Archive

World of Warcraft + Star Wars Galaxies + Guild Wars + Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning + Lord of the Rings Online + City of Heroes + Ultima Online + The Secret World + Copernicus + Global Agenda + Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited + Star Wars: The Old Republic + Auto Assault + Wheel of Time Online + Tabula Rasa + Alganon + City of Villains + EverQuest + Anarchy Online

  • "We got spirit, yes we do... we got spirit, we'll gank you!"
    The "spirit" of World of Warcraft PvP is the topic of this Op/Ed piece. If you've ever wanted to know more about how player vs. player action works in the worlds most popular first-person MMO, and get a tour of PvP efforts in MMOs to date, take a looksee.

    " In conclusion, is the World of Warcraft PvP system perfect? No, there are plenty of loop holes to exploit. Is the game fun? Yes, like any other online game you get out what you put in. If you are disappointed in the Battlegrounds, try going to an area and starting trouble, create your own fights, or join a guild that randomly PvPs all the time. I hope we see more improvements from Blizzard in the future with respect to rankings and Battleground availability. "

    Player vs. Player Battlegrounds in World of Warcraft... click here to enter the action!

    News
    Fri, Oct 07, 2005
    Ethec
  • "Sales numbers and words do not a strong MMO make, mmmhmm."
    Star Wars Galaxies producer Julio Torres talks with Gamecloud about the current status of SWG and the coming expansion. Do a million units sold equal a large and strong playerbase, as Torres proports? Hmm, I still have a copy somewhere I think, and I'm large and relatively strong I suppose.

    " Gamecloud - First, what can you tell us about the current status of Star Wars Galaxies in terms of player population?



    Julio Torres - Well, you may have heard that Star Wars Galaxies recently passed the 1 million units-sold mark, which is a testament to our large and very strong player base. We are very proud of this milestone and feel that it really drives home the message that Star Wars Galaxies continues to grow, both in number of players and content."

    I can't fault Gamecloud for letting that one go and moving to the next question, it's hard to do decent investigative interviewing over email. If you get too harsh, the answers don't come back! Anyway, see the rest of the Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan interview with Julio Torres here!

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Oct 07, 2005
    Ethec
  • Dodge Horizons & Handgrenades!
    NetDevil brings us tres deskpaper pics showing the newest car concepts in Auto Assault, blueprint-style. CIA experts are monitoring the insidious efforts of Libya's tyrannical regime to adapt the Mutant MC-9 prints for use as an ice cream truck. Militant extremists love ice cream, apparently.

    " Every Wednesday in the month of October we'll giving you a sneak peak at three new vehicle chassis designs that are currently being built, modeled, and developed in Auto Assault. "

    Here's the Auto Assault deskpaper / screens / blueprints / whateva!
    Other links you might enjoy:

    Images, Media
    Thu, Oct 06, 2005
    Ethec
  • IGN Reviews WoW "RP-PvP" Ruleset Servers
    Consider it a "no tresspassing" sign for brats, morons, and their ilk.
    IGN takes a look at what makes a WoW roleplaying server a nice alternative to the gank-a-rific flame-fest that gave WoW PvP servers a skanky reputation. Arnold Schwarzenegger, after being terminated one too many times in Molten Core (and using his gubernatorial powers to have the perpetrators summarily executed), recently made the big switch. He quoted this excerpt from the article in a press conference:

    "When it comes down to it, "RP" is more of a special tag that keeps out the jokers, letting those who play well with others do their thing without much hassle. In general, it seems to be a more mature crowd full of people who genuinely enjoy the game and enjoy socializing within it. I've been playing the game since closed beta in April last year (with a few gaps, mind you), and I've experienced my share of hair-pulling aggravation that only a dedicated asstard can generate, so it's nice to come across what looks like a fresh change of pace."

    View the "review" on RP / PvP play in World of Warcraft at IGN.com.
    Other links you might enjoy:

    Reviews
    Thu, Oct 06, 2005
    Ethec
  • Questioning the bad guys.
    MMORPG has posted a City of Villains interview with Zeb Cook of Cryptic Studios. We couldn't find any super-villains to talk to, so we just made this up:

    " How will people who own both games be able to get missions in the new areas? For example, are there contacts in Paragon City that are only available to people with both games? " 

    You can read the entire City of Villains Interview at MMORPG.
    Related Links:

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Oct 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Unhand me you brute!
    NCSoft has posted a walkthrough of the "Brute" that will appear in their upcoming title, City of Villains. Andre The Giant, known for his brute force tactics did not have this to say:

    "Despite the potentially dangerous side effects, Karl spent weeks
    developing a specific formula to fulfill his totemic destiny.  Finally perfecting the formula, Karl retreated to his uncle’s mansion and injected the specially prepared wolf serum into his own arm.  Expecting an epiphany of joy at being reunited with the animal he believed he shared a blood pact with, Karl was horrified by the rage and anger that swept through him.  Every ounce of inner anger, insecurity, and self-hatred was funneled through the inhuman cravings that swept his trembling body.  Feeling himself filling with strength yet overwhelmed by intense pain and unnatural, violent urges, he collapsed onto the floor. " 

    You can read the entire Brute Walkthrough for City of Villains at the Official Site.
    Related Links:

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Oct 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • BlizzCON gets expanded.
    Blizzard has announced that BlizzCON attendees will be able to play a "sneak peek" portion of the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion. Michael Jackson agreed to discuss the announcement with us, but we didnt' want to talk to him, instead we'll pretend he said this:

    " The World of Warcraft development team has confirmed that BlizzCon attendees will be able to go hands-on with a playable sneak peek of the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion. For those who won't be able to attend BlizzCon, please note that gaming magazines hitting newsstands in different regions of the world around the time of the event will feature in-depth previews on the new content we have in store. " 

    You can read the BlizzCON - World of Warcraft Expansion Announcement at the Official Site.
    Related Links:

    Thu, Oct 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Mazdas with missile launchers.
    Fileshack has the latest Auto Assault Movie posted called, "Tricks and Trims". This two minute movie focuses on the vehicle customization. The NASCAR press relations team refused to speak to us, though we are confident that had they said anything at all, it would have been this:

    "
    Two minute long Auto Assault movie called "Tricks & Trims" shows off the game's vehicle customization options. " 

    You can download the Auto Assault Movie at FileShack.
    Related Links:

    Video, Media
    Thu, Oct 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Han Solo would say its just "simple tricks and hocus-pocus"
    Worthplaying has 17 new screenshots plus a nifty little writeup announcing the Star Wars Galaxies expansion "The Trials of Obi-Wan," set to hit stores at the same time as the DVD release of Episode III.

    "Aside from the infamous final battle location, Mustafar also has numerous other points of interest including an elaborate mining facility, ancient Jedi ruins, a droid factory, and an abandoned Old Republic research facility. Your quests will take you to many of these, but you may also reach them by simply exploring. "

    See the new Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi Wan pics at Worthplaying.
    Other links you might enjoy:

    Images, Media
    Wed, Oct 05, 2005
    Ethec
  • Exhibitionists Only.
    Blizzard has put some new BlizzCon tickets on sale, this time they are "Exhibit Only" and will run at $85 plus website surcharge. After hearing the rumour that Adam Sandler would be dressing up as Thrall and running around the show we phoned him, only to hear the following message on his answering machine:

    "
    Don't miss your chance to attend the inaugural BlizzCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, from October 28-29, 2005!

    You can check out the entire BlizzCon Ticket List at the Official Site.
    Related Links:

    Wed, Oct 05, 2005
    Boomjack
RSS feed

News from around the 'Net