In order to enter some raid-level dungeons in World of Warcraft, you are required to be ‘attuned’ to those dungeons (usually signified by a key added to your keychain). Attunements are a carryover from EQ, and Blizzard has shown remarkable self-awareness about the complexity of the attunement process, even poking fun at their actual attunement process on April Fool’s Day.
A couple of months ago, World of Warcraft removed Attunements from its highest level dungeons. The removal of attunements from these dungeons beg the question – is Attunement just too hardcore for the larger audience that is now playing MMOs, thanks to WoW? Or do they still offer positive value? Continue reading
Sanya has the story. I’m just now getting to it because I’m lame.
Anyone who has ever run one a service with CS costs is nodding their heads in understanding, whereas the customers are outraged. This is because your average customer cannot even IMAGINE the actual problem. It is not people who complain once a month or even once a week, but MULTIPLE TIMES PER DAY. Which is to say that the people who are the actual problem are not normal people. Continue reading
This guild is more hardcore than yours.
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 17 (Xinhua) — Brazilian Police arrested a gang on Tuesday that kidnapped the top scorer of online game GunBound in order to force him to transfer his gaming account to them.
Once giant robots started kicking the shit out of each other, all was forgiven.
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Try to find all the cutesey in-jokes in this article: Woman Arrested for WoW Love Affair.
This morning, somebody sent me the following link with this quote: “I have seen the second coming of the party game, and it is called Rock Band. All hail.”
Now that the developers of Guitar Hero (Harmonix) are working on that, the owners of the Guitar Hero franchise (Red Octane) have their work cut out for them. They’ve released an abbreviated song list from Guitar Hero 3, which includes Smashing Pumpkins, Tenacious D and the Beastie Boys. My favorite part: according to Wikipedia, Living Colour went to the studio to re-record ‘Cult of Personality’ after the original masters could not be found. More dubiously, ‘battle mode’ will grant the ability to mess with your opponent’s guitar playing, such as breaking his strings or overloading his amp. Continue reading