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#11266 EverQuest Next - All aboard the hype train!

Posted by Templar on 14 August 2014 - 09:04 PM

Just a reminder, SOE Live starts TOMORROW! (some stuff is happening today but nothing streamed)


The EQ panels start at 9am PDT with the EQ Landmark panel and then at 10am PDT with the EQ Next panel.


The whole event will be streamed on their Twitch page - http://www.twitch.tv/soe - which also contains the schedule for the entire event.

#11257 Warlords of Draenor [give up]

Posted by Templar on 13 August 2014 - 09:50 PM

I'm sure there are many fans of Robin Williams working at Blizzard capable of coming up with this idea without having to read anything on the Internet.

They are after all no different from other WoW players feeling sad about the loss of an actor who have entertained many of us for a good two decades.

I'm in the same state of mind. Really, a single NPC isn't going to effect anything. If a single NPC somewhere in the world will make some people happy, then why not?

#11252 Warlords of Draenor [give up]

Posted by Templar on 13 August 2014 - 01:49 AM

New troll models have been released, Mon.





See the rest of the images at http://www.mmo-champ...-Dem-Trolls-Mon

#11063 E3 News and trailers

Posted by Templar on 10 June 2014 - 07:38 PM

The Far Cry 4 footage looked awesome, here it is. It shows the first few minutes of the game.


#10920 Warcraft movie thread, post-production, 2016

Posted by Templar on 02 May 2014 - 06:16 PM

it's actually happening :D

#10842 Blizzcon 2014 (November 7 - 8)

Posted by Templar on 22 April 2014 - 10:06 PM

Oh Christ it's begun :D

#10839 Blizzcon 2014 (November 7 - 8)

Posted by Templar on 22 April 2014 - 09:53 PM

When's E3?
Also, if we have to wait until Blizzcon for WoD.... insanity.

E3 is on June 10th - 12th this year :) I hope we won't have to wait for Blizzcon to get new information outta Blizzard.

#10785 Star Citizen [MT]

Posted by Templar on 13 April 2014 - 10:17 PM

This game has some serious $$ invested in it. I don't know what to think of it yet but the idea of a space MMO with some pew pew gets me excited, aka Eve Online where you actually control your ship :) Also they need to have the laser sound effects from Star Wars ! Other than that, I liked the Pax East vid.

Yeah, I think $41 million has been donated thus far. I like the concept but am concerned about the complexity of the game and such. Will definitely try it out though.

#10780 Star Citizen [MT]

Posted by Templar on 13 April 2014 - 05:19 PM

Star Citizen is an upcoming space trading and combat simulator video game for Microsoft Windows in development by Chris Roberts and Cloud Imperium Games.


Star Citizen will consist of two main components: first person space combat and trading in an MMO-style Persistent Universe and modifiable, optionally cooperative private servers including a branching single player campaign known as Squadron 42. The game will feature Oculus Rift support.

Both Star Citizen and Squadron 42 are set in a 30th-century Milky Way centered around the fictional UEE (United Empire of Earth). A strong focus will be placed on player interaction, with player behaviour influencing and being influenced by a dynamic economy system.


The game will run on a subscription model similar to GW2, only paying once to play the game. Micro-transactions are available in the form of ships and other cosmetic content. All content available through micro-transactions can be earned within the game.




Star Citizen will feature gameplay similar to other Robert's space sims, abandoning the traditional MMO 'click to kill' system in favor of skill-based, space shooter mechanics. Ship upgrades will factor heavily into combat, but player skill will ultimately determine game performance.

Star Citizen will have multiple game types, ranging from a permanent, persistent world similar to contemporary MMOs to an offline, single player campaign with drop-in-drop-out cooperative play. The game will include the option for private servers, and will offer modding tools for these servers at some point after launch.




Ship combat will rely mainly on piloting skill and ship balance. When two ships enter combat, they are seamlessly instanced into a battleground. Other ships can dynamically join and leave this battleground, up to 100+ ships (depending on game design). The game will use this dynamic instancing to spread out ship battles and reduce server load. For example, if there are 1,000 ships fighting in orbit of a planet, the game will try to split it into 10 instanced battles of 100 players each.




Star Citizen Overview -


Pax East dogfighting gameplay -

#10754 Heartbleed bug (Change your passwords kiddos)

Posted by Templar on 09 April 2014 - 10:00 PM

Yesterday, security researchers announced a security flaw in OpenSSL, a popular data encryption standard, that gives hackers who know about it the ability to extract massive amounts of data from the services that we use every day and assume are mostly secure.


Basically, hackers now have an easier time accessing personal information from your accounts. I don't understand the full extent of this bug but that is the gist.


Since the vulnerability has been in OpenSSL for about two years and using it leaves no trace, assume that your accounts may be compromised. You should change your online passwords, especially for services where privacy and security are major concerns. However, many sites likely haven't upgraded to software without the bug, so immediately changing them still might not help.


The researchers who discovered the flaw let the developers behind OpenSSL know several days before announcing the vulnerability, so it was fixed before word got out yesterday. Most major service providers should already be updating their sites, so the bug will be less prevalent over coming weeks.


In short, change your passwords.


Here's a full, in depth article on the bug - http://www.businessi...xplainer-2014-4

#10745 Overwatch Trademark

Posted by Templar on 08 April 2014 - 01:21 PM

Don't mean to be the bearer of bad thoughts, but this was filed on April fools day. Could it be a joke that the community picked up on late?

#10580 Blizzcon 2014 (where we rant about Starcraft)

Posted by Templar on 13 March 2014 - 07:31 PM

I'm going to go with May 1st

#10138 EverQuest Next - All aboard the hype train!

Posted by Templar on 14 January 2014 - 07:12 PM

Thanks man! :D I will make great use of it :)

Gratz! :)

#9976 Your new year's resolution: 2014

Posted by Templar on 15 December 2013 - 11:08 PM

Hi lads (and lasses),

So I made a thread for new year's resolutions last year and I thought that I should do it again this year! So here goes!

My new year's resolutions: (So far)
  • Get fitter and lose some weight
  • Come out to my family (I am bisexual :D but don't tell anyone :p)
  • Try to be a nicer person in general

So those are mine for 2014! What are yours! :)

Happy holidays everyone and have an excellent new year!


#9814 Fallout 4 Announcement Imminent?

Posted by Templar on 25 November 2013 - 09:37 PM

If Rick Astley shows up at the end of the countdown I will cry.