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  • Beta Journal Wednesday: December 27, 2006

    The final update today on the official site for Lord of the Rings Online is this week's beta player journal.

    For today's Beta Journal, we asked our Beta Program participants to talk about the experience of playing the Burglar Class.

    You know the drill...get clicking to read the rest.

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    Wed, Dec 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • LOTRO Cloak Design Contest Winners

    The second update to the Lord of the Rings Online official site today is the announcement of the Design a Cloak Contest!

    At last, the judges have emerged from deliberations with their winning picks for the LOTRO Cloak Design Contest! Congratulations to Alynwen Claevyan of the LOTRO Codemasters community, and Jox_LOA from the Turbine forums! Check out the winning designs below, both of which will appear as actual in-game cloaks in LOTRO!

    Get clicking to see the winning desgns!

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    Wed, Dec 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Quarterly Calendar Wallpapers are Here!

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online is full of updates today. The first is to announce that the new wallpapers are now available!

    It’s that time again, and we’ve added 3 new desktop calendar wallpapers to the Wallpaper Gallery for the New Year! The images for the Rivendell Fire Hall Point of Interest have also been updated with the latest versions from Beta. Enjoy!

    Get clicking to check them out!

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    Wed, Dec 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Focused PvP Beta Testing

    There is a note on the official site for World of Warcraft putting a call out to the beta testers.

    We would like to ask players to help in some focused PvP testing on both the Hellfire and Blades Edge beta realms over the next few days.

    Players who choose to participate will need play between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM server time on December 27th, 28th and 29th.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the details.

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    Wed, Dec 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Presenting Two New User Created Ships!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has been updated with a news item that announces two new player created ships.

    With the help of our User Content Steering Committee Flying Lab Software Technical Artist Joram Hughes has introduced two new user-created ships to the Captain's Ship Guide!

    You can view screenshots and historical information for Michael O'Dwyer's Capricieux and Eilelwen's Strasland by visiting the User Ships section of the Captain's Ship Guide!

    Once there, click on any of the ships at the top of the page for more detailed information.

    Want to learn more about our User Content program? Then you will want to visit the Pirates of the Burning Sea User Content Shipwright Forum!

    Many thanks to Michael O'Dwyer and Eilelwen for all their hard work!

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    Wed, Dec 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Treasures of Aht Urhgan site has been updated!

    The official site for Final Fantasy XI has been updated with a note pointing out that the Treasures of Aht Urhgan site was been updated.

    Click here to find information on the new multi-player battle system known as "Salvage," as well as the latest news on chocobo raising!

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    Wed, Dec 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Grab Bag

    The Camelot Herald has this week's Grab Bag posted.

    Q: The new pet changes with taunts/Detaunts, and new abilities it realy fleshes them out a lot. I see one issue though. What happens to people who specced for the Str/Con buff as a Cabalist, now that Amber similacrums get their own?

    A: From the Boss Rob: “He's right. After some feedback and testing from Pendragon we're changing it back to just a Con buff, but giving it an increased percentage so it scales along with the pet as the pet increases in level.”

    Get clicking to read more!

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    Wed, Dec 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Sound Bites

    MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh takes a look at what sound means to the MMO experience in an editorial today.

    Turn off the sound in a movie and what have you got? A bunch of moving heads and not much else. Turn off the sound in an MMOG and you don’t know that an Orc has come up behind you and is beating on your head like a drum, or that a pesky trooper has dropped down under you and is trying to take your BFR out with a popgun – that seems to be the challenge in Planetside currently – soloing a BFR.

    As our senses go, sight seems to be primary. We smell something nasty… we hear the tiger’s roar. But we don’t start running until we actually see the danger. Perhaps it is the nature of most MMORPGs but sound often seemed to be added on as an afterthought. The annoying repetitiveness of Rivervale’s music was enough for many EQ players to turn sound off, but I sure kept it on in zones where there were giants! My character couldn’t track so I listened for their footsteps.

    Get clicking to read more.

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    Tue, Dec 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Just in Time for The Holidays

    Just in time for the holidays, the latest newsletter for fans of Age of Conan has been sent out. This issue holds great goodies like video diaries, screenshots, Xbox news and more!

    Another year is drawing to an end and the holidays are soon upon us. However you wish to celebrate this time of year, we at Funcom want to take this opportunity to wish you the best of holidays for you and your family. Funcom is a company with employees from over twenty different countries, and the developers are now getting ready to walk, drive or fly home to spend the last days of the year with their loved ones before going back to continue their work on Age of Conan again in January. Next year is going to be a celebration in itself for everyone who follows the game, as we’ll be revealing even more details on not only the game, but also the development process. We thank you for your interest in the game so far, and we hope to have you with us as we step into 2007!

    From all of us to all of you, Happy holidays!

    Get clicking to check it out for yourself!

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    Tue, Dec 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A Look at Cryptic Studios Recruitment

    Ever dreamed of having a job in the gaming industry? Now may be your chance. MMORPG.com had a chance to sit down with the folks at Cryptic Studios to see what they are looking for in their employees.

    It is one of the mandates of the Staffing Department to look outside of the game industry for people with talent and skill that can add to our repertoire. You’ll note that only a few of our positions have absolute requirements- most of them have suggestions, and many of those suggestions don’t include industry experience!

    Don't miss out! Get clicking to read more.

    News
    Tue, Dec 26, 2006
    LadySirse
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