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7 new MMOG hand-crafted articles today! 53 so far in December!

We have a new comic posted today. It was my concept, based on one of the very few television shows that I watch. The artwork is compliments of Lumio!

While I'm discussing artwork. If you haven't checked out the Trinity revamp to EVE Online then take a minute to peruse Jeff's EVE Online: Trinity - First Impressions. I sat down with the good folks at CCP when I was at Leipzig this year and though I always thought that EVE was a beautiful game from an art perspective, this free expansion takes the graphics to a completely new altitude.

The release of Trinity had a rather large problem that thankfully affected only a small percentage of subscribers. In a nutshell, it made some older versions of Vista unbootable. CCP quickly fixed the problem and released the following statement.

"EVE Online: Trinity was released for download at 22:00 GMT on Tuesday, December 5. Shortly after the deployment of the update, CCP became aware of an issue involving the Premium graphics content download whereby a small percentage of our users may have been affected and now need to make repairs to system files. We immediately set to work to identify the cause and resolve it. A new build is now available and is safe for all users to download and install. Users who are running Microsoft Windows versions other than Vista, with multiple hard drives (or multiple partitions on any hard drive) and began downloading the Premium graphics content before 04:00 GMT on Wednesday, December 6, should visit this link and follow the instructions given to correct any potential system issues."

Another title that is making waves, pun intended, is Bounty Bay Online. We hear a lot about Pirates of the Burning Sea and Pirates of the Caribbean, but this title flew under the radar until we got to check it out at Leipzig this year. The Bounty Bay Online client went free to download yesterday. Get your peg-leg and your parrot. You can download the client here. I'd love to hear what your impressions of BBO are.

Those few 9.3 million souls that are playing World of Warcraft now have access to free character moves again. Well, some of you do. Blizzard has announced the following:

"We will be offering free character moves from selected high population realms to other, lower populated realms to assist in population dispersal. The ability to move a character on the selected source realms will become available on Thursday, December 6 at 12:01 PM PDT, and are scheduled to run until Thursday, December 13 at 12:01 PM PDT.

In the event that a realm meets our transfer goals before the scheduled end date, the transfers to that realm will be disabled. We highly recommend that if you are planning to transfer that you do so at your earliest convenience.

Once the transfers open you can begin your transfer by visiting the Character Move page located here: https://www.worldofwarcraft.com/account/character-move.html

Source Group A
Burning Blade
Laughing Skull

Destination Realm A

Source Group B

Destination Realm B

Source Group C

Destination Realm C

I'll send you away to your weekend with this little bit of nonsense. Cody sent me a link to this video of Richard "General British" Garriott and Starr Long opening a beer can with a rocket. Well played General. Well played.

Comments, questions or naughty pictures? Hit the forum or hit my mailbox. --Boomjack

New MMOG Articles At Ten Ton Hammer Today

Hot Content - Or, what I took a fancy to.

  1. EVE Online: Trinity - First Impressions
  2. The Chronicles of Spellborn: Dev Journal - Mob Behaviour

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Dissecting and distilling the game industry since 1994. Lover of family time, youth hockey, eSports, and the game industry in general.