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  • Battlegrounds is here.
    IGN has posted an impressions article covering World of Warcraft Battlegrounds. It goes something like this:

    "You'll be entering an instance and will have to wait in a queue, and today it was a fairly long one, averaging 30-45 minutes before you could actually get in on the action. On the bright side, you don't have to stand there in the tunnel like a doofus--you can travel anywhere in the world, even another instance, and basically do whatever it is you would do, were you not waiting to get into the Valley. A small icon will be placed on your compass in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, telling you how long you've been waiting and when Blizzard estimates you'll be inside. You can also pop up a menu here that will allow you to leave the queue or enter another."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Battlegrounds Impressions Article at IGN.

    Reviews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Battlegrounds arrives, and with it much venting in general chat.
    Blizzard has released Battlegrounds for World of Worldcraft along with a large patch. It's likely they wrote this:

    " Live Patch Notes Disclaimer: While we make every effort to include all upcoming changes in our patch notes, please be aware that occasionally some changes are unintentionally omitted.

    Patch 1.5 Changes
    ****Battlegrounds arrive!****

    • The Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley battlegrounds are now available. The Warsong Gulch entrances may be found in the northern Barrens near the Mor'Shan Rampart (Horde) and south of Silverwing Outpost in Ashenvale (Alliance). The Alterac Valley entrances may be found east of Sofera's Naze in Alterac (Horde), and in the Headlands of Alterac (Alliance). "

    The patch in its staggering entirety can be read by hitting the MORE link.

    News
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • The love-in continues.
    MMORPG.com has posted their review of Guild Wars. It's probable that they wrote this:

    "Led by a development team of industry veterans (many of whom hail from the hallowed halls of Blizzard) Guild Wars has had high expectations laid upon it by both its creators and many in the player community. Close scrutiny has been given the game throughout its long development and beta periods, with the Devs responding quickly and decisively to rectify game bugs and address player concerns."

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Review at MMORPG.com.

    Reviews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Another Guild Wars review spills onto the Interweb.
    Business Week Online has posted a review of Guild Wars. We're almost positive that they might have written this:

    "It's definitely not your typical online role-playing game. Best of all: You only have to pay for "Guild Wars" ($50, T-rated) once. There are no extra fees, unlike most similar games, which charge about $15 per month to keep playing."

    You can read the entire Guild Wars Review at Business Week Online.

    Reviews
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Does WoW in China have North American gold farmers?
    GamesIndustry.biz has posted a short article on the launch of World of Warcraft in China. We're positive that they might have written this:

    "The launch follows an extremely successful open beta period for WoW in China, which at some points saw 500,000 players using the servers simultaneously, and will be the fourth major territory for the game following launches in North America, Europe and South Korea."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft article at GamesIndustry.biz.

    News
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Poof, you're a human!
    Our EQ2 community managers spent the last few days at their virtual desks. The Illusionist guide has received an update. It probable that they wrote this:

    "Ever wondered if a spell is worth it to upgrade to adept 3 or master 1, even some of the apprentices or adept 1, well now you can find out. We also need your help, Help us fill out this table, You will get credit for it and help the Illusionist community. Check out the Spell Comparison Table and share your skills by Emailing Us your screenshots, please include the level your character was at when you took the screenshot as well as your Characters name and server so we can give you credit! Dont worry about doing cropping and brightness, we will take care of it all."

    You can read the entire EverQuest 2 Paladin Guide at EQ2.TenTonHammer.com.

    News
    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Tower shields and full face helms.
    Our community managers at the EverQuest 2 site have updated the Guardian Class Guide with spell/skill comparisons! We're going out on a limb and pretending that they wrote this:

    " Thanks to Alaric of Oggok, The Guardian's Shield now has a side-by-side combat ability comparison in Chapter 2: Abilities List. Now you can make an informed decision on which ability upgrades are worth your hard-earned gold, and which ones, well, are less so! "

    You can read the entire Guardian Class Guide at EQ2.TenTonHammer.com.

    News
    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Is a Dwarf a good choice for you? I guess it depends on how far you want to toss him.
    RPGVault has posted their weekly WoW tips. This week covers the Dwarven race and equipping your hunter. It's conceivable that they wrote this:

    "Should you decide to play a Dwarf, you'll be able to choose among five classes. My impression is that Hunter and Warrior are the most popular."

    You can read the entire WoW Tips article at RPGVault.

    News
    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Someone removed their finger from the dyke and another Guild Wars review spilled out.
    BonusStage has posted a review of Guild Wars. We are nearly certain that they wrote this:

    "When it comes to Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG), gamers either love them or hate them, there’s rarely a middle ground. Something fans and non-fans alike would agree on hating however is the “pay as you play” monthly fee MMOs charge to play. Who with a sane mind actually likes paying 10 to 15 bucks a month after laying down a fifty-spot just to buy the game in the first place? As someone who absolutely loves a great MMORPG, even I have grown sick and tired of the fees. That’s why when NCsoft announced Guild Wars, a quasi-MMORPG with completely free online play, I gave up any care I had for the rash of upcoming (and now released) high profile titles like World of Warcraft and EverQuest 2 and held out for its arrival. After a long wait and numerous squelched urges to give those “other” MMOs a try, Guild Wars has arrived at long last and I’m so thankful for its creation, and you most certainly should be too."

    You can read the entireGuild Wars review at BonusStage.com.

    Reviews
    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
    Boomjack
  • A Celestial Sigil to call your own.
    The folks at GuildWarsGuru are giving away a Celestial Sigil. It's within the realm of possibility that they wrote this:

    "In conjunction with the guild Idiot Savants, Guild Wars Guru is proud to host this contest of Guild Wars knowledge and acumen. By next week, the lucky winner will receive a Celestial Sigil donated by Idiot Savants."

    You can read all about the Celestial Sigil contest at GuildWarsGuru.

    Need more Guild Wars information? Your next stop should be the TenTonHammer.com Guild Wars Community.

    News
    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
    Boomjack
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