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World Of Warcraft Clans

To play World of Warcraft takes skill and patience. But as you go up the level ladder, you will find that it also sometimes takes more people than just you or your one or two friends to complete a quest. This is where the World of Warcraft clans come into play.

World of Warcraft clans, or guilds as they are also known, are groups of people who get together for some reason or other, mostly because you do have certain advantages in having a large number of people by your side if ever you need them.

There?s also the little fact that if you?re part of one of the World of Warcraft clans you always have the ability to ask your guildmates any questions about the game to help you through it.

To become part of any of the World of Warcraft clans you have two options available to you. You can either, form a guild of your own, or you can ask to join an already existing guild.

If it?s the former you will find that there are a few things that you will need to do before you can form your own guild. These are listed below.

To form World of Warcraft clans you will need to first find an NPC (Non-Playable Character) Guildmaster who can give you a guild charter. You will then need to add a minimum of 10 players to this charter, including yourself, and then return the charter to the same Guildmaster you received it from.

After you complete this process to creating your very first of World of Warcraft clans, you can then go about the business of finding a suitable name for your clan. You might find that you need to go through quite a few before you will be able to find one that you like.

With over 8 million players worldwide most of the names you think of for your guild are probably already in use! Your World of Warcraft clans name also needs to be something that is not offensive otherwise it can be renamed and/ or your clan disbanded.

After going through all of that you can then go about the business of creating a clan tabard. This can only be done by approaching a guild creation NPC who can help you to purchase and create your tabard.

You will then need to put down a further 10 gold pieces in order to unlock the tabard. With World of Warcraft clans you also have the option of using private chat channels to be able to speak with your guild members privately.

To join World of Warcraft clans which are already formed you will need to receive an invitation, or you can put in a request to join that clan. And if you find that you don?t like that particular guild you can always leave it and look for another one to join.

My Favorite Free Online Games

Today?s featured games variety is pretty arbitrary. As a matter of fact, one could argue that lists are always wide, no matter how supposedly random the items may be: if a human being is involved in the process, items are always picked following some kind of criterion, that may or may not be conscious. Therefore, allow me to rephrase and let?s see what my subconscious may have in store.

Swords and Sandals 3 was picked out of sheer interest, I suppose. There is a whole ?Gladiator? or ?Spartacus? vibe to this flash games: you pick out your own gladiator and struggle an undefined group of slaves/gladiators not unlike yourself, until you feel fortunate enough to contest a higher-level warrior. However, ?choose? maybe too lax a term: you actually assemble your fighter. You define your avatar?s height, weight, skin color and hair fashion, among others, and buy clothing and arsenal for him according to your wealth. Fights consist in each player taking turns at attacking or taking a defensive stand, which implies the need for a certain strategy in order to win. Something radically different from the usual: just clicking all buttons at the same time, hoping to strike some kind of combo.

The new Atlantis game was certainly picked for looking similar to anime series Macross (my personal bestloved). Graphics is wonderful, you can swap among different arsenal and improve them, and if you run out of ammo in the middle of a fight, you can always go back to your space station for some more. The real challenge of the title, in my opinion, is mastering the controls, since both mouse (for aiming and shooting) and keyboard (for movement) come into play. In this case, having a laptop may turn out to be a great drawback.

The title Pong 2 was probably chosen as honor to its predecessor, videogame pioneer Pong. The game has four different levels, with three levels of difficulty, but even the normal/easy one is pretty challenging. The bar is controlled by your mouse, making it extra precise ? and extra fast, which may take a little time getting used to.

When judging my picks, I understand that in an honest effort to produce a random list, I had come up with a definite pattern: variety. One action title, one shooting flash game and one classic flash game. What was I missing? Something completely different.
Rag-doll Goalie is one of the most unorthodox, utterly fun online games I have ever played. As the name suggests, you control a goalkeeper, who happens to be a rag-doll. That means that you have to literally throw the goalie from one side to the other hopeful to connect with the ball and stop your rivals from scoring. Timing is a slippery thing and therein lies the real test; however, once you get the hang of it, you can see how many times in a row you can stop the row.
So, possibly variety is not the only pattern: after all, these are four very different AND very enjoyable online games.

Play ‘be A King’ On Acekard

As we know that gamers love to play r4 games alot. Recently ‘Be A King’ is making news among gamers and nds player users all over the world. Playing such types of games on acekard was an unique and adventurous. In this game players have to build towns and defend them against hordes of raiders as its a fantasy game. Here player should start off as a newly crowned prince and build your empire from the ground up. They have to create and maintain villages, towns, and even big cities, as you rule your land. Players can run this game on any type of OS well supported by acekard.

Now playing this game on acekard players have to drag and drop all the files onto the micro sd card, and then can enjoy playing the game. Acekard supports any range of micro sd card in the market. In this game the players have to make life better for their people as they have to upgrade buildings and introduce new technology to improve the quality of life while playing it on acekard.Acekard ds supports both the rumble pak and memory pak. This feature of acekard ds helps the player to play the game quite comfortably.Acekard ds is well known for its compatibility with all types of DS Editions. As a result players can watch out for power overload! If you build too fast, you may experience blackouts and unhappy renters while playing the game on acekard ds.

Acekard supports all types of multimedia activities now. This has led players to play games more and more on this device. Acekard supports both homebrew and wifi games. Later in the game the player has to battle valiantly as they have to defend their minions from hordes of monsters and bandits, and finally realize the dream of becoming a King! who leads his people to a better future! Lastly can say that playing Be a King on Acekard was an amazing experience.

Retro Revisited: Chaotix

Sega?s Megadrive 32X. Hands up if you remember it. Now hands up if you ever owned one. My condolences to the two of you.

The 32X came about at a time when Sega, after living upon a tower of extreme complacency for the past few years, found the Megadrive?s 16 bit rule was coming to an end with frightening announcements of Playstations, Jaguars and other 32 bit powered hardware.

A department of Sega Japan, in conjunction with Sega of America, were ordered to design a 32 bit add-on for the Megadrive, and this would become the 32X. Bizarrely, however, another section of Sega Japan were also working on what would eventually become the Saturn ? a superior 32-bit CD format. Interestingly, this was done in secret, completely unbeknownst to Sega of America while they beavered away on the 32X. This famously weird manoeuvre was completed in style by Sega?s somewhat suicidal decision to release both consoles at roughly the very same time.

The result? The 32X, with its old-fashioned cartridge format, rather laughable operating procedure (two power supplies, an extra video cable, and even some wacky anti-magnetic clips to keep it held snugly in the Megadrive cartridge slot) and poor software support from the get go, was dead before it started – losing to the Saturn, which in turn was obliterated by the Playstation and Nintendo 64. A sad tale at the time, but an excellent proposition for retro collectors with failing cash supplies; fairly cheap to pick up, and only about six good games before you can call your collection ?complete?!

Chaotix, then. The only existing 32 bit, two-dimensional Sonic game. But a Sonic game without Sonic. And a Sonic game sold on a gimmick. Initially panned at release ? generally because Sonic fans wanted more Sonic, and less Knuckles ? the game fell into quick obscurity helped in no small part by the short shelf life of the 32X. This is a shame because, once you look beyond its flaws, a tricky and intelligent platform adventure with a unique twist lies within.

Imagine a world in which you?re permanently attached to a companion by a mysterious elastic-like band of energy. When you move, they have to follow, when you jump, they jump. A nightmarish proposition and, indeed, the very core of Chaotix?s gameplay. So does it work? Hmm?sort of. When you get the hang of it, Chaotix is actually quite a wild ride.

Controlling the two characters simultaneously, bound together by one of Dr. Robotnik?s evil experiments, the player must learn to use this disaster to their advantage, namely by creating tension in the link to supply momentum to run faster, clear obstacles, and progress up platforms.

The physics engine that supplies this unique style of movement was a brave endeavour by Sega, and admittedly isn?t always one that pays off. The structure of the game?s levels is rather different to standard Sonic fare, with everything having to be far more spaced out to allow the bouncing, spinning (often out of control) twosome to rebound around the levels. Frustration will often come by becoming stuck either above or below where you want to be, mashing the buttons desperately to make the characters gain the movement necessary to progress. Then there?s the constant risk of smashing clumsily into enemies (of which there are, wisely, also a lot less than usual) and losing a large amount of rings unfairly. Careening around randomly is something you?ll be spending a lot of time doing, and it?s fun at first, until you actually become bent on getting somewhere and trying to collect all the Chaos Rings (this instalment?s replacement for the classic Chaos Emeralds). Progress can become slow and frustrating, but after a while, when perhaps no longer judged simply as a ?Sonic game?, Chaotix starts to get under your skin, and makes its subtleties known. I?d never promise you that true mastery of the crazy system is possible, but you?ll certainly begin to smile the first time you send your mammals speeding off in the right direction, clear a loop, kill an enemy, spin hectically through space and then make a neat, balletic landing at the level exit sign. That?s Sonic to the power of two, and then some!

And then, gameplay considerations put aside, as a 32X showcase title, Chaotix is a must for any collector. The 32X?s new range of colours is shown off fully, with every new level – chosen at random – taking place at a different time of day, resulting effectively in around four different colour palettes per stage (and there are about 30 of them!). This gives the game a real feeling of uniqueness on every play through. Sprite scaling is also used to hilarious effect – new powerups allow characters to shrink to a tiny size or grow into an enormous pixellated monstrosity. Then there?s the bonus stage?

Placed inside a fully 3D world, your character must collect blue spheres (a la Sonic 3), but this time, running up the walls causes the tunnel to rotate with the player, creating an immensely challenging, gravity-defying experience that often ends in falling – swearing and throwing your controller across the room – out of the bottom of the tunnel. Never has a Sonic special stage required such a devilish combination of planning and reflexes.

At the end of the day, Chaotix was a brave new idea, almost well executed but just missing that extra round of playtesting (probably due to being rushed out for the console?s ironically untimely release!) needed to make it a bona fide masterpiece. In addition to this failing, there were never enough people in possession of the hardware to play it, anyway.

Sega ? release Chaotix on the next Sonic Compilation so the whole world can enjoy the elasticated eccentricities of this flawed, forgotten classic!

Originally posted on Retro 247 Games at

Copyright ? 2006 Peter Michael Gothard