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  • Funcom's Johan Tenga has a 1up blog for their upcoming game Age of Conan. See what he has to say this week about the game and other life events

    Long time no see. Well I've been very busy lately so it has been hard to sit down and focus my thoughts on the blog. First there was E3 which went very well and we are all very proud of the great awards that the game recieved from the press and media, its always good to know that people are looking forward to playing the game!

    You can read the entire entry here.

    More Age of Conan news.

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    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The 9th TCoS newsletter has been sent out! Among the regular items the newsletter contains lore about The War of Shadow’s Hammer and information about the upcoming dev chat!

    Because of the large number of subscribers, it might take a while before all copies have been sent out. As always comments are welcome in the forum thread linked below.

    If you haven't received the newsletter, you can sign up right here.

    More Chronicles of Spellborn News.

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    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The entire site is in German, but it's been bandied about that GamesDynamite has an exclusive Tabula Rasa gameplay video.

    Enjoy!

    More Tabula Rasa news.

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    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Simutronics introduces Lorstra, a deity outside the trinity of Nature, Magic and Gear, whose agenda is reconciliation

    Rakshaal are not native to the world of Elanthia. Rather, they come from Eisa, the Plane of Darkness. Before the Sundering, they arrived only as summoned servants of the Arcanum. Accountings describe them as handsome, with solid-colored eyes and leathery skin. However, those that visit now come on their own, and are twisted into monsters in transit. Among the three most familiar types, both the Vaklash and Gorrog possess supernatural powers, and enough intelligence to act as war-animals or independently, while the clever Ilorax are natural leaders that love battle, preferring to lead from the front, not the back.

    You can read the rest here.

    More Hero's Journey News.

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    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There was a fairly large Guild Wars update yesterday. Here are the changes that you can expect.

    Home > Support > Game Updates
    Guild Wars Game Update Notes

    Update - Thursday June 1

    * Decreased the Health penalty on attribute-boosting major runes from 50 to 35. Existing runes are unaffected.
    * Improved chat in alliance battles so that players can see party messages from all members of their team.
    * Updated the Zin Ku Corridor outpost so that it shows who currently has the Favor of the Gods.
    * Added a Xunlai Agent to Zos Shivros Channel.
    * Moved the Xunlai Agent in Jade Quarry [Luxon] to a more accessible location.
    * Removed the Thief from the Imperial Isle guild battle.
    * Updated the inventory of the weaponsmith in Maatu Keep.
    * Updated art on the following creatures: Naga Wizard, Naga Raincaller, Naga Spellblade, Naga Witch, Naga Bone Collector, and Naga Sibyl.
    * Fixed bugs and made improvements to the following quests: Stolen Eggs, Protect the Halcyon, Outcasts in the Quarry, Luxon Supply Lines, Song and Stone, Lambs to the Slaughter, Defend Denravi, Noble Intentions, and Hammer and Anvil.
    * Fixed bugs in the following missions and explorable areas: Silent Surf and Riverside Province.
    * Fixed a bug that occasionally caused quest markers and arrows to update incorrectly.
    * Fixed some incorrect cinematic voiceovers.
    * Fixed a bug that allowed players to drop items inadvertently while cinematics were playing.
    * Fixed a bug that caused some players to disconnect with error 019.
    * Added weapons to the Shiro and Jade Armor miniatures.

    There are more. You can get them all here.

    In the meantime, go check out our Guild Wars Community.

    News
    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • A look into the seedy, slimey underworld of WoW hackers...

    ITWorldCanada did a nice bit of investigative journalism on the hack attacks made against World of Warcraft players in May.

    Win32.WOW entered gamers’ accounts via e-mail or seemingly innocuous peer-to-peer downloads.

    "The key logger virus sits silently in gamers' computers recording key strokes. In this way it acquires users’ login information," said David Frazer, director of technology services at F-Secure Corp., a Helsinki, Finland-based security software vendor.

    Is your WoW account vulnerable? Check out "The Games Hackers Play" at ITWorldCanada to find out!

    News
    Thu, Jun 01, 2006
    Ethec
  • Honestly, you couldn't follow Elves up with anything other than Hobbits.

    There are few recorded deeds of Hobbits until late in the Third Age of Middle-earth, which is just the way Hobbits would prefer it. They are simple, quiet folks, preferring to dwell in hillside holes in and around the area known as The Shire in western Eriador. Called "Halflings" by some due to their size relative to Men, these small folk enjoy the peaceful endeavours of farming, eating, and gift giving, rather than concerning themselves with the dangerous affairs of the rest of Middle-earth (save the legends of Hobbit bowmen in the wars of Fornost). In these dark days, however, it is the unassuming Hobbits, with their often surprising adeptness of both word and action, that will have the greatest impact in the war between the Free Peoples and the lengthening Shadow from the North.

    From the most modest of beginnings, Hobbits are capable of the grandest of deeds. Their nimbleness and quick-thinking are well documented of course, but Hobbits are not to be underestimated. Hobbits, although small in size relative to the other races, are sturdy of body, determined in their actions, and good with bow or knife (when they have to be). Their small frame belies a toughness and spirit of a capable adventurer in the lands of Middle-earth.

    Classes available to the Race of Hobbits: Guardian, Minstrel, Hunter, Burglar

    Is it just me or is it good to see the true race being represented?

    News
    Thu, Jun 01, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Right out of the gates, it's time for a patch and a little downtime.

    PIONEERS of Ganareth will be back in the world of Dark and Light on May 30th, 2006 - First patch to be released on Thursday, June 1st.

    The world of Dark and Light is now available to Pioneers of Ganareth on May 30th, 2006. The first hours in Dark and Light were full of experiences and discoveries, as the first players were able to begin the exploration of the long-awaited unique world...

    The Pioneer inheritance will be available starting June 1st, 2006. In order to implement this, the Dark and Light server will be disabled for two hours, starting at 1pm UTC. The Dark and Light client will be patched in order to fix several quest bugs. The server will be back online at 3pm UTC.

    The server will be shut down again on June 2nd, starting 8am UTC, for hardware maintenance. It will be back online at 10am UTC.

    The Dark and Light team

    So yes, have fun with that.

    News
    Thu, Jun 01, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • A new developer journal on MMORPG.com explains the rogue class in the Chronicles of Spellborn.

    Every class in TCoS has 3 basic attributes -, primary, secondary and auxiliary. The character’s primary attribute is defined by the class’s archetype, while the secondary attribute is determined by the actual class. The third auxiliary attribute has a small impact on the player's statistics but no impact on class-specific statistics and skills.

    The primary archetype attribute for rogues is 'focus'. The focus attribute impacts many of the class’s basic statistics like an increased attack speed and allows the rogue to use basic focus-related skills.

    Every rogue is granted the use of basic focus-related rogue skills when they reach the appropriate level, regardless of their class. Some examples of the rogue archetype skills include:

    Read the rest right here.

    More Chronicles of Spellborn News.

    News
    Thu, Jun 01, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • What happens when Awen goes to the movies? She starts thinking about games. Is this an unatural obsession or just something that people won't admit to in their everday lives?

    I digress. After watching this movie, which was only awesome after I saw the 30 seconds after credit rolls, I started thinking about the movie, TV show and other licensed MMOs that are in the works. The first that comes to mind of course is Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment’s Stargate Worlds. At first I was a bit skeptical. How could I not be? It’s one of my all time favorite TV experiences. However, with time and after reading the numerous interviews we’ve had with the team, I’m starting to get excited. Yes, they are going to be able to transport me into this world that I adore.

    You can read this verbal fwapping right here.
    Comments are welcome, but spammers will be publicly humiliated. (No we don't need more Viagra)

    News
    Wed, May 31, 2006
    Awenyddion
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