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  • Since I missed this on Friday and I'm really looking forward to this game and therefore I'm making sure you do too.. Here is the Gameplay Preview #2 Class Tree Explained

    So how do you develop your character in Age of Conan?

    The first thing you choose in your character development is your class. Here you can choose from Cimmerians, Aquilonians and Stygians. Cimmerian is Conans race. They are tall, grey-eyed, dark haired and fair skinned. They are typically tall, muscular and fierce. Aquilonians are the "Romans", if you like, and they represent the pinnacle of Hyborian culture. They are darker in skin, but they have a larger variation of skin and hair tones than the Cimmerians. Both the Cimmerians and the Aquilonians can choose from three different class types: Warrior, Priest or Thief archetypes.

    More news and info on Age of Conan

    News
    Mon, Mar 20, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The Journal of Kytel Greyman Overview is a good read if you've been keeping up with the lore of The Chronicles of Spellborn but have missed a few pieces.

    During the last two months IGN published the eight episodes from the Journal of Kytel Greymane. While exploring the world of The Chronicles of Spellborn, Kytel learns about the many gameplay features that TCoS offers. We have made an overview of all episodes for easy reference to check back on any information you might have missed.

    More news and info on The Chronicles of Spellborn.

    News
    Mon, Mar 20, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • MMORPG.com has a really great article this morning. It's actually a debate on guild favoritism. I've seen this myself and have laughed at the audacity.

    Look at World of Warcraft's high-end raids and end-game content (as it stands now). They've become almost guild exclusive, as it is very difficult for a solo player to find a spot in a group of people who will not basically ignore him or try to boss him around (we're many, you're one, be grateful we let you come and do what we say). I know people who've left guilds where they really liked the people just to join a l33t'ist full of people they can't stand. Why? So they can get into the raid content. Is that the best motivation for people to join guilds?

    Go take a look at the rest.

    News
    Mon, Mar 20, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Everyone hunting Bunny Wabbits?

    Nope, they're all on their way to San Jose. That's right lovies, today starts the beginning of game developers converging into one place to learn things that nobody has the right to know. It's called GDC and it's a journalistic paradise.

    This upcoming week, you'll see exclusive interviews, impressions and all around parody of good gaming journalism. Be sure to stay tuned.

    On a side note, it's good to be able to do news for you again today. The new Dell XPS 400 that I bought came with an extra goodie called a broken vid card fan. There were issues. I STILL don't know how to get my computer up on my local network and I have burn discs all over my desk. Someone forgot to label them. I er.. do it on purpose so that I can be rebellious against the system of organization. If you happen to know anything networking and have the time, shoot me an email I could use the help.

    Viva La Awen!

    Blogs
    Mon, Mar 20, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Asbestos boats afloat on a burning sea.
    Desi (Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to do!) let us know that Society of Gamers is taking questions for an interview with the developers of Pirates of the Burning Sea.

    "Ok you scurvy dogs, here's the deal. From now until Saturday night, March 25th, Society Of Gamers will be taking questions concerning Pirates of the Burning Sea In this post only.
    http://boards.societyofgamers.com/showthread.php?t=2182

    We will lock the thread when time is up and pick the good questions from what was submitted. We'll then send them to Flying Lab where a developer will give us a detailed response that we'll post as soon as we get it.

    The answers will only be as good as the question, so put those pointy thinking caps on. Also, the person who has their question answered will win a Pirates of the Burning Sea t-shirt!

    We will contact the winner via a forum Private Message on the SOG Forums and we'll need a mailing address from you.

    Those who violate the forum rules will have their questions thrown out."

    Fire your questions off to Society of Gamers and maybe you will win a T-shirt. No word yet if they are made of asbestos.
     

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Mar 20, 2006
    Boomjack
  • I'm a few days late on this one. It's hard to find the news area of their new website :) However.... The Gods and Heroes Official Forums has a short interview with Stieg Hedlund.

    Right now, what is your favorite part of Gods and Heroes?

    I really like the action combat. For example we've got a move called "the ladder" which involves jumping on the opponent's back and applying both a sleeper hold and a leg scissors until he passes out. It’s awesome both to see move from ancient pankration, a combination of boxing and wrestling, come to life in our game, as well as to see this type of intricate interaction in an MMO.

    More news and info on Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising.

    News
    Thu, Mar 16, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • We've got another special reward for everyone. With the release of the new patch, we've decided open the next beta session right now (10AM CST on March 16) for all testers and we'll be shutting it down early Wednesday morning (2AM CST on March 22). Enjoy!

    Check out our Auto Assault Community!

    News
    Thu, Mar 16, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Everyone loves our Auto Assault loading bar messages - and now you have a chance to add to the collection with our Auto Assault Loading Bar Message Contest. Have a good post-apocalyptic euphemism or quippy one-liner to use? Submit it!

    Contest Details Here!

    News
    Thu, Mar 16, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The Chronicles of Spellborn has jumped on the popular bandwagon of publishing a listing of developer postings in the forums.

    There's a great deal of great discussion going on at all times on our forums. In fact it can be difficult to pick out a thread to start posting in! To help you out we've selected a few interesting threads that might inspire you to put in your own comments!

    You can find the links Here.

    More news and info on The Chronicles of Spellborn.

    News
    Thu, Mar 16, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • GameCloud has a Pre-E3 Gods and Heroes article up for your viewing pleasure.

    The game itself is action oriented with just a little turn based gameplay in order to keep it from being a totally twitch based title. In watching the developers play the game itself it's clear that there will be some massive conflicts in Gods and Heroes. In one scene our group of characters encounters a city siege from the outside with Roman troops firing catapults and aiming their arrows against the enemy which includes huge giants that were seen throwing unlucky troopers around like rag dolls. Another mytholgical creature we saw in action was the three headed dog the Chimera who uses all three heads to make you and anyone else he doesn't like into mince meat.

    I've seen the news and the news is good. They also state that Perpetual will be handling all aspects of the game. SOE will simply PR, Market and Distribute the game.

    More news and info on Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising.

    News
    Thu, Mar 16, 2006
    Awenyddion
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