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  • 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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    News
    Fri, Jan 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • 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
  • 1Up has a pretty good preview of RF Online up today.

    There's a bit of something-for-everyone from a design that blends fantasy and magic with sci-fi action. The story goes that three factions are locked in battle for this planet. The Holy Alliance Cora takes the classic high fantasy route. Its lithe elfin warriors look the part, capped off with their Final Fantasy styled summoning ability. Mech fans will probably like the Bellatio Union. Their more human-like appearance and reliance on technology includes their carrying a mech with them that they can pull out and mount to fight from. And finally, there's the Accretia Empire that counters the other two organic lifeforms with cyborgs. Their heavy frames allow them to mount a tremendous weapon known as the launcher.

    Read it in it's entirety here

    A little piece inside of me still wishes that they had published Dragon Empires

    More RF Online News and Info

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Dec 29, 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
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