Nethaera just posted about upcoming changes to AV for patch 2.3 in the PvP forums. You can find the post here, or read further for the changes.
As a continuing part of our improvements, we will be implementing the following changes in the next patch.
Strategy can be an important element of any battleground. We want to emphasize this in Alterac...
There are more... wait for it... Death Knight-related posts on the WoW forums. That's not all though; there are other issues and questions being addressed by the Blizzard Community team, and we've got a quick recap for you.
You can find these and all other blue posts on our Dev Tracker. We also have trackers for other games, so be sure to check...
There's a lot going on in the MMO community this week, so hopefully this special feature will help you track down anything of interest to you. Community Watch will cover not only the Curse community, but also the communities of the official game websites. Let's get started with some of the stuff going on in the Curse community!
Apparently the dev team at Auran has decided to make some major changes to it's PvP-based MMO, due for release on October 16th 2007.
Most of the apparent changes will be available on release but the team have said that some will need to be held back so that proper testing can be undertaken.
Below are a list of the main changes:
NCSoft has opened up two new features for City of Heroes: character transfers and character renames. These certainly aren't new to the MMO genre; other games have offered them in the past. However, what is new is the fact that this can all be done within the game client, at character select. The cost is also much lower than similar services...
Get 'em while they're hot! Flying Lab is holding a Stress Test for Pirates of the Burning Sea starting this evening, and you can grab hold of a beta key for the event over on File Planet; whether you're a paid subscriber or not, all you have to do is sign up and the beta key is yours!
To read more, head over to the announcement by Aether - Pirates...
In the latest installment of the AIM instant messenger from AOL, AIM 6.5, AOL have added casual MMO games in an attempt to win over casual chatters and gamers alike.
Designed and constructed by Tencent; dubbed, "QQ Games," AIM boasts an impressive array of casual Massively Multiplayer games for chatters to participate in including QQ Treasure...
Marvellous Entertainment recently announced that the next title in the infamous Harvest Moon franchise would take the game online.
Harvest Moon has seen 15 incarnations to date but none of them have entered the realms of online gameplay. With another 7 titles due out in the future, including Harvest Moon Online, the franchise will have seen a...
We received the press release below this morning and wanted to pass it on to everyone. Today NCSoft announced the latest game design studio to enter the fold under the NCSoft banner; Carbine Studios is a team comprised of former developers of games such as World of Warcraft, Fallout and City of Heroes. You can check out the press release below, or...
Yep, you read it right - it's not a typo. 2.2.3 is coming soon to the PTR (probably tonight). There are zero details about it currently, so hang back and keep an eye out for what we can expect from this mini-patch.
We will be updating the PTR for 2.2.3 PTR soonish.
I do not have any more information about the PTR at this time,...
We got this email ourselves - promising a slot in the Wrath of the Lich King Beta - so we wanted to warn the community. There's currently a fake "Wrath of the Lich King Beta" invite going around. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINKS WITHIN THE EMAIL.
Blizzard will no doubt announce the beta prior to it beginning, so we here at Curse urge you to...
Stargate Worlds is heavy in development and the Stargate Worlds home page has some interesting tidbits of information for all of us waiting for and desperatly wanting this game.
Among the more interesting bits of information, MMOGinfo.com spoke to Senior Marketing Manager, Kevin Balentine, from CME and also got hold of some exclusive screenshots...
Patch 2.2.2 is now live as of today. This is a rather small patch, but it adds some holiday content for Brewfest - which begins tomorrow - and Hallow's End. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Headless Horseman, there are some cool toys you can get hold of from participating in the holiday world event. There were also a handful of graveyards added...
This is a list of changes for all classes in Patch 2.3
The Restoration talent Intensity will be increased to 10/20/30% mana regeneration.
Rebirth cooldown will be changed from 30 minutes to 20 minutes.
Moonkin can cast Remove Curse.
Tree of Life Form can cast Cure Poison and Abolish Poison.
Tranquility will receive additional...
This morning Starr Long - Producer of Tabula Rasa - posted a brief message on the delay of Tabula Rasa's "live" date. It's nice to see - even this close to release - that a company is willing to admit a game isn't quite ready and delay it for further polish and testing. The new pre-order headstart date is October 30th, with release kicking off...
Monday Blues time; you know... those days you just wish weren't there because it's the start of a long week? Cheer up - we've got some Blue poster information for the official World of Warcraft forums.
New PvP-oriented trinkets in 2.3
There are a few new pvp oriented trinkets for 2.3.
All versions of the trinket have a click...
Our friends over at Warhammer Alliance have put together a recap of the September newsletter for Warhammer Online, for those of you that may not be receiving emails about it. There are also some links to videos put together by the folks from the guild Eva Vix, so be sure to check it out for some great Warhammer action!
You can reach the newsletter...
Monday means it's time for the weekly recap of Dark Age of Camelot news from the Camelot Herald. Last week saw a number of different updates, ranging from the weekly features to patches and hot fixes, so let's dig in and get started!
Last Monday the week kicked off with Joanne Laroche posting the Scroll of Valor - a weekly series that allows...
I have some news for you on some changes and additions to The Daily Quest and also a reminder of our very first and hopefully one of many competitions that is currently running.
Firstly, The Daily Quest has a brand new email address that you guys can email us on should you wish to contact us with ideas or questions or even just to tell us...
The fine members of the FoH forum community have started a movement geared toward people returning to EQ. Granted, it's just a return to recapture some of that nostalgic feel, as Tuco puts it. He's the mastermind behind the excursion on the progression server - "The Combine," but everyone who has (and even those who haven't) played EverQuest would...
It is in Paris that the 2nd edition of the Video Games Festival took place, exhibit gaining more and more importance. We could find stand dedicated to games and developers such as, NCSoft, Age of Conan, without mentioning various console games or the very much awaited Warhammer Online : Age of Reckoning.
It is at this occasion that once again...
Zul'Aman is a 10 man raid dungeon located in the Ghostlands, it will require no attunement. The loot will be superior to Karazhan, also bosses will drop heroic badges which can be used to buy the new heroic rewards in 2.3.
The article features ZA bosses, loot and misc infos.
According to Tigole, ZA should be up this week on...
IGG reveals the description and shots of the top five male NPCs in their upcoming MMORPG - Zu Online http://zu.igg.com
1. Flight Guardian
He resides in North Temple, looks quite young, and holds the Staff of Dragon.
2. Guardian Monk
He resides in Desert City, is very strong, and holds a huge vajra. There is a magic wheel on his back.
A new show has arrived ! With some exciting 2.2.2 PTR captures !!
The ORLY Show
This Saturday Aeria Games will be conducting a large stress test of the
Twelve Sky beta server. For this large event we would like to invite as
many players to participate as possible!
To be included, players are encouraged to do the following:
Create an account at Aeria Games http://www.aeriagames.com
Download the Twelve Sky beta client...
Karune posted new information from a recent Q&A session with the StarCraft II developers; you can join in on the discussion by heading over to the StarCraft II forums.
With the return of the Firebat (for testing) and improvements made to both the Ghosts and Medics, there are a lot of exciting changes being tested for the Terran faction! Also for...
Richard Garriott is a very creative person. Anyone who has been to his house in Austin, Texas will agree to that. Today he has announced that he's taking his creativity and aspirations a step further - he's planning to leave the planet entirely, even if only for a short time.
As the press release below states, Richard Garriott is organizing a...
It's never good to see a game developer leave a company - especially one as well-known to the game's community as Cylus is to Vanguard players.
For those unfamiliar with him, he was the game's item designer and has designed many of the items in the game thus far. Just 2 weeks ago, Cylus was part of the Getting to Know the Vanguard Team series, and...
What has the Curse community been up to lately? We'll begin spotlighting community activity around the Curse website - as well as around MMO's - in this new series called Community Watch. Whether it's a forum thread, a blog post, or anything else, we'll be there to recap it for you.
Mellie wonders what happened to the Curse BC guides.
More 2.3 changes are flowing in, both from the US and EU realms. I've compiled a patch notes version of the changes that you can view if you don't want to look over the forum thread recaps. Keep checking back, it'll be updated continuously until 2.3 hits the PTR!
2.3 should hit PTRs the first week of October.
ETA on when zul'aman will hit ptr for...
Ultima Online turned ten years old this week. It's amazing to think about the fact that even in its old age, the game is still going strong - continually provide updates with new content for players to enjoy.
The graphical overhaul by Kingdom Reborn certainly helped to breath new life into the game; not only did it introduce a 3D environment for...
Patch Notes - 26 September 2007
Fixed a bug that caused the Equip Point costs of some abilities to be lower than intended.
Important: Because of the equip point cost changes many character incarnations became invalid. To avoid players entering matches with invalid incarnations we have removed these abilities from incarnation...
There’s new content to be discovered in Bounty Bay Online. Today, an update has been implemented, adding even more flair and fun to the MMOG set in a naval 15th century world.
New resource tickets give the players a chance to gain access to resource areas and expand the storyline. In Genoa , mysterious events cast their shadows and scientific...
The community team is very active today, giving out tidbits of information on class changes coming in patch 2.3. This news update is huge and will be continually updated today as more info as found!
9/27 UPDATE 1: Hunter ammo pouch/quiver info added; patch note version updated.
Head here for the patch notes version:...
With World of Warcraft's patch 2.2.0 now released, we're getting into the festive spirit here at Curse; we've designed a special event portal devoted entirely to the patch and have teamed up with major sponsors like Dell and AMD to bring you some of the hottest gaming hardware through two great contests.
Your one-stop destination for everything...
As always, there are plenty of things that never made it into the official patch notes. This go around, Viral from Stormrage, along with the WoW community, has put together a list (source):
New music added to Honor Hold as well as the inns of Ironforge, Stormwind, and Ratchet
Cho Threadstrong has new sayings he shouts at the fruit vendor...
As I'm sure you've noticed, the Curse website has had some issues today due to increased traffic. We experienced close to ten times our normal traffic due to today's World of Warcraft patch, which was unfortunately more than expected, so we had to take the site down for maintenance this evening to work on balancing today's increased load.
We've pushed a new version of our Curse Client live this morning, updating the version to 0.12.0. This version includes several brand-new features that everyone is sure to love, as well as bug fixes to outstanding issues reported by the Curse community.
AddOn Management is even easier than before with our new Package Manager; the "Install with...
Patch 2.2.0 is now live! You can check out the finalized patch notes in their entirety below.
Voice Chat - The new Voice Chat feature is now available in game. Players will need to go into the options menu under Sound & Voice to activate it. Volume sliders are available for the microphone, speakers, and game-audio fade (which...
Confirmation at last from a Blue poster! Assuming that they are not willingly misinforming the community, ofcourse.
Nethaera was nice enough to reply to a thread with the following comment:
"I asked my magic Imp Ball and it said "Concentrate and Ask Again".
So I closed my eyes and concentrated very very hard... (hard to do with...
Destructoid has a new article that's fairly interesting, with an image that fits it well, using a caption of "Well, crap."
According to the article, the Chinese MMORPG "King of the World" refuses to allow male players to play female avatars, going so far as to ban any who currently play female characters.
This isn't the best part, though; Aurora...
It's time for your weekly dose of Camelot news - direct from the Dark Age of Camelot website and the Camelot Herald.
Monday kicked off with the latest Scroll of Valor - a weekly series that gives the DAoC community a chance to congratulate fellow players for acheivements within the game.
Tuesday was a rather slow day, but there was a Hot Fix...
Aeria Games to Launch the Closed Beta for Dream of Mirrors Online (DOMO) in North America
“California, U.S.A. (September 21, 2007) – Aeria Games announced today the addition of DOMO (Dream of Mirror Online) to its extensive offerings of FREE-TO-PLAY massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs). Aeria Games plans to announce the date for the Closed...
Well then, the 2.2 PTR shut down today, so there's a chance it will be coming out Tuesday. On the other hand, there are still threads for the "Blues" to respond to, so here's a quick recap of that and a bit more.
Bornakk on gloomy zones and a request to not include them in WotLK.
In general we don't want anybody to walk into a...
The latest SoE Podcast is now available on the podcasts page at http://station.sony.com;
episode 23 is a "Best of" edition where the podcast team looks back at some of the best moments thus far.
Best of the Official SOE Podcast
Hear 4 Great Parody commercials, interviews from all 3 server hamsters and some great interviews of...
Batch 14 of the StarCraft II Q&A is up on the official StarCraft II forums over at http://www.battle.net
In the upcoming weeks, I'm putting together a special Q&A specifically for our map editors, to help get you guys excited in creating UMS maps for our community!
Chat with Devs: The StarCraft II team is trying out what it would...
Yep, that's right! There's already another patch ready for testing; luckily this one shouldn't be on the PTR for 2 months since it's simple holiday content.
Hortus posted about it on the PTR forums.
We will be putting up the 2.2.2 PTR realms later this afternoon.
The 2.2.2 Patch will contain new holiday content for October, first...
If you're curious what the various pre-order dyes are gonna look like on certain classes, then your wait is over... almost!
Flagship Studios has released an image each of the past two days that shows off the special pre-order dye kits available from each of the retailers. Certain dye kits are only available from specific retailers, so be sure to...
There's a new Kingdom Reborn patch available for you UO fans; you can read the patch notes for it below. Don't forget - the Kingdom Reborn UI allows XML modification, so be sure to upload your interface mods to Curse and share them with the world!
KR Client vers. 126.96.36.199
Fixed bug that caused the mouse cursor to disappear