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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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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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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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Top Ten Christmas Movies

For me, there is nothing not awesome about the Christmas time of year.  Living in Texas, despite having near zero chance of snow, this time of year still brings something magical to my home and my family.  This list changes for me from year to year, but I always enjoy making it!  I'll get right to the list, please feel free to reply with your favorites!   1. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1964 classic clay-animation version.   2. The Snowman 1982 - Very touching st

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17 Years of Awesome

I was a month or so into joining an established guild called "House of Blackrock" when I met Oonagh (then Audria) and created a friendship that would eventually lead to the beginning of the Covenant of the Phoenix.  I was level 12 and she was level 5 on the Darktide server of Asheron's Call.  I was also just recently 22 years old and rocking my way through life in the fast lane.  I would love to say it was just so easy to formulate the plan that would eventually lead to this community's fut

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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

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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

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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  

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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

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Legend of the Purple Barneys

Some say it's a myth, others say they once saw them playing cards with Bigfoot. Nevertheless, you will all soon know the truth behind the LEGEND of the Purple Barneys.   After yet another amazingly awesome PvP experience in Keshatta, the Covenant of the Phoenix and it's allies were hanging out and having a good time talking about the aforementioned pwnage and throwing a few jokes around.   It was but a few minutes into the conversation when jokes about funny guild names emerged.   Skjoldr

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From: How people find their way to the CotP

There are three main ways that people find their way to the Covenant of the Phoenix website, and subsequently, CotP membership.   1. They link directly, most likely as a result of being recruited in-game and given the URL address.   2. They google search for "family gaming guild" or something similar and end up here.   3. They find us via links to this website located on another website.   Today we'll focus on item 3.   First off, how do these links get on other sites?   Many ways, b

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CotP Economy FAQ now available

Hit the tutorials for the FAQ or just go to the link below.   There are many other aspects of the CotP Economy that won't make it into the FAQ anytime soon, so feel free to ask any questions you have in a reply.   If you wish to have a stock tied to your forum performance, just ask me here and I'll get one up.   I hope you enjoy it, have some fun!   http://www.covenantofthephoenix.com/forums/tutorials/article/4-cotp-economy-faq/   Source: CotP Economy FAQ now available

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PvP and the CotP

Please be very clear on this....the CotP will never hold back a single member or leader from attempting to establish CotP entities on PVE servers whilst there are established PvP plans and opportunities available.   Likewise, the veteran CotP leadership will also never hold back vital statistically backed data to help inform this membership and leadership during the installation and procurement of plans that will best secure an expansion chapter's long-term success.   The overriding goal of

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From: Screenshot Request

Please upload all your guild hall/city/house/mansion/base pictures to the Gallery as soon as possible. I need them for an upcoming CotP story.   Thanks!   Source: Screenshot Request

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Covenant of the Phoenix Visitors by Country

The Covenant of the Phoenix pride's itself on being an international gaming community with gamers from all over the globe. This blog entry will be revealing the glorious top ten CotP countries ranked by visitors. In the past couple months, we've been visited by 116 countries including several visits from countries like Iran, Sudan, China and even a visit from Mongolia. Unfortunately, we've not yet received any visits from Greenland or Madagascar...   And now, the top ten.   Obviously, wi

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From: New Website Features: (So Far)

This is just a post to outline what we've created so far...it will continue to grow. I'll update as necessary.   Main Page: Has the latest stories from the community, chapters and front page news we want to try and get all members to read.   Official Chapter Page: Shows all our current active chapters and their leaders. (All active chapters also have their own page)   Community Page: Shows the latest community news, member spotlights as well as our facebook and twitter connections. (like

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New Website

Here is a list of folks who contributed to the creation of our new site:   I want to give clear and present credit to Damis for the original idea of using rocket-themes. He did a fantastic job of managing the plan from start to finish.   Design: Damis, Throne CSS/Scripts: Damis, Throne Joomla Setup: Damis, Throne, Tagon Social Media Setup: Tagon, Damis Graphics: Throne, Damis, Tagon, Elric, Mirathel, Killercod IPB Setup: Damis, Throne DB Migration: Damis Joomla Content: Throne, Damis

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