zaterdag 30 juni 2007

Bad to the bones


Really cool game and fun to play, the minions are humerous :)


Secret Files Tunguska


World in Conflict

"World in Conflict

West Germany, 1988. To avoid certain collapse, the Soviet army boldly advances into Europe. NATO responds only to be met on a second front -- a diversionary attack on the American homeland. You are a field commander, leading the era's most powerful military machines in the campaign to retake America's cities and suburbs."
World in Conflict - War is Coming Home


An awesome looking RTS, just watched a gameplay video and am looking forward to this game.
Great concept, think this will be loads of fun to play.

donderdag 28 juni 2007

Dutch Pride

Just played a demo called Overlord, awesome !!!
Liking it so much that i pre-ordered the game immediately :)
And.. even cooler it's "made in Holland" by Triumph Studios based in Delft, the Netherlands.


Just Cruisin'

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

dinsdag 26 juni 2007

And they said smoking was bad for my health..

Battlefield 2

Pirates of the Burning Sea will be published in partnership with SOE

Good or bad... ???
Opinions are probably going to be different here, personally i think it might be good (or handy considering i allready play 3 SOE games), but.. time will tell.

"First of all, the Contract is signed. A joint press release will be going out tomorrow morning, but it's important to all of us here that our community hear it first and here it straight from us. So without further ado:

Pirates of the Burning Sea will be published in partnership with Sony Online Entertainment's Platform Publishing. This is an important deal for Flying Lab Software and we know how passionate our community is about this issue. So before you start posting your thoughts on our forums, let me share how this particular arrangement differs from publishing deals you may have read about in the past."
Read more: Pirates of the Burning Sea » View Article

I love my rifle more than you..

Ghost Recon Island Thunder

Out in the fields today..


Inside the dungeon.

Didn't play much, tried a dungeon where the mission is to kill a certain mob (lvl 5 - 20 dungeon) in Last Chaos but didn't get far, got killed pretty quickly, so guess it's not for a solo lvl 8 :)


Official SOE Podcast #19

SOE's 19th podcast is out, always fun to listen to, get it on itunes or hop on over to their website.

"Join us for the latest Official SOE Podcast! This is Podcast #19 where you get to meet the Community Team Interns, hear from EQ Dev team members, the Love Doctor and a Server Hamster stops by."
Link:Official SOE Podcast #19

maandag 25 juni 2007

VirginWorlds Podcast #74

The latest Virginworlds podcast is out, go get it :)
Find it on itunes or virginworlds
"It is summer now and the VirginWorlds podcast is bringing you the ultimate in "day at the beach" immersion. Tune in to hear birds, bikini girls, a gentle summer breeze, a couple jet engines and a small dose of Massively Multiplayer gaming news. Brent talks about Eve Online's new additions, the next Guild Wars expansion, Saga - an upcoming MMORTS, and the summer's massive fan conventions."
Link: - Exploring Massively Multiplayer Games

zondag 24 juni 2007

Shut Up! We're Talking #3

Shut Up! We're Talking nr 3 is out on itunes and, great podcast !!

"Shut Up! We're Talking #3

# Here's the agenda: Introductions
# Listener mail
# New Bloggers/Advice/Tips/Tricks
# Guilds: what are they good for?
# MMOG Numbers
# Are MMOs getting easy?
# Gaming bodies
# Blog of the Week
# Bye-bye

# Darren -
# Cuppy -
# Cyan -
# Cameron -"
Link: - Exploring Massively Multiplayer Games

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

Today decided to pre-order Ghost Recon advanced warfighter 2 after playing the demo for a bit.
Also ordered the previous one (advanced warfighter) as i never did get that one, played up to the thunder island add-on.
So to "prepare" for combat i installed good old Ghost Recon (and desert siege add-on) back on my comp and started playing :)

20070624-ghost recon

donderdag 21 juni 2007

Dark Resurrection - N E W S -

"the streaming for Dark Resurrection - Episode 1 in low, medium and High resolution is now available on the web page by DGT network in Turin [].

Dark Resurrection - vol.1"
Link: Dark Resurrection - N E W S -

Dark Resurrection is now viewable, unfortianatly without subtitles, but still a great movie.

Three is a crowd


The more i play this game the more i like it :)

woensdag 20 juni 2007

Computer Project

I've been working on my "computer project" and i will be recieving my first new parts soon and can't wait to start putting it together and am even more excited to see it work ingame.
I should have some really big improvements compared to my present computer :)

Anyway, here's a short list of my new computer (parts):

Mboard: Asus Striker Extreme
Memory: 2x Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400 2048 MB 800 MHz
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz, 4 MB
Videocard: Asus GeForce EN8800GTX 768 MB
Power supply: Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000 Watt
HD: 2x WD Caviar SE16 250 GB
Extras: Asus Ageia PhysX,128MB

A new look a new name

I thought it was time for a change..

A new layout, the old one was starting to look like a mess, and a new name to go with it.

I like it :)

dinsdag 19 juni 2007

Endelienta Family Latest addition: Osana


From left to right: Arianwen, Osana and Gwenfyl Endelienta (not in picture: Cynheiddon and Morwenna)

The Family together in the family quarters.

Dungeon Runners


Saying Goodbye to EQ2

Decided to end my subscription for EQ2 as i hardly played the last few months (too many other games i like, so it's goodbye (for now) to Everquest 2..

On the note of Everquest, while checking my subscriptions i saw i had a trial on Everquest until next year ????

maandag 18 juni 2007

Sword of the New World: Granado Espada

SWORD OF THE NEW WORLD: GRANADO ESPADA is the revolutionary MMORPG destined to conquer the West. In Korea, it won the award for Best Graphics and also captured the prestigious 2006 Presidential Award for Game of the Year. The game was developed by Hakkyu Kim, CEO of imcGAMES and creator of Ragnarok Online. Set on a vast, dangerous continent with a story inspired by Europe’s exploration of the Americas, this blade dominates with thrilling graphics, groundbreaking design, and fast-paced, action-packed gameplay.


# Powerful Multi-Character Control (MCC) gives players simultaneous command of up to three characters. With MCC, players can instantly switch between their favorite character classes or control them all at once. Sword of the New World is the only MMORPG to offer the ability to play multiple characters simultaneously.
# Striking Original Graphics. Sword of the New World’s bold art direction was inspired by the supremacy of Europe’s Baroque period. Stunning graphics make this title as thrilling to look at as it is to play, and the game’s brilliant design allows it to run on a variety of systems.
# Knock-Out Classes – Fighter, Wizard, Musketeer, Scout, and Elementalist – are created in an impressive barracks under one family name, which each character carries as a surname. A Family Points system tracks accomplishments, gives prestige, and opens game features.
# Exciting Stances deliver unmatched gameplay variety and depth. Each class can change between several distinct stances, and each stance offers unique skills, abilities, and equipment options. For example, the Scout class can provide potent heals, empowering buffs, devastating traps, and lethal damage.
# Intense PvE and PvP Combat challenge players with rapid, dynamic action, whether they solo or group. Extraordinary monsters populate open environments, and epic bosses dwell in fantastic instance zones. Player vs. player is integrated in higher zones, and adventurers of any level can fight in the arenas with Family vs. Family Duels and City vs. City Battles.
# FREE to Discover and Free2Play™, this unprecedented PC title will be free to download and offer a variety of service options to best cater to the needs of individual players.

zaterdag 16 juni 2007 » Re-imagining the MMO - Battlestar Galactica RPG

Link: » Re-imagining the MMO - Battlestar Galactica RPG

Just found a very interresting article, a bit old but has some very nice ideas on how to create a Battlestar Galactice MMO.

I'd be really interrested to play an MMO like that.

Free Trial Account Restrictions

Finally !!!
Credit spams: no more :)

Went to Mos Eisley today and was pleasantly surprised to see no credit spammers there.
Thumbs up for the Dev team for fixing this.

Here's the post about it from SOE Producer DeadMeat:

"Hi Folks,

I wanted to write a quick note here to explain some of the changes we have instituted with regards to the free trial accounts. As many as you have noted, we have had a large upswing in the number of 'credit spammers' in the game, advertising their credit farming websites, etc. This is not a problem unique to Star Wars to be sure, but something that all MMO's have had to deal with over the years. Without commenting in general about credit farming, we certainly do not want our players to be harassed by these folks, nor do we wish to have their Star Wars role playing immersion be ruined by such blatant non-Star Wars behavior.

Practically all of this spamming has been done through our free trial program. Our plan had been to address this immediately following the house pack-up event with a number of restrictions and alterations to the free trial. With the house pack-up running late and the spamming problem getting worse, we decided to activate the old restrictions on the trials immediately in order to end the harassment of our players. The net result was of course that free trials could no longer leave Tansari Station.

Our free trial program is incredibly successful and we do not want to keep these restrictions in place very long. We are working now on more focused restrictions that deal very specifically with those folks using the trial for nefarious commerce. These should be in place soon, and we will lift the embargo on trials and allow them to once again enjoy as much of the game as is reasonable without the ability to negatively effect our paying customers. This will include the ability to travel to the other locations in the galaxy. Folks in the trials are our future comrades and friends (well, some may become your enemy I suppose...But in a good way SMILEY8)), and we should welcome them.

There were a small number of verteran players in trials as well that were impacted by this, and we do apologize for the inconvienece. Rest assured that anyone who lost items due to being forced back to the station will have those items returned if they move to subscribed status.

Once again, we will be putting systems in place that will allow you to play with friends who are trying out the game. This is a great way to introduce someone to Star Wars which and we feel it is very important to facilitate this. These changes are fast tracked at this point and should be coming very soon.


Lorin Jameson, SOE Producer, Star Wars Galaxies"
Link: Free Trial Account Restrictions

vrijdag 15 juni 2007

Dewie Reborn

Well i decided to give Dewie a new life :)
I extracted DNA from the stuffed Dewie and made him into a mount, now he's really huge :)


As i recently wrote the stuffed Dewie version didn't look like Dewie at all because it was so much bigger, so i didn't like it that much.
I bought Dewie way back (before NGE) and always planned on taking some creature handler skills to have him grow up into a mount, unfortianatly with the NGE i was never able to do so.
Since it was always my plan to have him as a mount i decided to go for it and make a mount out of him.

Founder Hauntshade


zaterdag 9 juni 2007

Gold anyone ?

Gold seller spamming has been on the rise in Star Wars Galaxies.
Until recently i hardly noticed it, might have gotten an ingame email or 2 before but that was about it.

However that has changed, gold sellers are becoming more "agressive", lately they are standing outside the Mos Eisley starport spamming their shit every 5 seconds, making normal converstation impossible.
At times there's several of them spamming at the same time (i've seen at least 4 at one point), but it's rare not to see at least one.

Why is it that you never used to see them before (eventhough gold selling has always been there) and now there swarming like cockroaches.
I reckon being able to download and play the trial of SWG for free, gives them an ideal possiblitie to get ingame without having to pay, as they know their account will be banned.
However they will just create a new account and start their shit all over again...

Personally i always do a /report when i see a gold seller/spammer and after that /addignore so i won't have to see their spam anymore.
Eventually the one reported will dissapear, but within minutes a new one will pop up again and it will start all over again.
So it's not really helping to stop them that way, it's probably just annoying them.
SOE does ask their players to report all gold sellers, but what good does it do when it takes forever before they are gone and it takes minutes for a new one to pop up

Is it so hard to stop them ?
No, when someone wants to play the trial, require a credit card from them to activate their account, that way you can keep track, when a gold seller gets banned a few times for RMT activities his/her credit card gets banned and no more free trials for that person who uses the credit card for creating a new account, i doubt they have that many credit cards to keep going for long, so it will at least.

Or if SOE doesn't want to do that, force trial players to finish a certain amount of missions on the starting station/tutorial before they are allowed to enter the world, i doubt gold sellers want to spent a few hours going through missions before they can go into the world to start their spam, knowing they will be banned.

So far it doesn't seem SOE is doing much, they don't want it in their game, but it doesn't look like they're activly fighting it, other than banning trial accounts, that are free to get anyway...

So come on SOE, get off your butts and start tearing these sellers/spammers apart dammit

Cynheiddon in the matrix


Star Wars Galaxies with Yivvits and MrBubble!

"Happy Birthday Star Wars! Why, it seems like only yesterday you were nothing more than a little twinkle in Baron Papanoida's eye. In this episode we reflect on our earliest Star Wars memories and experiences. After the trip down memory lane we listen to some great messages from you, our devoted listeners. Chapter 6 is finally live in SWG and that has a certain Count very excited. The feeling is mutual, as we are also very happy with where Chapter 6 is taking the game. Finally, Yivvits speaks his final peace on one of his biggest problems with SWG.

Episode 77 - More content than you can wave a popsicle stick at!"
Star Wars Galaxies with Yivvits and MrBubble!

donderdag 7 juni 2007

Not Far. Episode 77 not far - SWGwYaMB

It's getting closer :) ...

"When you're standing outside today in the wilderness, orient yourself towards Minnesota and take a huge whiff.... That's a podcast about to be unleashed on a slumbering world you smell! Now take another whiff... that's your neighbor grilling steaks. Mmmm. Ok, one more whiff..... oh, hah, that's a dead animal. Dunno what. Rabbit?"
Not Far. Episode 77 not far - SWGwYaMB

My first mutation.

Well it happened on my first attempt to actually get a mutation.
I used all green enzymes on a famished sludge panther, i didn't actually expect a mutation so i didn't really take note of the enzymes i used other than they were all green.

Here a screenie of all three stages (the third being where the mutation happened:


And here a screenie of me getting a message about getting a mutation:


and this is how he/she looks:


woensdag 6 juni 2007

Shut Up! We're Talking #2

"Shut Up! We're Talking #2"

Darren and Cuppy present this commentary podcast covering recent topics found within the MMORPG Blogging and Podcasting community. - Exploring Massively Multiplayer Games

zondag 3 juni 2007

Testing new sig

Testing a new SWG sig i made :)

Star Wars Galaxies with Yivvits and MrBubble!

"Here's a little something to get you warmed up for Episode 77!

- Yivvits & MrBubble"
Star Wars Galaxies with Yivvits and MrBubble!

Well their teaser has been out for a week now, can't wait for the new episode.....

If you're an SWG player and have never listened to these guys.... you should, they're the best !!

vrijdag 1 juni 2007

WarCry Network : News : Florida WoW Player Sues IGE For Gold Farming

This is going to be interresting....

"A Florida man has sued IGE over the company's third-party virtual currency business in World of Warcraft. The lawsuit, on behalf of all WoW players, claims that their action devalues the assets of all World of Warcraft players.

Speculating here, but this could be an interesting case if it comes down to a question of whether or not these are truly assets. If they are assets, that might be interesting for those who believe the government should tax virtual assets. If they are not in fact assets, then there was nothing for IGE to devalue."
WarCry Network : News : Florida WoW Player Sues IGE For Gold Farming