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Friday, May 31, 2013

The name's Hawksmoor, Nathaniel Vinculus Hawksmoor...

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Funcom have revealed the cover for the new issue for the Secret World with this month's game directors letter. It's another brilliant piece of artwork that perfectly evokes what the issue storyline is all about. I also think it would make a brilliant poster (hint hint Funcom!). Check the new cover issue out below.


I've written about Issue 7 before and can't wait to get my Bond on.

In other news Funk Soul Brothers [FSB] live again, though in a slightly different form. My recent return to The Old Republic has seen the formation of Force Soul Brothers, my new guild. It's a small affair right now basically comprising my friends, and will probably stay that way for now. If you see us on The Red Eclipse server make sure to say hi!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Becoming a Sith

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I'd forgotten what a fun and solid MMO The Old Republic really is. I've really been enjoying my walk on the Dark Side, and Carinus, my Sith Warrior, has now completed all of the quest lines on Dromund Kass.


My enjoyment is, I'm sure, increased by the fact I'm playing with a regular group of friends, and also down to me re-subscribing to the game. The horrible free-to-play model is still an issue (yes, I know I keep banging on about it but it really annoys me). My wife recently reinstalled the game with the intention of joining our merry band, but all I heard for the first ten minutes were comments along the lines of "what, I can't even use that title I earned?", "they are seriously limiting me to that many hotbars?" and "how much! what a rip off!"....

Anyway, back to the good stuff...
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

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My thoughts on Star Wars The Old Republic have been pretty much completely logged via this blog. For the period of a year I was following the development of the game closely, and then continued to play after launch for around eight months. I loved the game and had a blast, then got distracted by The Secret World which totally blew me away.

Recently I've got back into The Old Republic, lured to the dark side by a couple of mates, one of whom is playing the game for the first time. Quite a bit has changed since I last played in anger, most notably the move to a free-to-play funding model. When the details of the new pricing model were originally revealed I was quite adamant that it would stop me returning to the game.


Still, the opportunity to finally play through the Empire storyline with a couple of friends was too good to resist, so I patched up and headed back into the galaxy, this time as a Sith Warrior.
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Friday, May 10, 2013

This is madness. This is Neverwinter.

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Neverwinter hasn't launched yet. Oh no siree. It's in "open beta", meaning anyone can play it for free and there will be no more character wipes. But it hasn't launched yet. People in global chat keep saying so if anyone points out anything negative. Which is a good job, because the servers have been down a lot, the game has seen major exploits (one of which saw people gaining a level every two minutes), and there are plenty of bugs and rough edges.

That's one ugly dwarf...

Just like every MMO launch then. Except Neverwinter hasn't launched yet. So that's ok. Here are some thoughts about the game anyway.
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Monday, May 06, 2013

Camelot Funded

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There were a few nervous moments towards the end (such as Amazon's Kickstarter payment servers going down for several hours just as Camelot Unchained was seeing its strongest funding period), but in the end Camelot Unchained reached its funding with ease.


Together with Mark Jacobs own cash injection that means CSE now have well over $5 million dollars to make their dream MMO. That might not sound like much, but Jacobs managed to make Dark Age of Camelot for only $2.5 million (and that included renting all the game servers after their publisher dropped out). As they don't need to create tons of PvE content they should have more than enough to deliver the game we all want to see.

So, for the first time in what seems like ages I'm now going to be spending a couple of years looking forwards to a new MMO. I think the last time was for EQ2.

I already have a few plans in place, and after talking it through with the old guild leaders I can reveal that my old Dark Age of Camelot guild will be rising from the ashes to begin anew.

More news on the new Artisans of Willow soon, but in the meantime a huge congratulations to Mark and the whole team at CSE. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!