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
few questions and blue response for SC2's Batch 13 Q&A
except for the question/response about the system requirements, the rest are IMO are kinda useless
This batch we'll answering some more of the fan site questions that have been submitted to us. In addition, I was able to grab some time from Kaéo Milker (Producer) and Tony Hsu (Associate...
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.