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  • 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
  • Go Turbine. Go Turbine.
    The Boston Globe has a story posted about Turbine and their push to get Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach completed for the holiday season this year. We're nearly confident that they wrote this:

    "Now comes phase two. Over the next two years, the company will introduce new games based on two of the most beloved fantasy franchises. In 2006, Turbine will release the first massive online game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's ''Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Turbine will publish the Tolkien game on its own, rather than pay a share of the profits to a major game publisher. The company is taking a more cautious approach with Dungeons & Dragons Online, teaming up with the French game publisher Atari Inc."

    You can read the entire Race to Build Stormreach article at The Boston Globe.
    Still hungering for more D&D Online information? DDO.TenTonHammer.com is a seven course meal.

    News
    Wed, Jun 08, 2005
    Boomjack
  • DDO with no GPS.
    Lost? The Dungeons and Dragons community managers at TenTonHammer.com have a solution. We like to call them maps. Maybe, possibly, they wrote this:

    "I updated the Maps link with all the maps created by Wizards of the coast and a few maps that have been enhanced with city and region names. These are all the maps I have been able to locate on the web. Take a look and get a feel for the world of Eberron. These maps should be useful for all the PnP players out there also. "

    You can check out all of the Dungeons and Dragons Online maps at DDO.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
  • If you have been living in a box and missed out on Guild Wars then you are in luck.
    Gameshark has written up a review of Guild Wars. We are almost sure that they wrote this:

    "The game is unique even if you ignore the fact that you don't need a
    credit card to play. There's a level 20 "cap" in place which at first seems rather odd; other games have caps that are much, much higher but as ArenaNet is quick to point out: the game really starts at level 20. That's when it gets particularly good. This is not a game about grinding for four hours to reach the next level. It's about telling a story in true RPG fashion combined with a fantastic PvP (player vs. player) model that demands teamwork, skill, and smarts."

    Read the entire Guild Wars review at GameShark.

    Reviews
    Mon, Jun 06, 2005
    Boomjack
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