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  • OGaming has an interview with Turbine's CEO Jeff Anderson

    OGaming: Why the decision to self-publish your own titles?

    Jeff Anderson : Before joining Turbine I was the executive in charge of production at Origin/Electronic Arts. At EA, I saw firsthand the strength of the publisher model with Ultima Online. There are terrific creative synergies and economies that come from developing and operating a self-published title. I wanted to bring that experience to Turbine.

    What he really wanted to say was "So we could say SCHNEH! to the big boys!

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    LotRO not your bag baby? Visit our Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach Site! It's chock full of goodies.

    News
    Fri, Jan 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Is it odd that I get the "Piano Man" song stuck in my head every time I think of bards or minstrels? Someone reserve a room at the looney bin! Turbine has posted new information on the Minstrel Class for Lord of the Rings Online.

    Minstrel
    Races: Man, Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit

    '. . . in the midst of their merriment and tears the clear voice of the minstrel rose like silver and gold, and all men were hushed.'

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen"

    With song and tale, a Minstrel brings hope to places thick with gloom. He can inspire those with desperate minds and heavy hearts to great deeds. In battle, he can turn the tide with songs that strengthen his allies and dirges which strike fear into the hearts of his enemies.

    The Minstrel will be the class of choice for players who want to aid their friends, inspiring them to keep going through the darkest of times. With a vast repertoire of tales both fair and foul, a Minstrel restores the morale of his fellows, as well as causing his enemies to despair. Though able to wield weapons, he prefers to let his words, rather than his sword, speak for him. A Minstrel's style of combat is based on maintaining hope no matter what the odds.

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    Fri, Jan 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • If you've been following along you'll have seen this little game steam ahead with some pretty impressive numbers.

    EVE Players greet the New Year

    At 20:44 this evening a new PCU milestone was reached when 22.020 EVE Players were logged in at the same time. CCP's hardware partners are working around the clock to deliver more power to the Tranquility cluster so that the regiment of one unsharded virtual world with no instancing can hold

    If you ask anyone what their favorite sci-fi / pvp type MMO is, Eve comes through as the final answer every time. It's worth checking out.

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    Our New Eve Online TTH Site. Go Take a look!

    News
    Tue, Jan 03, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Everything you wanted to know about what was being said on the boards all wrapped up in a pretty little bow. The List consists of forums URLs where Blizzard Staff has posted, answered questions or made general comments. Check it out!

    The best place to find World of Warcraft Info and Guides!

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    News
    Mon, Jan 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The devs at Chronicles of Spellborn were busy this weekend. First, we have a whole new batch of screenshots to drool over at MMORPG.com. Second, Coen Neessen, the Lead Game Designer for The Chronicles of Spellborn has written a comprehensive article on the Skill and Combat system.

    Tactical Choices
    What we are doing with the combat system in TCoS is to increase the effect of tactical choices made by the player during combat. Furthermore we think that too many games use a combat system that is too dependent on damage outcome using formulas and percentages that sort of take away player control, and can take away the joy of victory. For instance this can be especially true of a combatant who wins due to a lucky streak of critical hits, or by using a weapon which does random bonus damage.

    Happy reading Peeps!

    More Chronicles of Spellborn News and Info

    News
    Mon, Jan 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Wow, we can almost play Burning Crusade!
    MMORPG.com
    has an editorial by Garrett Fuller concerning the expansion to one of the biggest
    MMOs out there- World of Warcraft:

    No release date has been announced. There will be a level cap boost to 70.
    There is a Horde race. The Alliance race has yet to be seen. There will be
    new instance dungeons. There will be new raid dungeons. There will be a new
    zone with flying mounts and quests. All this sounds nice and good, well actually
    not all of it. In this editorial I want to try and bring up some questions
    about what The Burning Crusade will mean for five million players.
    That is right, five million! Congratulations Blizzard on the largest selling
    MMORPG to date! In doing more research on this game I am most surprised at
    the sheer amount of people who play. From executives and celebrities to my
    friend’s twelve year old son (who still beats me in duels), it seems
    like everyone plays this game. Is everyone happy with the content and game-play
    of Warcraft? Some yes, some no, we have all had a lot of things to say about
    the design of the game and its flaws. The biggest question players have is
    what will The Burning Crusade bring?
    Blizzard has given us a wonderful preview video. A look at the Blood Elf
    race and answered some questions about content like Medivh’s Tower and
    Karazhan. I for one am looking forward to the Caverns of Time and the Outlands.
    A large concern is how the boost in level will affect players who have reached
    their end-game at level 60. For example, will dungeons like Molten Core and
    Blackwing Lair become obsolete? Will all the time players spend farming those
    dungeons for epic items go to waste? With Blizzard using level based loot
    as rewards for questing, PvP, and factions, will these items even compare
    to the level seventy gear that we all expect to see? This is a very difficult
    question to ask and unfortunately Blizzard has not given any straight answers
    to their players. One post on their forums had said that they will certainly
    come up with something to balance the loot by the time the expansion is released.
    Many players remain concerned on how the level seventy content will impact
    all the time spent playing at level sixty.

    Find
    out what else he has to say.

    News
    Fri, Dec 30, 2005
    LadySirse
  • The Lord of the Rings Online Official site has updated another of their classes. This time they focus on Captains.

    Captain
    Races: Man

    'And this I also say: you are our captain and our banner. The Dark Lord has Nine. But we have One, mightier than they. . . .'
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, "The White Rider"

    Bearing her banner into battle, a Captain provides hope and leadership to her fellows, inspiring them to greater deeds. A skilled Captain can rally a party back from the brink of defeat, or seal a victory against many foes. While a Captain is a respected fighter on her own accord, she is primarily driven by her powerful sense of leadership to those fighting around her.

    The Captain will be the class of choice for players who enjoy supporting their fellows while participating in melee combat. With her unique ability to plant banners to increase the battle prowess of those near them, the Captain helps to define where a fight will happen. Her battle cries allow her to take advantage of certain events in combat to aid the morale or combat ability of her fellows. A Captain's style of combat focuses on inspiring those around her to glory.

    This class sounds familiar.. Hmm what could it be?

    Take advantage of all of the great information we have at TTH's Lord of the Rings Online Site

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    News
    Fri, Dec 30, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Coen Neessen, the Lead Game Designer for The Chronicles of Spellborn has whipped up a goodies article on the Skill and Combat system for the game. He explains what makes CoS's system so interesting and unique compared to the others

    During combat only one of the six tiers is active at any time. Combat always starts at the first tier. When a skill is executed the next tier becomes active and so on until a skill is used from the last (sixth) tier, in which case the first tier becomes active again. The time it takes before the next tier becomes activated (and thus when the next skill can be executed) depends on which skill was used and the current attack speed of the character. To execute a skill, the player selects it with the number (1 to 5) keys (this is similar to selecting a weapon in a first person shooter game) and then uses the skill with a press of their mouse button. Once used, the skill takes effect in the area where the player is aiming.

    Read the entire article here. It looks quite spiffy and yet confusing to me. Go take a look at it and decide for yourself!

    More News and Info on Chronicles of Spellborn

    News
    Tue, Dec 27, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Better get a canary.
    GamerGod's
    Jukaar has help for those of you wanting to be miners in World of Warcraft.

    Things you should know before choosing to become a Miner:
    If your primary profession is either Blacksmithing or Engineering, Mining
    is practically a prerequisite. Both professions require materials that can
    only be acquired through Mining. You could choose to not take up Mining as
    your second profession, but consequently you'll have to spend an inpractical
    amount of money on the materials you need to raise your Blacksmithing and
    Engineering.
    Mining is a great way to make money compared to some other professions. Unless
    you intend to take up Leatherworking, Mining is a good profession to consider.
    The only way to make large amounts of money through mining is by selling Arcane
    Crystals and Blood of the Mountain in the Auction House. Both items are extremely
    rare, however, and you shouldn't become a miner solely to farm them.

    There is quite a few handy tips divided into sections for easy reading. Enjoy!

    News
    Fri, Dec 23, 2005
    LadySirse
  • Spellbound by Spellborn?
    Shacknews has some
    brand spankin' new screenshots for you. Try to not drool on the screen please.

    New screenshots from The Chronicles of Spellborn are now available. The shots
    show more from the character creation screen, as well as several areas from
    this Unreal Engine powered MMORPG.

    News
    Fri, Dec 23, 2005
    LadySirse
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