Thank you to the multitude of people who wrote to me in the last couple of days. Thanks to your leadsI was able to dig up some additional information regarding the purchase of online game sites by companies who sell secondary market items.
First was this gem, from the IGE site itself. There you have it. They are linked as stated on the IGE website. You'd better printscreen it or copy it someplace. It likely won't be there tomorrow.
"This experience should prove invaluable to IGE and Ogaming Network as we move forward in solidifying our position as the worldwide industry leader in facilitating virtual commerce in multiplayer games and in providing superior internet-based content to the players of MMOs."
The Guild Hall, an OGaming affiliate has this little ditty from their site lead posted in their forums,
"...rest assured that although TGH is technically part of the OGaming network, we are, and will remain an independent site, meaning that our site design, staff, and day-to-day operation will remain under my control."
As yet, no sites have come forward to tell us they are "Gold Free", but I did find two that I frequent that have made that choice and posted them to the very short list below. If your site is gold free and covers MMOGs then please let us know. .
Gold Free MMOG Sites
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Darren "The General" Lee delivers his first TenTonHammer article with EVE Mining - The Tactics of the Trade. No canaries were harmed in the writing of his article. In other news, we have rangers that cripple, multi-classes and game phobias.
All this and more is yours...read on!
Here's what's new on the network!
- Guild Wars: Hot Feets - Crippling Shot Ranger
"Here’s a ranger that does a little bit of everything. Poison, crippling, interrupts, traps and energy management. The only thing you don’t do is heavy damage, but really, with such a big bag of tricks, damage is something you can leave to your team mates."
- DDO: The Art of Multi-Classing
"Darkgolem's extensive background playing the pen-and-paper (PnP) version of Dungeons & Dragons gives him an edge when it comes to demystifying the fine art of multi-classing in Dungeons & Dragons Online. His article takes a look at all the important things to consider when creating a multi-class build."
- Vanguard: What Goes Up, Must Come Down
"In our weekly series Tuesday's Takes, Raya adds her Take on adventuring in MMOs. Find out what real life phobia effected her game play and how she had to overcome it! Don't forget to give us your Take by following the link at the end of the article to our forums!"
- EVE: Mining - The Tactics of the Trade
"EVE Online has long been favored by truly casual players (for its offline training system friendly to those with little time to level) and truly hardcore gamers alike (hardcore gamers enjoy the game's intense PvP action). But if you play EVE and need some in-game money-- who doesn't?-- you need to mine some asteroids! Ten Ton Hammer's own "General" Lee usually takes a background role, whipping up the vast array of fine graphics you see on our network. But Darren comes to the forefront to share some of his EVE mining secrets!"
- DDO: Sorcerer Class Guide
"Today we offer up our guide to the sorcerer class, Stormreach’s innately gifted arcane spellcasters. In this guide you’ll learn a bit about what makes sorcerers tick, including which abilities, skills and feats best suit his talents."
- LotRO: Noob Journal, Part 2
"Our newb-in-the-field, Gypsy, is preparing to play LotRO by learning her way around MMOGs via World of Warcraft. This week she learns a bit about aggressive monsters and how NOT to PvP. How will our intrepid adventurer fare? Find out in part one of her ongoing Noob Journal series."
- Irth To TenTonHammer, Part 2
"I feel a little bit like a Ginsu knife commercial spokesman listing everything this interview has in store for you, so... hey, it's late and I'm gonna go with it! Not only does Thomas Gale, artist for Irth Online (the newest MMO to hit the market, a game known for its unique skill system and one-of-a-kind PvP setup) discuss the tools and knowledge it takes to become a quality game artist, he'll even tell you what makes Irth artistically unique among its peers.
But wait, there's more! Irth Online's developer, Magic Hat Software, was kind enough to send along five exclusive screenshots for your viewing pleasure.
But wait, there's more! The developers might just pull a special discount offer out of their Magic Hat (sorry) for readers of this article! Click the link now, our site is standing by!"
- Auto Assault: Interview With The Regular Joe
"This week we interview someone really special to the Auto Assault community. Someone you might not know either. That's right, we interview the casual Auto Assault player taggle. Noone popular, just someone who was graced with the ability to play the Auto Assault closed beta. Even though he doesn't have the best loot or even his own brand of mouses, he has realstic views and opinions on the game. So this month, let's look at the views and opinions of just a regular Joe of Auto Assault."
- Auto Assault: Roadstop Comedy Club - Part 2
"Last we left Devrek he had just gotten a new job at the Roadstop Comedy Club. They probably made a mistake by hiring him.
Nevertheless, this week we bring you another episode of the epic adventure of Devrek. This stand-up comic is trying to make his harsh living in the wastelands through the power of comedy and his hate of the penguin race. Join him this week as he discuses the fashion of duct tape hats and how penguins can read your mind."
Now on to the real world. You can't make this stuff up.
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