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  • Heroes of the Storm technical alpha patch notes

    WoW Insider
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Heroes of the Storm's technical alpha has been down for extended maintenance today for its first significant patch since the alpha began. The patch notes have been released and include some much-needed balance changes. There have also been changes made to the questing system. This note stands out above the others: Quests can now only be completed in Versus mode. As someone who has spent a great deal of time playing the cooperative game mode, I appreciated that Heroes of the Storm treated that game mode as a valid choice. The MOBA genre is all about competitive PVP, so it's understandable that…
  • Succeed In Your Career with Certificate 4 in Bookkeeping

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    Tyler Watson
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Are you going to start a business but you don’t have any bookkeeping skills? If you never attended any bookkeeping course, cert 4 in bookkeeping will be a great and safe way before you spend money. After this course, you may choose to become a professional bookkeeper. The bookkeeping process is very important and necessary to any business. If any business has accurate and proper bookkeeping, it can be sustained and expanded because the bookkeeping play an important role in controlling the cash flow in company. In addition, it will help you know that your business is running in the right…
  • 5 Killer Priest Changes Coming in Warlords

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    Matticus
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Good gravy, so many new changes coming with the alpha notes! Instead of going through all of them, I’m just going to summarize my favourites. You can turn to BlizzPro later in the week for a more in-depth analysis. Atonement nerfs Don’t tell me you didn’t see this coming. For almost the entire expansion, Discipline Priests were considered top tier and a virtual must have in progression focused guilds. It wasn’t so much the temporarily healing buff from Evangelism, but the Archangel ratios which made us a force to be reckoned. Let’s deal damage with any of our…
  • The End of Side Quests?

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    Rohan
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    There was a surprising tidbit on MMO-Champion yesterday:The Jade Forest quests had a very clear story, but it also had a lot of side quests that could bog you down.In Warlords of Draenor, your map will show you where to go to continue the main storyline, along with the locations of bonus objectives.The bonus objectives no longer have any story text that go with them, just a list of objectives. Now when there is quest text, you will know that it is really worth reading.I am more surprised and dismayed by this than anything else I've seen about WoD.I know a lot of people skip quest text, but…
  • [GW2] That Feature Pack

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    Ravious
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    The household sounds were filled with sounds of enlightenment and confusion as Mrs. Ravious and I dug in to the Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack. Jeromai has the right of it. This feature pack shook things up. Hopefully all for the better, but time will have to tell on a lot of it. As Zubon warned us, most of our night was re-learning our characters. Our first stop was the wardrobe. We ran through our bank and gear to fill our sticker book of skins, and I gained back about two dozen inventory slots. It was confusing at first with how some skins were working. The equipment was easier to understand…
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  • Heroes of the Storm technical alpha patch notes

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Heroes of the Storm's technical alpha has been down for extended maintenance today for its first significant patch since the alpha began. The patch notes have been released and include some much-needed balance changes. There have also been changes made to the questing system. This note stands out above the others: Quests can now only be completed in Versus mode. As someone who has spent a great deal of time playing the cooperative game mode, I appreciated that Heroes of the Storm treated that game mode as a valid choice. The MOBA genre is all about competitive PVP, so it's understandable that…
  • WoW Moviewatch: The Warcosmos with Veal TheGrass Byson

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Movie time! Today, we have The Warcosmos with Veal TheGrass Byson, by Wowcrendor. Clearly based off of the recent relaunch of Cosmos, Crendor takes this opportunity to look at aspects of the World of Warcraft that we've all gotten used to over the years but which are somewhat baffling if you ever stop and think about them. I particulary liked the bit about fire, myself, because I've been wondering that myself for quite some time. Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an…
  • Warlords of Draenor Screenshot of the Day gallery

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Yes, it was a Cataclysm feature that continued in Mists of Pandaria's development process, and now it's back again for the ramp up to Warlords of Draenor -- the official Screenshot of the Day. We're actually up to five of them so far but the above scene from the steps of the Temple of Karabor is my favorite. Still, this picture from Frostfire Ridge (I presume) definitely interests me as well. Looking forward to combing over the pictures obsessively for the next few months. Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, Warlords of DraenorWarlords of Draenor Screenshot of the Day gallery…
  • Old models to remain available at low graphics

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Over on the EU forums is an ongoing discussion of a type that usually comes about every expansion cycle: the question of whether or not your computer will need upgrades in order to run the new content. The short answer from CM Taepsilum is that, if you're happy with your computer's current performance in WoW, you're probably fine for Warlords of Draenor. So there's the answer to that. However, fleetingly mentioned at the beginning of the post is the following interesting tidbit: Taepsilum Quote: Maideen Since we are being blessed with new character models (Which can be disabled? Yes, no?)…
  • The Unlearning game

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    World of Warcraft constantly changes. It changes in patches in small ways (buffs change, spell power changes making a formerly useless ability stronger, or a strong ability weaker) and it changes between expansions in much larger ways. If I still played a fury warrior today the way I would have played one back in Wrath I'd be using Whirlwind as part of my rotation. Between player action (players roll alts, switch mains and change roles) and the game's inexorable forward progress, there are always new things to learn, which require us to unlearn what we did before. Factor in returning players…
 
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  • Succeed In Your Career with Certificate 4 in Bookkeeping

    Tyler Watson
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Are you going to start a business but you don’t have any bookkeeping skills? If you never attended any bookkeeping course, cert 4 in bookkeeping will be a great and safe way before you spend money. After this course, you may choose to become a professional bookkeeper. The bookkeeping process is very important and necessary to any business. If any business has accurate and proper bookkeeping, it can be sustained and expanded because the bookkeeping play an important role in controlling the cash flow in company. In addition, it will help you know that your business is running in the right…
  • About the Best Ultra sound Technician Schools

    Tyler Watson
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:18 am
    Ultra sound is currently used all over the world, hence the high demand for associated technicians. Ultra Sound technicians are bestowed with the responsibility of using ultra sound technology to come up with detailed images of the internal structures of the human body. Ultra sound Technician Schools therefore, train individuals to understand how to use Ultra sound tools and provide data to physicians and patients. Objectives of Ultra sound Technician Schools Bestultrasoundtechnicianschools.co visits various such schools to find out all the necessary information for ultra sound technicians.
  • Are You in Need of Home Insurance?

    Tyler Watson
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    Are you in need of home insurance? Are you located in the Hershey, PA area? Well if you are, then you have some great options available to you. You can get some fantastic rates on home insurance in hershey pa. Not only will you be able to get a great rate, you can get an even better one with discounts based on what your home is equipped with, and the way you live your life. There is a ton of different ways to get discounts on your home insurance. Some of the ones that will offer you the biggest discounts are going to be if you bundle up your home insurance plan with your car insurance with…
  • Factors to look for short term rentals in New York City

    Tyler Watson
    27 Feb 2014 | 2:07 am
    Large number of people search for NYC holiday rentals for their trip, generally hence they can be able to save cash and live such as an original New Yorker. There are lot of people who have achieved great success with the short term rentals and most of the new Yorkers avail vacation rentals when they travel New York City. Unless you own the full structure, a rental for below one month is illegal. Short term rentals may be the best choice for you but not in the case of the landlord because they will like to have a long term rentals only. The reason for this is it is a constant income and costs…
  • Finding the Best Phlebotomy Training School in NY

    Tyler Watson
    6 Feb 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Many people have never realized the benefits of using phlebotomy certification in ny when getting their training. The following are some of the advantages that you will realize by using their services; First, you will always get the training that you need if you are thinking about getting the best training in the market. Why say this? Most of their lecturers often have the experience needed for the students to be among the best in the market. Ultimately, you will be in a position to make the best choice depending on the information that you know and want. This will definitely give you the…
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  • 5 Killer Priest Changes Coming in Warlords

    Matticus
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Good gravy, so many new changes coming with the alpha notes! Instead of going through all of them, I’m just going to summarize my favourites. You can turn to BlizzPro later in the week for a more in-depth analysis. Atonement nerfs Don’t tell me you didn’t see this coming. For almost the entire expansion, Discipline Priests were considered top tier and a virtual must have in progression focused guilds. It wasn’t so much the temporarily healing buff from Evangelism, but the Archangel ratios which made us a force to be reckoned. Let’s deal damage with any of our…
  • The Edge: April Fool’s, Mythic Rosters, and Shaking up Dungeons

    Matticus
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uwUv187Cdw Several weeks ago, I joined BlizzPro’s The Edge videocast team as a third co-host on their show. I still receive questions from readers asking about the Matticast. This was one way for me to return to the casting circuit. We’ll be talking about news (at least, only the pertinent ones). Along the way, we’ll offer what we can about classes, skills, and raids. Live on Air: Tuesday 7:00 PM CST (5:00 PM Pacific, 8:00 PM Eastern) Channel: BlizzPro Email: edge@blizzpro.com Twitter: @edge_blizzprotv In the last episode, we discussed…
  • How Guilds Make 800k Gold Selling Boss Kills

    Matticus
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    The news that cross-realms are allowing players to raid on other servers on both normal and heroic mode is a god-send! Players are no longer restricted to paying server transfer fees in order to raid. Cross-faction raiding isn’t going to be a thing anytime soon (and I doubt it ever will), but at least players can now raid across servers. This is a great way for a prospective player to “try” a new raiding guild before they commit to transferring. It’s great for guilds like mine to help fill out a raid in case we’re short players by using a service like Open Raid.
  • 6+3 Lessons on Guild Leadership: Don’t Make These Mistakes!

    Matticus
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Tick tock. That’s the sound of an expansion getting closer and closer to release. It hasn’t quite started yet, but players are starting to gradually trickle in and return to the game. Abandoned guilds are coming back online.  Some players are looking to try their  hand at starting their own guilds. Does that sound like something you and your friends want to do? Like the Pandaren say in game, slow down! Take some advice from a few of my friends and the mistakes they’ve made when they started out. Kurn (@kurnmogh) | Kurn’s Corner One of the first mistakes I made in the…
  • Cast Times on Instant Spells Highlights Warlords Healing Changes

    Matticus
    7 Mar 2014 | 8:50 am
    A new week means a new Dev Watercooler! Today, Blizzard looked at healing gameplay. Cataclysm was the last expansion where there was a true healing “reset”. Mists of Pandaria largely preserved that same model. Now we’re entering Warlords where the healing model is getting changed again. The Watercooler can be summarized in three points: Health and resilience Smart heals getting “dumber” Instant casts getting slower Raiding realities going into Warlords The Mythic size raid group is dropping from 25 to 20. Less players overall which means slightly less healers to bring in so I can…
 
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    Blessing of Kings

  • The End of Side Quests?

    Rohan
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    There was a surprising tidbit on MMO-Champion yesterday:The Jade Forest quests had a very clear story, but it also had a lot of side quests that could bog you down.In Warlords of Draenor, your map will show you where to go to continue the main storyline, along with the locations of bonus objectives.The bonus objectives no longer have any story text that go with them, just a list of objectives. Now when there is quest text, you will know that it is really worth reading.I am more surprised and dismayed by this than anything else I've seen about WoD.I know a lot of people skip quest text, but…
  • The Long Wait For Warlords of Draenor

    Rohan
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    It's pretty apparent to everyone that the current drought of content in WoW is going to be the longest since the game began.It's rather interesting in light of how the expansion began. The first few patches came really fast. Almost too fast, in my opinion. Blizzard could have easily added another month to each of 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3. That would have spread out the content better.But they didn't. At that point in time, Blizzard obviously believed that they would hit the deadline for the faster schedule. So I wonder what changed.My theory is that they had to scrap a lot of already designed work…
  • Azeroth Choppers

    Rohan
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I often find the MMO community to be rather snobbish and close-minded.Take Blizzard's latest advertising venture, Azeroth Choppers:It's an interesting effort to cross over into a market that may not have yet played WoW. At this point, the gaming community is probably saturated, with everyone at least having tried WoW.Plus the existing mechano-hog/chopper in game are very popular mounts, especially since they were the first ones to allow passengers with the sidecar.I think Blizzard should do more of this style of marketing. Some of it will work, some of it won't. But I think it shows some…
  • Holy Paladin Talents in Warlords

    Rohan
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Let's take a look at the upcoming level 100 Holy Paladin talents in Warlords of Draenor.The first thing to note is that Blizzard is effectively making different talents for each spec. The three Holy talents are completely different than the Retribution and Protection talents. Retribution and Protection do share two talents, but have a different third talent.Beacon of Faith - Mark a second target as a Beacon, mimicking the effects of Beacon of Light.Pretty straightforward, but also very easy to use and understand. Great in raids where you can simply beacon both tanks. In 5-mans, it's probably…
  • First Impressions of The Elder Scrolls Online

    Rohan
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I am not yet sure if The Elder Scrolls Online is a good game. But if you have any interest in MMOs from an observational or theoretical point of view, you really should give this game a spin.ESO does so many things differently from what has become the norm. It is worth seeing exactly how things change.For example, there is no minimap. I found this to be a surprisingly huge change. Apparently I primarily navigate by minimap, rather than looking at the world. The loss of the minimap seems to force you into the world a bit more, make you navigate by recognizing landmarks.It's also amusing that…
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  • [GW2] That Feature Pack

    Ravious
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    The household sounds were filled with sounds of enlightenment and confusion as Mrs. Ravious and I dug in to the Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack. Jeromai has the right of it. This feature pack shook things up. Hopefully all for the better, but time will have to tell on a lot of it. As Zubon warned us, most of our night was re-learning our characters. Our first stop was the wardrobe. We ran through our bank and gear to fill our sticker book of skins, and I gained back about two dozen inventory slots. It was confusing at first with how some skins were working. The equipment was easier to understand…
  • [GW2] Login Warning

    Zubon
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Read the patch notes and completely re-do every character you have before you do anything. Everything changed, and the mail alerting you that something has been reset can be spotty. I had to play several PvP matches and repeatedly enter the Heart of the Mists before I got any notice that my PvP stats were reset. You may or may not get notice that your WvW ranks were reset. You may or may not get notice that your runes have changed. You may or may not… Basically, everything you know about your characters and the content may or may not have changed, so go read 10,000 words, and good luck…
  • [TT] Adding Value

    Zubon
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:02 pm
    As mentioned, the Intrigue expansion was Dominion’s first chance to vary the environment and give more potential to the less valuable cards. Remember, the benchmark is Big Money and streamlining decks, so the design space to be explored is how to make the cards that are not the best still worth seeking. Silver, Gold, and Province are good cards that everyone wants. How do we make Copper, Estate, and Duchy more valuable? Baron makes money off Estates and gets you more Estates. That’s good. That gives you victory points in small increments while helping you buy them in larger…
  • [GW2] The Impossibility of WvW

    Zubon
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:02 pm
    The more I play WvW in GW2, the more I must believe that the developers’ goals are different than mine and from what I thought they stated. As implemented, WvW is a PvE system with periodic steamrolls and occasional good fights. Either good fights are contrary to the design or WvW is performing very far from its design. The dominant problem remains the mismatch in weight classes, and I have heard no solution for it nor even real awareness that it is a problem. Let me narrow that: it is not the case that the weight classes are in neat groups of three, so the majority of the matchups will…
  • Multiple Unlock Options

    Zubon
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    Hunting for traits in the wild sounds disturbingly like New Content, while being able to buy our way out of playing through parts of the game that we don’t care for seems like a sound compromise. — Bhagpuss I find this an enormously wise decision, both for players and the developer. On the player side, part of the draw of GW2 was “play how you like,” meaning visit whatever zones and repeat whatever events you like, WVW to level 80 if you like, and get your exotic equipment from the open world, dungeons, crafting, WvW, or jumping puzzles. I don’t know how everyone…
 
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  • Engineer Tank versus Stormtlaon's Lair

    Ted Atchley
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I had one major goal this past Beta weekend. I wanted to run Stormtalon’s Liar (STL) with my Engineer Tank. I had had one previous experience with tanking as an Engineer around level 15 in the Adventure “Hycrest’s Rebellion”. Now at level 20, it was time to see what Wildstar’s dungeons had in store.First surprise Upon hitting level 20, Stormtalon’s Lair did not magically appear in my list of dungeons I could queue for. After doing some digging, I discovered that first you have to go to the actual entrance of the instance. Then you can queue for it. Visions of The Burning…
  • 1000th Post

    Ted Atchley
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today marks the 1000th post to Honors Code. I would never have believed that I would write 1000 posts when I started the blog seven years ago.Looking BackWhat started out as a Wow blog eventually evolved into SWTOR and now Wildstar, but the peak was tearing through content as a Paladin tank through Wrath of the Lich King.Along the way I've amassed nearly half a million page views. I think over half of those were probably for my "Leveling a Paladin Guide".  I’m still really proud of the fact that it got linked from Blizzard’s own Class Guide page for over two years.Over the years the…
  • Wildstar Beta Impressions: Tutorial and Combat

    Ted Atchley
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    Previously, I’ve talked about Wildstar’s classes, races, and character creation. Next let’s talk about those first few levels. Your first three levels (or so) serve as a tutorial and introduction to the game.CultureOne of the strong points is that it does a good job of grounding you in the culture of your chosen faction. On the Exile ship, everything is broken down and falling apart. She really is on her last legs. On the Dominion ship, everything is pristine and well oiled. The Exile quest line has you doing a rescue mission, while the Dominion quest line has you first torturing…
  • Wildstar Beta Impressions, Factions and Races

    Ted Atchley
    17 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    Part 1 - Wildstar ClassesI have been in Closed Beta since early March and with the NDA release I can give my impressions. I have an Exile toon to about 18 and a Dominion toon to about level 8.Wildstar has been liken to Vanilla WoW and from certain points of view that comparison is valid. The first one is the leveling. This is slowest leveling game I’ve been in quite some time. I’m not breezing through content or levels, but it has never felt grindy or punishing. The zones feel very Vanilla WoW. There is one area that looked and felt like the original Stonetalon Mountains. There are…
  • Wildstar Kills The Pure Class

    Ted Atchley
    7 Mar 2014 | 5:28 am
    Let’s talk about Wildstar’s classes.The game is still under a Closed Beta NDA. The information here is taken from the Wildstar Fan site and the Wildstar class videos.Wildstar made an interesting decision with their six classes. Every single one of them is a hybrid. In past MMOs, players of pure classes often complained anytime hybrids appeared to be able to do their jobs even marginally well. For example, players of a pure DPS class (a class that can only perform the DPS role) would ask what the point of their class was if a hybrid could DPS nearly as well, yet still have the option of…
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  • Tyranny of Dragons in the marketing department

    Tobold Stoutfoot
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    So 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons will be out this year, and a bit like a World of Warcraft pre-expansion patch there is a huge D&D marketing campaign in the build-up to the release, called Tyranny of Dragons. If you are playing D&D in any sort of "official" setting, you'll be fighting the Cult of the Dragon. So far, so good.But if you want to see an example of how heavy-handed it can get if you want to move an existing campaign onto the current marketing train, you don't need to go further than PAX East, where Acquisitions Incorporated played their public D&D game. I found…
  • Weekend recommendation

    Tobold Stoutfoot
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:16 am
    Blackguards is on sale on Steam for $19.99. I've been playing for several hours yesterday, and found the game quite interesting. Definitively not for everybody, because the turn-based hex tactical combat is hard, and character creation and development system is even harder. But every single battle in the game is carefully set up, and frequently has special conditions that make each fight quite unique. And the character system allows for any weird combination you can think of, for example my main character is an archer with healing spells and buffs.Be warned that this is not a casual game.
  • How important is the character creation tool for you?

    Tobold Stoutfoot
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:18 am
    In a first-person view game, you don't see your character at all, or at best his arms. In a third-person view game your character is on the screen all the time, but you only see him from the back, and usually you are concentrated on what is in front of him. Only in more passively controlled games, like The Sims, do you really get a good look at your character. So when I was reading about the incredible character creation tool of Black Desert, a Korean MMORPG, I wondered whether that was really so important to MMORPG players. Yes, you can modify individual strands of hair of your avatar in…
  • Age of Wonders III

    Tobold Stoutfoot
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:13 pm
    I've been playing the new Age of Wonders III for about 20 hours now, but my overall impression is one of disappointment. I feel that all the elements needed are there for a great 4X fantasy game, but the balance between them is so horrible that it spoils the experience.Let's start with resources. As you would expect, there are a lot of them. There is gold, mana, production, knowledge, and happiness being produced in each city. And it quickly turns out that the only one you ever are short of is gold. Mana you always produce more than you can spend. Production you have enough to make production…
  • Pen & paper campaign outlook

    Tobold Stoutfoot
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:22 am
    For the last two years I have been running a Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition campaign as a DM. As we only play every two weeks, we only made it to level 8 in that time, but as a DM I get additional "play time" out of the campaign by writing and preparing the adventures and encounters. Now one important thing to keep in mind (because very few other people will tell you), is that there is no one way to "do it right" when playing a role-playing game. There is a huge panoply of different opinions over what a role-playing game is about. And once you played different campaigns with different…
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  • Episode 186, "Space Goat Simulator"

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    News: Azeroth Choppers is a real thing: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/choppers/ New Tauren Male and Draenei Female shown (for realz!) Blizzard registers "Overwatch" trademark? New mounts datamined in WoD Mike and Eric go over half of the WoD alpha patch notes.
  • Episode 185, "Stop comparing it to Warcraft"

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Mike and Eric come back from a one week hiatus, bigger and badder than ever! Mike is finally closing in on his Cata Legendary, while Eric worked on some more pet battles. Mike also got access to Heroes of the Storm very recently. Lots of news this week: April Fools! WoW 6.0 patch notes http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/12371977139 New female Dranei Happy Reaper http://media.blizzard.com/d3/games/happyreaper/ Herald of the Stars http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/13611763/hitting-on-the-selection-of-a-name-4-1-2014 Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished Pajamathur -…
  • Episode 184, "Goblins have to drop bombs"

    20 Mar 2014 | 5:55 pm
    New images of female dwarves from WoD posted. A bellyful of laughs! Wowhead updated their profiler tool. Good discussions on whether or not a WoW-themed version of Angry Birds is a good idea (or…are we getting Angry Birds in WoW?), and whether or not using flying mounts in battlegrounds is a good idea, even if they're grounded. Eric's adventures in the Land of the Lost to get the Tome of Dinomancy. Pet battle discussions. Mike's Legendary update.
  • Episode 183, "Be a Responsible Booster"

    13 Mar 2014 | 5:55 pm
    News: Hearthstone is out of beta, they’re relasing on time. Hearthsteed if you win 3 games. Hearthstone demos on iPad at CN Hearthstone conference Heroes of the Storm tech alpha walkthrough WoD preorder is up. “On or before 12/20/2014” (meaning, fall). Normal or digital deluxe editions CE people have to wait. Free boost with DD version. Boost is $60 otherwise. Already seeing reports of bad groups Eric: BOOSTY GOODNESS - Hunter Celestial Tournament & 15 Max level pets Addon: PetTracker Mounts: Hearthsteed & Dread Raven Mike: PETS PETS PETS! Got my CE Panda to 25. Working on others,…
  • Episode 182, "Tweet Twacker"

    6 Mar 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Eric and Mike talk more about hunters and pet battles because there needs to be more hunter discussion, right? RIGHT? Of course! Heroes of the Storm is now in "Tech Alpha", but still not out. No load screens in some WoD areas? Buy your MoP digital deluxe edition before Blizzard pulls a Disney and takes it away. Is that WoD gameplay real? Wowhead now has a Blue tweet tracker.
 
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  • Nagrand & Caelestrasz US gets hooked up on April 10

    typhoonandrew
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:20 pm
    And Nagrand has a date, lucky thing; its in need of a bit of a run. Nagrand & Caelestrasz US gets hooked up on April 10. We will be connecting the realms listed below on Thursday, April 10 during a scheduled maintenance beginning at 5 a.m. PDT through approximately 1:00 p.m. PDT. Once maintenance is finished, these realm connections will be complete. Drenden and Arathor Nagrand and CaelestraszFiled under: Warcraft
  • have you tried turning it off and on?

    typhoonandrew
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:15 pm
    It freaked me out, but all it took was closing wow and re-opening. I see so few connectivity related bugs for wow that I looked twice. Apache huh, I guess that is what the cool kids use. Happy gaming. Filed under: Warcraft
  • Quick night in Warlock mode

    typhoonandrew
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:40 pm
    I had a good quick night playing wow last night, in Warlock mode. I’ve loving Destruction as a spec choice as it takes very little management and stops and starts easily. For long fights it get a bit the same quickly, but I suspect that will change when i start learning how to use the cooldowns and specials I’ve been ignoring while leveling. After jumping around a few zones my Warlock dinged 90 and I started throwing timeless isle gear at him. After thre 90s have been through the Isle of Random + Random there was a set of Boots, Bracers, Cloak, and two Rings gathering dust in my…
  • Whats the go fella, where you been?

    typhoonandrew
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Well heck, another period of life where playing WoW (or any game) means logging in, checking mail, doing the odd transmute, and then getting back to whatever is urgent IRL. I don’t mind life being busy as most of it is great stuff but I miss the folks a little. To the guys I banter with, you’re not forgotten. My little warlock is level 89.5 and I’m really keen to get to 90 soon and look at ow blisteringly difficult the green fire quest is. I was a Warlock in the original game, and played Warlock heavily in TBC. The idea of green fire has always been an uber sexy wishlist and…
  • WoW US Realms Nagrand and Caelestrasz to join soon

    typhoonandrew
    15 Mar 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Well finally some great news for Nagrand US. We are to be merged with Caelestrasz, where a few of the folks from our Nagrand server went to. So I basically get to have twice the alts and still be on the same realm as my friends. Blizzard +1, awesome work. After my recent rant about Nagrand not having a plan I feel like a direct whine was addressed. Very impressed. When? No idea, but after 4 April at least. Happy killing folks! Filed under: Warcraft Tagged: Caelestrasz, merge, nagrand, realm, server, us
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    Decoding Dragons

  • [MMO Quick Thoughts] What are the major factors behind the range of character customisation options?

    pewtarizard
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:02 am
    So, a bit of me assumes there are a couple of guidelines behind the art of designing character models, primarily for customisation by players in MMOs, as opposed to designing a protagonist or antagonist for a storyline. As a non-designer, I’m presuming the following factors. Design consistent with the art style of the game Functional shit - skeleton/animation Something players will be happy playing (‘happy playing’ here covers a range of things from ‘connects to the character’ to ‘likes looking at their butt’) But not playable options need to be…
  • The Sublime Spaces in MMOs

    pewtarizard
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:43 pm
    I have a thing for pictures of abandoned things. I follow the /r/abandonedporn subreddit, and various tumblrs that are dedicated to the empty spaces and places that have been left behind by humanity. These pictures show wear, decay, neglect, the passing of time and the fleeting fancies of human beings (such as the abandoned driveway that will show up in this feed shortly.) My play in Warcraft is always dominated by this feeling of space, because I have always played on low population servers. However, even though I have transferred to the busiest RP server in Warcraft, I am always alone while…
  • destroyed-and-abandoned: Abandoned Drive-In theater Source:...

    pewtarizard
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:41 pm
    destroyed-and-abandoned: Abandoned Drive-In theater Source: SneerfulJam (reddit) As a whole, this is intended to be a text blog, but this picture is relevant, I promise. I’ve been playing a lot more World of Warcraft recently, and all the now abandoned spaces of the game have their own sort of beauty about them. Post coming soon.
  • [MMO Quick Thoughts] There's more to 'community' than Dev Blogs and Guilds

    pewtarizard
    15 Mar 2014 | 6:45 am
    One of the things I have struggled with in new MMOs (Rift, GW2, SWTOR) is getting a sense of the server community. When I played WoW, I knew the names of all the major guilds on the servers. I’d interacted with other players on the forums and in the game for years, from TBC onwards. I had a friendlist of people I’d ask to come along on Dungeons. I knew where my guild sat within this network, and as an officer did my best to live up to our reputation for being ‘good people’. This was an RP server too, so there were multiple hierarchies of prejudices and assumptions…
  • [Wildstar] Beta Happened - Tiny Waists and Atmosphere

    pewtarizard
    14 Mar 2014 | 5:52 am
    I was fortunate enough to get to play in 2 of the recent Wildstar beta weekends. The NDA has now been lifted, but I find that unsurprisingly a lot of my thoughts and feelings about the game have already been articulated elsewhere (such as this post by To Boldly Nerd). My notes weren’t quite as comprehensive, so I’m going to cover some things I did like, and some odd things I didn’t. While I rolled a number of alts, my main ‘play’ was a female draken spellslinger with a scientist path. That’s right, the long time Alliance player went Dominion! The overall…
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  • a late challenge as to whether

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:57 am
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Justin Peters deserved a much better outcome after a stellar 47-save performance. Radko Gudas scored 2:16 into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Peters and the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night. "Sometimes the goaltender is the best player on the ice, and he was tonight," Lightning coach Jon Copper said about Peters. "Fortunately for us, we got that extra one by him." Gudas beat Peters, who kept the Hurricanes in the game with a number of great saves, from the right circle during a 3-on-1. "I wasnt 100 per cent sure if I could make a pass," Gudas said. Gudas…
  • vent since the late Sandra Schm

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:57 am
    ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Top-seeded David Ferrer defeated fellow-Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (1), 6-2 on Wednesday to advance to his fifth-straight Mexican Open quarter-finals. Ferrer, trying to win his fourth title on Mexican soil, will next play South Africas Kevin Anderson, who eliminated American Sam Querrey,7-6 (2), 6-4. Also Wednesday, Gilles Simon (6) of France beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-3, Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatias Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2. On the womens side of the combined ATP-WTA…
  • cored on Ian Kinslers dou

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:57 am
    MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Bucks centre Larry Sanders will be out until at least the All-Star break this weekend with a fractured bone near his eye. Coach Larry Drew announced before the teams game Monday night against the Boston Celtics that he was told earlier in the day that Sanders was injured when he was elbowed in the right eye by Houstons James Harden as the two went for a rebound early in Saturday nights game. Drew believes the fracture is in the orbital bone, and adds that Sanders is experiencing double vision in the eye. Sanders missed nearly two months early this season after tearing a…
  • adas 6-0 rout of Austria and led

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:57 am
    PHILADELPHIA - The Winnipeg Jets will aim for a third straight win when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers for a Black Friday matinee at the Wells Fargo Center. Fans in the Jets viewing region can watch the game on TSN Jets beginning at 10am ct/11am et and listeners can tune in to TSN Radio 1290 Winnipeg. The Jets ended a four-game slide with Mondays win in New Jersey and then added a road victory Wednesday evening against the New York Islanders. The consecutive wins came at the start of a season-long six-game road trip and improved Winnipegs away record to 5-5-1. Winnipeg recorded a 3-2…
  • catch on Vanderbilts second possession. A

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:57 am
    BEIJING -- American Jessica Korda and South Koreas Na Yeon Choi shot 9-under 64 on Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic in Beijing, four strokes ahead of the rest of the field. Choi birdied her last four holes, while Korda matched her career-best round. Neither made a bogey. "Im kind of going after it," said Korda, who like Choi is looking for her first win of the season. "It seems to be a really good golf course. It suits my eye. Im excited for what the next three days bring." Third-ranked Stacy Lewis of the United States (68) was in a tie…
 
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  • What the players want – who can say?

    Syl
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    In a recent comment over here, blogosphere buddy Bhagpuss made an unsuspecting remark which at its core is a most familiar sentiment to all longterm MMO players, I’m sure: [...]But that’s just what GW2 has become and, as people are prone to say, it is what it is. It could have grown into something very much more but apparently that’s not what the majority of players wanted so there you go. I am going to blatantly take this quote out of its specific context and write a longer, more generalized post about it (sorry Bhag!). What’s what the players want? “What…
  • [Landmark] Losing your Claim and how to Avoid it

    Syl
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    So it finally happened to me this last weekend: after patching Landmark for half an hour, I logged into the game to be met by a gaping void where I had grown accustomed to seeing a tall tree reach for the blue sky and the Inn of the Last home, my little Dragonlance homage I’ve spent a lot of time on since closed beta launch, had disappeared entirely. I had been under the impression that there was still 1 more day left on my upkeep but not so – my claim was gone including the landscaping work around the tall mountain I had made my own. Beta or not, backup copies or not, this…
  • Digging Landmark and what we may expect from SOE

    Syl
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    So between Wildstar and ESO, Landmark is the new star on the block that everyone’s talking about – everyone with a closed beta key anyway which seem to be an awful lot of people. It’s a beautiful game, too beautiful really for voxels which impresses even those among us who are not usually constructionists. Or gatherers for that matter; Landmark is all about the gathering and an admin mode doesn’t seem likely. I was worried about this before but having sunk several hours into Landmark by now, I am with Liore that the game features by far the most satisfactory gathering…
  • EQN Landmark First Impressions: Landrush Stress and Location, Location, Location!

    Syl
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:27 am
    Yesterday’s EQN Landmark kick-off was a bit of a mixed bag for me and I’m almost hesitant to write about it. As far as the invite, install and intro movie to closed beta were concerned, the staff at Sony under Dave Georgeson couldn’t have done a better job. What a quick and smooth experience, what contagious enthusiasm. If for no other reason, you must believe in Landmark because of the people behind it. What’s currently going on on forums and twitter in terms of community interaction and communication puts everything I’ve experienced in the past to shame.
  • Day/Night Cycles for a Chance of Sunset

    Syl
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:19 am
    So Wildstar has a day-night cycle as was inquired about by John in yesterday’s topic here. I’m not sure that there’s one for all the zones of the Nexus but given that I’ve experienced it several times over this past beta weekend in Celestion, Whitevale and Thayd even, I don’t see why the mechanic wouldn’t be applied across the board unless we are looking at different planets and solar systems in the future. Or non-solar systems respectively. While elaborating on day and night cycles is hardly ever a priority on any devspeak’s list, players tend to care a lot about the…
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  • Eviscerated Gaming Podcast #88 - "Pseudocyesis"

    Scott Smith
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    The Eviscerated Gaming PodcastEpisode #88 - "Pseudocyesis"This week on The Eviscerated Gaming Podcast we talk about a variety of things including League of Legends, the Reaper of Souls expansion for Diablo 3, Wildstar's new mystery bags for beta players, and a movie titled Free to Play that was produced by Valve.Episode #88 - Show Notes, Discussion Topics, & LinksPregnant or Just Obese? - This crazy news story comes from @Brohiem22Cold's Guest spot on WildStar Nation Podcast - #28 - "Hype Train Blues"WildStar Mystery CratesReaper of Souls D3 ExpansionFree to Play MovieLeague of…
  • Eviscerated Gaming Podcast #87 - "McFire with Nev"

    Scott Smith
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The Eviscerated Gaming PodcastEpisode #87 - "McFire with Nev"This episode we are short Rez again, but Nev returns to the show and records alongside me again.  We talk a little League of Legends, Hearthstone for iPad, our final thoughts on Wildstar, and cover a great blog post about WoW burnout.  This episode closes with a 45 minute Electronic Education set of deep house & deep tech house that's not to be missed!Episode #87 "McFire w/ Nev" can be found on Stitcher Radio, iTunes, & at Eviscerated.netEpisode 87 Show Notes, Links, Discussion Topics:McFire over a McFlurry - This…
  • Eviscerated Gaming Podcast #86 - "22lb Pussy w/ @Selltacular"

    Scott Smith
    19 Mar 2014 | 3:51 pm
    The Eviscerated Gaming PodcastEpisode #86 - "22lb Pussy w/ @Selltacular"This week, Selltacular and his wife Gooomba are visiting St. Louis, while Nev is also in town, so we had Selltacular join us on this episode of the Eviscerated Gaming Podcast.  Nev will be joining us again on episode #87, so be sure to watch for that episode too.  On this week we get a bit ranty, a bit gay, and a bit silly, not necessarily in that order.  We also get to hear what Rez & Nonmail really think of Wildstar.  Please remember that neither of them even made it to level 14, so don't…
  • Eviscerated Gaming Podcast #85 - "Beefy Date Night"

    Scott Smith
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:44 am
    The Eviscerated Gaming PodcastEpisode #84 - "Beefy Date Night"This week we talk a wide variety of topics including some about Path of Exile, Diablo 3 Loot 2.0, Dead Space 3, Dead Rising 3, and some Trailer Park Boys.  We've also got the full round of listener submitted segments from Ungnome, Esmeralda, Nev, & Stede.Episode #84 of the EGP can be found at eviscerated.net, on iTunes, or Stitcher Radio,Episode #85 - Show Notes, Discussion Topics, & LinksBovine Buddies - this week's crazy news stories details the unusual antics of a couple of cattle fans.Nev's One Minute Gaming…
  • Eviscerated Gaming Podcast #84 - "Parking Tickets with @WildStarNation"

    Scott Smith
    4 Mar 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The Eviscerated Gaming PodcastEpisode #84 - "Parking Tickets with WildStar Nation"This week we are short Rez again, but we've got Militus from the WildStar Nation Podcast sitting in his place.  This episode we discuss the Path system choices for your characters in Wildstar:  Soldier, Settler, Explorer, & Scientist.  Find out what the Paths are and which WildStar Path is for you.  We also talk more about Path of Exile. Wildstar Nation & Militus Contact Info:Twitter: @WildstarNationWebsite: WildStarNation.comFacebook: WildStar Nation FacebookMilitus on…
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    Auction House Addict

  • Warlords of Draenor Alpha Patch Notes & Gold Making

    5 Apr 2014 | 4:57 am
    Very late on Thursday night here in the UK, Blizzard finally released a huge post of information relating to the Warlords of Draenor expansion. The Alpha patch notes in their entirety can be found on the Battlenet site but be warned, they are lengthy, fairly detailed in some areas and very likely to cause some upset, especially with Class changes. This is a gold making blog however so I've been following my fellow gold makers, reading up on various bits in the patch notes and have a few comments to make myself.GlyphsThe main point that struck me (and many of my fellow gold bloggers like…
  • Saturday Celebrations - Dysenigrate, Hyjal-US

    11 Mar 2014 | 7:55 am
    So this week, we have a success story from Dysenigrate, one of my Clan mates in the Eviscerated Clan in Clash of Clans and I owe him an apology and to everyone for being so late! This post was due 1st March & I'm only just now remembering to do it! In my defence, I missed a few other things too as I've been super busy at work, preparing for our financial year end and also getting ready to fly out to see my fella! He's still asleep right now so I've pinched his PC to get this post out! lolIf you'd like to submit your own gold making Milestone Interview, instructions & more details…
  • Saturday Celebrations - Goldmansax

    22 Feb 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week we have a tale of big money from Goldmansax - very appropriate name there! He doesn't say which server or whether he is USA or EU but that doesn't really matter - all gold stories are different depending on server as so many of us gold bloggers regularly point out!If you'd like to submit your own gold making Milestone Interview, instructions & more details are on my Milestone Interviews page. Any milestone is suitable - whether it be 100k or 10 million, we want to hear about YOUR story. Don't be shy! You've seen what others are sending in over the last few months so come on…
  • The Accidental Goldmaker - A Challenge from the Godmother!

    18 Feb 2014 | 7:30 am
    Cute kitten pic...just because!A fair few weeks ago now, Marcus & I had the opportunity to chat to The Godmother about her adventures in WoW and her accidental goldmaking on episode 21 of The Journal of Marcus Ty podcast. She told us then that she was going to issue a challenge to the goldmaking community and soon after, she did indeed, publish that challenge.So here is my answer, albeit rather later in the day than planned, for which I apologise profusely - I've been kind of spaced out/absent due to some new medications but I'm getting used to them now so hopefully, normal service shall…
  • Saturday Celebrations - Psaronius, Icecrown-US

    15 Feb 2014 | 6:44 am
    Another success story from the USA - this time Psaronius of Icecrown server has shared his story with us. This touched a chord with me as I started playing just a few months before him & I started my gold making just a few months before him too! It seems we were on the same schedule there for a while!If you'd like to submit your own gold making Milestone Interview, instructions & more details are on my Milestone Interviews page. Any milestone is suitable - whether it be 100k or 10 million, we want to hear about YOUR story. Don't be shy! You've seen what others are sending in over…
 
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