World of Warcraft: Burning Crusades Official

Its official, the new World of Warcraft expansion is titled Burning Crusades. The official website is up and confirms a lot of the rumors we originally posted.

From the official website:

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the exciting new expansion to Blizzards award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, and more. Here is just a partial list of what you can expect from the World of Warcraft expansion:
An increase in the level cap to 70
Two new playable races, including the magical Blood Elves
New starting zones in QuelThalas and beyond
The entire new continent of Outland, reachable through the
Dark Portal
Many new high-level dungeons to explore in Azeroth,
Outland, and elsewhere
New flying mounts in Outland
Many new and dangerous monsters, including epic world
Hundreds of new quests
Hundreds of new items
A new profession: Jewelcrafting
Socketed items
And much, much more…

World of Warcraft Expansion Info Leaked?

I have no idea if it is true, so what better way to help fuel rumors than to help spread them. This info is being reported on multiple websites. What do you think? Is it real?

* The name is Burning Crusade.
* Takes place in the Outlands.
* Level cap raised to Level 70.
* 2 new races, Blood Elf (Horde) and TBA (Alliance).
* No new classes.
* New profession, Jewelcrafting, which will allow for slotting and modding items ala Diablo 2.
* New BE starter area and zones north of the Eastern Plaguelands, Silvermoon (their Capital City), Ghostland, and ZulAman.
* Epic FLYING FREAKING MOUNT useable only in Outlands.
* Small upgrades to the graphics engine (BE will have 20% more polygons than original races for example).
* Weather effects added.
* Exploring how to add in cross server Battlegrounds.

Here are supposedly wow screenshots from the new playable Blood Elves race. Interesting…..

Where Has all The Gold Gone?

My friends are always bragging that they bought gold online. “Hey man I bought 1000 gold yesterday for $60.” It got me to thinking. Who has time to make 1000 gold in WoW, and then sell it. Oh how naive I was. It is a $500 million dollar industry. The folks over at Electronic Gaming monthly recently got the scoop on these corporations who run sweatshops to do nothing but farm gold. Check out the article here .

Star Wars Battlefront II Open Beta

If you have a FilePlanet account, even the free one, you are now eligible to beta test the new Star Wars Battlefront II game. You may remember the first game. It was the most successful Star Wars game ever sold. However, if you look for any online servers, you will be hard pressed to find one worth playing. You see, the first game played like a console game and the in game browser was the worst I have ever seen in a FPS.

Game companies gage the success of a game based on the number of copies sold. Initial sales were through the roof. Continued sales were terrible. I judge a game on its longevity and ability to endure. This game had neither. You may ask why I am so jaded? Well, I bought it the week it came out for the full price, played it once, then never played it again. It was a terrible game based on an awesome concept. So, if you have any interest in the sequel, I recommend checking out the beta before wasting your money a second time.

Beta Test Website

After you play it, be sure to drop back by and tell us what you think of it. Im curious to hear what others think about the sequel.

Forum Problems?

If you are getting a blank page trying to open the Gamers Radio forums, please clear your browser cache. We went through a site refacing this past week and your browser may be confused. We have three confirmed cases of blank pages that a simple clearing the cache fixed all three.

Battlefield 2 Patch out today?

Rumor is that the Battlefield 2 1.03 patch will be out later today. If the posting of the Patch changelog is any indication those rumors may just be true. I have attached the entire changelog below (click read more to see the rest).

Patch v1.03


– Wake Island Map

Included a remade version of this popular BF1942 map.
Battlefield 2 version includes a 64 player layout and is
configured for multiplayer only.

– Server Favorites / History

There is a new tab in the MULTIPLAYER menu that holds a list of
the last 20 internet servers you have connected to, plus a list
of servers you have selected as favorites.

* Added a button to the other multiplayer tabs that adds the
currently highlighted server to your favorites list.
* Added buttons in the in-game server info menu (press TAB to
access) that will add or remove the server you are currently
playing on to / from your favorites list. Continue reading Battlefield 2 Patch out today?

Razes Blog #1

Today, I was out pubbing on an official EA US server. I was having a typical time playing. After about 5 minutes I was TK’d, no biggie it happens. I respawned and it wasn’t a minute later that I was TK’d again. Same person. OK, I’m thinking what a moe. I respawned again in a different location. Minute later I get TK’d again by a different person wearing the same tag. Curiosity kicked in. I squaded up with them thinking, maybe the whole nametag wrong color bug was happening. Now I know where they all are. I spawn next to another squad and all was fine and dandy. That was until we all converged on the same flag that was left. Still on their squad knowing what had happened earlier, I cringed. With good reason if I might add, as soon as the squad I was running with joined the questionable squad they TK’d the whole group. I commenced to TK punish from this point. A few minutes later the round ended and I noticed all the questionable guys on this squad were 1,2,3 and I think 5. How was this? I left the server and found another server where I think I found my niche as an engineer. I also found that you CAN pick up another team’s Mines for .25 of mine were picked up by the opposing team. I seen them pick one up. This made me happy for I must try to do this now.