Nothing really new today as we're still waiting for Patch 4.3 to hit the test realms, which is probably the perfect opportunity to launch new forums!

MMO-Champion - New Video Games Discussions Forums
It's time for MMO-Champion forums to expand a little more and to (finally) open forums dedicated to other games! We now have a "Video Games" forum category with the following forums:

<table style="margin:auto;"><tr><td><div style="width:900px;"> <ol id="c_cat333" class="childforum"> <li id="forum334" class="forumbit_post L2"> <div class="forumrow table" style="border-width: 1px 1px 0px; border-style: solid; border-color: black !important;"> <div class="foruminfo td"> <img src="http://static.mmo-champion.com/images/tranquilizing/forums/forum_old-48.png" class="forumicon" id="forum_statusicon_334" alt="" /> <div class="forumdata"> <div class="datacontainer"> <div class="titleline"> <h2 class="forumtitle"><a href="forums/334-Diablo-3">Diablo 3</a></h2> </div> <div class="moderators"> <h4>Moderators:</h4> <ol class="commalist"> <li><a class="username" href="members/550066-Lysah"><span class="user-moderator">Lysah</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/546665-Radux"><span class="user-moderator">Radux</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/671638-3clipse"><span class="user-moderator">3clipse</span></a></li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> </div> <h4 class="nocss_label">Forum Actions:</h4> <ul class="forumactionlinks td"> </ul> </div> </li> <li id="forum335" class="forumbit_post L2"> <div class="forumrow table" style="border-width: 0px 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: black !important;"> <div class="foruminfo td"> <img src="http://static.mmo-champion.com/images/tranquilizing/forums/forum_old-48.png" class="forumicon" id="forum_statusicon_335" alt="" /> <div class="forumdata"> <div class="datacontainer"> <div class="titleline"> <h2 class="forumtitle"><a href="forums/335-Guild-Wars-2">Guild Wars 2</a></h2> </div> <div class="moderators"> <h4>Moderators:</h4> <ol class="commalist"> <li><a class="username" href="members/671638-3clipse"><span class="user-moderator">3clipse</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/752641-edgecrusherO0"><span class="user-moderator">edgecrusherO0</span></a></li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> </div> <h4 class="nocss_label">Forum Actions:</h4> <ul class="forumactionlinks td"> </ul> </div> </li> <li id="forum336" class="forumbit_post L2"> <div class="forumrow table" style="border-width: 0px 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: black !important;"> <div class="foruminfo td"> <img src="http://static.mmo-champion.com/images/tranquilizing/forums/forum_old-48.png" class="forumicon" id="forum_statusicon_336" alt="" /> <div class="forumdata"> <div class="datacontainer"> <div class="titleline"> <h2 class="forumtitle"><a href="forums/336-League-of-Legends">League of Legends</a></h2> </div> <div class="moderators"> <h4>Moderators:</h4> <ol class="commalist"> <li><a class="username" href="members/752641-edgecrusherO0"><span class="user-moderator">edgecrusherO0</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/671638-3clipse"><span class="user-moderator">3clipse</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/550066-Lysah"><span class="user-moderator">Lysah</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/582685-ForsakenFrodo"><span class="user-moderator">ForsakenFrodo</span></a></li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> </div> <h4 class="nocss_label">Forum Actions:</h4> <ul class="forumactionlinks td"> </ul> </div> </li> <li id="forum337" class="forumbit_post L2"> <div class="forumrow table" style="border-width: 0px 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: black !important;"> <div class="foruminfo td"> <img src="http://static.mmo-champion.com/images/tranquilizing/forums/forum_old-48.png" class="forumicon" id="forum_statusicon_337" alt="" /> <div class="forumdata"> <div class="datacontainer"> <div class="titleline"> <h2 class="forumtitle"><a href="forums/337-Minecraft">Minecraft</a></h2> </div> <div class="moderators"> <h4>Moderators:</h4> <ol class="commalist"> <li><a class="username" href="members/622014-Marlamin"><span class="user-moderator">Marlamin</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/559801-The-Madgod"><span class="user-moderator">The Madgod</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/671638-3clipse"><span class="user-moderator">3clipse</span></a></li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> </div> <h4 class="nocss_label">Forum Actions:</h4> <ul class="forumactionlinks td"> </ul> </div> </li> <li id="forum338" class="forumbit_post L2"> <div class="forumrow table" style="border-width: 0px 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: black !important;"> <div class="foruminfo td"> <img src="http://static.mmo-champion.com/images/tranquilizing/forums/forum_old-48.png" class="forumicon" id="forum_statusicon_338" alt="" /> <div class="forumdata"> <div class="datacontainer"> <div class="titleline"> <h2 class="forumtitle"><a href="forums/338-Rift">Rift</a></h2> </div> <div class="moderators"> <h4>Moderators:</h4> <ol class="commalist"> <li><a class="username" href="members/752641-edgecrusherO0"><span class="user-moderator">edgecrusherO0</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/734912-Azuri"><span class="user-moderator">Azuri</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/671638-3clipse"><span class="user-moderator">3clipse</span></a></li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> </div> <h4 class="nocss_label">Forum Actions:</h4> <ul class="forumactionlinks td"> </ul> </div> </li> <li id="forum339" class="forumbit_post L2"> <div class="forumrow table" style="border-width: 0px 1px 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: black !important;"> <div class="foruminfo td"> <img src="http://static.mmo-champion.com/images/tranquilizing/forums/forum_old-48.png" class="forumicon" id="forum_statusicon_339" alt="" /> <div class="forumdata"> <div class="datacontainer"> <div class="titleline"> <h2 class="forumtitle"><a href="forums/339-Star-Wars-The-Old-Republic">Star Wars: The Old Republic</a></h2> </div> <div class="moderators"> <h4>Moderators:</h4> <ol class="commalist"> <li><a class="username" href="members/715979-Trollsbane"><span class="user-moderator">Trollsbane</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/537534-conscript"><span class="user-moderator">conscript</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/671638-3clipse"><span class="user-moderator">3clipse</span></a></li> <li><a class="username" href="members/554720-Cilraaz"><span class="user-moderator">Cilraaz</span></a></li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> </div> <h4 class="nocss_label">Forum Actions:</h4> <ul class="forumactionlinks td"> </ul> </div> </li> </ol> </div></td></tr></table>
These new forums should give a little more freedom to the growing community on the Video Games forums and should make most of you guys happier. If you're not happy enough, you can probably find an answer to your angry questions below.

Why didn't you open a forum for [insert game here] when you opened one for [insert similar game here]??? [insult here]
We only opened forums for games that already have a lot of activity on the Video Games forum in the first place. If your game isn't here, it just mean that we don't have a 5k+ replies thread about it, because not enough people are interested. Before someone points it out, 2 of the games with a new forum don't fill this requirements but I wanted them around anyway.

Where are the Off-Topic forums? I can't find them on the forum index!
The Off-Topic forums have been moved below the Class discussions forums, the entire section was just growing too big and WoW is still the main reason why people come to this site. Realistically you can still use the small arrow on the right of each category bar to collapse the entire category.

I can't see the new forums in "Recent Forum Posts" on the front page.
Intended, it would be too confusing for people looking for WoW threads (a huge majority of the visitors) to click something like "Best Farming Spots?" and end up in a Star Wars thread. For the moment, these forums won't show up on the front page but hopefully we'll have a way to do that in a non-annoying way soon.

I want to moderate one of the new forums!
Moderator Applications for the new forums will be open within 1 or 2 weeks, just to have time to identify people who will actually post there.


Darkmoon Faire Stopping in Philadelphia on September 30
Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The World of Warcraft Trading Card Game's Darkmoon Faire is arriving in Philadelphia, PA on September 30 and bringing with it a host of fun gaming events. Even if you've never owned a single card, you can learn the game through a demo and enter into one of the Beginner Tournaments, which launch every 2 hours throughout the weekend. You can also challenge Alexstrasza, the Life-Binder to a duel and become a Dragonslayer! On Friday, see the newest set, Throne of the Tides, before it hits stores. Bring your Worldbreaker Block Constructed deck and compete in the main event to win thousands of dollars in prizes. For a full schedule of events, visit the DMF Philadelphia page. We’ll see you there!

Burning Crusade Art Gallery Updated
The Burning Crusade game art gallery has been updated with five new pieces.




Comics: Dark Legacy and Teh Gladiators
Dark Legacy Comics #306 and Teh Gladiators #274 + #275 are available!



Computers - Setup of the Month (by chaud)
Each month or every 2 months, depending on the hardware evolutions, the lovely chaud will work on a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

This month
Now is a good time to buy a SSD, as the next generation is a good while away and the current prices are fairly flat. New AMD CPUs are rumored to arrive mid October, no confirmed information on them so far. New AMD GPUs are also rumored to be coming sometime in Q4 this year if you are thinking about upgrading.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don't hesitate to post any feedback in the comments of that news post, and don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!

Peripherals/Monitors

<table class="sortable news-table" style="margin: auto;"> <thead> <tr> <th width="130">Component</th><th width="400">Puppy</th> <th width="400">Dolphin</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr><td>Monitor</td><td>ASUS VW224U 22-Inch Widescreen - $130</td><td>ASUS VW246H 24-Inch Widescreen - $225</td></tr> <tr><td>Keyboard</td><td>Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 - $24</td><td>Cyborg V.5 - $47</td></tr> <tr><td>Mouse</td><td>Logitech G400 - $35</td><td>Logitech G500 - $60</td></tr> <tr><td>Speakers</td><td>Logitech S220 2.1 Speaker System - $23</td><td>Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $40</td></tr></tbody> <thead> <tr> <th width="130">Component</th><th width="400">Narwhal</th> <th width="400">Unicorn</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr><td>Monitor</td><td>ASUS VE276Q 27-Inch - $295</td><td>HP ZR24w 24-inch (IPS Panel) - $357</td></tr> <tr><td>Keyboard</td><td>Logitech G110 - $50</td><td>Razer BlackWidow (Backlit)- $90 ($120) </td></tr><tr><td>Mouse</td><td>Razer Deathadder - $48</td><td>Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $68</td></tr><tr><td>Speakers</td><td>Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speaker System - $39</td><td>Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $50</td></tr></tbody></table>

Puppy and Dolphin
Overclocked Puppy will outperform Dolphin when multiple threads are in use (Not WoW) and come close in most other cases.
Mix and match anything but the CPU/Motherboard combo between Puppy and Dolphin. Mix and match anything between Dolphin and Narwhal.

<table class="sortable news-table" style="margin: auto;"> <thead> <tr> <th width="130">Component</th><th width="400">Puppy</th> <th width="400">Dolphin</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr><td>Case</td><td>NZXT GAMMA Classic - $36</td><td>NZXT GAMMA Classic - $36</td></tr> <tr><td>Power Supply</td><td>Corsair CX500 V2 - $60</td><td>Corsair CX600 V2 - $60</td></tr> <tr><td>CPU</td><td>AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - $112</td><td>Intel i3-2100 - $125</td> </tr><tr><td>Heatsink</td><td>Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $27</td><td>Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $27</td></tr> <tr><td>Motherboard</td><td>ASUS M5A99X Evo AM3+ - AMD 990X - $145</td><td>Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - $114</td></tr> <tr><td>Memory</td><td>4GB PNY Optima DDR3 10600 - $28</td><td>4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $39</td></tr> <tr><td>Graphics Card</td><td>XFX 6770 - $90</td><td>XFX 6850 or EVGA GTX 460 - $163 / $183</td></tr> <tr><td>Hard Drive</td><td>SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60</td><td>SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60</td></tr> <tr><td>DVD</td><td>Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $19</td><td>Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $19</td></tr><tr style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;"><td>Total</td><td>$577</td><td>$643 / $663</td></tr></tbody></table>

Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn. SSDs are always optional.

<table class="sortable news-table" style="margin: auto;"> <thead> <tr> <th width="130">Component</th><th width="400">Narwhal</th> <th width="400">Unicorn</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr><td>Case</td><td>Cooler Master HAF 912 - $55</td><td>Cooler Master HAF932 - $140</td></tr> <tr><td>Power Supply</td><td>Corsair 650TX V2 - $70</td><td>Corsair 750HX (7 Year Warranty) - $150</td></tr> <tr><td><b>CPU</b></td><td>Intel i5-2500k - $220</td><td>Intel i7-2600k - $315</td></tr> <tr><td>Heatsink</td><td>Thermaltake Frio - $58</td><td>Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $86</td></tr> <tr><td><b>Motherboard</b></td><td>Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - $160</td><td>ASUS Z68 P8Z68-V PRO - $200</td></tr> <tr><td>Memory</td><td>4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $39</td><td>8GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $63</td></tr> <tr><td>Graphics Card</td><td>XFX 6950 1GB OR EVGA GTX 560 Ti- $240 / $235</td><td>XFX 6970 2GB OR EVGA GTX 570 - $350 / $330</td></tr> <tr><td>Hard Drive</td><td>Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $80</td><td>Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $80</td></tr> <tr><td>SSD</td><td>Crucial 128 GB m4 (Review) - $185<br /><b>OR</b><br /> Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB - $219 </td><td>Intel 510 Series 120 GB (Review) - $310<br /><b>OR</b><br /> OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 (Review) - $219</td></tr> <tr><td>DVD</td><td>Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $19</td><td>Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $19</td></tr><tr style="text-align: center; font-weight: bold;"><td>Total</td><td>$936 - $1165</td><td>$1602 - $1712</td></tr></tbody></table>
This article was originally published in forum thread: New Video Games Forums, Artworks, Comics, Setup of the Month started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 104 Comments
  1. Boubouille's Avatar
    And before someone points it out, yes, I know it's too late to open a Rift forum, but if I don't open one I'll have 100 angry ex-Rift players knocking at my door with pitchforks and baseball bats when I wake up.
  1. Aeryss's Avatar
    Diablo 3 forum is what I needed. Diablofans site is too heavy and slow to load.
  1. Expectations's Avatar
    Yay new forums!! Yay new comics!!
  1. Swiftstryder's Avatar
    Thus begins the death of WoW :P
  1. Kwickslash's Avatar
    Thanks heaps for this Boubouille. I'd be your very own meat shield if you didn't put a RIFT forum up just for making a SW:TOR forum !
  1. Sharandris's Avatar
    (...), it just mean that we don't have a 5k+ replies thread about it, because not enough people are interested.
    Where is the My Little Pony forum then?
  1. Soulwind's Avatar
    Aren't they waiting too much to show priest/hunter/DK t13? Anyway, yay, Minecraft forum!
  1. Amalisa's Avatar
    OMG BIBI NO STAR TREK FORUMS *Rage*. J/k, thanks for the new forums
  1. Sukitama's Avatar
    The DLC commic made me laugh because that's who I felt during both achievements =[
  1. Vehemence's Avatar
    What, no heroes of newerth? five thousand is al lot :/
  1. vaccine's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Swiftstryder View Post
    Thus begins the death of WoW :P
    A phrase uttered millions of times over the last 5 years.
  1. azrielen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    And before someone points it out, yes, I know it's too late to open a Rift forum, but if I don't open one I'll have 100 angry ex-Rift players knocking at my door with pitchforks and baseball bats when I wake up.
    Too late?

    I'm in favor of these new forums! I've especially wanted a dedicated place to discuss SWTOR with the community here.
  1. Neotokyo's Avatar
    Thanks Guys!! Now I don't have to leave MMO-C behind when I start playing SWTOR or GW2. I know a lot of people have been asking for these for a while so I really nice to see you guys actually listen.
  1. mmoc8c38b7d291's Avatar
    No matter how much I try not to - such changes makes me really think that "WoW is dying"...
  1. mmoc6f514b2885's Avatar
    Ooh, I like the new forums a lot. Thanks
  1. mmocf89e9482f3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharandris View Post
    Where is the My Little Pony forum then?
    Not a video game. :P
    Also the thread itself is more than enough for us.
  1. Boubouille's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vehemence View Post
    What, no heroes of newerth? five thousand is al lot :/
    That was mostly a comment directed at HoN/DoTA 2 players yeah. LoL is much much more popular than HoN and even if people have their personal preferences, we can't have a HoN forum just because we have a LoL one.

    The other alternative was to have a MOBA forum but I didn't really want to mix up HoN, LoL, and DoTA players in the same forum, I like when my users don't try to kill each other.
  1. -Ethos-'s Avatar
    Hello Kitty Island Adventure forums coming soon?
  1. Sharandris's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seelenjaeger View Post
    Not a video game. :P
    Also the thread itself is more than enough for us.
    NOT YET. But yeah, I was trolling. Couldn't help it. Sorry.


    Anyway, I still hope for the MMO-Champ mascot to return. I liked that guy and now all I see is a 16*16px version of him.
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Screw Rift and Guild Wars 2, one is a flop and another is a future flop, it space your wasting Boub

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