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    By Damis

    Valheim is hottest new survival and exploration game.

    Valheim is a game about exploring a huge fantasy world inspired by Norse mythology and Viking culture. You start your adventure at the relatively peaceful center of Valheim. The further from the center you travel, the more challenging the world becomes. But you will also find more valuable materials that you can use to craft deadlier weapons and sturdier armor. You will also build your own Viking strongholds and outposts all over the world. Eventually, you will build a mighty longship and sail the great oceans in search of exotic lands … but be wary of sailing too far...
    Key features:
    Huge procedurally-generated world - explore and inhabit mystical lands, from mysteriousforests to imposing snow-topped mountain ranges and stunning meadows, complete with their own creatures of legend to battle and wildlife to hunt. Co-op PvE (2-10 players) - - Whether you want to brave the lands alone or venture with trusted allies, Valheim supports independent, player-hosted servers and unlimited world creation. We recommend playing co-op with 3-5 players. Punishing dodge & block based combat system with a wide range of weapons Build & sail ships - from flimsy rafts to imposing warships, build legendary vessels to conquer the seas and discover new lands. Summon and defeat vengeful primordial bosses of myth and legend, and collect trophies to progress and craft new powerful items Flexible house and base building system - raise mead halls, farms, settlements outposts, castles and more. Intuitive item crafting - forge the finest weapons and armour, and craft food and mead. Dedicated server- for players who want to run a persistent server. https://store.steampowered.com/app/892970/Valheim/
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    By Damis

    Star Trek Online campaign to help Boys & Girls Clubs of America

    Star Trek Online is teaming up with Groupees.com to help out a great charity: Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). BGCA’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Want to get your hands on some amazing Star Trek Online items, and help charity? Here’s how it works:
    Head to Groupees.com from January 28th to February 4th, and pick one of the two tiers, and donate the amount that feels right to you.
    Available for all platforms (PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4)
    Tier 1
    Base Cost: $2 Items: Black Alert Tribble Title: Charitable Tier 2
    Base Cost: $10 Items: Everything from Tier 1 Command Dreadnought Bundle 1 Gold Tech Upgrade 1 Fleet Ship Module
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    By Damis

    Earth & Beyond Emulator

    Earth & Beyond Emulator is a Persistent State Galaxy game that you play exclusively over the Internet, which means that you and thousands of other players will mold and shape the game world as you play. If you create or destroy something, it stays that way after you've logged off. Basically, you play in a dynamic and changing virtual world.
    The game was released in 2002, so do not expect today's quality of graphics. But once you start playing you won't notice this.  The biggest problem with this game is that there just isn't enough time in a day to do all you want to do!
    Pilot your own starship, adventure in a massive galaxy, and take part in a thriving community.
    Alien encounters, fierce combat, cutthroat commerce, new discoveries, perilous quests, strategic alliances, diplomatic backstabbing await you!
    Races
    Progen, a genetically-altered and advanced race. Jenquai, great philosophers seeking eternal life. Terrans, the original humans of Earth. https://www.net-7.org/
    https://forum.enb-emulator.com/
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    By Damis

    Covenant Football League - 2020 Champion Crowned

    Cecil's Valar beat Xalt's Zappers for win in 179.28-105.44 rout and were crowned the Covenant Football League Champion for the 2020 season!
    1st Place  -  Cecil's Valar
    2nd Place  -  Xalt's Zappers
    3rd Place  -  Elric's Arksters
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    By Damis

    Albion Online - Big Changes for Season 11

    This Season introduces the 20v20 Crystal League, allowing all players to join fair and exciting 20v20 battles. Match rules are similar to the 5v5 League, but with an entirely new map similar to the old city fight map. As in the 5v5 League, Level 1 matches are knockdown only and offer perfect training for newcomers; risks and rewards increase greatly with each subsequent level, culminating in a final Level 6 match at the end of the season.

    Alongside the new 20v20 league, Crystal League Season Points have been rebalanced, and a new Daily Point Limit for the Crystal League has been implemented.
    Season 11 also brings other far-reaching changes and improvements to open-world guild warfare in Albion:
    World Boss Zone Improvements to make these zones into valuable Fame Farming hotspots and lead to more midsize open-world fights Castle Scoring Changes and Minimum Distance Increase to split large forces and reduce overcrowded clusters Ability to Skip Overcrowded Clusters and jump directly to an adjoining cluster to join the fight https://albiononline.com/en/news/season-11-starts-saturday
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    1. Our adventure thus far... As we prayed to the gods, we knew we could not stay. All of our work was for naught and we would have to abandon our village in hopes that the gods would bless our next location, that is, if we lived to see it. No one could have foreseen the frozen hell that we walked into. First it was the wolves, then the bears, then we ran out of food and then, winter hit. Eating roots dug from the frozen ground while living in huts made of branches and dirt was not what we had envisioned freedom to be....but it was better than the galleys, and it was enough to keep us ali
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    2. When you find yourself in that position of decision maker, where the decision is required and you have less than all the information you want, you better be ready and willing to make that decision. Some would say that the risk involved is not worth the potential negativity, loss or pain of failure. I personally argue that a great failure through action will be remembered much more fondly than the status quo or mediocrity via inaction. It is this fearlessness in decision making that is necessary to be a leader in this community. Creating memories worth remembering is what we do here in
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    3. We live in the sub-arctic region of this world, so we knew Winter was coming. However, with all the unknowns that winter brings, we still were not entirely sure we had done enough over the warm period to warrant a feeling toward comfortable preparedness. We were certain we would not run out of food this year, which was good, but we were not so sure about our flax storage, and even less about our storage for straw. It is a different feeling for sure, to try and predict what our needs will be five months down the road. It is quite exhilarating to have that thought process be a part of our gu
      6 points
    4. Due to the nature of the events of the evening I was unable to acquire any visual aids to go along with this story so I will do my best to fill in the visuals with Disney Movie Pictures. The evening began as most evenings do. The forges were firing, the tanning tubs were bubbling and you could hear Vance's horses trotting around nearby. The air was cold and frigid and there was a light snow making the dark night even darker. It wasn't enough to halt the progress as the Phoenix crew slaved through the night marching forward progressing the development of the settlement.
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    5. Our community has many great leaders who are always willing to step up and take on the challenges of the day. Leaders who are always willing to help others by sharing ideas or experiences, by encouraging and pushing the limits of themselves the people around them and the community as a whole , or by simply being there when needed. Leaders willing to take on the tough or tedious jobs to ensure our Community has what it needs to not only survive but thrive. Any leader in this group from those who have only led a raid in a single chapter to those who have worked hard for years have all changed ou
      5 points
    6. Over the past year or so COTP has been going back and forth on the idea of a centralized Discord server. While we still really like using Mumble, Discord is slowly catching up with the available features. I know a couple chapters such as BDO and FFXIV were running their own Discord server as it has some functions that Mumble does not. While the debate between using Mumble vs. Discord is still ongoing; we have decided to officially start the COTP Discord server that we will run for the entire guild. The hope is that we will bring all of our chapters back together on a centralized server. We
      4 points
      • Graded Mode
      • 60 minutes
      • 12 Questions
      • 21 Players
      This is the official COTP Sentry Exam. Please note that this is a timed quiz and it is not "open book". The quiz system is designed in such a way that you will automatically fail if you switch windows / tabs to look up an answer somewhere. With that being said; make sure to read the COTP Guild Charter before taking this exam. Many of the answers to these questions can be found in the Charter. Please reach out to your COTP chapter leader if you have any questions.
      4 points
    7. The leadership here in the Covenant of the Phoenix is fantastic...fantastic yet diverse. We have a prismatic group of leaders who are different in so many ways. Some may choose to see all our differences in leadership style as an obstacle - dividing or delaying rather than unifying and progressing. However, we see our diversity as a stepping-stone. We focus on the individuals' strengths and use their strengths in a very goal-driven way within our community. We are so fortunate to have leaders like the one being appointed to Sentinel today who have joined and given us that unique edge needed to
      4 points
    8. It was my pleasure to approve Elric's original application, welcoming him into the CotP family. I have known Elric since he joined the CotP community and been in many of the same chapters with him. His commitment to CotP and those game chapters can not be questioned. He has shown his leadership qualities and passion at every turn. Elric has impressed both myself and many of the CotP leadership as a person that you can rely on to do what is in the best interest of CotP and its members. He has helped to make CotP what it is today. It was my pleasure to recommend and be involved in
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    9. 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 heaved forth a starkly hilarious suggestion of "Barney Guild"....followed quickly be the realizatio
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    10. Covenant of the Phoenix establishes a new chapter in Bless Online on May 29, 2018. The chapter is based on the North American server called Sforza under the banner of the the Hieron faction. Bless is set in a seamless fantasy world. The main story revolves around a decade-long war between two factions, the nation of Hieron and the nation of Unión. The game world is separated by different climatic zones. Players can choose their character's race and class, with race determining which faction they align with. Players can join PvP castle sieges, to advance their faction power. Winning sie
      3 points
    11. Battle for Azeroth, the latest World of Warcraft expansion, launches today! The expansion focuses on faction warfare - Alliance vs Horde - with War Mode enabling World PVP among a number of other new features, continents and gameplay. Check out the main site and the wowhead guide for more information on the expansion. The main guild is Alliance on Dalaran and there is a Horde alt guild on Durotan and the placeholder Alliance guild remains on Ysera. Purchase of the expansion gives a level 110 character boost, so you can pick your character and jump in with us right away. Even if yo
      3 points
    12. There are four basic characteristics that great leaders possess. The first trait is a will to lead. Leaders want to lead. And they embrace the opportunity to do so. Second, great leaders are willing to make the difficult decisions, the tough decisions that no one else wants to make. Great leaders never pass the buck to a future generation. They confront the brutal realities. They meet them head on. They don't ignore them. They address them as best they can. It's a matter of honor. Third, great leaders believe in something bigger than themselves. People want to follow those servi
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    13. The Covenant of the Phoenix, along with its allies, defeated the 100+ strong Chinese army last night in CotP's first large scale entanglement involving Life is Feudal's battle system. The war is literally for the entire Buyan server. With most European and American based clans, kingships and guilds living in the northern regions putting aside their existing arguments in favor of dealing with the massive invasion of Chinese clans and influence, the Warband Allance was proactive in throwing down the gauntlet and looking to deal a blow to CPLA's city claim. The risk is certain. Win, a
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    15. 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 away thinking, "I could have done better", but could you? It is easy to say such things, but be hon
      3 points
    16. 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 history right here. Personally, I think everyone should at least give it a look through. It's good to kno
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    17. Link to Source Material Caught the story above today, and since I'm 40 it caught my attention! We (folks my age) ARE the pioneers of the video game, the generation that crossed the atlantic to found a new world, the ones who braved the wild west and settled the gamer nation: most of us teething on the Atari 2600 and Intellivision consoles of the eighties, or beginning our gaming careers on a Comodore 64 or Apple IIe long ago. We were the ones feeding millions of dollars worth of quarters into arcade games back in the day. Now, we are the ones buying the lions share of video games these
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    18. A YouTube streamer named "Kanon" has put together some really solid guides for launch week in ArcheAge Unchained. I would highly recommend you check these out (videos below). However, here is the "TLDR" if you don't want to watch the first video:
      2 points
    19. Chinese tactics: Large & Small Characters War of Resources. Engage at distance first. Auto-loot Auto-aim. Infantry & pets engage only after snipers have started killing in area. Fire wagon Horse for quick response. Position distance shooters. Engage with supported wagons. Bear wagon cannons. Snipers claim as core of assault and bears push in. Loot Immediately Pass gear back to bears on cannons. Snipers lay beds on newly claimed areas. Rinse, repeat Rear of combat line is maintained. Suggested countermeasures: Labrynth style choke points. Spr
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    20. Tools you will need See this link for the ARKpnt Editor If you do not want to use your default paint editor or you do not already have a favorite graphics editor installed, click here to download the free GIMP graphics editor. Local "my paintings" file folder Your local saves will be in your steam folder and will follow a folder path similar to this: SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\ATLAS\ShooterGame\Saved\MyPaintings Prepare and download customizable area In Atlas, obtain a paintbrush (on avatar) and some black paint on a grill using berries and fill
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    21. 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
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    22. 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
      2 points
    23. It's official, COTP and it's allies on "NA West - Muspelheim" have won the first round of our Rend server! Between COTP, our Illegitimus allies, and some randoms on our faction team - we crushed the opposition on our server. By the last week the other two factions had gone into defensive mode because there was really no way for them to catch up to our momentum! Last night following the final Reckoning of the server, our characters "ascended" and the server was reset for round 2. Tonight everyone on the server started from scratch, but as we had won the previous night we received more
      2 points
    24. If you complete Killer Queen (Horde) or From the Ashes (Alliance) (part of the pre-launch event available to level 110 characters) you can get a flying mount for both factions (a Hippogryph for Alliance and a Plague Bat for Horde). There are also World Quests in the area that award some pretty nice gear, which is perfect for characters that have just hit 110 and/or haven't been in raids and don't have a lot of decent gear.
      2 points
      • Graded Mode
      • 60 minutes
      • 20 Questions
      • 13 Players
      This is the official COTP Knight Exam. We highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the COTP Guild Charter before taking this exam. Make sure to read it thoroughly, and take notes. Why? Not only is it a good idea to know the ins and outs of our guild charter, but also because this exam does not allow you to leave the screen / tab that the quiz is on. In other words, if you switch windows to look something up on the charter, the quiz system will automatically fail you. So yeah, don't do that! Yes, this will be more difficult than the Sentry Exam. It is meant to be. Best of luck to you! NOTE: You *must* be a COTP Sentry before you take this Knight Exam. If you take the Knight Exam before fulfilling the requirements as a Sentry, your score will not be counted. Please reach out to your chapter leader if you have any further questions.
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    25. We need 100 subscribers to get our custom youtube channel URL...Please help us get to 100....!!! Click on the link and subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4_o9RGzv_E_bVmQAQSRtEQ
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    26. I personally would not get too hung up on the exact stats. With sage, I tend to run different stats than people generally recommend, and it seems to work well enough for me. For a starting point, balancing the crit and alacrity is not a bad rule of thumb (which you have done), but from there, I would make tweaks as you get more familiar with the class and see what works best. Likewise, in case you are looking online at rotations, I would also look to those more as guidance than rules. According to all the guides I have seen, my rotations are completely wrong, but, once again, it seems
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    27. 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 future successes, but that would be anything but the truth. First chance I got to make a real game-cha
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    29. Hey, Guys check it out in case you were thinking of playing AION again or are at least thinking about it. Keep in mind that the guild will establish on Jan 23, 2018 so Invites can be requested starting Jan. 24, 2018. But go ahead and grab your free stuff now, forum explains where. Free Mount Free Gear: Full armor, weapons, and wings Free XP Easy Leveling now to 65 Check out the AION forum:
      2 points
    30. https://www.destinythegame.com/free-trial Help get the word out for free gaming! Quite a bit of free content and you can continue on with your progression if you decide to stay. Check out the discord channel and clan easy grouping
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    31. 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 MMO I tried which was EQ or the beginning of the end. EQ while being 3D for the first time star
      2 points
    32. We upgraded our forums to the new version, so you will see a bunch of changes. The upgrade turned out to be more difficult than expected, but it is finally done. The current state of the forums is a work in progress. A lot of stuff has been turned off, but that is only temporary. Please bare with us this week as we start adding features back to the forums. The good news is that the new version is really good and it will allow us to provide a lot of neat and interesting things to the forum. To make things really difficult for the Admins, not only did we do a full upgrade on the f
      2 points
    33. Source Material Came across this website talking about how selling virtual goods in games is more profitable that the real economy in some cases. Basically it said that gold farming and power leveling generated revenues in the region of $3 billion in 2009 and was serving as the primary source of income for an estimated 100,000 young folks, primarily in countries like China and Vietnam. It also mentions that most of the revenue from such transactions ends up in the country where the virtual value is produced, which contrasts starkly with some of the more traditional international markets,
      2 points
    34. 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 this leadership during all expansions is to do our best to ensure a lengthy and prosperous endeavor
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