Its Monday and Funcom just now deployed a new patch that among other things include Massive PvP improvements. Along with this, there's also several core revision updates and playfield changes, not to mention code improvements to the client, which is said to improve performance.
The European Age of Conan Senior Community Manager 'Talib' is first...
Midsummer Fire Festival - Blue Posts
Wild Fires and Light in Dark Places quests (src)
No, the Wild Fires and Light in Dark Places quests are no longer active. If you have them completed but not turned in, you can turn them in, but there are a bunch of new quests and mechanics in their stead this year.
Issue with the sub-65 Inform the Elder...
A new splash page appeared this morning on Blizzard official site, and last time Blizzard did something similar they announced Starcraft 2 at their World Wide Invitational 2007 in Korea.
We will know for sure the meaning of that splash page at the Blizzard World Wide Invitational in Paris this weekend (June 28-29), and we will of course live...
6 new items have been discovered, they are drops from Ahune, the Frost Lord. He is a new summonable boss add to the Fire Festival this year:Enchant Weapon - Deathfrost (Enchant Glow)Amulet of Glacial Tranquility (Healing Necklace)Choker of the Arctic Flow (Caster Necklace)Amulet of Bitter Hatred (Melee DPS Neck)Hailstone Pendant (Tanking...
Recently the new expansion to EVE Online called Empyrean Age went live. Today CCP Games released the full trailer for the expansion, it's enjoyable to watch and if you're at the least interested in EVE Online or what the new expansion has to offer, this trailer will get you even more curious. VIew it below:
Marc Jacobs, the Lead Designer of Warhammer Online talks crafting in the video below. Their idea of crafting is to have fun and they want their system to be innovative. Marc tell us how he do not want the crafting system to be a grind. Also, since their plan is to make it innovative, it's not recipe based.
Thoughts on not having recipes and...
Dragonwake – Warhammer Online
In the eastern reaches of Caledor, the tall mountain peaks yield to grassy hills that eventually slope down to meet the western border of Eataine. Though the lands to the west are more mountainous, the caves that run beneath the hills of this region are as deep as any in Caledor, and many ancient Dragons slumber...
Today Codemasters revealed their plans of an upcoming expansion for the Free to Play MMO ArchLord.
The all-new FREE expansion is named Episode 3: Spirits Awakening and it's due to go live in the coming weeks. Yikes, that's very soon. Good news for everyone playing ArchLord, that's for sure. Spirits Awakening adds around 30% new game content to...
Flying Lab Software reveal their plans past patch 1.5, which they're "finishing off". FLS has been waiting for 1.5, since they feel it has a lot of great features that will appeal to players, now that 1.5 will be available soon their new main goal is:
Yep, that's right. You're going to be seeing more pirates and in the end this will...
Chapter 10 for Star Wars Galaxies is now live. There's quite a few highlights:
A new theme park with quests beginning at level 55, an improved community search system, group pickup points, and changes to Mustafar instances.
Improved Community Search
Group Pickup Points
Jedi Force Drain was nerfed
New title for Order 66 collection
The developers of Fallen Earth have announced that the FE project has reached Alpha status and is now feature complete.
For the last six months, the Fallen Earth team has implemented new production processed which has improved product quality and also streamlined development schedule. This is good news, I'm personally quite curious about this...
Quick links to noteworthy news:
Recap of Season 4 Information
2.4.3 PTR Patch Notes
Spells and Mounts Discovered in 2.4.3
Spells and Mounts Discovered in 2.4.3
PTR 2.4.3 Undocumented Changes
Further Undocumented Changes
Blizzard posted a reminder on the Reward Requirements for the End of Arena Season 3
With season 4 coming on June 24th,...
Outspark is now accepting applications for the Project Powder closed beta. Spots are limited, so visit the Project Powder website now and secure your beta slot immediately.
Project Powder is an online snowboard racing game that pits players around the world in competitive matches on the universe's most dangerous slopes. Taking place in 2146 AD...
The Midsummer Fire Festival Begins
Yep, that's right. It's now Midsummer and it's being celebrated in World of Warcraft with the Midsummer Fire Festival.
Each summer, the arrival of the Midsummer Fire Festival signals a time of merriment and a chance to revel in the hottest season of the year by lighting celebratory bonfires across the land and...
Now and then I see people posting on forums and in online communities, saying how they would never pay a monthly fee to play a game. They feel it's outrageous. My thoughts? Well, MMORPGs are cheap entertainment. For $15 you're pretty much set for a long time to come. Compare that to going out just one night and you get the general idea. Same...
Yesterday we posted the new PTR 2.4.3 Patch Notes and also Spells and Mounts which were discovered. Earlier today we posted PTR 2.4.3 Undocumented Changes.
Now we're back with even more undocumented changes:
Information about the next TCG expansion already
If you speak to Landro Longshot in Booty Bay on the Public Test Realm, he will share...
The Bling Gnome in Dungeon Runners is almost here. This gnome with an attitude will appear in all Dungeon Runners retail packs, scheduled to it store shelves late next week.
Exactly what is the Bling Gnome you might ask? Similar to its cousin, the Garden Gnome, the Bling Gnome is a tricked-up helper gnome with a bit of attitude that will follow...
Many players have vouched their concerns about how the massive PvP system in Age of Conan works in its current state. Game Director Gaute Godager replies with the following:
We are very serious about our Massive Siege PvP system and we became more aggressive on fixing several issues appearing in that regard. The bulk of the feedback can be...
With the third season of Intel Extreme Masters, Warcraft 3 gets replaced by World of Warcraft. This event takes place across the world in America, Asia and Europe. The only other game being played at this world wide event is Counter Strike 1.6. Players who attend get to play on state-of-the-art Alienware computers.
The total prize money? ...
Yet again, Age of Conan remains as the number one US PC game in this weekly top ten best-selling PC games in the US. The NPD Group release weekly statistics and AoC has been number one for awhile now.
The current top ten best-selling PC games in the US are:
1. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
2. Mass Effect
3. Lego Indiana Jones: The...
By now, we're getting used to the scheduled updates that Funcom is deploying to their flagship title Age of Conan, awhile back they announced how patches would stop happening frequently as soon as most major issues had been resolved, maybe this is a sign. Most likely not.. yet, since according to the US Community Manager, their reason for...
The Guild Wars developers explain the goals with their balance updates that were pushed out in a patch June 12. They go on and tell us via their wiki that the main goal was to improve a few underpowered skills and to resolve certain PvP balance issues.
Some players have objected to changes in the last update to Ether Renewal and Shadow Form. We...
Twenty hours ago we announced that the Creature Creator for Spore was released worldwide. Since then, there's been more than 250,000 creatures created with the Creatures Creator. Wow, that's quite the number in such a short amount of time.
The stats tell us that there's been more than two creatures created every second since the launch, it will...
Today a leading European MMO publisher by the name of gamigo AG announced that they have acquired exclusive European publishing rights of the English, German, French and Spanish versions of Fiesta Online.
Fiesta Online is a “free to play” Online Roleplaying game that has already enjoyed massive success in the US and Asia. Featuring detailed 3D...
Yesterday we posted the new PTR 2.4.3 Patch Notes and also Spells and Mounts which were discovered.
Today we have some undocumented changes to share and also:
PTR In-Game Code Redemption
This is pretty cool, Blizzard are letting us redeem the new TCG rare promotional items, for testing purposes on the PTR.
During the patch 2.4.3 testing process,...
In an article published by NEXT Generation, they tell us about what the CEO (John Riccitello) of Electronic Arts said at the Willian Blair & Company's investor meeting recently. John Riccitiello say that "No, I don't think it's going to rival WoW, but no one would ever predict that. But it is a strong game that will ... get our returns for us....
Heard about The Agency? SOE is the company behind this in development agent/spy MMO and there's many questionmarks surrounding the game.
What would you like to ask the developers of The Agency?
We're going to interview SOE soon and we'd love to hear from our readers, feel free to add your questions as a comment or email us at [email protected]
Our developers have had a busy week with CurseForge and several new features have been released.
Here is a quick rundown of the features we've hammered out over the last week.
Ticket System Enhancements
Components - You can now subdivide your project into components to organize your tickets.
Milestones - You can keep track of what version of...
A couple of hours ago we posted the 2.4.3 PTR Patch notes. Now we bring you the list of new spells, courtesy of WOWDB.
Some of the spells that are listed as new might have been discovered previously, they are listed as brand new to WOWDB, most spells should be completely new though.
Noteworthy new spells (mounts included)
Nexon America adds a pet system and also new magic skills to the fantasy life in the latest updates. This isn't brand new, but the press release Nexon America sent us is. So it's worthy to be posted!
You can now chose between having a dog, two different cats, a fox and also a wolf. Pretty neat, if I were to chose I would love to have a fox. ...
Something many players of Lineage 2 NA have wanted for a long time now is server merges. Some of the reasons behind this is declining population on certain servers -- since with the introduction of server transfers, players went to other servers such as Bartz, Teon and Franz.
Lineage 2 is heavily dependent on guilds (named clan's in L2) and...
The patch notes for PTR 2.4.3 are out! Stay tuned for further information as it's discovered.
World of Warcraft PTR Patch 2.4.3
The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/
The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at...
PTR 2.4.3 Patch Notes are out!
Upper Deck Entertainment sent us a press release which reveil information about the new Trading Card Game "Hunt for Illidan". Many players enjoy what the TCG bring to World of Warcraft. It's widely popular to obtain the special codes that you redeem for items ingame..
..This time is no different, there will be new...
Patch 2.4.3 will be out on the PTR soon.
Stay tuned for the latest news about it here on Curse.com. We will bring you everything straight from the PTR, obviously including the patch notes.
Yes the 2.4.3 PTR is coming soon. The forums were opened a little early and I would appreciate it if nobody spammed it before the realms are...
Dreamlords: The Reawakening launched at 2pm CET today. That's 5am PST. The developer, Lockpick Entertainment is very proud of having come so far and this follow-up to last year's acclaimed MMORTS debut title from the Swedish developer is meant to raise the bar even higher.
The CEO David Rosén commented on the launch:
“I am still a bit shaken...
Today Maxis, part of Electronic Arts, released the Spore Creature Creator. Got a great imagination? Then you should check out the new creature creator, there's endless of options and possibilities. This is an introduction to Spore which will be out in September this year.
The current trial version that is available today include 25% of the...
Scientists sent a satellite to ice planet to develop a new kind of poisonous and caustic gas. Unfortunately, an unknown kind of gas leaked out, researchers had to leave the planet, leaving the abandoned satellite suspending on the planet. After many years, some brave armor soldiers found this place and took it as a place for improvement. But the...
[Shanghai, June 18th, 2008] – World of Kung Fu, the 3D martial arts MMORPG from VestGame Entertainment, now has regularly scheduled in-game events. These events take the form of special quests and other activities given out by the Town Crier in the city of Liuhe. Every day he will offer players a different activity, according to a fixed schedule....
Quite recently Turbine launched Book 13: Doom of the Last-king, which included many new features and improvements to Lord of the Rings Online.
Now, a bit later after the release of Doom of the Last-king, Turbine release a brand new developer diary video where the Executive Producer Jeffrey Steefel tell us about all the new content in Book 13.
Nothing overly exciting on the Blue Post front today. Here goes, though:
Will the level cap be increased beyond 80?
A player explain why he rather not see the level cap to get increased anymore past eighty and Bornakk of Blizzard replies with:
We don't have any details to share beyond Wrath of the Lich King.
That said, before we start to think...
For over a year now, Curse has been looking for the best ways to support World of Warcraft’s growing PVP community – especially at the level of competitive gaming that the Arena system introduces. We’re just as passionate as anyone about gaming, and with that in mind we’re extremely excited to announce a partnership with Arena Junkies...
We previously posted about “Gathering Tempest” Game Update 46 for EverQuest 2. It's now live and SOE has released new screenshots and a video, which you can check out below.
Game Update 46: "Gathering Tempest" sounds like a lot of fun, it's great when Game Designers decide to put in live events that make the whole server participate and work...
Today Firefox 3 was released. You can download it over at the official Firefox website. It's a great browser, the best I've ever used, I base this on experience from using the release candidates for a long time now.
It's absolutely much faster, uses less memory, it's by far the safest browser out there right now and it has great support for...
The towns of Pirates of the Burning Sea are getting revamped with new art and the screenshots Flying Lab Software has released certainly make them look much more vivid and pirate-like.
Nate, the Environment Lead at FLS, explain what their plans are and what was done to the town you can view below in the screenshots, Skuzzy Pirate...
There's not much else to say, since Blizzard covered most of it. Phase 2 of the 2008 World of Warcraft Arena Tournament has begun!
Let the games begin.
Phase 2 of the 2008 World of Warcraft Arena Tournament's second qualification round has begun. Tournament participants have had ample time during the practice phase to hone their strategies, try...
With the June 16th patch, many changes were made to the Necromancer's Feat Tree. Thanks to people over at the official AoC forums we can now share what was changed exactly. Also, we've wiped all Necromancer builds at The Age of Conan Armory due to these changes.
Necromancer Feat Tree change Notes
Unholy Fortitude and Grim...
Yesterday Funcom deployed the most recent patch for Age of Conan.
As always, there will be undocumented changes that somehow managed to evade getting into the official patch notes. User krazymagic over at the official AoC forums have made a great compilation of changes that escaped the official notes for the 16th June patch.
Some of the...
On this Thursday there's an Official "Play Day" for Warrior Epic. They need a lot of people on at the same time, to accomplish this the team behind WE are rewarding everyone who participates. The "Play Day" begins at 9:30CST (Central Standard Time) and for those of you who sign up and are ingame at 9:30CST will get a Zambrano Warrior added to...
The third phase of close beta test for the new upcoming game of NCSoft, Aion, was announced some hours ago on the korean official website.
This season 3 will last 3 weeks, from July 1st to July 20th.
1. Detailed test schedule is as follows :
Monday : Server Down for maintenance
Tuesday ~ Friday: 16:00 to 23:00 (GMT+9 - Seoul...
Information about the race Kruxena in Requiem: Bloodymare has been released. Kruxena is a race of humanoid weapons, they are well known for their abilities to get the job done. Be warned, though, they are brutal and cold-hearted and they have no qualms sacrificing an ally to reach their goal.
Kruxena has physical and spiritual superiority and...