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Jury-rigged methods to create an Oceanic server are needed no longer: Star Wars: The Old Republic has officially launched -- a day early! -- in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. BioWare is offering both the standard and digital deluxe version (the latter through Origin) for sale t...

February 29th 2012 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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They begged. They pleaded. They sacrificed loads of marsupials all in the name of Aion. And NCsoft listened. Aion will officially launch with an Oceanic server set to GMT+10 and it will be called Nezekan. Neze-can-you-dig-it? Okay, maybe not. This announcement comes after months of beta testing resu...

September 17th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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One of our keen-eyed readers tipped us off as to a forum post by Ayase, aka Sebastian Streiffert, Aion's community manager, which confirmed an original email stating that North American servers will be located on the east coast. Forum-goers whipped themselves up into a frenzy quite quickly over this...

August 31st 2009 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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We can say with a straight face that there's hardly a time in Hawaii where watching HDTV trumps being out and about amidst paradise, but even those who can't spend enough time on pristine beaches need to kick back and catch some high-def entertainment every now and then. Oceanic Time Warner Cable h...

October 6th 2008 at 11:43pm 0 Comments
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It seems that oftentimes Australia and the Oceanic region gets the shaft when it comes to MMO server allocation. Most of the time, Aussies find themselves choosing between an American or European server, with incompatible peak playing times.Today, Warhammer Online fans in the Oceanic region will be...

August 8th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Bornakk announced yesterday that Blizzard has launched a new forum specifically for players on Oceanic realms. It is intended to be a "friendly and focused environment" for Oceanic players to discuss WoW. Of course, the Oceanic realms still have their individual forums and this has caused some confu...

July 9th 2008 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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If you're a regular reader of our Guildwatch feature, you may remember hearing about the woes of the Oceanic PvP realm Thaurissan on the last Guildwatch. The server is incredibly Horde heavy, with an estimated 14 to 1 imbalance, and the server denizens say it is genuinely near impossible to get 25 p...

June 12th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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We've posted about this issue quite a few times, and strangely enough, though Tseric told us way back that things would never change, it just might be fixed. Oceanic players, including Chri who kindly tipped us about this, are reporting that their maintenance has been moved from the usual Tuesday e...

May 21st 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Well, now it seems that you can't say Blizzard's ignoring the Oceanic community any more. Starting next Monday, April 21, at 12 PM PST, free character transfers will be made available from the following Oceanic PvP realms: Barthilas Frostmourne Jubei'Thos Thaurissan The destinatio...

April 19th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Here's the situation: Many people are experiencing problems with Oceanic realms being offline, having heavy lag, or just general stability issues. These issues have principally appeared after patch 2.4 hit, and are a major pain for those playing over there. Players cannot loot items in a timely man...

April 13th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments