Monthly Archives: August 2009

Official Blizzard trailer for Call of the Crusade

The newest major content patch, Call of the Crusade, brings a host of new features for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. Within the Crusaders’ Coliseum only the greatest champions of the Argent Tournament are given entrance. Here they will face new challenges, battle new foes, and achieve new glory.

The upcoming content patch, Call of the Crusade, will introduce the new Isle of Conquest Battleground, where players will be able to battle forty-versus-forty to control this critical location.

With the upcoming content patch, players will be able to gain experience within the Battlegrounds for completing objectives and actions that yield honor. If you want to play Battlegrounds without leveling, a small fee can be paid to disable a player’s ability to gain experience, and players who make this choice will face only those opponents who have chosen a similar fate.


Addiction therapists for World of Warcraft


Although this title might sound to you like a joke, it’s not. According to The Telegraph newspaper, addiction therapists are creating their own avatars in online fantasy games such as World of Warcraft in the hope of treating youngsters addicted to virtual worlds.

With a little help from therapists, to youngsters who are spending too much time playing the game and have lost touch with the real world, will be stressed the detriment of their social lives and education. A recent report by Sweden’s Youth Care Foundation described World of Warcraft as “more addictive than crack cocaine”.
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WordPress 2.8.3 Security Release

Unfortunately, I missed some places when fixing the privilege escalation issues for 2.8.1.  Luckily, the entire WordPress community has our backs.  Several folks in the community dug deeper and discovered areas that were overlooked.  With their help, the remaining issues are fixed in 2.8.3.  Since this is a security release, upgrading is highly recommended.  Download 2.8.3, or upgrade automatically from your admin.

Aion patch 1.5 official HD video

Korean Aion players are getting ready for the third major content update in patch 1.5. To hype up the occasion NCsoft released a trailer for the upcoming patch featuring all in game footage of the new instances and battlegrounds. The 1.5 patch is the one the Western players will be starting the game with, so you might want to check out what awaits us all. All of you playing the Closed Beta events are sure to recognize the Dark Poeta, inverted version of the Elyos starting area. This is now a new instance full of Balaur that requires lvl 50 and a quest item to enter. There is also a pirate infested instance called Steelrake Valley for lvl 40+ players, new battleground ( Dreadgion ) and new Abyss instances. You can read the translated patch notes here.

But the star is certainly the new trailer showcasing all of the above. Watch it in HD if at all possible because it really is worth it.