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  • Tactics, Tactics and More Tactics. When a journal starts out like this, what do you think it's going to be about? Read Beta Journal #7 to find out!

    Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

    In the typical sandwich combat MMO, there’s little point in trying to dodge blows from a monster you’re fighting; it’s programmed to hit you regardless. While you can engage a DDO monster in that manner, real-time reactions will make you a much more efficient fighter (with a lot more hit points left over at the end of a fight). Don’t just stand in front of the enemy and trade blows. Keep those feet moving - to the flanks - adjust your position. Much like boxers and marital artists do, move around to keep your opponent off-balance. Nimble monsters present a challenge, they may move to face you as fast as you move away, so mix your movement by also jumping back and forth as you attack. I see too many barbarians and rangers (in light armor) trying to trade blows toe-to-toe. They may win, but are often more wounded than necessary and are soon dipping into their potion supply or crying for the nearest healer when the next encounter slams the party. And healers, just like fighters, are working on a strategic budget in any given dungeon crawl - there’s no automatic health or magic point regeneration here!

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    More DDO: Stormreach News and Info

    News
    Thu, Jan 05, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Codemasters has secured licensing for this title for Europe.

    Thursday, 5 January (10am UK time) – Codemasters Online Gaming today announces that it has secured a license agreement from CCR, Inc. of South Korea to extend the distribution of RF Online to mainland Europe.

    The title, already one of the most successful massively multiplayer online games in the Far East, will be published simultaneously in the U.S. and Europe in Q1 2006 for PC.

    More Info and News on RF Online

    News
    Thu, Jan 05, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • These babies are starting to pop up everywhere. With the release soon it's a cornucopia of impressions, previews and speculation. ActionTrip throws their Preview of DnD Online: Stormreach into the mix.

    Check Out Our Nifty DnD Online: Stormreach Site.

    Other DDO News and Info

    News
    Wed, Jan 04, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • 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

    Other Lord of the Rings Online Info and News

    News
    Fri, Dec 30, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • As Napoleon Dynamite would say... "Luckiieee!"
    MMORPGDot.com
    has a link to Yahoo Games.
    Doesn't sound very impressive but they are featuring a preview of Dungeons and
    Dragons Online: Stormreach!

    Yahoo Games' Chris Hudak takes a look at Turbine's forthcoming sure-to-be-a-blockbuster
    title, Dungeons and Dragons Online.

    The last thing Turbine (and their inspirational partners, Wizards of the Coast)
    wanted to do was to give the gaming world yet another generic, aimless, newbie-snubbing,
    player-griefing, stat-grinding MMORPG and stuff it into a vaguely D&D-ish
    skin. Lead designer Ken Troop likened the experience of MMORPG grief to having
    a gaggle of jerks barge into a tabletop D&D session, bellowing profanity
    and scattering the group's dice and figures.
    No, the goal was always to give PC gamers a game that truly emulates the
    imaginative, transporting experience of the classic pen-and-paper RPG, complete
    with personality-rich locales, carefully balanced party-based adventure/combat,
    and a meaningful story. Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, takes some
    promising, heroic strides down that noble, if nerdy, road.
    Based on the 3.5 Edition Dungeons & Dragons rules (and set in the Wizards
    of the Coast campaign fantasy realm of Eberron), Stormreach is rooted in party-based
    exploration, in the vein of Guild Wars. It also aims to streamline the sometimes
    alienating experience of the first-time D&Der.

    News
    Tue, Dec 27, 2005
    LadySirse
  • And your Mother said that playing all of these games would lead to nothing. Turbine is currently accepting applications for In-Game Support Supervisor and Senior Game Masters.

    Required Skills:
    • 1-2 years of experience in a Customer Service call center. Previous MMORPG GM experience is a bonus
    • Ability to quickly understand issues and provide fast, courteous solutions
    • Exceptional communication and typing skills
    • Work well as an individual contributor or as a team member
    • Must have flexible working hours to accommodate a 24x7 shift environment

    News
    Mon, Apr 15, 2013
    Awenyddion
  • Can you ever get enough of Dungeons and Dragons Online? Nope, you can't so
    here's more O&A from OGaming:

    Wizards, warriors, fabulous treasures and fearsome beasts… stop us
    if you've heard the setup before. Barely a week goes by without another similarly
    themed fantasy MMO launching – only come the end of February, we'd bet
    dollars to daggers only one will remain a true force in Internet gaming.
    That's when Turbine's Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach – the
    first massively multiplayer title officially endorsed by franchise owners
    Wizards of the Coast and sporting 3rd Edition rules – hits the streets.
    Featuring real-time combat in a fantastic setting, complete with an emphasis
    on fast-paced dungeon hacks as opposed to lengthy level grinds, the outing
    promises to reinvent the entire category.
    Justin Quimby: One of the big things to consider is that we wanted to do
    it right. Dungeons & Dragons is something that a lot of the folks here
    in the office have been playing for a long, long time. We wanted to be sure
    that we could do it properly, and bring that passion into the online space.
    Another thing that's important to note about Turbine is that we worked on
    Asheron's Call and Asheron's Call 2, and thereby wound up creating some great
    technology that allowed us to make D&D Online a reality.

    News
    Fri, Dec 23, 2005
    LadySirse
  • Friday 23rd December (2pm PST) – Codemasters Online Gaming is today pleased to announce that their first MMORPG, RF Online, is available to pre-order from www.gamestop.com and www.ebgames.com.

    Online Pre-Order customers will receive a code that gives them guaranteed access to the RF Online closed BETA test, this will be supported in store throughout January with a retail Pre-Order pack containing closed BETA access, an exclusive RF Online soundtrack CD along with faction specific postcards and sticker sheet.

    Be sure to pre-order now as this is the only way to guarantee closed BETA access and slots are strictly limited

    RF Online is set for release in Spring 2006 across the US and UK with the closed BETA being announced shortly on the official RF Online website www.rf-onlinegame.com

    All Your RF Online News Here!

    Merry Festivus Everyone!

    News
    Fri, Dec 23, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Lord of the Rings Online Devs updated the official class page today with a more detailed description of the Guardian Class

    Guardian
    Races: Man, Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit

    'Go after those two young hobbits, and guard them. . . .'
    -The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,
    "The Breaking of the Fellowship"

    A doughty fighter and protector of the weak, a skilled Guardian can face even the toughest foes and survive. The Guardian is one of the few classes willing and able to try to draw more blows onto themselves, so they can retaliate with devastating maneuvers in response.

    The Guardian will be the class of choice for players that enjoy drawing the attention of their foes in combat and taking advantage of their missteps. Masters of the defensive arts, Guardians use taxing attacks and irksome taunts to draw and hold opponents' attention, relying on their shield and weapon to turn aside incoming attacks with blocks and parries. A Guardian's combat style depends on creating openings during an opponent's attack to provide the opportunity for their own counterattack.

    Finally! A class for all of the masochists out there! Not only will you draw that extra bit of pain and suffering to yourself but you'll look like a hero while you're doing it!

    The Best Lord of the Rings Online Site Available to the Viewing Public!

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    News
    Fri, Dec 23, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Voice Chat- so you can hear all the garbage everybody else is dying to tell
    you.
    Worthplaying has
    let everyone know that Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach will feature
    Voice Chat. This makes DnD the first MMORPG to have integrated voice chat.

    Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach will be the first massively multiplayer
    online role-playing game to offer integrated voice chat. Unlike previous MMORPGs,
    voice chat in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach will not require players
    to use their own system resources and bandwidth to host a chat server or run
    third party chat programs while they play the game.
    We've all been there. You're in an epic battle, spells flying left and right,
    swords clashing, and monsters roaring. In the chaos of battle you suddenly
    realize your hit points are low and start to type, "I need a heal!"
    Just as you are about to hit enter... you die. Argh! If only we could all
    type at 100 words-per-minute! Well, now you don't have to.
    Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach voice chat is fully integrated
    and customizable right in the game client. Voice chat only works between those
    in the same party so players won't be bothered by hearing too many conversations
    at once.
    With voice chat, a rogue can quickly alert his party when he sees a trap
    before that foolhardy Dwarf charges into it, and Clerics can concentrate on
    the battle without fear of missing heal requests in the chat window. Integrating
    an easy to use voice chat system allows players to react swiftly and discuss
    strategies when dealing with Eberron's many trials, in much the same way as
    when sitting at the gaming table playing the pen-and-paper game.

    I can see how this would help take away typing as long as there isn't a bunch
    of adults bashing kids like there always is.

    News
    Wed, Dec 21, 2005
    LadySirse
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