Those of you who play RuneScape or World of Warcraft are likely well acquainted with a popular phishing technique that made its rounds over the past few years, or at least you would be if you took a gander through your spam filter. The email warns players that they’ve been caught either botting or engaging in real money trading, and that further cheating will add them to a list of John Does in a pending lawsuit. While the email links to a fake login page designed to steal your account information, you might be surprised to know that the body of the email itself is indeed legitimate, or I should say was originally written by a legitimate source. Jagex once filed lawsuit against cheaters, and it didn’t end in their favor. No, seriously. I reported on this way back when it initially happened, getting confirmation from Jagex and from the central district court of California where the lawsuit was filed. The email cites both a valid case file and … [Read more...] about In Plain English: The Curious Case Of Jagex V John Doe
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Here’s the million-dollar question of the day: What is John Smedley making for Amazon Game Studio’s San Diego branch? Ever since being handed the reins of a new sub-studio back in February with a bulk of his Pixelmage team, we’ve been intensely curious about whether Smedley is staying close to his MMO roots in his new project. Perhaps we might glean a few details from the job listings on Amazon’s site. The studio is looking for several positions for art, combat systems, and engineering, and there are a few bullet points in the job descriptions that hint at the project in question. One of the job descriptions has the best hint yet, with the position being tasked to “architect and develop the real time combat system for a cutting edge action multiplayer game.” Another intriguing entry mentions a “real time terrain deformation system based on physics simulation.” The descriptions also talks about working with “big ideas” and … [Read more...] about What’s John Smedley building for Amazon Game Studios?
In the wake of last week’s huge Old School RuneScape update, which added the all-new Kebos Lowlands region to the game, Jagex is now setting its sights on making some improvements to older content, and they’re starting with the Chambers of Xeric. The devs say that “traffic through the Chambers has remained strong over the two years since they opened, but there are a lot of points that players would like us to smooth out for them,” including “changes to room balancing or scaling mechanics.” The full list of proposed changes is fairly extensive, but the overall goal of the adjustments appears to be to reduce the necessity for players to scout eached randomized raid and continue randomizing the layout until they get one with exactly the right set of rooms. In light of this, some rooms are being tweaked and rebalanced, as are some of the dangerous creatures that make their homes within the chamber. In addition, players will also be able to earn … [Read more...] about Old School RuneScape outlines proposed Chambers of Xeric adjustments
World of Warcraft is arguably the most successful MMO so far in the genre’s history. It generates volumes of conversation and pages of internet discussions from MMORPG.com to WoWhead to the WoW forums to WoW’s Reddit. It’s a game that has, in one way or another, captivated the world for nearly 15 years. advertisement We had the opportunity to chat with World of Warcraft’s Executive Producer John Hight who has been with the team since 2016. We wanted to learn more about his background and his work on WoW. Read our exclusive interview.MMORPG: You have an extensive background in gaming having worked on some huge titles including God of War, Neverwinter Nights, Command & Conquer, etc. How did working on such a wide array of genres and titles benefit you in your current position?John Hight: During that whole time, working on all those games, I’ve always been a Blizzard fan. When I had just finished up work at 3DO, Warcraft came out, and I … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft: Meet Executive Producer John Hight
Final Fantasy XIV and Papa John’s Pizza have teamed up to bring you a sweet deal on your online pizza orders. Just use the code “FFXIV30” when ordering to get 30% off regular menu prices. The offer is available to all US-based online customers from now until June 30th. The good thing is that you don’t even have to be a Final Fantasy XIV player to take advantage of the offer. Heck, you don’t even have to be an MMO player at all. But since you’re reading this article, we’ll assume that you’re at least interested in MMOs. Enjoy your pizzas! And, don’t forget to check back here for more food… errr MMO-related content. FacebookTwitterReddit Related … [Read more...] about Get 30% Off Papa John’s Pizzas Courtesy Of Final Fantasy XIV