The DDO Chronicle: Issue 135
Posted by DDOcast - A DDO Podcast! [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 5:10 pm

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The latest bonuses, events, news, and more from the world of Dungeons & Dragons Online!

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Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/27/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 3:14 pm

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Champion Changes


  • Base damage increased to 52 (up from 46) and damage per level increased to 3.5 (up from 3)
  • Range increased to 550 (up from 500)
  • Cosmic Binding [Q] - Now deals 80/125/170/215/260 (+0.65) (up from 80/120/160/200/240 (+0.5))


  • Health per 5 decreased to 7 (down from 9.25)
  • Mana per 5 decreased to 6.5 (down from 7.5)


  • Riftwalk [R] - Grace period between stacks reduced to 15 (down from 20)


  • Demacian Justice [R] - Cooldown reduced to 120/100/80 (down from 160/120/80)


Noxian Guillotine [R] - Reworked:

  • Leaps to target enemy champion and strikes a lethal blow, dealing 160/250/340 (+) true damage. For each stack of Hemorrhage on the target, Noxian Guillotine deals an additional 20/20/20% damage.
  • Maximum Damage: 
  • If Noxian Guillotine kills the target, Darius restores 25/50/100 mana and it may be recast within 20 seconds.
  • At rank 3, Noxian Guillotine's cooldown resets entirely on kill.
  • Cost: 100 Mana
  • Range: 460
  • Cooldown: 120/100/80

Link-up Fridays
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 10:00 am
My friend, B.J. Keeton, has been doing Link-ups on Fridays for awhile now.  They're a really cool idea.  Basically, you embed the linkup code on your blog and let anyone submit a relevant link.  It's like a curated list of articles for the week, but both writers and readers of articles are submitting their favorites.

This past week he pointed out something interesting to me.  You can use the same embed code on multiple blogs and have it all contribute to the same Link-up.  He asked if I would be willing to try it out with him and I jumped at the chance.

So here it is!  My first Friday Link-up.  Check it out below.  Submit any link from the past week that you think other fans of this blog might enjoy.  Anything geeky, video gamey, exercisey, whatever.  We're not going to curate it and pull links out.  If you think it's cool and want to share it with the community then feel free to drop it in the Link-up.

And if you're interested in joining our Link-up and embedding the same code on your blog just let me or B.J. know and we'll get you involved!

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A Drow In Despair
Posted by DDOcast - A DDO Podcast! [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 9:55 am

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I’m away from DDO during the season of Lent. This is a saved post I’ve made while I’m away. This post may or may not contain sensitive subject matter unsuitable for some minds (specifically, religion). Reader discretion advised. ~~~ With a solo of the Shroud under Szyncletica’s belt, what’s next for this mad Monk? Once upon […]

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Posted by Tobold's Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 9:59 am
Just a quick mention of a software that helped me with a small problem: I had bought an alarm clock which wakes you up with your favorite song as mp3 file on an USB key or SD card. Unfortunately it turned out that the volume setting in alarm mode cannot be changed, and getting woken up by music blaring loudly wasn't especially nice. I thought about buying a different alarm clock, but then I had an idea: The volume of the music must be somewhere encoded on the mp3 file. If only there was a way to easily change the volume of a bunch of mp3 files!

Turns out, there is! MP3Gain lets you change the volume of a bunch of mp3 files to the same loudness. While mostly meant to normalize the songs on your mp3 player to have the same volume, it also worked beautifully for my purpose. 80 decibels is enough to wake me up without giving me a heart attack.
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Infinity on FeedTheBeast
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I’ve swapped over to a new minecraft mod, this time it’s Infinity on feed the beast. This mod is a combination of everything I was already using on The Dark Trilogy, with some extras. A lot of extras. One of those mods is called ‘decocraft’ and it’s basically just a huge selection of decorations. They’re … Continue reading Infinity on FeedTheBeast

Friday Funnies from Down Under
Posted by Bethesda Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 8:20 am
Courtesy of our friends & colleagues in our Sydney office, we wanted to share this PAX Aus clip of Australian comedy trio Tripod. Watch as they burst into song to describe their Skyrim characters. Their character experiences are very different, to say the least. Enjoy!

No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 155 is live
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 7:07 am
No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 155 is live and can be heard here and on Itunes. Here are the topics this time out, This time out we talk about the BAFT Awards, ransomeware for gamers, and a game from the evil empire that is rated “E for Exploitive”   Topics this time out: Ransomware BAFTA...

Too Long; Didn't Play: Insecticide
Posted by Articles [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2015, 6:17 am

Sponsored By: Mantid (I GET IT!)

Time Played: 89 Minutes

Fruit Fly review

Like L.A. Noire, but fun.

Cockroach review

One of the awesome things about this community is that I get to be surprised by games again. I have a stack of games in my Steam library that were generous gifts from you lot, many of which weren't a blip on my radar until they showed up in a little green envelope. I get to be surprised by the gift and then I get to be surprised by the game. It's a two-fer!

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Episode 208, "Soup, salad, and breadsticks"
Posted by World of Warcast: A World of Warcraft Podcast [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 11:20 pm

Blizzcon 2015 announced.
All about 6.1.2
How will tokens affect the game?
Heroes of the Nexus updates
Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain coming
Heroes of the Dorm registration! Hurry!
What games have we been playing?

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Don't miss: Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/26/2015

ETA of Ashe, Gangplank Reworks and More

Originally Posted by Riot (View Original Source)

@Riot Meddler, will we see Ashe testing begin in the PBE really soon?

Not for a while. Gameplay changes haven't been completely locked down yet. Once they have, she'll then go into the queue for the required visual changes. It'll be a while as a result.

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@meddler Is Darius buffs still planned to be in patch 5.7?

We're still planning to make that change. I'd imagine that'll be in 5.7, though can't guarantee that yet of course.

Let’s Play Crusader Kings 2 — Part 4: My Traitorous Wife
Posted by Ogrebear's Thoughts [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 9:25 pm

My Wife has decided to start a faction to kill me… While continuing to have sex with me and have my babies…. Only in Crusader Kings 2.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition: A Sneak Peek at the Jaws of Hakkon DLC
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 March 2015, 10:37 pm

A Sneak Peek at the Jaws of Hakkon DLC

Four months after its original release and on very short notice, Bioware is providing us today the first DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition. In fact, the lack of any announcement beforehand is almost as surprising as the rather steep price of 15 Dollars, which makes it the most expensive story DLC in the Dragon Age franchise.

PlanetSide 2: Chatting All Things PS2 on PS4 With Luke Sigmund
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2015, 12:28 am

Chatting All Things PS2 on PS4 With Luke Sigmund

We recently caught up with PlanetSide 2 lead designer Luke Sigmund to discuss the upcoming PlayStation 4 version of PlanetSide 2.

Archlord 2: A Tale of Two Grinds
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2015, 3:59 pm

A Tale of Two Grinds

This new iteration - Archlord 2 -- is set in the same setting as the previous version but in an alternate universe, sort of. I wouldn't worry so much about it because all of the lore and imagery of the game is really just a wrap around a series of button-pushing mechanics that only become half-fun once the player has spent hours and hours grinding bad, level-based quest after another (trust me, you won't even look at what the quests say, they are that repetitive.)

General: Getting to Know Moonrise
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2015, 8:58 pm

Getting to Know Moonrise

Moonrise first caught my eye with its distinctive art style. Really, it reminded me of Free Realms, one of my favorite casual MMOs that featured some of my favorite graphics. I'm a bit of a fan of stylized graphics. I also noticed that Moonrise offered monster collecting and combat, not something I am normally a huge fan of, but it looked so nice I continued to get excited.

General: Crowdfunding Roundup - An Unwelcome Trend
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2015, 11:03 pm

Crowdfunding Roundup - An Unwelcome Trend

This week Rob is back talking about crowdfunding, which he is loath to do, and what he sees as the start to a possibly disturbing trend. Read on to get your feathers riled up.

Skyforge: Closed Beta #2 Begins
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 1:03 pm

Closed Beta #2 Begins

The second beta event for Skyforge has begun as of today, Wednesday, March 25th. There was no server wipe thus allowing players in the first event to continue their character's progress. In addition, four new classes have been announced as becoming available during this beta cycle, though it was confirmed that several players unlocked them in the first event.

Pillars of Eternity: A Modern Classic
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 1:12 pm

A Modern Classic

Pillars of Eternity exploded into the limelight with the massive success of its 2012 Kickstarter and lit the fire that would ignite the CRPG revolution. Nearly two and a half years later, the game has finally arrived. The question is, did it deliver?

General: Who Do You Trust?
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 1:20 pm

Who Do You Trust?

Last week, the TGN folks penned an article about some excellent Youtubers, and despite being titled a little misleading, it brought up a good point: who do you trust when it comes to Youtube videos? And yes, it's OK if it's not us here at

Cabal 2: An Exclusive Look at the Cloth Classes
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 1:25 pm

An Exclusive Look at the Cloth Classes

Over the next four weeks, the ESTsoft folks are partnering up with us to dive deep into Cabal 2's six unique classes. This week, we're focusing on the finger-waggling cloth-wearers of the MMO sequel: the Wizard and the Priest.

General: Orcs Must Die! Unchained Enters Beta Phase 2
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 1:51 pm

Orcs Must Die! Unchained Enters Beta Phase 2

Calling the new update a "hugely upgraded gameplay experience", the Orcs Must Die! Unchained team has let us know that beta phase two is ready to begin. The update includes some significant changes, additions and more that should bring a whole new game to testers.

Heroes of the Storm: ESPN to Cover "Heroes of the Dorm" Championships
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 3:41 pm

ESPN to Cover "Heroes of the Dorm" Championships

Blizzard and ESPN have partnered up to bring the Heroes of the Storm college championships to viewers around the world. Called "Heroes of the Dorm", the tournament will be held in Los Angeles at the end of April.

Cabal 2: Closed Beta Sign Ups Begin, Testing to Start in April
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 3:49 pm

Closed Beta Sign Ups Begin, Testing to Start in April

ESTSoft has announced that players interested in working with the development team for Cabal 2 can head to the official site to sign up for closed beta testing. The closed beta is expected to begin towards the end of April.

Star Trek Online: Training the Perfect Pilot
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 4:12 pm

Training the Perfect Pilot

The right pilot is crucial to any star ship's success in space and Star Trek Online expands on that idea with a new blog post about how players can trail the perfect pilot for whatever ship they choose.

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