We've got more 2.3 info for you, thanks to the fine folks braving the Public Test Realms. Szilia, a frequenter of World of Raids has compiled a great post on the Dustwallow Marsh changes coming in 2.3. Head over to take a look.
On top of all that, there are also a few posts from the Blizzard Community team that deserve attention.
Heads up UO players - all shards are going to receive a new publish during their next regular maintenance. There are a number of fixes and changes going in; you can check out all of them below.
Gareth, the quest giver for the Cloak of Humility quest, was relocated to Trinsic
Players that are logged in Magencia will be teleported safely to the...
Fury - the new PvP MMO developed by Australian game developer Auran - is now officially live. There's a "Day One Report" up on the official Fury website to mark the occassion.
This morning at 5 am in the Auran offices, the champagne corks popped and some bleary eyed developers gave up a big cheer. Some of the team had worked through the night to...
Legends of Norrath has been a smash hit with EverQuest and EverQuest II players, and SoE is doing something to show appreciation. Four new loot cards are being added to booster packs - two each for EverQuest and EverQuest II - and they're even being added retroactively, meaning that when you opened your booster pack, if you would have gotten one...
Players of EverQuest II will be happy to know that Game Update 39 is now live. This update includes the introduction of the Shard of Fear - a single-group high-level zone based on the original Plane of Fear from EverQuest. That's not all that went into the update, though - additional pre-launch Kunark content has been added, to ramp up the...
Rising Force Online Goes Free to Play as Codemasters Online Re-launch Game
We have a new entry into the free-to-play market this morning, but it's not a new game at all. Codemasters sent out a press release this morning, announcing that their sci-fantasy MMORPG RF Online is now free-to-play. With the experience of switching ArchLord to this...
North American game publisher Aeria Games has announced the open beta release of the Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMORPG) Twelve Sky.
Twelve Sky is an oriental style, martial arts based Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG). Located in ancient China, Twelve Sky puts players in the middle of an age old conflict between...
There's a veritable cornucopia of goodness coming out of patch 2.3. Eyonix posted this morning about an additional change to the Retribution tree for Paladins. You'll be getting your threat reduction afterall! That isn't the only info we've got for you today, though, so read on to find out more - including some Season 3 Arena screenshots, Season 1...
The developer's corner over at the Lord of the Rings Online website has a new article up this morning covering some of the changes and additions coming for the Minstrel class in the game's next update - Book 11.
Solo players can expect a host of new skills added to the Minstrel's arsenal, including War-Speech - a skill that increases the potency...
The latest Vanguard patch is now live today. This is the first in a series of patches to roll out Game Update #3. So, technically this is called "Update 3 - Phase 1," as the patch notes state. Speaking of the patch notes, you can read them below, in all their patchy goodness.
1. Ksaravi Gulch
The low to high teens adventuring area of Ksaravi...
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and paste the code (cursegamingcom). With the coming of Halloween 2007, IGG would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the exciting festival with all ToP http://top.igg.com/
players. Once the three main cities are lit by the jack o’ lanterns light, all the pirates will be out...
TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese researchers say they have found a way to let people stroll through the virtual world of Second Life using their own imagination, in a development that could help paralysis patients.
Previous studies have shown people can move computer cursors through brain waves, but the Japanese team says it is the first to apply the...
Well, it was only a matter of time before this happened. The game does belong to SoE, after all, so it only makes sense to have the developers all in one central location with other SoE teams for collaborative and communication reasons.
That said, it also appears that Dave "Hasium" Gilbertson is no longer the game's Producer; Thom Terrazas -...
It's time for another edition of Community Watch; we've got news on activity from all fronts, both on Curse and elsewhere, as well as a few updates on your favorite games.
A quick recap of some of the blog posts submitted by the Curse community!
matticus talks about how setting up special teams can help your raids in "Maximize Your...
The Age of Conan team pushed out some new information Friday evening regarding servers and a Beta progress update.
The first bit of information will no doubt be controversial, but it's quickly becoming the norm for newer MMOs; Blizzard brought it into the limelight and now every developer seems to be adopting the policy. What policy you ask?...
Well ok, so it's not quite Transformers, but it's looking dead sexy. Prepare yourselves to see EVE Online like you never have before. This winter CCP will be further expanding their sci-fi universe with "Trinity." CCP always adds oodles of new content to the game with each expansion, but this time they're going a step beyond normalcy by...
For anyone aching for Zul'Aman information, World of Raids has you covered. The folks over on the WoR forums have compiled quite a few informative posts about the new instance, including boss drops, tactics, and even some movies. If you read the entire article, I promise you there's a great surprise at the bottom. Seriously.
UPDATE - October 19th:...
Last week was a busy one for us here at Curse. Along with the typical weekly bug fixing that goes on, we also introduced several cosmetic changes to sections of the website, as well as a brand new feature to the Account Dashboard. We also updated the Curse Client to 0.12.3 - fixing a number of bugs and making the Setup Wizard a lot easier to get...
From the latest "Feedback Friday" of Tabula Rasa:
Q. What are the names of the servers going to be once Tabula Rasa is live and where are they located?
A. We’ve asked players to submit the names of the servers for both Europe and United States and selected our winning theme: Constellations.
US Servers and locations
Orion (West Coast)
Hunters, prepare to say goodbye to your Dead Zone. The changes in the 2.3 Patch Notes aren't the last of what you can expect. Kalgan has been posting a bit today about more changes that are going to be coming for Hunters, including the possibility of Aimed Shot getting a Mortal Strike effect. Be sure to check out the New 2.3 Items article as well,...
Behold, the future king of flying mounts in World of Warcraft. Seriously, this thing is darn cool. Someone's made one already, and they put together a quick video to show it off. I guess it's time for me to skill up Engineering.
This morning Funcom announced the addition of virtual item sales for their six-year-old game Anarchy Online.
The news comes in addition to Anarchy Online's recent version update - 17.6 - which was released on Wednesday.
The new virtual item shop allows players to purchase a wide variety of items, ranging from hover-bikes and hover-boards to...
IGG has announced that they’ve accepted thousands of applicants for the Alpha Test of Zu Online[http://zu.igg.com
]. In order to satisfy the most players, IGG has decided to release another five hundred Zu Online Alpha accounts.
The Alpha test will give players an early chance to preview Zu Online and experience this unique world shrouded in...
This is certainly an interesting turn of events. Gamasutra is reporting that Electronic Arts has reached an agreement with Elevation Partners acquire the parent company of BioWare and Pandemic Studios - VG Holding Corp.
Electronic Arts has announced an agreement with Elevation Partners to acquire BioWare and Pandemic parent...
2.3 is out on the PTR now, but there's a heavy load on the PTR page. While you anxiously wait to get copied over, check out the patch notes below.
World of Warcraft PTR Patch 2.3.0
The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchn.../test-realm-patchnotes.html
The latest patch notes can always be found...
Texyt is reporting that there have been DoS attacks on some of the major Korean RMT websites, causing them to be difficult or impossible to access for the past four days. The industry in Korea is reportedly up to $1bn trade in gold, weapons and other items, which means these websites are losing a lot of money due to this outage.
There are also...
Beginning October 18th, 2007 at 1:00, FFXI players can participate in this year's Harvest Festival; a celebration of everything spooky in the world of Vana'diel.
You can expect bombs to decorate the cities, specialty shops offering up seasonal sundries, as well as the return of classic costumes and some brand new to debut this year.
Keep an eye...
There are two new updates over on the Chronicles of Spellborn website today. The first is a Project Update
The update not only talks about a delay to the game to provide additional time for polish - pushing release back to Q1 of 2008 - it also talks about the recent publishing deal with Frogster, to bring TCoS to Japan.
Mirage also mentions a...
As Cerunya confirmed in the forums a new base Metasocket gem is to come in Patch 2.3. This will have +12 spell critical hit and 3% increased spell critical damage. Of course the stone could be still changed and its values might also change before the Patch.
There wasn't much action on the forums today, but we've got a recap of the most pertinent info found. The Patch 2.3 changes list has also been updated to reflect some of the new information from today.
Voice Chat now available on all EU realms
With today’s patch (2.2.3) in addition to fixing some sound issues, Voice Chat has now...
Good news, the dev team is working hard to produce a good game!
Here is a small list of upcoming thing found on the Beta Forum.
While not final, it's should please alot of players!
Author: CuppaJo, Chief Community Officer on the RGTR Beta Board.
These are still on dev and will require further testing... but just an FYI.
Increase range of...
Shortly before the release of Zu Online--http://zu.igg.com
IGG releases more information about the powerful NPCs of Holy City:
The undisputed master of the Swordsmen in Holy City. While he appears quite respectable, and is regarded as the most talented swordsman in Zu, most people usually simply call him the “High Swordsman”,...
gamesindustry.biz released a story today about Xfire's report that World of Warcraft players are playing less.
The statistics, gathered using Xfire's application, reports that during the month of September, World of Warcraft players who use Xfire played 18% less than the previous month. This isn't the only other MMO hit by this decline in played...
Curse is pleased to announce that we've teamed up with the premiere download center for European gamers - DLgamer - to offer players in Europe easy-access to all of today's top MMOG's.
You'll not only be able to download games directly to your hard drive here, though - you have access to purchasing Serial Codes, special edition game bundles and...
ESPN.com's Page 2 released an excellent article today written by Patrick Hruby. It's not your typical sports article, though. This one looks into the life of competitive gamers and how this up and coming e-Sport is beginning to garner a lot of attention - not just from sponsors and the press - but from fans as well.
The beta of Tabula Rasa is winding down, so they're in crunch time to get the gameplay polished for release. This morning a new patch was published that introduced a number of key changes to the crafting system, as well as some general changes and improvements. Check the notes out below for more details.
Ligo is now open.
Patch 2.2.3 is now live. This is simply a bug fix patch for issues that have cropped up due to 2.2.0 and 2.2.2, but there are no doubt a number of problems folks will be happy to see fixed. You can check out the full notes below.
World of Warcraft Client Patch 2.2.3
The latest patch notes can always be found at...
A reader of Tobolds MMORPG Blog has accused Richard Garrot's Tabula Rasa of using Auto Assault source in some elements of the game. In fact, he went as far to say that he is, "100% sure."
The character models are the same, the UI elements are the same, some of the music is even the same! I looked at some of the quest rewards in Tabula Rasa, and...
It's the Monday edition of blue recap; not only was there an announcement made today by Nethaera on the leveling improvements in 2.3, but there are also a number of blue posts about other various topics. The aforementioned thread also sparked a few interesting pieces of discussion. We've also updated the Patch 2.3 changes notes, so read on to...
James Nichols posted an update over on the Warhammer Herald this afternoon about the closure of the Warhammer Online beta on Wednesday, October 10th. Don't let this bring you down though; they're taking a few months to do heavy internal testing, as well as implementation of all kinds of cool stuff, with beta expected to begin anew in...
It's Monday morning, but that doesn't stop the blues from posting early about new stuff coming in 2.3. Nethaera put up a sticky post this morning about leveling improvements coming in the next major content patch. We knew about the leveling speed side of things, but that's not all that's being improved - many older dungeon drops are receiving...
A new commercial has started airing for the Toyota Tacoma, which generally might not get a lot of buzz in the gaming community. That is, if it wasn't set in the ever-popular World of Warcraft game. And especially if it didn't parody one of the most well-known and well-loved moments in WoW's history.
The spot parodies the infamous Leroy Jenkins...
Aeria Games Announces the Open Beta of Project Torque and Offers a $1000 Cash Prize Contest
California, U.S.A. (October 8, 2007) – Aeria Games announced today that the open beta for Project Torque has begun! Project Torque is one of the first MMORGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Racing Game) to hit North America. This game embodies the essence...
If you are planning to enter the competition currently running on The Daily Quest, you've got 7 days to get your entries in!
If you want to enter, simply design a standard banner and/or avatar for The Daily Quest to use at the top of the blog and as avatars respectively. You have full artistic rights... do whatever you want but do it before 14th...
Fans of Sony Online Entertainment got some amazing news on Friday when IGN.com revealed that ex-Marvel Studios honcho, Avi Arad, would be working with SOE on a game-to-movie adpatation of EverQuest.
Reliable sources have informed us that the studio views the project as a tentpole release for either 2009 or 2010. We have been told that Michael...
Flying Lab Software, the guys behind the next-gen MMO Pirates of the Burning Sea have officially given the game a release date.
According to the guys at Flying Lab, the job of developing this MMO title has not been easy and they are glad they finally have a date set for the game to hit shelves and gamers. They have seen the family grow from a...
"The Carrier is Back! " - Karune, on SC2 bnet forums
The massive carriers serve as operations centers for leaders of the protoss fleets. Heavily armored and shielded, carriers can punch their way through enemy blockades by unleashing flights of robotic interceptors at vital enemy targets. These maneuverable, computer-guided craft tear through...
Batch 16 Q&A Updates from KARUNE For this batch, we continue to make headway into the latest development changes. Over the coming weeks, we can expect to see even more Terran related updates, as the Dev Team are working hard to have them play distinctly as the Terran Faction. In this latest chat with Lead Designer Dustin Browder, he was...
Online gaming has presented moral and legal issues since its inception. There are those who play by the rules and those who do not. These issues and the issue of security in onling gaming will present a preview of problems that will emerge in the coming years, claims one of the presenters at a conference on electronic crime.
Gary McGraw, chief...
Tabula Rasa has announced that every few months they will be offering content patches they are calling, "Opperations."
Opperations will feature content up for TR's Elder Game as well as granting more areas, PvP system enhancements, Clan system enhancements, more missions, and upgrades to the website services such as character pages.
On top of...