New TLBB Community Website Launched!

9 03 2011

Greetings Kung Fu Warriors!

This week ChangYou.com is pleased to announce the launch of its newly re-vamped TLBB Community Website. Here you will find an all-new Game Guide, an upgraded Media Section, and enhanced Community features including a brand-new fansite kit.

If you’re new to TLBB you might like to first check out our Get­ting Star­ted sec­tion. Here you will find all the inform­a­tion you need to know to help you get star­ted, from game Install­a­tion to Enter­ing the Game World for the first time.

TLBB Class Mounts

For a deeper look at TLBB and the fant­astic vari­ety it offers, you might like to visit the Classes sec­tion. Here you will find detailed descrip­tions of each of TLBB’s nine classes, along with ded­ic­ated pages list­ing the Class Skills of each class ran­ging from the deadly Assas­sin class, to the regal Roy­alty class and the self­less Lotus Order.

For more advanced fea­tures, then please see our selec­tion of guides ran­ging from the TLBB Guild Sys­tem to the Rela­tion­ship Sys­tem, and Player vs Player.

While we hope to have covered the vast major­ity of fea­tures you will encounter dur­ing your time play­ing TLBB, there is a whole wealth of fur­ther con­tent avail­able to you as cre­ated by our diverse and bur­geon­ing community. To find fur­ther inform­a­tion on TLBB, please visit the community-​run TLBB Wiki. Altern­at­ively, why not visit the TLBB Com­munity For­ums.

Happy Gam­ing!

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The class specialities

11 10 2010

The TLBB fighting styles vary between all of the classes – Pyromancer, Lotus, Minstrel, Shaolin, Beggars, Royalty, VooDoo, Assassin and Taoist.

Each of these schools of Kung Fu represent a different Martial Arts philosophy growing from the uniqueness of their heritage and the history that has made its adepts the warriors that they are.

Choosing your class is the first and by far the most important decision you will make at the very beginning of your time in the TLBB world (level 10). Whichever class you pledge allegiance will shape the rest of your adventure and determine your role in teams and guilds.

There is not right or wrong answer to this one as all classess are balanced and have their strenghts and weaknesses so it’s entirely up to your individual playstyle preferences which one should be your choice.

What is your emphasis when you play…

Supportive magic, and a lot of it while being able to withstand magical onsloughts are the traits of both the trap setting VooDoo and the healing Lotus.

Pyromancer is the Kung Fu class heaily relying on dealing close combat damage!

If you want to easily brush off enemy attacks than Shaolin is the monastery that you should sign up for.

f you favour powerful ranged attacks Taoist should be your main class interest…

Defence against critical blows and accurate punches are both abilities mastered by all Royalty fighters, while Beggars  and Minstrel hold their grownd with the hgih dexterity of their fighting moves.

Which hero are you? The damage absorbing Shaolin tank or team supporting Lotus healer?





Get an Emerald Dragon mount!

28 09 2010

It’s your chance to ride the Emerald Dragon!

Players who exchange a minimum of 100 Tokens (or more) for the first time between the 22nd of September and 19th of October, 2010, will receive a Level 3 Ruby (stuff bag) and an Emerald Dragon mount (item bag) to go with it!

Auspicious Sun (66, 39) will automatically give these items along with the riding skill to use this rare mount for players to show off their new addition.

emerald dragon screenshot

Please note that this is a special, one-off event and the mount is not available for purchase in the token shop or obtainable anywhere in game.

This will happen only once, and only during the event period – 22nd September to 19th October so not to miss your opportunity buy any ammount of tokens now! (Tip: if you buy €5 worth you will get extra 20% tokens as a bonus!)





60 Second Interview with the Mount Illustrator

16 08 2010

Illustrator Tengfei Wu gives his account on TLBB’s Trusty and Visually Spectacular Mount Designs

Please introduce yourself and what you do at ChangYou.com:

My name’s Tengfei Wu, I’m 25 years old and I’ve worked as an illustrator now for over two years… I’m in charge of the TLBB project here.

‘Mounts’ are among the most popular features of TLBB. What inspires you when creating these fantasy creatures?

There are so many things that inspire me. From watching fantasy movies, to marine life and ancient legends that I might come across in museums or read about, it can be the smallest of things that trigger an idea in my head. With a creative mindset, I’m always aware of the little details surrounding me which I try to implement in TLBB.


Mounts are seen as a way of ‘showing off’ and getting around quickly. Do you take these two points into consideration when in the design process?

Both of them should be considered. I am more concerned about the visible result of the mounts and the cool appearance of them that satisfy the gamer’s needs rather than the ‘speed’ functionality which isn’t implemented until a later stage of the development process. On a design point of view however, illustrators will try to avoid the appearance of a slow mount, just because they are much cooler when they move quickly.

Some of the Mounts in TLBB are specifically designed for speed, others for looks, but each class boasts its own mount. How did you go about choosing the mount design for the specific classes?

When we design mounts for classes, we tend to know the features of the classes first. Knowing this makes it a smoother process when choosing the most suitable class mount. There’s no specific formula or reasoning behind the decision, we simply choose which we think will go best.

How much creative freedom do you have when designing these mounts? And how much of it follows a brief?

Most of the mounts are creative freedom. Some of the mounts are designed with the intention of meeting gamers’ needs but most of them are from our own creative brushes which are in line with the feel, look and story of the game.

For more about TLBB’s story, please visit: http://tlbb.eu.changyou.com


What was your biggest challenge when creating these mounts?

The biggest challenge is how to design different mounts, whilst meeting the gamers’ needs at the same time. In order for our players to be happy, we must listen to the community and what it is they want within the game. We also want to show the diversity of the game and create new and exciting visuals when it comes to future expansions and features. All these elements combined, give us a starting block and from thereon we begin to design mastery.

Which one are you most proud of and why?

The Yan beast has to be my personal favourite. It’s overbearing, strong without clumsiness and very hot tempered. Like me!

If you could choose one mount to convert into your real life mode of transport, which would it be?

I would choose the Phoenix or the Dragon so that I can fly from my home to the office without having to use the lift!

Thanks.

For more information, please visit the official TLBB website: http://tlbb.eu.changyou.com and for all discussions and giveaways, please visit the forum: http://tlbb.eu.changyou.com/forum/





Congratulations SteelSeries Gear Winners!

30 07 2010

Thank you everyone for taking part in the TLBB Survey 2010.

All your insights and opinions are very valued by us (you definitely gave us something to think about in the upcoming weeks)!

Congratulations also to all the winners we have selected among those who have taken part!

Nguyen Vu N.

Florin Tudora N.

Konrad Z.

Ionascu A.

Špela T.

Nout van K.

Marta Z.

Kristofer Neil M. E.

All of your prizes are in the post so expect your SteelSeries gaming gear to arrive soon.

It wasn’t easy to just let go of this fantastic gear though…

And we were literally fighting over it!

But alas justice has prevailed (with a little help from a brutal beating!) and the prizes could be packaged and sent off to the rightful owners…

ENJOY the new gaming gear and have fun in TLBB!





The Dragon Child – a TLBB story

29 07 2010

This is a short story written by a TLBB player about . Enjoy!

The Dragon Child by ShuLi





The First ever TLBB Connect

28 07 2010

If you ever wanted to become a true Kung-Fu legend and a player to be reckoned with on the Dragon server you NEED other’s support… and here is the perfect opportunity !

This meet-up is all about getting new friends and allies in game so you can take on even bigger challenges side by side with other powerful martial artists!

Today marks the first day of TLBB Connect and we saw a lot of people turning up and having a great time!

The atmosphere was lively to say the least! Appart from the normal pleasantries everyone was cracking jokes and aching for some event thrills.

We have held three events in total:

Question and Answer – I had 13 questions about the game (like where can you meet someone or what level do you have to be to do something) and the quickest one to answer would get a Luxury Blue Capsule (double exp item) – and quick they certainly were. Sometimes it was a matter of a second or just two to get an answer to questions like ” Where can you get Loquats?” or “Where can you meet a Crocosaur?”!

The love for the game – the participants were given an objective to form groups of 6 and using the overhead mood status spell out (each using one symbol) “I ❤ T L B B” – with chaos and confusion all around complete strangers managed to arrange themselves within seconds and it was a very tight race to form the phrase!  In the end one team prevailed and has happily set of in their new Life Force Fashions!

The bunny massacre! – everyone was given a task to bring me a male and a female white rabbit pet… and the entire Town Square emptied within seconds! People raided the Pet Island with ferocity seen only in barbarian horde mercilessly killing off anything with white ears and a fluffy tail! This event had two winners and both were awarded for their bravery with a curious White Rabbit Mount!

After I was out of prizes to give out the crowd kept demanding for more… but I made a swift exit and went to make myself some tea to calm down from all the mad fun!

The next event will be held this Friday (30th July) so don’t miss your chance to meet some new people and have fun doing it!

Victorious when united, defeated if divided!