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Build your noble house, embark on quests and rise in power in the RPG based on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones and George R.R. Martin’s novels A Song of Ice and Fire!

  • Your quest begins in the days before the mysterious death of the King’s Hand. Your decisions impact how the story unfolds!
  • Are you a fosterling or a highborn bastard? Do you follow the Old Ways or worship The Seven? Shape your identity within the world of Westeros!
  • Swear Fealty to one of the great houses - Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, or Greyjoy - and consort with familiar characters.
  • Form an army of Sworn Swords to send on Adventures or partake in Player-to-Player actions to help or harm your noble neighbors!
  • Build up your noble holdings to craft gear and items, accumulate wealth and improve your stats.
  • Earn points towards your Power rating, improve your global ranking, and rule your friends!
  • Frequent updates with content matching new episodes on HBO!
  • Prepare yourself, Winter is Coming!

What's New on Game of Thrones Ascent

27 October 2014

Here, make sure you've taken this. It's dangerous to go beyond the wall alone. Wildling Spear gota.disruptorbeam.com

27 October 2014

Hello Bannermen! This morning we are pushing your weekly content build! We continue the Long Night with the release of Forging Bonds, Chapter 12: A Fool's Errand! When you send your fosterling north of the Wall on a suicide mission, will he give up and die, or prove himself a stronger man than you thought? A new pack has found its way into the shop. “The Reeds of the Neck” features new items such as Meera’s Net, a Greenseer, and more! Join the Crannogmen and assist Jojen and Meera in protecting Bran Stark with a random peerless item, a random legendary item, and a random peerless seal. As always, thanks for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - October 27, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly content build! Today we continue the Long Night with the release of Forging Bonds, Chapter 12: A Fool’s Errand! When you send your fosterling north of the Wall on a suicide mission, will he give up and die, or prove himself a stronger man than you thought?

26 October 2014

Undead warhorse: for the White Walker who simply must have the finest in (un)life. #TheLongNight

26 October 2014

If you're in New York City, GRRM will be speaking at the 92nd Street Y today! Check him out (or listen to the livestream): www.92y.org www.92y.org

25 October 2014

How would you try to survive beyond the Wall? #TheLongNight

25 October 2014
24 October 2014

Left, middle, or right? #TheLongNight

23 October 2014

The Long Night is now live on all devices. Good luck, Bannermen.

23 October 2014

Hey Stark fans, check out this week's pack available now in the Shop: Brandons of House Stark! #TheLongNight Special thanks to those who pointed out that the last image was incorrectly named. ;)

23 October 2014

Travel beyond the Wall with this free wildling spear and play through The Long Night, the newest update to Game of Thrones Ascent. Redeem Your Free Gift gota.disruptorbeam.com

22 October 2014

Hello Bannermen! We are aware that iOS players do not yet have the new build. The new build was submitted to Apple last week and is waiting for their approval. Once it is approved, we'll push it out to all of our iOS players! Thanks for your patience and for your passion about The Long Night!

22 October 2014

The Long Night expansion is now live! Remember to go into Daily News, Daily Rewards to claim your first Key. Enjoy the build! :)

22 October 2014

Hello Bannermen, and welcome to The Long Night! This morning we are pushing The Long Night expansion, and bringing several new systems to Game of Thrones Ascent. Chief among them are the Tactics and Quartermaster systems, giving our Alliances and players entirely new ways to customize themselves and their allies. Allowing you to purchase tactics is the new Prestige system. Players gain their prestige by completing in-game actions - adventures, PtP attacks, AvA attacks, Alliance challenges - and can gain prestige from the Quartermaster. We have also included the new Alliance challenges and new quests related to The Long Night! Discuss what’s best for your Fosterling in our new quests, and help investigate rumors of disease and Wights north of The Wall. Continue to send your Sworn Swords out to The Gift, and prepare your holdings for winter with all-new items themed around The Night’s Watch - and what lies beyond them. A new gold sale has begun, allowing you to pick up the famous cloak of Benjen Stark! Phase 2 of the Long Night cycle will begin today at 12pm EDT! Is your Alliance ready? And lastly, thank YOU for continuing to play Game of Thrones Ascent! As always, thanks for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - October 22, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com

21 October 2014

The Long Night goes live tomorrow! If you haven't yet read up on the changes coming to Ascent, head over to our Blog to learn more: https://www.disruptorbeam.com/blog/

20 October 2014

Hello Bannermen! No build today - the next build will be this Wednesday, October 22nd for the release of The Long Night. Stage 2 of The Long Night cycle will also begin that Wednesday. Until then, make sure you read up on the changes coming in The Long Night! A Detailed Overview of the Quartermaster and Tactics | Disruptor Beam disruptorbeam.com A Detailed Overview of the Quartermaster and Tactics By Nod. October 17, 2014, 5:01 PM The core of The Long Night expansion are two systems: The Quartermaster, and Alliance / Member Tactics. Underneath both systems is a new currency called Prestige, which you earn through playing the game. This is a…

19 October 2014

Bring every weapon to bear to survive The Long Night.

18 October 2014

Saturday Fun: With apologies to anyone who's not a fan of Swiftie. Haters need not comment! It's Saturday fun, after all... ;) If 'Game of Thrones' Characters Were Taylor Swift Songs www.bustle.com Unfortunately for fans of both Taylor Swift and Game of Thrones, the worlds of catchy pop ballads and Westeros will likely never collide. And the chances of Swift penning a brooding and dark Game of Thrones-inspired tune for the show is a pipe-dream. But if you think about it, the two universes

17 October 2014

Click the link below to read our product letter! It contains information on The Long Night, the future of GoTA, and something special for our players. Game of Thrones Ascent - October Product Letter | Disruptor Beam disruptorbeam.com Read on for the latest Product letter from Game of Thrones Ascent!

17 October 2014

"Necromancy animates these wights, yet they are still only dead flesh. Steel and fire will serve for them. The ones you call the Others are something more." - Melisandre Get the full wallpaper here: http://disruptorbeam.com/assets/uploaded/…

16 October 2014

Night falls...

15 October 2014

Check out the new item pack, Rangers of the Watch, available right now in the Shop!

15 October 2014

Hi Bannermen! Our provider fixed an issue on their end which has brought the game assets back up now. Please let us know in the comments if you have issues logging into the game from this point on. There may be an image or two still missing in the live game which we'll continue to work to fix. Thank you again for your patience and great senses of humour this morning. We do not like when we have interrupted service and though it couldn't be avoided we do appreciate that you all took the time to report the outage quickly and stick by us while it was resolved. Thanks again and have an awesome day in Westeros!

15 October 2014

07:20: Thank you to all the Bannermen who reported the game being down, we're investigating the issue now and we'll update you when we know more. 07:40 UPDATE: We've found which service is causing the outage sent a ticket in to the service providers. They've responded saying they're investigating now. Thanks for your continued patience and good senses of humour. 08:40 UPDATE: We are still investigating with our provider to gather more info on this outage and we apologize for the continued downtime. As soon as we have any further information we will let you all know. Thank you for understanding! 09:40 UPDATE: The game should be loading properly for all players now, and any remaining issues with images missing are being examined now. We are sorry for the inconvenience this unforseen circumstance caused and we're very thankful for your patience while it was being investigated and resolved. (y) ~ Khatie

14 October 2014

"Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come." Get the wallpaper here: http://disruptorbeam.com/assets/uploaded/…

14 October 2014

Hello Bannermen! The server maintenance completed faster than expected and the game is back up and with a new build! Today begins the start of a new phase: The Long Night Phase! We welcome you back to the North, to fight White Walkers and more! Begin a new World Event cycle as a terrifying plague breaks out in the Gift. Carried by Wildlings and Wights, the deadly illness will spread to Westeros if you don't act now! Each week will bring new quests, items, adventures and more! Start the cycle off right with the Rangers of the Watch item pack! Defend the realms of men with Benjen Stark’s Horse, the Lost Ranger, and more! Phase I will begin today at 12 noon EDT and lasts until 10/22 at 11:59am EDT. Send your sworn swords on all new adventures and collect resources to build camps for your Alliance before war breaks out in earnest on 10/22! Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - October 14, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly content build! Today we bring you the start of a new phase: The Long Night Phase! Today we welcome you back to the North, to fight White Walkers and more! Begin a new World Event cycle as a terrifying plague breaks out in the Gift. Carried by Wildlings and Wights, the deadly i…

13 October 2014

Stage 1 of The Long Night cycle begins tomorrow at noon. After we push the build, players will have eight days to build camps in Stage 1 before Stage 2 of The Long Night begins next Wednesday, October 22nd at 12:00pm EDT. http://disruptorbeam.com/blog/entry/… The Start of The Long Night cycle | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com The Start of The Long Night cycle By Nod. October 13, 2014, 6:37 PM Hello Bannermen! The Braavosi Cycle has ended, and rewards are being given out as you read this. Like last cycle, our players pulled together and made a significant effort in the World Event, gaining a rare Water Dancer Blade for ev…

13 October 2014

A wight is a reanimated corpse, risen to serve a White Walker. Extremely violent. Highly flammable. #TheLongNight

13 October 2014

Hello Bannermen, we wanted to let you know that the new build will be pushed tomorrow and that there will be a downtime of approximately 1h, for maintenance, starting at 6 AM EDT. We apologize for the inconvenience this will be causing and thank you for your patience and continued support!

12 October 2014

“The crown owes The Iron Bank of Braavos a tremendous amount of money.” ~ Tywin Lannister "A Lannister always pays his debts." ~ Tyrion Lannister

11 October 2014

Saturday Fun - (in case you missed it): Game of Thrones intro - 1995 style! Game of Thrones - 1995 Style www.funnyordie.com Following in the footsteps of Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Game of Thrones originally aired on HBO in 1995. It was cancelled. All that remains is the intro. Enjoy! Video: Game of Thrones (HBO) Music: Queen - I Want it All

10 October 2014

Do you follow us on Tumblr, yet? http://gameofthronesascent.tumblr.com/ Game of Thrones Ascent gameofthronesascent.tumblr.com Game of Thrones Ascent is a Facebook social game based on the popular books by George R. R. Martin!...

10 October 2014

Learn more about the new Tactics system coming in our next expansion. The Long Night | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Tactics can be broken down into two types: Alliance Tactics Are unlocked through contributions of all members using a new currency called prestige.

9 October 2014

“The singers make much of kings who die valiantly in battle, but your life is worth more than a song.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

8 October 2014

A little reminder of what is available this week in the shop, and to show off a great pic as well :)

7 October 2014

"Braavos is the greatest and most powerful of the Free Cities, located in a lagoon on the northwestern end of Essos, where the narrow sea and the Shivering Sea meet.[1] There is a stretch of land to the south called the Braavosian Coastland that is claimed by Braavos.[2] The ruler of Braavos is known as the Sealord and it is from the sea that the city’s power and wealth flows. The city is one of the greatest banking centres in the world. A man can get anything in Braavos, for a price, especially death." -- from A Wiki of Ice and Fire http://awoiaf.westeros.org:8080/index.php/Braavos

7 October 2014

The next expansion, The Long Night, will feature the ability to bestow benefits to Alliance members. Which member benefits would you like to see? http://disruptorbeam.com/the-long-night

7 October 2014

This morning we are pushing the weekly build, which contains many awesome changes! New Alliance UI Improvements! Your Alliance MoTD UI is significantly improved, as is the layout. Check out the new ways to tag your Alliance, and bring in new players who want to play like you do! And lastly, we fixed the bug where non-Alliance members could view your MoTD. Stage 3 improvements! Check out a guaranteed crit every twenty orders, and new weaknesses that you can take advantage of to do even more damage in the World Event, which begins today at 12pm EDT! And plenty more bugfixes and improvements for you and your friends! The World Event will begin today at 12PM EDT! As always, thanks for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - October 7, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com New Alliance UI Improvements! Your Alliance MoTD UI is significantly improved, as is the layout. Check out the new ways to tag your Alliance, and bring in new players who want to play like you do! And lastly, we fixed the bug where non-Alliance members could view your MoTD.

5 October 2014

"Men are such thundering great fools. Even the sort who come along once in a thousand years." – Genna Lannister

5 October 2014

Hello Bannermen! After reviewing the build and World Event start, we're delaying Monday's build and the start of Stage 3 of the Braavosi Cycle until Tuesday, with Stage 3 still ending on next Monday. The reason is that we felt we needed additional testing on two new systems coming Tuesday: --Alliance UI Improvements. --UI and Gameplay Improvements to the World Event system. We needed some additional time to test all of the changes. As a result, we rebalanced the World Event to take into consideration the one day less to complete the event. The World Event dates and time will change with Tuesday's build. Thank you for your patience; We wanted to test these features some more before we released them to you. -Nod

4 October 2014

Saturday Fun: Perfect for the Week of the Dragon! Thanks to our player Mladen Mladenovic for this one!

3 October 2014

It's the Week of the Dragon! Dragons never stop growing. While the colored dragons allow you to specialize your dragons, they are still babies. In the coming months and years, your dragons will grow in power and strength. Have you hatched your own baby dragon, yet?

3 October 2014

We're so excited to announce that the next expansion coming soon to Game of Thrones Ascent will be called The Long Night. Brave the wilds beyond the Wall with new quests, a new way to customize your Alliance, exciting items, and a brand new world event. Learn More: http://www.disruptorbeam.com/the-long-night

3 October 2014

Winter is coming to Game of Thrones Ascent. Check back later today for a chilling announcement.

2 October 2014

It's the Week of the Dragon! New baby dragon evolutions are live now and you can evolve your baby dragon into a red, green or tan dragon with their own specializations: * The Red Dragon has an extra percent in Battle Defense. * The Green Dragon has an extra percent in silver from quests. * The Tan Dragon has an extra percent to resurrect your Sworn Sword. Read more on our blog, here: http://disruptorbeam.com/blog/entry/…

1 October 2014

Check out the new item pack, Season 4: Secret Stash, available now in the Shop!

30 September 2014

The Official Winners of the Braavosi Cycle of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat! The Official Winners of the Braavosi Cycle Alliance vs. Alliance Combat! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com September 30, 2014, 2:43 PM The Official Winners of the Braavosi Phase of Alliance vs Alliance Combat! � � � What an exciting cycle!�We had a strong showing from House of Baratheon, capturing First Overall and Noble Blade with over 300,000,000 VP.�We also saw an Alliance that did not exist before th…

30 September 2014

It's the Week of the Dragon! Remember, the drop rates of Weirwood, Valyrian Glyphs, Sacrifice, and Crystal Swords have been DOUBLED in Adventures for a limited time only! Get your Dragon Egg and start the quickening attempts if you haven't already.

29 September 2014

This morning we are pushing the weekly build, which marks the start of the Week of the Dragon! Today we start a week of celebrating Westeros’ favorite reptilian creatures. Mothers and Fathers of dragons, this week see your babies fly in all-new colors! Use new crafting recipes to change baby dragons into specialized colored baby dragons with Battle, Trade, or Intrigue bonuses. In the Game of Thrones, Fire is Power! A new evolution of dragons debuts in this build; you can now craft a Baby Green Dragon, Baby Red Dragon, or Baby Tan Dragon. You can find these luck recipes in the Alchemist’s Guild! The Braavosi Cycle World Event, “The Sealord is Dead!” will begin a week from today, October 6th, at 12pm EDT! Until then, fight the rise of the Moonsinger cult in Braavos in the latest Alliance Challenges and collect loot to unlock the World Event. A new pack has arrived in the shop, as well as the full Astapor pack, letting you purchase choice items from Season 4. As always, thanks for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - September 29, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to the Week of the Dragon! Today we start a week of celebrating Westeros’ favorite reptilian creatures. Mothers and Fathers of dragons, this week see your babies fly in all-new colors! Use new crafting recipes to change baby dragons into specialized colored baby dragons with Battle, Trade, o…

27 September 2014

Disruptor Beam team at King Richard's Faire, today! Great job, everyone! :) Mobile Uploads

27 September 2014

Stark Family photo at King Richard Faire!

27 September 2014

Saturday Fun: Where are my DRAGONS?

26 September 2014

If you're in the Boston Area, be sure to come visit the team at King Richard's Faire tomorrow and join in our second annual costume and trivia contest! Learn more, here on the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/885976091430222/

25 September 2014

The lastest Pack - The Blackfish - is available now in the Shop. Check it out!

24 September 2014

Colored Baby Dragons are coming with next week's build! Baby Dragons and New Recipes | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Baby Dragons and New Recipes By Nod. September 24, 2014, 4:53 PM Hello Bannermen! It’s time to lift the veil on the new Dragon evolutions recipes, stats, and bonuses! But first, let’s talk about when they’re going live: The new Baby Dragon evolutions are going live in next Monday’s build - September…

22 September 2014

This morning we are pushing the weekly content build, which contains Forging Bonds, Part 10: The Iron Bank Will Have Its Due! Help your son earn the favor of the Iron Bank, or risk everything to blackmail the most dangerous man in Braavos! With all new quests, items, and more! The new Blackfish item pack makes it way into the shop, featuring new items such as the Blackfish Bow and Helm! Join the Blackfish in the defense of the Southern Marches with a random peerless item, a random legendary item, and a random legendary or peerless seal. Please note that the World Event will begin on 10/6 instead of 9/29. We will be introducing some great new things in the coming weeks and are preparing for that! AvA will still end on 9/29 at 12PM EDT. As always, thanks for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - September 22, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly content build! This week we bring you Forging Bonds, Part 10: The Iron Bank Will Have Its Due! Help your son earn the favor of the Iron Bank, or risk everything to blackmail the most dangerous man in Braavos! With all new quests, items, and more!

21 September 2014

Storm's End

20 September 2014

Saturday Fun: Enjoy these beautiful Game of Thrones illustrations at GameofLaughs.com. 10 Brilliant Game Of Thrones illustrations that will make you say WOW! gameoflaughs.com The best place to find Game Of Thrones Memes

19 September 2014

A blast from the past! Has it really been a year and a half since this was released? Note some old UI at 1:08, an old currency that we scrapped at 2:10, and only five fealties! Game of Thrones Ascent Trailer Play Now! - http://apps.facebook.com/gamethrones/ Build your noble house, embark on quests and rise in power in the RPG based on the hit HBO series Game of T...

18 September 2014

"When you play the game of thrones you win or you die. There is no middle ground." ~ Cersei Lannister

17 September 2014

In the Shop now until early Monday, get the new Pack "Astapor Freedom" while you still can!

16 September 2014

Read on about the next evolutions of dragons in Game of Thrones Ascent! Dracarys - The New Dragons Are Coming! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Eight incredible players have gone through the effort to hatch not one, but two Baby Dragons. That?s why we're introducing three new breeds of colored Baby Dragons.

16 September 2014

Hello Bannermen! In 15 minutes we will be taking the game down for database maintenance. We expect this to last 15 minutes. During this time, Game of Thrones Ascent will be unavailable. If this time changes, we will let you know here. Thank you for your patience!

15 September 2014

Good morning, Bannermen! This morning we are pushing the weekly content build, which contains Forging Bonds, Part 9: Partners in Crime! Help your son Jon track down Councillor Lorenzo's murderer, before he becomes the next victim! Play along with all new quests, items, and more! A new pack has found its way into the shop. “Astapor Freedom” features new items such as Grey Worm’s Helmet, Missandei’s Cloak and Grey Worm’s Sword. Join Daenerys in giving the slaves of Astapor their freedom and gain a random peerless weapon or armor, and a random peerless seal. Over the course of last week, we saw performance issues within the game. We took steps to address these issues last week which has helped, and we continue to introduce performance improvements in today’s build. Most significantly, character data has been optimized and players should see an improvement to login performance. While this week’s build is light, next week’s build should see some significant UI improvements. We look forward to sharing them with you this week! And remember, a dragon is not a slave. As always, thanks for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - September 15, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly content build! This week we bring you Forging Bonds, Part 9: Partners in Crime! Help your son Jon track down Councillor Lorenzo’s murderer, before he becomes the next victim! Play along with all new quests, items, and more!

14 September 2014

Which of your Sworn Swords is your most beloved?

13 September 2014

Saturday Fun: Have you seen this, yet? The Custom Game of Thrones Board Game... #want You Have To See This Massive Custom “Game Of Thrones” Board Game nerdapproved.com This one will stun fans of Game of Thrones and boardgamers alike. It’s a 3′ by 5′ custom game board built by Aaron Jenkins. This is 2.5 times larger than

12 September 2014

If you could travel to one Game of Thrones location, where would you go?

11 September 2014

So just what do gems do? What's the difference between a Black Gem and a Blue Gem? What the heck is a Sparkling Jewel? And how do they impact your crafting? What do Black, Blue, and Red gems do? | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com What do Black, Blue, and Red gems do? By Nod. September 11, 2014, 11:28 AM Hey Bannermen! We had a lot of requests to do a blog on the varous gems and what they do, so I took a few hours to go over what each gem does, and why you might want to use one. What are the gems, and what do they do? Red G…

11 September 2014

Good news, Bannermen! The maintenance has been completed and the game is back up and available for play. Have a great day and thanks for your understanding and support!

11 September 2014

Good morning, Bannermen! Starting at 5:00am EDT (0900 UTC), we will be taking the game down for database maintenance. We expect this maintenance to last two hours. During this time, Game of Thrones Ascent will be unavailable. If this time changes, we will let you know here on our Facebook page. Thank you for your patience!

10 September 2014

This week's pack is "What is Dead...". Be sure to check it out in the Shop this week!

9 September 2014

Hello Bannerman! We have a small patch this morning to fix several issues. Thank you for playing! http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Patch Notes - September 9, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com —Fixed an issue where the Remove All button was not removing Sworn Swords after they complete an AvA attack with results unviewed.—Swapped in the Magnar of Thenn and Swords of Westeros item packs into the shop.—Fixed an item that was selling for too much silver in the shop.

8 September 2014

Hello Bannermen! This morning we are pushing a new build with new quests, bugfixes, and more! This week, we see the return of new quests with Part 8 of Forging Bonds: Faceless! An Iron Bank councillor was murdered and your son Jon is framed for the crime! Can he survive on his own, while you unravel the mystery of the councillor's plans? We have several great fixes this morning, including solutions to the phantom wounds on Sworn Sword issue and a more streamlined experience for garrisoning Sworn Swords in AvA camps, just in time for the start of AvA today at 12pm EDT! We also have some great updates in the shop! Our featured pack What is Dead… features new items and old favorites from the Greyjoy house. Join the Drowned God with a chance for Balon Greyjoy’s Robes, The Great Kraken and more! As always, thanks for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - September 8, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly content build! This week, we see the return of new quests with Part 8 of Forging Bonds: Faceless! An Iron Bank councillor was murdered and your son Jon is framed for the crime! Can he survive on his own, while you unravel the mystery of the councillor’s plans?

7 September 2014

The latest and greatest pack - Water Dancing Lessons - is available now in the Shop. Revisit memories of Syrio's training while you still can!

6 September 2014

Saturday Fun: 8 Bit Game of Thrones Gifs! [Warning, may contain spoilers for those woefully behind on the series...] 8 Bit Game Of Thrones – 10 Gifs | WeKnowMemes weknowmemes.com 8 Bit Game Of Thrones - 10 Gifs

5 September 2014

"Some of our most ardent players always ask us whether game systems work the way we intended. Certainly we want them to work well, but what’s most important is that our players have fun, or at least find the changes interesting and intriguing. We can and will make Stage 3 more fun and interesting for the next cycle, and the cycle after that. Online games let us constantly improve. It’s because of players like you that we have the opportunity to reflect on honest, thoughtful feedback, and continue to give you new experiences in Game of Thrones Ascent. If there’s one emotion that sums up developing for an online game, it’s surprise - surprise that our community comes up with new and novel ways to play our game, and take it in directions we would never have thought of." Read more about Stage 3 of the Iron Bank cycle in our newest blog post! Stage 3 of the Iron Bank Cycle | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Stage 3 of the Iron Bank Cycle By Nod. September 5, 2014, 10:34 AM With Stage 3 of the Iron Bank cycle done, we sat down and crunched some numbers on just how many players and how much damage was involved in the Iron Bank cycle. One of our key metrics for success in Stage 3 was getting newer and you…

4 September 2014

Hello Bannermen! We're running a fix now for those of you who couldn't contribute Intent Moneylenders to your camps. This should retroactively fix our players who couldn't contribute them to their camps yesterday. The PtP results being stuck should also be fixed as of now. We also found the root cause of the PtP "flickering" issue you have reported, though the fix for that is neither quick nor easy. It is unlikely we will be able to fix that before Stage 2 begins. Some things we have coming for next Monday: --A fix for the "phantom wound" issue affecting Sworn Swords. --The ability to add Sworn Swords to a garrison ... without the Sworn Sword window closing! --The ability to remove all garrisoned Sworn Swords with a single click. We'll continue to make changes like this every week, getting bugs out of the way and tweaking the UI to be more efficient. Thanks for your support! You guys are the best.

3 September 2014

Good evening, Bannermen! Shan here :) In just a few moments, we will be taking the game down for some routine maintenance. We do not expect this to last longer than 30 minutes. We apologize for the temporary downtime and appreciate your patience.

3 September 2014

Good evening, Bannermen! We are currently looking into a couple of issues including camp upgrades and contributions being difficult for some alliances. We hope to make more progress on this tomorrow. We also want to let you all know we'll be doing some routine server maintenance tonight in a couple of hours - at 11:00 PM Eastern Time. We expect it to take about 30 minutes. The game will be down and not available to play during this time. We appreciate your patience and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause our players. Thank you ~ Khatie

3 September 2014

EDIT: Of course as soon as we post this ... we're working on reported perf issues! Hello Bannermen! Here is your update on the performance issues we were seeing yesterday, and the changes we are making today. First, we saw performance return to playable levels around 6:50pm EDT (22:50 UTC). Performance has been good so far today, in line with performance last week. A side effect of our investigations is that we may have found the cause of PtP attacks getting into a funky state. We'll be looking into that today and seeing if we can resolve it for you. Because of the rough start of the Braavos Cycle, Stage 1, we are pushing out a build today with these changes: --Reduced the respawn timer (when something returns) for the Stage 1 quests from 4 hours to 3 hours. --Extended the expiration of those quests out a day. --Reduced the number of spoils needed to upgrade a camp in Stage 1. Exiting camps over level 0 will have extra spoils added to them automatically, making up for the difference between the earlier spoil requirements and the new, reduced requirements. Thanks again for your patience while we worked on this last night. We'll continue monitoring the game for any new issues.

1 September 2014

What is your companion?

31 August 2014

Time is running out! Stage 3 needs your Sworn Swords... and your Tributes. Will you help this Iron Bank Cycle be a success?

2 September 2014

Hey everyone, Nod here. As you are well aware, we have been dealing with performance issues for the last five hours or so. Our engineering and ops team have been digging into the underlying reasons, and while we have made progress, it's not enough - the game is still unresponsive and not loading for some players. Our plan for tonight is to continue digging into the root cause of these issues. It's not reproducible on our test server, not even under simulated load testing, so there's no way we can easily discover this in testing. It's a load problem that only showed up when we put it in front of hundreds of thousands of players. That's not an excuse - we're being honest so you know why we didn't see this earlier in our testing. We're sitting down early tomorrow morning to talk about what we can do to make this right. Until then, we ask for your patience. You guys mean the world to us, and it hurts to see such poor performance when you should be gearing up for Stage 1. We'll be working all night to get the game running the way it should be.

2 September 2014

Hello Bannermen! A new week and a new build. Welcome to a new week, and a new World Event cycle! This week we have several good fixes for you, along with the beginning of the Braavos Cycle. A write-up of the changes in Stage 1 may be found here. We were deeply impressed by how many of our players participated in Stage 3 of the Iron Bank cycle. We will be discussing what went well, what could be improved, and what should be changed for Stage 3 of the Braavos cycle. Thank you for your feedback so far! The Shop this week contains Water Dancing Lessons, a new pack showcasing Braavosi arms and Arya’s spirit. Going hand in hand with the end of the Iron Bank cycle and the beginning of the Braavosi cycle, equip yourself or your Sworn Swords with items like Needle, Syrio Forel’s training sword, and chase cats down castle hallways. Improvements this week include a new way for Web players to add friends via ID, an option to choose Set Best / Set Same for our Adventure Party players who unlocked Set Best, and changes to the Large Pyre recipe. Build Notes - September 2, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to a new week, and a new World Event cycle! This week we have several good fixes for you, along with the beginning of the Braavos Cycle. A write-up of the changes in Stage 1 may be found here.

1 September 2014

What is your companion?

1 September 2014

Hello Bannermen! Due to the Labor Day holiday here in the states, this week's build will go live tomorrow, on Tuesday, instead of today. It contains some good fixes like adding friends by ID and a "Set Best / Set Same" toggle for your Adventure Party, as well as new content for Stage 1 of the Braavos Cycle. See you tomorrow!

31 August 2014

Time is running out! Stage 3 needs your Sworn Swords... and your Tributes. Will you help this Iron Bank Cycle be a success?

30 August 2014

Saturday Fun: How to get around via a Transit System in Westeros! Artist Maps Out a Transit System for Westeros mashable.com Graphic designer Michael Tyznik has created a map that will show you how to get from King's Landing to Winterfell and anywhere in between.

29 August 2014

Read all about our upcoming UI improvements in Nod's latest blog post! Alliance UI Improvements | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Alliance UI Improvements By Nod. August 28, 2014, 4:45 PM Hello Bannermen! It’s time for another blog, this time with a peek into some improvements we’re making to the Alliance Search screen and the Alliance Join screen. What’s that? Alliance searches, you say? It’s true! They’re coming to Game of T…

28 August 2014

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27 August 2014

Are you ready to journey to Braavos? http://gota.disruptorbeam.com/

26 August 2014

Hello Bannerman, we are aware that our players cannot reach the game at the moment. This is unfortunately out of our control as it has to do with DNS and Internet routing. We are reaching out to our providers for more information and will keep you updated! Thank you! EDIT: And we're back! Facebook has resolved their DNS issues and the game is available.

25 August 2014

Hello again, Bannermen! Thank you for your patience this morning while we took down, fixed and put back the newest build. You should now see Build 253 in your game! This new build has all the previous changes as well as a couple of quick fixes. If you had previously started a tribute production, it should still be active. If you had purchased gold and received Arya's Water Dancing Sword, it should still be there. If you have any issues with the above or anything else, please let us know at http://support.disruptorbeam.com/ with concise details so we can help fix this for you asap. Thank you. Disruptor Beam gota.zendesk.com Welcome to the support page for Disruptor Beam, the developers behind Game of Thrones Ascent! If you have a support request, please look through our Knowledge Base for an answer to your question. Or, if you cannot find an answer in the Knowledge Base, please submit a support request to our team. To…

25 August 2014

Hello Bannermen! Right after we pushed the build live, we noticed that one of the seals in the shop was mis-priced at *silver*, instead of *gold*. We have temporarily rolled the game build back to the previous build, and are rebuilding with the fix to the seal. Since it was our mistake, any players who purchased the seal will get to keep up to five of the seals. Any numbers above 5 will be reduced to 5. The new build, with all the new changes, will be back up shortly. Thanks for your patience!

25 August 2014

Hello Bannermen! This morning we are pushing the weekly build! Today marks the start of the Iron Bank Cycle: Stage 3! This is the premiere of Stage 3 of World Events, and is split into two distinct parts: --The opening of the event begins at 12:00pm EDT today, and requires players to donate items to unlock the World Event itself. What will you choose? Will you choose to donate your spoils, adventure loot, and Alliance Challenge loot - or hope that others open the World Event for you? --The World Event proper begins once the event is unlocked, and lets both non-Alliance and Alliance players cooperate to complete four stages. Each stage unlocks a progressively better reward, up to a Legendary Braavosi Longship. Craft the Longship into one of three new Peerless Braavosi ships! And it’s a gold promo week! Pick up Arya’s Water Dancing Sword with any purchase of $20 or more, and revel in its battle-y goodness and sneaky tricks. This week’s shop features a World Event Starter Pack: A Dragonglass Dagger (20/20/20, +10% damage to Challenges and World Events) and six Seals of the Fourteen Fires (3/3/3, +3% damage to Challenges and World Events). To celebrate the end of the Iron Bank Cycle, a Featured Pack has arrived full of Braavosi items! Equip yourself and your Sworn Swords with new peerless and legendary items, seals, and boons from across the Narrow Sea. We also have a number of improvements in this build, including being able to view more than 500 Alliance members, sorting for Adventure Parties, and more! They’re part of our continuing effort to give you small changes which make Game of Thrones Ascent a more gratifying fun experience. As always, thanks for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - August 25, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to the start of the Iron Bank Cycle: Stage 3! This is the premiere of Stage 3 of World Events, and is split into two distinct parts:

24 August 2014

Some walls are built to keep things out, some designed to keep them in. http://gota.disruptorbeam.com/users/login

23 August 2014

Saturday Fun: Starbucks screws up Game of Thrones character names, and the characters' reactions are priceless. 17 'Game Of Thrones' Characters Get Their Names Screwed Up At Starbucks www.mtv.com What if there were a Starbucks in Westeros?

22 August 2014

Click the link to read more about Stage 3 of World Events! "We know that some of our players just enjoy participating in new GoTA systems, but most players live by the late Notorious B.I.G.’s credo: “Gimme the LOOT!” All players who participate in the World Event are eligible for prizes if at least Part 1 of the World Event is completed. If Part 1 is not completed, then no one gets a prize. As parts are completed, better and better prizes are unlocked, until the highest-level prize is unlocked for completing Stage 4. The highest prize, a legendary Braavosi Longship, can then be crafted into one of three peerless items." World Events Stage 3 - Updates! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Hello Bannermen! Stage 3 of World Events is almost here, and if the system isn’t set in stone, it’s at least firmly placed in the ground.

21 August 2014

An empty road has as much potential as a blank page. Let your sworn swords be your brush. http://gota.disruptorbeam.com/users/login

20 August 2014

Here they are! Your official winners of the iron Bank phase of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat! The Winners of the Iron Bank Phase of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com The Winners of the Iron Bank Phase of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat! By Nod. August 20, 2014, 2:29 PM Here it is ... The Official Winners of the Iron Bank Phase of Alliance vs Alliance Combat First Place and Grand Titan: A Thousand Eyes and One First in the North: House of Baratheon First in…

20 August 2014

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19 August 2014

We were just notified of an outage at Kongregate.com. Our mobile players logging in through Kongregate, as well as Kongregate.com web players may not be able to access the game until this is resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and will post updates as we get them from the Kongregate team.

18 August 2014

We are pushing a new build this morning! As you may already know, we have moved the start of the World Event by one week. Instead of starting today, it will start next Monday, August 25th at 12pm. We made this decision both to give us enough time to thoroughly test World Events with our player test group, and to make certain Stage 3 is the quality you deserve. We are being extra careful that Stage 3 is polished and ready for our players. AvA still ends at 12pm EDT today so be sure to get your last round of attacks in! Due to this, we have put in several bonuses this week to help you and your Sworn Swords prepare! We have increased experience from adventures by 50%, and doubled drop rates on all Legendary Items in Vol I & III adventures & all Rare and Legendary Items in Braavos adventures for this week only! There will be no new quests this week, so feel free to send out all your Sworn Swords to collect materials for the World Event! This week we also have plenty of new items available in the shop! Check out the new Kingsguard pack, or the Imp pack which is now available as a full pack for the first time! Additionally, the Iron Bank and Stables of Westeros pack items are now available for individual purchase in the shop! We have also added 8 new Evolution Recipes, one in each fealty building! As always, thanks for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - August 18, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your Monday build! As you may already know, we have moved the start of the World Event by one week. Instead of starting today, it will start next Monday, August 25th at 12pm. We made this decision both to give us enough time to thoroughly test World Events with our player test group, and…

17 August 2014
16 August 2014

Saturday Fun: Cool Minimalist Illustrations of Game of Thrones characters! Cool Minimalist Illustrations of Game of Thrones... | Game of Thrones Fan Art gameofthronesfanart.com Cool Minimalist Illustrations of Game of Thrones Characters by LoriLoriLori

15 August 2014

How far are you in the books?

14 August 2014

Which quest are you on?

13 August 2014

This week's pack is Ser Bronn of the Blackwater! Check it out in the Shop while you still can.

12 August 2014

The first sneak peek of Stage 3 is up! Check out the latest info on our newest system. Introducing Stage 3 of World Events | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com After some internal discussions, we decided to push back the start time for Stage 3 of World Events by a week. Instead of starting Stage 3 right away, our players will have a week to run adventures and prepare for the World Event. We made this decision both to give us enough time to thoroughly test World Events with our player test group, and to make certain Stage 3 is the quality you deserve. We are being extra careful that Stage 3 is polished and ready for our players.

12 August 2014

We have a few players reporting they can't access the game and/or the forums. We have spoken with our datacenter and there's a DNS provider who is experiencing issues. It's out of our own control as well as our datacenter's control. They (and we) hope it's cleared up very soon this morning. We apologize for the inconvenience it's causing our players.

10 August 2014

All I need is chicken.

9 August 2014

Saturday Fun! What Aryadoing today? :)

8 August 2014

'My time is done.' Jaqen passed a hand down his face from forehead to chin, and where it went he changed. His cheeks grew fuller, his eyes closer; his nose hooked, a scar appeared on his right cheek where no scar had been before. And when he shook his head, his long straight hair, half red and half white, dissolved away to reveal a cap of tight black curls. Valar Morghulis, Bannermen! Enjoy adventuring in Braavos and the Iron Bank!

6 August 2014

This pack is the perfect opportunity to show your support for The Imp.

5 August 2014

When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.

3 August 2014

"... you do not know, you cannot know … can your sword cut cold? "

11 August 2014

Good morning, bannermen! This morning we are pushing a new build that includes Forging Bonds, Part 7: Playing the Long Game! When your son Jon is asked to make an offering to the priests of death at the House of Black and White, he finds himself in great danger! Continue your attempts to secure the loan from the Iron Bank with new quests, new items, and more! Don’t forget to play Forging Bonds for the full World Event experience! Play alongside the AvA Iron Bank Cycle for the full story of the Braavos invasion. Click on the Forging Bonds icon in the Volume Selector to begin immediately -- prior volumes not required! AvA continues this week, as Alliances fight for the top spot before it ends a week from today at 12pm EDT! Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - August 11, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your Monday content build! Today’s build includes Forging Bonds, Part 7: Playing the Long Game! When your son Jon is asked to make an offering to the priests of death at the House of Black and White, he finds himself in great danger! Continue your attempts to secure the loan from the Iron…

10 August 2014

All I need is chicken.

9 August 2014

Saturday Fun! What Aryadoing today? :)

8 August 2014

'My time is done.' Jaqen passed a hand down his face from forehead to chin, and where it went he changed. His cheeks grew fuller, his eyes closer; his nose hooked, a scar appeared on his right cheek where no scar had been before. And when he shook his head, his long straight hair, half red and half white, dissolved away to reveal a cap of tight black curls. Valar Morghulis, Bannermen! Enjoy adventuring in Braavos and the Iron Bank!

6 August 2014

This pack is the perfect opportunity to show your support for The Imp.

5 August 2014

When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.

4 August 2014

Hello Bannermen! This morning we are pushing the weekly content build, which includes Chapter 6 of Forging Bonds: Inside Help! Follow along as your son tries to secure a loan from the Iron Bank, with the help of a Braavosi. AvA is also in full swing, with thousands of Alliances and hundreds of thousands of Sworn Swords battling for victory across Westeros! This week we have a Tyrion themed item pack in the Shop: The Imp! Equip yourself like a Lion of Lannister with a random peerless weapon, armor, or companion as well as a peerless seal. Don’t forget to start collecting Intent Moneylenders, Braavosi Pirate Ships and spoils to unlock the World Event coming in two short weeks! As we get closer to the event, we’ll be posting additional information about the event itself, including the prizes everyone can win from completing the event. As always, thank you for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Build Notes - August 4, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your Monday content build! Today’s build includes Chapter 6 of Forging Bonds: Inside Help! Follow along as your son tries to secure a loan from the Iron Bank, with the help of a Braavosi. AvA is also in full swing, with thousands of Alliances and hundreds of thousands of Sworn Swords batt…

3 August 2014

"... you do not know, you cannot know … can your sword cut cold? "

2 August 2014

Saturday Fun: Game of Thrones Emojis are coming! 'Game Of Thrones' Emoji Are Coming www.huffingtonpost.com If you thought "Seinfeld" emoji were as good as it gets, you know nothing, Internet. Elite Daily has developed new "Game of Thrones" emoji, and with everything from memorable characters to awesome "GoT" items, they're...

1 August 2014

On the Wall, a man gets only what he earns.

1 August 2014

Hey everyone! There is a Facebook outage affecting some of our players - one of Facebook's core systems is unresponsive, and causing performance issues for some players. Once Facebook resolves the issue, the game should return to normal. Thank you for your patience! EDIT: Facebook has resolved the issue, and the game has returned to normal. EDIT #2: Looks like Facebook has resolved the problems for the most part, but are still cleaning up their issue. Some players may still experience problems when logging in through Facebook.

31 July 2014

"The first rule of AvA strategy: You don't talk about AvA strategy."

30 July 2014

Do not miss out on this week's pack!

29 July 2014

Update for our Kongregate players: Kongregate is currently experiencing serious load and network issues. Those players who use Kongregate to play our game or authenticate through our apps may be unable to log in and play the game. Please follow Kongregate's official Facebook page for the latest on their outage. Our Facebook, DB, and iOS / Android players should be unaffected. Thank you for understanding!

29 July 2014

Hello Bannermen! We identified some additional changes and performance improvements in Alliance vs. Alliance combat, which we have been testing this morning and afternoon. So far our testing has not turned up any issues. We are continuing to work on AvA changes, and when we are ready to activate it again for all players, we will message the start time to players. Thank you for understanding! UPDATE: And we're up! AvA is now live. We will continue monitoring performance throughout the night.

29 July 2014

"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."

28 July 2014

Hello Bannermen - we have temporarily disabled AvA for performance reasons. We are working on additional improvements to the root cause of the issue. Once we have additional hotfixes in place, we will reopen AvA. Thank you for your patience. - The Disruptor Beam Team 3:45pm update: We're continuing to test the fixes internally before re-enabling AvA. We will let our players know once AvA is ready to be re-enabled. Thanks for your patience! 4:30pm update: We have completed our testing and scheduling AvA to begin again at 5:00pm EDT. Thanks for your patience! 5:40pm update: Our fixes clearly did not address the underlying issue. We are regrouping, and AvA will remain off for tonight. We will continue looking at solutions for tomorrow.

28 July 2014

The Iron Bank Cycle - Stage Two has begun! We're noticing a few traffic spikes as players rush to build camps and we should see this settle down over time. If you are unable to get into the game, please wait several minutes and try again. Thank you! To read about Stage Two, see our Blog Post here: Preparing for Stage 2 of World Events! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Whew, it has been quite a week for performance and Stage 1 of World Events. Performance problems, lag, and bugs combined to give World Events a rocky start.

28 July 2014

Hello Bannermen! In 10 minutes we will be taking the game offline while we push this week’s new build. We expect the downtime to last approximately 15 minutes. Today begins the next stage of World Events: Stage 2, previously known as your AvA phase. Starting at 12:00pm EDT, AvA attacks will begin, camps may be upgraded to level 20, and new Alliance Challenges are available to start acquiring items for the third stage of AvA. Alongside these changes are bugfixes and new performance improvements for the game. This build contains Forging Bonds, Part 5: Braavos, a new series of quests and content surrounding the expansion of your activities into Braavos. Follow your path as you reach across the Narrow Sea and enmesh yourself with the Braavosi and their Iron Bank. How will you deal with those factions who have such immense wealth and power, even extending to King’s Landing? Lastly, we have bugfixes for major and minor issues, including the evolved item crafting problems, Sworn Swords being stuck on patrol, and performance improvements to Adventure Parties and AvA. Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - July 28, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your Monday content build! Today begins the next stage of World Events: Stage 2, previously known as your AvA phase. Starting at 12:00pm EDT, AvA attacks will begin, camps may be upgraded to level 20, and new Alliance Challenges are available to start acquiring items for the third stage o…

27 July 2014

Hey everyone! We're restarting the servers to clear up some lingering lag and sluggishness. You may have a brief disruption while we do so. Thank you for your patience! UPDATE: We had a brief issue around 4:00pm EDT, which we have resolved, but we're still working on the sluggishness in the game.

26 July 2014

Saturday Fun! Now that we're officially on iPhone, we felt it was high time your iPhones had their own Iron Throne, too! Just what every Game of Thrones fans needs: Game of Phones: Make an Iron Throne For Your Mobile Phone www.neatorama.com Now that is a Game of Phones. Imgurian tumb1r has decided to create a mini iron throne for his mobile phone with styrofoam, weatherproofing foam tape, mini cocktail swords, and hot glue. It looks awesome, but one thing's for sure: we won't be surprised if the phone dies soon. Here's the making of: A…

25 July 2014

Greetings, Bannermen! With your help, the team has discovered the underlying cause of the various data-display issues on the servers. We are going to take the game down temporarily at 15:30 Eastern time to fix this today, and do not expect to be down more than 10 or 15 minutes. Huge thanks to all of you who sent tickets, tweets and Facebook posts which helped us determine the bug!

24 July 2014

Hello folks! Performance-wise, the servers and database handled today better than they have since before the launch. We're currently testing a new game build with bugfixes and more performance improvements, including much-needed performance fixes to Adventure Parties and AvA. Lastly, we have a new blog entry discussing Stage 2 of World Events, and what you can expect for next Monday! Thanks for your patience, and have a great night. Preparing for Stage 2 of World Events! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Preparing for Stage 2 of World Events!By Nod. July 24, 2014, 9:39 PMHello Bannermen! Whew, it has been quite a week for performance and Stage 1 of World Events. Performance problems, lag, and bugs combined to give World Events a rocky start.Let’s talk about Stage 1 first: Stage 1 - Three Days InIt h…

24 July 2014

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23 July 2014

Hey folks! Here is your daily update. We’ll continue doing these until next Monday’s build, keeping you informed as we continue to make changes to the game. Today saw a new build, introducing performance improvements alongside new Sworn Sword portraits, an increase to Boss Quest XP, and a new quest that players may complete for a limited-time title. Some of you wanted to know just how big of a spike we saw when we launched on iPhone and Android. Attached is a graph showing sessions per hour (how many times players logged in for that hour), starting on July 16th until this afternoon. As of today, our app server response time is close (within 10%) of our pre-launch response time. Given our enormous growth in players, we’re pleased with this change, but we’re continuing to watch how the servers handle the next few hours, our peak game time. Today’s build introduced several server-side performance improvements, as well as some new game changes. For our new players who may not have read the blog post, we had a portrait session at the studio, where one of our artists came in and photographed the team, slowly adding our portraits to the game. The six Sworn Swords added today are all team members, bringing the total to 15 Disruptor Beam Sworn Swords you can send out … and wound to death repeatedly. We’re happy to say that several of the highest-priority bugs have been squashed for next week’s build. The Item Evolution crafting items not being craftable, Sworn Swords stuck in PtP patrols, Stage 1 repeatable quests not firing, and several Adventure Party and AvA performance improvements are all ready to go for our next game build. We’re also looking into the reports of players not able to log into the game. Thanks again for your patience, and have a great evening!

23 July 2014

Steal, barter, or harass?

23 July 2014

Hello, Bannermen! We have a smaller build for you today that contains performance fixes and some changes to the game, as well as giving players who have endured the performance issues something special. We have been hard at work on more performance improvements, and we’ll continue rolling them out this week and next week. Again, thank you for your support as we worked on these changes. Build Notes - July 23, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com We have a smaller build for you today that contains performance fixes and some changes to the game, as well as giving players who have endured the performance issues something special. We have been hard at work on more performance improvements, and we’ll continue rolling them out this week and next…

22 July 2014

Good afternoon everyone! Here is an update on how our performance work is going. We continue to work on performance improvements, refactoring database queries and optimizing database requests, and as a result this afternoon looks much better than yesterday afternoon. We have seen a 30% reduction in response time from the same time yesterday, and players are reporting that the game is more responsive for them. Our team continues to work around the clock on these problems, with work stopping late last night and starting back up again this morning. We won’t stop until the game is running at the level you deserve. For those who like numbers, the game is currently running between 1,200 and 1,500 requests per second, on twice as many servers than we had at launch. That’s about three to four times the load we had before we launched Android and iPhone. You guys know how to hit the game hard! Messages / Ravens were turned back on this morning, and all of our players should be able to send and receive them. Sworn Sword portrait sorting is still temporarily disabled, but we plan on turning it back on as soon as possible. We have had players reporting that PtP windows are popping up after sending out PtP actions, and we believe this is related to load on the servers. Reports have slowed down after our improvements. We discussed how to reward our players who have endured the performance issues, and as a result we’re pushing out a new build in the next 48 hours to give everyone a limited-time quest that rewards the title “Braavosi.” All players will have a chance to complete the quest and earn this title. We are also adding in six new Sworn Sword portraits, and increasing the amount of XP given by Boss Quest actions. Lastly, the build will contain many more performance improvements for Game of Thrones Ascent. Lastly, if you have a spare moment, we would love you to log into Google Play or the App Store to give us a positive rating and review. We hope our communication with you and our improvements this week show how committed we are to Game of Thrones Ascent, both over the last year it has been out, and the last week it has been on iPhone and Android. Your feedback - positive and negative - help shape this game and where we go with it. Thanks again for all of your patience!

22 July 2014

[Update: 06:40] The Messaging (Ravens) System has been re-enabled. [Update: 06:12] The game is back up! Just a reminder that we'll be taking the game down for a brief maintenance session in about 5 minutes - at 06:00 Eastern time. We will let you know here when the game's back up. Thanks!

21 July 2014

Good evening, Bannermen! We will be taking the game offline in the morning - approximately 06:00 Eastern time, for a brief maintenance session. We do not expect this to take very long - fewer than 30 minutes. Also, we want to thank everyone again for the patience with the servers today. Thanks for your great feedback and reporting to help us pinpoint the issues quickly and work on resolving them more effectively.

21 July 2014

Hey everyone! A mid-day update for you. First, server performance: As you can tell, the game is up and running, but it's slow. Some aspects that are normally quite heavy on performance - Adventure Parties, PtP - are seeing poorer performance or just not working for some players. Your experience will vary, since it is largely dependent on how many Sworn Swords you have. Other parts of the game are running slower than normal. Our CEO, CTO, and Engineering team have been working on performance non-stop over the weekend and into today. We're deep into Day 3, and the focus has shifted from just getting the game up to making it perform at the level we want. Everyone who can work on the issue is working on it. As of right now, one game system is temporarily down for performance reasons. We took down in-game messages because they were causing a significant number of performance problems. We'll be bringing them back up as soon as we can. Right now, you can assume that several reported problems are linked to performance, including: PtP taking a long time, Adventure Parties taking a long time, quests taking time to load, and logins taking time to load. For the build itself, we have had a few issues crop up: -- Some players are reporting that they cannot start peerless item production. DB response: We're trying to reproduce this issue, and once we can, we'll work on a fix. -- Boss quest and PtP windows are popping up at annoying times. DB response: Yep, we saw this in today's build, and we'll be working on a fix. -- Static camp VP is showing on the War Map. DB response: Not sure why this is happening on live after the build. We're looking into it, but the fix would require a client build, which cannot be quickly turned around for our mobile players. For this cycle, static VP will be visible during Stage 1. For future cycles, it will be hidden. This was a bug and the War Map should have been blank. -- World event quests are not coming up immediately after completion. DB response: This is intended, since the quests return throughout the day. We're tracking how often they're coming up and whether the spoil gain matches what we expect. We can say that we built the system to give out more spoils than were needed to level up camps, but we will be keeping a close eye on how often the quest is firing and how often spoils are being acquired. A lot of the problems with gaining spoils can be linked to the performance issues we have been seeing, since it's much harder to complete adventures and PtP with the performance problems. We'll be here working on things well into the night, and we'll continue tomorrow morning. If we're less responsive than usual, it's because we're all heads-down working on getting the game up and running as well as it should be. As always, thanks for your patience and support!

21 July 2014

Hello Bannermen! As a thank you for your patience this morning, we're letting everyone grab a pack of speed-ups for the next 24 hours. Until 15:00 UTC (11:00am EDT) tomorrow, grab Bacon, Bread, Honeycakes, and Cheese through this code. http://gota.disruptorbeam.com/play/special_offer/… To redeem the code, copy it, log into your platform, and click "Redeem Code" in the shop.

21 July 2014

Happy Monday, Bannermen! As some of you have noticed we are having a few server issues which we are working on. We hope to have things resolved and running properly very soon. We apologize for the inconvenience this is causing and we appreciate your patience.

21 July 2014

Hello Bannermen, and welcome to your weekly content build! An extra special welcome to our new Bannermen who have joined us following our launch on iPhones and Android! If you haven’t downloaded it yet, what are you waiting for? Winter? Download now on Android and iOS! We have been working on these for quite a while are are excited to finally release them! Today we bring you a whole new system called World Events! You may have heard of this in several of our blog posts, but now you will see it roll out in game over the coming weeks! During Stage 1… -- Send your sworn swords on all new Braavos adventures to collect resources to build your camps! -- Fight your enemies in PtP, and put the spoils toward your alliance! -- Build your camps before war breaks out in earnest on 7/28! Phase I begins on 7/21 at 12 noon EDT and lasts until 7/28 at 11:59am EDT. For more details, please read the full build notes! We have also added a new item pack to the shop to celebrate the start of this World Events cycle. The Iron Bank of Braavos pack features new items like Iron Bank Coins, Stannis’s Ship, Dueling Bravos, a Braavosi Helm & more! Pick these up now and equip yourself like a true Braavosi! Additionally, due to the server issues yesterday, we have extended Player Appreciation Week! Take advantage of 50% more XP from Adventures, participate in our Seal Slot Sale, and doubled drop rates of the common and uncommon black gems in adventures for a limited time! Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - July 21, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Hello, Bannermen! Welcome to your weekly content build! An extra special welcome to our new Bannermen who have joined us following our launch on iPhones and Android! If you haven’t downloaded it yet, what are you waiting for? Winter? Download now on Android and iOS! We have been working on these…

20 July 2014

Hey everyone! Things have quieted down a bit, and we’re not seeing any of the errors we previously saw. Performance has returned to normal and we’re confident that our changes have fixed the problems we were seeing. Read on for details about the performance issues this weekend! To our existing players, you know we strive to communicate clearly and often. For our new players, here at Disruptor Beam we take communicating with our players very seriously. You guys are partners with us, and clear communication between partners, it builds trust and shows you what we’re doing, why and when. What happened? Some players started reporting poor performance late on Friday. We looked closely into the reports, and determined the servers were running fine. We saw none of the issues we would see over the weekend, and while load was high, it wasn’t anything we hadn’t seen before. This changed on Saturday, when we began seeing spikes and locking on the database. We worked throughout the day with our Database Admins and, by last night, thought we had addressed the underlying issues. Performance stabilized and we had about nine hours of good performance. Starting Sunday morning, the database spikes occurred again, causing our app servers to queue up transactions. This drove up CPU utilization and started seriously affecting the live game. As a stopgap measure we began to spin up new app servers to add to the pool, while continuing to look into the underlying database issue. By 3:00pm EDT we were adding in the servers and by 4:00pm EDT the game seemed healthy and responsive. By 5:00pm EDT we started seeing database issues again, this time locking the database quite hard. Between 5:00pm EDT and 7:00pm EDT, we identified some troublesome code and made a change, which we believe fixed the underlying cause of the database problems. 7:00pm EDT to 8:00pm EDT was spent sorting out the app servers that went into alarm because of the queued up connections, and by 8:00pm EDT the game was back up and working. Why did this happen? In short, we had an enormous increase of players to the game. We launched on Android and iPhone Thursday, and were very fortunate to receive prominent featuring by Apple and Google. We have been seeing install numbers that we only hoped for in our wildest dreams, and those huge number of players exposed some underlying issues with the game code. These issues were not present at our previous load level, and frankly, wouldn’t have been present with even double or triple our population. We planned for a lot more players, our hardware was ready, but we found some places in the game code that didn’t like so many people. What are you doing to make up for the time some players lost? We have been discussing what to do to help make this up to you. First, the Player Appreciation Week bonuses will remain on for next week. That means Seal Slots will remain discounted, Adventures will give out 50% more XP, and drop rates are still higher for the items used in our new recipes. Second, we have something special for you tomorrow. It should go live with the new build. Third, we’ll be looking into something else we can do next week - once we have a chance to grab some sleep and think it over, we’ll talk about it more. What about the start of World Events tomorrow? The performance issues we saw yesterday and today had nothing to do with the underlying game systems - quests, adventures, and PtP weren’t causing the issues, just being affected by them. We feel confident that World Events can start as normal, tomorrow at 12:00pm EDT. Anything else? You guys have been very patient with us while we have worked through these issues. It is appreciated - everyone from our CEO and CTO down to the newest employee knows that players keep our lights on, and that we get to keep making games because you choose to spend money with us. Thanks for sticking with us! # 147 - Performance Issues - Lag, Heavy Load, Forbidden Gateway. | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Hey everyone! Things have quieted down a bit, and we’re not seeing any of the errors we previously saw. Performance has returned to normal and we’re confident that our changes have fixed the problems we were seeing.

20 July 2014

The team has been hard at work this afternoon making performance and server improvements. Our players should now see a much better game response. Please comment below if this is not the case and let us know the name of your server; thanks to all the Bannermen who stood by us while we fixed this! Huzzah!

20 July 2014

We are still working on the performance issues, adding servers and tweaking everything. It is a lengthy process and we are working diligently to get everything back on track as quickly as we can. We appreciate your patience and your support.

20 July 2014

Hey everyone! We have been adding some servers in, which should alleviate some of the lag. We'll continue monitoring and add more servers if needed. Thanks for your patience today!

20 July 2014

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14 July 2014

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14 July 2014

Hey folks! Nod here to talk about what happened with the build. Long story short, two things came up: First, nginx, a service we use to help load balancing and caching, decided that our server config was incorrect. We resolved that around 10:05am EDT, after removing some of the misbehaving app servers from the server pool. That was responsible for most of the odd login behavior between 7:00am and 10:00am EDT. After the config issue was resolved and the wayward servers were added back to the pool, we saw server performance continue to climb. We believe we have the culprit identified - it was a bugfix that caused many, many more calls to the server than it should have. This didn't show up on our test server nor was it seen by our QA team, but it became apparent once we resolved the config issue. We're building a fix for the performance problems now, and we hope to have it resolved very soon. Once that is resolved, we expect the game to be back to normal for our players. Thanks for your patience while we investigated these issues. We're not done just yet, but we wanted to let you know what was happening so you were in the loop.

14 July 2014

Good morning, Bannermen! Thanks to those players who have reported errors in the game - we are looking into the issue now and hope to have you all back in Westeros soon. In the meantime, any information you have about the details of your location, server name (if you can see it), IP address of your connection to the game (if you can see it) would be helpful. We have removed the non-responsive servers from the rotation so clearing cookies and refreshing should put you in a different, working server. It may be slow while others are reconnecting. Thanks for your patience while we sort through this.

14 July 2014

Hello Bannermen! Today we bring you a special weekly content build! This week, we bring you special changes in another Player Appreciation Week - more changes and more bufixes for all of our players! Send your Sworn Swords on any Adventure and earn 50% more XP, participate in our Seal Slot Sale, and check out new seals added to the shop. The Seal Slot Sale is here! Item and Sworn Sword seal slots 3, 4, 5, and 6 have had their gold cost reduced to 5 gold each. This totals more that 40% savings when unlocking all 6 slots on an item! This sale is also reflected on permanent Sworn Sword purchases in the shop. Peerless permanent Sworn Swords are now 23 Gold (35% discount!) while legendary are 18 (25% discount!). Please note, Sworn Swords that are in the shop at the time that the build goes live will retain their old price - but we’re also adding another 6 Sworn Swords to the keep, so some of your choices should reflect the new prices. New Sworn Swords that cycle in over the week will be available at the sale price. This build also contains Forging Bonds, Part 4: Defiance! Play through 10 all-new quests that follow the latest intrigue and betrayals in your Holdings! We have added four new evolution recipes: Illustrious Mercer, Master Assassin, Phalanx Commander, and Cavalry Commander. These new recipes each require a number of Legendary items dropped from adventures. These four items (one for each evolution recipe), along with the common and uncommon black gems, have had their drop rates doubled! And lastly, we have a huge number of bugfixes and improvements for the game. Our engineers and designers have been hard at work resolved a lot of those little things that annoy our players. We hope you’ll find Game of Thrones Ascent leaner and more polished than ever! Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - July 14, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly content build! This week, we bring you special changes in another Player Appreciation Week - more changes and more bufixes for all of our players! Send your Sworn Swords on any Adventure and earn 50% more XP, participate in our Seal Slot Sale, and check out new seals added t…

13 July 2014

The Iron Islands, ruled by House Greyjoy.

12 July 2014

Saturday Fun: New show - Cooking with Oberyn! pbs.twimg.com pbs.twimg.com

11 July 2014

World Events are coming! Read on for an introduction to the new system, and how it integrates with our new content, new adventures, and AvA! Introducing World Events to Game of Thrones Ascent | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Introducing World Events to Game of Thrones AscentBy Nod. July 11, 2014, 10:47 AMHello Bannermen! Today we’re going to talk about our upcoming World Events system, and how it integrates with the existing AvA system. What are World Events?Several months ago, the team sat down and discussed how AvA co…

10 July 2014

Hello Bannermen! The victors of the Bat Phase of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat have been announced! Rewards will be sent out shortly, and a blog post detailing the next phase should be published soon. The Winners of the Bat Phase of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com The Winners of the Bat Phase of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat!By Nod. July 10, 2014, 12:23 PMHello Bannermen! Today we have ... The Official Winners of the Bat Phase of Alliance vs Alliance Combat! First Place and Dark Nightmare: Kong’s Landing First in the Riverlands: A Thousand Eyes and OneFirst i…

9 July 2014

Are you dressed to kill, yet? This week only in the Shop, get your favourite Game of Thrones dresses and gowns. One Peerless and one Legendary Dress, as well as a Peerless Seal will be given in each Dressed to Kill Pack! Available until the next build.

8 July 2014

It's not easy bein' smallfolk. Get dungeon-y. www.disruptorbeam.com

7 July 2014

Hello Bannermen! Today's build has been delayed due to some anomalies. We hope to have the weekly build up later on today. We will keep you informed of the progress as we make it! Thanks for continuing to support Game of Thrones Ascent!

7 July 2014

Today we bring you a new content build, featuring Part 3 of Forging Bonds! Tension grows as the various candidates vying to be named as your heir start to bicker among themselves. Can you keep the peace in your holdings? This week’s update also features a new item pack, Dressed to Kill! 66 gold gets you one Peerless and one Legendary dress from your favorite leading ladies like Daenerys, Cersei, Margaery, and more! Additionally, items from Season 4 Episode 9, The Watchers on the Wall, are now available for purchase individually! Pick up Sam’s Crossbow, Giant Archers, Mammoths & more! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… As always, thank you for playing! Build Notes - July 7, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly content build, featuring Part 3 of Forging Bonds! Tension grows as the various candidates vying to be named as your heir start to bicker among themselves. Can you keep the peace in your holdings?

6 July 2014

What's your favorite piece of Game of Thrones lore?

5 July 2014

Saturday Fun: Enjoy these jokes only Game of Thrones fans will understand! 33 Jokes Only "Game Of Thrones" Fans Will Understand www.buzzfeed.com Winter is not going to get here for at least five more books. Warning: SPOILERS ARE COMING.

4 July 2014

Happy Independence Day to our American Bannermen! Enjoy some of these 'over the top' burger recipes we're sure would help the Mountain reach his 8000 calorie-per-day diet requirement! http://epicurious.com/articlesguides/blogs/…

3 July 2014

What's your AvA strategy?

3 July 2014

Just curious, has anyone been hoping for an Android version of the game? ;) Please see this thread: Calling all Android Users | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Hey, Bannermen! Our mobile publisher is requesting beta testers for Android and we’ll be sending them about 20 or more. If you would like to be part of the Google Group for testing GoTA on Android in the final stage before launch, please let me know via PM here in the forums so I can consider you fo…

2 July 2014

Hello Bannermen! We are pushing a new build shortly with some fixes and improvements! Some of these have to do with Sworn Swords getting stuck, or other pesky problems, like the chat log displaying the name of player's alliance rather than attacker's alliance. We wanted to get these fixes in so that our stuck players could participate in AvA as soon as possible. Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. Thanks for playing! http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - July 2, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Today we have a build with several bugfixes! Some of these have to do with Sworn Swords getting stuck, or other pesky problems, like the chat log displaying the name of player’s alliance rather than attacker’s alliance. We wanted to get these fixes in so that our stuck players could participate in…

2 July 2014

This week's pack is "My Name is Reek" and it's available in the Shop right now. Check out any items you may have missed from the final Game of Thrones Season 4 episodes!

1 July 2014

Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian Bannermen today, eh? In honour of the day, we give you the Game of Thrones Drinking Game! http://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/…

1 July 2014

Hello Bannermen! The servers are offline for maintenance for a brief time. We are expecting it to be less than 30 minutes. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!

30 June 2014

Announcement: The game will be offline for maintenance for a brief time tomorrow morning at 06:00 Eastern Time. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this causes our players and hope the delay will not be too long. We're expecting it to be less than 30 minutes. Thank you for your understanding!

30 June 2014

Today we bring you a new content build, featuring Part 2 of Forging Bonds! Our original questline continues, following your hard choices between children, suitors and rivals to name an heir for your lands. This week’s update also features new items in the Shop including the My Name is Reek item pack, containing salty new items such as Yara’s Axe, Reek’s Razor, and Theon’s Bow! We also have several great bug fixes for you today, including resolved issues with granting silver in Barter PtP attacks, and Sworn Swords loitering in garrisons after their Lord or Lady were removed from an Alliance. We have added several new task-based quests this week! Please note that these special quests are independent and are not required to receive new quests in Forging Bonds or any other Volume. Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Build Notes - June 30, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly content build, featuring Part 2 of Forging Bonds! Our original questline continues, following your hard choices between children, suitors and rivals to name an heir for your lands.

29 June 2014

Who is your favorite character in Game of Thrones?

28 June 2014

Saturday Fun: Which Game of Thrones character are you? Quiz: Which Game of Thrones character would you be? Quiz - The Oatmeal theoatmeal.com

27 June 2014

Where will you adventure today?

26 June 2014

The Free Cities. Explore...or aim to conquer Essos. www.disruptorbeam.com

25 June 2014

Do you have your Red Viper pack, yet? Get yours in the Shop until the new build goes live on Monday morning.

24 June 2014

HelloooOOOOooooo! ;) Timeline Photos http://peoplem.ag/yoJ06 We've been waiting for this photo ever since we heard about the Queen's plans to visit the @[74133697733:274:Game of Thrones] set. All the details: http://peoplem.ag/yoJ06

23 June 2014

Today we bring you a new build with the beginnings of Forging Bonds, a brand new volume of original quest content and unique items! Dive into your personal story as a rival family makes a bold play for your lands. Act decisively or risk losing everything you have worked so hard to gain! Picking up after Volume 4, the events of Forging Bonds return the story’s focus to your noble holdings and the threats and challenges you face from within and without. All players who have completed the Prologue can access Forging Bonds by selecting the new banner icon in the Volume Selector. This week’s update also features new items in the shop including the Red Viper pack, which contains brand new items like the Red Viper companion, and some older favorites such as the Red Viper’s Spear and Oberyn’s Stallion! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Build Notes - June 23, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your first post-Season 4 content build! Today we bring you the beginnings of Forging Bonds, a new volume of original quest content and unique items! Dive into your personal story as a rival family makes a bold play for your lands. Act decisively or risk losing everything you have worked…

22 June 2014

What kind of sworn sword would you be?

22 June 2014

Hey folks! The game went down around 6:15am. Our Ops team started talking to our hosting provider, and it appears that one of our cross-server machines had a major hardware failure and died. Everything is back up at this point! Thank you for your patience while we worked on this issue.

21 June 2014

Saturday Fun - with a "bunch" of spoilers (you have been warned): The Game of Thrones Title Sequence You Didn't Know You Were Waiting For We at the Wil Wheaton Project are easily amused, and we love Game of Thrones, and we love 70s theme songs. So it was only a matter of time before this happen...

21 June 2014

Happy Saturday, Bannermen! If you have GoTA on your iPad, version 1.1.9 is out now and we'd love you to go rate the app! Android and iPhone are getting polished now and will be out very soon... thanks for your support and encouragement while we get Ascent out to *ALL* players! :) Game of Thrones Ascent itunes.apple.com Get Game of Thrones Ascent on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

20 June 2014

The Eyrie - atop the Mountains of the Moon.

19 June 2014

Some of our players saw AvA issues since the start of the phase. We deployed a hotfix this afternoon that should have resolved these issues for players. Tomorrow morning we’ll start adding in the silver that wasn’t credited to camps because of this issue. By tomorrow afternoon, we hope to have all of the silver credited to camps. Thanks for your patience while we worked on this! This was a tough one to fix. # 104 - Are AvA Barters, spoils, and bribe working correctly? | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com We have server-side workers that process the results of AvA attacks. Based on the results of those attacks, those workers were taking a camp, saying the camp had X value, adding Y, and committing the value Z to the database. When multiple workers were modifying the same value at once (i.e. concurren…

19 June 2014

Whoops.

18 June 2014

Summerhall is a ruined castle in the Stormlands. Formerly a lightly fortified castle used by the Targaryens as a summer castle and royal residence, it was destroyed in a great fire in 259AC. While the heir apparent to the Iron Throne was known as the Prince of Dragonstone, a younger son could be titled the Prince of Summerhall. Located in or near the foothills of the Red Mountains, the ruins of Summerhall are close to the Stormlands' border with the Reach, east of the Cockleswhent and southeast of the Blueburn. The Boneway runs south from Summerhall through the Dornish Marches to Yronwood in Dorne. http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Summerhall

18 June 2014

The Books: the ultimate spoilers.

17 June 2014

The Bat Phase is live! Check out AvA Parties and save your hands some carpal tunnel syndrome with the new changes!

16 June 2014

Version 1.1.8 is now available on iPad! Please download the update, rate and review the app! Thanks, Bannermen. Americans: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/… Canadians: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/… Aussies: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/… Game of Thrones Ascent itunes.apple.com Get Game of Thrones Ascent on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

16 June 2014

Hello, Bannermen! We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from last night’s finale episode, The Children! Play through what you watched last night with 22 new quests following the events of the final episode of Season 4. This build also includes some major game systems, including a new Alliance vs. Alliance system to send out your Sworn Swords, our new Luck Bonus system to help out your crafting, the ability to lock Alliance camps from contributions, and numerous other fixes! We have introduced a new market into the game: The Westeros Market! This market is the first place where you will be able to acquire a Peerless Black Gem, used in our new Luck Bonus system. Tomorrow is the beginning of the next phase in Alliance vs. Alliance Combat: The Bat Phase! Gain the unique Dark Nightmare title and fight over Westeros in new and exciting ways. Get ready for the kickoff at 12:00pm EDT (16:00 UTC). Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - June 16, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your Monday content build, this time with 100% more new game systems! Play along with the Season Finale, and follow Bran into the ancient North, help Stannis take the Wall, and learn whose execution will happen in King’s Landing, with new quests, new items, and more! To celebrate the end…

15 June 2014

Happy Father's Day. Thank you to all the fathers out there who raise responsible, well-behaved children. Some kids can't be helped. www.disruptorbeam.com

14 June 2014

Saturday Fun! (WARNING: SPOILERS! Watch only if you've seen S4E9) Game of Thrones S4E9 - Shot Through the Heart

13 June 2014

AvA Updates! Bat Phase details! Crafting Updates! Click and read about the planned changes coming to Game of Thrones Ascent in next week's build! Luck Bonuses, AvA Updates, Performance Quests, and more! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com We have quite a big build for you next Monday. It’ll take more than patch notes to explain what’s going on, so here is a longer and more detailed list of what we’re pushing live!

13 June 2014

Visit the shop today or this weekend to get "The Watchers on the Wall" Pack, available until the new build goes live Monday. Enjoy this Sunday's final episode of the season! We'll be watching with you...

12 June 2014

The winners of the Thunder Phase of AvA have been announced! And look for a more detailed blog post on the changes coming to Bat Phase, our next phase of AvA, published very soon! The Winners of the Thunder Phase of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com The Winners of the Thunder Phase of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat! First Place and Great Striker: A Thousand Eyes and One.

11 June 2014

Highgarden, the seat of House Tyrell. Explore Westeros in Game of Thrones Ascent www.disruptorbeam.com

9 June 2014

Want new Sworn Sword images? They're coming! New Sworn Sword Portrait Shoot | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Hey everyone!'An often-heard request is to have more Sworn Sword portraits for the game. Today, we had one of our artists come into the office to take reference photos for new Sworn Swords. There's only one difference - the references are us!

9 June 2014

Hello, Bannermen! Welcome to your Monday content build! By this time you’ve had a chance to digest last night’s events - quite exciting! We have last night’s content in the game - you can play through The Watchers on the Wall as soon as you log in. Battle Mance Rayder’s army alongside the Night’s Watch, and learn whether any kings or the Warden of the North might come to their aid, with new quests, new items, new adventures and more! We also have a number of significant bugfixes and performance fixes in today’s build, including the squashing of some poor performance when logging in and using your inventory. Lastly, we’re bringing you a fond remembrance pack, “You Know Nothing,” available in the shop. It contains of the favorite items used by our brooding Northman and his crimson partner. Check it out, continue grabbing The Mountain and the Viper pack, or purchase the full Mockingbird pack today! Thanks for your patience, and we’ll see you in-game! Build Notes - June 9, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your Monday content build! By this time you’ve had a chance to digest last night’s events - quite exciting! We have last night’s content in the game - you can play through The Watchers on the Wall as soon as you log in. Battle Mance Rayder’s army alongside the Night’s Watch, and learn whe…

8 June 2014

Cersei Lannister: Can't say I've ever met a Sand before. [awkward silence] Ellaria Sand: We are everywhere in Dorne. I have ten thousand brothers and sisters. Oberyn Martell: Bastards are born of passion, aren't they? We don't despise them in Dorne. Game of Thrones: The Lion and the Rose (#4.2) (2014)

7 June 2014

Not cool, dude. Man ruins Game of Thrones with series of novels full of spoilers undergroundmgzn.com The entertainment industry was today warning fans of the popular HBO series Game Of Thrones to be avoid ‘at all costs’ a series of books by a rogue enthusiast. George R.R. Martin has written five whole volumes consisting solely of spoilers for the popular television show.

6 June 2014

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” ~ Heraclitus

5 June 2014

Make sure you check out this week's Pack - The Mountain and The Viper - in the Shop until Monday!

4 June 2014

Android, iOS, and Crafting for Game of Thrones Ascent by Nod It has been a little while since our last dev blog, so here we are with some updates on what we’re currently working on! Android, iOS, and Crafting for Game of Thrones Ascent | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Android, iOS, and Crafting for Game of Thrones AscentBy Nod. June 3, 2014, 5:18 PMHello Bannermen! It has been a little while since our last dev blog, so here we are with some updates on what we’re currently working on! iPhone and AndroidHere’s what so many of you have been waiting for! Our team has…

3 June 2014

It's the one-year anniversary of the Red Wedding. Do you remember your reaction? See some of the best reactions, here [Warning! S3 Spoilers]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78juOpTM3tE

2 June 2014

Hello, Bannermen! We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from last night’s episode, The Mountain and the Viper! Play through what you watched last night with 20 new quests following the events of Season 4, Episode 8. Quite a smashing episode last night! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and though we knew what was going to happen, we didn’t quite expect it to play out that way! Today we have new quests and items for The Mountain and the Viper, including your first chance to get Oberyn’s Spear, the Mountain’s Helmet, and other iconic items from last night’s episode! Today also sees the companion deal for last week’s Swords of Westeros pack: the Armors of Westeros! We have brought back 15 peerless armors, including some of our most popular pieces from episodes past, and added all of them to the store as well as in a random pack for 15% off. We also have the full item pack for Season Four Episode Six appearing in our deals. Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - June 2, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your Monday content build! Quite a smashing episode last night! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and though we knew what was going to happen, we didn’t quite expect it to play out that way! Today we have new quests and items for The Mountain and the Viper, including your first ch…

1 June 2014

In dire straits. Game of Thrones Ascent Social Game | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com

31 May 2014

Our Mother's Day Poetry Contest Winners have been announced! Congratulations to the winners, and big thanks to all who entered. :) Winners of the Mother’s Day Poetry Contest! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Winners of the Mother’s Day Poetry Contest!By Khatie. May 30, 2014, 3:03 PMGreetings, Bannermen!Earlier this month we announced our Mother's Day Poetry Contest, continuing the tradition of wanting to highlight the creativity of our Game of Thrones Ascent players!The Community Fan Poetry Contest was…

30 May 2014

Eat all the chickens. All of them.

29 May 2014

Fire cannot kill a dragon.

28 May 2014

The Twins.

28 May 2014

Uh-huh. Dragon. Well…ok. (whistles and shuffles away)

27 May 2014

Come tell your friends to play Game of Thrones Ascent, and make sure to grab your own code for the latest King's Gifts! PLAY NOW GameofThrones.disruptorbeam.com

27 May 2014

Hello, Bannermen! We are pushing our weekly build this morning! We hope you had a great weekend, and celebrated with a Season Four rewatch! To celebrate the break between episodes, and to give our AvA and non-AvA players an exciting change, we have increased the XP for all adventures by 100% That means that any adventures completed until June 2nd will grant double the XP to your Sworn Swords. Use this chance to increase the level of your armies, and grab the Fealty-specific shields and companions from our Volume Four adventures! This morning also sees a return of the Gold Promo, giving our players a chance to pick up a unique item with their purchase of $20 or more: The Hound’s Knife! The Hound’s Knife brings Sandor Clegane’s famous side-blade to you and yours. A permanent peerless item, it gives 25/25/25 to Battle, Trade, and Intrigue, as well as giving an 8% bonus to Aid, Sabotage, and Swindle when attacking. Pick up this unique item in the gold promo until June 2nd, 2014! Two special packs have entered the store, with a special “Last of His Name” pack celebrated the most momentous wedding King’s Landing has ever seen! Pick up a Peerless item, Legendary item, and Seal from this pack today, or save your gold for the sharpest pack ever sold: Swords of Westeros! 15 of the greatest blades the Seven Kingdoms have ever seen have entered the shop as individual purchases, or you may get a random Peerless Sword for a 15% discount. Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - May 27, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your Tuesday content build! We’re a day later this week due to the holiday, and also because we did not have a new show episode to follow. We hope you had a great weekend, and celebrated with a Season Four rewatch!

25 May 2014

"Winter is coming." - House Stark Game of Thrones Ascent Social Game | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com

24 May 2014

Next week's build will be on Tuesday instead of Monday (holiday in the US) and there will not be episodic content (no episode this weekend) but you can look forward to some sweet new deals in the Shop! In the meantime, enjoy these 11 Infographs that describe Game of Thrones perfectly!

23 May 2014

No home is ever truly complete without its own betrayal garden. Game of Thrones Ascent Social Game | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com

22 May 2014

Some of our iPad players who logged in today between 1:30 PM EDT and 3:30 PM EDT may have inadvertently run into a glitch causing their app to crash. Please find the workaround here on our forums, thank you. Crashing Issues with the iPad App since 2 PM EST 05/22 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com What happened? One of our partners made an update that was incorrectly configured, which was then passed along to any iPad players who logged in between 10:37am PDT (17:37 UTC) and 12:30pm PDT (19:30 UTC). Once we became aware of this, we worked with them to revert their change. Unfortunately, our p…

22 May 2014

Remember to keep a-head of the competition. :) http://gota.disruptorbeam.com/

21 May 2014

Hodor? Hodor.

20 May 2014

Love playing Game of Thrones Ascent? Now you can ascend to the Iron Throne on the go, on your iPad! Download Now! itunes.apple.com Get Game of Thrones Ascent on the App Store.

19 May 2014

Hello, Bannermen! Welcome to your Monday content build, featuring both our Thunder Phase changes and the latest content and items from last night’s episode, Mockingbird! Relive the events of Mockingbird with another beautiful dress adorned by Daenerys Targaryen, Podrick’s Armor, a victorious Melee Champion, along with seals, boons, and of course, Kidney Pie. This week we have another market for you to visit: the busy docks and warehouses of King’s Landing! Break open one of their many boxes to receive anything from a seal to the iconic greatsword of House Stark, Ice. Priced at 11 gold, this pack is accessible to many players, and gives a chance to acquire some of the rarest items at a fraction of their cost. Today’s build brings an enormous number of changes to Alliance vs. Alliance Combat! In preparation for the Thunder Phase of AvA, we published a detailed blog entry going over all of the changes. Please read our blog for all of the changes. Today’s build also contains several bugfixes related to Alliance vs. Alliance Combat. Build Notes - May 19, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your Monday content build, featuring both our Thunder Phase changes and the latest content and items from last night’s episode, Mockingbird! Relive the events of Mockingbird with another beautiful dress adorned by Daenerys Targaryen, Podrick’s Armor, a victorious Melee Champion, along wit…

18 May 2014

"Night gathers, and now my watch begins."

17 May 2014

Mario always pays his debts! Video Game of Thrones: Super Mario World Mario always pays his debts... With Dragon Coins! This is the show open for Game of Thrones... if it were set in the World of Super Mario! Check out the side...

16 May 2014

You are in a heated debate over the cost of a broken cart. You didn’t know your own strength. Whoops. Would you [attack] the owner with your new uber-strength, help him fix it [aid], or [bribe] a city guard to look the other way? http://gota.disruptorbeam.com/

15 May 2014

You are being transported to Westeros. You can bring one item from your house with you. What is it? http://gota.disruptorbeam.com/

14 May 2014

Weddings…uhhh…nope. http://gota.disruptorbeam.com/

13 May 2014

The latest pack "The Laws of Gods and Men" is available now, in the Shop. Yara Greyjoy's Armor, Tyrion's Manacles, and the Bolton Hunting Dogs are just a few of the items that await!

12 May 2014

The official winners of the Eel Shock Phase of AvA have been announced! Rewards should be sent out shortly. The Winners of the Eel Shock Phase of Alliance vs Alliance Combat! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Disruptor Beam is proud to present ... The Official Winners of the Eel Shock Phase of Alliance vs Alliance Combat! First Place and Grand Conqueror: Winter is Coming Alliance

12 May 2014

Hello, Bannermen! We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from last night’s episode, The Laws of Gods and Men! Play through what you watched last night with 21 new quests following the events of Season 4, Episode 6. Follow along with a Greyjoy raid, Davos’ attempts to secure a loan from the Iron Bank, and Tyrion’s trial. Additionally, pick up iconic items from the episode, such as Yara Greyjoy’s armor and Daenerys’s Council Dress in the new The Laws of Gods and Men item pack. We have added in a new type item to the store: The Vaes Dothrak market! Gathering together loot from the Dothraki hordes, it brings a chance to acquire legendary or peerless items to players at a cheap price! It is guaranteed to always give an item 9 gold or better for a price of 10 gold. Grab some today! Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - May 12, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly build! Today we bring you 21 new quests following the events of Season 4, Episode 6, “The Laws of Gods and Men”!

11 May 2014

“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.” http://gota.disruptorbeam.com/

10 May 2014

Saturday Fun: Dan Newbie makes beautiful music from the Game of Thrones theme on kitchen items! Enjoy! 'Game Of Thrones' Theme Song Like You've Never Heard It www.huffingtonpost.com Dan Newbie can turn anything into an instrument. He blew us away with his cover of the iconic "Super Mario Bros." music a few weeks ago. Now, Newbie has returned by popular demand with the "Game of Thrones" theme song performed...

9 May 2014

What do we say to the Lord of Death? http://gota.disruptorbeam.com/

8 May 2014

Winterfell – come for the intrigue, stay for the ominous visions of ravens.

7 May 2014

What do Tommen's Cloak, Myrcella's Ship, and Robin's Toy Bird all have in common? They're available now in the Shop in the "First of His Name" Pack. Enjoy!

7 May 2014

What do Tommen's Cloak, Mycella's Ship, and Robin's Toy Bird all have in common? They're available now in the Shop in the "First of His Name" Pack. Enjoy!

6 May 2014

Announcing our latest contest, just in time for Mother's Day! Read all about it in our Community Forums: Community Mother’s Day Poetry Contest! | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Continuing the tradition of wanting to highlight the creativity of our Game of Thrones Ascent players we’re elated to announce our first-ever Community Fan Poetry Contest!

5 May 2014

Hello, Bannermen! Welcome to your weekly build! Did you enjoy last night’s episode? How about that attack in the cold north, or the thing in King’s Landing? Remember that these build notes can have spoilers from last night’s episode, so beware! Today we have several dozen new quests following the events of Season Four, Episode Five! Follow Daenerys and consolidate her holdings in Meereen, witness the coronation of King Tommen, and fight the mutineers at Craster’s Keep! We’re halfway through the season, and we hope you have been having fun! Today’s build, in addition to some bugfixes, also contains two new systems. The first is a Loyalty Award system, rewarding players for playing on their account anniversaries. On your week, two week, month, two month, six month, and year anniversary, receive special items, silver, and gold just for being a player of Game of Thrones Ascent! The second system is a code redemption system. We’ll be posting more about this system in an upcoming blog! Thanks for reading, and have a great day! Build Notes - May 5, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly build! Did you enjoy last night’s episode? How about that attack in the cold north, or the thing in King’s Landing? Remember that these build notes can have spoilers from last night’s episode, so beware!

4 May 2014

“Where do the wolves keep the knives?”

3 May 2014

Saturday Fun: Perhaps this means the Starks and Lannisters are finally ready to "Let It Go"? GAME OF THRONES’ Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow Get Disney Prince-ified www.nerdist.com A universe mash-up like Game of Thrones and Disney should not work, theoretically speaking. They're diametrically opposed, couldn't-be-colder polar opposites. One is all blood, death, sex, deception... and the other is, well, not. But after the ladies of...

2 May 2014

After a shipwreck, you find yourself somehow stranded beyond the wall with your crew. A White Walker approaches. Do you fight, flee, or feed him your friends? http://gota.disruptorbeam.com/

1 May 2014

Do you like free stuff? Do you like Game of Thrones Ascent? Well, now you can have both! New Loyalty Awards are coming with next Monday's build. And the best part is that Gold, items, and the awards are applied retroactively! Share the news and click below to read more about it. New Loyalty Awards for our players! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Two months ago, on our anniversary, we introduced an award for our players who have been with us for a year. With next week's build, we're introducing new awards to thank players who have been playing Game of Thrones Ascent at specific milestones.

30 April 2014

We’re pleased to announce the beginning of the Eel Shock Phase. Bring your swords and shields, a new Alliance versus Alliance combat experience awaits. The theme is fast and furious – and awesome rewards will come to those who succeed. This phase ends Saturday May 10th at 12:00PM EDT (16:00 UTC), so get gaming! http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/…

29 April 2014

If you saw this week's episode of Game of Thrones "Oathkeeper", you won't want to miss the chance to own items from the episode, available now in the Shop!

28 April 2014

Hello Bannermen! We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from last night’s episode, Oathkeeper! Play through what you watched last night! Take this opportunity to celebrate in style with many of the items featured in this episode, including Jaime’s iconic sword Oathkeeper and Brienne’s Blue Armor! Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - April 28, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly build for Game of Thrones Ascent! Follow through the events in the latest episode of Game of Thrones with new quests, items, and a new shop pack!

25 April 2014

The Official Winners of the Eel Phase have been announced! Rewards should be sent out later this afternoon. The Winners of the Eel Phase of Alliance vs Alliance Combat! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com The Official Winners of the Eel Phase of Alliance vs Alliance Combat! First Place and Grand Viper: Kong’s Landing

25 April 2014

Awesome Rolling Stone article with the great GRRM himself about many things including where he gets his inspiration for Game of Thrones! Enjoy. George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview www.rollingstone.com The novelist goes deep on the future of his books and the TV series they begat

24 April 2014

Bannermen, the changes for next week's Eel Shock Phase are up! This is a short, one-week phase of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat, sped up and optimized for maximum attacks! Though we're still sad we couldn't call this Eel Phase 2: Electric Boogaloo ... Eel Shock Phase Changes | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com We’re changing things up based on the reduced length of time for the Eel Shock Phase (formerly Eel Phase 2: Electric Eel Boogaloo). We just finalized the changes today, so we wanted to let everyone know. Keep in mind that these changes are for the Eel Shock phase ONLY!

23 April 2014

A very Happy Name Day to D. B. Weiss, Screenwriter and Executive Producer of Game of Thrones! We hope someone got you a decent cake...

22 April 2014

Follow Mhysa as she begins her siege of Meereen, and follow the storyline of Game of Thrones Season Four, Episode Three, with our shop pack Breaker of Chains!

21 April 2014

Greetings, Mobile Bannermen! Build 1.1.5 is now live in the App Store; please update when you have the chance and be sure to give the app a 5-star rating to help our reach! Thanks for your support. ☆☆☆☆☆ You can read the build notes, here: http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - iOS 1.1.5 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com The newest update for Game of Thrones Ascent features a feast of bug fixes and a pigeon pie of performance improvements. Don’t get all choked up, we want you to enjoy the party. We hope you are enjoying the new quests and items available each week pulled straight from each episode on HBO! Why don’t…

21 April 2014

Hello, Bannermen! Welcome to your weekly build for Game of Thrones Ascent! Witness the mourning for Joffrey, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and the start of the Siege of Meereen. Follow through the important events in the Game of Thrones with new quests, items, and a new shop pack! The first Volume Four adventures have been added to the game! We have introduced the concept of fealty-specific adventures, giving players of different fealties something different to do in Volume Four. Future Volume Four adventures will have unique, fealty-specific items as their loot, but for now, these first adventures offer another way to gain uncommon resources. We continue our fixes to achievements in today’s build, with many more achievements now working. The vast majority of achievements have now been fixed and verified as working, and we have added back in two Targaryen achievements after changing how they are acquired. Please note that these fixes are NOT retroactive; we looked into making them retroactive, but were unable to. We have also made changes to PtP random targets, bringing their levels back in line with your character’s level. Lastly, we have several other bug fixes and tweaks to the game. Thanks for reading, and have a great day! Build Notes - April 21, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly build for Game of Thrones Ascent! Witness the mourning for Joffrey, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, and the start of the Siege of Meereen. Follow through the important events in the Game of Thrones with new quests, items, and a new shop pack!

19 April 2014

Saturday Fun! Warning, may contain spoilers in the form of delicious chicken - do not click if you are not up-to-date with the Game of Thrones. Enjoy! Every Chicken in the Room www.innatthecrossroads.com Every Chicken in the RoomBy Chelsea M-C On April 18, 2014 · Add Comment“You served the king. You’re really going to die for a chicken?”“Someone is.”Polliver and the Hound, Season 4, Episode 1Thoughts:Arya and the Hound are everyone’s favorite murder-hobos. I mean, think about it. If anyone else were…

18 April 2014

Wishing all our Bannermen a very happy weekend. Will you be searching for eggs? Or perhaps trying to quicken one? ;)

16 April 2014

Margaery's lovely wedding dress. The pie Joff slashed. The goblet that changed everything in a moment. All these and more can be yours in our new item pack - The Lion and the Rose - available in the Shop right now until Monday. Get your souvenirs from the Purple Wedding while you can!

15 April 2014

We picked some of our favorites from the PAX East 2014 photo booth! PAX East - Best of the Booth We picked some of our favorites from the PAX East 2014 photo booth!

15 April 2014

PAX East 2014 is in the bag but the entire Game of Thrones Ascent Team is thrilled at how many players stopped by our booth and said hello, took pictures and played the game (including the upcoming Android version)! THANK YOU, Bannermen, for being awesome! Please tag yourself in your images and share with your friends. See you next year!

14 April 2014

Hello Bannermen! We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from last night’s episode, The Lion and the Rose! Play through what you watched last night, including the Royal Wedding and more! Take this opportunity to celebrate in style with many of the items featured in this episode, including Joffrey’s iconic sword Widow’s Wail and Margaery’s Wedding Dress. Today’s build also includes many bugfixes, including repairing the Pacts system! Players can again send Ale and Bacon to their spouses. Please note that while you can cancel betrothal pacts before the wedding, a marriage in Westeros cannot be ended except through death. Choose your spouse wisely! We have also fixed the Achievement system so that checklist achievements function again! Additionally, we removed those pesky tooltips that were stopping some players from accessing the new Volume Selector. Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/gota/… Build Notes - April 14, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your content build for Game of Thrones, Season 4, Episode 2: The Lion and the Rose! This morning, play through what you watched last night, including the Royal Wedding and more! Take this opportunity to celebrate in style with many of the items featured in this episode, including Joffrey’...

12 April 2014

Seen at PAX: Ocarina of Thrones.

10 April 2014

Have you sworn fealty to the Martells yet? Check out the latest item pack, Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken, and grab items such as Red Mountain Armor, Oberyn's Stallion, Martell Shield, and more before they're gone from the shop!

9 April 2014

Heading to #PAXEast? Read on for final details on the Disruptor Beam booth and our Saturday night party! Disruptor Beam PAX East 2014 Party and Booth Details! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Hey Bannermen! This is the week! Time to tell the final details for our PAX East plans. We have been hard at work getting the booth ready, and we cannot wait to show you some of the exciting stuff we have planned!

8 April 2014

This week in the Shop - items based on Season 4, Episode 1 are yours for the taking in our "Two Swords" Pack! Enjoy.

7 April 2014

Hello, Bannermen! Bannermen, welcome to the first content build for Season Four of HBO’s Game of Thrones! This morning, you may play through Two Swords, the first episode of Season Four, as well as try your hand for iconic items from the episode, including Jamie’s Golden Hand or Jorah Mormont’s armor! We have added two dozen new quests that take you through the events seen in the show, which you may play by selecting Volume Four from the volume selector. We have also launched Game of Thrones Ascent’s newest fealty, the Martells! Ancient house of Rhoynish descent, the Martells and their Glasshouse building have finally come to the game. This marks the eighth fealty added to Game of Thrones Ascent, and our Bannermen are immediately able to join the game as new Martell Bannermen. In addition, we have added dozens of new, unique Martell quests that take you through the storyline as a citizen of the great lands of Dorne. Today begins a gold promo to celebrate the beginning of Season Four! For a limited time, pick up a unique Boneway Scorpion, a companion from the sandy desert of Dorne. Celebrating the launch of Season Four and the Martells, this Scorpion offers a powerful bonus to our crafty and harassing players. We are excited to begin Season Four with our Bannermen, and we cannot wait to share the next nine episodes with you. As our Bannermen know, Valar Dohaeris: all men must serve. Take this time to serve Dorne and the powerful Martells today! Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Build Notes - April 7, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Bannermen, welcome to the first content build for Season Four of HBO’s Game of Thrones! This morning, you may play through Two Swords, the first episode of Season Four, as well as try your hand for iconic items from the episode, including Jamie’s Golden Hand or Jorah Mormont’s armor! We have added t...

6 April 2014

Will you be watching? We will! We hope all our Bannermen enjoy tonight's Game of Thrones episode. #TakeTheThrone Timeline Photos We're only 2 hours away from #GoTSeason4. Tell us who you think the most powerful person in Westeros is using #TakeTheThrone.

5 April 2014

Saturday Fun: What if Game of Thrones was a classic sitcom? What If Game Of Thrones Was A Classic Sitcom? io9.com The opening credits would probably look something like this. We're so excited about the return of Game of Thrones on Sunday, we asked our friend Garrison Dean to imagine what the show would look like if it was a classic 1970s-1980s sitcom. But what he came up with was way more insane than we ever ex...

3 April 2014

9 minute recap of Game of Thrones, just in time for Sunday's premiere! Timeline Photos Three days till GAME OF THRONES returns! Can YOU remember everything? No? Well let us help! -> http://mvp.to/1lDJrGE

3 April 2014

"There is entirely too much tut-tutting in this realm, if you ask me. All these kings would do a deal better if they put down their swords and listened to their mothers." - Olenna Redwyne, the Queen of Thorns Equip yourself and your Sworn Swords with Lady Olenna's garb today, in our Queen or Thorns pack!

2 April 2014

We are pushing a new build in a few minutes with bugfixes! Additionally, as a thank you to all our players for your support, adventures now grant Double XP for a limited time only! This is a great time to get your Sworn Swords ready for Season Four next week! Additionally, we have listened to your feedback, and we have a new, improved version of the Volume Selector for this build. Also check out the “Queen of Thorns” and “Best of Season 3” packs in the shop! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Build Notes - April 2, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Today we have a new content build with some special changes for Player Appreciation Week. Send your Sworn Swords on any Adventure and earn Double XP! Check out a special deal with the best of Volume 3 items, at a 40% discount! And keep an eye out this week as we lead up to the season premiere of Gam...

1 April 2014

Interested in working for the company that makes Game of Thrones Ascent? We're currently recruiting for 7 open positions in engineering, marketing, QA, DevOps and data science. Please share if you think you know someone! http://disruptorbeam.com/jobs NOTE: All of these positions are located in our Framingham, MA office, and are not remote. Jobs | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com

1 April 2014

Hello Bannermen! We will be pushing out our weekly content build tomorrow instead of today, so we can get a few more bugfixes and extra testing done. But in the meantime, here is a sneak peak of one of the new camps you'll be able to build ... in Dorne! The Eel phase of AvA begins tomorrow, with the all-new region of Dorne! Thanks for your patience, and we'll keep you updated.

29 March 2014

Saturday Fun: House of Cards fans will appreciate this one - Frank Underwood visits Westeros, and it's all going according to his plan... *Knocks twice* Game of Thrones + House of Cards = House of Thrones | ToastyTV @Quiznos www.youtube.com Game of Thrones meets House of Cards in Frank Underwood's new hit "House of Thrones." Who lives? Who dies? You got to watch this toasty video to find out! Cu...

28 March 2014

Thanks for making Game of Thrones Ascent one of the top games in the iPad Apps Store! Don't forget to tell your friends Game of Thrones Ascent is now available on Apple iPad devices! Download here: http://bit.ly/GoTonIPAD We'd also love it if our players would take the time to rate us and help us reach 5 Stars. ☆☆☆☆☆ Have a happy weekend in Westeros! :) Timeline Photos Game of Thrones Ascent is now available on Apple iPad devices! Download here: http://bit.ly/GoTonIPAD First released online via Facebook, Kongregate and DisruptorBeam.com in 2013, iPad users can now enjoy the first ever social game based on the award-winning HBO® @[74133697733:274:Game of Thrones] show and literary works of George R.R. Martin. Players can lead the life of a noble of Westeros, playing with (or against) each other while swindling with the swipe of a finger in a persistent, authentic world. Download the iPad® version in the App Store starting today at: http://bit.ly/GoTonIPAD Game of Thrones Ascent is in Open Beta, now! Click the Play Game button at the top of this page to join us in Westeros...

27 March 2014

You've got to love when the great man himself blogs about you. Thanks, GRRM! Welcome, Game of Thrones fans! Game of Thrones Ascent for iPad grrm.livejournal.com An Announcement brought to you by the Minions of Fevre River: Last year, Disruptor Beam developed Game of Thrones Ascent for the Web, and several million players—comprising thousands of alliances--have joined the conflict in Westeros. Today, Disruptor Beam just launched a new version of the…

26 March 2014

Game of Thrones Ascent is now available on Apple iPad devices! Download here: http://bit.ly/GoTonIPAD First released online via Facebook, Kongregate and DisruptorBeam.com in 2013, iPad users can now enjoy the first ever social game based on the award-winning HBO® Game of Thrones show and literary works of George R.R. Martin. Players can lead the life of a noble of Westeros, playing with (or against) each other while swindling with the swipe of a finger in a persistent, authentic world. Download the iPad® version in the App Store starting today at: http://bit.ly/GoTonIPAD

25 March 2014

Game of Thrones Ascent fans! Check out our product roadmap to get a feel for some of the exciting plans we have over the next several months, and join in the discussion on our forums! http://disruptorbeam.com/blog/entry/… Game of Thrones Ascent - Product Roadmap Spring 2014 | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Game of Thrones Ascent - Product Roadmap Spring 2014By Jon Radoff. March 25, 2014, 10:05 PMHi everyone! We wanted to share a high-level overview of the things we’ll be working on over the next few months. There are three big themes to what we’re working on:Making alliances and alliance conflict mo...

25 March 2014

Hello, Bannermen! Today we have the second half of Volume You, Part 20: The Taste of Vengeance! Strike a defining blow against House Goldfoot, and explore the newest items and quests in the game. This is it, the end of Volume You, so get ready to move into Season Four. We cannot wait to show you what’s in store for this season! This week’s pack brings some of Daenerys Stormborn’s iconic outfits and items back to the Shop, as well as bringing Littlefinger’s Ship, Dagger, Pin, and other accessories of the Small Council to the Shop as individual items. Two new deals are available: A pack of Direwolves for your Keep, and eight seals from the Hands of the King. Purchase three Direwolves, or kit out your inventory with peerless and legendary seals from King’s Landing, each at a 20% discount off their normal price! Lastly, we have some changes for which Alliances are shown as available to join for new players, as well as some anti-exploit changes to the game. It is now more difficult to play the game in multiple tabs, as well as some crafting changes to prevent exploitation through 0-second crafting. Build Notes - March 25, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Today we have the second half of Volume You, Part 20: The Taste of Vengeance! Strike a defining blow against House Goldfoot, and explore the newest items and quests in the game. This is it, the end of Volume You, so get ready to move into Season Four. We cannot wait to show you what’s in store for t...

24 March 2014

We're updating our site and forum software so there may be a temporary downtime at http://disruptorbeam.com./ The game should not be affected. We apologize for the inconvenience!

21 March 2014

"Thousands of years ago, there came a night that lasted a generation. Kings froze to death in their castles, same as the shepherds in their huts, and women smothered their babies rather than see them starve, and wept, and felt their tears freeze on their cheeks. So is this the sort of story that you like?" - Old Nan George R.R. Martin Says Game of Thrones Film Being "Actively Discussed" io9.com As we count the days until Game of Thrones returns to our screens, we're also obsessing about another ticking clock: How long until the TV show overtakes George R.R. Martin's books? How can the show end when the story hasn't ended on the page? And now, Martin says they're seriously talking about end...

20 March 2014

Hodor! Hodor hodor, hodor. Hodor hodor. Hodor.

19 March 2014

Hello, Bannermen! Today we have a small build This build contains several small changes and will be pushed live at 2:00pm EST (18:00 UTC). The first change reverts the volume selector change we made yesterday. We’re sorry we let you down with this change, and rather than have you work through it while we make improvements, we are reverting the change. We are looking into a better way to both accommodate future volumes and provide an easier way to view your Boss Challenges. Until that is ready, you may use the old version. We also have added a new deal to the store, featuring three sets of peerless seals from the Stark women, and fixed a blocker bug for players stuck at the end of Volume You, Part 19. Thanks for reading, and have a great day! Build Notes - March 19, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Today we have a small build. The first change is reverting the volume selector change we made yesterday. We’re sorry we let you down with this change, and rather than have you work through it while we make improvements, we are reverting the change. We are looking into a better way to both accommodat...

18 March 2014

We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from Volume You, Part 20: Eyes to the West! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Build Notes - March 18, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Today we have our weekly content build! This build contains the first half of Volume You, Part 20: Eyes to the West. Renew old ties and re-engage with with the great names of Westeros, as we continue towards the beginning of Season Four. We also have something special for the shop … that’s right, it...

17 March 2014

The River Road is a major highway in the Seven Kingdoms. It runs west to east across the continent from Casterly Rock and Lannisport on the west coast, to the crossroads with the Kingsroad and the Eastern Road near the Crossroads Inn. ~ Game of Thrones Wikia May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. (traditional gaelic blessing) ♧ Hoping all our Bannerman are enjoying wandering Westeros today!

14 March 2014

Coming to PAX East? It's only 27 days away! Disruptor Beam will have a huge announcement for the show, as well as showing off the first Android version of the game, a Meet and Greet party, and we'll be on seven panels! Click the link and read our blog post for all of the details. Disruptor Beam at PAX East 2014! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Disruptor Beam at PAX East 2014!By Nod. March 14, 2014, 2:59 PM Hello everyone! Disruptor Beam has big plans for PAX East 2014! As you may know, Disruptor Beam is based in the Boston area, so having one of the largest gaming conventions on the planet in our backyard is something we look forward to a...

14 March 2014

The Master of Whispers Pack is available now for all Game of Thrones fans playing Ascent - if you like Varys, eunuchs or just being sneaky, don't miss it! In the Shop only until March 18, 2014.

13 March 2014

We have a unique and exciting opportunity for a select few Bannermen living in the New England area. We have a small number of invitations to the Boston GoT Season 4 Premiere Screening on March 26th, we want you! This is something no Game of Thrones fan would want to miss. Follow the link below for details and how to enter! Attention: New England Area Bannermen! | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com We have a unique and exciting opportunity for a select few Bannermen living in the New England area.

12 March 2014

Hello Bannermen, Game of Thrones Ascent will be unavailable to players on Thursday, March 13th from 5:00am to 6:30am EDT. This downtime is to complete backend database upgrades for all versions of Game of Thrones Ascent. Thank you for your understanding!

12 March 2014

This must have been a fun day! Behind the Scenes of Our Cover Shoot with the Cast of 'Game of Thrones' www.youtube.com Watch Annie Leibovitz photograph the cast in Northern Ireland. Subscribe to the all-new Vanity Fair channel here: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIsbLox_y9d...

11 March 2014

Hello, Bannermen! Welcome to your weekly Content build! Today’s build has the newest part of Volume You, Maester’s Choice! Set Maester Lucas free to pursue his dreams of magic, and complete new quests around his newfound freedom! Today’s build also contains many bugfixes, as well as a newly-redesigned Boss Challenge screen. For the last four months, our engineering team has been peeling back bugs related to stats. For this build, the game will check and correct your Sworn Sword’s stats when you send them out on an Adventure, Quest, AvA, or PtP action. This should update any Sworn Swords for players who still had bugged stats. Boss Challenges now more clearly show both chat, damage, and the ability to add friends during the Boss Challenge. We have also added a feature to the web version of the game which was first present on the iOS version: the ability to refresh your Boss Challenge actions for two gold. Similar to how you can speed up production, quests, or adventures, you may speed up your Boss Challenges by refreshing your actions. This only applies to your Boss Challenges - you cannot refresh actions for Alliance Challenges or friend’s Boss Challenges. Lastly, several annoying bugs have been squashed, including the bonus goal for Volume One, Chapter Three; the Shop not refreshing after items being purchased; Boss Challenge damage stats working correctly; and many more fixes! Please read the entire build notes for a full list. PLEASE NOTE: These bugfixes could cause your Sworn Sword stats to actually decrease if he or she still had bugged stats from before all of our fixes! Several of the bugs caused percentages to be doubled, or count multiple times. If you had not updated your Sworn Swords, their stats may change. These fixes will make your Sworn Sword stats more accurate, but will not necessarily make them higher. If you have questions about what your stats should be, several of our players have excellent stat calculators to help you look at your Character and Sworn Swords. You can view Orys Lothston’s Stats Calculator on the forums, or check out some of our other resources on the Wiki. Thanks for reading, and have a great day! Build Notes - March 11, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly Content build! Today’s build has the newest part of Volume You, Master’s Choice! Set Maester Lucas free to pursue his dreams of magic, and complete new quests around his newfound freedom! Today’s build also contains many bugfixes, as well as a newly-redesigned Boss Challenge s...

10 March 2014

“Nothing burns like the cold.” - A Game of Thrones

8 March 2014

Saturday Funnies: In case there is a single Bannerman in the Kingdom who has not seen this Game of Thrones parody yet, enjoy! Maroon 5 Payphone PARODY: Game of Thrones! Key Of Awesome #59 www.youtube.com Adam Levine is quitting Maroon 5 because he can't stop watching Game of Thrones! See the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FlQSQuv_mg Check out our s...

6 March 2014

Disruptor Beam, the creator of Game of Thrones Ascent, has an opening for a DevOps Engineer. If you'd like to apply, contact us at jobs@disruptorbeam.com -- here's information on the position: http://disruptorbeam.com/jobs/posting/… DevOps Engineer | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com DevOps EngineerPosted March 6, 2014, 12:09 PMAre you a software developer with an interest in the live operations aspects of a high-scale consumer-facing Internet business? Do you want to play a mission-critical role at the intersection of agile software development and customer contact? Do you like...

5 March 2014

The Ice Phase of Alliance vs. Alliance combat has begun! Remember that this phase is only three weeks long: Start: Wednesday, March 5th at 12:00pm EST (17:00 UTC) Finish: Wednesday, March 26th at 12:00pm EST (17:00 UTC) We look forward to seeing who can win this AvA phase, and especially who will be the first victor in the Riverlands! NOTE: The seals for the Crownlands and Stormlands rewards are currently swapped - this will be fixed in the next build.

4 March 2014

We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from Volume You, Part 19: Houses Reflect! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Build Notes - March 4, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your Tuesday content build! This week we have the latest update to Volume You: Part 19, “Houses Remember.” Decide the future of your house and daughter with the latest content in our long-running Volume You!

3 March 2014

Bannermen, prepare for the Ice Phase! Along with improved AvA rewards, including three unique legendary items for First Place winners and improved rewards overall, we have the Riverlands to compete over! Start: Wednesday, March 5th at 12:00pm EST (17:00 UTC) Finish: Wednesday, March 26th at 12:00pm EST (17:00 UTC) NOTE: Tomorrow's build will switch over the spoils used in Alliance Challenges from the Wolf Phase to the Ice Phase. Contribute them to challenges before the build, or you will need to convert them at the Alchemist's Guild!

28 February 2014

Family, Duty, Honor. If you're a Tully fan in Game of Thrones, you'll want to check out this week's pack, available now in the Shop.

27 February 2014

Hello, Bannermen! We have a new build for you today with bugfixes and House Tully! Players can now swear fealty to the Tullys, and we have addressed many issues with Reincarnation. Please read the entire build notes to learn more! Thanks for reading, and have a great day! http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/…

26 February 2014

We are currently running the last of the Pending PtP Actions for the players who were unable to see their results or were stuck on 0s. You may see a slowdown in the game performance for a short time. We apologize for this inconvenience.

26 February 2014

Are you a Littlefinger fan in Game of Thrones? Do you want to gather information on your rivals through skillful manipulation? Our "Master of the Coin" Pack is in the Shop, today!

25 February 2014

In anticipation of our soon-to-be released next House, we've posted this gorgeous Wallpaper for our Bannermen to download! Enjoy! House Tully | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com

25 February 2014

Hello, Bannermen! Welcome to your weekly content build! Today features the second half of Volume You, Part 18, The Price of Grain! Srop a famine before it starts with new quests and items, including Littlefinger's newest shop pack, Master of Coin! This contains Littlefinger's coat, dagger, pin, and even has a Summer Islands Prostitute from his brothel. This week sees The Citadel pack as a full pack, and we also have treasures of the Targaryens as individual items! Purchase as many of Dany’s dresses as you would like, and outfit them to yourself or your Sworn Swords, or just keep them in your wardrobe. We have a few minor bugfixes for today’s build, and are planning another build on Thursday with more substantial changes. In addition, the Wolf Phase of AvA ends today at Noon EST (17:00 UTC) so plan accordingly! Thanks for reading, and have a great day! Build Notes - February 25th, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly content build! Today features the second half of Volume You, Part 18, The Price of Grain! Srop a famine before it starts with new quests and items, including our newest shop pack, Master of Coin! This is Littlefinger’s pack, and contains his coat, dagger, pin, and even has a S...

22 February 2014

Disruptor Beam will be at PAX East this April! Let us know in our forum poll if you'll be there, so we can plan a Meet and Greet with our Bannermen. :) Poll: Game of Thrones Ascent at PAX East 2014! | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Now that the Earth has completed another revolution around the sun, it’s time for another Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East! This year we have PAX East 2014, happening on April 11th - April 13th.

21 February 2014

One year ago today, Disruptor Beam’s vision of a social Game of Thrones Ascent opened its gates to players. And what a year it has been! When the game launched, the quest line ended at Volume One, Player-to-Player actions were in their infancy, and you could only swear allegiance to five fealties. Alliance versus Alliance combat, Adventure Parties, and Seals were only bullet points on a backlog. The game has come so far, and we are far from finished! The day we opened Game of Thrones Ascent, we had more than 30,000 players sign up in the first 24 hours, and 115,000 sign up in the first week. Since then, nearly 3 million people have played Game of Thrones Ascent! And of the 115,000 intrepid nobles who registered in that first week, more than 23,000 are still playing today, one year later! This is truly humbling for the development team, and we owe so much of our success to you and your continued loyalty. We cannot thank you enough. (And happy birthday as well to Sophie Turner, the actress who plays Sansa!) Happy First Birthday to Game of Thrones Ascent! | Disruptor Beam disruptorbeam.com One year ago today, Disruptor Beam’s vision of a social Game of Thrones Ascent opened its gates to players. And what a year it has been!

20 February 2014

We are pushing a new bug fix build this morning with a fix for AvA Camp contributions! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Build Notes - February 19, 2014 (BUGFIX) | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Hello, Bannermen! We have a bugfix build for today! An issue was reported with the arrows used to contribute items to camp. We have addressed this and also added the ability to type in a number of items to contribute to Alliance Challenges! Thanks for reading, and enjoy your build!

19 February 2014

Hello Bannermen! Today is the day - it’s our anniversary week build! The build should be live shortly. There are a lot of changes, so please read the full build notes, but the short version is: -All players get a new anniversary quest, quest item, and recipe! -Players who have been with us for a year get a Faithful Hound companion on their anniversary date! -A gold promo is going on until February 25th! Get a free Bloodrider Arakh for buying $20 of gold! -New quests! -New items in the shop! -Ice is for sale as an individual item!! -And bugfixes!!! Phew. Now that those exclamation points are out of the way, log into the game and claim your free Anniversary quest and item. See you in the game, Bannermen! Build Notes - February 13, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Today is an extra-exciting build, because it is our Anniversary Week! On February 21st, Game of Thrones Ascent will have been open to our players for a full year. To celebrate, we’re giving our players some very exciting changes in this build!

17 February 2014

Did you know that in four days time it is the one year anniversary of Game of Thrones Ascent's launch? It's true! Our players will have stood their watch at the wall, followed our Khaleesi, and rebelled against (or for) the Iron Throne for a full year. Look for some special anniversary patch notes with this week's build, which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th!

14 February 2014

Hello, Bannermen! We have a bugfix build for today! A few issues were reported last night, especially for players with very high numbers of Sworn Swords, which we found errors for and corrected in this build. During our testing, we were unable to reproduce the issues being reported. If you find anything new, please let us know in this forum thread: http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Thanks for reading, and enjoy your build! Build Notes - February 13, 2014 (BUGFIX) | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com We have a bugfix build for today! A few issues were reported last night, especially for players with very high numbers of Sworn Swords, which we found errors for and corrected in this build. During our testing, we were unable to reproduce the issues being reported. If you find anything new, please l...

14 February 2014

Give me a wench Give me some wine If you let me bed you You can be mine! ♥

13 February 2014

Hello, Bannermen! It;'s the final countdown! Adventure Parties will be live with our build at 7:00pm EST! Since this is a thorough redesign of Adventures, we highly encourage all of our players to read our two blogs on Adventure Parties: A Detailed View of Adventure Parties A Guide to Using Adventure Parties A simple overview of the system: Adventure Parties are unlocked through talents. After spending talent points, go to the Keep to view your Party. Assign Sworn Swords, set actions, and send them out on Adventures through the Adventure Party tab on the keep. You’re still limited by talent points, command points, and number of Sworn Swords. PLEASE NOTE: With today’s build, your Sworn Swords need to be idle for them to be picked up as available for the party. Make sure you check all pending results for your Sworn Swords. If that still does not clear them, try sending them on a short adventure and viewing results, which should clear them up for the party. To celebrate the launch of Adventure Parties, we have added a new pack to the Shop, letting you purchase all premium talents related to Adventure Parties for a discount! Check it out in the Deals section. Or, if you choose, you may purchase the talents individually in the Talent window. Full build notes can be found here: http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Thanks for reading, and enjoy your build! A guide to using Adventure Parties! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Tonight is the night! Adventure Parties are now live with tonight's build! To explain how they work, we have put together this step-by-step guide for the first-time partier.

12 February 2014

"I am a Maester of the Citadel, bound in service to Castle Black and the Night's Watch. I will not tell you... to stay or go. You must make that choice yourself, and live with it for the rest of your days. As I have. " -Maester Aemon Buy your own Maester items from the shop today in our Citadel pack!

7 February 2014

In honor of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, we're sharing an image that shows the spirit of competition! Ned Stark: “I don’t fight in tournaments, because when I fight a man for real, I don’t want him to know what I can do.” Jaime Lannister: “Well said.”

5 February 2014

This seemed like an appropriate image to share on this blustery day! We hope all our Bannermen stay safe and warm and have fun in the snow this week. #CapeWrath

11 February 2014

Hello, Bannermen! Welcome to your weekly content build! Today we have the next part of Volume You, Part 17: Squaring of Disputes! Steal a valuable piece of land from House Goldfoot with new quests, items, and more! Today also shuffles around the shop packs, with a new pack called The Citadel! Speed up and boost your Barter and Spy actions with the help of the Maesters. We also have the Moon of my Life pack available as a full pack, and the items from Sharpen Your Mind as individual purchases! Gameplay changes are relatively small for this build, as we polish Adventure Parties. We expect Adventure Parties to be out quite soon, but since they needed some additional polish, we kept it out of this build. Lastly, we have some minor bugfixes to go along with this build. Thanks for reading, and enjoy your build! Build Notes - February 11, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your weekly content build! Today we have the next part of Volume You, Part 17: Squaring of Disputes! Steal a valuable piece of land from House Goldfoot with new quests, items, and more!

10 February 2014

Happy Monday! In case any Bannermen missed it today - enjoy #GoTForeshadowing with this glimpse of Season 4 teasers! WATCH: Game of Thrones Foreshadowing www.youtube.com Subscribe to the Game of Thrones YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10qIOan Take a look back and a look forward to the fourth season of the hit HBO series, the show fea...

7 February 2014

Hi Bannermen! It looks like Facebook is having some loading issues which is having a direct impact on some of our players trying to access the game. From Facebook's status page: "Platform API errors and increased latency". We hope this will be resolved soon so our players can enjoy their time in Westeros, and apologize about the inconvenience this is causing.

7 February 2014

In honor of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, we're sharing an image that shows the spirit of competition! Ned Stark: “I don’t fight in tournaments, because when I fight a man for real, I don’t want him to know what I can do.” Jaime Lannister: “Well said.”

6 February 2014

How many do you know, Bannermen? 15 Things You Didn't Know About 'Game of Thrones' mashable.com These lesser-known facts about Game of Thrones will tide us over until the next season starts.

5 February 2014

This seemed like an appropriate image to share on this blustery day! We hope all our Bannermen stay safe and warm and have fun in the snow this week. #CapeWrath

3 February 2014

"Peace. Peace is sweet, my lady... but on what terms? It is no good hammering your sword into a plowshare if you must forge it again on the morrow." - The Blackfish, Brynden Tully

4 February 2014

Hello everyone! We're pushing out a small bugfix build at 2:00pm today. This build will fix the following issues: 1. A further fix to Sworn Sword ordering in the keep. We uncovered another change that needed to be made to order them from oldest to newest. 2. Common seals have been temporarily removed from the shop, and should be usable in recipes again. 3. Some items in the new pack were permanent but didn't say so; they now say so. Downtime should be minimal. Thank you for your patience!

4 February 2014

We are pushing a build this morning with new content from Volume You, Part 17: By the Sword! This build also contains a brand new Seals tab in the Shop and a change to the ordering in players' inventories. Sworn Swords and items now sort oldest to newest, which should put an end to Sworn Sword rearranging themselves! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Build Notes - February 4, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Today we have the latest content for our Volume You quest chain, called Part 17: By The Sword. No escape, no parley, no quarter. Enter your final battle against the Silent Lady with new quests, new items, and more! We also have released two changes for the shop: the first is our new random pack focu...

3 February 2014

"Peace. Peace is sweet, my lady... but on what terms? It is no good hammering your sword into a plowshare if you must forge it again on the morrow." - The Blackfish, Brynden Tully

30 January 2014

Some players will do anything to get their way with our Player Support Team! [Comic by Michelle Xin, with permission]

29 January 2014

Check out the gorgeous dresses from the Mother of Dragons in the shop this week!

23 January 2014

"I don't fight in tournaments ... because when I fight a man for real, I don't want him to know what I can do." - Ned Stark

30 January 2014

Some players will do anything to get their way with our Player Support Team! [Comic by Michelle Xin, with permission]

29 January 2014

Check out the gorgeous dresses from the Mother of Dragons in the shop this week!

28 January 2014

Good morning Bannermen! We have a large build today. First, we have a pack focused on the Khaleesi, called Moon of my Life, which features many of the iconic dresses the Mother of Dragons wears in the show! We also fixed several display issues for stats, and completely overhauled the items available in the shop. NOTE: If you are still seeing display issues with your Sworn Swords, please un-equip and re-equip your items to them. This will re-calculate the stats and should display the stats correctly. For a full list of changes, please visit the build notes below. Build Notes - January 28, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Filled with dresses and ornaments of the Mother of Dragons, the Moon of my Life pack is first available today.

27 January 2014

Happy Monday, Bannermen! In case you didn't see it last week, which Game of Thrones character are you? Which 'Game of Thrones' Character Are You? www.zimbio.com In this quiz, you either win or you die.

25 January 2014

Happy Saturday, Bannermen! Now that the Earth has completed another revolution around the sun, it’s time for another Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East! This year we have PAX East 2014, happening on April 11th - April 13th. We’re looking to gauge interest for a Disruptor Beam / Game of Thrones Ascent “Meet, Greet, and Eat” event. It would be a chance for you to meet the developers behind Game of Thrones Ascent, and ask them questions in person! It should also be a great time for everyone involved. To help us gauge interest, please answer the poll with what day you would like the meet-up to happen, and we’ll set it up. Feel free to ask questions, get excited, or talk about PAX in this thread! Poll: Game of Thrones Ascent at PAX East 2014! | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Now that the Earth has completed another revolution around the sun, it’s time for another Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East! This year we have PAX East 2014, happening on April 11th - April 13th.

24 January 2014

4 countries. 180 days of shooting. Get a glimpse behind the scenes of #GoTSeason4. WATCH: Game of Thrones: On the Set Featurette (HBO) Subscribe to the Game of Thrones YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10qIOan Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres April 6 at 9PM, only on HBO. Connect with Game of Thrones...

23 January 2014

"I don't fight in tournaments ... because when I fight a man for real, I don't want him to know what I can do." - Ned Stark

22 January 2014

We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from Volume You, Part 16: Eastern Pursuit! This build also contains significant changes to the Alliance vs. Alliance system as well as how stats work on items. Please read the build notes for more information on these changes! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. Thanks again for playing! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Build Notes - January 22, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com First off, today is the first time you will be able to purchase Unwavering Honor, our pack featuring everything Stark, from Ned’s riding leathers and cane to his Honored Bones and the legendary greatsword, Ice! If you don’t get it in this first random pack, don’t worry: they’ll be seeing the shop ag...

21 January 2014

Interested in a deeper analysis of the changes coming for the Wolf Phase of AvA? Read on! A note about tomorrow's build: With the build, Alliance AvA Challenges will start requiring Wolf Phase spoils. While you may convert spoils tomorrow at the Alchemist's Guild, you can also put in spoils to the challenges today before the build. A Detailed Explanation of Changes for the Wolf Phase | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com A Detailed Explanation of Changes for the Wolf Phase

21 January 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the Ghost Phase of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat! Participation rewards are out, and the victor's rewards are coming shortly. Thank you to everyone for participating, and we'll see you on the Wolf! The Winners of the Ghost Phase of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com The Winners of the Ghost Phase of Alliance vs. Alliance Combat!By Nod. January 21, 2014, 12:33 PM And without further ado, we present to you ... The Official Victors of the Ghost Phase First Place and Grand Vanquisher: Fire and Blood' First in the Reach: Guardians of the Fourteen Flames First in t...

18 January 2014

"The blood of the First Men still flows in the veins of the Starks, and we hold to the belief that the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword." - Ned Stark Pass the sentence with Ice, the Stark greatsword, and carry Ned's honored bones back to Winterfell with next week's pack, Unwavering Honor! This is your first chance to pick up Ice, a greatsword with 48 Battle and a +5% bonus to Battle when attacking. Outfit yourself with Ned's riding leathers, his gloves, and other Stark items in next week's pack!

17 January 2014

“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

15 January 2014

Sharpen Your Mind Pack is in the Shop now! A mind is a weapon, so hone yours Become the cleverest in Westeros with a chance to gain a peerless weapon or armor, as well as a chance to gain a peerless seal. Item #1: 20% chance of a peerless weapon or armor Item #2: 30% chance of a peerless seal

14 January 2014

Hello, Bannermen! Today’s build introduces some new quest content as well as some interesting packs to the store! It is also the last build before the end of the Ghost Phase of AvA, which ends on Monday, 1/20/13 at 7:00am EST (12:00 UTC). This build contains the second half of Volume You, Part 15: Vengeance Is Cold. Weather a drought on your land with new quests and new items, and prepare for the newly-announced debut of Game of Thrones, Season 4! This week’s new random pack is “Sharpen Your Mind,” containing a speed-up seal, bandages, books, and letters. Find a Face bandage to cover your wounds, read Ned Stark’s letter to Stannis, or peruse Davos’s Reading Book, with a powerful 12% bonus to Steal attacks or 12% bonus to Spy attacks. We also have a Hidden Treasures random pack, with Best of 2013 items; A pack of mighty arms called Go Big! and a full pack of items from The New Year Festival. Lastly, items from the late Renly Baratheon’s host are available individually in the store. Today’s build also contains some small fixes in preparation for a larger build next week, which will contain a significant number of changes to Alliance vs. Alliance combat. Build Notes - January 14, 2014 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Today?s build introduces some new quest content as well as some interesting packs to the store! This build contains the second half of Volume You, Part 15: Vengeance Is Cold.

13 January 2014

For Bannermen who have sworn fealty to iOS, Android: Game of Thrones: Ascent coming to iOS, Android www.joystiq.com Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, Cyanide will be developing games for the PC and next-gen consoles.

10 January 2014

Sending a raven as requested by our Lords and Ladies of HBO. Timeline Photos BREAKING: @[74133697733:274:Game of Thrones] Season 4 premieres April 6 at 9PM and the first trailer will air this Sunday at 8:58PM ET on @[113408673932:274:HBO] before @[540297149345630:274:True Detective]. Send a raven and share this update with the realm. — with Yurico Rico and 46 others.

10 January 2014

Hagen lowered his horn. "If we die with dry feet, how will we find our way to the Drowned God's watery halls?" "These woods are full of little streams," Cromm assured him. "All of them lead to rivers, and all the rivers to the sea." Asha was not ready to die, not here, not yet. "A living man can find the sea more easily than a dead one. Let the wolves keep their gloomy woods. We are making for the ships." ~ George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

9 January 2014

Hello, Bannermen! Today’s build introduces some packs that we have been working on this week: Varys’s Secret Stash and Hidden Treasures of the North! Both packs take some of the most popular items over 2013 and return with them in pack form. As always, each pack has a 30% discount off the normal price of the items, making them great deals for your Sworn Swords. You can find Varys’s Secret Stash under the Deals section, and Hidden Treasures of the North under the Best of 2013 tab. Additionally, all of the items in the packs have been added as individual items in the shop. If you missed Craster’s Axe, Loras Tyrell’s Armor, Ygritte’s Bow, Greatjon Umber’s Bare Steel, or other items, now is your chance to grab them again! If you were excited for the Healer’s Touch random pack, don’t worry: you can still purchase one in the Deals section of the shop. Thank you to all of our players for making 2013 an exciting and momentous year!

7 January 2014

We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from Volume You, Part 15: The Fall of House Turner! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. We'll keep you posted! Thanks again for playing!

5 January 2014

From Elise Andrew, can't we all just get along? Elise Andrew's Photos

2 January 2014

In 2013, Massively nominated Game of Thrones Ascent in three award categories: Best Browser Game, Biggest Surprise, and Bestest Ever. While we didn't win the coveted prize of Bestest Ever, we're pleased that we won Massively's Biggest Surprise award! From the awards: "I was really surprised by how wonderfully the developer of this game, Disruptor Beam, crafted a game that does not interfere with the rest of the Game of Thrones world. Players control a character that works within the existing lore but still feels individual. The story-driven gameplay is fascinating as well. I'd love to see more MMOs use similar mechanics." Massively's Third Annual Frindie Awards | Massively massively.joystiq.com Massively

31 December 2013

Happy New Year bannermen! We have your Tuesday content build, along with some new pack items and individual items from the Traitor's pack. Buy all the heads on pikes you want! We have also added new seals to PtP loot, and turned off the gold sale. Read the full build notes here: http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/…

30 December 2013

One of our most requested features has been a way to send out large numbers of Sworn Swords at a time. Check out a sneak peek at the new Adventure Party system, coming soon! A Sneak Peek at Adventure Parties! | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to a sneak peek at a feature we have been developing. One of our most requested features has been a system to group or batch Sworn Swords, and with that in mind, we set out to redesign how you send out Sworn Swords. Please keep in mind that what you’re seeing is a peak at the feature, and th...

29 December 2013

Bannermen, as we get close to the ending of a year and beginning of a new one, remember some wise words from George R. R. Martin: "We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.” And: “Laughter is poison to fear.” To look beyond what happened in 2013; to hope for what 2014 may bring; to be excited and laugh at the possibilities. We hope you have a wonderful 2014, and that you stay with us as we put 2013 behind us and march into a new year, with new exciting possibilities! From all of us at Disruptor Beam, we hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

27 December 2013

"Dragonstone is the castle that stands upon the eponymous island located in Blackwater Bay. It is the ancestral seat of House Targaryen and the current stronghold of a cadet branch of House Baratheon." ~ http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/

26 December 2013

We hope all our Bannermen are having a wonderful week! We've just made it even better with a special build including a Gold Sale happening now! Head into the game to enjoy! http://bit.ly/GoTAscent

24 December 2013

❄❄❄ Wishing all our Bannermen in all corners of this world a very happy holiday season. May you find the warmth of a good fire, the company of good friends and the loyalty of your family wherever you go! ❄❄❄

23 December 2013

Happy Monday, Bannerman! The storm caused an outage with one of our providers but the servers should be back up now. Thanks for your reports and your understanding. Have a happy week in Westeros! :)

23 December 2013

We are currently working on some servers which are down and hope to have all players back in Westeros shortly. We apologize of the down time and appreciate your patience. Thank you!

21 December 2013

We hope our Bannermen are enjoying Phase Three: The Ghost Phase and enjoying their holidays. Here's a craft for you to enjoy while you watch Winter coming! Free snowflake patterns inspired by Game of Thrones | Krystal Higgins www.kryshiggins.com NEW ADDITIONS! Tyrell and bonus Night’s Watch! It’s almost the holidays, and I’ve been itching to make some kind of Game of Thrones-themed Christmas craft. I came up with GoT-inspired snowflake patterns. I’m sharing them as free, printable JPGs so everyone can enjoy them! Read on for the patterns an...

20 December 2013

Hello Bannermen! We are pushing a new build tonight with new content from Volume You, Part 14: The Gauntlet! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. We'll keep you posted! Thanks again for playing!

20 December 2013

Happy Holidays from Game of Thrones: Ascent! Claim a unique holiday Goose and a celebratory Seal from clicking the links below! Grab the Goose and Seal on Facebook: http://bit.ly/GOTYSEAL Grab the Goose and Seal on the DB site: http://bit.ly/GotySeal

19 December 2013

Greetings Bannermen! Just a heads up that next week's build is planned one day earlier on Monday, December 23 instead of Tuesday. Expect to see some fun new items and seals in the shop, and a special sale for the holidays! And a reminder that AvA Phase Three: The Ghost Phase begins Friday at noon Eastern time! (17:00 UTC). We hope everyone's ready for an exciting new phase!

18 December 2013

Adopt the dress of loyal and well-paid Lannister guards! Make them hear you roar with a chance to gain peerless armor and a peerless seal! Item #1: 35% chance of a peerless armor Item #2: 40% chance of a peerless seal In the shop from December 17 to December 23, 2013. Legends of Ice and Fire

17 December 2013

Hello, Bannermen! We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from Volume You, Part 14: The Things We Love! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. We'll keep you posted! Thanks again for playing!

16 December 2013

Great Wyk is the largest of the islands that make up the Iron Islands. Some of the noble houses found upon the island include House Merlyn, House Sparr, House Goodbrother, and House Farwynd. Hammerhorn, the seat of the main line of House Goodbrother, is located in the Hardstone Hills. The Merlyns reside in Pebbleton, while the Farwynds live at Sealskin Point. Stannis Baratheon subdued Great Wyk during the Greyjoy Rebellion. ~ From A Wiki of Ice and Fire

14 December 2013

Saturday Funnies! GoT in 8 bit!

13 December 2013

Happy Friday the 13th to our Bannermen! We hope you're having a luckier day than this village had...

12 December 2013

Are you having one of those days? Ever wish you could just give someone a good slap? Go ahead, make your day: http://bit.ly/19xJo55 #RoastJoffrey #SlapJoffrey

11 December 2013

The official results are in! You may view them in the game, or view our blog post linked here. Rewards should already be going out to the winners and all of our participants. We want to give a special “Thank You” from all of us here at Disruptor Beam for your hard work and patience throughout this phase. Our game benefits from the dedication, hard work, and feedback you give us. We're lucky to have all of our Alliances and players as part of this game. The Winners of the Harvest Phase of Alliance vs Alliance Combat | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com The Winners of the Harvest Phase of Alliance vs Alliance CombatBy Nod. December 11, 2013, 5:52 PM The Official Victors of the Harvest Phase First Place and High Reaper: Hear Me Roar First in the Reach: iDracarys First in the Iron Islands: Dragonlords of Westeros First in the Stormlands: Kong’s Landi...

10 December 2013

Good morning Bannermen! A new Tuesday and a new build! We also have a new blog up answering some questions about the end of the Harvest Phase, which you may read here: http://bit.ly/19yKzkA This build contains Volume You, Part 13: On the Eve. There isn’t a second part next week, so we’ll leap right into Part 14 next week! Alongside the new content is the City Watch pack, bringing you your own Gold Cloak! Or maybe you’ll be interested in a City Guard or City Helmet? And don’t forget, what city would be complete without a cute little pestilential rat. Alongside the new pack, we have individual items from the Dragon’s Khalasar pack. Look stylish in dozens of Khal Drogo’s Gold Belts, hire Second Son Mercenaries, or equip your Sworn Swords with Daario’s Curved Blade. We also have the full Harvest Feast pack, as well as two more random packs for you to purchase. With today’s build comes the addition of seals to your character! This feature allows you to equip seals directly to your character. Every character has one seal slot open, with five more available for purchase. Character seal slots are more expensive than item seal slots, since they affect all Sworn Swords under your control. We have also fixed two longstanding bugs: An issue with some PtP attacks not being restricted to 3/day per character, and an issue where permanent talent points were not being counted for some talents. Have a great week! Build Notes - December 10, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your Tuesday content build! We have some new content as well as some bug fixes and a new way to use your seals!

9 December 2013

Game of Thrones Ascent is one of Facebook's 6 Staff Favorites of 2013! We couldn't have done this without our community and our team. But there's still a lot of work to do, and Season Four on the horizon! Play with us here: http://bit.ly/19xJo55 Facebook Games of the Year 2013- Facebook Developers developers.facebook.com As the Facebook games ecosystem continues to grow and diversify in 2013, we've seen strong performance from international game developers based out of Europe, the rise of cross-platform games on both web and mobile, and breakout hardcore game hits. Join us as we celebrate Facebook’s 2013 games of th...

7 December 2013

As announced at the Spike TV 2013 Video Game Awards, Telltale Games has a brand new Game of Thrones game in development! Disruptor Beam would like to welcome Telltale Games to the Game of Thrones family. We know well the passion our players have for this vast and epic world, and can't wait to see how Telltale brings their unique brand of storytelling to millions of the greatest fans in gaming.

6 December 2013

Congratulations to Nesting Wock of Hear Me Roar on hatching a brand new baby dragon! Enjoy your new companion.

5 December 2013

“Windy and cold and damp. A miserable hard place, in truth ... but my lord father once told me that hard places breed hard men, and hard men rule the world.” - Theon Greyjoy

3 December 2013

We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from the final part of Volume You, Part 12: Feudal Obligations! Additionally, please note that with this build, we have made a major change to how Alliance vs. Alliance attacks work. Today we are rolling out the change from synchronous to asynchronous AvA actions, which will affect how results and modification to camps are calculated. Please be sure to read the Build Notes to learn more about this change. Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. Thanks again for playing! http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Build Notes - December 3, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to your Tuesday content build! And today, it’s not just content that gets updated, but also some significant changes to the way AvA works.

2 December 2013

Good morning everyone! We hope that everyone in the US had a great Thanksgiving, and that all of our players enjoyed our sales. Remember that the Stark items and pack, along with the Direwolf Matriarch, are only available until 7:00am EST (12:00pm UTC) tomorrow! Grab them before they are gone!

30 November 2013

Join us in Game of Thrones Ascent! This Thanksgiving, give thanks for the small things in life: no armies laying siege to your lands, plenty of food and crops, and a daughter who is going to marry a king ... again! Join Game of Thrones Ascent for Thanksgiving in Highgarden! Pledge fealty to the noble houses of Westeros, and for this holiday weekend, get a Direwolf Matriarch for gold purchases and find iconic Stark items like Needle, Robb Stark's Armor, and Longclaw in the shop! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! A full-size version of this desktop background can be found here: http://disruptorbeam.com/assets/uploaded/…

29 November 2013

Happy Black Friday, everyone! For a limited time, until December 3rd at 7:00am EST, receive a free Direwolf Matriarch for your first purchase of $20 or more of gold! All players who buy a gold pack worth $20 or more, between now and December 3rd, will receive the Matriarch for their first purchase in these four days. The Direwolf Matriarch is a limited-time peerless companion not available in the shop, and a great value for your purchase. The Starks are having a harvest feast! To give thanks for all the wonderful things in life - revenge, rebellion, and red weddings - we have brought back nine Stark items into the shop! Buy each one individually, or purchase the Stark Harvest Pack and get a 30% discount. The individual items added to the shop are: Robb Stark's Armor Sansa's Necklace Needle Longclaw Catelyn's Prayer Wheel Stark Sigil Shield Osha's Skinning Knife Meera's Hand-Made Bow Jojen's Forest-Green Cloak All of these items will be available from this morning until December 3rd at 7:00am, so get them while they’re available!

28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our US players! We're thankful for such a great community. And for today, remember to Pace Yourselves; Dessert is Coming.

27 November 2013

Be sure to check out the new content in game now, the second part of Volume You, Part 12: Passions and Protests!

26 November 2013

We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from the second part of Volume You, Part 12: Passions and Protests! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. We'll keep you posted! Thanks again for playing!

25 November 2013

"Don't fight for a king. Don't fight for his kingdoms. Don't fight for honor, don't fight for glory, don't fight for riches, because you won't get any. This is your city Stannis means to sack. That's your gate he's ramming. If he gets in it will be your house that burns. Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!" - Tyrion Lannister

22 November 2013

Today we have an infographic covering participation in our first Alliance vs. Alliance phase, the Owl phase. This phase covered 28 days of activity, from October 3rd to October 30th, and involved huge numbers of our players and Alliances. At its peak, we saw 180 Alliance actions per minute. We also saw some impressive amounts of resources contributed across the board, with Alliances both large and small vying for the rewards. Check out the infographic on our blog! The Owl Phase Infographic, and Harvest Phase Stats! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Today we have an infographic covering participation in our first Alliance vs. Alliance phase, the Owl phase.

21 November 2013

Congratulations to the winners of our first Community Art Contest! Read our blog for full-size versions of our winning entries, and the prizes they won. Our Winners for the First Community Art Contest! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Our Winners for the First Community Art Contest!By Nod. November 21, 2013, 10:26 AM Hello everyone! On October 26th, we announced the first Game of Thrones Ascent fan art contest. We received 28 entries of all types and sizes, and spent the last few days sorting them out and judging them. We had six...

20 November 2013

"The Greenblood is the main river of Dorne, from from west to east through the centre of the region. It flows into the Summer Sea just north of Lemonwood. The Greenblood is formed from the confluence of two other rivers, the Scourge and the Vaith, which meet near the castle of Godsgrace." - From http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/

19 November 2013

Good morning, everyone! Your Tuesday Morning content build is ready to be served piping hot from the oven. We also have a a new set of Kingsguard items in the shop, letting you don the clothing of Jaime Lannister and cut your arm off. Wait, no, we meant don your arms! Either way, the build is live. Have fun! Build Notes - November 19, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Today’s build features our weekly content update! This build contains the first half of Volume You, Part 12: Wings of Fury. Speaking of fury, we also have a new shop pack covering the KIngsguard! Equip your Sworn Swords if Ser Barristan’s Sword, a breastplate of the Kingsguard, Jamie Lannister’s S...

14 November 2013

Reminder to all Bannermen, you have just 31 hours left to submit your creations for our Communty Art Contest! Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 PM Eastern time on Friday, November 15, 2013. Please see the thread in our official forums for more information and contest rules! Community Art Contest #1 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Our Disruptor Beam Team is constantly amazed by the creativity of Ascent fans as well as fans of Game of Thrones. At every event, from PAX to Comic Con to regional Sci-Fi shows, fans come dressed as characters from Game of Thrones. When we had our trivia contest at King Richard’s Faire, we were blow...

14 November 2013

“Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows.

13 November 2013

"Sansa; Porcelain Ivory & Steel" by Payne Bloodthorn. Fan Art Album

13 November 2013

"Arya; Swift Quiet Still" by Payne Bloodthorn. Fan Art Album

13 November 2013

We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from the second half of Volume You, Part 11: The Plunder of House Redthorn! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. We'll keep you posted! Thanks again for playing!

12 November 2013

"You won't even see it until it stabs you in the back." from the description for the Hidden Knife, a permanent legendary item in Game of Thrones Ascent.

12 November 2013

Fan art by Mariana Augello Ortiz. Fan Art Album

11 November 2013

“Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but they refuse. They cling to the realm, or the gods, or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.” - Littlefinger

9 November 2013

Rewatching Game of Thrones, Season One, Episode One. Everyone is so happy, so free. So alive.

8 November 2013

Hello Bannermen! In 5 minutes we are pushing a new build full of bug fixes! Downtime is expected to be minimal. Your patience is appreciated! Thanks! - The Disruptor Beam Team

7 November 2013

Art by Natacha Fan Art Album

7 November 2013

SPOILER ALERT: Here at Disruptor Beam, we cannot wait for Season 4 to begin. We cannot wait to see when XXXX XXXX'x XXXX. We wanted to ask our players: what are you most looking forward to in Season 4?

6 November 2013

Robb Stark: They've all sworn to defend my father, have they not? Maester Luwin: They have. Robb Stark: Now we'll see what the words are worth. From Game of Thrones (TV Series) The Pointy End (2011)

5 November 2013

Art by ShadowRising Fan Art Album

5 November 2013

“The common people pray for rain, healthy children and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

5 November 2013

We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from the first half of Volume You, Part 11: Cut to the Quick! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. We'll keep you posted! Thanks again for playing!

4 November 2013

And who are you, the proud lord said, that I must bow so low? Only a cat of a different coat, that's all the truth I know. In a coat of gold or a coat of red, a lion still has claws, And mine are long and sharp, my lord, as long and sharp as yours. And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that Lord of Castamere, But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear. Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall, and not a soul to hear. - The Rains of Castamere

1 November 2013

Hi Bannermen! We're investigating a couple of issues cropping up in the Harvesting Phase but fixes may not be in the game until early next week, so plan your AvA actions accordingly. * Owl Phase spoils continue to drop * Previously Garrisoned SS not retrievable * Multipliers for silver may be off We will work to fix these things as soon as we can, thanks for your reports.

1 November 2013

Hi Bannermen! We are pushing a new build which should not take long. We'll post the Build Notes here when the build is finished. Thanks!

1 November 2013

Associate Producer Nod has made a post on the forums that goes deeper into why this decision was made: http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com

31 October 2013

Happy Halloween, Bannermen! Did you carve a GoT-themed jack-o-lantern this year? If so, we want to see it! Post your pix in the comments below. Be safe out there tonight!

31 October 2013

Good morning, Bannermen! We are processing the results of our first AvA phase this morning and there may be some players who notice a slowdown in their game as a result. Please remain patient as this should not last long. If you have any questions, let us know! Thank you.

30 October 2013

The first phase of AvA is now finished, and a new one will begin this Friday! Please read more on our blog. Congrats to all players for all the great play during our first phase! Alliance vs. Alliance: The End of One Phase, The Beginning of Another | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Alliance vs. Alliance: The End of One Phase, The Beginning of AnotherBy Nod. October 30, 2013, 4:20 PM Happy end of October, everybody! It has been quite busy here at Disruptor Beam, with the first phase of AvA concluding, and our ongoing work on iOS and Android platforms. With the ending of AvA thi...

30 October 2013

“Beyond the Wall the monsters live, the giants and the ghouls, the stalking shadows and the dead that walk ... but they cannot pass so long as the Wall stands strong and the men of the Night's Watch are true.” - Old Nan

29 October 2013

Hello Bannermen! In 5 minutes we are pushing this week’s new content for Season You – “Strange Wine: Part 2“ Downtime is expected to be minimal. Thanks! - The Disruptor Beam Team

28 October 2013

We will be taking the game offline for a brief time for server maintenance (not expected to be more than 30 minutes) in approximately 20 minutes, at 10 PM Eastern Time. We apologize for this brief interruption of play. We will post here again when the game is back up. Thank you for your understanding.

28 October 2013

We're continuing to celebrate the chill in the air with our adventures North of the Wall this week! "Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what's on the other side?” ― Tyrion

26 October 2013

Enter the Community Art Contest! To learn more, visit the thread in our official forums. http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/…

26 October 2013

This album is to show off all of the great fan art that our community creates! Fan Art Album This album is to show off all of the great fan art that our community creates!

26 October 2013

Greetings, Bannermen! Our Disruptor Beam Team is constantly amazed by the creativity of Ascent fans as well as fans of Game of Thrones. At every event, from PAX to Comic Con to regional Sci-Fi shows, fans come dressed as characters from Game of Thrones. When we had our trivia contest at King Richard’s Faire, we were blown away by the creativity and craftsmanship shown by our fans. That is why we’re excited to announce our first-ever Community Fan Art Contest! The Community Fan Art Contest is designed to let Ascent fans express their talent and show off their vision of the lands of Ice and Fire. The top three entries will receive in-game rewards for their efforts, and all approved entries will be displayed on the Game of Thrones Ascent Facebook page and website. Read the full contest details, here in our forums: http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Community Art Contest #1 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Our Disruptor Beam Team is constantly amazed by the creativity of Ascent fans as well as fans of Game of Thrones. At every event, from PAX to Comic Con to regional Sci-Fi shows, fans come dressed as characters from Game of Thrones. When we had our trivia contest at King Richard’s Faire, we were blow...

25 October 2013

"If the Wall should ever fall, all the fires will go out." - Qhorin Halfhand

24 October 2013

Hi Bannermen! We apologize for the outage some of our European players are having. One of our external hosting providers is currently experiencing issues in the UK. This could affect our European players when they try to connect to Game of Thrones Ascent. Their technicians are on the issue and hope to have it resolved soon. Thanks for your patience!

24 October 2013

Samwell Tarly: "The White Walkers sleep beneath the ice for thousands of years. And when they wake up..." Pypar: "And when they wake up... what?" Samwell Tarly: "I hope the Wall is high enough."

23 October 2013

Continuing our exploration north of the wall... "Well, when you're a hundred miles north of the Wall and you ate your last meal a week ago, you leave nothing for the wolves." - Yoren (to Tyrion)

22 October 2013

We have a few Game of Thrones games in the office ...

22 October 2013

We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from the first half of Volume You, Part 10: Deadly Sweet! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. We'll keep you posted! Thanks again for playing!

21 October 2013

This week we're going to venture north of the wall. “A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

19 October 2013

Just popping in to share this fun pic with our Bannermen! In the balloon game of thrones, you win or you pop.

18 October 2013

Hello Bannermen! This afternoon, we have a bugfix build aimed primarily at Alliance vs. Alliance combat. Today’s build addresses several bugs that were discovered this week, as well as a few other fixes we managed to sneak in. We’ll have your regularly-scheduled content build next week, same GoTA time, same GoTA station. Have a great weekend! Bugixes and Improvements: —Fixed an issue where level 20 camps were unviewable in the Camps window. Level 20 camps should now correctly display and be interacted with. —Fixed an issue where camps would not begin an upgrade when an attack contributed enough silver to start the upgrade. This will not retroactively fix camps, but will fix camps going forward. —Added the original, non-discounted price for an item pack in the pack details. —Fixed an issue for Sworn Sword stats decrementing incorrectly when being replaced. Sworn Sword stats were decrementing a single point upon death, and not touching secondary skills at all. Sworn Swords now first lose two points in their primary stats, and if they have no more primary stats (Battle, Trade, Intrigue) to lose, begin to lose secondary stats (% Bonuses) as well. —Added a new type of cooldown for Sworn Swords who have been buried or replaced. This should fix the issue where replaced Sworn Swords were showing as doing the last action they were on before dying. —Fixed an Item Rename issue. —Fixed an issue where dead Sworn Swords could be garrisoned in a camp. That’s just unhygenic! —Reworked Sworn Sword experience gain so that odd-numbered levels are now calculating correctly. —Fixed an issue with quest difficulty for the quest “Crows on the Field.” Build Notes - October 18, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com This afternoon, we have a bugfix build aimed primarily at Alliance vs. Alliance combat. Today’s build addresses several bugs that were discovered this week, as well as a few other fixes we managed to sneak in. We’ll have your regularly-scheduled content build next week, same GoTA time, same GoTA sta...

18 October 2013

Valar Dohaeris.

17 October 2013

Valar Morghulis.

16 October 2013

The Golden Tooth is a stronghold in the Westerlands. It is more commonly known as 'the Tooth'. It guards the one large pass through the mountains that allows direct travel between the Westerlands and the Riverlands to the west. It is generally held that in order to attack the Westerlands from the east, one must take the Golden Tooth to have a secure passage. It is the seat of House Lefford. The gold from the Golden Tooth helped establish House Lannister as one of the richest houses in Westeros. - from A Wiki of Ice and Fire http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Main_Page

15 October 2013

We have a new build tonight! Tonight we have our content build for this week, containing the second half of Volume You, Part 9: A Matter for Nobles. New quests, new intrigue, and new suspense await in our latest Volume You quests! In addition to our content changes, we have some new things for you in the store. First up, we have a pack for fans of Renly Baratheon, containing Renly’s Armor and Brienne’s Armor, as well as some other suitably Baratheon items. We also have a random seal pack, giving you a chance at acquiring Legendary seals! Don’t worry, you’re guaranteed at least one rare seal each time you buy one. Lastly, we have some good bugfixes in this build for you, which should make AvA a bit easier for our players. Thanks for reading, and check out the build! Build Notes - October 15, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Tonight we have our content build for this week, containing the second half of Volume You, Part 9: A Matter for Nobles. New quests, new intrigue, and new suspense await in our latest Volume You quests!

15 October 2013

Who can deny the Tullys are dangerous? "On my honor as a Tully, on my honor as a Stark, let him go, or I will cut your wife's throat." - Catelyn Stark

12 October 2013

Next up: Scenes from a Helm!

12 October 2013

Hi Bannermen! Thank you for your reports, the issue causing the lag has been identified and fixed. Have an awesome weekend!

11 October 2013

Hello Bannermen! This afternoon we have a bugfix build for you, containing several fixes to Alliance vs. Alliance combat and a few other quality of life fixes. Check out the bugfixes below! Additional game improvements: —The Keep now remembers what page you were on after sending out a Sworn Sword. The last page will persist until you close and reopen the keep. —Fixed a bug where an Alliance could reach 501 participants (but not more than 501). If your Alliance was affected by this, we’re allowing you to have 501 until the end of this phase. —Fixed a bug where Alliance challenges could disappear from the Alliance screen. —Fixed a bug where players could exceed their available command points in AvA. Please note that this will fail silently if you exceed your command points; no notification will be given if you are out of Command Points. —Modified the rules for Bribe and Aid actions in AvA. Now, a “successful” bribe or aid will result in double the benefit (2% of the speed or repair effect), and an unsuccessful bribe or aid will still be 1% (instead of failing completely). It’s intended that bribe and aid get harder to do against more powerful camps, and hence require more powerful initiators, but we felt that these helpful actions should have a beneficial effect even when failing. —Fixed a bug where some players were unable to buy the sale packs. —Fixed a bug where completing “The First Meeting” was not possible for some players.

11 October 2013

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10 October 2013

Good evening everyone! Just a quick build tonight before the weekend! Tonight we roll out the first organized shop sales we have had in Game of Thrones Ascent, in conjunction with a Facebook game sale! But don't worry, all of our players can take advantage of the sales. We have three new deals for you: A resource deal, priced at 50% off plus a bonus of eight gems; a Dragonfire pack, where you can purchase items touched by Dragons for 30% off; and a Legendary pack, featuring nine legendary items to help fit out your character and Sworn Swords, also priced 30% off. And of course the Tyrell pack, Growing Strong, is still available for everyone. We also have a bugfix for tonight, addressing the lack of paging on the Diplomacy tab. That has been fixed, and we hope to have some more AvA and Alliance fixes very soon. Thanks again for reading, and have a great night! Build Notes - October 10, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Just a quick build tonight before the weekend! Tonight we roll out the first organized shop sales we have had in Game of Thrones Ascent! We have three new deals for you: A resource deal, priced at 50% off plus a bonus of eight gems; a Dragonfire pack, where you can purchase items touched by Dragons…

9 October 2013

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9 October 2013

"Ironman's Bay is the large bay that sits on the western side of Westeros stretching from the Flint Cliffs in the north around through the Neck, Cape of Eagles to the south, where it borders the northern edge of the Westerlands. The Iron Islands sit in the bay." From A Wiki of Ice and Fire http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/…

8 October 2013

Good day, Bannermen! Today we're trying something new. Nod and Khatie have been 'discussing' whether or not our players would be able to suggest good captions for some of our in-game scenes! Now we're putting it to you to prove one of us correct - that our fans are the wittiest, most creative around! So how would you caption this one? Go! Be sure to "Like" your favourite so we'll know which ones are the best!

8 October 2013

We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from the first half of Volume You, Part 9: Red Dawn! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. We'll keep you posted! Thanks again for playing!

7 October 2013

In the first 72 hours, we have seen 250,000+ AvA actions. You all are incredible! Click the link for more stats, or read the rest of the post for details! —Total camps built: 5,800 —Total AvA actions: 250,000 —The first AvA action was an attack by Hear Me Roar against The Golden Tooth Alliance. —The first camp was built by The Golden Tooth Alliance, just minutes after the build was up. —Most active AvA participant? Lightning Rei, with 6,864 AvA actions. Close behind her is Lobald Dixonu, with 6,188 actions. —Most attacked Alliance? Hear Me Roar, with 38,374 attacks against their camps. —Highest level camp? A level 11 camp is under construction, but the Alliance that owns it is a mystery ... —There are 37 Sworn Swords that have made 80+ camp attacks, surging against their enemies fortifications. Against them stand the best of the best, Sworn Swords that can stand among their brethren and scream “Hold the Line!” Joyeuse Quaynis is the most renowned of these Sworn Swords, sworn to the Strongholds Alliance and defending their camps from 2,263 actions! Standing next to her in battle is Wex Blackmont, helping defend the Strongholds camps from 1,869 attacks. —Most profitable attack? An attack against Hear Me Roar took 15,850 silver from the target camp. Not a bad haul! —At the time of this post, nine camps are sitting at 100% damage. —On average, we’re seeing 3,500 AvA actions per hour, or about one AvA action per second. Keep it up! Alliance vs. Alliance - 72 hours in | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com I wanted to share some stats from AvA with you. Over the last 72 hours, we have had some of the busiest and most active days in the entire history of GoTA. On Sunday, we actually had some capacity issues, which you saw as lag (until we addressed them that afternoon). The reason why? AvA has driven a...

7 October 2013

Check out our AvA coverage on Massively! "Alliances will earn victory points by establishing and fortifying camps as well as attacking or assisting other alliances, and to the victors (the ones with the most points) go the spoils (special rewards). After a period of time, a new phase will begin and all points and camps will reset. The system, which is meant to evolve, will offer different rewards, different goals, and potentially different ways to earn victory in different phases." Game of Thrones Ascent launches alliance vs. alliance | Massively massively.joystiq.com Massively

2 October 2013

"I was the grass. Pleasant, complaisant, sweet-smelling, swaying with every breeze. Who fears to walk upon the grass? But it is the grass that hides the viper from his enemies and shelters him until he strikes." - Doran Martell

6 October 2013

Hi Bannermen, we found the issue and have fixed it. The leaderboards of various kinds are sparse for the moment but will repopulate as people play. There may also be a temporary issue with PtP events not completing if they were started in the most recent 2-3 hours. Thanks for your understanding.

6 October 2013

We are investigating the cause of the Game lag and/or outage now, we apologize for the inconvenience and will let you know when we're back. Thanks for your patience!

4 October 2013

Happy Friday, everyone! Another new build should be up momentarily, containing our Alliance vs. Alliance system. We strongly urge our players to read the build notes and blog post detailing the Alliance vs. Alliance system. Build Notes - October 4, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Today we have a large build for you, with our Alliance vs. Alliance system being released! Make sure to read over the blog post detailing the changes here: http://disruptorbeam.com/blog/entry/…

3 October 2013

Alliance vs. Alliance combat is coming extremely soon! Please take some time to read our guide on how to use the new system. There are a lot of things coming, and Alliances will be fundamentally different. Change is coming! A guide to using the Alliance vs. Alliance system | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com A guide to using the Alliance vs. Alliance systemBy Nod. October 3, 2013, 3:31 PM Alliance Versus Alliance! It sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Well it is! Nothing puts you in the world of Game of Thrones like backstabbing and climbing your way to the top of the ranks, for your friends and your fealty...

3 October 2013

Good morning Bannermen! Today we have a small bugfix build, addressing some stat issues, broken achievements, seal drop rates, and other Item Enhancement fixes. Thanks for your patience! Build Notes - October 3, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Today’s build features some more bug fixes, and support for a new place to play Game of Thrones Ascent: Armor Games! We’ll be announcing when the game is ready to be played on the Armor Games website. We also have some significant bugfixes, with a better way to view stats and a fix for achievements…

2 October 2013

"I was the grass. Pleasant, complaisant, sweet-smelling, swaying with every breeze. Who fears to walk upon the grass? But it is the grass that hides the viper from his enemies and shelters him until he strikes." - Doran Martell

1 October 2013

"Now, a dog can herd a flock of sheep, but free folk, well, some are shadowcats and some are stones. One kind prowls where they please and will tear your dogs to pieces. The other will not move at all unless you kick them." Mance Rayder

1 October 2013

Players who may have found "Negotiators" in their inventory should know this is temporary and we'll be removing them. Please do not equip them and if you have, make sure you check your slots to replace them as soon as you can as these should be disappearing in our next patch. Thank you. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience.

1 October 2013

Hello Bannermen! Shortly we will be pushing this week’s new content for Season You – “Blood and Treasure: Part 2“ as well as some bug fixes. Downtime is expected to be minimal. Thanks!

30 September 2013

The Game of Thrones Ascent trivia and costume contest at King Richard's Faire was a huge success this past Sunday! We gave away an Iron Throne to our trivia winner, and a Dragon Egg to a truly excellent Tyrion Lannister costume. A huge thanks to everyone who came out and had such a great time with us, and a huge thanks to Tim Rice for photographing the event! http://flickr.com/photos/manthatwhispers/… King Richard's Faire Game of Thrones Triva/Costume Contest 2013 www.flickr.com "King Richard's Faire" September 29, 2013

28 September 2013

Saturday Funnies: why we love Mr. Dinklage.

27 September 2013

A little Tyrell for your Friday: "I was told you were drunk, impertinent and thoroughly debauched. You can imagine my disappointment at finding nothing but a browbeaten bookkeeper." Lady Olenna Tyrell to Tyrion.

27 September 2013

We are pushing a new build this morning with some fixes and improvements! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. Thanks for playing!

25 September 2013

Rejoin the battle for the Iron Throne! Pledge fealty to the Tyrells, lead your Alliance, enhance your items, and enhance your items with seals! Summer has ended, and Winter is Coming.

24 September 2013

Hello Bannermen! We are now pushing a fix for an issue affecting a small number of reincarnated players where a single copy of an item could be equipped to both your player character and one of your Sworn Sword. If you were experiencing this bug, you will find that the copied item is no longer equipped to your player character. You will likely want to arm them as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding!

24 September 2013

This is the big one! Item Enhancement. House Tyrell. Alliance UI revamping. New character portraits. Fixed character storage. We'll be pushing all of these changes very shortly in your Tuesday Megabuild! Please read through all of the build notes, as there have been significant changes to the game. Build Notes - September 24, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Happy Tuesday, Bannermen! We have an enormous update for you today, with changes to Alliances, Item Enhancement, the Tyrell fealty, new character portraits, and more!

23 September 2013

Coming *very* soon... Item Enhancements!

21 September 2013

Saturday Funnies! College Humor explores other famous TV families in the Game of Thrones universe. House Simpson: Donuts are Coming. Game of Thrones House Sigils for Other TV Families www.collegehumor.com Like this? Follow Caldwell on Twitter and/or Tumblr.

20 September 2013

Ever wondered how many people slapped Joffrey? Or how about the number of times a Brothel has been visited? And just how many Sworn Swords have been sent to the wall? Or did you know that there have been over 6,000,000 PtP attacks since we launched? Check out the answers and more in our infrographic for Game of Thrones Ascent! Share with your friends and let them know what they're missing, and get excited for next week's huge update!

20 September 2013

Happy Friday! Today we have something different for you: Jon Radoff, CEO of Disruptor Beam, will be holding an "Ask Me Anything" chat on Reddit, starting at 11:00am EDT (in a little over two hours from now). In addition to Jon founding Disruptor Beam, he also created the 1991 text-based MMO Legend of Futures Past, and has started four companies in the gaming industry. Drop in, ask questions about George R. R. Martin, the gaming industry, Disruptor Beam, GoTA, or anything else you'd like! You can find the chat at 11:00am EDT through the link below. I Am A, where the mundane becomes fascinating and the outrageous suddenly seems normal. www.reddit.com reddit: the front page of the internet

19 September 2013

The servers have just been restarted, the game is up and running!

19 September 2013

Hi Bannermen! If you are working through Volume 1 Chapter 5 and your next goal, "The Lion and the Stag" doesn't appear in your Action Panel, write to us at http://support.disruptorbeam.com/ and put "Lion and the Stag" in the subject line. Thank you so much! Disruptor Beam gota.zendesk.com Welcome to the support page for Disruptor Beam, the developers behind Game of Thrones Ascent! If you have a support request, please look through our Knowledge Base for an answer to your question. Or, if you cannot find an answer in the Knowledge Base, please submit a support request to our team. To…

19 September 2013

Tywin Lannister: This'll be my last war... win or lose. Arya Stark: Have you ever lost before? Tywin Lannister: You think I'd be in my position if I'd lost a war? [Arya shakes her head] "Game of Thrones: A Man Without Honor (#2.7)" (2012)

18 September 2013

Jaime Lannister: We could end this war right now, boy, save thousands of lives. You fight for the Starks, I fight for the Lannisters. Swords or lances, teeth, nails - choose your weapons, and let's end this here and now. Robb Stark: If we do it your way, Kingslayer, you'd win. We're not doing it your way. From "Game of Thrones: Baelor (#1.9)" (2011)

18 September 2013

Good morning, Bannermen! We are continuing to work on an issue affecting a small number of players. If you cannot get in this morning, please let us know here in comments how far you can get in, what message(s) you're seeing, and if you can see any IP when you view the source for the page. Thank you so much!

18 September 2013

We are continuing to investigate the issue causing a small number of players to be unable to connect but may not have an answer at this late hour (local time, 1:30 AM). Please bear with us as it could be morning Eastern time before we can resolve this one. We are very sorry about the inconvenience this is causing.

18 September 2013

Hi Bannermen! If you cannot get into the game please let us know, and tell us where you're located and what error message you're receiving. Thank you so much!

17 September 2013

We are looking into the issue of the game not being available to all players. Thanks for your reports!

17 September 2013

Interested in a sneak peek into our Item Enhancement system? Follow the link for the first glimpses of how the system will look! Item enhancement | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Item Enhancements: The first system allows our players to make changes and modifications to their own crafted and acquired items. Called Item Enhancement (though that may not be its final name), this system will allow players to apply modifiers that add to the item’s attributes. Item Enhancement mod...

17 September 2013

Ever wondered how many of your fellow Bannermen have been to the wall? Check out the latest stats from September!

16 September 2013

Players who have reported the issue with their Alliance Challenges being stuck with an early "Enter Challenge" button should refresh their game to have it cleared out and working properly again. Please let us know if this happens again so we can pinpoint the cause. Thank you.

16 September 2013
16 September 2013

Hello Bannermen! The new build is live! Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Thanks! – The Disruptor Beam Team Build Notes - September 16, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Today we have our weekly content build for September 16, 2013. Learn of Ser Deityr’s royal-sanctioned shenanigans in the second half of Volume You, Part 7: Ser Deityr’s Ascendancy!

16 September 2013

We are pushing a new build this morning with new content from the second half of Volume You, Part 7: Ser Deityr's Ascendancy! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. We'll keep you posted! Thanks again for playing!

14 September 2013

Servers have been restarted, you should all be able to resume playing!

14 September 2013

Hello all! The game is down at the moment, hang in there while we restart the servers :) Thank you!

14 September 2013

The Boston of Festival of Indie Games is about to start! Hank, Kristen, and Alex are setting up the booth for the thousands about to come in. If you're attending, drop by and receive a free gift of figs!

13 September 2013

Did you know that 28,500 Targaryen bannermen have learned that Daenerys birthed dragons? And as a special Friday the 13th treat, we just heard that a 13th person was able to quicken their Dragon egg! What lies beyond the quickened egg, however, is still a mystery ...

13 September 2013

Last night, Disruptor Beam won the Innovative Technology of the Year – Digital Games award from Mass TLC! We couldn't be more proud and honored to win, and we couldn't have done it without the support from our players. We'll continue to bring new content and bug fixes so you can continue to enjoy Game of Thrones Ascent. A special thanks to our fellow Mass game developers Subatomic Studios, Owlchemy Labs, and The Tap Lab, who were up for the award as well.

13 September 2013

Thank you for your patience, the game is back up!

12 September 2013

Dear Bannermen, As you may have noticed the game is down at the moment. We are working on it and will let you know as soon as we know more. Thank you!

12 September 2013

"The Red Keep shelters two sorts of people, Lord Eddard," Varys said. "Those who are loyal to the realm, and those who are loyal only to themselves." Lord Varys

11 September 2013

You asked, and we delivered: New character portrait art is coming very soon! These new character portraits will be offered in an upcoming build, giving you more choices when you reincarnate or create a new account. Check out our sneak preview here!

10 September 2013

Hello Bannermen! In 5 minutes we are pushing this week’s new content for Season You – “No Honor in Chains“. Downtime is expected to be minimal. Thanks!

9 September 2013

Alliance changes are coming with this week's build. Read through the forum post to see how it will affect you and your Alliance! Short summary: Alliance ranks, Alliance chat, and Alliance succession! Alliance changes coming in this week’s build | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com With this week’s build, there are several large changes coming to Alliances. To help you prepare before tomorrow’s build, here are some of the changes coming:

9 September 2013

Happy Monday everyone! We have some significant changes coming to the game with tomorrow's build. No, it's not Alliance vs. Alliance or Item Enhancements, but it is preparing for those changes, which will be coming soon! Until tomorrow's build, Ayzenberg did a SDCC video with Katie, our Community Director, and Jessica, our Lead Writer, on working with HBO on Game of Thrones Ascent. Have a great beginning to the week, and remember, September is here; Winter is Coming. [a]list daily: Playing "A Game of Thrones" www.youtube.com Disruptor Beam talks about its "Game of Thrones: Ascent" social game and how it works with author George RR Martin and HBO to ensure the storyline is authent...

7 September 2013

Saturday Funnies: Game of Brands - The Game of Thrones Houses as Modern Corporations Game of Brands: The Game of Thrones Houses as Modern Corporations www.shutterstock.com We've re-envisioned six of the prime players from Game of Thrones as 21st-century companies more concerned with competing for market share than ultimate rule.

7 September 2013

The game is back up and we're investigating the cause of the outage to prevent it in the future. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused some players. Thanks again for the reports, have a wonderful day in Westeros!

7 September 2013

Good morning, Bannermen! We apologize that the game is down for some and will look into it ASAP! Thank you for your reports.

6 September 2013

Thanks for the reports about PtP results - we are investigating and things should be back to normal in a few moments.

6 September 2013

"Aerys Targaryen... of all the thousand thousand maladies the gods visit on us, madness is the worst. He was a good man, such a charmer. To watch him melt away before my eyes, consumed by dreams of fire and blood... " - Grand Maester Pycelle

5 September 2013

The Game of Thrones Fanfest: A King Richard’s Faire trivia & costume contest hosted by Disruptor Beam, developers of Game of Thrones Ascent! Join us for a Game of Thrones themed day at the Faire! Come dressed as your favorite Game of Thrones character and participate in our trivia / costume contest, with lots of Game of Thrones themed prizes up for grabs. Join the event, here: http://www.facebook.com/events/226863547465497/

4 September 2013

Dear Bannermen, be sure to take advantage of the Gold Deal we have this week - $20 for 200 Gold! When you make your purchase, Facebook may make you an offer (example: $50 for 500 Facebook Credits). Please note that Facebook Credits are not the same thing as Gold. Taking Facebook's offer will result in you getting 200 Gold in Game of Thrones Ascent and the remainder be converted into Facebook Credits. You can verify your Facebook Credit Balance this way: * Go to Facebook Account Settings * Click Payments * Check for a Facebook Credits balance there If you have any questions or need help with your purchase, please let us know at http://support.disruptorbeam.com/ where our Player Support team will be happy to assist you! Thank you. Disruptor Beam gota.zendesk.com Welcome to the support page for Disruptor Beam, the developers behind Game of Thrones Ascent! If you have a support request, please look through our Knowledge Base for an answer to your question. Or, if you cannot find an answer in the Knowledge Base, please submit a support request to our team. To…

4 September 2013

We are pushing a patch to fix the issue where Officers and Leaders only could start an Alliance Challenge. Thanks to Luc Foisy for reporting this!

4 September 2013

There is a special in the game for "First Time Buyers" which we have extended to all players for this week only! Each time you log into the game you will see the offer (it will vanish if you take the deal). This will be available once per player until September 10, only. Enjoy!

4 September 2013

Good morning, Bannermen! We are pushing one build this week and it should be completed shortly. Players should not experience more than a moment of downtime. We'll let you know when the Build and Build Notes are live!

3 September 2013

How often do you play Game of Thrones Ascent? Let us know in our poll on the official forums, here: When do you play GoTA most? | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com I play at work and at home. I’ve actually come home from working graves, having not slept in 24 hours, and made sure that all my building upgrades (the really long ones) were being built while I slept, and that all my SS were actively doing something - PvP, quests, or adventuring

3 September 2013

It's back-to-school season! To celebrate, we're sharing this in-game image of one of Westeros' urchins making off with his catch! Enjoy.

2 September 2013

This week because of the holiday Monday in North America, we'll be putting out one build only, on Wednesday morning if all goes according to plan. Today, enjoy this lovely image of Essos to end our look at that lovely and mysterious land!

1 September 2013

Happy Sunday everyone! If you haven't been following Nod's journey through PAX Prime, check out his blog posts on our site. Also, if you're in Seattle for PAX Prime, come check out his panel tonight, at 10:00pm in the Raven Theatre: "The Worst of the Worst: Hacking Exploitation, and Abuse in Online Games." The talk should be recorded, so even if you miss it, we'll let everyone know when it's hosted. PAX Prime 2013: Day Two | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com PAX Prime 2013: Day TwoBy Nod. September 1, 2013, 12:37 PM Good morning again from a Sunday morning on Seattle. We’re halfway through PAX Prime and I’m already tired. After several years of attending a three-day show, the folks at Penny Arcade expanded PAX Prime to four days. It’s throwing a lot of…

31 August 2013

Seen at PAX Prime: Kindra Nikole cosplaying as Daenerys.

31 August 2013

Saturday Funnies: Jorah gets fancy!

30 August 2013

As mentioned in the previous post, we are pushing a new build shortly with some fixes and improvements to this morning's build! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. Thanks for your patience!

30 August 2013

We are working on reverting the permission to start Alliance Challenges today, with a build later on if all goes according to plan. As well, we are aware that not all resources are showing up for the Alchemist Building recipes and are working to fix this as well. Thanks for the feedback! Stay tuned!

30 August 2013

We are pushing a new build this morning with some fixes and improvements! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. We'll keep you updated! Thanks for playing!

29 August 2013

For those Bannermen in the New England region, be sure to check out this year's planned events at King Richard's Faire! "Our 32nd season will delight you with new creative themed Saturday events, such as the Game of Thrones Ascent Fanfest (Sept. 29th) featuring trivia and costume contests..." News from King Richard's Faire: Opening weekend, featuring Military Appreciation Day 9/1 myemail.constantcontact.com

29 August 2013

Hello Bannermen! Looks like we had a spike in performance about 15 minutes ago, but performance is coming back to normal. We'll keep looking into it. Thanks for your patience!

28 August 2013

Hello Bannermen! Heading out to PAX Prime this weekend? Join our Associate Producer Alex "Nod" Engel for his Sunday talk, "The Worst of the Worst: Hacking, Exploitation, and Abuse in Online Games." Starting at 10:00pm Sunday in the Raven Theatre, it should be a very interesting and funny talk!

28 August 2013

Happy Wednesday, Bannermen! Enjoy this classic image of Essos in our week-long coverage of the mysterious land. Essos is divided into several regions, each of which are home to distinct cultural groups: * The Free Cities * The Dothraki Sea * The Shivering Sea * Valyrian peninsula * Slaver's Bay and Ghiscar * Lhazar * Qarth * Eastern Essos From A Wiki of Ice and Fire (warning: link may contain spoilers) http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Essos

27 August 2013

Thanks for the reports about the PtP results not working properly. We're looking into the issue now and hope to have it resolved soon. Thank you again!

27 August 2013

Continuing with this week's featured land of Essos! "Essos is roughly the size of Eurasia with similar latitudinal and longitudinal dimensions. It is considerably larger than Westeros, though its true extent is unknown as no map of the entire continent currently exists. The north coast of the mainland is separated from the polar cap by the Shivering Sea. To the south, across the Summer Sea, lies the uncharted continent of Sothoryos. In the extreme east, across the Jade Sea, sit Asshai, Yi Ti, and the mysterious region called the Shadow Lands. South of the Shadow Lands is the continent of Ulthos." From A Wiki of Ice and Fire http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Essos

27 August 2013

Hello Bannermen! In 5 minutes we are pushing this week’s new content! Downtime is expected to be minimal. Thanks!

26 August 2013

This week we're featuring the land of Essos! "Essos is the largest of the four known continents in the world. It lies east of Westeros and north of Sothoros and Ulthos, stretching from the Shivering Sea in the north to the Summer Sea in the south, and from the narrow sea in the west to the lands surrounding the Jade Sea in the east. Essos is populated by many different peoples and has a vast and varied geography." From A Wiki of Ice and Fire http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Essos

24 August 2013

Saturday Funnies! "Some Starks."

23 August 2013

Hello everyone! In a short while we'll be pushing a new build to address a few bugs: - Barter was erroneously listed as hostile; it will now be helpful. - After you do three hostile PtP actions against someone, you can now do helpful actions within the 24 hour window. - Swindle is now considered a hostile action. Look for the new build shortly!

23 August 2013

We are aware that the helpful action, "Barter" has been limited to 3 / person / day. This was not intended and was put in when we limited the harmful actions. We're looking into this, thanks for reporting it.

23 August 2013

We are pushing a new build this morning with some fixes and improvements! Players should not experience more than a few moments of down time at most. We'll keep you posted! Thanks for playing this week.

22 August 2013

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” – John A. Shedd

21 August 2013

"SLAP" - George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

20 August 2013

Hello Bannermen! Some of our servers are seeing performance issues at this time. Our team is in the process of restarting the misbehaving servers, and performance should return to normal soon. Thanks for your patience!

20 August 2013

“The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

20 August 2013

Hello Bannermen, and welcome to your Tuesday content build! Today we’re bringing you the second half of Volume You, Part 5: The Wicked Seed, finishing the new chapter in our Volume You storyline. We also have a new pack in the store that lets you ride with the Khalasar! Khal Drogo’s Knife has made its way onto the store, along with his glorious belt. WIth them you can find a Dothraki Screamer, a Dothraki Dancer, and of course, Molten Gold for that special someone. We also have our usual bugfixes and minor changes for this build. Check out the build notes, and we’ll see you in the grassy sea of Essos! Build Notes - August 20, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Hello Bannermen, and welcome to your Tuesday content build! Today we’re bringing you the second half of Volume You, Part 5: The Wicked Seed, finishing the new chapter in our Volume You storyline. We also have a new pack in the store that lets you ride with the Khalasar! Khal Drogo’s Knife has made i...

19 August 2013

Hello everyone! Today we have a blog post and discussion thread on our forum to talk about several new systems we are bringing to Game of Thrones Ascent in the upcoming months. Check out the post and comment on our forums. Introducing Item Enhancements, Diplomacy, and Alliance vs Alliance Combat! | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Introducing Item Enhancements, Diplomacy, and Alliance vs Alliance Combat! Introducing several new systems that will be coming to Game of Thrones Ascent in the upcoming months: New Item Enhancements, a Diplomacy ststem, and a new way for Allainces to wage battle against one another.

19 August 2013

"Thousands and thousands of years ago, a winter fell that was cold and hard and endless beyond all memory of man. There came a night that lasted a generation, and kings shivered and died in their castles even as the swineherds in their hovels. Women smothered their children rather than see them starve, and cried, and felt their tears freeze on their cheeks." - Old Nan

17 August 2013

Since December 2011, a dedicated group of fans have been recreating Westeros through their Minecraft server. Instead of a funny meme today, we wanted to help share the incredible builds they have completed on their server. Like Game of Thrones Ascent, they're helping to show Westeros to thousands of people through an online game. Check them out! Home - WesterosCraft westeroscraft.com We are a server dedicated to recreating the fantasy world of Westeros. Westeros is a fictional world from the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, which was adapted into a tv show by HBO and called A Game of Thrones.

16 August 2013

Dear Bannermen, we are aware of the lag issues that you might experience at the moment. We are busy looking into it and we will keep you informed. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank your for your patience and your continued support :) ~Shan

16 August 2013

"On the Wall, a man gets only what he earns. You're no ranger, Jon, only a green boy with the smell of summer still on you.” - A Game of Thrones

15 August 2013

The Unsullied: Sun shining on spear and helm, eyes shadowed against the heat of the day. Unbreakable, untouchable, and unmatched.

14 August 2013

"Crackclaw Point is a peninsula in the Crownlands jutting out into the narrow sea. To the north lies the Bay of Crabs, to the south Blackwater Bay. It is full of bogs and pine barrens." From A Wiki of Ice and Fire http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/…

13 August 2013

Not all days are easy ones. It's good to know our Bannermen have our back! Thanks for your reports about the PtP issues on the weekend. Thanks for your continued support, encouragement and feedback. This game is awesome, and our players are the best.

13 August 2013

Hello Bannermen, and welcome to your Tuesday content build! Today we’re bringing you Volume You, Part 5: But a Glimpse, a new chapter in our ongoing Volume You storyline. We also have a new pack in the store based around everyone’s favorite halfman, Tyrion Lannister. We managed to sneak away and copy Tyrion’s Armor and Bronn’s Sword, along with Bronn’s “Armor of Dubious Morals.” We also have some small bugfixes and changes to the game. Thanks for reading, and have a great time on Game of Thrones Ascent!

12 August 2013

We couldn't resist sharing this from Brewery Ommegang. We had a few bottles of the Iron Throne Ale, and can't wait to take the black with this batch. Timeline Photos A raven told us that Take the Black Stout, from @[113408673932:274:HBO] and Brewery @[40270608639:274:Ommegang], is in production. Expected in stores nationwide in September.

12 August 2013

"You think my life is some precious thing to me? That I would trade my honor for a few more years... of what? You grew up with actors. You learned their craft and you learnt it well. But I grew up with soldiers. I learned to die a long time ago." - Eddard Stark

12 August 2013

Good morning everyone! We have been looking into reports of PtP results being stuck for Sworn Swords, and we hope to have it fixed soon. Sorry for the delay!

10 August 2013

Saturday Funnies! Courtesy of Reddit user /u/e_lasorda!

9 August 2013

Hello Bannermen! The new build is live! If your game did not automatically reload, please do so to see the changes take effect. Build notes can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Thanks, and see you in Westeros! Build Notes - August 9, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Hello Bannermen, and welcome to your Friday bugfix build! Based on your feedback, our focus this week has been broken bonus goals and achievements, and we have made significant progress fixing many of their open issues. There are some important caveats with today’s update, so please be sure to read…

9 August 2013

Hello Bannermen! In 5 minutes we are pushing a new build full of bug fixes! Downtime is expected to be minimal. Thanks

8 August 2013

"It's not easy being drunk all the time. If it were easy, everyone would do it." - Tyrion Lannister

7 August 2013

“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

6 August 2013

Hey everyone, I wanted to share a graph showing server performance both before and after this morning's update. Since launch we have been making performance changes to the game so you have a better play experience in Game of Thrones Ascent. Today's change was more stark than usual. We saw about a 25% reduction in app server response times, and already some players have reported faster gameplay and response times. We'll keep on working to deliver a great game experience for all of our players. - Nod and the DB Team

6 August 2013

"At Casual Connect in San Francisco, Disruptor Beam founder Jon Radoff discusses the expansion plans for the free-to-play Game of Thrones Ascent online game in this exclusive interview." Check out the video! Game Of Thrones Ascent Expansion Detailed By Disruptor Beam - Gamerhub.tv www.youtube.com At Casual Connect in San Francisco, Disruptor Beam founder Jon Radoff discusses the expansion plans for the free-to-play Game of Thrones Ascent online game i...

5 August 2013

"The Blackwater Bay is a large body of water on the east coast of Westeros. The great city of King's Landing sits on Blackwater Bay where the Blackwater Rush pours into the bay." From A Wiki of Ice and Fire at Westeros.org - [WARNING, MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT READ ALL THE BOOKS, YET] http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/… Wishing all Bannermen a peaceful Monday.

6 August 2013

Good morning from Boston, everyone! We're just about to do our Tuesday content update, bringing you the second part of Season You, Volume Four: Crisis of Faith! During today's build, we're going to bring the servers down for approximately five minutes to restart them. Downtime should be minimal and you should be able to log in very shortly after the build goes live. Downtime should begin in about five minutes. Build Notes - August 1, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com As of August 1, 2013, Disruptor Beam is ending its distribution partnership with Zynga. Zynga has been a great partner and helped expose Game of Thrones Ascent to many thousands of gamers, and we have learned a lot from our partnership with them. We are grateful for their work and their help promoti...

5 August 2013

The Blackwater Bay is a large body of water on the east coast of Westeros. The great city of King's Landing sits on Blackwater Bay where the Blackwater Rush pours into the bay. From A Wiki of Ice and Fire at Westeros.org - http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/… Wishing all Bannermen a peaceful Monday.

2 August 2013

Lord Varys: "I did what I did for the good of the realm." Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: "The realm. Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies, a story we agree to tell each other over and over, until we forget that it's a lie." Happy Friday, Bannermen!

1 August 2013

Jon Radoff is on Day 4 of Casual Connect but takes time to blog about a piece of “received wisdom” that has become so commonplace and accepted—while being so wrong—that it threatens to sink a lot of game companies. Read on our official site! LTV-CPI=Disaster | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com LTV-CPI=DisasterBy Jon Radoff. August 1, 2013, 11:53 AM I’m on day four of Casual Connect, close to returning home. It’s a gaming conference that’s been a great way to meet up with colleagues and partners in the part of the gaming market that Disruptor Beam inhabits, but it’s been marred by a piece...

1 August 2013

We're feeling celebratory today! It's a new month, we have a new build and we're looking forward to continuing to grow our community while improving the game. In the meantime, enjoy this buzzfeed article: "How To Throw A Gorgeous And Geeky "Game Of Thrones" Wedding"! http://buzzfeed.com/twopoodles/…

1 August 2013

The build was pushed a while ago and you can find the build notes here in our Official Forums! Thanks for your continued support and patience, Bannermen. Enjoy. Build Notes - August 1, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com As of August 1, 2013, Disruptor Beam is ending its distribution partnership with Zynga. Zynga has been a great partner and helped expose Game of Thrones Ascent to many thousands of gamers, and we have learned a lot from our partnership with them. We are grateful for their work and their help promoti...

1 August 2013

As of August 1, 2013, Disruptor Beam is ending its distribution partnership with Zynga. Zynga has been a great partner and helped expose Game of Thrones Ascent to many thousands of gamers, and we have learned a lot from our partnership with them. We are grateful for their work and their help promoting Game of Thrones Ascent. Tonight we are pushing a build which will remove the Zynga Ad Bar, and we're inserting a different bar to test it out. We're also adding a few other minor fixes. We are taking the game offline for a short time while this happens and will let you know when it's back up again. Thanks for your patience!

31 July 2013

"I am a knight! I shall die a knight!" - Barristan Selmy

30 July 2013

CEO and Founder of Disruptor Beam, Jon Radoff begins his talk moments ago at Casual Connect! "Redefining “Casual” Gaming: A Game of Thrones Ascent Postmortem". For more information about Casual Connect, visit the site: http://usa.casualconnect.org/content.html

30 July 2013

In celebration of our new Greyjoy shop pack, I give you the towers of Pyke! "I am the Greyjoy, Lord Reaper of Pyke, King of Salt and Rock, Son of the Sea Wind, and no man gives me a crown. I pay the iron price. I will take my crown, as Urron Redhand did five thousand years ago." - Balon Greyjoy

30 July 2013

Good morning, everyone! Today we have a new build for you, with 20 new quests and the continuation of the Volume You storyline, with Part 4: The Bailiff's Folly. Read the build notes below or jump right in and start playing! Build Notes - July 30, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Hello Bannermen, and welcome to your Tuesday content build! Today we have our next content update for you, which includes 20 new quests and a new chapter, “Volume You, Part 4: The Bailiff’s Folly.” Our latest content updates takes us further into your own volume as we dig deep into the world’s myste...

29 July 2013

"The Water Gardens are my favorite place in this world." - Prince Doran Martell

26 July 2013

Since not everyone reads the build notes, here is a condensed version of what was changed in today's build, for all of our Facebook players: - Boons now work and add stats correctly to challenge, PtP, and quests. - Several speedup and timer problems have been corrected. - Blue gems now work and increase the chance of producing rare items. - Red gems are now fully working for production. - Assigning sworn swords to defense now works fully! - Permanent talents that modify a stat are now working correctly. - Alliances are no longer prompted to change names when changing settings. - And many, many more changes. This isn't the end, since there are plenty more bugs and content we want to get in soon, but it's a good chunk of them. We hope today's build helps our players, who have been very patient while we worked on these issues, have more fun and continue to enjoy Game of Thrones Ascent.

26 July 2013

Hello Bannermen! The new build is live! If your game did not automatically reload, please do so to see the changes take effect. Build notes can be found at our official forums! http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Thanks for your continued support, we'll see you in Westeros! Build Notes - July 26, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Hello Bannermen, happy Friday! We have a ton of bug fixes for you today! Let’s get right to it:Boons - Fixed issues where boons were not contributing the appropriate stats to a Sworn Sword challenge, quest or PtP action. Players may not see this take effect on quests where a boon was added prior to…

26 July 2013

Hello Bannermen! Happy Friday! Shortly we are pushing a new build teeming with bug fixes! Downtime is expected to be minimal. Once the build is live we will post here again with a link to the build notes. Thanks for your continued support!

25 July 2013

Our #jointherealm #sdcc coverage continues with an interview at NerdReactor.com - you can read the full story, here on their site! SDCC 2013: Game of Thrones Ascent at the Game of Thrones Experience - Nerd Reactor nerdreactor.com Fans of HBO's Game of Thrones were flocking to the Game of Thrones Experience at San Diego's Realm Exhibition, across from the Omni Hotel.

25 July 2013

A look through the #jointherealm #sdcc experience with John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)! Enjoy. WATCH: 'Game of Thrones' at Comic-Con | Grantland at Comic-Con www.youtube.com John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly in HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' talks about what Season 4 has in store for his character and takes Grantland on a tour of t...

24 July 2013

As promised, we've posted more pictures from Saturday and Sunday at #jointherealm #sdcc today, as well as a blog post recapping the experience by our Lead Narrative Designer, Jessica. Enjoy! San Diego Comic Con - A Look Back | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com San Diego Comic Con - A Look BackBy Khatie. July 24, 2013, 12:59 PM San Diego Comic-Con 2013 is in the books! It feels like just yesterday that Kristen, Katie, and I were preparing to man our station at HBO’s Join the Realm experience. It is true what they say: time flies when you’re having fun! If…

23 July 2013

Hey everyone! In today's build we introduced a new speedup UI to a portion of our players. We only rolled it out to a portion so that we could gauge reactions and feedback, without affecting all of our players. As part of that feedback, we're pushing a new build shortly that will allow you to click on the speedup icon to access your inventory of speedups, letting you choose which one to use aside from the auto-chosen speedup. The new build should be out shortly. If you have any more feedback about the build, please let us know on the forums. Thanks again for playing! Forum Home | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com

23 July 2013

Our new build, Build 1.1.138, is up! We have a large update today with many bugfixes and a new speedup UI for the game, along with the second half of Volume You, Part 3: Bitter Are The Honors! Continue to follow your story as you dig deeper into the latest quests from our team. Read all of the details and bugfixes in our release notes, linked here. Build Notes - July 23, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Hello Bannermen! We have a large update today with many bugfixes and a new speedup UI for the game, along with the second half of Volume You, Part 3: Bitter Are The Honors! Continue to follow your story as you dig deeper into the latest quests from our team.

22 July 2013

Katie, Jessica, and Kristen are returning, coming back home from an exciting, fantastic time at San Diego Comic Con. We'll post more photos after they have time to be reoriented. In the meantime, here is a piece of art called "The Path Home."

21 July 2013

Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) came by #JointheRealm today to hang out with the fans and play Ascent!

19 July 2013

George had his own message for Storm last night at #W00tstock! GRRM George had his own message for Storm last night at #W00tstock!

20 July 2013

Saturday Fun: Game of Thrones/Arrested Development Mashup! Beware - Season 3 Spoilers. 'Game of Thrones'/'Arrested Development' Mashup Sometimes a cheerful narrator is all you need, right?

19 July 2013

George had his own message for Storm last night at Wootstock! GRRM George had his own message for Storm last night at Wootstock!

18 July 2013

Here's our display inside #jointherealm with Game of Thrones!

18 July 2013

Jessica (Head Writer), Kristen (Intern) and Katie (Community) are at the Game of Thrones #jointherealm experience! Come visit us!

18 July 2013

Kristen and Khatie are ready to head to Comic Con! Come visit us in our booth at the #jointherealm experience today on L St. across from the Omni. Read Kristen's first blog post here: http://disruptorbeam.com/blog/entry/…

18 July 2013

Khatie, Kristen, and Jessica landed safe and sound in San Diego, ready for Comic-Con! Today is the first day, and our Game of Thrones Ascent team is excitedly waiting for it to begin. We're at the #JoinTheRealm experience with Game of Thrones showing the game off - come visit us for a free, in-game gift. You can find us on L Street across from the Omni Hotel. While you're there, plant yourself in the Iron Throne and check out some cool fan art for Game of Thrones!

17 July 2013

"I am no lord. Bear Island was taken from me. I am but a Knight." - Ser Jorah Mormont

16 July 2013

Associate Producer Nod talks about one of the more colorful support tickets seen in the last few weeks in our latest Blog entry. Being a Passionate Player | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Nod shares a disturing support ticket, and how to make your passion heard by Disruptor Beam.

16 July 2013

Any players getting this message: "We're sorry, but something went wrong. We've been notified about this issue and we'll take a look at it shortly." Please clear your cache and then reload. Thank you. If you need further assistance, please contact us directly at http://support.disruptorbeam.com/ Thank you! Disruptor Beam gota.zendesk.com Welcome to the support page for Disruptor Beam, the developers behind Game of Thrones Ascent! If you have a support request, please look through our Knowledge Base for an answer to your question. Or, if you cannot find an answer in the Knowledge Base, please submit a support request to our team. To…

16 July 2013

Hello Bannermen! The new build is live! If your game did not automatically reload, please do so to see the changes take effect. Build notes can be found at: http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Enjoy Chapter 3 of Season You, "Unpleasant Memories" as well as the Conquering Dragon item pack in the Shop, and stay tuned for additional game updates later this week! Thanks! Build Notes - July 16, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Volume You, our new story arc of original Game of Thrones quest content and unique items continues into Chapter 3, Unpleasant Memories, in which an old enemy returns, how will you face her? All players who have completed the Prologue can access Volume You by clicking the banner tab just above the Qu...

16 July 2013

Hello Bannermen! Shortly we will be pushing this week’s new chapter in Season You – Vypren! Downtime is expected to be minimal. Thanks!

15 July 2013

We're pleased and proud to announce that Ascent be joining Game of Thrones at #SDCC this year in their #JointheRealm space! Come visit us, play Game of Thrones Ascent and receive a free, in-game gift. Please share this if you'll #JoinTheRealm with us at #SDCC this year!

13 July 2013

Hodor!

12 July 2013

"Is there gold hidden in the village? Is there silver? Gems? Is there food? Where is Lord Beric? Where did he go? How many men were with him? How many knights? How many bowmen? How many, how many, how many, how many, how many, how many? Is there gold in the village?" – Arya Stark, stabbing in rhythm

11 July 2013

"Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens." – Tywin Lannister

10 July 2013

Associate Producer Nod decided to write a small novel going over some theory behind why game developers balance player retention and new content. WARNING: Math ahead! Exploring New Content and Player Retention Theory | Disruptor Beam www.disruptorbeam.com Associate Producer Nod goes deep into theory as he explores why game companies have to strike a balance between creating new content and retaining new players.

9 July 2013

Curious about what the workspace of a game developer looks like? Your friendly neighborhood Producer took a photo so you can see some of the glamour that comes with being a game developer. - Nod

9 July 2013

Hello Bannermen! The new build is live! If your game did not automatically reload, please do so to see the changes take effect. Build notes can be found at our official forums: http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Thanks, and see you in Westeros! Build Notes - July 9, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Welcome to our latest content drop, featuring a new quest line and a new items pack featuring Jaime Lannister’s sword, scabbard, and armor, and his sister Cersei’s breastplate dress and seashell. Equip yourself or your Sworn Swords with these powerful items and adventure across Westeros, always reme...

9 July 2013

Hello Bannermen! Shortly we will be pushing this week’s new content! Downtime is expected to be minimal. Thanks! - The Disruptor Beam Team

8 July 2013

Happy Monday, Bannermen! We plan to share a new build tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy this image of the Great Sept: "The Great Sept of Baelor, also called the Sept of Baelor, is the center of religious worship for the Faith of the Seven and the seat of the High Septon of the Faith. It is located in King's Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. It is named after the Septon King Baelor the Blessed." ~ http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/…

5 July 2013

For Bannermen to share: Play the social strategy game everyone is talking about - Game of Thrones Ascent! "It's a good thing we're not children. You want to run away south, run away. Of course, they will behead you as a deserter... if I don't catch you first. Get back on your horse. I won't say it again." Waymar Royce, Game of Thrones, Season 1, Episode 1

4 July 2013

“The singers make much of kings who die valiantly in battle, but your life is worth more than a song.” Catelyn Tully, to Robb Stark ― George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords Happy Independence Day to our American Bannermen!

3 July 2013

"Cruel places breed cruel peoples, Bran, remember that as you deal with these ironmen. Your lord father did what he could to gentle Theon, but I fear it was too little and too late." - A Clash of Kings

2 July 2013

Thanks to the Bannermen who reported a timer issue in our Official Forums today. We're pushing a new build shortly which should rectify the problem and players should experience minimal interruption. Enjoy the day in Westeros!

2 July 2013

Hello Bannermen! The new build is live! If your game did not automatically reload, please do so to see the changes take effect. Build notes describing today's updates and new content can be found at http://disruptorbeam.com/forums/viewthread/… Thanks! Build Notes - July 2, 2013 | Game of Thrones Ascent Forums www.disruptorbeam.com Hello Bannermen! Volume You, our new story arc of original quest content and unique items continues into Chapter 2, Tensions at Hawkhaven, in which a smallfolk uprising is just the cusp of mysterious and deadly events looming in Westeros! All players who have completed the Prologue can access Volume...

2 July 2013

Hello Bannermen! Shortly we will be pushing live this week’s new chapter content – Tensions at Hawkhaven! Downtime is expected to be minimal. Thanks!

1 July 2013

“In King’s Landing, there are two sorts of people. The players and the pieces… Every man’s a piece to start with, and every maid as well. Even some who think they are players." ~ Petyr Baelish

29 June 2013

We hope all our Bannermen are having an awesome weekend! Have you checked your Hodorscope, today? ~ Khatie Hodorscopes: Game of Thrones Horoscopes hodorscopes.com Pick your sign and see what Hodor has to say about your future.

28 June 2013

Since it is Friday, and to celebrate us fixing our IE issues, we have something special today that I think you will enjoy. It's one of my favorite pieces of promo art that we have done. I think it really shows the size, elegance, and terror that a true Direwolf would bring. - Nod


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