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Patch 5.2 this, patch 5.2 that! Back in my day, we had real patches. Or rather, we had the very first content patch for the game -- patch 1.2. Daily quest hubs? Dailies didn't even exist back then. No, you got a dungeon -- a single dungeon -- and you liked it. And there was none of this silly h...

January 14th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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With EVE Online's inbound Inferno 1.2 patch comes a completely overhauled tutorial experience for the game. CCP Games was concerned by how many potential players failed to make it through the existing tutorial, and CCP Greyscale wrote a lengthy post detailing how a studio goes about retuning the...

July 30th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The next update for EVE Online is just over two weeks away. Inferno 1.2 is slated to launch on Wednesday, August 8th. This new patch is focusing on visual enhancements and improving the new player experience as well as continuing to rebalance New Eden. Adding to the graphical upgrades given to t...

July 23rd 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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If the news of yesterday's Star Wars: The Old Republic promotion to give level 50 players a month of free game time rubbed some members -- the non-50s, specifically -- the wrong way, then BioWare's on the scene to make amends. The studio announced that it's expanding its Legacy promotion to inclu...

April 13th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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It's almost time for Star Wars: The Old Republic players to begin forging their legacies. BioWare announced today that the game's patch 1.2: Legacy update will be hitting the live servers this Thursday, April 12th, which will certainly come as welcome news to fans of the title. In addition t...

April 10th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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With patch 1.2 on the horizon, most Star Wars: The Old Republic players have questions, which makes it a good thing that the game is still hosting a weekly community question-and-answer session to give players answers to those questions. This week, we've been granted a confirmation that more char...

March 17th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Last week, I spent some time in Austin, Texas, at BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic studio. One of the many things I saw was the Legacy System. Although it's a great tool, it is far from the good storytelling device it's intended to be. But perhaps we can make some sense out of it. The Legac...

March 13th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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BioWare has assembled guilds from all across the world this week for a Star Wars: The Old Republic Guild Summit, and proceedings have already begun. Over 160 guilds have assembled in Austin, Texas, from places as far away from Norway, Brazil, and France. The good news is that even if you're not...

March 5th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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With patch 1.2 fading in the rearview mirror, RIFT players have turned their attention to the incoming patch 1.3 due on June 22nd. Titled Waves of Madness, the update will kick off a new world event and add an additional tier of endgame content in the form of an additional raid. We got the oppor...

June 9th 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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The WoW Archivist explores the secrets of World of Warcraft's past. What did the game look like years ago? What secrets does the game still hold? If you enjoyed Patches of Yesteryear, you're going to love this. Patch 1.2 was World of Warcraft's very first post-release content patch, way back in...

May 17th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Trion Worlds has released a new RIFT promo trailer appealing to players to join the horde. No, not that Horde. The horde of Ascended in Telara, of course. Now that RIFT's Ascend-a-Friend promotion is in full-swing -- along with the advent of RIFT's patch 1.2, Spoils of War, which brought a new...

May 12th 2011 at 8:30pm 0 Comments