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  • The Official Site has a new devlog up. This time it's joramh's Revamping the Ship Guide.

    One of my primary responsibilities at FLS is coordinating the introduction of these historical vessels into our game world. This can be a lengthy process when you consider that ships not only require the structure, but placement of the crew, the cannons, the sails, and ensuring damage is displayed accurately. Prior to coming to the Flying Lab team I had a life as a web developer, so naturally the revamped ship guide was a good fit for me to spearhead.

    Go take a look at the rest of it. It's pretty interesting.

    More News and Info on Pirates of the Burning Sea.

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    Wed, Feb 15, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Misha is back with a report on the ups and downs of the Pirates of the Burning Sea Beta Test.

    The beta testers know that most of the available missions have changed since the build they have, the navigation zone has changed dramatically, and some of the UI has changed. That leaves them not a huge number of things to test except various PvP lineups. Which they did...

    "It was a very good fight, If Mojo had just stayed in range 4 seconds longer on that initial encounter I would have sunk him and I believe I could have taken the other two. It was the constant bombardment of 3 ships rolling in and out that kept me completely on defense. That and I forgot to buy [repair consumables].

    You can read the entire log here on the official website.

    More News and Info on Pirates of the Burning Sea

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    Tue, Feb 14, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There's a Piratey New Captain's Ship Guide! at the official site.

    You've waited so very patiently for our overhaul of the Captain's Ship Guide, as a reward for your patience, we are pleased to introduce... The New Captain's Ship Guide!

    While there may still be a couple of bugs to iron out and information to collect on specific ships, we are very interested in hearing your thoughts on the new design!

    More News and Info on Pirates of the Burning Sea

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    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • MMORPG Failures Examined

    In today's editorial at the TenTonHammer: Vanguard community site, Eliana takes a look at a current hot topic from the Official Vanguard Forums. The question posed on the thread is "Which MMO were you the most disappointed to see fail?". She looks to find the reasons why some games just cease to entertain us.

    A recent discussion thread on the Vanguard Forums asked which massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG) people were the most disappointed to see fail.

    "Which MMO were you the most disappointed to see fail?"

    The thread had me thinking wistfully about the golden age of EverQuest, when EQ, along with Asheron's Call and Ultima Online, introduced the fantasy worlds of the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for the first time. EverQuest, I'm sure, seemed unstoppable. I doubt that many of us who played beginning with beta testing or launch ever dreamed that, even though Norrath might live on, our avatars might not. I know that I didn't anticipate graduating from the Plane of Time to the Plane of Disappointment!

    Check out this nostalgic "MMO failures" article at our Vanguard: Saga of Heroes community site!

    News
    Thu, Feb 02, 2006
    Ethec
  • The latest issue of the Warhammer Online Newsletter should be in your in-boxes as we speak if you've signed up to receive it. If you haven't, go here and sign up. There's new lore, new developer blogs and you could win a chance to get into Beta!

    More News and Info on Warhammer Online

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    Tue, Jan 31, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Yar Radio, the official station for Pirates of the Burning Sea has a series going on now about custom content for the game.

    Pirates of the Burning Sea is a unique MMO, in that we allow and encourage players to have their very own custom flags, sail patterns and even ships, incorporated into the game world. Many of our fans have already begun work on their creations, and some have even seen their work through our unique peer review program and accepted into the game as a lasting and permanent game play resource. We’ve been pleased to see the response to our User Content program, but it is important to us that everyone has a chance to participate in this exciting opportunity.

    With that said, this is what I want. Give me a Rainbow Monkey swinging three semi lucid squirrels while doing the macarena. I shall stand at the bow of my ship, wind blooowing in my hair, proudly sporting my flag.

    More News and Info on Pirates of the Burning Sea

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    Mon, Jan 30, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • I used to be a bard! Sing with me: "From TTH Vanguard...A bard is still a bard, a pie is just a pie. Nerf herders need not apply, as time goes by..." Thank you! Thank you!

    In today's VTTH editorial, Merriandra takes us into the world of the Bard. Are you in tune with your inner Bard, or does the mere thought of playing one cause you to cover your ears in terror?

    Let’s play a word association game. Don’t worry, I’m not a psychiatrist, and I’m not planning to predict your personality type based on your response. I’m not a gnome, either, so you can be fairly sure that no weird inventions will result if you just humor me. Ready? Don’t think about your answer at all, just say the first thing that pops into your mind. If I say “bard”, you say…

    Measure your MMO musicality at the VTTH community site!

    News
    Fri, Jan 27, 2006
    Ethec
  • Signature Art Imitating Life

    Eliana, a writer for the Vanguard-TTH site, takes a look at the attachment gamers have to their characters and the worlds in which they play. She looks specifically at the popularity of making personalized signature art and what deeper meaning lies beneath them.

    There’s probably not a gamer out there who doesn’t remember the first time they felt the magic—the magic of the game world. From Final Fantasy to EverQuest, these worlds are bursting with color and enchantment. Our avatars, too, are captivating. They never age; they look just like we want them to look. They’re prettier, more virtuous, nobler, and can leap tall buildings in a single bound.

    View the newest feature at VTTH here!

    News
    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
    Ethec
  • The screenshots seem to be flying like a swarm of mosquitos these days. Pirates of the Burning Sea is no exception. There are three new shots up in the Official Site Gallery. Go take a look at your boats people. They're fairly well done.

    More News and Info on Pirates of the Burning Sea

    News
    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • We got the screenshot lovin last night. Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer has two exclusive screenshots of Sigil's new game, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Take a minute to check those bad boys out.

    While you're there, explore our Vanguard: Saga of Heroes site. It has tons of great information.

    More News and Info on Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

    News
    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
    Awenyddion
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