The PlayNC website for Guild Wars: Eye of the North is now live.
You can check out the game's overview, some screenshots, and the recommended system specs for the upcoming expansion pack, so head over now and take a look!
The Curse guild, on the EU realm Vek'nilash, visited the EU Test Realm today to explore the content in the Battle of Mount Hyjal.
They were able to down the first four bosses so far - Rage Winterchill, Anetheron, Kaz'rogal, and Azgalor - without the bosses being death touched. Azgalor dropped the Tier 6 token for gloves, as you can see in the...
Another mini-patch from the Sigil team is out. Enjoy.
Build 1835 May / 11 / 2007
Vanguard Build 1835 Patch Notes 5/11/2007
- Item Power Rescale - Items have undergone some power rescaling. This was to address problems related to item usefulness -- these adjustments will make all higher-level items (post level 20) in Vanguard more...
Location: The Jin'ka Forest (Kojan)
Levels: 20 - 25
Deep in the Jin'ka Forest lies the ancient resting place of the great Lord Tsang, the warrior poet who fought with faith and steel to unite the warring states of ancient Kojan into one kingdom under Jin. Though Lord Tsang did not live to see his empire realized, his son finished the task and...
With Final Fantasy XI entering its 5th year of service, Square Enix has started another Adventure Appreciation campaign. For the rest of May, the event will be running, with many prizes to be given out, including never-before seen fireworks, an all-new anniversary ring, and other gifts from the Moogles stationed in any of the following...
A new In Development feature has been posted on the Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach forums, by Samera - the Community Relations Manager at Turbine - covering a new feature addition called "Dragonmarks."
Three thousand years ago the first dragonmarks appeared in the elven kingdom of Aerenal. Strange patterns on the skin, more an elaborate...
This week's Class Preview is up on the Age of Conan website, featuring the Bear Shaman.
Since ages long passed, certain gifted individuals – often referred to as wise men or wise women – have held a special, unbreakable bond with the spirits of nature. Within many of the primitive societies found among the hill tribes of Cimmeria, these men and...
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Once again I have the pleasure of bringing you updated news from our developers. Our latest installment of new features is a developer post tracker allowing you to keep an eye on the responses from developers and Blizzard posters. It includes caching of the original post and any responses from Blizzard staff as well as...
Recently, in an interview with some folks from Allakhazam, Scott "Gallenite" Hartsman announced the next EverQuest II expansion - titled Rise of Kunark - slated for release on November 13th, 2007.
The expansion takes place in the lands of Kunark, where the Sarnak - a new playable race - have been exiled to the Timorous Deep by the rebuilt Iksar...
Over on the Hellgate: London website, there's a letter from the CEO of Flagship Studios - Bill Roper - about what kind of game Hellgate: London is, and what you can expect out of the subscription portion of the service.
In short, Hellgate: London will be free to play, offline or online, and you'll be able to group and be guilded with both...
EverQuest is now in its 8th year, and the development team behind the game continues to create new content. With that in mind, they've announced the 14th expansion for the game, titled "Secrets of Faydwer," which will release this November.
With several months go to, the feature set for the expansion is still rather small, but there will no doubt...
Is it really all that surprising, though? Lord of the Rings is an excellent franchise to tap into for an MMOG, so it was destined for success from the beginning - and with the sales numbers for World of Warcraft - there's definitely proven to be a market for MMO's, not just in the genre itself, but also mainstream gaming as a whole.
This is a good...
Today's LoTRO feature covers the fortress-city of Fornost, nestled in the North Downs - a region located in Eriador.
Annúminas, the first capitol of the North Kingdom, and High Seat of all the Kingdoms of Men, fell into ruin some years after the wars against Sauron. The heirs of Valandil, son of Isildur, left that place and established their seat...
Yesterday Blizzard released information regarding the Arena Tournament Venues for the upcoming Regional Finals, as well as the World Finals, including the locations and dates for the events. Two important notes: The Asian Regional Finals is also where Blizzard's next product will be announced, and the Global Finals are at BlizzCon, where there...
Along with yesterday's trip to the Black Temple for Nihilum, Awake filmed their kill of High Warlord Naj'entus, and the movie is available for download here.
You can also find a Streaming Version here on Curse, so check it out!
Aeus, a Community Manager for the World of Warcraft EU Forums, provided a bit of information and clarification for the Arena system, and its rewards.
With the recent addition of Arenas, we thought we’d share some information to try and answer some player questions as well as address concerns:
There should be no downtime between Arena Season 1...
There's a new patch up on the Vanguard Test Server as of last night. It's a decent-size patch, but some of the key changes are: Invisibility spells can only be cast outside of combat, bug fix for pets despawning when crossing chunk lines, cloaks now have hoods which can be turned on/off, class changes for Cleric, Druid, Psionicist, Shaman, and...
Yesterday, Nihilum took a break from working on Kael'thas, to check out the Black Temple on the EU Public Test Realm. They downed the first two bosses, High Warlord Naj'entus and Supremus, and picked up some new loots that were previously undiscovered, including a fairly incredible one-handed axe. Credits to Nihilum for the images, so be sure to...
There's news over on the official Tabula Rasa website about the NCSoft convention circuit for this summer. There are three stops they'll be making during the summer months - the Comic Con in San Diego from July 25th-29th, Gen Con in Indianapolis from August 16th-19th, and PAX in Seattle from August 24th-26th.
They'll be showcasing a selection of...
Onyxia is one of the first raid bosses created by Blizzard and as stupid, as she smells, is fighting her. First you'll need 35 heroes, which should know each other. If it should be a random group, you'll need about 487 heroes, so just don't try it, because 238 of those are going to stop at the entry crying:
"Prequest? Hu? What Prequest?"
Table of Contents
1 Blue Watch - May 8th, 2007
1.1 General Forum Information
1.1.1 Is blizz working on getting rid of spammers? Go to thread
1.1.2 When does 2.1 go live? Go to thread
1.1.3 Gladiator Weapons = A joke now. Go to thread
1.1.4 Children's Week Cancelled / Accounts Banned? Go to thread
1.1.5 Why isn't there an LFG channel? Go to...
At 12:00PM PDT (7PM GMT) on Tuesday, May 8, we will be deploying client patch 18.104.22.168.
Updated clilocs (NOTE! Some ninjitsu spells will appear to have changed requirements- the actual changes will not occur until the server is updated.)
Many map and world art fixes
Further Windows 98 optimizations
If patched correctly, your current...
The ATS(Automated Tournament System) FAQ is now available on the Guild Wars website. It contains answers to almost any question you'd have about the ATS, so head over to the ATS FAQ and check it out!
There's a Stratics House of Commons IRC chat taking place on May 15th at 3PM PDT with special guests, two World of Warcraft Developers - Jeffrey "Tigole" Kaplan, and Tom "Kalgan" Chilton.
To join in, connect to irc.stratics.com and join the channel #StraticsHoC. You can also chat about WoW in the channel #worldofwarcraft beforehand.
Make sure to...
There's a great thread going on over on the Elitist Jerks forum, where they're compiling items dropped from Black Temple. Yesterday there were more items found, and a new encounter tested for the first time: Shade of Akama.
All of the new loot found yesterday is listed below.
Richard Garriott recently made an appearance on G4-TV's X-Play Summer Games Preview.
If you'd like to check out what Garriott talks about, or view the preview of Tabula Rasa, head over to the X-Play Summer Games Preview page!
The winners of the March sweepstakes were announced this morning on the Age of Conan Community website.
Hundreds upon hundreds of loyal Age of Conan followers have submitted their contact information hoping they will be one of the three chosen this month to receive some of the fantastic swag that Funcom happily sends out.
The winners have been...
Raids are coming, and that means testing needs to be done. In light of that, the folks at Sigil have opened an application system for guilds to sign up and help test raids and the raid system on the Test Server.
Some key notes:
Applications are only accepted from guild leaders.
Multiple applications from the same guild will likely disqualify...
In a thread on the official EQ2 forums, Scott "Gallenite" Hartsman announced that with Live Update #35, there will be an increase in character slots, for both normal subscription players, as well as those on the All Access Pass.
Normal subscriptions will have 7 character slots, while the All Access Pass will have 12.
Live Update #35 is also the...
Here's a heads up to all you Gaming Today readers out there: Next week, FileFront is teaming up with Aeria Games for a special Last Chaos event. If you're not familiar with Last Chaos, it's a free MMO that features instances, PvP, pets, crafting, and much more. You can learn a little more about it here.
FileFront users will be able to get the...
Today marks the day of another 2.1 PTR patch, with many, many item upgrades. A quick recap is as follows:
Tier 4, Tier 5, and Tier 6 sets have received upgrades.
Karazhan items have received upgrades.
Gruul's Lair and Magtheridon's Lair items have received upgrades.
Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep items have received upgrades.
The new Scroll of Valor is up on the Camelot Herald.
Table of Contents
1 New Level 50's
2 New Realm Ranks
2.1 Realm Rank 11
2.2 Realm Rank 7 L5
2.3 Realm Rank 6
2.4 Realm Rank 8
2.5 Realm Rank 5
New Level 50's
Karaman, Guinevere, The Shadow Tribunal
New Realm Ranks
Realm Rank 11
Alkiraan, Guinevere, Taar Isteach
Realm Rank 7 L5
Age of Conan was recently featured on one of the shows broadcast on the gaming channel, G4, in a show featuring games that will be released this year.
Check out the G4 website or YouTube to see their Age of Conan feature.
As the 2.1 patch on the PTR is coming to an end, we strongly recommend all addon authors to test out their files and make sure they are working on the Public Test Realms.
In our file compatibility listing, there is an added checkbox named "2.1.0 PTR" in which you should check off files that work with the PTR. When the patch gets pushed live, this...
There's a new State of the Game - by Harold J. Chow - at the Guildwars website.
The article covers some of the abilities that are key to disrupting, as well as some tactics that make disrupting an integral part of any team's arsenal in GvG play.
Click! Every caster hears that dreaded sound eventually. It happens when the enemy disrupts a spell,...
Hard to believe it's been four years now since EVE Online came out, isn't it? Now, the article on the official website stats the date incorrectly - the game came out in 2003, but at any rate, the folks over at the official EVE website are celebrating the fourth anniversary of the game.
On May 6, 2004, the world of EVE Online came to life as...
Over the weekend, Method of the EU realm Sylvanas, killed Lady Vashj. Unfortunately, Lady Vashj wasn't lootable when she died, so her corpse rotted without Method receiving the spoils of the kill. Luckily, after a few days of contacting GM's, Method has finally received the loot from the kill. Not pictured below is a Nether Vortex which they also...
The WoW Europe team recently banned more than 114,000 accounts for game exploitation, primarily due to the use of bot programs.
In our continued efforts to combat cheating in World of Warcraft, more than 114,000 accounts have been closed across Europe in the month of April for the use of “bot” programs. The banned accounts were taking part in...
Hi there! We are looking for a few players to fill up our current lineup. Read this post and send in your application to join Curse on Vek'nilash EU today!
What we want from our members and especially from new recruits is HIGH attendance, High attendance for us is atleast being able to play 5 nights a week from 19-24. You will need to farm/get...
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Table of Contents
1 Auction Reports - May 4th, 2007
1.1 High Selling Consumables
1.2 High Selling Trade Goods
1.2.1 Enchanting Supplies
1.2.2 Smelted Bars
1.2.3 Raw Ores
1.2.5 Cut Jewelcrafting Gems
1.2.6 Uncut Jewelcrafting Gems
In a new Development Uplink, posted yesterday over on PlanetSidePlayers, there's news of the names of the upcoming Anniversary Weapons Update.
From the Empire-specific pistols to the new Flamethrower weapon, each has a name assigned to it.
Spear - NC
Stinger - TR
Eraser - VS
The OICW type Weapon:
Last night VGPlayers released a featured creature for the day. This feature covers a mid-to-high-level creature called the Ulvari. You can check out images below, and of course head over to the Featured Creature article to read up on it in it's entirety.
Last night the EQ2 Producer's Letter was released over on EQ2Players. Scott "Gallenite" Hartsman is the game's Producer, for those that don't know, and writes periodical articles on how the game has done recently, and where the development team wants to go with it down the road.
What is this Producer's Letter about? Pretty simple... or well, is...
The folks over at The World Series of Video Games have a new Video on Demand up today; this time featuring the WoW 3v3 Arena match between Team Pandemic and MoB Turtlepower.
Head over to the WSVG site to check it out.
Blizzard, with the First National Bank of Omaha, are now proud to own your property outside of the game as well as in it. Be the first kid on your block to be up to your eyeballs in debt but still able to play WoW!
The 2.1 Test Realm was updated today with another patch. There are quite a number of changes today, and per this post by Kalgan, nearly every single level 70 epic in the game is going to be improved before 2.1 goes live.
Here are just a few of the images of changes, we have more coming. Of note:
The Battlemaster enchant has a new glow. Thanks to...
There was a patch today to the Anarchy Online live servers. It looks like a bug fix patch for the most part.
Streamlined the quest flow in Albtraum
You should no longer need to reset the playfield to continue the quest
The Yuttos will clear the path to the mini bosses for you somewhat should the zone be fully populated when you...
Location: Coastal Gahren Plains (Qalia)
Levels: 35 - 40
Any ship captain will tell you to steer clear of the Rakshasa Citadel, for the island is rumored to be cursed. Little is known of the citadel, save that any who venture to the island to explore the unnatural architecture are seldom seen again. It is due to these sea tales that the citadel...