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:

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    1. Lysah
    2. Radux
    3. 3clipse

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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!


ComponentPuppy Dolphin
MonitorASUS VW224U 22-Inch Widescreen - $130ASUS VW246H 24-Inch Widescreen - $225
KeyboardMicrosoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 - $24Cyborg V.5 - $47
MouseLogitech G400 - $35Logitech G500 - $60
SpeakersLogitech S220 2.1 Speaker System - $23Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $40
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
MonitorASUS VE276Q 27-Inch - $295HP ZR24w 24-inch (IPS Panel) - $357
KeyboardLogitech G110 - $50Razer BlackWidow (Backlit)- $90 ($120)
MouseRazer Deathadder - $48Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $68
SpeakersCreative Inspire T3130 2.1 Speaker System - $39Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $50

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.

ComponentPuppy Dolphin
CaseNZXT GAMMA Classic - $36NZXT GAMMA Classic - $36
Power SupplyCorsair CX500 V2 - $60Corsair CX600 V2 - $60
CPUAMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - $112Intel i3-2100 - $125
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $27Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $27
MotherboardASUS M5A99X Evo AM3+ - AMD 990X - $145Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - $114
Memory4GB PNY Optima DDR3 10600 - $284GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $39
Graphics CardXFX 6770 - $90XFX 6850 or EVGA GTX 460 - $163 / $183
Hard DriveSAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $60
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $19Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $19
Total$577$643 / $663

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

ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
CaseCooler Master HAF 912 - $55Cooler Master HAF932 - $140
Power SupplyCorsair 650TX V2 - $70Corsair 750HX (7 Year Warranty) - $150
CPUIntel i5-2500k - $220Intel i7-2600k - $315
HeatsinkThermaltake Frio - $58Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $86
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - $160ASUS Z68 P8Z68-V PRO - $200
Memory4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 4GB 12800 DDR3 - $398GB G.Skill DDR3 12800 - $63
Graphics CardXFX 6950 1GB OR EVGA GTX 560 Ti- $240 / $235XFX 6970 2GB OR EVGA GTX 570 - $350 / $330
Hard DriveWestern Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $80Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $80
SSDCrucial 128 GB m4 (Review) - $185
Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB - $219
Intel 510 Series 120 GB (Review) - $310
OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 (Review) - $219
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $19Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $19
Total$936 - $1165$1602 - $1712
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. Sersel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    You really hoped they would have kept away those forums because you don't like the games. Stop being so narrow minded, now they have their own section, you wont even see it in the "new post" section on the front page. That in itself should make you happy, just don't go reading the forum, problem solved.

    Also stop flinging around words like "retard", it'll just make you seem uneducated and...

    I think this change is great.
    You completely missing the point sherlock.
    If it is for narrow minded, then it is you as you have no grasp on what i mean.
    I never played any of those games, so i can't tell if they are cool or not, which i never implied either. Thats one argument from your side down the drain.
    Secondly i hardly see any WoW players bashing here on other games, yet i see a lot of 'quiters' here bash on WoW and how a new game would detroy it.
    So giving those ppl their own URL would not have them on this WoW forum anymore and stopping the threads i mentioned before, thats two.

    About the fact that in your world of logics someone using the word 'retard' seem uneducated im not even going to defend as it's full of <put random silly word here>.

    Oh and someone mentioning something about anger... it's not anger, it's merely an annoyance.
  1. Mammoth's Avatar
    I'm already having problems with the "What's new?" button.

    It's now slightly useless because the threads I see are for the wrong forum.I know that the forum name is listed on the right side, but it is far on the right side and not where I look when I scan the topics.We need separate buttons per game.

    "What's new?" used to be a great button for seeing class discussions that I would not normally see while just looking at General, but now it is rendered useless by the extra forums.
  1. ZeroWashu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lemons View Post
    Why didn't you open a forum for Hello Kitty Island Adventure when you opened one for Rift??? You son of a motherless ogre!
    I assume it was because he wants people to actually use the RIFT forums?
  1. Flimsy's Avatar
    Wooot so happy to get a sw:tor forum!
  1. reve's Avatar
    What the hell is up with those new forums? Sudden change of mind much? Anyway at least keep them off the front page, that's a good idea. But... Still, wtf :P
  1. Yunru's Avatar
    Where are Wot forums? Its more mmo than LoL.
  1. DistortionSleep's Avatar
    This was a bad idea opening up new forums. People are never happy. You give them a inch and they want a mile. So much QQ incoming.
  1. Peacemoon's Avatar
    I don't understand why you don't do multiple news page tabs for different MMO's. So I could have WoW as my default MMO-Champ news page or I could change it to have Rift news as my default MMO-Champ news page. Surely this would only be good for the website and make it live more closely to its name, which is MMO-Champion not WoW-Champion.
  1. Belial's Avatar
    Wohooo.. Finally. I love these forums and have come here for years now. Seeing that it now covers other games (especially SWTOR and GW2) makes me happy. Hopefully all this "If you don't play WoW, why are you on these forums" talk will die out and people can simply enjoy and talk about the games they like. Because in the end what does it matter. Games are for you to enjoy, hopefully not to bash eachother with, complaining that X game is better than Y game. To quote Totalbiscuit: The less you whine about games, the more time you get to play them
  1. Selkhet's Avatar
    If the criteria for opening a new forum is activity... ...where's the My Little Pony forums?
  1. Seelenjaeger's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Selkhet View Post
    If the criteria for opening a new forum is activity... ...where's the My Little Pony forums?
    Bibi's still trying to resist the ponies.
    But it'll all be over soon.
    * diabolical laugh
  1. Andonur's Avatar
    What a bunch of immature whiners you are. Grow the fuck up, seriously. Your shitty WoW has lost it's glory and there are a lot of other successful mmo's out there (you don't need 11 million subs to be successful, idiots), whether you like it or not, kids. It's a great move and maybe you should stop being retarded fanboys.

  1. nuttan's Avatar
    ^ speaks the truth ;

  1. Alfredhitchcock's Avatar
    Curious as to why you say the Western Digital 1TB instead of the Samsung Spinpoint F3 when the F3 is the fastest cached drive on the market and costs less than the Western Digital?
  1. baldoora's Avatar
    League Of Legends Forums? SCORE! Suck it HoN and DotA2(b-buried-soon), we owned you big time!
    Can't beat the Yordles!
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredhitchcock View Post
    Curious as to why you say the Western Digital 1TB instead of the Samsung Spinpoint F3 when the F3 is the fastest cached drive on the market and costs less than the Western Digital?
    Shorter warranty, almost identical performance. Everyone should really be using a SSD anyway.
  1. probert's Avatar
    Great move with the new forums. I like MMO-Champion, but found it hard to keep returning once I retired from WoW (permanently this time I think) a few months agao. The best conversations were happening in the Other Video Games forum for SW:TOR, GW2, and Rift. Nice that they have a dedicated home.Its also a good strategy for the site. Should WoW's decline continue, MMO Champion can leverage the seeds of community in the sub forums to grow a replacement audience down the road. Its a win/win for everyone.
  1. Zeara's Avatar
    CHaud, wondering why you didnt put in the Crucial M4 also in the unicorn build aswell. It is the fastest/cheapest SSD at this moment. And the money saved could be used on a 580 prob
  1. Salech's Avatar
    Any one saying GW 2 or SW:TOR is killing wow, have a problem, neither of those games want to "kill" WoW, they just want to make a good game for their fanbase, just like Blizzard has done with WoW. I'm gonna play both GW 2 and WoW, mainly because they're 2 very different game, though they are in the same genre.
  1. StationaryHawk's Avatar
    I'm surprised at the amount of complaining I'm seeing here. We've got new sub-forums for video games that not everyone here is interested in, so all they're really doing is keeping those threads out of your hair. Isn't that a good thing?

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