Kil'jaeden's Soul Flay ability have been changed.
We've just deployed a hotfix to all regions that changes the targeting behavior of Kil'jaeden's Soul Flay ability. The ability now has a much simpler rule to determine who will be targeted.
Soul Flay now targets the player with the highest threat against Kil'jaeden, regardless...
EVE Online: Empyrean Age will introduce Factional Warfare to the largest sci-fi MMO this June
Reykjavik, Iceland - May 28, 2008 - CCP, one of the world's leading independent game developers, has announced the features for the upcoming free expansion, EVE Online: Empyrean Age. Slated for a June 10 release, Empyrean Age brings an explosive end to...
We are proud to unveil our newest database: the Age of Conan Armory (http://www.conanarmory.com
). Currently in beta, the Armory launched with a feat calculator to plan your character’s progression for all 12 classes in the game. Users can submit builds for others to rate and leave commentary.
Expect to see the Age of Conan Armory grow in the next...
WoWinsider posted an interesting blog entry about a 0day flash player exploit actually hitting:
According to reports, a new wave of exploits has appeared taking advantage of a vulnerability Adobe Flash Player. Allegedly over 200,000 web sites now have redirects to malware, including keyloggers, through embedded Flash. And we all know how evil...
Funcom recently launched their brand new entry into the MMO market, Age of Conan. We got our copy of Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures through the mail, along with a limited edition AoC Zboards keyset, and we decided we'd use our first few days as the base for an initial impression.
There will be problems. That is the first and possibly the...
VANGUARD: SAGA OF HEROES® GAME UPDATE #5
WHAT: Vanguard: Saga of Heroes®, fifth game update titled “Telon Rides On”, introduces unique land mounts customized for each one of the player races in the game. With the launch of the game update, a citizen’s favor can now earn them great rewards and is of high importance to those throughout Telon....
2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational to Feature Video Games Live and Blizzard's Own Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain
PARIS, France. – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Video Games Live and Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain will both perform at the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment® Worldwide Invitational, taking place at the...
Gotfrag have interviewed the World of Warcraft designer Kalgan. The article mainly cover aspects of the Arena.
Blizzard has released sign up information for its WoW Tournament; how do you think the community will react to this years event and what turn out are you expecting?
The community’s reaction has been very positive so far. We’ve used...
The CEO of NCsoft EU is explaining how they plan to recover from the 43 percent fall in profit that they reported in its first quarter financial results. Heath told GamesIndustry.biz that NCsoft's "robust portfolio" would enable it to regain what they lost.
"This is a pretty robust business - if you get it right - you've only got to look at...
Over at Warhammer Alliance they've found out (and confirmed) that the final career class of the high elf's is the White Lion. You can view some concept art of the White Lion career here.
The war lion is meant to be a long-term companion unlike the disposable squigs the squig herder gets.
Customization include naming your pet and choosing...
IGG is releasing detailed information on obtaining the coolest new vehicles for Wonderland Online.
Activation Location: Civilian's House of Welling Village
Reward: Boat Design
Activation Item: Chest
Quest process: Enter the civilian’s house and click the chest, the NPC will ask players to answer questions, if players answer...
May 2008 – After over a year of game development with minimal funding, Shattered Reality Interactive (“SRI”) announced that they have secured an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from European investors led by Netherlands based investment management firm Orange Dogs BV.
SRI is independently developing their flagship MMO title, Kaos War. The...
Check out videos from the past week, The Agency, Dungeon Party, Battlefield Heroes, Age of Conan, Goonzu Online, Fallen Earth and The Matrix Online.
Some of these games have changed a lot lately. The Agency use to look quite different and Fallen Earth have not been seen in videos much. Battlefield Heroes is in closed beta now, so there's many...
There's an upcoming program at CNBC that will go deep into the video game industry, called Playing to Win: Inside the Video Game Industry
Are you a player? Take a look at the $18 billion video game industry. CNBC's Playing to Win: Inside the Video Game Industry is a behind the scenes look at the creators, games and big business of video games....
The results of the Pirates of the Burning Sea Testbed Tournament are now available.
The PvP tournament on Testbed this Saturday was a roaring success, thanks in most part to the planning and dedication of Kashka_Coolwater, who was helped out by members of The Boarding Party.
The winners were:
1st Place: Garbad The Weak
2nd Place : Craig...
In Final Fantasy XI rumor has it that a large flock of chocobos has been seen galloping out at the Pashhow Marshlands at breakneck speed. But that's not all, readers. Our source tells us that a hodgepodge assemblage of monsters—yes, monsters—has also been witnessed thundering alongside these flightless avians with equally impressive tenacity....
The latest Dark Age of Camelot Grab Bag answer questions about housing, quests and keep and more.
Q. I have a question about the new patch note for housing. Owning a large house has always been a mark as a status in the game. With the new price changes a lot of people who have money invested in their homes. A question comes to mind for people...
Star Wars Galaxies Game Update 4 went live very recently and the patch notes contain numerous of interesting changes.
Game Update 4
Publish Notes, May 27, 2008
Commando, officer, and smuggler profession and expertise updates; new stackable damage over time effects; addition of a particle slider and other UI improvements....
Turbine has just released a new batch of screens for The Way of the Monk, the latest major content update for Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach.
The screenshots illustrate a revamped Three-Barrel Cove landscape to be added with the new module. Players will be able to explore the all new and much larger Three-Barrel Cove wilderness and take...
ISFE-Nielsen Research Shows Gaming As A Top Leisure Activity For Kids, Adults And Parents Across Europe
Brussels, Belgium, 27 May 2008 – ISFE, the Interactive Software Federation of Europe, today revealed new research findings that reflect the evolving trends among European videogame players. Across 15 markets, people between the ages of 16 and 49...
Charlottesville, VA (May 27, 2008) - PayByCash®, a division of Internet Payment Solutions, Inc., will provide non-credit card payment services for Funcom’s much anticipated, award winning Age of Conan massively multiplayer online game for PC. With the support of PayByCash, Funcom can offer Age of Conan subscribers throughout the world access to...
Age of conan European servers were brought down this morning to get a new and fresh patch. This patch correct some bugs but there's still many serious bugs left regarding classes issues (skills not working at all or totally overpowered), here's the list of changes :
Grouped players that are apprenticed will now get their kill XP...
Over 400,000 gamers have entered game – First 20 reviews with an average review score above 90%
Durham, USA – May 26th, 2008 – Funcom is proud to announce that Age of Conan is one of the fastest selling PC games of all time. More than 400.000 gamers have entered Hyboria over the last few days, with almost half coming from the North American...
The official forums provides us with a fan Questions & Answers that contain ten questions that the developers of Fallen Earth have answered.
4. Have you thought about providing a bot for clans/organizations/whatever - chat (like in Anarchy Online, as example, even if the bots there are provided by players)?
Currently, we don't have plans for...
The next version for Final Fantasy XI is scheduled to be out in June. We've previously posted about some of the changes that will happen; Part 1 of Adjustments for June Version & Part 2 of Adjustments for June Version.
This time we're going to share some information about new additions to the Campaign system, as well as several changes to...
ArchLord, the popular subscription-free MMORPG exceeds 500k players across the West.
Codemasters Online is pleased to announce they have opened the doors to their 500,000th player of its popular subscription-free MMORPG, ArchLord.
Since moving to free-to-play, ArchLord has seen explosive new player growth over recent months with more players than...
Reviews of Age of Conan is starting to appear around the world wide web. The overall impression is that AoC is a very good MMO.
AtomicGamer's review is calling it the "best MMO since WoW":
Just because you can run WoW at 25fps, though, doesn't mean you'll necessarily be jumping for joy in Conan. The system requirements are about as brutal as a...
Just when the week seemed to cool down and relax a bit, The Reawakening opens up the beta test for everyone and suddenly a stroll in the park seems pretty far away.
After an extensive closed beta testing, endless hours without sleep and fighting bugs, The Reawakening is now ready to move on to the public beta stage. Amazing feedback, constructive...
SK Gaming recently downed Kil'jaeden as the first guild in the world. Kil'jaeden is the final boss of Sunwell Plateau.
Hand of the Deceiver
Hammer of Sanctification
Thalassian Ranger Gauntlets
Cover of Ursol the Wise -> Cover of Ursoc the Mighty
Full Kil'jaeden loot table
Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury
Crux of the...
A Blizzard Employee by the name of Slorkuz went into details about the Arena and Warlocks.
I think that there are plenty of viable class setups for a warlock. Based off of personal experience, I think that the following combination's are some of the most common ones:
Warlocks in 2v2:
Warlock/Restoration Druid: This team relies on the longevity...
More tickets for the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational will be on sale next week, so here's your chance if you missed it previously.
We’re pleased to announce that additional tickets for the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational will be available on the Worldwide Invitational website next week.
This year’s Worldwide...
The election results are out for The Council of Stellar Management in Eve Online.
Unprecedented democratically-elected council aims to take developer/player collaboration to a new level in the evolution of virtual worlds
Reykjavik, Iceland - May 22, 2008 - CCP, one of the world's leading independent game developers, has announced the results for...
Curse.com has teamed up with iZ3D, makers of the world's first 3D monitor designed specifically for gamers, to give one away in the New Dimension of Gaming Sweepstakes!
From now until June 23rd, 2008, we'll be taking entries into the contest, and once the contest closes, the winner will be selected from all eligible entrants. The winner of this...
There's a great article over at GIgaom that cover 'What Makes Gaming Social?' Yeah, what does make it social exactly..? Well, I have many things to say about that, but, it's pretty obvious the main part of it is the other players in the game. For example, playing MMO's -- it's very social because you interact with other players on many...
Mythic is giving all players in Dark Age of Camelot a bonus this weekend.
The following Zone Bonuses are live:
On Classic and Normal Ruleset servers, the following bonuses have been added:
200% bonus to XP in all classic zones and dungeons.
200% bonus to BP in all NF zones.
On the PVP ruleset server the following bonuses have been added:
Recently the developers of Guild Wars posted an update about their plans and thoughts in regards to PvP and PvE skill balancing.
With this week’s update we will introduce a new system to split certain skills into separate PvE and PvP versions. With this system we can update skills for one game type without affecting the other. To prepare players...
Cryptic Studios, the developer behind Champions Online is Hiring. Everything from artists to quality assurance.
Cryptic Studios is growing, and you could become a part of the future of MMORPGs!
We're looking for artists, programmers, designers and more to work on our upcoming next-gen MMOGs. Or if you have experience in quality assurance,...
5 person dungeons in Wrath of the Lich King
We are currently planning to keep the 5 person dungeons in Wrath of the Lich King fairly short in length, but with a boost to their overall epicness - the preview we have of The Nexus is a great example of this.
The more vast and sprawling dungeons will be found in the raid dungeons which more players...
Dungeon Party a new MMO have been announced.
Nanterre (France), 21st May 2008
Cyanide, a Parisian game development studio unveils DUNGEON PARTY, a MMOG that is currently under development for the Windows PC.
Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO of Cyanide describes DUNGEON PARTY "as a game that leads two teams of intrepid players deep into a dungeon in...
The developers behind Pirates of the Burning Sea very recently posted an introduction preview of what to expect of Patch 1.5.
What to expect in 1.5
Every month I write one of these “patch introduction” devlogs and every month it’s the same: Features! Features! Features! This one is different. After spending a few months packing a few big...
Over at the official Lord of the Rings Online website there's a new lorebook article available. This time it's about Gollum. Anyone who know Lord of the Rings most likely know who Gollum is, some more information never hurt though.
The creature Gollum earned his name because of the horrible noises he makes in his throat. Gandalf the Grey...
There's a City of Heroes reactivation weekend this.. weekend! Great time to check out the new Issue, number twelve.
Check out or recent City of Heroes features
NCsoft Covers New Ground in CoH
Eight Cimerora screenshots
Video of the 'Midnighters' and the invading Rikti alien
Six Midnight Squad Screenshots
Midnight Hour Dev Diary - Senior...
EA Mythic has posted information about a battle in the on going Warhammer Online beta. Chaos and Empire is fighting each other and the Imperial Capitol Altdorf is in the spotlight.
Approaching Aldorf: Beta Review
The ongoing war between the forces of the Empire and Chaos continues, and this time around their Elf allies have heeded the call for...
It’s no doubt that scholars help much in the normal game play of ELF Online. It seems to me that people have been asking on a consistent basis about the proper build for a scholar. Generally speaking, it really depends on what you will be choosing as the second job for you scholar. Currently, although I only have experience in buildiing the stats...
Wonderland Online team (http://wl.igg.com/
) will hold two events on Memorial Day. Players will get rewards by helping injured veterans go back home on May 26th. From May 23rd to May 26th, players who post replies to discuss Wonderland Online in its forum will possibly win nice rewards for themselves.For more detailed info visit its official...
Europeans Servers are now up and running with a new and fresh patch ! Here's the new notes :
Characters should no longer get stuck when they zone into Lacheish Plains.
Nalla now has a more solid supply of items to sell.
Potent Bittersharp potion now again heals hitpoints instead of stamina
We've expanded our support for UI Modifications to also include Funcom's latest MMORPG, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. If you have a cool mod you'd like to share with the world, then CurseForge will empower you to do so better than anything with its powerful suite of developer-friendly tools, services, and easy-to-use project management...
We've added a Knowledge Base to CurseForge. You find it at the right side of "My Profile" in the menu at the CurseForge site.
We will constantly add more information to our Knowledge Base, if you're new to CurseForge -- please take your time and browse the Knowledge Base to get familiar with how things work.
Age of Conan has seen one of the smoothest launches in MMO gaming, with Early Access being a complete success. Just over a week ago, I went out to Oslo to cover the Age of Conan Launch Party, which saw the title in with style.
In part 1 of our AoC Launch Event coverage, I detailed all of the juicy information we had been told at the launch event...
Ckknight the author of many addons such as Cartographer, Pitbull, FuBar and many of the FuBar plugins, just released his very latest project, a brand new version of the addon Cartographer; called Cartographer 3.
This is a map addon for World of Warcraft that replaces the map and offers shiny features.
The idea is for it to work very much like...