Star Wars: The Old Republic - Can it survive to F2P?

>> Wednesday, September 26, 2012

SW:TOR has been suffering a lot in its short life. Mass exodus of players, complaints about lack of content and other problems have really begun to take its toll on the game. Now, to boost server populations, they have moved people to other servers and have shut down about 75% of their servers. So with all these things happening within the games first year, I keep asking myself "will Star Wars:The Old Republic make it until it's subscription change to free to play (F2P)/pay to play (P2P) in November?"

So I put it to you, my readers. What do you think?

Will Star Wars: The Old Republic make it to its F2P/P2P change in November? free polls 

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World of Wacraft: Mists of Pandaria - Exploiting....Already?

>> Tuesday, September 25, 2012

So just 4 hours after Europe gets Mists of Pandaria we got our first lvl90......really?!?! Ok, I get wanting to get a world first achievement, but to spend the first 4 hours of a new xpac pushing like crast to get to 90 is, in my opinion, well....crazy

So how did he do it? Super fast questing? Amazing dungeon running? Magic wand? No, no and no. It was an exploit and the use of a hack tool that can been seen ON THE VIDEO HE POSTED!!! Why would you post a video like that and brag about it?  That character should be nominated for a Darwin Award!

And of course, with all the buzz over it, Blizzard caught word and investigated and.....busted him back down to lvl87. I personally think he got off light. I think that since it clearly goes against the ToS he should have been rolled back to 85. After all, people have used exploits in the past and Blizzard always busts out

Hammer of Justice and starts pwning the noobs.

So I guess now we get to just sit back and wait to see if someone else finds an exploit and then goes and brags about it, lol.  Until then....Game on!

Room has it that the "Darwin Award" winner has infact has now also been hit with the Blizzard Ban-hammer. I'll post here as soon as I find out for certain.
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A look back at Warcraft pre-expansion events.

>> Monday, September 24, 2012

So tonight is the big night for WoW players.  World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launches at midnight tonight. Lets take a moment and look back at the past expansions and their pre-release events.

Debated as one of, if not the best expansion that Blizzard ever released for WoW. This incarnation brought us the Burning Legion in full force. We took the fight to them after the pre-release event had the Burning Legion flooding through the Dark Portal in to Azeroth to attack everything.  Demons flooding in to major cities to reek destruction and havok. It was pretty epic to be there.  The fighting of demons at the Dark Portal itself, both horde and alliance fighting them off was a very big event. Even the "random" spawning of Highlord Kruul in spots around Azeroth was very menacing.  Then came the unforseeable.....servers crashing. The only real down part of those days was that doing big events of that nature were not really a "happens all the time" kind of thing.  Blizzard was still learning how to manage server loads for events like this and there were times that before the launch and even after the launch, servers would be down for hours, sometimes up to 24 hours. But over time things levels off and became more stable and we began to have even more fun with the new expansion.  Below are some videos of the pre-burning crusade events.

BC event 1
BC event 2
BC event 3
BC event 4

This expansion changed a lot of things in the game.  It gave us a new harbour for Storwind, which seemed to be the perfect place to have one of the major pre-wrath launch events. This pre-launch event was tons of fun for some, and a HUGE P.I.T.A. for others.  Ghouls would show up in random spots around the world and if you attacked them and waited long enough, you would become infected. After being infected for a certain amount of time, you would explode and become a ghoul yourself.  You could then go out and kill any npc or player you could and if you got in to a big group, you could even explode and infect everyone around you. This upset some people since you could kill vendors too and would just slow things down for them. I thought it was perfect. It was annoying, inconvienent and just a giant pain and gave you a real feeling for the pain that was coming. But once you relaxed and enjoyed the event, it was really pretty fun to get a group of friends together and go in to Lakeshire and infect every single thing there.....not that I did that or anything, lol. There were also accropolis attacks would the world that would cause you to have to fight badass ghouls in places like Tanaris and send the accropolis' packing. It all can down to massive scourge attacks in some of the major cities. I don't mean ghouls or zombies. But also contructs (like Patchwerk from Naxx), and Frostwryms, pretty epic indeed. The servers were far more stable for this event showing that Blizzard had infact learned from last time. All in all, a good event. Below are some videos of the pre-wrath of the lich king events.

WOTLK event 1
WOTLK event 2

Not much to really be said here.  Well, imho, this was a rather big let down. The pre-launch events were a series of quests that gave you a little bit of information about the fact that doom itself was coming to the world. Problem was that they were spread out over serveral days and each one only took a few mins to complete. Some random earthquakes and elemental attacks happening around the world from time to time and some odd objects appearing in major cities was really about all there was to the event before the "big showdown" happened. The earth would quake and elementals would spawn in different sections of the major cities and players had to clear them out within a certain amount of time to be able to open a 5-man boss portal to get some epic gear, which was nice. Problem was that if you were in a city that had portals that you wanted gear out of and most people didn't, you would never be able to kill enough elementals to be able to get the portal opened up. Soon people began to stop fighting off the elementals and the entire event kind of died. Servers were very stable most of the time, although there was some down time on some of the server. I still feel that it was a really big let down.  Below are some videos of the pre-cataclysm events.


And I won't go in to the pre-Mists of Pandaria events all know them since you just did them, lol. If you played through the past events, you probably look back with good memories about them. If you didn't get a chance to be missed out on one hell of a party!  Well, enjoy your time playing WoW:MoP and until next time....Game On!

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It would seem that ALL of WoW is under attack.....wait a minute.........

>> Friday, September 14, 2012

Ok, so yes, it seems that all of World of Warcraft is under attack......all of the private servers that is. Funny how it would seem that other gaming private servers seems to be fine from this mass of attacks of private servers.  So far at least it is only WoW private servers, and it seems to be hitting all of them. It started about 3 weeks ago and has been spreading like wildfire. Now wait a minute.  Isn't WoW:MoP (World of Warcraft: Mists of Panderia) launching this month? And someone seems to be trying to take out all of the free private wow servers?  Smells pretty damn fishy to me.

Personally, I think that Blizzard has gone all passive-aggressive on us and is trying to, at least temporarily, take out the competition before the launch of it's newest expansion for WoW.  If that is the case, I wish that Blizzard would wise up and realize that those that play on free servers, some of them do have retail accounts and will in fact be playing MoP. And those that are not playing on retail servers, will not be playing on them just because of a new expansion. The lines are pretty much drawn and attacking the private servers isn't going to get people to play to play. We are far more patient then they give us credit for. I've already seen several servers been "put out of commission" just to be back up and running 4 days later.  Now I hope that I'm wrong about it being Blizzard because that would look really bad if it got back that it was them in some way. They are already dealing with bad press with the whole screenshot embedded information thing. Plus they have been losing players for awhile now.  If this turns out to be them, I think it would be a bigger hit to them then they might think.

With all that being said, if you play on a private server, don't give up. You site will be back up and running soon if it's down. If it hasn't happened to yours yet, it probably will soon so just be ready for it. Remember, you account will still be there when the server you play on comes back online. It'll just mean you have to play a bit longer to get get rid of the shakes from not playing faster, lol.

Will, until next time...Game On!
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Can't we all just get along: Private Warcraft server edition.

>> Monday, September 10, 2012

So as you all know, I play World of Warcraft on a couple of different free private servers. I play on a Blizzlike Burning Crusade server (, on a Cataclysm server ( and on a classic/vanilla WoW server ( These are all very fun places to play with all different types of players. Only problem is, apparently, we can't all just get along.

The Classic WoW server I play on has been under attack for about a week now.  Their servers have been up and down and it's been a fight to get them stable for everyone to play. The attackers aren't hacking or anything of that nature. No, they are doing something far more sinister, they are flooding the system with new accounts, causing everything to crash. This is something that they don't have a way to block where they are. Luckily, they are moving to a place that they will be able to stop this attack and allow the rest of us to actually play the game.

I just don't understand the need or want to do such a thing.  Look, If you have a problem with the server you are on, just stop playing there. If you have the need to attack something, make your efforts far more useful and attack something that SHOULD be attacked, like the pentagon (I'm just kidding, don't attack the pentagon.  If you guys are reading this, please don't come and arrest me. I'm just kidding.). If you really have a problem with the way other sites run things....go start one yourself, it's really not that hard to do.

But seriously, lets all try to just get along in the realm of private servers and have some fun.

Until next time....Game On!
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