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  • More Bind Points. The cheer heard 'round Norrath.
    Like most things that are added to EverQuest 2, getting them is a mix of luck and good management. We've taken out the luck and posted the guide to the "Ties That Bind" quest. Imagine choosing your bind point? The future is now!

    " The Tie That Binds.

    Reward : ( Ability ) Set Recall Point (Change your bind location) "

    You can read the entire "Tie That Binds" Walkthrough at EQ2.TenTonHammer.com
     

    News
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • MMORPG and Unhappy Marriage. Interesting Choice of Words.
    ActionTrip has posted an opinion / editorial discussing Skill and MMORPGs - An Unhappy Marriage. I know for sure that my wife didn't write this, and neither did yours:

    "What can be considered the primary reasons why people play MMORPGs? Some will say socialization, although, you could, more or less, achieve the same level of socialization by just trolling a specific forum community for a certain period of time. Then, there is the aspect of uber loot – trying to get that epic sword that very few other people have, and why?


    While there are never any general rules here, it often boils down to human vanity. Many play video games because they want to feel special, and rise above the rest of the crop. In many cases, games give you that false sense of accomplishment that people lack more of in real life. This leads to a rather contradictory situation in MMORPGs though – in really popular MMORPGs, it becomes very hard for the casual player to “stand out.” Although this is not impossible, being special and having the best gear almost certainly implies that you have to play the game to such an extent that it would be a crime to call yourself a casual gamer. Often, in MMORPGs, the most vocal and vibrant online personalities (for all we know, they could be quiet loners in real life) will garner most of the attention, and hence myths will be created around their supposed skills. There is, of course, the other side of this coin too, where certain people will be labeled skill-less, and often this general impression of them will be based around even more myths."

    You can read the Skills and MMORPGs - An Unhappy Marriage at ActionTrip .
     

    News
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • We've been duped! Or have we?
    GameSpy has posted a WoW Duping: Fact or Fiction article taking a look at the recent hub-bub in World of Warcraft. An item so nice we duped it twice and then yelled in OOC:

    "This week, a look at problems with the latest WoW patch and what Blizzard might do about it."

    You can read the entire WoW Duping: Fact or Fiction Article at GameSpy.
     

    News
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • GameSpot puts the screws to Scott Brown.
    GameSpot has posted an Auto Assault Interview with NetDevil president Scott Brown. Sleep deprivation, hunger and things we simply can't write about here resulted in the following:

    "NetDevil is set to broaden its beta test soon for Auto Assault, the online role-playing game where you get to participate in high-speed vehicular combat in a postapocalyptic world. In Auto Assault, you will create a character based on one of three races, take on missions, upgrade your vehicle and weapons, and blow up everything in the world while you're at it. And as you can probably tell, Auto Assault is certainly a change of pace from conventional online role-playing games, which rely on swords and sorcery. The broadening of a beta test is an important milestone for many online RPGs, as it signifies that most of the content is locked down and now needs to be tested on a larger scale. We caught up with NetDevil president Scott Brown for a progress report, and he gave us some interesting details on the game, thus far."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Interview at GameSpot.
     

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Chewbacca, I'm you're Fatharoaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrr.
    GameSpy has reviewed Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookies. GamePeepingTom did not review the game, nor did they admit looking into your window last night. They did release this little tidbit:

    "Recent days, though, saw the long awaited release of the two things that were going to "save" Star Wars: Galaxies, the infamous "Combat Upgrade," and the game's second expansion pack -- Rage of the Wookiees. The good news is that it seems to have worked. Rage of the Wookiees brings in lots of interesting content, plenty of quests, some decent rewards, and (at last!) something for combat characters to sink their teeth into that makes the game as rewarding as its always been for crafters and role-players. The down side, however, is that while it's a rewarding enough experience for Galaxies veterans, there's little in Rage of the Wookiees that would attract any new Galaxies players."

    You can read the entire Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookies Review at GameSpy.
     

    Reviews
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Is a new look on an old game enough?
    GamersInfo has posted a review of Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny. A drudge got caught in a Turbine causing the following annuouncement from those involved:

    "Much has changed from the old AC that many of us knew. While the basics of the game remain the same - gain experience, spend experience on skills while leveling - ToD gives us new content to experience. Gone is the Lego-like blocky world and surroundings and in are new graphics. Granted, the new improved graphics are still in their infancy compared to the cutting edge work of the latest MMO, and perhaps more work could be done, but those of use who play the "old" AC will have to get used to playing in the "new" AC. The first time I logged into the expansion I really had to wonder if I was indeed playing the same game! Again, while the graphic improvements that are being included in ToD don't measure up to some of today's MMOs, AC will still run on many lower end machines - something almost no MMO on the market today can boast. The likelihood of you needing to buy a new machine to play this game is slim."

    You can read the entire Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny Review at GamersInfo.
     

    Reviews
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • "One thousand bars' is called a good time where I come from.
    The Official Site has a some new Auto Assault Recon posted covering the bling bling of AA, currency. A mutated gob of green slime cough and then wrote this in some crazy language:

    "Clink is the lowest common denomination of this system, and is generally composed of any old world coin denomination or other common but valuable objects. It is also called coins, change, or rounders. Scrip is the next tier and usually takes the form of old world paper money. One thousand clink make up one scrip. The bar is the next tier of money, where it represents one kilo of pure refined metal. One thousand scrip equals one bar. The highest tier of money is the globe, a small glowing ball that is rare and found in severely Contaminated areas. They are also known as glows, sparks, or marbles. One thousand bars equal one globe."

    You can read the entire Auto Assault Recon Article at The Official Site.
     

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Cars Careening Carefully Creating Cannon-sized Craters.
    Voodoo Extreme has four Auto Assault screenshots posted. Voodoo Conservative does not have any AA shots, but we once heard that they said this:

    " NCsoft sends along four new screenshots of Auto Assault "

    You can view the Auto Assault Screenshots at Voodoo Extreme.
     

    Images, Media
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • The perfect MMOG will be developed in China by dolphins. At least that is what I think.
    MMORPG.com has posted an OP/ED on what the author thinks would be the perfect MMORPG. Miyamoto was overheard saying, "1,000 game developers laid end to end would not reach a conclusion." He didn't say this though:

    "Right now it is the age of the “next generation” MMORPG - or so we are told. Of course, from now until eternity it will, in fact, be the age of the next generation of our beloved games. There will always be newer, better games just over the horizon, taunting us with promises of better graphics, newer features, and more immersion than ever before."

    You can read the entire My Ultimate MMORPG Opinion / Editorial at MMORPG.com.
     

    News
    Thu, Jul 21, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Be a Troubadour, not a Noobadour.
    The TenTonHammer.com EverQuest Community Site has updated the Troubadour class guide. While dancing and singing and merry making a bard looked happily into the camera and shouted:

    "The Troubador guide has been updated with info on how to become a troubador (on the Qeynos side) at level 20, as well as how best to spend your training choices at levels 10 and 20. Thanks to contributors Maris (of Everfrost server) and Tessaire for their input!"

    You can read the entire EverQuest 2 - Troubadour Class Guide at EQ2.TenTonHammer.com.
     

    News
    Wed, Jul 20, 2005
    Boomjack
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