:

  • Party Level: 30
  • Sidekick character’s level: 12
  • Party level is 150% higher than the sidekick.
  • Sidekick’s AP is boosted +150%.

Damage Received Reduction:

Any time a character takes damage, they only receive the amount that is their Character Level’s % of the Party Level. This is capped at 25%

Example:

  • Party Level: 40
  • Character level: 10
  • Character Level is 25% that of the Party Level.
  • DMG Received: 25%

Sidekick’s do not receive additional class abilities. The boosts happen behind the scenes – you will not see them on your character sheet.

Link to Stash on Steam:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/466660

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[Stash] Summer Celebration Weekend

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We want EVERYONE on this weekend, so we’ve put together the biggest event ever in the history of Stash. It is so big it has to start Thursday and go through Tuesday!

10,000 Medallion Daily Random Drawing – At a random time between 6pm and 11pm EDT every night, a random character will be chosen to receive 10,000 Medallions. The winner will be given 15 minutes to speak up and claim the full prize. If they remain afk, they still receive half the prize (5,000 Medallions).

Celebration Boosts:

  • +25% to all XP – combat, crafting, gathering, farming, trapping.
  • Huge Party XP Boost – +220/330/440/550/660% (+110% higher than ever before).
  • +2 resources in every node.
  • Double Shard of Primordium world drop chance.
  • Double Clan Prestige & Random Incense Global Gifts to Clans
  • XP Tick – Earn XP every few minutes just for being online.

SATURDAY SUPER BOOST – July 28 – 4pm to 4am EDT

Amplification of some of the Celebration Boosts:

  • +100% to all XP – combat, crafting, gathering, farming, trapping.
  • Quadruple Clan Prestige
  • +3 resources in every node.


SNARLAX MEGA BOOST – ??? RANDOM ???

Snarlax will give out random awesome prizes and periodically boost any and all of the above. Watch discord and in-game chat for warnings when they are coming up!

Snarlax will always give out at least 1 additional bonus prize to active players only after the nightly 10,000 Medallion drawing.

Some will be global prizes that everyone online will receive. Some will be random challenges or contests.

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Stash Chrono Bundle

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Check out this cool special bundle off on Chrono.gg:

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FROGGACON 2018 – Aug 3-5

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FroggaCon is legal now! 18 years in a row we have hosted a summer get together for our players. This year it is back to its usual time (rather than early June last year). Join us for a weekend of fun, fandom, festivities, and foolishness!

http://forums.frogdice.com/showthread.php/9364-FroggaCon-2018-Official-Info

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[Threshold] Battlecards 2.0

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A LOOOOT of work has gone into the new version of Battlecards. I want to start with a preface, here, though.

Battlecards came out in 2009. Over the next couple of years I observed that Battlecards were not really being utilised and disappointed, I decided to turn off the drops. Then, at a ThreshCon, it was stated by a couple of people enough that they missed Battlecards and even Aristotle said that people had mentioned to him that they wanted the drops back.

To say the least, I was dubious. A lot of effort had gone into Battlecards, but, I do believe that a system is only as good as its use. If you’re not using it, I don’t see the need to maintain it. The game is littered with different ways in which people can divert themselves and if this isn’t being used, I don’t really see the point in maintaining it. But, I turned the drops back on. I even made a few enhancements to it. I created card shops where people can buy cards, card packs, level up their cards, even, at the sorberus. I guess people started using them a bit more, but I don’t really grasp that they see much use, at least not in terms of the investment put into them.

I thought about this for some time and a couple of aspects that I considered may be a bit of a drawback were that they were somewhat static and also 1v1 may not always be fun, particularly when you have a group of 6 people in a room and you’re always waiting for a duel to complete before you can participate. So, I thought some more on how I might solve those two problems and borne of those two features of the existing game, I set out to recode the game, virtually from scratch and the results are nearly here.

Battlecards 2.0 features a richer customisation of your cards; more standardisation across the cards; all card rarities are now available because, while previously a rarity only existed if an ability of feature was coded for it, now all rarities have the same abilities; you can still solo player or be a member of a team play (team sizes: 2-4); and in the future there will be the ability for clans to bank cards and raid other clans for honor.

The following document, I feel, is mostly complete overview of the new cards and what they look like, as well as what features are available. Please take a look and feel free to comment on this thread.

LINK: http://bit.ly/ThreshBattlecards

GAMEPLAY: https://youtu.be/cqcz5y4mGxA

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STASH: winner of Taco Bell’s “Feed the Beta” best indie game competition.

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Feed-the-Beta-Award

We are excited to announce that STASH was chosen as a winner of Taco Bell’s 2017 “Feed the Beta” best indie game competition!

https://www.feedthebeta.com/

But the most exciting part of this is the help from Taco Bell promoting Stash and our launch.

We have access to a private forum with a group of gaming media and marketing experts they have gathered to help the winners promote their games. This includes media, twitch streamers, and youtubers with some pretty big audiences.

It is exciting and validating to have STASH chosen as a top indie game. The help they will give us promoting the game will really be huge. The toughest thing about indie game development is getting the word out. This should be a big boost in that area.

Wheee………

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Visiting other BOOs, Titles, More Newspapers, Leaderboard Rewards, and more!

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Main new features in this update:

  • Turn timer setting (from party window you can change the time allowed to make your turn decision)
  • Titles
  • New Newspapers
  • Automatic Leaderboard Rewards
  • BOO Visitor Access (use the /friends command from command line for now)
  • Tons of bug fixes. RSI, world encounters, and more!
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Stashgiving = Thanksgiving on Stash!

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Join us for Stashgiving to celebrate Stash’s first Thanksgiving weekend!

BEGINS: Wednesday, November 23rd (~4pm EST)

UNTIL: Monday, November 28th (~11am EST)

  • +25% XP – Combat, Crafting, and Gathering XP
  • Double Party XP Bonus – Based on party size: 2: +40% xp / 3: +80% xp / 4: +120% xp / 5: +160% xp / 6: +220% xp
  • Double resource drops from nodes.
  • Pumpkin Pie: Delicious holiday food item that will randomly drop from all mob types. Max Health and Mana healing possible for level, and trains all stats!
  • Chat 2.0 – Revamped chat system with tons of new features (clickable links, emotes, and more)
  • Rolling Stone Inn – a social gathering place in Askagard with a magical hearth that provides health and mana regeneration.
  • Leaderboards – the debut of leaderboards that allow you to compete in many categories (level, crafting, gathering, and more) for all time, monthly, and weekly!

And a very special, 2 hour event during Stashgiving:

Saturday Night Stash

Saturday, November 26 from 8pm to 10pm EST.

The primary goal of this event is to get a lot of people online at the same time to get to know each other, make friends, invite people to clans, and meet people you can party with. We know this time doesn’t work for people in every time zone, but no time would so we are going with a known popular time for this first experiment.

WE WILL DEFINITELY DO EVENTS IN THE FUTURE AT DIFFERENT DAYS/TIMES FOR PEOPLE OF ALL TIME ZONES!

For this first, experimental SNS, this is what we have planned:

  • Giant Riding Pokka – Just for attending the event you will receive this unique mount that is 300% speed.
  • Stash Development Roadmap – I will share the roadmap for upcoming development on Stash. What’s coming next? What’s coming over the next few weeks?
  • Developer Q&A – Ask questions and we will do our best to answer.
  • Meet Your Fellow Players – This is probably the most important thing about this event.
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