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  • I'm still laughing. I have tears I do. Developer Diary: Allan "Orion" Maki - Friends Don't Let Friends Tank Balrogs The name should speak volumes of the humor in this piece. However, that's not what started me laughing. It's the picture of Will with his cow bell smack at the top. You gotta love a man who appreciates the need for more cow bell.

    So you want to know something about The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™. Excellent! If only I could deliver all of the juicy information which you seek! How wondrous would the outpouring of gratitude be, and how greater still the rancor that followed, as shortcomings and disagreements were debated until the coming of the Last Battle!

    (Translation: before I was a developer, I was an MMO fan first, then an Online Community Rep. Be nice to Patience!)

    If I could do that I would, but I cannot. NobOrBob and his Balrog, Snuggles, keep our darkest secrets, er, secret. What I can do, however, is give you a glimpse of LOTRO from a great height, as if borne by a Great Eagle.

    Go read this.

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    Fri, Mar 03, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There are three new pieces of concept art on the official site! If you love Conan then you'll have to hie yourself over there to check it out. Funcom is really doing a beautiful job of it right now.

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    Fri, Mar 03, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Another big announcement from Codemasters comes today with the news that they will be publishing Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online througout Europe. They have secured the rights to not only publish but also handle online operations. (Meaning support)

    Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc., commented: “Through the last year we have established a close working relationship with Codemasters and have been impressed with its commitment and expertise in the online gaming space. We are delighted to partner further with the company to deliver The Lord of the Rings Online experience throughout Europe.”

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    Fri, Mar 03, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Have you been reading the novels up to this point? Me? Mmm Not so much. However, if you'd rather read about it than play it, the next novel is now available.

    The new Warcraft novel Cycle of Hatred is now available! Cycle of Hatred's story takes place three years after the events of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. The Burning Legion has been defeated, and the eastern regions of Kalimdor are now shared by two nations: the orcs of Durotar, led by their noble Warchief, Thrall; and the humans of Theramore, led by one of the most powerful mages alive - Lady Jaina Proudmoore. But the tentative peace between orcs and humans is starting to crumble. Random attacks against Durotar's holdings suggest that the humans have renewed their aggression towards the orcs. Now Jaina and Thrall must avert disaster before old hatreds are rekindled - and Kalimdor is plunged into another devastating war...

    Check the first chapter out here.

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    Thu, Mar 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Hmm.. Shrinkwrap.

    The World of Warcraft Atlas Gift Pack from BradyGames is now available for purchase in the Blizzard Online Store. The Atlas is a comprehensive hardcover resource that includes maps of all regions and major cities as well as detailed plans of places such as Everlook and Ghostwalker Post, revealing critical locations and characters. Shrink-wrapped within this Gift Pack come eight exclusive full-color bookmarks, one for each race in World of Warcraft: Human, Night Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Orc, Troll, Undead, and Tauren. Each bookmark includes a character image on the front and has the race description and coat of arms on the back. Read more about it here.

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    Wed, Mar 01, 2006
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  • If Orgrimmar is the Horde capital, is Las Vegas the who... nevermind.

    We begin a new series of quick takes on World of Warcraft's most popular and most travelled cities and regions today with a veritable tour guide for Orgrimmar at WoW TenTonhammer. A little bit of the city's history, how each of the Horde races can get to Orgrimmar from their starting areas, an easy-to-read map (no little numbers), and a quest listing for the city, sorted by level. It's all here!

    A much easier way to find your way around town is to talk with the guards, the Orgrimmar Grunts. They'll mark many popular locations right on your minimap and full map, and point you the way. However, note the reagent vendor and orcish mount (wolf) vendor. These are two sought-after locations that you can't ascertain from a guard. (Troll mounts can be found at Sen'jin Village in southern Durotar.)

    Don't look like a noob in general chat - check WoW - TenTonHammer's Orgrimmar city guide!

    Wed, Mar 01, 2006
    Ethec
  • There's a new class on the official site. Lore-master hits the stage in a blaze of glory!

    Lore-master
    Races: Man, Elf

    'This only would he say, that Imladris was of old the name among the Elves of a far northern dale, where Elrond the Halfelven dwelt, greatest of lore-masters.'

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"

    A keeper of ancient lore and otherwise lost knowledge, the Lore-master uses his knowledge of the lesser and greater powers of the world around him to stave off the advances of the shadow for a time, and to treat the wounds and suffering of his companions. In dire need he can use this knowledge to hurt his foes; but this task being extremely difficult, a wise Lore-master would rarely attempt it.

    The Lore-master will be the class of choice for the player that enjoys using the power of ancient lore to aid their allies and hinder their foes. Steeped in the histories of Middle-earth Lore-masters are able to aid their fellows in recovering from maladies caused by the forces of the Dark Lord. They can also use their knowledge to daze, harm, or hinder their enemies, as well as give of themselves to strengthen another. Some Lore-masters are even said to be able to communicate with animals and request their aid. A Lore-master's combat style is anchored in the power of knowledge and using it intelligently to defeat evil.

    Eeeevilllll!

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    Tue, Feb 28, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Johan Tenga has a new entry up at his Age of Conan blog

    So what do I mean when I say 'polished'? Seeing something without real graphics or with placeholders scattered around and seeing it complete with the correct graphics in the right environment is totally different. We spend quite some time working on versions with placeholders or things that aren't quite finished yet, so seeing something finished and 'polished' even if its just a small feature in the scope of the entire game is always nice!

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    Tue, Feb 28, 2006
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  • Take out your rubber chicken and clown shoes?

    Caption Contest! - 2/27/06
    The archivists here at the RPSA have been going through many of the submissions from the past, cackling and whooping as they came up with oddball quotes describing the situations our past winners found themselves in. As nutty as our archivists are, we think you can do better! From Friday, February 27 to March 15, players can submit clever captions for any of the past RPSA winners pictured below -- we'll pick the best one for each picture! The winners of this contest will each receive a prize package consisting of a Sony PSP handheld gaming system and a SanDisk's Memory Stick PRO Duo™. Take out your rubber chickens and clown shoes -- it's time to make us laugh!

    You can go here to find out more. I'd do it for the PSP. I need something to occupy my downtime while I can't get onto my server!

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    Tue, Feb 28, 2006
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  • Gaming on the dark side of the server...

    Messiah talks about his experience with World of Warcraft as played on his nifty new Apple iMac courtesy of an Intel dual-core processor and Blizzard's decision to release WoW in Universal Binary.

    Graphics-intensive gaming? On an Apple? Wha?

    Everyone knows Macs are not for gaming. Macs are for tree huggers,
    hippies, academia, free spirits, and graphic artists. No serious computer
    person would ever use a Mac, never mind play a video game on one, would
    they? To many using a Mac for games is almost as bad a scenario as Luke
    Skywalker turning to the Dark side of the force! It just isn't right!

    Now that the basic premise is laid, let me go back and paint the full
    picture. Let's take a look at Apple, my very limited experience with
    them, and how why anyone would actually want to game on one.

    Apparently Apple isn't just for your iPod anymore. Check out Messiah's article on the happy marriage between iMac and WoW at WoW - TenTonHammer.

    Tue, Feb 28, 2006
    Ethec
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