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...
Earlier the development team posted 10 new images (9 screen shots and 1 concept) focusing around the landscape of Tollana.
Art Director Howard Lyon's latest concept art piece pictures a Tollana recreational area (featuring the Statue of Shar'mal). These new screenshots feature the city in both intact and damaged states, during the day and after...
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...