This was posted on the Blizzard forums - apparently there is a new keylogger going around. Be very careful when clicking on links from the official forums(or anywhere for that matter):
Please be careful about visiting links posted on the forums. We have seen a new outbreak of posts with a hostile program linked in it. The latest keylogger has the...
The Burning Crusade Guides section has been updated with raid guides for Gruul the Dragonkiller, found in Gruul's Lair, and Hydross the Unstable, found in Serpentshrine Cavern.
Also of note, the guide pages now all have a menu at the top of the page, allowing you to go back to any of the pages which lead to the page you're currently browsing.
Closed Beta Phase 3 of The Chronicles of Spellborn has started last Wednesday as planned. Beta testers are already eagerly testing the game and experiencing their first adventures on the Shards and in the Deadspell Storm of the new Beta version.
Next week we will start sending out further invitations for travel in the Enclave.
To all the testers,...
This week sees the addition of a new list to the Arena Spotlight - the Top 10 Rated teams across all Battlegroups, in addition to last week's lists, displaying the top team from each Battlegroup per ladder. You can view the spotlight in wiki format as well, with a Table of Contents, allowing you to jump directly to the list or ladder of your...
Origin and Pacific Shards to be Published
22 Mar 2007 18:58:44 EST
At 4:30PM PDT on Thursday, Mar 22 (Mar 23 12:30AM GMT) the following will be published to Origin and Pacific:
- The Candle of Love event will be started on Pacific (it is currently live on Origin) Allow me to direct your attention to the west coast of the Windemere,...
An odd show this week. I decided to take a week off, but still am releasing a 50 minute show. That makes no sense. I couldn't very well leave you empty handed could I? Of course not.
Here is a brief intro regarding the first year of the podcast, followed by two in-depth interviews from GDC. First we talk to Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment about...
This week we bring you four new screenshots giving you a small glimpse at the Cimmerian settlement of Broken Leg Glen, and a trade caravan that runs through Stygia.
One of the things that we are really proud of in Age of Conan is the visual diversity that the development team has managed to deliver. This is particularly evident when looking at the...
Are you the type of person who enjoys adventuring in the unknown? Do you like trying out new things? When something is broken are you excited by the thought of fixing it? Are you always the first person to try out a new technology? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Risia might be the server for you!
New updates to DUNGEONS & DRAGONS...
As some residents have discovered, Second Life will not run on Windows Vista with ATI video cards. We tracked this down to a bug in the ATI OpenGL drivers, and have just confirmed that this issue is fixed in ATI’s Catalyst 7.3 drivers for which are still in development. ATI hopes to have these available by the end of the month. Thank you for your...
Adventuring Kill Experience Update
Experience rates for killing NPCs have been increased significantly. The experience changes start as a small amount at low levels and scale up to a large amount in the early twenties. From then on, the increase remains fixed. This increase should be very noticeable for players above level fifteen. This change...
Here are my picks for the week... Enjoy!
Lonavalamari put up this thread with some great screen shots from their Green Day event.
DarkaGolloum found this hilarious link to the Admiral Ackbar Potato.
Rahoih's RedMoon Temple made it into GarVa's Galactic Home Show.
If you have never played GarVa's Puzzler game, you definitely should give it a...
Curse guild is recruiting a few players to fill up our roster.
All the info that is needed is in here :
Do NOT pm us about it, send ur application, leave a profile and leave a contact email.
// Curse Officers
International Gaming Gate (IGG) has recently announced the closure of Myth War Beauty’s Love Contest and listed out winners and prizes as well.
Beauty’s Love Contest Kicked off on Feb.16th and lasted for one full month. During this period, players had shown great enthusiasm and support. More than 500 hundred people submitted their photos and the...
I have been in the company of dragon slayers. And while I might regale you with heroic tales of a grand victory over a malicious black wyrm, I honestly believe that a more sobering story will be more instructive. My first encounter with a dragon is...
You can find updates on the results of Rounds 5 and 6, and check out the Round 7 pairings, on the Celestial Tournament Page. On that same page, you also can check out the aggregate guild standings after six rounds of competitive play.
To check out the latest Tournament standings, take a look at the recent Celestial Tournament update on the Guild...
This week's editorial takes a look back at character builds and skill sets and how they have come and gone over the last many months. Remember Boon Monks? How about ganking with Grenth's Balance? Check out this week's SotG for more metagame memories.
Read more from this article in the latest State of the Game update!
Adds 15 to...
There is a new First Look Update posted here. You can view the notes below:
First off, thanks to everyone who updated to the previous First Look patch, we were able to confirm that the texture bandwidth issue has been addressed. However, we also introduced a bug that causes some textures to never load after teleporting or changing regions....
The UO Test Center was wiped yesterday, you can read the notes of what was involved below.
At approximately 4:30PM PDT Test Center will be updated with the following:
- Test Center will be wiped - this means all characters and houses will be deleted.
- The Shrines of Compassion, Justice, and Sacrifice have been cleansed and the spawns have been...
There were changes published to the Origin Shard yesterday - you can read them below.
At 5:00PM PDT on Wednesday, Mar 21 (Mar 22 1:00AM GMT) the following will be published to Origin:
- The Candle of Love event has begun! Allow me to direct your attention to the west coast of the Windemere, east of Minoc and north of Vesper, where a reputedly...
There was a patch this morning during the nightly restarts; you can read the patch notes below.
On 3/22/07 during the regular nightly restarts a serverside patch will go live, you can read the new notes below!
- Disenchant – All abilities that remove Enchantments from opponents (including – Strip Enchantment, Asilam’s Disenchanting...
The Magtheridon encounter has been rebalanced to be somewhat easier and should now better keep to proper raid progression.
There is also talk of Gruul's hp...
Over on the official forums, Tseric posted some fairly major hotfixes that went live last night/today.
Grull should now correctly use his hurtful strike ability.
Nightbane's melee damage has been reduced.
Nightbane's breath attack and rain of bones now target those players attempting to avoid his attacks.
The Romulo and Julianne...
Today Blizzard released an official attunement chart for World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. This is a handy flash page that gives an idea of the progression you'll be taking toward Caverns of Time: Battle of Mt. Hyjal.
You can view the attunement chart here.
Upon dropping into the world, the first impression is: Holy Pixelshaded Lightmapped Christ this is shiny. No expense has been spared in building Fury's artwork, and they really show off the Unreal 3 engine's capabilities. In fact, it's so pretty it's distracting - I ran around for a good minute watching my ass glisten and glint with shadery...
StarTrek-Online.net is proud and excited to announce the launch of STOcast, the Star Trek Online Podcast!
Our goal with STOcast is to try to create a deeper and broader knowledge of the people and motivations behind the development of Star Trek Online, as well as to provide opinionated coverage of breaking news. To that effect our show is...
The Guild Pages are up and running again - apologies for the downtime. If you notice any further issues, with this or any other web page, please kick me a Feedback Form with the details. Thanks for all your patience!
On Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 11:00PM PDT (March 21 7:00AM GMT), we will deploy Client Patch 188.8.131.52
Details for the patch follow:
* Fixed issue with Heartwood not displaying
If patched correctly, your current version will display 184.108.40.206 for both clients. If you have any difficulty receiving this patch, please check the following:
This is a weekly update on *global auction prices to help you, the World of Warcraft player, find the best-selling items across multiple categories. It's important to note that when listing your items, you should always research your server's prices, due to fluctuation of prices on a per-server basis. The current sell price for the items listed...
Gamespot.com has just posted an official Video Dev Diary, featuring DDO's producer, Kate Paiz. In the video, she talks about how the game has grown, whats coming in the next few weeks and gives a glimpse into the future, with first looks at the Stormreaver, guild housing and even previews the next release in player class: Monks! Click Here to...
Ever wanted to put your World of Warcraft game knowledge where all eyes can see? Interested in creating informative guides that help new and old players alike?
Curse is looking for several individuals that are willing to volunteer part of their day to helping make the Curse World of Warcraft Wiki the best resource of information on the...
"Simply put, Traits are new skills, bonuses, and other enhancements that benefit your character."
The Trait System in Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar was designed by Turbine to allow players to really customize their characters. Read all about this system at the official site in their new Traits Overview.
Ok, as you may have noticed, ratings are back for just about everything on the site!
Its a bar that slides between green and red, so be honest and rate stuff for the right reasons=] In the end, if this is done right, it caters to what you guys really like, and what is meh, but most the stuff is decent news =]
Also, check out the Blue Watch Weekly...
Schwick, an MVP on the Official EU forums has been compiling a list of upcoming changes that have been confirmed for 2.1.0. Visit the link to view the entire post; a summary of upcoming changes are listed below.
Talents, Skills & Classes
* Feign Death fix
* New Rogue Stealth animation
* More Humanoid Succubus CC
In the Tuesday, March 20th edition of the Curse AddOn Showcase, we look at two popular AddOns - Natur EnemyCastBar, and Auctioneer - as well as an extremely useful class-specific AddOn, FloTotemBar. Remember, though, that these are only a few of the thousands of different AddOns here at Curse. Each week, we'll be looking at those AddOns that will...
Virtual worlds are 'worth $1bn'
Millions of people are flocking to inhabit virtual online worlds, says research by analysts Screen Digest.
The market for massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) in the West is now worth more than $1bn (£511m)
Games such as World of Warcraft and worlds like Habbo Hotel are fast becoming "significant platforms" in...
We still don't have an...
An online game operator has demanded that banned players donate blood to be allowed back into the game. Moliyo, which runs a 3D massively multiplayer online game in China, made the demand after banning 120,000 players who attempted to hack the game.
More than 100 players had already signed up to exchange half a litre (1 pint) of blood for game...
IGA Worldwide Momentum Builds: Adds 50th New Title and Set to Deliver One Billion Ad Impressions per Week by Year's End
With broadest reach of any in-game ad network, IGA Worldwide continues to add landmark brands and is on track to reach over 20 million unique users in 2007
Tuesday 20th March/...IGA Worldwide, Inc., the largest independent...
We're in the process of making a hotfix to the Lady Vashj encounter. The hotfix entails a slight adjustment to the hitpoints of some of the adds that spawn during...
I made a thread a couple months ago about the state of VG's pvp in beta and several people asked me to follow up with another look at the pvp after release. Again, this will be long like the last thread and I'll try to be as unbiased and thorough as possible. HOWEVER, my view on VG pvp has changed. I'm going to say this outright, I dislike how...
Since the first family was created in Eudemons Online, more and more families have come into being. These families become stronger and stronger. Their desires for greater power are also growing with their strength.
The Families are at war. The powerful families are eager to dominate the world, while the weaker families want to be the lord of the...
International Gaming Gate (IGG) today brief on how the First Myth War Video Contest has been going on in the past one week since its launch on Mar.13rd. IGG also announced additional rewards and honors winners may get from this contest.
Only a few days passed since the launch of the contest, however, the event page has received more than 10,000...
If you haven't checked it out already you need to bookmark this site. The Secret Lives of Mobs is the wonderfully illustrated web comic devoted to Warhammer Online. Every Monday Jack brings us a new comic devoted to the game. This weeks comic features none other than the fabled penis shaped rock.
With the recent announcement of Team Pandemic branching out into World of Warcraft, by recruiting the Tichondrius Arena team "Power Trip" into their growing e-Sports team, the new members of Team Pandemic were gracious enough to sit down with us and chat about their past, the Arena system, and what the future may hold for competitive gaming. The...
CheckSix Announces Acquisition of Premier "World of Warcraft" 5v5 Arena Team and Sponsorship of Top Guild "Insurrection"
Every gamer is familiar with World of Warcraft and its known ability to enthrall people for hours upon hours into its vast imaginary world. The game has over 8.5 million subscribers, a staggering amount to say the least. What...
Last Resort, a Horde guild on the EU realm Kazzak, killed The Lurker Below recently. Kerp, one of their members, graciously recorded the fight and edited it for your viewing pleasure.
Download: Filefront 1, Filefront 2, Streaming
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The navigation menu to the left has been updated. The section previously titled "Navigation" has been re-named to "Content," and now contains links to various pieces of Curse content: Add-On Showcase, Arena Spotlight, Auction Reports, and Blue Watch.
Clicking the appropriate link will bring up an archive list of all articles and wiki pages related...
This is the Monday, March 19th edition of Blue Watch, covering threads on the General, PvP, Raids & Dungeons, and UI & Macros forums. There's also a change to the layout of Blue Watch; you can now jump directly to the topic by clicking on the "Go to thread" link in the header for the topic, in the list below. Additionally, there is now a Blue...
This weekend, Google confirmed its acquisition of in-game advertising company Adscape Media, which will add a whole new playing field for the Internet giant.