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  • MMORPG.com has an Interview with Nick Witcher of Redbedlam Studio, the developer of MMORPG Roma Victor. The interview is bundled with 8 exclusive screenshots of the game.

    MMORPG.com: Graphically, Roma Victor does not have the flash of some other games. What do you say to those who seem to like your game concepts, but are critical of your visuals?
    Nick Witcher: A critical response is understandable but I think a little unfair. We have only ever released candid live screenshots of real players and NPC's within the test. We don't release screenshots that are more concept art over a true in-game experience. The graphics settings are set low for testing reasons, but as the test progresses, we'll be turning those up, but not before we're ready. Tech issues first; eye candy second.

    Mmm... eye-candy... But I digress.

    Read More About Roma Victor

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Dec 07, 2005
    Awenyddion
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    MMOG Quote of the Day: Fighter - "Class that enjoys being hoisted by the rest of the group like a big, clumsy armor plated piñata for every available mob to take a whack at. See "Main Tank". Motto: “First in. First dead ”.
    Also, usually played by individuals who in real life are either inadequately endowed or height challenged. The "Little Red Sports Car" of World of Warcraft. " - Boomjack
    If you enjoyed that one, you will love the really good ones submitted by Neddie Seagoon, available in our Random MMOG Quote repository.
    TenTon Comics: Half woman, half bird, all Taco Bell could have been the title of the comic today. Curious? Check it out "Right Here". We also had a new comic go up yesterday taking an inquisitive look at trailer parks.
    Does the Dungeons and Dragons name on a game give you reason to purchase it? Is there any room left for innovation in MMOG design? Do Knights wear bloomers? What's behind door #2? These questions and many, many more are answered in the new articles posted to TenTonHammer.com today.
    Here's what's new on the network!

    Wednesday Vin Diesel Fact: Vin Diesel irons his clothes while he is wearing them.
    Now on to the real world. You can't make this stuff up.

    As always, thanks for visiting TenTonHammer.com,
    -- John "Boomjack" Hoskin

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    Wed, Dec 07, 2005
    Boomjack
  • When faced with the choice of reading War and Peace or the tasty new Chapter 4 in RF Online's continuing lore saga, Awen chose Chapter 4...

    To survive this horrific destruction, the rest of mankind had no choice but to segregate themselves from the outside world. Planets were put into a self-regulated quarantine. All landing platforms and communications were destroyed to prevent any outside intervention. For a lucky few, a number of planets in the Lablum Sector escaped infection. This was one of only a handful of sectors that escaped the damage the virus had brought to the galaxy. The Lablum sector played home to Doctor DoHyun and he deduced that the current virus was somehow related to the Arcane Virus. Working closely with the scholars and members of the Arcane Club, they dubbed the new strain the “Mutant Strain Arcane Virus”. With the latest information gathered from the other colonies before the galaxy wide cut-off, the researchers resumed their investigations into this MSAV.

    Today, Codemasters released the latest and greatest in their series of Lore for RF Online. Read More Here

    This way for more RF Online News

    News
    Tue, Dec 06, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • And this used to be such a quiet neighborhood...

    At 20:33 on Sunday evening (2005.12.04) EVE players broke their own Peak Concurrent Player (PCU) record with 18.148 playing at the same time.

    For more information on Eve Online clickety Right Here

    News
    Tue, Dec 06, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • GameCloud Has an interview with famed author Peter S. Beagle up about his new gig over at Tulga Games.

    Gamecloud - What exactly will you be doing with the Horizons team for the game?

    PSB: I’m still figuring the details of that out. But basically I’ll be working on new text and dialog, I’ll be creating new quests, planning all the details of that out, collaborating with the Tulga team on new short-term and long-term events. I’ll even get to add in at least one new race — of sentient monsters! That ought to be fun.

    I want to know where the unicorns were when I played! Can Beagle breathe some life into the floundering game? Read More to find out.

    Here is some more information and news on Horizons

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Dec 06, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Have a strong desire to wear short skirts and carry a big sword? Well you are in luck my friend!

    After several years of some tremendous efforts put in by a truly dedicated team and community, we've reached an historic milestone for RedBedlam and its first virtual world, Roma Victor." said Kerry Fraser-Robinson, Managing Director of RedBedlam. "Our open and community-centric approach to design and development has paid dividends and we now enjoy a loyal following that has helped shape an awesome game world. We're now really looking forward to growing and expanding so that new players can join our exceptional community and start exploring the diverse world of Roma Victor."

    RedBedlam Ltd is pleased to announce the release dates for its Roman Empire based MMORPG Roma Victor.

    News
    Tue, Dec 06, 2005
    Awenyddion
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    MMOG Quote of the Day: Soloing - Solo or Soloing - "Someone who pretends they don't mind that no one wants to group with them because they have the combat and social skills of a drunken blindfolded chimpanzee throwing poo at a dart board. Often "LFG". A player who enjoys the pleasure of solitary pursuits. - Neddie Seagoon
    If you enjoyed that one, read the rest in our Random MMOG Quote repository. You can vote until your fingers are bloody stumps, and better yet, you can fire us your own MMOG quotes for entry into the sytem.
    The new comic for today hasn't popped up in the rotation yet, but it will appear "Right Here" the moment it is live. I went for the lowest common denominator in the next two comics as that is what gets the laughs here at lowbrow TTH.
    Here's what's new on the network!

    Tuesday Vin Diesel Fact: Vin Diesel covers his Slip 'n' Slide with gravel.
    Now on to the real world. You can't make this stuff up.

    As always, thanks for visiting TenTonHammer.com,
    -- John "Boomjack" Hoskin

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    Tue, Dec 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Paying $15 a month not to play a game.
    TGDaily has chatted with a World of Warcraft bot programmer. You too, can pay not to play a game.

    " Mercury told us that the primary purpose of WoWglider is to allow busy people to "level up" their characters. When he first started playing WoW, Mercury felt left behind because his friends were already at level 60 and he had little time to catch up. "I also wanted to get to 60 to come along on the instance runs, but I had no time to grind it out between work and social life." Many areas of the game are only available to higher level characters, so Mercury wrote WoWglider to accelerate his game. "

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Dec 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Holiday cheer gets patched into World of Warcraft.
    Blizzard has their World of Warcraft servers down today to patch in some holiday hootinanny. Oh, and the big-time losers in the battlegrounds (or cheaters) no longer get any rewards.

    "Patch 1.8.4
    Battlegrounds

    • Battles must now last at least ten minutes after the start of the battle in order for the losing team to receive a Mark of Honor.

    World

    • New quests for the Feast of Winter Veil have been added! See your Smokywood Pastures customer service representative in Ironforge and Orgrimmar for more details!
    • The level of many of last year's Feast of Winter Veil quests have been adjusted so that reputation rewards are available in their full amount for players of all levels able to do them.
    • Fixed a bug with both versions of the quest "A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You!" that was sending mail out immediately rather than on the intended delay.
    • In a startling discovery, Mistletoe sold on last year's vendors is now named "Fake Mistletoe". A Smokywood Pastures spokesman was quoted as saying, "Sorry, no refunds."
    • Some of the Southsea Dock Workers that were working under the boat should now be much more accessible to players.
    • Andre Firebeard no longer has a chance of dropping a Wastewander Water Pouch.
    • All OOX Distress Beacons are now multi-drop; everyone in a group should be able to receive one if it drops.
    • Fixed a bug with Oglethorpe Obnoticus' gossip where he was being much more familiar with strangers than he should have been.

    General

    • Various preparations added to the client for Patch 1.9. "
    Tue, Dec 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Are you a Dofus or do you just play one in a game?
    RPGVault talked with Ankama Studios about the trials and tribulations of releasing Dofus.

    " Created by a small team using Flash technology, the game is bright and colorful, with cartoon-like art direction. It takes place in a world with locations ranging from the tropical Moon Island to the strange Darkness Forest, the arid Barrens of Sidimote and more. In these areas, travelers will encounter a wide variety of creatures to battle as they seek the lost eggs. Of course, there's treasure to be found too, as well as various materials that can be used to craft various items. With the international version having launched, we were interested to learn more about the project. The three co-founders of Ankama who filled us in are Artistic Director and Game Designer Anthony "Tot" Roux, Lead Programmer Camille "Kam" Chafer and Sales and Marketing Director Emmanuel "Manu" Darras, with Level Designer Mathieu "Lichen" Bourgain also adding some comments. "

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Dec 06, 2005
    Boomjack
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