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By Elric

Wolcen: Major Content Patch

If you haven't already heard, Wolcen just dropped a huge 1GB content patch yesterday (6/24/2019). They added a lot of good stuff, and they are really moving along in the development path.  If you haven't heard of "Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem" before, it is an Action RPG similar to Diablo III that is being developed for Steam by Wolcen Studios.  On a side note, it is on sale this week for 20% off!
https://store.steampowered.com/app/424370/Wolcen_Lords_of_Mayhem/
 
 
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By Throne

ATLAS: Present and Future

We have been at it since day one, that ugly and...well, let's just stick with ugly...launch. Even through the lag muck and server instability, you could read the stars and see the potential.  Right off the bat it was only for the tough, and we barreled through the glitchy log-ins, the shaky starter zones and the wretched "lawless" starting areas and found our way to the rafts.  Some were able to get to our island after 3-4 hours of learning how to tack, zig zag and fight through server borders and with a full stack of human hides, and then some were finally rescued after what seemed like days of being eaten alive by scorpions and crocodiles, only to quickly get used to dying to the cold, the wolves, the alpha horses, the water, the sharks and each other's general noob mistakes.
Yes, with the known developer, we did try to ARK it, or Dark and Light it...hell, we've even tried to Life is Feudal this one....and Atlas is just NOT those games.  Some visuals and sounds are there, but the depth and options and functionality is just SO much more.  What really took the game from just another ARK expansion to, the potential mmo of the decade, was getting out on our first schooner, the SS Skjoldr (video below).  The experience was entirely PvE, but when you have 13 people packed on to a single vessel and the guys repairing the ship are as vital as the helmsman steering and the deckhands manning the sails, it became something I haven't seen in a game since our friday night flights on the Decimator back in SWG.
We have had just a blast learning the game and surviving our island and our neighbors over the past couple weeks.  Though it may appear as if we are well off enough, growing from 30 actives day one, to more than double that now, we absolutely could use more folks interested in living the Atlas life.  Whether you are interested in navigating the high seas, captaining a brigand, farming the tundra, mucking through politics, taming elephants or exploring the massive (30-40 hours of sailing from one end to the other) world, it is all here and we have many members willing to help you get started.
Here is a few screencaps and videos to give you an idea of what we have been up to:
 
 




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By Throne

Xalt defeats Elric for 2018 Fantasy Football Crown

Xalt's Zappers smirk at expectations, knock off Elric's Arksters in 171.07-127.47 rout

Both teams exceeded their projected point totals, but it was Xalt's Zappers who got the victory, cruising to a 171.07-127.47 win over Elric's Arksters. Elric's Arksters earned a 3.86-point lead on Saturday behind Joey Bosa (2.18 points) and Mike Williams (1.68), but Xalt's Zappers held the lead the rest of the way. They were led by Matt Ryan (25.46 points) and Damien Williams (22.53). Ben Roethlisberger (42.22 points) and T.Y. Hilton (19.4) led the charge for Elric's Arksters in the loss. This marks the second time this season Xalt's Zappers have beaten Elric's Arksters, after winning 118.28-117.7 in their last matchup. Xalt's Zappers end the season at 12-4, while Elric's Arksters finish the campaign at 9-7.
 
Matchup Highlights

Sunday Early    There were players with standout moments on both teams early Sunday, after which Xalt's Zappers owned a 125.41-53.13 lead. Matt Ryan had a 75-yard touchdown pass and a 44-yard touchdown pass for Xalt's Zappers, while David Njoku had a 66-yard catch. T.Y. Hilton made the highlight reel for Elric's Arksters with a 55-yard catch.

Sunday Late    Both teams had players with big-time moments on Sunday afternoon, but it was Xalt's Zappers who took the lead, 148.54-96.80. For Xalt's Zappers, Robert Woods had a 39-yard touchdown catch. Ben Roethlisberger made the highlight reel for Elric's Arksters with a 20-yard touchdown pass and a 49-yard pass.

Sunday Night    Harrison Butker had a 54-yard field goal for Elric's Arksters, who trailed 171.07-118.27 after Sunday Night Football.
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"Happy" Birthday...

Ever feel unwelcome, unwanted, and alone? Ever felt all of these on what is usually for most, a happy day? Well, I'm feeling that right now!   Lets rewind a bit, give some backstory, shall we? I'm now 24 years old; when I was born the Hammer and Sickle was ceasing to fly, the US was busy in Gulf War One, and the Internet was still being used mostly by universities and governments. Hell, I can still remember Neopets, and the birth of Ebay. Of course, that was when I was still living with my b

Lazurkri

Lazurkri

 

The Elder Scrolls Online - After 291 Hours

291 Hours.   That is how long it took me to become of the Legendary Hero of the Daggerfall Covenant. To stop Molag Bal and save all of Nirn. To collect every single skyshard available to the Daggerfall Covenant. Every public dungeon. Group Dungeon. Solo Dungeon. Quest. World Boss. All those blasted Dark Anchors and Mage Guild books.   Did I mention I was the Emperor of Cyrodiil for a bit?   And now I get to do it all again in the Veteran Rank content. Seems like they are starting me out i

Liquid Wolf

Liquid Wolf

 

About Shadowbane

History of Shadowbane   Shadowbane was a free fantasy role-playing video game (MMORPG) created by Wolfpack Studios and published on March 25, 2003 by Ubisoft for Windows and Mac platforms. Originally commercial and subscription-driven, Shadowbane was launched in March 2003, and was the creation of text-MUD veterans J. Todd Coleman, James Nance, Josef Hall, Patrick Blanton and Robert Marsa and a team of 45 programmers, designers, artists and featured music by composer David Beaupre. It closed o

Eldonis

Eldonis

 

Your Character.....The depth of choices between level 1 and level 75

First things First......Character Creation Shadowbane is a PVP driven type of a game that your entire build and plan for your character will determine your ultimate success or failure. You start out by none other than character creation. This is a feat all in its own. Due to Shadowbane's creation system you not only choose race, character role, and looks, but also you choose starting stats in the form of runes. As far as playable races, you got plenty of choices;   Aelfborn (half elves) A

Eldonis

Eldonis

 

Have you ever thought about creating a...?

Welcome, what follows is, what I hope, a reasonable account of what or an attempt there of, can be involved in taking an idea from the mind to the finished product. I know I skip all sorts of steps but I hope it gives you the reader an idea of just how much can be involved.   If not I hope I provided you with a solution to that nighttime insomnia.   * * * I know many of us have watched a movie, a television show even a play or sat down and read a book or played a computer and come awa

Ztuke

Ztuke

 

The Elder Scrolls Online - The Best MMO of 2014 That No One Wants to Pay For

So I've been in a few of The Elder Scrolls Online Betas. Three before the February 7th Beta.   I'll be honest... Those three didn't grab me. I created a character, hopped in, did a few quests... and logged out.   My background on why. TLDR: My perspective on MMOs had become such that I forgot I could do ANYTHING in these games, so was not playing them with the right mind.   So the Feb 7th TESO beta comes around.   Lets make a Templar. I'm going to go High Damage and Healing... in Heavy

Liquid Wolf

Liquid Wolf

 

28 and 2014

So it would seem I'm turning 28, and 2014 is shaping up to be a good year.   I've been somewhat MIA for a good while now - Most of 2013 to be precise - and I'm in the process of settling back into the swing of things.   2013 consisted of me: Getting engaged in May. Buying a house in July Graduating with my BS in December.   It was a pretty hectic year. The wedding is coming up June 21, 2014.   But Games... Miniature Games, Video Games. Board Games, Role Playing Games.... I've suddenl

Liquid Wolf

Liquid Wolf

 

Desegregation - Breaking Through the "PvP Game" Myth

<<This blog is intended for the Pathfinder Online community.>>   The "PvP Game" Myth   I'm sure you've all encountered it. You come into a new game where PvP is enabled, early on in the game someone kills you for absolutely no reason and shortly after you notice a PM "Welcome to (Game's Name)." The proponents of this type of play always say, "It's a PvP game, the point is to kill people." But is this really the intent? Does the ability to engage in Open World PvP automatically me

Andius

Andius

 

Character Creation

Character creation can be a holy experience. It is a virtual baptism, a chance to wipe the slate clean and attempt to rebuild yourself according to a direction you set. It's easy to get drunk on that sense of possibility.   The problem comes when you're an altaholic like me. Much like real alcohol dependency, you build up a tolerance. Each individual drink and each gaming reset builds your tolerance, makes the next hit a little less impactful. I tend to constantly reset, delete, reset, delete.

AWK

AWK

 

VPN Log Review Case Study

As an eDiscovery professional, I found the below article quite interesting.....especially considering the below linked video from the Onion from a couple years ago.   http://www.theonion....-oversea,14329/     Case Study: Pro-active Log Review Might Be A Good Idea   Andrew Valentine January 14th, 2013   With the New Year having arrived, it’s difficult not to reflect back on last year’s caseload. While the large-scale data breaches make the headlines and are widely discussed among secu

Throne

Throne

 

What Happened to the MMO?

I have played almost every MMO that has come out, be it the beta or a subscription for the last 16 years. My first was a little 2d gem called The Realm that was actually a lot of fun.     Then came what I feel is the MMO that started it all, it was not the first but in my option is still the best, UO. The only game to date that made me feel as I was part of a living breathing world. Others have tried but failed and most do not even come close or even try. It's sad and I blame it on the next

Bakath

Bakath

 

What is 'Covenant of the Phoenix'?

Back again, fellow Guildies. Last time I weighed you down with a lot of personal information about myself and promised you a more interesting read this time around. So I figured why not look at the guild as a whole instead of one ol' little member, hmm?   I'm not going to go too deep into the history of the Covenant, especially since that's already covered and way out of my time line. If you're curious about how Covenant of the Phoenix came to be, Throne has posted the first part of it's histo

Nitrous

Nitrous

 

Introductions

Hello, Phoenix Guildies!   Since I figured I got a bit of time on my hands, it's time to start working on a blog. Seems to be a fairly empty section of the site, which is a darn shame, considering I find this could be a handy way of getting to know your fellow guild mates outside of your own chapter.   So for our first entry here, I thought I might go ahead with introductions. Who I am, what I've done, and what you can expect from this.   My name is Alan, though I go under the online name

Nitrous

Nitrous

 

TERA SUPPORT IS HILARIOUS

Conversation between CotP member "Smurph" and TERA Support   SubjectChat Session Discussion Thread GM Dubstar said...05/12/2012 12:30 AMLet me know if you have any other questions..   Brandon “GM Dubstar” EME Customer Support - Specialist     ** OUR STAFF WILL NEVER ASK FOR YOUR PASSWORD ** ** Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe** Chat Transcript05/12/2012 12:29 AMHi, my name is GM Dubstar. How may I help you? Smurph .: Hey. Smurph .: How are you doing? Smurph .: Uhm. One second pleas

Throne

Throne

 

Classical Music

Here is my top ten favorite classical music pieces. I'm not a buff by any means, but I do enjoy some good classics every now and then.     1. In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Opus 46 - 1876       2. Lacrimosa (Requiem) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem Mass in D Minor (K. 626) - 1791     3. O Fortuna - Carl Orff - First movement from Carmina Burana - 1935       4. Morning Mood - Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Opus 23 - 1875  

Throne

Throne

 

CotP History: Part 1

September 2000 - Asheron's Call: Darktide     Throne, then known as "Ceraphim", met Oonagh, then "Audria" in the Gharundim desert town of Al Arqas where she swore fealty to the idealistic young warrior....and subsequently, the idea behind what would some day become the Covenant of the Phoenix was born.   Al Arqas was mostly known for a decent out of the way place to start a new character....and that was about it. It was a fairly nice place to have a life-stone bind and a semi-nearby archm

Throne

Throne

 

Ork Murder and Wizards

So this is my first venture into blog territory, and i thought it would be appropriate because i love to write and give people something to enjoy. I entitled this 'Joe's Uber Fun Blog' in reference to my youtube show 'Joe's Uber Fun Hour' which is very different to your usual viewing, anyway i didnt start this to talk about my show (youtube.com/joesuberfunhour )   so, to the article at hand   Ork Murder and Wizards   For me, as an Australian, Space Marine releases tomorrow, and by god i am

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