Happy New Year's Eve! Namarië to 2011!
Update 5: Armies of Isengard is now live! See the patch notes for changes, including some significant ones.
Did some update work on the Game Links Page. You can see a complete listing under Misc.
Also, found some news that didn't quite make it up to the live Games Site when it was supposed to.
Patch 4.3, Hour of Twilight is now available! See the patch notes for changes.
The Death Knight Tier 13 and Visual Retrospective is now available.
Blizzard announced today the next expansion for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. It will introduce the new playable race Pandaren, and the new class Monk. There's more, but some of it has to be seen to be believed :} Read on at the offical site.
WoW screenshots from the 14th Anniversary Celebration are now up on the Lothar Events page.
Turbine seems to be having some issues with their LotRO forum, so they've been disabled for now. You can read about it in this announcement.
The Games Site Mass-Update has been completed, and the new info is up. Members are requested to check their info to ensure it is correct. A link to the State of Valar Gaming report will be placed when it is put up.
I've also dug some images from some WoW guild victories and put them up on the Events page of the Lothar Branch section. I hope to dig up and include more guild-specific victories (primarily related to attaining guild achievements) at a later time.
Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard will be launched (officially) in less than 24 hours, but the update has already been made. Enjoy the anticipation :} Better yet, share your excitement in our forum's Lord of the Rings Online section :}
The Diablo 3 projected release window has been pushed back to early 2012. Get more info from the official announcement.
The Diablo 3 Beta is now live!
More GSMU responses added.
Brewfest has begun!
Plenty of previews and other interesting things to see, so here's a list:
More GSMU responses added.
More GSMU responses added.
Update: The first batch of new gaming info has been posted. Members who have responded can check to see if their info is up.
The Games Site Mass-Update 2011 has begun! All Full Members should've received an e-mail about this now, and are requested to send in their most up-to-date gaming info. Or, you can come to our weekly meeting and give me your gaming info there.
This year I intend to update the info throughout the month, as it's received (allow a couple of days for a response). If you don't see your gaming info up here, you haven't given it to me yet :}
Patch 4.2.2 for WoW is out. See the official patch notes for changes.
We have a preview of yet another upcoming change in patch 4.3: The new Darkmoon Faire! The Faire is getting a move and a revamp, including new quests and a vendor sellign old gear that's no longer attainable (for Transmogrification). Check out the preview for all the goodies.
The Official Diablo 3 Community Site is now up! This link has been added to the D3 links section of the Games Site as well.
Today we get more details on Void Storage. Looks like it'll be 80 extra slots of "long-term storage," that storign something here removes all gems and enchants, and that depositing and withdrawing items will have a "modest fee." For the full story (so far), see the official announcement.
Huzzah! It looks like Blizzard is finally giving us a way to choose our own armor looks. It's called transmogrification, and it applies the look of one item to another item of the same type/class. Plate shoulders can be made to look like plate shoulders, 2-handed maces like 2-handed maces. Cloth can't be made to look like plate or vice versa. Guns, bows, and crossbows, however, can be made to look like the others.
There's also mention of Void Storage, a place to put stuff we still want without taking up room in our standard bank space.
For more info, check out the official announcement.
Patch 4.2.0A for World of Warcraft is out. See the official patch notes for details.
Patch 1.3.6 for Starcraft 2 is out. Another small update. See the patch notes for details.
Patch 1.3.5 for Starcraft 2 is out. It's not a big update, but see the patch notes for details.
There's scheduled maintenance for the LotRO servers, game, site, and all, Monday from 6 AM to 10 AM US Eastern Time.
A very interesting thing has happened: Blizzard has given all standard WoW accounts (those with only the original game) access to the Burning Crusade content,.. for free! Check out the official announcement!
An update has been released for Lord of the Rings Online. For more information, check the patch notes.
The Midsummer Fire Festival is here!
Rise of Isengard, the next expansion for Lord of the Rings Online, has been slated for September 27th. You can pre-order one of three packages with the expansion, but be forewarned you must pay actual money for them, not Turbine Points. For more information, check out the official expansion site.
Blizzard has put up an official preview page on the next part in the Starcraft 2 story, Heart of the Swarm! Check it out here!
In other Starcraft 2 news, Patch 1.3.4 for Starcraft 2 has been released. There's only one bug fix, so nothing big.
The LotRO servers will be brought down on Wednesday for maintainance from 10 am to 11 am US East Coast time.
Update 3: Lost Legends of Eriador is coming tomorrow. See the patch notes for what's changing.
Patch 1.3.3 for Starcraft 2 is out! See the patch notes for info.
Patch 4.1., Rise of the Zandalari, is out! I'll post a link to patch notes as soon as Blizzard has one again. In the meantime you can watch the trailer instead.
Turbine is assuming control over it's European LotRO service. You can read more about this here.
Patch 1.3.0 is out! Check out the patch notes for info.
A bit of information that might prove interesting to those looking forward to the 4.1 patch, or to the next raid: the Firelands zone and raid are being put off until patch 4.2. Read about it on the official forum.
Patch 4.1 will be on the PTR soon, and some stuff is coming back with it. Zul'Gurub will be back as a lvl 85 5-man Heroic. In addition, Zul Aman will be "reintroduced" as another lvl 85 5-man Heroic. These two will be part of a new tier of 5-man Heroics with epic item lvl 353 loot. Plenty more is going on, so check the official site for more details.
Patch 1.2.1 for Starcraft 2 is now live. Refer to the patch notes for more.
Patch 4.0.6 for World of Warcraft has been released! Check out the patch notes for more info.
In addition, the "Love is in the Air" event is going on, so make sure you get your achievements in!
The Lunar Festival ends this week, so finish up those achievements!
Patch 1.2 for Starcraft has been released! Chat channels have been re-introduced to Battle.net! Check out the patch notes for more info.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Welcome to 2011!!!!