Archive for August, 2009

Raffle Results (0)

August 31st, 2009 by , under World of Warcraft.

Well the raffle concluded today.  We had a grand total of two entries, and a total of 4 tickets purchased!  Not a lot of participation, so I can either assume everyone is already rich enough, or people haven’t caught on that reading the blog = free gold.

In any case, our winners were:

1st place – Cradexw – 5000g prize

2nd place – Bakana – 2500g prize

3rd place – Unclaimed – 1000g prize

Stay tuned for more events!

Heroes of Newerth (0)

August 26th, 2009 by , under Reviews.

Intro

Heroes of Newerth (HoN) is a new game in development by S2 Games. HoN is a stand-alone game based on the popular Warcraft III campaign, Defense of the Ancients. The game is currently in a semi-open beta, and is available for pre-order for $30.

The main goals of HoN was to address many shortcomings of DOTA, specifically limitations imposed by the aging Warcraft III engine. The game has an improved graphics engine, in-game voice, ladder and rating systems, improved online lobby, clan system, and other features.

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Raffle Event! (0)

August 23rd, 2009 by , under Uncategorized.

I’m going to try and keep up the weekly events, so I reckon it’s a good chance to try an old fashioned raffle.  Here are the details:

Prizes

1st – 5000g
2nd – 2500g
3rd – 1000g

Ticket Cost

50g each

Rules

You can buy as many tickets as you want.  The buying phase of the raffle will go on for 6 days, culminating in a live draw in game on Sunday, August 30th, 10pm (server time).  If you can’t be at the live drawing that’s alright, the prize can be collected any time.  If you win a prize, your tickets are removed from consideration for the subsequent drawing (ex: if you get the first place prize, you’re not eligible for the 2nd or 3rd place stuff).

Proceeds of the ticket buying will go towards funding of future weekly events (I’m not making any profit off of this).  This raffle is open to anyone interested in participating (guilded or not– though I don’t think we get many non-guildies visiting this board anyway).

You can send your gold, and a note of how many tickets you’d like to:

    Disciple (H – Mal’Ganis)

A final note about the legality, I consulted with customer service about hosting raffles in WoW, and it’s perfectly acceptable within the ToS.  Feel free to check for yourself if you have any doubts.

360 Raiders

I’ve always wanted to play Raiden Fighters naked. However, due to the public nature of arcades and the tendencies for cops to show up with clubs, being naked never happened.

This weekend, my dream came true. Not only did i play Raiden Fighters naked, but I also played Raiden Fighters 2 and Raiden Fighters Jet in an all-inclusive package called Raiden Fighter Aces for the Xbox 360.

Since this is my first Shining Force review, I’ll explain how this is going to work. I’m not going to assign this game a number value that tells you how good it is in less than two digits. I’m simply going to tell you what was WIN and what was FAIL in the game.

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Aion Flying Follow-up (0)

August 20th, 2009 by , under Reviews.

Flying Information

Wings become available at level 10, when you ascend and become a Daeva. Activating your wings has a small cool down, which I believe is under 10 seconds. You have a base flight time limit of approximately one minute, and as soon as you finish flying, it begins to recharge. Various items such as rings or amulets may have stat bonuses such as “Increases flying time by 3%.”, and there are upgraded wings you can purchase for your “Wing” equipment slot, which can double or more your flight time while also providing other bonuses.

Whenever your flight time is about to run out, and potentially drop you like a rock from the sky and kill you, a warning noise will sound. This alert is also heard by your group and/or raid, so that everyone is aware that they may need to stop so a member can rest their flight time. A tone also sounds when your flight activation cool down becomes available again.

Wings can be used in two fashions: Outright flying, and gliding.

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