Lythria and matticus, two members of the Curse community, have teamed up to create a new blog called The Daily Quest here on Curse!
For those of you not familiar with the Blog section yet, you're really missing out on some great community-created content, so be sure to take a look.
When I started blogging here on Curse my ambition was to create...
In yesterday's PTR patch, there was an unannounced upgrade to weapons from Tempest Keep and Serpentshrine Cavern - no doubt in response to the discontent among raiders over the quality of the weapons compared to Arena Season 2 weapons.
Fear not, though - Blizzard has come through for you! Sub-boss weapons are now 2 item levels lower than Season 2...
Since the news is slowly calming down from all the Blizzcon and GC2007 news, it’s time to sit down and re-read all the titbits of information. That’s why I made yet another version of “Info About Expansion & 2.3/2.4”.
All the information that is provided there is from Blizzard or is from trustworthy sources. You can find the original source post...
Game & Game, the free-to-play MMOs platform is launching yet another future free-to-play game.
This time, it's Pi Story and they want YOU to beta test the game.
If you are interested in beta testing this game, click the banner below !
Here's a low quality video for a quick preview :
Dear players, the 2nd close beta test of Age of Armor is going to start on August 31 9:00P.M. GMT-5.
There will be lots of activities for the 2nd CB opening celebration in Age of Armor, and you can’t miss it!
Activity 1: Time: 9:00P.M.—11:30 (GMT-5) August 31st 2007
We sincerely welcome you to join our 2nd Closed Beta of Age of...
It’s common for veteran Players in Voyage Century http://vc.igg.com
to have accumulated large quantities of armor, weapons and equipment which are of little use to the players. It has also been common for players to throw them away or sell them at a low price to the system. With the coming of Voyage Century the latest version, a newly added socket...
The PTR was updated today and the 2.2 PTR Patch Notes have been updated to include some new changes and additions to the patch. You can check them out below.
Haste: Haste has been rebalanced. It has returned to the ratios from the launch of Burning Crusade. Melee attacks and spell casts will now benefit at identical rates from haste....
Blue Watch - Monday, August 27th, 2007
This is the Monday, August 27th edition of Blue Watch, covering Blizzard posts on the General and UI & Macros forums.
Clicking on the icon will take you directly to the post on the official World of Warcraft forums, so that you may join in on the conversation if you so desire.
General Forum Information
The latest version update for Final Fantasy XI Online is now live. There are some major changes and additions in this update, including the following:
The final chapter in the Treasures of Aht Urhgan missions has been added.
The Chocobo Circuit has opened! Click here to read more.
Players now have the opportunity to attain the new mercenary...
The Best of GC winners were announced this weekend in Leipzig, Germany. These awards are handed out based on decisions made by a panel of jurors who oversee all of the titles on hand at each year's convention.
PC - Crysis (Electronic Arts)
Jury: "Developed in Germany, CRYSIS is an exciting, futuristic battle against alien invaders. The CryENGINE 2...
This year's Leipzig Games Convention was a massive success. Since I wasn't there personally, I'll leave the overall recap to Nimloth, who did attend and had a great time. That said, this news is definitely worthy of its own article.
What do you get when you combine a country comprised of quite possibly the largest percentage of gamers in the...
Direct from the Fury news section, the Fury Pre-order and Fury Challenge account creation has been postponed for a few days while the team works through some stability issues discovered recently.
Unfortunately (I know a few of you predicted it) we've had to postpone enabling Pre-Order and Fury Challenge account creation for a few days.
The Fury Challenge website was updated this morning with the prizes that are up for grabs for those competing in the tournament. The list is fairly impressive, including 2 college scholarships, 24 GeForce 8600 video cards, a Dell XPS laptop, 2 Dell XPS desktops, tons of gaming hardware from Ideazon and Logitech, and a lot more.
Head over to the...
What are the similarities and differences between the game systems in ZU http://zu.igg.com
and in the traditional D&D system?
Usually, in traditional D&D games there are two big factions so that it is obvious who are your compatriots and who are your enemies. Also the character attributes are mostly strength, agility, intelligence and stamina,...
has engaged in making a serious calendric wallpapers for Tales of Pirates http://top.igg.com
. A new wallpaper of the coming September with two sizes(1024*768 & 800*600) is available for download now.
For more wallpapers, please view here:http://top.igg.com/wp_more.php
Bornakk - the latest addition to the World of Warcraft Community team - responded to a thread today regarding flying mounts and a player's request to allow their use in Northrend starting at level 70.
From a design standpoint, we don’t want people to just fly over continent and skip things when they are leveling up. Instead we...
Drysc responded to the thread we talked about a few days ago, regarding the 1-58 game and how they're looking into reducing the time it takes to level up.
The question revolved around when we can expect this to be put live, and Drysc happily answered.
Current plans are for a pre-expansion change to the experience curve and...
ActionTrip had a chance to interview Lead Designer Jeff Kaplan and Art Director Chris Robinson today at the Leipzig Games Convention.
The big news? The 25-person raid instance being added before Wrath of the Lich King, in an upcoming content patch, will be none other than Sunwell Plateau. We talked about this a bit during BlizzCon, but it was only...
Want to get your hands on a Warhammer Beta account, but you can't wait for the application process? This is your chance; Games Workshop has several events over the next two months where you'll have ample opportunity to get ahold of a beta to EA Mythic's upcoming MMO based on the Warhammer franchise.
September 12th - 16th Games Workshop will be...
World of Warcraft spawned a new culture of video-making enthusiasts and last night, the era of World of Warcraft short films was taken a step further, as VOIG and Full Stealth Films released a two-minute theatrical trailer of their upcoming movie titled "MMOvie."
The movie, based on World of Warcraft, will be the first of its kind - a full-length...
Blizzard may be in the trenches at Leipzig showing off the new expansion and StarCraft II, but that doesn't mean the World of Warcraft Community Managers are slacking off. There have been a few posts today that have provided answers to questions players have had about topics ranging from new character models to solo instances.
New hair and new...
Square Enix Team is making some battle adjustments and enhancements for most of the jobs in FFXI, here are some of the changes :
The duration for which a beastmaster can maintain a pet invoked with the "Call Beast" ability will be extended. The new length of time, though varying depending on the type of pet brought forth, may...
There is a variety of background music in Gods War online http://gw.igg.com
. Soft, classical, romantic and passionate...... Each melody features its own unique charms, with the background music changing automatically to match the gameplay in the scenes.
You may still remember the Soundtrack Samples #1 which were released one month ago. Here you...
The 4 million players MMORPG DOFUS is releasing today Episode 11 on server Shika: MoonWatch
Our story starts at sea... a perilous voyage to an unknown land... a shipwreck. The vessel is dashed to pieces and all the helpless souls within her drowned. All saved one... Not for you a watery end... but a new life beginning on stranger shores.
With school days approaching, Voyage Century http://vc.igg.com
is pleased to announce that we will host a 15 day “Back to School Sale” with offers up to 50% off all items in the VCO item mall http://vc.igg.com/shop/goods_index.php
, except for compound materials.
This sale is for a limited time only from AUG 21st to Sep 5th. Do not miss this...
The title "Best of GC" is awarded by the GC - Games Convention for the most outstanding product performances of the computer and video game sector. Today the eleven-member jury of experts announced the nominations for a total of ten categories. The award ceremony will take place in the Leipziger Messe press conference room on 24 August,
Webzen announced this morning through a press release that Huxley - the hotly anticipated MMOFPS - will kick off its first closed beta phase on September 13th. The beta has a fairly limited number of spots; only 999 players - selected from a pool on the official site on August 28th - will get a chance to participate in the 5 day beta phase which...
Today Blizzard announced a continuation of their long-standing tradition: the Battle Chest. Each of their past games which included an expansion had one released, and World of Warcraft is no longer different. The Battle Chest - set to ship October 2nd - will retail for $39.99 USD, and includes the DvD versions of World of Warcraft and World of...
Today K2 Networks announced that their recent release - Sword of the New World - an American import of the popular Korean game Granado Espada, is now free-to-play without level-cap restrictions.
The company has done away entirely with their subscription-based model, opting instead to rely on the in-game "Cash Shop" to fund the costs of running the...
We've got a short clip of Chaos Magus gameplay from the Leipzig Games Convention for you. Just an advance warning, though; the sound isn't working properly, so it's mostly only to give a visual feel of the gameplay for the Magus early on.
Curse has officially entered Leipzig Games Convention 2007. With a top team of Curse staff ranging from the crazy French to the renowned Norwegians to some native Germans, our lineup for providing you all with the best and latest news updates is underway.
The first day has almost passed already, in record speed. Thus far, the main attraction has...
At the Leipzig Games Convention, Jeff Hickman and Paul Barnett revealed, in front of a crowd of crazy viewers, four of the eight classes for the High Elves and Dark Elves.
Here they are :
Healer / Nuker
Most powerful magic users
Master of all Winds of Magic
Draws energy from target
Uses drained energy to heal...
We're now beta testing a major new feature for our video section: video downloads. No longer will Curse be limited to just video streaming; most every video available on the website will be offered in download format as well.
If you'd like to help test out this new feature, please be sure to provide feedback in our Feedback & Suggestions forum.
The Blog section on Curse - a new feature available since the release of our new site version - has been picking up steam recently, with some fantastic posts from members of the community. If you haven't checked it out yet, it's definitely worth the time - there are some great reads available.
Here's a quick recap of some of the cool things...
We've all been involved in bouts of arm wrestling in the past, some more challenging than others, but nothing can top this news out of Tokyo.
The Associated Press is reporting that Atlus Co. - a distributor of Arcade games in Japan - has recalled all 150 units of the "Arm Spirit" arm wrestling game.
The reason is rather disturbing; a number of...
Why Licenses and MMO's Aren't a Good Mix
ArenaNet founder Jeff Strain arrived in Leipzig, Germany for the Games Convention this year and talked candidly about his opinion of designing an MMO based on an already existing license, such as Lord of the Rings or Star Wars. His thoughts? It's a bad idea - you don't have nearly the freedom you would by...
Get ready to race for the finish line with this new feature being added in the August version update of Final Fantasy XI Online - The Chocobo Circuit!
Players will be able to pit their breeded chocobos up against other players' chocobos in races. Not only that, but you'll be able to bid on the winning chocobo of races with the new "Chocobets"...
Subscription-free business model sets new standard for online multiplayer games
In a press release sent out today, ArenaNet and NCSoft announced that the Guild Wars franchise has broken the 4 million units sold mark across the world. The game's subscription-free model and focus on competitive gameplay has helped create a unique experience in the...
Nethaera posted this morning about some upcoming changes to help speed up the leveling process for lower levels. Not only are they making leveling faster in general for lower levels, but they're also revamping Dustwallow Marsh to add some extra leveling content to the zone.
We have a few things in the works that are going to...
In September 2005, shortly after the introduction of Zul'Gurub to World of Warcraft, a virtual plaque broke out. Players who defeated the last boss Hakkar, contracted and then spread a disease called, "Corrupted Blood," throughtout the fictional world of Azeroth. Scientists are now claiming that this is an example of how virtual worlds could be...
With the Zu Online http://zu.igg.com
alpha test right around the corner, we are pleased to announce that the official site of Zu Online has been released. This site will be a resource for the testers and all players in the future, as well as serve the community as a place to follow what’s happening in the game.
Detailed game information and...
The latest expansion deck for Upper Deck's World of Warcraft: The Trading Card Game - called Fires of Outland - has three all-new loot cards available to give players a chance to obtain special in-game items.
You can find a Goblin Gumbo stand, which works similar to a Soul Well - allowing party members to get a taste of Landro Longshot's special...
Soldier Front U.S. Nationals is planned for the beginning of September which will include wonderful prizes, a great experience, and a grand prize all expense paid trip to Thailand for the World Championships with over $15,000 of prize giveaways! The World Championships will be held on October 21st, 2007 where you and your team will represent the...
Lord of the Rings Online released their latest patch - Book 10: The City of the Kings - to live servers today. The patch notes are massive, so Patience - LOTRO Community Manager - has broken them up into more readable chunks on the LOTRO forums. You can find links to all of the relevant threads below.
Main thread - all links available
Part 1 -...
It's all about the physics in next-gen MMO's, apparently. Next-Gen.biz is reporting that XLGames - founded by Lineage creator Jake Song in 2003 - has licensed CryEngine 2 from Crytek for a next-gen MMO project. This isn't the first time an MMO has been designed using an engine primarily only used in FPS games; Vanguard and Fury are using...
Blizzard posted the official line up for playable demos at GC on blizzard.co.uk earlier today.
PARIS, France. – 20 August, 2007 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. revealed today that World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King™, the second expansion for World of Warcraft, and StarCraft® II, Blizzard’s highly-anticipated real-time strategy game, will...
On Sunday 19th August, www.diablo3.eu was forwarding people to a 403 Forbidden error, along with most of Blizzard Entertainments .eu domains.
Diablo3.eu is now forwarding people to the Diablo 2 Expansion website.
Before the 403 Forbidden error and now the Diablo 2 Expansion site, diablo3.eu forwarded people to the World of Warcraft demo...
There are many tips in Voyage Century http://vc.igg.com
which could help you to get twice the result with half the effort. Do you know them all?
1. Before Voyage Skill reaches level 10, it’s free for you to recruit sailors.
2. Character’s item could be loaded on ship as cargos.
3. The coins you get from grappling battle are twice as many as the...
Those who plan on picking up the Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa Limited Collector’s Edition this fall might want to know what you're going to be getting for the extra cash you'll be spending.
Aside from the game and a free month of play, you'll be getting exclusive in-game items such as a special character emote, exclusive dye recipes, and even a...
Apparently the domain name http//www.diablo3.eu now leads to a forbidden 403 page along with http://www.blizzard.eu
. Previously diablo3.eu led to the World of Warcraft demo site but now leads to this 403 Forbidden page.
For those of you who visited the Wrath of the Lich King site before it went live at Blizzcon, you will know that exactly the same...