Oct 6, 2010

7th of Dec is the Cataclysm Release Date

Finaly, the long awaited World of Warcraft 3rd Expansion already announced and its on December 07. See the official announcement from Blizzard.

“The Highly anticipated 3rd Expansion for the world's most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game*, will be released starting on December 7, 2010.”

The game is available on any type OS for a retail price of $39.99 and the special Collector’s Edition packed with bonus items for $79.99.

As the newly added in the new expansions such as new maps (including new added maps and changes in Azeroth), new races and Dungeons and etc etc. Still no sales figures above mentioned by Blizzard, but I'm sure this will be a good and a great success again greater than WotLK.

Oct 5, 2010

Need Your Opinion, If FFXIV Is Worth To Play Or Not

It’s a long 3 days since I'm looking for a decent review for Final Fantasy XIV. I'd like to hear the review from those who had experience and has played the first day of the game recently released of Final Fantasy XIV.

As they said FFXIV is almost close to FFXI, but improve more on gameplay and graphics. But as I look comments on some forum, it's just a copy of FFXI and nothing new to expect.

And this morning, an email address to just pop in and it's my Google Alert. Finally, a decent FFXIV Review File Front! But all the info I've read all mix up and i dunno which should I believe in.

I need your help guys and I make me decided to buy it or not. Just put a comment below and tally it before the weekend, if it is worth it or not.

Blizz Start the Mass Banning for SC2, 5K Users Wipeout!

Blizzard is taking action now on those violators, hackers and who exploits to boost their performance on the strategy game in real time of Starcraft II! And the results 5K users wipe out and cut the access to Battle.net on the first batch this weekend.

“We have recently taken measures, including suspensions and bans for more than 5000 players of Starcraft II has violated the terms of use Battle.net cheating and / or using programs hack for parts. In addition to undermining the spirit of fair competition which is essential on Battle.net, cheating and piracy can lead to problems of stability and performance on the service, “said by Blizzard.

As for the record, Blizzard already banned more that 320,000 users who used hacks and exploits in WoW, Warcraft III and Diablo II. This is not new with Blizzard they can easily cut your access and put all your effort put into waste if you don’t violate their rules.

Oct 2, 2010

WoW Phishing Tactics, How to Avoid

Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card information. Phishing is usually done by e-mail or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter information on a bogus website that looks and is almost identical to the legitimate.

Blizzard MMORPG World of Warcraft is one of the most popular games and why it is most affected by phishing. It is well known that the login information for WoW accounts are highly sought by phishers. Their goal is to get your gold and and transfer all passable equips or items that have value.

The in-game chat / whisper system is often used to attract players to phishing sites. Phishers often pose as employees of Blizzard or unknown players and whisper the victim that he/she have been selected to receive a gift or your account has been flagged as hazardous

In both cases, victims are invited to follow the link that takes them to a phishing site where they are supposed to register with your account ID to receive the gift / avoid suspension of your account.

Recently, WoW mail system in the game was also used to convey similar messages for malicious players:

You can increase the credibility of the message and offered to do a number of phishing URL references to WoW and other Blizzard games. The site itself is similar in closely related to the official Battle.net, so it's easy to fall for some scam.

Blizzard is aware of these phishing attempts and has made its business to increase their efforts when it comes to Battle.net players have announced the Security page. They have also allowed us to report cheaters in the game (see, for example, The “Report Spam” button in the game system mail).

Oct 1, 2010

Ways On How To Minimize Lag and DC at DotA

A very common problem and very annoying when playing DotA is Lag & Disconnection. This is the most hassle to play and dominating game may lose momentum. This can delay the game, ruining the game and can the results for remake. See list below, tips that will help to reduce the delay while playing DotA.

1. Make sure you have better internet at least 512 kbps. Whenever possible avoid using wireless Internet.

2. At Garena, play at your country rooms. The ping at your country room had low ping, so less chances of lag.

3. Close all programs that eat your Internet bandwidth to play. uTorrent for example, Skype, all the messenger, Firefox, a download manager, and especially don't watch porn during the game. You don’t want teammates get mad at you.

4. Do not connect to host "X" pings, coz the connection is not stable and start to experiment with delays and disconnect in the game.

5. If the connection is lost, just rejoin the room to refresh your ping. 

6. If you are going to be a host, you must do what I said above and make sure you have a good PC.

7. Get Warcraft 3 to your safe list of the network firewall does not block the port using Garena.

Hope this basic guide improve your gaming experience Just remember, you’re playing game for entertainment enough for trash talk and enjoy the game! 

TIPS: Tunneling / Tunnel not reduce the delay problem / lag. The tunnel only works for player cannot see the game server by other players.