#SWTOR Cartel Market Specials: Week of May 14, 2018
Posted by Article | Star Wars: The Old Republic [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2018, 12:21 pm
On sale this week only – the fierce Sign of Mandalore Flair, the Relentless Hunter’s Armor Set, the Frontline Gapillian Mount, and more!


Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ - Summer Roadmap 2018
Posted by Article | Star Wars: The Old Republic [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 May 2018, 7:06 pm
Get a first look at what’s coming to the game in the next few months with Lead Producer, Keith Kanneg


#SWTOR Cartel Market Specials: Week of May 21
Posted by Article | Star Wars: The Old Republic [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 May 2018, 2:15 pm
Equip fearsome new Wasteland Crusader’s armor, renovate your Stronghold’s Cantina with the new Cantina Performers, and more!


#SWTOR Cartel Market Specials: Week of May 28
Posted by Article | Star Wars: The Old Republic [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 May 2018, 2:13 pm
Check out the new additions this week – Mandalorian War Camp Deco, Charismatic Mandalorian’s Armor and the Sign of the Capture’s Flair.


Celebrate EA Play to Give 2018
Posted by Article | Star Wars: The Old Republic [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 May 2018, 12:54 pm
From June 1 – 3, play group missions in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ to earn a new Battle Droid and help promote inclusive play!


#SWTOR Cartel Market Specials: Week of June 4
Posted by Article | Star Wars: The Old Republic [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 June 2018, 4:32 pm
New Tulak Hord’s Lighsaber, Underworld Patrons Personnel Bundle, Emerald-Scale Mantorr Creature Mount and more!


#SWTOR Cartel Market Specials: Week of June 11
Posted by Article | Star Wars: The Old Republic [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 June 2018, 12:56 pm
This week in the Cartel Market we are featuring the all new direct sale items like the Skirmish Zeldrate Mount and the A7 Surveillance Drone Companion!


Episode 286, "Ring of Booty"
Posted by World of Warcast: A World of Warcraft Podcast [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 May 2018, 10:00 pm

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BfA Alpha

Dungeons
Waycrest Manor
Freehold
Temple of Sethraliss

Had to start over
Was able to go through the initial scenario, but the key cutscenes are placeholders.
“Cool cutscene”
Ali went through horde starting scenario, followed by amazing Escape from Stockades scenario.
Both Horde and Alliance zones are gorgeous!

Professions are sort of in
You can train, but no vendor for BfA tradeskill mats. Old school tradeskill mats vendor is there.
Fishing trainer added this week, only trains up to Pandaria fishing (Ali fished up Midnight Salmon)
Herbalism: herbs are not just in the ground. Star Moss grows on walls, Siren’s song grows out of trees...refreshing change

Mike
Making up the money I spent on the T3 chestpiece.
Problem - Vial of the Sands sells for garbage on my server (69,000g)
No mounts this week
Started going through ALL my screenshots. 103GB of them.
Sorted by expansion
May split them between characters.
Found out that I was leveling TWO mages at the same time on two servers.
Apparently I was on Aggramar and don’t remember why.
I also moved toons around a lot and don’t remember why.

Ali
Still trying for Invincible….Arthas is a bitch
Raid is working on trying to get Ahead of the Curve achievement together. Heroic Coven is a struggle. Going to get lockouts-Skipping it to work on Aggramar and Argus.
Halfway through Field Medic (got some repeat quest drops)
Really starting to focus on my N&A toon
Ren called for June 1st to official deadline. Can still work on it and complete it but after deadline, finishers won’t be announced on the show. Summer gets busy. Maybe a new challenge at some point? Never know with Ren!
My N&A toon is almost 65, determined to get it done in time
Ren spoke again about starting a Warcast guild on Silvermoon-US. Alliance side? We’ve been discussing different names on discord!

News:
Blizzcon tickets went on sale
Several people helping others to get tickets.
Both waves of tickets are over.
Don’t buy scalped tickets. Better to see if anyone has any extras.
GCD is a Big Thing™
Racials will be removed from the GCD
http://www.wowhead.com/news=283908/comprehensive-list-of-abilities-added-to-the-gcd-in-battle-for-azeroth#mage
Mage:
Time Warp
Charged Up (Arcane)
Arcane power (Arcane)
Spring Balloon Fest going on now until tomorrow
War Mode available.
Have not tested it yet
I might test it just to see how it goes, but will not be a permanent change for me.

Talking weapons transmog will still talk?

Don’t DDoS Blizzard
Romanian man extradited and sentenced to one year for DDoS in 2010
Also has to pay almost $30k




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Episode 289, "Fire up your Voodoo 3 2000"
Posted by World of Warcast: A World of Warcraft Podcast [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 June 2018, 10:21 pm

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Episode 289

Ren
Finished Fisherfriend of the Isles
ALMOST finished Lucid Nightmare
Got into Beta, but no time to do anything about it
On Sylvanus server, copied my Horde paladin Krystoff onto it and created a Warcast channel

Mike
Nothing
Well, did some beta w/Ali but basically covered the same ground as pre-reset.
Guild moving to horde

This Week in WoW
Pet Battle Bonus Event
Next week: Cataclysm Timewalking
Midsummer Fire Festival starts Thursday, June 21
New from 2017: Set of Matches toy (500 Burning Blossoms), Igneous Flameling pet (350 Burning Blossoms), Illusion: Deathfrost from Ahune (Slave Pens)

News

BfA news

8.0 prepatch live on the PTR
Players gain access to a multitude of features and system updates in the pre-patch, including Communities, War Mode, the new Honor System, overhauled Professions, and Legion's final storyline leading up to Burning of Teldrassil and the Battle for Lordaeron.
Artifacts will be disabled when the pre-patch goes live. Player power will be buffed to compensate for the power loss.
Class Changes
A stat/item squish
Legendaries won't work past level 115.
Retired artifacts lose all their traits and become normal weapons, with stats scaling with relics installed in the artifact weapon. The main artifact effect of each spec's weapons is becoming a talent instead, as are several class specific legendaries.
Underlight Angler was originally showing as disabled, but the latest build fixed it.

WoW Classic
Will start with 1.12 Drums of War: Features introduced in 1.12 included:
Cross realm battlegrounds (Alterac Valley, Warsong Gulch, Arathi Basin)
World PvP
Some of the past things from previous patches that will be included as a result:
Ruins and Temple of Ahn'Qiraj - so this will be after opening those
Blackwing Lair
Darkmoon Faire
Raid dungeon timers, calendars and lockouts
The high level class dungeon armor sets
Weather
Quest experience for gold at level 60
Final destination flight paths
Linked auction houses
Some world holidays
Soul shard bags (!!!)
Expected issues with the first prototype
didn't recognize current video cards and was incompatible with the current login/authentication server (authenticator became available 2 Jun 2008, almost 2 years after 1.12's release on 22 August 2006)
Does not support modern security and anti-cheating capabilities
Second prototype: instead of going forward with old code, work backward: take the modern back-end code and use it to process Patch 1.12 game data
Start with modern architecture, security and stability - catalogue any differences in behavior between the development build and the Patch 1.12 reference build
Three types of game data:
Table data: numbers - hit points, stats, spawn timers, etc.
File data: dense data such as 3d models, textures, animations, terrain, user interface, and art models (don't use the same file formats as commercial art tools - no jpgs, tifs, etc.
Lua scrips: custom behaviors for server side logic without needing engineering knowledge
Engineering challenges
All classic data is in original form since launch, but format has changed substantially over the year. Modern client is not compatible with old data.
Master data problem: from single line on a master table to multiple linked tables catalogued by ID number
much richer environment but not compatible with the single line system
For example, spells could only apply up to three actions on a target in classic
In current form, spells no longer limited to three effects and are formatted differently
Almost all other data such as items, characters, creatures, NPCs, AI, spawning and more) have had their database formats changed




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DDOCast 521 – Leveling 30+ pt 2
Posted by DDOcast – A DDO Podcast! [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 June 2018, 12:08 am

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Strimtom joins us for a first look at the new Favored Soul enhancement tree Beacon of Hope as well as the rest of this week’s news! Then we have part 2 of our Leveling 30+ discussion with Asheras! Have thoughts on this show, ideas for round table topics, questions you’d like us to answer, or […]


Star Citizen Alpha 3.1 - My Soul is Ready.
Posted by Mystic Worlds [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 May 2018, 8:52 pm
It's been months since I've blogged or created any content for Star Citizen. Life has been very busy with freelance work, that came about from having created content for Star Citizen. I've had some grueling weeks working my day job and taking on freelance work but I also enjoyed it. If the Angels are listening, it would be great to break into a new career one of these days. I'm slowing things down to consider options. All work and no play is extremely stressful. And while I'm considering options versus working myself to death, I've had time to turn my attention back to gaming. Back to playing a bit of Star Citizen. Alpha 3.1 is live for play-testing and I've been partaking of it the past couple of weeks. It's not perfect and there are few missions I'm interested in doing BUT we've turned a corner. And this little alpha...


Frostpunk, Not My Usual Fare
Posted by Mystic Worlds [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 June 2018, 5:27 pm
For the past week, I’ve had a fun playing Frostpunk, a new steampunk-inspired survival game by 11 Bit Studios. I’m not into city-building games and the only survival game I played for any length of time was Don’t Starve Together. In this case, it was the steampunk theme that attracted me to it.


Far: Lone Sails, An Introvert's Adventure
Posted by Mystic Worlds [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 June 2018, 1:51 pm
I’m an introvert and no, that doesn’t mean I’m at all shy. It’s that social interactions are draining even when they’re pleasant. My source of creativity and energy come from within. I’m not motivated by external interactions. Revitalization comes from being separated - apart from others. I can be alone for very long periods of time without feeling lonely. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced loneliness. Many years ago, a coworker asked me why all of the paintings in my office were distant landscapes with an isolated element - tree, lighthouse, cabin. I blinked and looked around, never having noticed it myself. My response? “Hrm. Uh, they look relaxing to me,” I shrugged. I wasn’t consciously aware that there was a definition for this preference until I was in my late twenties and participated in a Dale Carnegie team building exercise sponsored by my employer. I just thought...


Frostpunk Quickie
Posted by Mystic Worlds [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 June 2018, 12:27 am
I had a very enjoyable session this evening playing the second scenario in Frostpunk, The Arks. I'm over the moon from the detailed graphics and animations.


Frostpunk, The Conclusion
Posted by Mystic Worlds [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 June 2018, 3:16 pm
Frostpunk is hands down, one of the best non-MMO games I've played in a long time. It's rare for me to complete RPGs, world-builders, etc. I need the random encounters and small social interactions provided by MMOs. Frostpunk caught my eye because of the steampunk elements, and I'm glad I took a chance on a genre I don't typically play.


The Nuiances of Shopping Online
Posted by fangbear.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 May 2018, 11:38 pm

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The Little-Known Secrets to Fabric Exhibition Stand
Posted by fangbear.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 May 2018, 8:30 pm

Identify what you would like to attain by participating in the display. Exhibitions are appreciated by hundreds, even thousands of[...]

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Points You Should Learn About Packer Mover
Posted by fangbear.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 May 2018, 5:39 am

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May 2018 Preview
Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 May 2018, 1:34 pm
We hope you all have enjoyed the Spring Harvest and 14th Anniversary bonus server settings so far. Here’s a quick look at some additional plans we have in store for Lineage II this month.   Brooch Promotion (May 16–June...


La Vie En Rose's Glorious Brooches are Here!
Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 May 2018, 5:47 pm
Jewelry Boxes | Ultimate Jewelry Box | Brooches | Glorious Brooch Stats | Augment Fee | Normal Augment Options | Rare Augment Options La Vie en Rose's Brooches have returned for a limited time! As powerful as they are beautiful, these are no mere trinkets. Completely customizable by their wearer, the...


Hero Coin Reward List Update
Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2018, 5:33 pm
Greetings, We're making some adjustments to Hero Coin rewards during standard maintenance Wednesday, May 16. Here is the updated reward list including many price reductions. Keep in mind there's no longer a limit or annual reset of your accumulated...


NCSOFT Privacy Policy Updates
Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 May 2018, 2:15 pm
To better enhance the privacy rights of all NCSOFT account holders, we are updating the NCSOFT Privacy Policy.  This update addresses the new requirements set forth by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on...


June 2018 Preview
Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 May 2018, 6:15 pm
Hello all,   Here’s a quick peek ahead at some of the things in store for Lineage II toward the latter half of June.   Red Libra Returns Red Libra, Red Libra, Red Libra! The beloved Red Libra event...


14th Anniversary Mega Media Contest Winners
Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 May 2018, 7:59 pm
So many talented Lineage II enthusiasts have dazzled and delighted us with inspiring screenshots, artworks, and videos, and the winners are in! We asked for original Lineage II-inspired creations in any of three formats and you did not disappoint....


Freya-to-Naia Server Merge Guide
Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 June 2018, 3:52 pm
On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 during weekly maintenance Freya will be merged with Naia. With this date rapidly approaching we want to make sure players on both servers are aware of how they'll be affected by the process. First,...


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