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  • Build a Guild Page...

    On the official site for the Saga of Ryzom, there were a few changes this week. The first is that they have added a new guild section to the site.

    We've just opened a new section on the website, for the guilds. You can add here your own page presenting your guild, with pictures, links etc.

    Also, they have added more servers to help with the download of the game for those who are taking advantage of the free trial offer!

    Since the release of the Ruins of Silan and the new Free Trial offer, the client installer is being downloaded several thousand times every day, filling up the bandwidth we dedicated for the client download. We have thus added extra mirror servers and upgraded the total bandwidth from 200 Mbps to 600 Mbps - you should now be able to download the game at full speed again. :-)

    Head over to the Saga of Ryzom site to find out more!

    News
    Sat, Jun 24, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Features Page Updates, New Calendar Pages and Audio Interviews...Oh My!

    Friday was a busy day on the official site for Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online. The Features page has been updated with new descriptions of The Lord of the Rings Online:Shadows of Angmar. The Calendars have been updated with wallpaers for July - September 2006. Last but certainly not least, Codemasters is releasing a 15-clip series of audio interviews featuring LOTRO's Executive Producer, Jeffrey Steefel.

    Head over to the Lord of the Rings Online site to see all of these updates for yourself!

    News
    Sat, Jun 24, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Do MMORPG's Cause People to Buy Less at Retail?

    Grimwell Online has an interesting editorial posted looking at the effect of MMORPGs on the gaming industry as a whole. It cites some intriguing figures as well as pointing out some pretty clear trends.

    According to information at MMOGChart, there are over 12 million MMORPG players in the world. To put that number in perspective, games that sell a million or more copies are few and far between these days -- so 12 million players is more than a few peanuts. MMORPG's tend to retain players longer than a traditional game as people will often play a single MMORPG obsessively for months, or years in some cases! If you are the company benefitting from the monthly subscription for the game, this is a very big draw -- to the point that many MMORPG's have built in time sinks to ensure that players have reason to play for months on end.

    What if you aren't the MMOG company, though? What impact is there on the bottom line of other companies in the gaming industry? Do MMORPG's benefit the industry by bringing in more actively involved gamers? Or do they bleed money away from other companies in the industry as MMORPG players spend their money on subscriptions and skip out on trying other games that hit the shelf because they already have something to go home to?

    Could MMORPG's be bad for the industry?

    Read the full editorial at Grimwell Online.

    News
    Sat, Jun 24, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Official Site Lists Community Resources

    Auto Assault has updated their official website to include a Resources page with all sorts of wonderful community links. Kudos to the Auto Assault Ten Ton Hammer team and community for a great showing on this page. Keep up the great!

    News
    Thu, Jun 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Where Do Things Stand After Four Months?

    Gamespy has taken some time ot look into this question in regards to Dungeons and Dragons Online. What is new, what has changed? Read on to find out...

    It's been four months since the game's launch, and while it doesn't seem like a good deal has changed, it is clear that Turbine is mobilizing towards some really big changes. In this first installment of our new State of the Game column, we look at where Dungeons & Dragons Online stands today as compared to its release, and where it's headed.

    Find out more at GameSpy.

    News
    Thu, Jun 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Monsters In The Closet, The Gardens of Paris and Lonliness...Today's Blogs have Everything!

    Toda's list of blog updates is full of great things from our writers. Updates from the team in Paris, updates from those we haven't heard from since the chaos of E3 and an interesting view of...the closet and what lies within. Curious? Afraid? Don't Stop now, get reading!

  • Coyote (6.22.06)
    Coyote speaks the unspeakable...clowns, monsters and missing sheets all make this update. Head over to find out what can make Coyote revert back to childhood fears!
  • Ganked! (6.22.06)
    Ethec has updated his blog with two posts from France. With links to pictures and wonderfully detailed descriptions, it's almost like we are there with him...ok well, maybe not almost, but it's as close as most of us will get!
  • Loading... (6.22.06)
    Boomjack brings us our daily dose of entertainment along with a few important notices. Get your Vin Diesel Fact, List of new Ten Ton Hammer content and more!
  • Messiah's Digital Haven (6.22.06)
    Also updating from France, Messiah gives us a peek in at his continuing adventures. Will we ever be able to get him to come home? Find out why this might be difficult in today's update.
  • WTF? (6.22.06)
    After a month of silence, Phil "Ralphedelominius" Comeau has updated his blog with not one...but two posts! Read more to find out what has him breaking out the infamous "Double Bah"!
  • RadarX (6.22.06)
    RadarX updates as well after a long silence since E3. He takes a look at solo play in MMOs. Good? Bad? Just Ugly? Read on to find out.
News
Thu, Jun 22, 2006
LadySirse
  • Cross server battlegrounds, when death-coiling the locals just isn't enough any more.
    Blizzard has thrown up their look ahead to Patch 1.12 for World of Warcraft. Also in the works are a rogue revamp, hopefully changing the many typos of rouge to rogue automatically and World PvP.

    " For the first time in the history of World of Warcraft, you will be able to face off against players from other realms in the Battlegrounds. Coming in patch 1.12 are cross-realm PvP Battlegrounds, linking Alterac Valley, Warsong Gulch, and Arathi Basin so that players from several realms will be combined into one huge matchmaking pool. Replenish your mana, sharpen your blades, and get ready for some brand-new challengers! "

     
    You can read the World of Warcraft patch notes for 1.12 at the official site.

    News
    Thu, Jun 22, 2006
    Boomjack
  • MASSIVE Magazine Unveils Website

    New publication to launch online counterpart dedicated to massively multiplayer online games

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.—June 20, 2006—MASSIVE Magazine today announced the launch of its website www.massive-magazine.com. The site will be dedicated exclusively to massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) and will feature up-to-the-minute news and information.

    Massive-Magazine.com will also include:

    * Free Media of MMOs
    * Direct links to download and purchase the latest MMOs on the market
    * Community forums for gamers dedicated to game discussion, strategies, and more
    * Direct links to pre-subscribe to MASSIVE Magazine

    “We feel this is a great way to launch our new publication,” said Jayson Dubin, Vice President and Publisher of MASSIVE Magazine and Computer Games Magazine. “Among the website’s many features, it will provide a direct forum for MMO gamers to talk about the games they love. The “Guild Talk” feature in the community forum will let players organize and dominate their favorite games by strategizing with other players.”

    In addition to news and information about MMOs, the site will also provide direct links to pre-subscribe to MASSIVE Magazine, the premiere publication dedicated solely to MMOs, gamers, and culture. MASSIVE Magazine, set to launch in September 2006 will be published by the theglobe.com and the editorial staff of Computer Games Magazine.

    “We believe MASSIVE Magazine will be extremely successful given the growth in the MMO category, and we felt this site will be a great way to support the launch of the new magazine,” said Dubin.

    MASSIVE Magazine will include in-depth features on the culture of MMOs, focusing on players, guilds, communities, and their adventures both inside and outside the games. The editorial staff of Computer Games Magazine will produce the content keeping the same style and credibility expected among its fiercely loyal readership. MASSIVE Magazine will be written with a lighthearted and breezy editorial tone that will resonate with anyone interested in MMOs and their place in the world of gaming. The new publication along with the exclusive DVD will be available at all major retailers, including Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. For more information about MASSIVE Magazine, please visit http://www.massive-magazine.com .

    News
    Wed, Jun 21, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Hints For July's Expansion

    On the DDO site, they have posted a new Development update with lots of goodies that are being worked on for the upcoming expansion, Twilight Forge Module.

    Check out the latest updates to the "Weekly Development Activities." The goal for this feature is to give solid expectations on what you can expect to see in future updates.

    In QA
    These items are in QA and should be a part of the Twilight Forge Module. Please note: this list is still a work in progress and should not be viewed as final.

    UI Improvements

    * NEW – We are adding Guild Names! The will be visible under player names.
    * NEW – Party Member names will be distinguished from other player names by color.
    * NEW – The colors for names of party members, other players, npcs, and monsters will be able to be changed.
    * NEW – Displayed damage values for sneak attacks and critical hits will appear in a distinctive fashion.

    Now that we have your attention, head over to read the rest of the extensive list. Don't forget to visit DDO Ten Ton Hammer for all your DDO needs.

    News
    Wed, Jun 21, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Missions, Features and More

    Auto Assault released their first update patch yesterday. The list of additions is quite a read...

    Additions

    * Respec feature added. Terminals in towns will allow players to purchase respec of attribute points, skill points and R&D points. Limit once every 48 hours and there is a cost. Players receive one free respec due to significant changes. Terminals can be found in: Tocado, Crossroads, Citadel, Upside, Apollo, Duenna.
    * Loot linking now works within the same zone. Thus if you are in /say /general and /trade you can click on the item links and if the item is available it will appear. If the character is not in the same zone, the item will not popup, also there is a limit of 10 item windows at a time. There are future plans to make this work in the other channels across zones.
    * Mission share. You can now see other convoy member's missions and the convoy leader can set the active mission for the convoy.

    This is just a sample. Check out the full list and head over to Auto Assault Ten Ton Hammer to tell us what you think!

    News
    Wed, Jun 21, 2006
    LadySirse
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