NCsoft Announces Gracia – Part 1 and New Game Mechanics in Lineage II

Fans of the very popular Lineage II MMORPG (19 million subscribers) need to ready themselves for some changes coming to their game. In the first of three new updates to the game, called Gracia – Part 1, NCsoft has changed up their game mechanics to basically make it easier to level up and thereby make it easier for newer players to more quickly advance and gain experience in the game.

According to NCsoft’s North American Producer, Tim Tan, “Gracia represents a huge change to Lineage II. The increase in leveling speed allows players to create new characters and advance nearly twice as fast as before.” But he’s quick to mention that “this game is still a hardcore game,” just easier for noobs. Continue reading “NCsoft Announces Gracia – Part 1 and New Game Mechanics in Lineage II”

GAX Online – The Social Network for Gamers

By now, our readers have realized I’m a big fan of video games. (That and cooking are almost all I ever mention on here.) However, I’m going to guess that you didn’t know that I’m a big fan of podcasts and somewhat of a web 2.o [read social networks] nut. Therefore, it should be no surprise that when the hosts of one of my favorite gaming podcasts mentioned they were experimenting with the creation of a social network for gamers that my interest would be piqued and I would have to sign up.

So, what’s so great about this particular social network that I’m actually bothering to write about it? Continue reading “GAX Online – The Social Network for Gamers”

Q-Treats 2: Italian Chicken Rolls

Ah yes… It’s been a while since the first Q-Treats. To be honest, I had about three dishes documented visually and ready to write articles on. However, an upgrade to the newest version of OSX and somehow messing up my backups left me without those pictures as well as a few other things. Ah, well, such is life in geekdom.

However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been thinking up things to cook… In fact, this will be the first of three dishes I’ll be bringing you in the next couple of weeks. This recipe was an experiment for dinner a few days ago and it turned out pretty well.

Oh, and it’s pretty easy! There’s a little bit of work involved, but you’re not going to spend hours in the kitchen over this one. Continue reading “Q-Treats 2: Italian Chicken Rolls”