The Daily Quest is a blog set up here on Curse that provides the player base with references, information and discussions about all things World of Warcraft and beyond.
With the help of Curse, our first few weeks have gone tremendously well and to celebrate the success of The Daily Quest, we have featured our very first competition for our readers...
Well, the 2.2 PTR has been shut down, so that means the patch is imminent - possibly next Tuesday, though they may still be doing some internal testing of the final build, which could delay it if they find anything last-minute. That aside, there are a few interesting posts on the forums.
Hortus announces that the 2.2 PTR has been shut...
The release date for the 4th Final Fantasy XI expansion - Wings of the Goddess - has been announced. Square Enix posted a brief news snippet on FFXI PlayOnline website talking about the date.
Take a step back in time and uncover the breathtaking mysteries surrounding Vana'diel's violent past when the long-awaited fourth installment in the...
Flying Lab Software and Sony Online Entertainment have announced details of the special pre-order package available for Flying Lab's hotly anticipated upcoming game, Pirates of the Burning Sea.
Players will be able to begin pre-ordering the game on Tuesday, October 23rd. There are some cool exclusive features of the pre-order package, so you...
Yesterday afternoon, Blizzard officially opened up the Wrath of the Lich King (WotLK) forum as part of the World of Warcraft forums world wide.
Among the topics and discussions, Schwick has compiled a thread of confirmed features in the new expansion pack and wowinsider strategically timed the release of certain tidbits about the expansion with...
Grab free iPhone Touch, keep eyes on Triple Surprise event.
With the constant release of material and scenes, GodsWar Onlinehttp://gw.igg.com has steadily grown in popularity with many players and closed Alpha Testing for the game will be here soon. In order to create a fantastic world with all the characteristics of Greek Mythology, our...
A while back I posted about my next instalment of "Info about" topic regarding all gathered information about 2.3/2.4 and beyond along with Wrath of the Lich King news.
This time I come back with the latest instalment. The only change (besides weekly updates) is that the expansion information and patch information have been split into two topics...
This is pretty important to get out there; SoE will be performing maintenance on all of their services on September 25th, as per the website announcement and that means that access to SoE games, websites, message boards, Knowledge Base, Station store and other services will be unavailable for approximately 24 hours.
SoE News Update wrote:
Blues, blues, everywhere a blue post. The communication of information from the Community team has been great of late, and there's more of it for you today.
Timbal talks about a new WotLK forum.
You can find the forum here, complete with a cool, unique icon!
The forum to which your thread was relocated is a new forum for...
Well that didn't take long. The E For All Expo has already replaced the now-defunct World Series of Video Games with a new league to represent the eSports competition at the expo.
IDG World Expo - the organizers of E For All announced that Major League Gaming (MLG) will be hosting a post-season tournament at the expo, featuring the world's top...
Areae, Inc. - founded by Raph Koster, a well-known figurehead in the game industry(and sometimes controversial) - announced their super secret project last night. Raph has been talking about something cool and unique brewing for a bit over a year now, and to finally see the details of most of it, is intriguing for sure.
Metaplace is a new online...
Blue post recap time for today; the CM team is at it again on the US forums. Not much activity on the EU forums today, but nevertheless, we have to keep you updated! I'm sure everyone is getting tired of hearing about Death Knights by now, so I left that out of the topic, but read on for some comments on Death Knight lore.
Drysc clarifies Season 3...
Finally, a step in the right direction for video games that are under fire for being "too violent," or whatever other tripe the decision makers in the US want to call them.
GameDaily BIZ is reporting that the Oklahoma video game law that would have gone into effect November 1st, 2006 prior to an injunction, has been killed off entirely thanks to a...
Tomorrow - September 19th - is the International Talk Like A Pirate Day and to celebrate, Flying Lab Software will be throwing a huge bash in Seattle, as Pirates of the Burning Sea is the official game of Talk Like A Pirate Day.
In addition to the salty-sea fun of the Seattle Aquarium, Seattle’s own Sea-Fair Pirates and their pirate ship, The...
It's Monday, and boy do we have a number of blue posts today to recap, so let's get started! Maybe this should be called the "Bornakk and Drysc Show" because they've both been very active on the US forums. In all fairness, though, Vaneras has been on their heels over on the EU forums. This is a long read, so buckle your seatbelts and prepare for...
The latest State of the Game, written by Harold J. Chow, takes a look at the newly released Guild Wars expansion: Eye of the North. Harold weighs in on the effects the expansion has had thus far on the metagame within Guild Wars.
For the first time, Guild Wars introduces new skills without new professions. The ten non-elite skills per profession...
This news thanks to Gamasutra is a good start toward getting rid of video game piracy in China.
CDC Games - a Chinese online game developer has formed an alliance with CCP Games, Ons On Soft, Sonokong, T3 Entertainment and Wemade - called the Online Game Alliance Against Piracy (OGAAP).
The goals of OGAAP are to establish a...
As if online games and video games in general weren't under enough fire from government officials wanting to hit them with the real life nerf bat, this news out of China is going to fuel the flames even further.
Yahoo is reporting that a 30-year old man collapsed and died in front of his cyber-cafe computer during a three-day stint...
Yahoo is reporting, via the Associated Press, that Microsoft has lost its appeal of a European antitrust order.
What this means is that in Europe, Microsoft must share communications code with rivals as well as offering a copy of Windows that does not contain the Windows Media Player. That's not all though - their pocketbooks felt quite a pinch...
It's Monday, so that means it's time for another issue of Camelot Weekly, your recap of activities going on over at the Camelot Herald.
The week kicked off last Monday with the Scroll of Valor, a community feature that allows players to congratulate their friends on accomplishments in the game.
On Tuesday Missy Hatch updated us on an omitted note...
Hidden somewhere in their knowledge base, the official pricing for Tabula Rasa is now available:
Players who wish to pay by credit card will be able to choose from the following recurring billing options**:
$14.99 per month
3 months - $41.85 (the equivalent of $13.95 per month)
6 months - $77.70 (the equivalent of $12.95 per month)
If you've been waiting for the chance to play Hellgate: London, then wait no longer! Per the official website, Beta signups have begun.
Set to ship on October 31st, this is your opportunity to not only get a glimpse at the game prior to its release, but also help Flagship Studios test the game - ensuring a smooth launch and polished product at...
Selling and buying accounts is something very common in World of Warcraft, even though it's strictly forbidden by Blizzard. Good geared characters are often sold for a few houndred dollars although a few weeks ago one of the currently best geared rogues available was sold - for 7,000 Euro (~$9,700).
The original owner, a Night Elf Rogue named...
Yes it's here ! Episode 12 with an exclusive WoW music video !
Head of Production, The ORLY Show
The Blizzard forums have a lot of useful info from today and last night, so we compiled all of it to make it easier to find the important things said on the forums. You can check out the entire recap below.
Bornakk on reputation requirement for Heroics
We have no current plans to remove the revered reputation status as...
For those of you sad that the WSVG has been cancelled, frown no more. Auran sent out a press release today announcing that the Fury Challenge has now accumulated more than $2 million dollars worth of prizes. The event has also been extended to run until October 7th, 2007. You can see all of the prizes by clicking here.
The Fury beta is still underway, but with the NDA lifted they've been publishing the patch notes on http://www.unleashthefury.com
. There was another patch today, and we have the notes for you, listed below.
Patch Notes - 14 September
Quickening is now correctly interrupted when damage is taken during the cast time.
At this point we may have to start asking who hasn’t licensed an engine from Crytek. Their CryENGINE and CryENGINE 2 middleware suites are quickly becoming some of the more popular engine choices for Next-Gen MMOG’s, and today’s press release is just another notch in Crytek’s belt.
Reloaded Studios, a Korean game development studio, has licensed...
Wikia's presence in the gaming industry got stronger yesterday, by announcing their new gaming network of wikis, created specifically for gamers and the games they love.
This is just another step for Wikia in making their content-rich wikis the premiere destination for gamers looking to contribute and read up on game information found through the...
A new press release went out this morning announcing the release of Knight Online's latest expansion patch, titled "Moradon: The Resurrection." You can read the press release below, including all of the details on the expansion, but if you want to check out the latest content in this free to play game, then head over to the Knight Online...
Bounty Bay Online – the European version of “Voyage Century” went live this morning. The open beta was said to be very successful for the game, giving a positive outlook on release and the future. You can check out the press release below, or head over to the game’s website to read more.
Berlin, 14.09.2007: The open beta phase has ended – and...
Monster Siege Trilogy
Age of Armor 2nd Close Beta Test is running smoothly. We are glad to see that there are many Armor fans are fond of our game and our operating team now have designed a special new event ----Monster Siege Trilogy as a reward for their support.
The Monster Siege Trilogy is a big event that needs many people, who fight together,...
In a recent post on the Pirates of the Burning Sea message boards, Flying Lab developer Rick Saada wanted to make it very clear that Pirates of the Burning Sea is not Vanguard when responding to a post questioning Flying Lab's decision to go with Sony Online Entertainment as the game's publisher.
I noticed you spoke of Starwars...
There's a new Q&A available on the Hellgate: London website. They answer several questions about the pre-order version of the game, subscription prices, the game's release date and more, so be sure to take a look!
Q: What's included with the US pre-order for Hellgate: London?
A: If you pre-order Hellgate: London from one of the participating US...
Who said video games aren't an outlet for success and only played by people that want to sit in basements for the rest of their lives? It's a good thing that stereotype is dying out, and hopefully this news will thrust it into lightspeed on its journey to extinction.
A long-time City of Heroes player, known as Detective2416 on the CoH forums, took...
This was kind of cool to see. Nexon is preparing an Oktoberfest event that will run from September 18th through October 11th; the worlds' first ever virtual beer festival. Included in the event is the chance to gain access to a "beer tent map" that contains all of the typical refreshments and eats that you would find at an Oktoberfest celebration...
You can see it here, but for those that don't feel like clicking the link, I'll quote it below.
WORLD SERIES OF VIDEO GAMES CANCELLED
Effective immediately, Games Media Properties will no longer produce the World Series of Video Games. The remainder of the 2007 season in Los Angeles, London and Sweden is...
Drysc posted about Voice Chat "Ramp Ups" on the official forums, stating that only certain servers will have it enabled the day 2.2 comes out; others will see it enabled a week after the patch.
In the upcoming patch we will be introducing voice chat, which allows players to talk to each other in-game with the use of a microphone....
Blizzard is busy on the forums again today, providing interesting answers for various questions. Here's a quick recap of the activity.
Drysc announces bag space and general storage improvements.
We're mindful of space concerns, and increasing the base backpack size is certainly a possibility for the future. We have other...
We have another weekly Blog Spotlight for everyone, showcasing some of the hot topics and great blog entries over in our Blog section.
NeosliveR provides an excellent guide on the Legion Ring - a player controlled event in Blade's Edge Mountains with "The Legion Ring."
MarksBlog talks about his adventures in one of Vanguard's areas in...
Today's Galactic Showcase takes a look at Serenity, a player-created home - designed by Whitecoat - for relaxation, meditation, and art appreciation. For those of you not aware, players are able to build their own homes within the world and decorate them however they like. This is one of many examples of this, and the SWG team is taking an...
The latest game update for EverQuest II has gone live. This update includes the return of the god Bristlebane, "Dual Wield" being removed from weapons; those weapons previously marked as "Dual Wield" have been merged into the "One-hand" weapon designation, a new appearance tab that allows items placed in this new "inventory" tab to overwrite items...
In a press release sent out today, CCP Games announced a partnership with TransGaming Inc. to bring their popular Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game - EVE Online - to both Linux and Macintosh operating systems.
"We're pleased to extend our relationship with TransGaming, as the company's expertise allows us to deliver the most...
Austin GDC is a great convention for the game industry. It affords game developers a meet and greet opportunity with other members of the industry, the chance to see the latest and greatest technology that will drive MMO's and games in general into the next generation and of course the panels that everyone enjoys sitting in on, as veterans in the...
Games aren't the only thing Richard Garriott and NCSoft know how to do well.
Ever wondered what would happen if you introduce video game elements and story arcs to real life events? Around one-hundred journalists from around the globe got their chance to find out firsthand on September 5th.
My day started off a bit more adventurous than most going...
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" Our next two batches will be answering questions submitted by the StarCraft II Community. Be sure to also check out sites involved, to participate in our Monthly Discussion Topics, starting with the Protoss Mothership for September.
Every so often, I hope to also update you...
Warhammer Online's new WAR Report was recently released, you can check it out here.
The report talks about some lingering Leipzig coverage, winning Game of the Show and Best Fantasy MMORPG from fansites attending GC, EA Studio Showcase Coverage, AGDC coverage; an interview with Mark Jacobs, Guild Beta Contest Take 2 and more.
There's also a brand...
Busy day on the official World of Warcraft forums. We've got your recap of worthwhile blue posts, as well as some other Blizzard-related stuff!
Nethaera talks about the patch and confirms that it's not tomorrow.
It's in testing and when we feel it's ready, it will be released. We rarely ever give dates on patch...
1UP.com is reporting that South Park's "Make Love, Not Warcraft" - an episode which aired late last year - was awarded the 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program at this year's Emmy Awards.
South Park episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft," which famously skewered MMORPG World of Warcraft and its many subscribers late last year, was...