How to Stay Occupied on World of Warcraft Private Realms

A lot of people that play World of Warcraft are very interested in playing on private test realms. Sometimes they even gather up groups of friends from the real World of Warcraft realms, or the ones that you’re required to pay for, and then start playing on private test realms as an alternative. There are definitely a few advantages to playing on these test realms. For one, you get what you want, and you get it fast. This can be both good and bad. What good is having the best equipment, for example, if everyone else has the same or better?
A lot of people prefer to play on test realms just for the fact that playing on test realms doesn’t require you to pay for a World of Warcraft subscription to blizzard. Legally, you’re supposed to purchase the full retail version of the game before even playing on these test realms, but many people find ways around it and prefer to just get the game from a friend and make an account on a private test realm.

So, you may be wondering how private test realms even stay interesting, if you start out so high and you can get through the game so effortlessly. The majority of the players on the Blizzard servers spend a lot of their time farming great gear, grinding, questing, gaining levels, and running through instances for drops, experience, or to make friends.

If you’re either already given all of these things on the private test realms, or can obtain them so easily, what do you do once you have all of this done? It’s obviously going to be pointless to continue running through these instances once you’ve hit the level cap and already have all of the best epic gear you can get.

What many people don’t realize, is the fact that there is a ton of content on private realms besides just leveing and running through instances than what appears to be. Most private test realms in World of Warcraft are based around the PVP aspect of the game. In the Blizzard servers, pvp is completely dull compared to the pvp action that goes on in well populated private WoW test realms. Since everyone can obtain their levels and gear easily, they’re able to pvp all the time, which is the part of the game that most people tend to like best.

There is pvp action almost everywhere in most test realms. You can raid stormwind. Attempt to make it into the undercity, since the population of players there will be much lower in test realms. Really, there is no limit as to what all you can do on a test realm. It’s amazing how great it is once you really get into it.

You haven’t experienced anything until you play on a PVP server and have both horde and alliance members in your guild. Communicate with everyone. Kill people and then rub their face in it!

Running instances and heroic dungeons is still extremely popular. A lot of people do this for quests to get their legendary equipment. Of course legendary equipment quests and farming is going to be extremely popular, since almost no server allows players to get these godly equips for nothing. However, most of the high tier epics are easy to get.

PvE is still even somewhat popular on these realms. A lot of realms require PvE to get the gold you need to buy equipment and upkeep your character’s repairs and what no. You’re really going to need to do PvE on any server, however the majority of private test realms aren’t based around PvE, all PvP.

I still would recommend at least giving private test realms a chance. I prefer them greatly to the normal Blizzard servers, for the reasons I’ve listed. Get involved, keep up with what’s going on in the world, and it’s pretty easy to spend hours having a great time!

How to Level Up Combat in Runescape

Have you ever wanted to be level 80, 90, or even level 100 on Runescape? If so this guide is for you. This is a guide on how to get your combat level up on Runescape. In the process you will get your attack, defense, archery, magic, and prayer! Continue to the next paragraph to learn how.
Your combat level goes up if you gain levels in attack hp etc. Your hp level goes up if you gain levels in attack, defense, strength, magic, prayer and archery. The higher your combat level the better you are. It’s that simple. To learn how to get high combat levels continue to the next paragraph.

The best class to start out on Runescape as is a warrior. This does not mean you can not have high levels in magic archery etc. the equipment you need to use this guide is a scimitar, at least enough runes to cast 100 spells, and a bow and 100 arrows. Now go to Lumbridge across the bridge where the goblins are (you can fight barbarians in barbarian village if you are a higher level).You are always going to start out by training attack. Fight them as long as you can until your health starts getting low or until you have gained 5 levels in attack. Then go get some food and train 5 levels in defense. Next train 5 levels in strength. The reason we go in 5 level increments is that we always want to keep our levels relatively even. In the next paragraph I will explain how to get your magic level up.

The best way to get your magic level up is to fight lesser demons. Now this type of demon is a very high level so the only way to fight them is to have one that won’t attack you. The only place where one won’t attack you is in the wizard’s tower where one is behind bars. Now attack this monster time after time until you reach 5 magic levels up. Then go on to the second to last step.

In this paragraph I will teach you how to get your archery level up. The easiest way to level up in archery is to attack low level scorpions. Go to the desert east of Lumbridge and go to the top of the scorpion pit. Attack scorpions until you have gained 5 levels in archery. Continue to the final step to learn how to level up your prayer.

To level up your prayer all you need to do is collect the bones from all of the monsters you kill and bury them. So whatever you do bury all of your bones. In turn if you complete the whole process your prayer will level up an average of 5 times. This method is an easy way to level up in prayer.

Now that you have learned how to level up attack defense etc. the combat leveling up will come naturally. Thank you for reading this article and I hope it helps you allot.

Ten Amazing Role Playing Games for Console and PC

Role Playing Games, or RPGs for short, are some of the most addicting games to play, be it on consoles like the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, or on the PC. Most RPGs are set in fantasy worlds, but many new games have been in sci-fi or alternative reality settings. Check out these top ten RPGs today!
Kingdom Hearts (Series)
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Kingdom Hearts is one game that truly puzzles me. Few gamers would expect a hardcore RPG gaming community to accept, nay, embrace a role playing game with Disney characters. Still, Kingdom Hearts is undeniably one of the more popular RPGs for console fans, complete with a excellent story that keeps players coming back for more.

The Legend of Zelda (Series)
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Who hasn’t heard of Zelda (and Link)? This scrappy elfish character has been the hero of Nintendo RPG fans since the early days of gaming. Most memorable for me was the Legend of Zelda game for Nintendo 64, with excellent graphics (for its time) and wonderful, innovative gameplay.

Diablo (Series)
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Blizzard is perhaps best known for its blockbuster hit, World of Warcraft, and, amongst RTS fans, for Starcraft (1 amp;2). Still, hardcore PC gamers all know about the Diablo series of PC RPGs Some have called them a “clickfest”, but dedicated fans will eagerly clamor to support the Diablo games. Much darker in setting than most console rpgs, the Diablo series features a more Tolkien or Warhamer-style of dark, medieval series.

Mass Effect (1 amp; 2)
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Bioware, the producer of the Mass Effect games, have created an excellent set of RPGs. The Mass Effect games are set in a hardcore, sci-fi universe and follow the exploits of Colonel Shepherd and his specialized crew.

Fallout 3
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The Fallout series of games is one with an immense following and the transition to a new developer for Fallout 3 led to much consternation. However, Fallout 3 turned out to be an excellent game and a favorite of many PC gamers. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Fallout 3 follows a character emerging from the vaults, a series of forts protecting the inhabitants

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
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Oblivion was also made by Bethesda, the same company behind Fallout 3. Oblivion, originally for PC, was one of my favorite PC RPGs of all time. The graphics were outstanding, the quests challenging, and the dungeon exploration enthralling. Definitely one to check out!

Chrono Trigger
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Chrono Trigger is one of the most famous console RPGs of all time. Original versions of the game still sell for large amounts of money on eBay and in select game stores. Released for the Super NES in 1995, Chrono Trigger received rave reviews and stands as one of the original classics in RPG gaming.

Final Fantasy (Series)
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Just about every RPG gamer has heard of the popular Final Fantasy series, by Square Enix. The series has also spawned a series of spin-off games, including the awesome Final Fantasy Tactics (I loved the one for GBA, played over 100 hours on it!) and an MMORPG. The series is ever evolving, adding new characters and stories in every new game.

Pokemon (Series)
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Pokemon is one of those games that just won’t fade away. Originally released for the Gameboy, it has since evolved into a huge array of different games, all set around characters capturing, training and battling with their Pokemon monsters. Pikachu, I choose you!

Ultima (Series)
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Ultima has faded from many gamers memories, but it still stands as one of the top RPG series for PC games, albeit many years ago. It is still alive in the form of Ultima Online, but hasn’t changed much since then. Still, the huge number of games released under the Ultima banner, and the importance of the series for the PC market remains astounding.

Diablo III Servers Fail on Launch

Diablo III – a highly anticipated game, created by the Blizzard, the same game company that created the highly renowned World of Warcraft – has some issues on it’s first day – the servers are down, and even when they come up for what seems momentarily, they crash.
It has been over a decade since the release of the last game in the series, Diablo II, which was released in June of 2000, but that couldn’t prepare the company for the overflow of gamers seeking a new addiction and the feeling of video game nostalgia.

Many players are reporting that they’ve gotten some play time in. However, as it is the day of release, and many gamers are coming home from school and work around these times, the servers are most likely flooded from fellow gamers from logging on.

Some gamers state they can’t get on at all, while some have been able to get in some game time. I, personally, have been able to log in for a total of 5 minutes or so – just enough to create a character. Once i got passed that screen, I got the option to start my story. With a smile equipped on my face, I hastily pushed the “Start Game” button, only to receive an error. The error stated that I my online game configuration wasn’t allowing me to join a game, since none could be found. I tried a few more times, searched through the menus looking for such an option, checked my Battle.net account for such options, but I came up empty with answers. The error in question? Error 317002.

At this point in time, myself and other gamers are becoming antsy as the server problems are rectified.

In order to check server status without logging in, gamers can check the following website:
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/status

The aforementioned website checks the status for all servers: Americas, Europe and Asia, and even checks the Auction House servers, too.

However, to put it in perspective, gamers waiting for this high anticipated game have been waiting well over a decade for this installment, so waiting a little bit longer isn’t so bad overall. Hopefully such server problems are ironed out, and don’t become a consistent issue.

Aside from the error reported in this article (Error 317002), there are an array of other errors that other gamers are getting when attempting to play Diablo III. For the best results to rectify these issues, or understand them, a simply search on a search engine can shed some light on the issue.