Blizzard Offers Up 5 Days for Draenor Launch Problems
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 November 2014, 10:02 pm
As I suspected, once things calmed down a bit Blizzard came out with some compensation for the troubles people were experiencing with the launch of Warlords of Draenor.  This was posted in the forums earlier today. WoW Community: I know how much everyone was looking forward to this expansion, and once you were able to […]


The Isle of Refuge – What Do You Do With Your Own Zone?
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 November 2014, 1:00 pm
The EverQuest II 10 year anniversary just passed, and I posted about hitting the 10 year mark myself with the game last week. This past weekend, while taking a break from Warlords of Draenor so as not to burn myself out on it right away (a hazard as I spent the two weeks running up […]


Orc Villains, Best Villains – WoW Passes 10 Million Subscribers Again
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 November 2014, 6:00 pm
IRVINE, Calif.—November 19, 2014—On November 13, millions of Azeroth’s champions enlisted for the war against the Iron Horde with the launch of World of Warcraft®: Warlords of Draenor™, the fifth expansion to the world’s #1 subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game.* Blizzard Entertainment today announced that as of the first 24 hours of the expansion’s […]


Orc Villains, Best Villains – WoW Passes 10 Million Subscribers Again
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 November 2014, 6:00 pm
IRVINE, Calif.—November 19, 2014—On November 13, millions of Azeroth’s champions enlisted for the war against the Iron Horde with the launch of World of Warcraft®: Warlords of Draenor™, the fifth expansion to the world’s #1 subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game.* Blizzard Entertainment today announced that as of the first 24 hours of the expansion’s […]


The Isle of Refuge – What Do You Do With Your Own Zone?
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 November 2014, 1:00 pm
The EverQuest II 10 year anniversary just passed, and I posted about hitting the 10 year mark myself with the game last week. This past weekend, while taking a break from Warlords of Draenor so as not to burn myself out on it right away (a hazard as I spent the two weeks running up […]


Blizzard Offers Up 5 Days for Draenor Launch Problems
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 November 2014, 10:02 pm
As I suspected, once things calmed down a bit Blizzard came out with some compensation for the troubles people were experiencing with the launch of Warlords of Draenor.  This was posted in the forums earlier today. WoW Community: I know how much everyone was looking forward to this expansion, and once you were able to […]


Warlords of Draenor – Garrison Life
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 November 2014, 1:00 pm
I said multiple times during the months long run up to the Warlords of Draenor expansion that I was going to try to avert my eyes and ignore details about the release so as to be surprised and engaged when the launch came. I was pretty successful in that regard, as I felt almost no […]


Returned from Omist
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 November 2014, 1:00 pm
While my weekend… and, really, the last week… was spent mostly focused on World of Warcraft, I did find some time to drop into EVE Online.  I sort of had to, or end up stranded. Shortly after the Phoebe expansion hit the game, as in the very next day, we deployed south again.  Our pre-Phoebe […]


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Spaceship
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2014, 1:00 pm
Rixx Javix can count himself, among many things, an EVE Online player, pirate, blogger, in-game event organizer, crusader against warp core stabilizers, and occasional haberdasher to #tweetfleet. But his most recent mania is posters.  Posters featuring the ships of EVE Online. It started innocently enough with a poster or two… and then it consumed him […]


Blizzard – Up All Night Working on Draenor Queues
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2014, 12:22 pm
We’re making preparations for the Europe maintenance beginning in just an hour, and along with hardware upgrades we will be implementing some of the performance improvements we’ve been testing. One of these is a fairly large change to the way the game world is run by the servers—expanding the phasing tech used for the Tanaan […]


Blizzard – Up All Night Working on Draenor Queues
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2014, 12:22 pm
We’re making preparations for the Europe maintenance beginning in just an hour, and along with hardware upgrades we will be implementing some of the performance improvements we’ve been testing. One of these is a fairly large change to the way the game world is run by the servers—expanding the phasing tech used for the Tanaan […]


Warlords of Draenor – An Early Success
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 November 2014, 12:00 pm
In one of those “fools rush in… and get the best seats” moments, I got home from work yesterday, started up my computer, launched World of Warcraft, logged in, and started playing. No fuss, no muss, no queue, no problem.  I just logged in, decided to go with Vikund as first into Draenor, took the […]


Warlords of Draenor – An Early Success
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 November 2014, 12:00 pm
In one of those “fools rush in… and get the best seats” moments, I got home from work yesterday, started up my computer, launched World of Warcraft, logged in, and started playing. No fuss, no muss, no queue, no problem.  I just logged in, decided to go with Vikund as first into Draenor, took the […]


Collecting Frostweave and Achievements
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 November 2014, 1:00 pm
It was just Potshot and I again on Saturday night.  We were both on early and, as the appointed hour approached, it became clear that it would just be the two of us. As it happened, we were both tooling about in Northrend doing the ground work for a couple of guild achievements. He was […]


Meanwhile, Somewhere in Omist…
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 November 2014, 12:01 am
A Nyx supercarrier cried out and died.  


The Paint on Phoebe is Barely Dry and CCP is Already Talking About Rhea… and Clones
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 November 2014, 12:00 pm
The Phoebe expansion just went live on Tuesday and CCP is still closing loopholes in the system… I think they fixed the bit where you could erase jump fatigue via clone jumping, and the doomsday timer on titans being reset via gate jumps is probably gone now too… but they still found the time to […]


A Vaguely Dissatisfying BlizzCon… For Me
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 November 2014, 1:00 pm
If I were to take at random a set of video game genres and stack rank them from those that interest me most to those that interest me least, it might look a little something like this: MMORPG Action RPG RTS Online CCG MOBA FPS That sort of defines what I am looking for from […]


A Decade in Post-Cataclysm Norrath
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 1:00 pm
We are in the midst of a few different EverQuest II moments, and I am going to mash them together into one post as they are all mildly related. The first is that today EverQuest II is launching a new expansion, the Altar of Malice. The expansion is only launching for All Access subscribers.  You […]


The Darkened Sea Brings EverQuest to Level 105
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 5:00 pm
Leaving aside the whole “launching two days before Warlords of Draenor” aspect of things, who at SOE decided to launch both Norrathian expansions on the same day?  Have you no pity for your IT people? So we have the Altar of Malice expansion on the EverQuest II front, which I mentioned in the previous post, […]


Final Decisions Before Warlords of Draenor
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 1:00 pm
I have a seemingly simple decision to make about Warlords of Draenor, which is, to put it bluntly, “Who goes first?” Who will I push through the dark portal into Draenor, which character of mine will be the first to see what is to be seen in the new expansion? In the past, there has […]


Warlords of Draenor Day
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 November 2014, 11:00 am
The date has finally arrived.  Warlords of Draenor, the long awaited 5th expansion for World of Warcraft has landed.  And if, like me, you were somewhat underwhelmed by the attention the game got inside of BlizzCon, rest assured that outside Blizzard was spending a lot of time drawing attention to the game. The expansion launched […]


Warlords of Draenor Day
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 November 2014, 11:00 am
The date has finally arrived.  Warlords of Draenor, the long awaited 5th expansion for World of Warcraft has landed.  And if, like me, you were somewhat underwhelmed by the attention the game got inside of BlizzCon, rest assured that outside Blizzard was spending a lot of time drawing attention to the game. The expansion launched […]


Final Decisions Before Warlords of Draenor
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 1:00 pm
I have a seemingly simple decision to make about Warlords of Draenor, which is, to put it bluntly, “Who goes first?” Who will I push through the dark portal into Draenor, which character of mine will be the first to see what is to be seen in the new expansion? In the past, there has […]


The Darkened Sea Brings EverQuest to Level 105
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 5:00 pm
Leaving aside the whole “launching two days before Warlords of Draenor” aspect of things, who at SOE decided to launch both Norrathian expansions on the same day?  Have you no pity for your IT people? So we have the Altar of Malice expansion on the EverQuest II front, which I mentioned in the previous post, […]


A Decade in Post-Cataclysm Norrath
Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 1:00 pm
We are in the midst of a few different EverQuest II moments, and I am going to mash them together into one post as they are all mildly related. The first is that today EverQuest II is launching a new expansion, the Altar of Malice. This is either the 10th or the 14th… or maybe […]


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