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By Elric

Wolcen - Full Release!

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is going into full release on Feb 13th, 2020!  I've been following this ARPG since it was first Kickstarted way back in 2015.  I've played it once or twice throughout the development process... Some Alpha, some Beta.  Overall it has come along very nicely, and I have high hopes for the future of this game.  This game has been discussed as once of the top games that will be pit against Diablo IV for the next generation of ARPG's on the market.  I know Cecil and I will be playing for sure.  Come join us in-game and on Discord!

Final Launch Trailer:
 


Rhykker's Review:
 

 
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By Damis

Covenant Football League - Champion Crowned.

Chard's Goat Herders crowned Covenant Football League Champion for the 2019 season!
Trailing 140.22 to 139.74, Chard's Goat Herders staged a comeback and rallied back to beat Irok's Rokkets in the championship game with a final score of 152.36 to 140.22.  Chard's Goat Herders finished the season with a record of 11-5, while Irok's Rokkets ended the campaign at 13-3.
1st Place  -  Chard's Goat Herders
2nd Place  -  Irok's Rokkets
3rd Place  -  Baentir's Brawlers
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By Damis

Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings, wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness and prosperity during the holidays and in the coming New Year.
~  Covenant of the Phoenix
 
 
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By Damis

Path of Exile - Free to Play

Path of Exile is a free-to-play action role-playing video game developed and published by Grinding Gear Games.
ABOUT THIS GAME
You are an Exile, struggling to survive on the dark continent of Wraeclast, as you fight to earn power that will allow you to exact your revenge against those who wronged you. Created by hardcore gamers, Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in a dark fantasy world. With a focus on visceral action combat, powerful items and deep character customization, Path of Exile is completely free and will never be pay-to-win.

Key Features
Freedom. Power. Revenge.
Banished for your misdeeds to the dark, brutal world of Wraeclast, you play as the Duelist, Witch, Ranger, Templar, Marauder, Shadow or the Scion class. From forsaken shores through to the ruined city of Sarn, explore Wraeclast and uncover the ancient secrets waiting for you.
Unlimited Character Customization
Create and customize hundreds of unique skill combinations from tradable itemized gems and our gigantic passive skill tree. Combine skill gems, support gems and trigger gems to create your own unique combination of power, defense and destruction.
Deadly Missions
The Forsaken Masters each have their own style of mission and each of these missions has many variations. As you explore deeper into Wraeclast, the pool of available variations increases to challenge you in new ways. All of the Missions and their variations can occur anywhere in the game, including within end-game Maps.
Dressed to Kill
Path of Exile is all about items. Find, collect and trade magic, rare and unique items with arcane properties, then customize your character build around the deadliest combinations you possess.
Brutal Competitive Play
Battle in PvP tournaments seasons and Capture the Flag events for worldwide recognition. Compete in Daily Leagues and Race Events that run as separate game worlds with their own ladders and economies to win valuable prizes.
Customise Your Hideout
In their extensive travels throughout Wraeclast, the Forsaken Masters have discovered ideal locations for an Exile to use as their own secret Hideout. Once you've earned a Master's trust, you may be taken to a Hideout, where you can create your own personalised town. Masters residing in your Hideout offer you daily Missions and train you in advanced crafting options. Use your Hideout as a quiet place to craft after battle, or expand it and use it as a personalised Guild Hall with hundreds of decorations.
Fair-To-Play. Never Pay-To-Win.
We're committed to creating a fair playing field for all players. You cannot gain gameplay advantage by spending real money in Path of Exile.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/238960/Path_of_Exile/
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By Damis

Smite - Free To Play.

Smite is a 3D fantasy MOBA where players take on the role of mythological gods and battle in team-based arenas. Unlike other MOBAs, SMITE puts you directly onto the battlefield with a third-person action viewpoint. From blind-side ambushes to aimed shots, a new pantheon of strategic possibilities awaits.  Become a legend of myth, enter the Battleground of the Gods, and play FREE now!

Game Modes:
Conquest – the main 5v5 game mode. Features three lanes and a jungle area filled with neutral monsters. Arena – a 5v5 game mode with an open battle area rather than lanes. Each team begins with 500 points and must reduce the other side's to zero by killing heroes, minions, and escorting allied minions to portals. Joust – a 3v3 game mode with a single lane which otherwise plays like Conquest mode. Joust can also be played 1v1. Assault – similar to ARAM (All Random, All Mid) in LoL, players are assigned a random God and fight on a map with a single lane. Siege – a faster version of Conquest. Siege mode consists of only two lanes and contains a special Siege Juggernaut minion that deals extra damage to structures.
Never played a battle arena before? Don’t worry. Auto-buy, auto-level, and the deathmatch-like Arena mode let you jump right into divine MOBA action. Aspiring pro? Top the ladders, join a competitive team, and you too could be playing at the SMITE World Championship.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/386360/SMITE/
 
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  1. 2 points
    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:
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    @VoltariIt's pretty awesome so far. I have my "Fury Ranger" up to level 50, and my mage character should be up there soon. I've completed the storyline, and the endgame content seems decent so far. I've been playing each night for the last two weeks, and the game is definitely still fun for me. I think it has a lot of long-term potential, but I wonder how fast the players will burn through the initial content. Hopefully they can finish fixing the bugs from the release version of the game, and start working on "what's next".
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    I am reading on Facebook that our dear friend Leah has passed. Her son writes on FB a few hours ago: "11:30am today my mother, Joni Bubluski passed away under hospice care while in her sleep. Funeral details to follow. She survived 2 1/2 years with stage 4 lung cancer, which is a bit longer than expected."
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    Chard's Goat Herders crowned Covenant Football League Champion for the 2019 season! Trailing 140.22 to 139.74, Chard's Goat Herders staged a comeback and rallied back to beat Irok's Rokkets in the championship game with a final score of 152.36 to 140.22. Chard's Goat Herders finished the season with a record of 11-5, while Irok's Rokkets ended the campaign at 13-3. 1st Place - Chard's Goat Herders 2nd Place - Irok's Rokkets 3rd Place - Baentir's Brawlers
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    Wooohooooo!!!! Nuff Said, muahaha... Cheers Grim
  7. 1 point
    It appears the queue number approximately equates to minuets x 10. So if you "shift the decimal' one spot to the left you get estimated remaining minutes. So, 119 approximates 11.9 minutes .. and 2435 approximates to 243.5 or 4 hours [ 243.5 / 60 = 4.05 ] This seems to wok for me and I can plan accordingly.
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    When the first ArcheAge was released, it was a huge chapter for COTP. The initial game hype was off the charts, and we had a lot of fun at first... Unfortunately they had some pretty big missteps with the release schedule and some content that was not released as planned (or poorly handled). A lot of the issues with the game can be attributed to conflicts between the original Korean developer XL Games and the USA publisher Trion Worlds. Over time the game went F2P and quickly became a Pay2Win game. Let's just say that the community was unhappy with the direction of the game. Enter GamIgo Games! Last year Gamigo Games purchased Trion Worlds and acquired the ownership rights of ArcheAge. As a direct result of all the community backlash, they decided to release a completely different version of the game. By popular demand, ArcheAge Unchained is going to be a completely separate game on its own, and they are eliminating the big P2W problems. ArcheAge Unchained is being released on October 15th, and it will be a Buy 2 Play model. You pay the initial game cost up front, and after that there will be no subscriptions or "Premium monthly costs". The only items for sale in the "cash shop" will be 100% cosmetic, and anything game impacting from the original ArcheAge game was removed. For example, the game was due to come out the last weekend in September, but Gamigo Games decided to delay the game for more PTS testing. The big change they were working on was to make all cosmetic items Bound on Pickup / Purchase. They wanted to avoid anyone buying cosmetic items for RL money and then selling them on the in-game marketplace to earn gold. Many people in the community saw this as being slightly Pay 2 Win, so it was removed from the game! Here is a good video talking about the upcoming release of ArcheAge Unchained, and some history of the original game: At this point we don't have any official plans of a COTP Chapter, but we will certainly go that way if we get enough people interested! If you want more information, here is the full copy / paste of the FAQ from the official ArcheAge Unchained forums:
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    This video explains what I was trying ( and failing ) to explain in Discord voice last night. Basically you get infinite rolls to reroll stats on your quest gear, limited only buy silver and labor. The catalyst stones mentioned in the video are renamed on Unchained as some kind of evenstone, Adventure or Adventurers iirc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWbl-4U1FH8
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    Nice quick video on how to get your battle pet early. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpOFAGz-PYM
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    Operation Octoberfest! I hope there will be beer!
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    Looking through pictures from our past ArcheAge chapter has brought back a lot of fond memories of the fun and camaraderie that we all shared in that chapter. We really had a fantastic group of a people in that chapter. Games come and go, but the friendships that we forge and the good times that we share are everlasting. After looking at the pictures and reading about the new changes for ArcheAge Unchained, I must admit that I am pretty excited to jump back into the game with everyone. Click on the link to see some old pictures of ArcheAge. https://covenantofthephoenix.com/gallery/category/64-archeage-unchained/
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    When the game launches, we will have to hunt down this October imposture and kill him repeatedly.
  15. 1 point
    Fire up your Glyph launcher, the Unchained client is available to download. It's separate from the base and available under the list of games.
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    I ran across this the other day, and it is definitely worth watching. This video is especially important if you played the first ArcheAge a few years ago, and want to know what has changed over the years.
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    They provided an update here.
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    Vert is playing PTS for Archeage unchained and streaming now. Pre-Registration should be tomorrow at 10am he said. https://www.twitch.tv/vert
  19. 1 point
    Hopefully, Vessa will join and get another Fishing boat. Fishing trips were always fun.
  20. 1 point
    I watched the video, read the new game content, and do like what I see. Do was we have always done, setup a guild in game on day one, recruit as many new players as able. Roll on to glory!
  21. 1 point
    I really hesitated at re-subbing into WoW Classic, after playing since beta and the retail version just not doing it for me... But then I had an epiphany. I really needed this, for WoW to be re-released in the classic form... I realized that I had lost interest in WoW retail a while ago, it is just missing the feel of adventure and more than that, friendly people that you meet... I have already met so many really nice folks, where in retail that, to me, is missing. I am truly having a blast, adventuring around the world and going alt bananas again. hehe. It almost feels like, something that was missing, has been restored. I really hope that they will continue to develop this version and not make is the same as it is in retail... Cheers Grim
  22. 1 point
    More artwork, more tools, more weapons a whole lot more of the usual stuff. Plus, npc pathing is going 3D so they are able to navigate within structures / rugged terrain. Great news. Word of the day: Linuxification [CSE is converting alot to Linux] find more info on this in the newsletter. This months newsletter can be found here LINK
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    Classic Content Plan Phase 1 (Classic Launch) Molten Core Onyxia Maraudon Phase 2 Dire Maul Azuregos Kazzak Phase 3 Blackwing Lair Darkmoon Faire Darkmoon deck drops begin Phase 4 Zul’Gurub Green Dragons Phase 5 Ahn’Qiraj War Effort begins Ahn’Qiraj raids open when the war effort dictates Dungeon loot reconfiguration: Tier 0.5 Dungeon gear, Relics, drop rates and location changes Phase 6 Naxxramas Scourge Invasion V
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    Thanks for the update. I am reading the newsletter now.
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    Starsector is an open-world single-player RTS space-combat game with roleplaying, exploration and economics from Fractal Softworks. You take the role of a space captain seeking fortune and glory however you choose. Current Features Develop your character into a hot-shot pilot, a smuggler, a stern admiral, an industrial magnate – or anything in between Pilot your ship in top-down 2D combat Command your fleet in tactical battles Gain experience to level up your skills Detailed space combat mechanics Customize your ship’s loadout before battle Outfit ships with your weapons of choice and add hull modifications to create devastating tactical combinations Hire officers to give skill bonuses, pilot auxiliary ships, and oversee your operations Explore war-torn star systems Exploit events to trade goods for profit Win the favor or scorn of powerful factions Discover new worlds and salvage lost derelicts Mod support for diverse user-made content Claim new worlds, build outposts and industry Cripple core world supply lines to create easy prey for piracy or bolster the rule of law and try to reverse the Sector’s descent into chaos Survey forgotten worlds and establish new colonies among the ruins Use lost and forbidden technologies to advance your cause – can you afford to pay for the consequences of your hubris? Leave your mark upon the world and determine the fate of the Sector with your decisions Still in its alpha phase, this one looks to be something to keep an eye on moving forward. If you preorder now, you pay $15 – 25% off the final price. What you get: Early access to the game, starting with alpha builds – available now! Discounted price The full version, when it is finished You help support the development of Starsector http://fractalsoftworks.com/
  26. 1 point
    My fondest memory of her is still hunting around on the DAoC frontier. She was utterly fearless, going everywhere. In her memory, I've made a ranger in guild wars 2 named "Leah Kelle" so her name is still in the game she and I played for so long. -Jeff
  27. 1 point
    Welcome to Covenant of the Phoenix Forums. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
  28. 1 point
    This should have been done some time ago... He has been a very positive influence on our Atlas chapter and has risen in the ranks! Well done. But now it is official and is my pleasure in welcoming Yakarue into our communities group of leadership. I hope to see you for years to come.. Cheers Grim
  29. 1 point
    Well said Grim. 🙁 We have known for a while she was fighting that stupid cancer. Every post her son put with her, they were smiling and having a great time. It's been an honor to share time with someone that cares so much for others. I am honored to have called her my friend too! I'll have a toast in her honor. 🙋‍♂️ Monty
  30. 1 point
    I am truly saddened by this, I had been thinking about her on a regular basis, hoping for remission... She was a true warrior and fought until the end. Our community is less, in her passing. She will be greatly missed. She was the rock of sanity among a sea of strong opinionated people, myself included. I believe that she is in a better place now, no longer having to struggle with this daemon that had been dogging her for so many years. I pray for her son, who has now lost both parents and wish him peace. I am honored to have called her my friend! Cheers Grim
  31. 1 point
    What game are you joining us in? atlas How did you hear about us? played atlas with u guys,SWG merged with u guys Do you have family or friends already in CotP? yes,blancodraco is my husband and greg is my friends and danno and making more friends in cotp. Do you agree to abide by the rules set forth in the Covenant of the Phoenix Charter and Chapter policies? yes Tell us a little bit about yourself. i love to game...atlas,ark,sims4 and etc. Game character name (for contact)? Nolonra
  32. 1 point
    Download the archive with the Global Font here (208 MB) The first thing to do is go to the folder: The path to the folder with installed Steam games... ...\SteamApps\common\ATLAS\ShooterGame\Content\Localization\Game Create a folder in that directory called "global" Extract the downloaded contents into the “global” file On your steam game library right click and select “set launch options” In this window we add a parameter "-culture=global" (without quotes). Click “OK” and your all set!
  33. 1 point
    grad +1 new mechanics starting to revive some of the community.
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    Seems pretty fair, with a few things that are old news. Plenty of room to build. New colonies servers are better. Vitamins are less important. Ships differ greatly in handling. AI is no longer expensive. Added quests for more PVE Powerstones and Fountain of youth are on the same islands, the mobs there and tactics to complete them are pretty lame.
  35. 1 point
    • Graded Mode
    • 60 minutes
    • 12 Questions
    • 20 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.
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    here a forum the head top can fill out! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfbbeyWUSWaYVM96WvmPOKXcGwVvz5jPuAgRuhSPbaW7sGRWA/viewform
  38. 1 point
    I think I curl up the same way...
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