To me, THIS is hopefully my quintessential MMO. I have been a TES fan since 1994 when TES: Arena came out. It was actually one of my first RPG games for the PC I played. I have since played Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion, and lately Skyrim.
TES Online is what I am putting my hopes in as "the holy grail" of MMO's. I am hoping it brings back the AC1 vibe that my first MMO ever gave me.
GW2 has been a good stop gap, and the fact I still enjoy it, even after taking a break, is a good sign to keep me playing on and off until TES online comes out...but make no mistake, I have been hoping for TES Online since Morrowind, hoping to see an MMO come out...and come next year, it will.
ArenaNet has released a terrific new video giving an overview of the world of Guild Wars 2. In it, viewers are given a brief tour of creating characters, races and the locations within Tyria. It's an enticing look at one of the biggest titles of 2012. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Game hopping...it seems to be what we've been doing for a while. The next game I know many of us are going to try is Guild Wars 2...and I shall be moving as well and forming the guild there.
Many of us thought SWTOR would be the place to be, but as the end-game grew stale and more and more people became disenchanted with it (myself included), we looked for other games. Some of us have been playing TERA, and although I haven't been in the game for a while, I still maintain my subscription as I enjoy the game. There were not enough people interested to form the guild, and frankly, I needed time off from running the guild.
Being guild leader has its own stresses. And even though SWTOR did not have as involved of a guild as the past, I still felt stretched out in trying to figure out how to add more cohesiveness to the guild. Some people wanted Republic, which broke us apart even more, and although people visited the forums, it wasn't the same as playing with everybody. TERA did not hold interest for some. And there has been little to entice us to move to anything else.
Now that I've had some time to "myself" I am actually excited to see so many people interested in GW2, and hope we can find a new "home" for the guild there. I know some people are also looking to Planetside2; however, many of us are all fantasy-oriented and I think although SWTOR was a nice diversion, something was missing for us.
Guild Wars 2 although the game itself offers nothing "new" in the way of finding THE MMO we are all looking for, does provide a nice diversion. The game is fun, the classes are interesting, and until Elder Scrolls Online comes out, it is the only game that holds a possible interest for many of us.
Even when you are in the business of fun, not every week ends up being fun. This week, our security team found an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard. We quickly took steps to close off this access and began working with law enforcement and security experts to investigate what happened.
At this time, we’ve found no evidence that financial information such as credit cards, billing addresses, or real names were compromised. Our investigation is ongoing, but so far nothing suggests that these pieces of information have been accessed.
Some data was illegally accessed, including a list of email addresses for global Battle.net users, outside of China. For players on North American servers (which generally includes players from North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia) the answer to the personal security question, and information relating to Mobile and Dial-In Authenticators were also accessed. Based on what we currently know, this information alone is NOT enough for anyone to gain access to Battle.net accounts.
We also know that cryptographically scrambled versions of Battle.net passwords (not actual passwords) for players on North American servers were taken. We use Secure Remote Password protocol (SRP) to protect these passwords, which is designed to make it extremely difficult to extract the actual password, and also means that each password would have to be deciphered individually. As a precaution, however, we recommend that players on North American servers change their password. Please click this link to change your password. Moreover, if you have used the same or similar passwords for other purposes, you may want to consider changing those passwords as well.
In the coming days, we'll be prompting players on North American servers to change their secret questions and answers through an automated process. Additionally, we'll prompt mobile authenticator users to update their authenticator software. As a reminder, phishing emails will ask you for password or login information. Blizzard Entertainment emails will never ask for your password. We deeply regret the inconvenience to all of you and understand you may have questions. Please find additional information here.
We take the security of your personal information very seriously, and we are truly sorry that this has happened.
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