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CotP and Fallout 76

Fallout 76's full release date was announced at Bethesda's E3 conference, and it's coming this year on November 14th, 2018 on PC
Now, please feel free to rewind your gaming memory to June, 2015...
ARK: Survival Evolved's early release showed up on Steam, and surprised the heck out of most CotP members, including myself.  Despite the server stability and networking issues, the game was quite a hit with CotP members and certainly made a lasting impact on this community.
While Fallout 76 is not sneaking up on anyone who doesn't live under a rock, I am personally hoping for another CotP adventure filled with good times akin to our experience in the early days of ARK's early release.  I hope to meet plenty of CotP gamers who I haven't had the opportunity to game with in the past, and potentially add a few new names to my eternal (short)  list of people I generally pretend to like.  Similar to ARK, I also expect we will have enough participation to garner some internal competition....(hopefully a change from the standard Throne's team vs Damis' team we generally end up in).
We do not have any plans for an official CotP group in the current BETA, however, as always, we will rely on our established team of early testers to give us a head start on how the game plays and where the early focus needs to be.
The group forum is up and open to whomever would like to join in on the discussions and plans.
General information:  
 
 
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By Elric

New Ark Expansion!

If you haven't already seen it, the new Ark expansion was released yesterday.  The new expansion, "Extinction", takes the players back to Earth to find a ravaged homeworld with all sorts of new creatures and challenges.  It seems like they've taken some popular mod content and created some massive "Titans" that function as world bosses throughout the new map. 
The new launch trailer: 
 
COTP does not have an "official" server right now.  Currently Cecil and I run a private server for any COTP members that want to join.  Hit me up via PM if you would like to give it a try!  We are working with our hosting company to get the new expansion server up today.
Here is the official content notes from the Steam page:
 
 
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By Damis

MapleStory 2 Chapter Created.

October 6th, Covenant of the Phoenix created a new chapter in MapleStory 2 on the North America East server.  MapleStory 2 will officially launch on October 10th, but people can start playing the game now if they bought a Head Start account. 
MapleStory 2 is a new MMORPG set in a colorful 3D block universe. Vastly different than the original game, MapleStory 2 will allow players to build their own worlds, levels, and share them with each other. The familiar Action RPG combat is back, but this time in a 3D isometric angle.
MapleStory 2 takes place before the events of MapleStory, and the rise of the Black Mage. The origin of the world's life, time, and space are kept in balance through the actions of three Sages, who live in Lapenta. Dark forces, however, broke the balance and put the world in crisis.
COTP Chapter Page: https://covenantofthephoenix.com/gc/25-maplestory-2/
Game Link:  http://maplestory2.nexon.net/en/landing
Head Start info:  http://maplestory2.nexon.net/en/founders
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By Damis

Star Wars Galaxies Emulator Server.

Star Wars Galaxies is a sandbox MMO set in the Star Wars universe shortly after the destruction of the first Deathstar above Yavin IV.  Star Wars Galaxies officially closed on 15th December 2011.  SWGEmu aims to emulate Star Wars Galaxies in it's Pre-CU era, version 14.1. The current game is stable, and all the classes are working, such as the creature handler, droid engineer and Jedi. 
We have members playing on the Basilisk server which has a large and active community base.  We have established a city on Dantooine and have entertainers and doctors available to buff members.
Some of the CotP members have started doing the Jedi Village quests on their way to becoming a Jedi.  Note, this the pre-nge Jedi, which requires players to put in time and effort to actually earn something great.  I was one of a handful of Jedi in our old CotP guild on Bloodfin in the original game and I can personally attest that becoming a Jedi was the proudest moment in my gaming history.  It took Months of hard work, but when I finally crafted and activated my light saber, it sent chills down my back.  No other game has ever given me that sort of satisfaction.  
The emu server does not have Jump to Lightspeed (JTL) working yet, but they do have shipwrights in place.  When JTL finally gets rolled out, I expect there will be a surge of veterans players returning to the game. 
Members interested in trying out the game or would like more information should contact Aveno in discord.
Basilisk 
https://www.swgemu.com/forums/content.php
Rules and policies
https://www.swgemu.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=120
 
 
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    CotP and Fallout 76

    Fallout 76's full release date was announced at Bethesda's E3 conference, and it's coming this year on November 14th, 2018 on PC

    Now, please feel free to rewind your gaming memory to June, 2015...

    ARK: Survival Evolved's early release showed up on Steam, and surprised the heck out of most CotP members, including myself.  Despite the server stability and networking issues, the game was quite a hit with CotP members and certainly made a lasting impact on this community.

    While Fallout 76 is not sneaking up on anyone who doesn't live under a rock, I am personally hoping for another CotP adventure filled with good times akin to our experience in the early days of ARK's early release.  I hope to meet plenty of CotP gamers who I haven't had the opportunity to game with in the past, and potentially add a few new names to my eternal (short)  list of people I generally pretend to like.  Similar to ARK, I also expect we will have enough participation to garner some internal competition....(hopefully a change from the standard Throne's team vs Damis' team we generally end up in).

    We do not have any plans for an official CotP group in the current BETA, however, as always, we will rely on our established team of early testers to give us a head start on how the game plays and where the early focus needs to be.

    The group forum is up and open to whomever would like to join in on the discussions and plans.

    General information:  

     

     

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    FYI, we will definitely be playing the PC version to start out.....Bethesda says they have no current plans for cross-platform at release.

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    I’m concerned about my pc. I already planned on upgrading my GPU from a 760 gtx 2gb to a 1060 gtx 6gb but I’m worried about my processor. Running an I5 4670k and I don’t know if that’s enough. Really don’t want to drop $600 before I can even play the game

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    • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz or AMD FX-8320.
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB or AMD Radeon R9 380.
    • RAM: 8GB.
    • Windows: Win 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 64 BIT.
    • DirectX: Dx 11.
    • HDD space: 50 GB.

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    I have seen those requirements.  However, I have also seen these.  https://bethesda.net/en/games/FAOCS1PCBG01BASE?dclid=CKvUnvyNvt4CFYPEwAodPzcIlQ&utm_campaign=21893868&utm_creative=107988466&utm_medium=232628656&utm_source=4782901

    Lots of info out there and tough to decide on whats what.....

     

    PC Requirements

    Minimum:

    OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
    Processor: Intel Core i5-6600k 3.5 GHz /AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz or equivalent
    Memory: 8 GB RAM
    Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 285 2GB or equivalent
    Storage: 60 GB of free disk space

    Recommended

    OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
    Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
    Memory: 8 GB RAM
    Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 4GB / AMD R9 290X 4GB
    Storage: 60 GB available space

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    I'm planning on buying this, but I may hold off for a bit before getting into it. I just started playing Destiny 2 and ordered the expansion for it. Together with WoW, that'll keep me busy for a while.

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    I got a chance to try out Fallout 76 during one of the Beta events... It definitely has some solid gameplay.  I was really looking forward to this one, but I think I'll end up postponing my purchase for now.  The new Ark expansion dropped last night, so I'll be busy with that for the forseeable future. All in all though, Fallout 76 has some serious potential.  It felt like they took the strong storyline and other popular aspects of Fallout gameplay, and then shifted the style of the game to be more survival-focused like 7 Days to Die.

    Keep us all posted on what you guys think of the game as you play!

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