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January 24, 2013 | 3 Comments
Well, this is something really new! There are games used in some countries to train specialists – pilots, captains and military, that kind of thing – and one of these games is going to be released for everyone in China to play. A game that has been developed for military training of personnel of the armed forces of China will be available to all civilian gamers under the title of “Glorious Mission” (locally known as “光荣使命”). It was developed by joint efforts of Nanjing Military Region Game Center and Wuxi Giant Network, and was used to give soldiers and officers an idea what the real battlefield experience might be, so it has some really unique features none of the other FPS games can offer. The game itself uses DX11 and one of the most advanced products ever released on Chinese gaming market in the terms of technical realisation.
January 8, 2013 | 1 Comment
Like some other games (those of Sony Online Entertainment, for example), Star Wars: The Old Republic is utilising a system known as “security key” to raise another wall of defence between your account and those who’d like to get a hold of it. But not many gamers are aware that this system can also become a wall between them and their own accounts in case the key is lost. And, turns out, it’s way more easy to lose the key than anyone would’ve expected! So, what happens if you use Security Key for your SWTOR account and you lose the key, and how can you lose it in the first place? (more…)
August 26, 2011 | No Comments
Only a few days ago i wrote a post “Should I Play Vanguard In 2011?” Yes, And Here’s Why: Vanguard Myths Debunked – Myth №2: Vanguard is not upgraded and there is no new content – and here we go with another “Bug Bash!” patch from the new Vanguard development team! I am going to Egypt tomorrow (27.08), and from the rate of their work i expect to probably see another patch when i come back :) Keep reading the post if you want to see Vanguard: Saga of Heroes patch notes for bug fix update from August 24, 2011. I am very pleased by them myself because i play Warrior and it got an increase in DPS. (more…)
August 20, 2011 | No Comments
You’ve probably never played Vanguard (or if you did – you don’t play anymore), but you definitely heard about it. I’ve met people on Twitter and over the Internets who said they’d play – but because the game was such a big fail it’s “not playable”, and why even try, when “there’s no one in there?”. There’s an initiative by Vanguard players to bring new people into the game, so i wanted to write this post for quite some time now – to disband some common myths formed around Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and to let people know not only that it’s a great game, but also why it’s worth playing after all the bad stuff you might have heard. So, read on and let me open your eyes :) The previous post on this theme was: “Should I Play Vanguard In 2011?” Yes, And Here’s Why: Vanguard Myths Debunked – Myth №1: No One Plays Vanguard”. (more…)
August 10, 2011 | No Comments
Yes, you heard this right. Vanguard: Saga of Heroes has received an upgrade for the first time in a looong time! Not a very big upgrade, it’s just fixing a few quest & items’ bugs, but it’s actually a more important thing… An indication of Vanguard receiving some care from SOE and a confirmation of what has been said a month ago at the last Fan Faire about future plans for Vanguard. I believe, this patch is what the Vanguard dev team were able to finish since then, and let’s hope they’ll keep coming up with more patches.
Also, here’s an unofficial Vanguard trailer that has been made just a couple of months ago by Faeran from VGWalkthroughs.com:
He actually sums up everything that i like in this game. (more…)
July 16, 2011 | No Comments
You’ve probably never played Vanguard (or if you did – you don’t play anymore), but you definitely heard about it. I’ve met people on Twitter and over the Internets who said they’d play – but because the game was such a big fail it’s “not playable”, and why even try, when “there’s no one in there?”. There’s an initiative by Vanguard players to bring new people into the game, so i wanted to write this post for quite some time now – to debunk some common myths formed around Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and to let people know not only that it’s a great game, but also why it’s worth playing after all the bad stuff you might have heard. So, read on and let me open your eyes :) (more…)
March 29, 2011 | No Comments
RIFT: Planes of Telara has been out for some time now, but it’s complicated lore and opposing factions are still confusing for many players not excluding me so i took some time to figure it out. If you ask what’s going on inside the game, you can hear all manners of versions, including the one that all of the characters were put back in the past of their world, and the tutorial area is what happens in the future. Which is, actually, far from the truth. This post sums up the story according to developers diaries and interviews. If you want to know more about RIFT: Planes of Telara lore, read this post. Also, as a side note i want to add, that current lack of upgrades doesn’t by any means indicate that Chick Geek Games is shutting down, i just have my hands full with preparing to my Diploma hearings and the State Graduation Exam (both are coming in around 2 months, which is frustrating). Now, to the RIFT’s lore part… (more…)
March 9, 2011 | No Comments
RIFT is a cool game, but even if you played in Betas there still could be some questions left like “how do i do that?..” about its interface: either way because RIFT GUI had been changed since Beta or because Trion used some uncommon ways in designing things. To resolve some of my questions i had to go to RIFT forums and do a search, so i decided to sum up my findings in one post for everyone to share. If you play RIFT – this is post is for you, because it gets RIFT interface questions resolved.
February 24, 2011 | No Comments
We 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…)
February 19, 2011 | No Comments
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…)
February 18, 2011 | No Comments
Minions 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…)
February 17, 2011 | No Comments
These 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…)
February 14, 2011 | No Comments
February 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…)
February 8, 2011 | No Comments
Good 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…)
February 1, 2011 | 1 Comment
This 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…)