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    I started with Covenant of the Phoenix playing Rift Planes of Telara - great game and superior guild!
    After a year, Rift aged, with many people leaving for SWTOR.

    I tried League of Legends in the Interim, and am a long time player of eve-online, but not with CotP in the wormhole, me no like wormhole! Then switched to playing World of Tanks with CotP full time, and am pushing hard as a recruiter to expand the chapter. Mechwarrior Online came out, and a few of us switched to that, but the chapter is inactive as the game goes through the beta process, I still play it, mostly keeping up dated and up to date on changes.

    I'm looking forward to NeverWinter, AD&Ds new online MMO coming out. I had played DDO a while back and like the mechanics of D&D with thieves providing valuable services to the party.
    August, 2012. Mechwarrior Online is a in orbit, as beta rolls on, new features are added, the game moves closer to open beta soon. The MW universe has so many possibilities to be an MMO+ like eve-online, with markets, missions, guild vs. guild warfare. Based on the Cry Engine first person shooter platform is going to limit the game, we will see where it goes. At least is Free to Play.

    Dabbled in Star Trek Online to check out the ships with my new graphics card - awesome!!! The game has evolved since it first came out, but if you want anything really cool, you have to shell out hard cash for it or play like a fiend. A friend of mine has spent 2000 euros so far on the game. OMG! I'm still playing STO now, it's my main game.
    March 2013: Still playing STO, haven't spent a dime on, you don't have to do get the good content - thank goodness. Haven't touched WoT in a long time, don't think I will - good luck fellow tankers! I officially resigned from the Chapter when I stopped playing. I still play MWO also with HouseKurita.org Working on fleshing out a Raven, though I prefer heavier mechs, light mechs are the rule of the roost right now.
    I moved into HHoD in MWO and am doing well, though the delay of community warfare has dampened spirits.
    All along I have continued to play Star Trek Online daily, it's a challenge with a never ending list of things to do. Fun!
    Times and games change! I stopped playing Mech Warrior Online, because the game fell through by not releasing community warfare, and many months later, it is no where. They just keep selling mech packs for crazy prices.
    Going back to STO, I wrangled CotP Management to let me restart the chapters, that was 2/15/2014. We are still going today, two fleets, Fed and KDF, with work schedules, its mostly a weekend recruit and shoot, but I still like the game, content keeps coming and there endless things to do!

    World of Tanks - grrr. I found a small group to play with around May, some good folks, and we play tournaments for gold regularly, so I have to input some time into getting tanks and crews up to snuff, but not that much time. Winning gold in tourneys allows you to buy premium time and make faster headway. After a few months of WoT, I reached Tier 9 tanks, purchased one with my hard earned in game currency, and found it to be lacking. I then calculated the cost and time to fully train the crew and mods and get to the next Tier 10 tank, and said no to the next few thousand matches. WoT is over for me.

    2013-06 - 2015 Current: MechWarrior Online came out (2 summers ago) and I initially played as a founder, I like the game, but they have done little except release new mech packs for purchase, and community warfare is a disappointment to the player base. They didn't want to make an MMO, so there is nothing to do except beat each other to death in arena style play, that gets old very fast. It's just like WoT in bigger battlemechs. *Sigh*

    2015 - Have you checked out HeartStone? A fun little card game online based up WOW characters, but there is no social aspect to it that I have found, no chat center, no adventure, just card matches. It's okay.

    Checking out Heroes of the Storm - having played League of Legends for a long time on and off, HOTS has a much shorter match time, and is drawing in many new players as its the new game and the time requirement is lower.
    Check out the Angry Joe Show in youtube.com for game reviews and a good laugh!!
    9-2015 Went back to playing eve, MWO has not added any new content in some time. Didn't like Heroes of the Storm, though I do like Hearthstone, they I have to not play games of chance like that, they are essentially a waste of time and similar to gambling. Nothing new on the horizon for gaming, The Division came out, an FPS, not interested. Keep on rolling!

    12-2016 - Still playing with Hearthstone on the side, MWO has not improved and they just announced why, they have been putting resources into Mechwarrior 5. Can I get a refund for all the DLC I bought to fund a different game I didn't play? Bastards!
    Playing World of Wartanks on the side in the REDDIT clan, and tried out WoWarships - its ok, but too simple.
    Eve Online is going well, my corp is small, hi/low sec, doing ok, running incursions, mining, low sec stuff. We have a WH also for better isk. Am taking most of the Christmas - New Year's holiday off, and joining the corp to a new alliance for the new year.
    Also got back into Never Winter, and do like it as a fighter style game, running a half-orc thief for the dps.
    If you take the time to look at the art / graphics in NeverWinter, its a very good looking game!

    Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and look forward to the New Year. Go Hillary!
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  1. Relaed

    CU Newsletter #49 - November 2018

    You answered that question in a different topic, best advice you gave, wait until Fall 19 for Beta 2. Will do.
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    CU Newsletter #49 - November 2018

    Thank you for this, I know that CU has been in closed/limited testing for some time. Can you tell us when Beta 1 will be released, how to be ready for it, and join COTP in what we hope will be our next big chapter and draw.
  3. Just an update, as I have been checking each Sunday on the monument to be paid, someone is paying it - good. The money is getting low though, only < 200 silver on hand, that is like a couple weeks of payment available. If the monument is not paid and falls, the best I can do is try to replace it with a new one, I don't have permissions to do anything else. Someone is on the claim, using the resources, and has been paying it, kudos broski! I'll keep checking and see what happens and what I can do at that point. Most of Buyan is falling to the chinese as they wipe out undefended bases all over the map, most NA players have moved to Telmun, due mostly to the game mechanics that force players to be there to make coin and be able to sell to the crown - which is not possible on Buyan. If you have any questions, please message me.
  4. Having checked in to do dailies for NWO, make contributions to the guild etc. There is a wrinkle in the game now. You can no longer cycle through your characters and do standard random dungeons for AD on each character, you only get a bonus/large amount of AD when you run it once on any character, after that, the next character gets no bonus. So one when from making an easy 25k per toon, down to 25k for one toon per day; laughingly, they allow now refinement up to 75k a day. Considering the amount of AD a non premium player would need to progress, the progression has been slowed by a factor of 10 if you ran the standard 10 characters most folks have to make 250kAD a day. I'd like to hear from any members on their thoughts about the new AD system. Is the grind too long now? Not worth the time and carpal-tunnel? Let's put it up to a vote.
  5. I have Comcast cable for internet, pretty good, no real complaints. I ran across a post on a game help page, stating you may get better performance from Googles Public DNS servers. I switched, and so far so good, COTP loaded up much faster! Read on! GOOGLE PUBLIC DNS SERVER ADDRESSES INSTRUCTIONAL DOCUMENT PAGE Let us know if you think your webpage and gaming connections speeds improve!
  6. Check your monitors and laptops display specifications before buying them. If they contain / use PWM, avoid them. Here is the more technical article on PWM, from there they have a list of laptops with PWM scores. http://laptopmedia.com/highlights/what-is-pwm-why-is-it-important-and-why-did-we-add-this-test-to-our-reviews/
  7. Hi There, Been looking at this game for some time, what are COTPs plans for a chapter in CU as the beta is a week off?
  8. https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/neverwinter/news/detail/10894884 Announcing Neverwinter: Ravenloft! By Julia (nitocris83) Thu 10 May 2018 11:01:46 AM PDT You find yourself at the gates of a village, a dense mist obscuring the view… Greetings Adventurers! On June 26, prepare to walk through the gates of Barovia and into the mists with the newest Neverwinter release set in Ravenloft! This module includes an all-new Campaign, the Barovia adventure zone, the new Castle Ravenloft Epic Dungeon, updated Hunts, and more! In Ravenloft you will have the chance to travel to Demiplane of Dread with some special assistance from the Vistani. Your mission to rid the land of Barovia of its curse will lead you to encounters with all manner of horrors and creatures, including a new Monster Hunt mechanic! Night and Day will also play a meaningful part in your adventures, much like this cycle does to the creatures of this land. You will also come face to face with the vampire Strahd von Zarovich himself in Castle Ravenloft! Over the next few weeks we will be sharing in-depth Developer Blogs so stay tuned for more. The mists await…
  9. A few years ago, America was behind the curve in requiring power supplies to have PFC - Power Factor Control - essentially builtin protection from brown outs, lower fluctuations in power that would stomp on your components and make them die. The EU had this for several years, before the US reviewers caught on, and started slamming the US versions of the same PSUs EU folks had with PFC, but the US did not. Today we have it. PWM is something similar, but it has to do with your laptop. Pulse-width Modulation! PWM is used to regulate the brightness of LCD and LED displays. How does that concern us? The pulsations can be bad for your health and more specifically for the users’ eyesight. They can lead to migraines, headaches or other forms of discomfort after long-term usage. In most cases those pulsations have a frequency somewhere around 200Hz. They cause multiple contractions and expansions of the pupils, which bears down negatively on your health. They are especially harmful in models with LED backlight because the colors of the emitted light are not as inert as the colors of the CCFL backlight and so they reach high amplitudes and rapid luminance changes. Basically, the problem comes from the flickering light, not from the crystals of the LCD monitors. You can read more here - http://laptopmedia.com/highlights/what-is-pwm-why-is-it-important-and-why-did-we-add-this-test-to-our-reviews/ and see laptop ratings for it here: http://laptopmedia.com/top-laptop-pwm-ranking-rated-by-negative-impact-on-eyesight/ I had not heard about this, the government didn't come out and stop laptop makers from destroying our eyesight, they didn't even test for it - which is why the US really needs to raise taxes, pay for tech inspections, their health effects, and save us billions in health care expenses. More directly, I am looking at getting one of the top 10 gaming laptops out there from CostCo. I had seen the Lenovo Y720, a better model over the previous 520, and a low cost leader. But I declined to buy from the Chinese, and instead stick with Taiwanese ASUS, as they have been very good for many years, where Lenovo had been bad, until they purchased IBMs laptop business. Reading reviews from people who purchase them are essentially useless, feel-good, posts. I located a good article here: http://laptopmedia.com/review/lenovo-legion-y720-review-lenovos-premium-15-inch-gaming-solution-is-all-about-features/ and noted their testing and discussion of PWM. Shocking, eye-opening, eye-saving stuff. Where is this on the box? Cigarettes cause cancer, bad PWM causes blindness. They should be equally warned to all consumers, but they are not. Luckily, Laptopmedia took their studies, and created a list of all the laptops they have reviewed with PWM. This directly affected my choices - Lenovo was junk at a 5.2 rating. ASUS is a 10, not using PWM at all. I recommend you check all your monitors, anything using PWM needs to be replaced right away. Good Luck, and good night. 8-)
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    Bless Online - May 2018 Early Access Release

    What is it? MMORPG?
  11. A few years ago, America was behind the curve in requiring power supplies to have PFC - Power Factor Control - essentially builtin protection from brown outs, lower fluctuations in power that would stomp on your components and make them die. The EU had this for several years, before the US reviewers caught on, and started slamming the US versions of the same PSUs EU folks had with PFC, but the US did not. Today we have it. PWM is something similar, but it has to do with your laptop. Pulse-width Modulation! PWM is used to regulate the brightness of LCD and LED displays. How does that concern us? The pulsations can be bad for your health and more specifically for the users’ eyesight. They can lead to migraines, headaches or other forms of discomfort after long-term usage. In most cases those pulsations have a frequency somewhere around 200Hz. They cause multiple contractions and expansions of the pupils, which bears down negatively on your health. They are especially harmful in models with LED backlight because the colors of the emitted light are not as inert as the colors of the CCFL backlight and so they reach high amplitudes and rapid luminance changes. Basically, the problem comes from the flickering light, not from the crystals of the LCD monitors. You can read more here - http://laptopmedia.com/highlights/what-is-pwm-why-is-it-important-and-why-did-we-add-this-test-to-our-reviews/ and see laptop ratings for it here: http://laptopmedia.com/top-laptop-pwm-ranking-rated-by-negative-impact-on-eyesight/ I had not heard about this, the government didn't come out and stop laptop makers from destroying our eyesight, they didn't even test for it - which is why the US really needs to raise taxes, pay for tech inspections, their health effects, and save us billions in health care expenses. More directly, I am looking at getting one of the top 10 gaming laptops out there from CostCo. I had seen the Lenovo Y720, a better model over the previous 520, and a low cost leader. But I declined to buy from the Chinese, and instead stick with Taiwanese ASUS, as they have been very good for many years, where Lenovo had been bad, until they purchased IBMs laptop business. Reading reviews from people who purchase them are essentially useless, feel-good, posts. I located a good article here: http://laptopmedia.com/review/lenovo-legion-y720-review-lenovos-premium-15-inch-gaming-solution-is-all-about-features/ and noted their testing and discussion of PWM. Shocking, eye-opening, eye-saving stuff. Where is this on the box? Cigarettes cause cancer, bad PWM causes blindness. They should be equally warned to all consumers, but they are not. Luckily, Laptopmedia took their studies, and created a list of all the laptops they have reviewed with PWM. This directly affected my choices - Lenovo was junk at a 5.2 rating. ASUS is a 10, not using PWM at all. I recommend you check all your monitors, anything using PWM needs to be replaced right away. Good Luck, and good night. 8-)
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    The New Rig!

    Awesome rig! Love it! Scores are hot! Why the low 2D marks? No way to know, you mentioned the MB was designed to use these DDRs, and only changed with a BIOS update. I'd call ASROCK and get a tech on the line, you spent a lot of money, they should be able to explain the lower scores. It would be helpful if you can provide them with a test score from another source that shows it was higher - kinda like false advertising, but you just want it fixed, hoping there is one. Hope it works out for you!
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    Intrepidity affirmed...

    U da man!!
  14. Greetings to all CotP Members! This weekend is an extended holiday weekend for many, so Cryptic has some offers for you, to keep you playing, earning Zen and buying stuff! 15% off of Bags and VIP - this is essentially the same a free coupon you get from opening your invocation bags. 2x Influence. Run those pent up Stronghold Quests and earn double the influence you normally would. Saturday is Dragon Flight for the Alliance, and Marauders will give 1200 influence! Be there! If the weather is nice by you, and you must go outside, have fun, be safe! Regards, Roberte This weekend, Cryptic is giving us a sale on the following things! Want to extend the sweet benefits of VIP or looking to increase your VIP Rank? Lord Neverember has you covered with a limited time 15% off VIP! 15% off VIP starts Thursday, March 29 at 7:30am PT (or after maintenance) on PC and 10am PT on Console 15% off VIP ends Monday, April 2 at 7:30am PT on PC and 10am PT on Console ============================================= 2x Influence & 15% off Bags! Looking to increase Influence donations to your Stronghold coffers? This weekend any source that would typically reward Influence will give double the amount! In addition, adventurers looking for additional inventory space will enjoy of a 15% bag sale! 2x Influence and 15% off Bags starts Thursday, March 29 at 7:30am PT (or after maintenance) 2x Influence and 15% off Bags ends Monday, April 2 at 7:30am PT Bags available include: Runic Bag of Holding (36 slots) Greater Bag of Holding (24 slots) Bag of Holding (12 slots) Note: The Stronghold Siege event does not award 2x Influence
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    Winter is here...

    Scream if they have a sale on the game!
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