Alicia Online: Step-by-step guide on how to run it on Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Home using Vistalizator
 

Alicia Online: Step-by-step guide on how to run it on Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Home using Vistalizator

 
Cat Cosplay Made Out of Grapefruit – There are more pics than everyone thought!
 

Cat Cosplay Made Out of Grapefruit – There are more pics than everyone thought!

 
Best Cat Cosplay Ever!
 

Best Cat Cosplay Ever!

 

Browsing all articles from April, 2012.

RIFT: Head Start Kicks-OFF Today and TRION Reports At Least 1 Million Registered Accounts

RIFT: Head Start Kicks-OFF Today and TRION Reports At Least 1 Million Registered AccountsWe were waiting for it and here it comes: today 33 RIFT Head Start servers will go live and open their gates to PvP, PvE and Role-Playing gamers who have already pre-ordered RIFT (I myself is getting my RIFT client patched as i write this post). RIFT head start will be going on for a week until the official release dates – March 1 for USA and March 4 for Euro zones respectively. Also, according to RIFT Facebook group, Trion Worlds “announced today that more than one million accounts have been created to date”, meaning a high level of interest to the game. RIFT pre-orders are still available as well as founder’s pricing plans until March 15, so don’t miss out your chance! And if you don’t know how to subscribe to RIFT in a specific currency of your choice and get the game cheaper, click on the link. (more…)

Alicia Online: New Gameplay Details Translated From A Korean Review (And More New Screenshots!)

Alicia Online: New Gameplay Details Translated From A Korean Review (And More New Screenshots!)After going Open Beta February 10, Alicia Online is getting more and more press and player attention right now. Korean web-portal BetaNews.net has posted a short article about Alicia Online (link is in Korean ;), which i’m posting here for you. It is really short but tells us about some gameplay details that were only hinted by Alicia Online screenshots before, so it’s worth reading. Also, I’m going to post more information like this later. A side note: rather than a direct translation of the said article this post is an exposition of what is said there. My Korean is currently revolving around an ability to decipher hieroglyphs into syllables, so i have to make an extensive use of a translation software – but with my experience of translation between other languages i can at least make out the whole point of the text, if not the exact wording. If anyone more fluent in Korean happens to stumble upon this post, I’d be grateful for any mistakes pointed out. (more…)

RIFT: Planes of Telara – End-Game Content Show Off In A New 18-Minute Video

G4TV has published a new 18-minute video detailing end-game content of an upcoming new MMORPG RIFT: Planes of Telara by Trion, featuring both 10- and 20- man raid types. Trion calls them “on-demand rifting” and this kind of activity isn’t tied to a character progression, like in other MMOs, but instead is triggered via world event. RIFT will supply us with 5 unique raids at launch with more to come after the release. (more…)

More Stuff For Weekend: Divine Souls Is Back Online

More Stuff For Weekend: Divine Souls Is Back OnlineGood news, everyone!© Divine Souls servers are open again for the current weekend! Divine Souls is a free-to-play fantasy action MMO developed by GamePrix and released by Outspark, which is currently *supposedly* undergoing an open beta stage. Supposedly because, when DS beta was opened it was barely playable and bugged like hell, players started to leave and Outspark closed Divine Souls servers until further notice to fix the bugs. It was almost a month ago – January 27, 2011 actually. Outpark was planning to open game servers only for a 6 hour window, but as they write on the official website – “Because the game has remained stable all day, we are extending this 6 hours open server window through the rest of the weekend!”. Game servers haven’t crashed in SIX consecutive hours – an improvement worthy of an early alpha version, but pre-release?! Oh, for holy Metroid Prime’s sake! Before i get any more sarcastic, there’s a fresh Divine Souls PVP video for you behind the cut. (more…)

Minions Of Mirth – Forging a Dream: How a Two Person Team Has Created the Best Indie MMORPG Out There


Minions Of Mirth - Forging a Dream: How a Two Person Team Has Created the Best Indie MMORPG Out ThereMinions of Mirth is a F2P Indie MMORPG made by Prairie Games, released back in 2005 and still alive and kicking. The game is currently available for an assortment of platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X and netbooks. But what means “Indie MMORPG”, you might be asking? It means that Minions of Mirth was created without a development studio, without a publisher or its major funding, by a team less than small – Prairie Games had only 2 (yes, TWO – a married couple, actually) full-time staff members and several outsourcing specialists, but they were able to create and release a fully working MMO title. Have you ever had a dream of creating your own game? Well, this couple had a dream too, and they forged it with their own hands, making it true and alive. And this is the story of how it was possible. (more…)

Busy Weekends: Welcome Back Weekend at Lord of the Rings Online and Bonus Experience Weekend at Vanguard: Saga of Heroes


Busy Weekends: Welcome Back Weekend at Lord of the Rings Online and Bonus Experience Weekend at Vanguard: Saga of HeroesThese weekend is really busy for gamers! Besides from
RIFT Open Beta going on, two good games are also providing bonuses: Lord of the Rings Online is Welcome Back Event February 17-21, and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is providing Bonus Experience Weekend February 18-22. Though, Vanguard bonus % is not directly stated – announcement only mentions that the bonus will be applied to all Crafting, Diplomacy and Adventuring activity. At the same time LOTRO players are promised to get +10% XP bonus on monster kill and 250 free Turbine Points for returning customers (i.e. for old characters). I bet both games are trying to lure audience out of RIFT events and back into business. To put something more amusing in this post there are two videos from the both games – how LOTRO players managed to crash the server before Siege of Mirkwood launch and “Tribute to Vanguard” player compilation video. Watch them behind the cut. (more…)

RIFT: Planes Of Telara – Final Open Beta 6 Days Event Is Starting February 15, 2011

RIFT: Planes Of Telara - Closed Beta Screenshots – Part 3February 15, 2011 (i.e. tomorrow) will begin the final 7th Beta event before RIFT: Planes of Telara launch. This Beta is going to be Open, and, according to Trion, will last for 6 days. To join the Open Beta all you have to do is create Trion account and wait for the invitation and download the game – everyone is invited to taste RIFT before it’s out! During the event all all previously opened content will stay available (as always with RIFT beta event), plus two new zones will be opened and level cap raised to level 42. The beta servers are scheduled to be available for play from Tuesday 2/15/2011 at 10AM PST until Monday 2/21/2011 at 10AM PST. If you’re going to sub to the game, you may be interested in my post on How To Subscribe In A Specific Currency Of Your Choice And Get Game Cheaper. Also, for those who haven’t seen RIFT in action, behind the cut is 15 minutes long HD gameplay video. Have fun! (more…)

Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes – How To Solve “Peculiar Fragments” Quest or The Coolest GM Of Vanguard

Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes – How To Solve “Peculiar Fragments” Quest or The Coolest GM Of VanguardI know i had a post about Vanguard quests less than 24 hours ago, but i can’t want with this one. For the first time i have stumbled upon a Vanguard quest that appeared to be bugged to the point it being totally unsolvable, but i still was able to solve it thanks to Vanguard GM team. When i understood that “Peculiar Fragments” quest is bugged (you can’t gather the quest objective items, because they aren’t active as quest items at all), i dropped it – because, based on my previous experience with online games if something is bugged, that’s the end of the story – and wrote “Found a bug” petition. After 15 minutes (!) a GM materialized out of thin air and gave me those quest objective items. For the first time in my whole online gamer’s life a GM was so fast to respond, so i can’t just leave this case unnoticed. Thank you again, Vanguard GM Exerege! (more…)

Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes – How To Solve Quests in Halgarad, Thestra Continent

Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes – How To Solve Quests in Halgarad, Thestra Continent This post is following Tips & Tricks On Solving Isle Of Dawn Quests post. I’m still playing Vanguard as I’m out of Isle of Dawn I’ll resume writing about quests that were hard to solve – the only thing that changes now is that i will publish separate posts for these quests, divided by areas – as i don’t know how often i will encounter such hard quests. This post is about rather nasty Vanguard quest in Halgarad area, Thestra continent – Blood and Seals and The Unfinished Mission. (more…)

Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes – Tips And Tricks On How To Use A Flying Mount

Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes - Tips And Tricks On How To Use A Flying MountUsing mounts in Vanguard: Saga of Heroes might be a slight problem for the beginning players, because, as every other aspect of gameplay of Vanguard using mounts is slightly harder than in other MMOs that we’re used to. Even providing that Vanguard trial zone – the Isle of Dawn – is packed with the tutorial, it still may be not 100% clear or you may have forgotten, what it told you. Fear not, using mounts in Vanguard is not as hard as it seems, especially when you read this post! (more…)

Alicia Online: Korean Release, Music Video And Promotional IU Footage

Alicia Online: Korean Release, Music Video And Promotional IU Footage  First of all, i’m not speaking about Alicia Online English release date, click the link to read what i know about it. Today’s news is that Alicia Online’s Korean release date is coming close, the pre-release Open Beta appears to be starting 10 February, 2010. Confirmed by Alicia Online twitter account and official website. Happy Koreans are having an Opening Party, it’s a total shame no one else can attend, but we can celebrate Korean release our own way! There are music video leaked out of the Korean Internets to YouTube featuring Alicia Online OST performed by Korean teenage diva IU. She’s Alicia Online “face” – being a very popular singer amongst the young adult audience, she was invited to record the game’s OST and do some promotional footage. As far as i can hear, she’s also actually not bad at doing the singing part! You can listen to Alicia Online OST for free legally and online on this official page, and here’s the music video (IU even plays the game in it): (more…)

Regnum Online: Version For Mac OS X, New Mounts And Mobs

Regnum Online: Version For Mac OS X, New Mounts And MobsGood news for all Regnum Online fans – first, the Mac OS X version has been released to public just a few days ago! The fans were trying to run RO on Macs for years, and now it should run natively. Second, there are new mounts released, including wolves, sabertooths, hyenas and panthers. Also, new animal in-game models have been introduced: lion, panther and smilodon. Regnum Online is a free to play Realm-vs.-Realm (and actually the best one out there in the field) fantasy MMORPG by NGD Studios, released back in 2007 and currently slowly undergoing graphical and technical revamp. I myself think very good of this game and wrote in a Regnum Online review that is a “hidden pearl” actually, you can check it out. Regnum Online client for Mac OS X  v10.5 (and up) can be found on the game’s official download page. (more…)

Fantasy Earth Zero Is Shutting Down – Square Enix Is Pulling The Plug March 21

Fantasy Earth Zero Is Shutting Down - Square Enix Is Pulling The Plug March 21Fantasy Earth Zero by Square Enix is an (obviously) fantasy-themed free-to-play RPG game featuring massive PVP battles, that was released less than a year ago – May 18, 2010 (publisher in USA – Gamepot). The sad news is that Square Enix is pulling the plug: the game is to be shut down at March 21, i.e., after only 10 months after re-release. I assume, SE are trying to cut their losses on MMO department while FFXIV is being “fixed”. A sad news for Fantasy Earth Zero players, indeed. GM Pasta has published a heartwarming message on FEZ official website plus now it shows a large, detailed notice of the events coming before the closing date. You can see both the notice and the message at the end of the post. Besides, i also wanted to add that I’m saddened myself, because when an MMO shuts down it’s a sad event, no matter if the game itself was bad or good. When a “normal” game bites the dust, you still can salvage a CD after, like, 15 years and play it or show to someone else, but when an MMO dies, there’s no going back, no chance to see the game again. It’s becoming a part of history. (more…)

Off-Topic: On My Influenza And Dancing President

Another off-topic here. Pardon me for the lack of new posts, i caught some very nasty influenza variation *for the second time* this year! Lucky me :( So i’m pretty much stuck in the bed with my netbook and iPad (the first one isn’t fit even for posting, not mentioning even browser-based games and the second one doesn’t offers anything cool for an online play), plus having a temperature up to 39’C/102,2F – i’m pretty much screwed here. While i’m not eligible for posting anything fancy, you can have a fun YouTube video I’ve stumbled upon here. (more…)

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes – Tips & Tricks On Solving Isle Of Dawn Quests – Part 2

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes – Tips & Tricks On Solving Isle Of Dawn Quests – Part 2This post is here to provide a quick tips on handling quests in Vanguard: Saga of Heroes starter/trial area called Isle of Dawn. This one is Part 2 of the initial post (it grew too big to upgrade each time) and holds mainly crafting quests. As i have started to play Vanguard over again with a fresh character, I’m trying to write about those quests that may raise a question on how to find a solution and what should you do in case if a miracle happened and you started playing Vanguard too. If you haven’t found a particular quest, chances are it’s been already covered in Part 1 here, because i write notes in order of progress. If i find something else to add, this post will either be upgraded or a link to a next one will be added. (more…)

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