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MMO Gaming Strategy Guides

After reading a post on my friend Wayne’s site, about The Unofficial Second Life Linden Dollars Guide, I was checking out the Killer Guides site and figured many of this sites readers would enjoy or could use some of these gaming strategy guides. Make sure you check out the packages of guides for some big savings.

Age of Conan Guide This Age of Conan strategy guide is jam-packed with unique cutting-edge hints and killer know-hows for players of any level, from the basics and mechanics of the game to advanced high level gameplay strategies.

Age of Conan Guides Category After countless hours of research and play-testing, the team at Killer Guides has compiled their experience into a portfolio of Age of Conan strategy guides.

City of Heroes Guides Category The City of Heroes Guide is an advanced reference that focuses on proven builds, detailed leveling walk-throughs and rewarding ways to gather influence.

Dark Age of Camelot Guides Category With the Dark Age of Camelot Complete Guide Package you can get all the guides in this category, including all future Dark Age of Camelot guide releases and updates for a single one-time payment.

EVE Online Guides Category Looking for the latest insiders for Eve Online? Don’t want to miss out on newly discovered strategies or expansion content? The Eve Online Complete Guide makes sure you don’t. It not only includes all current Eve Guides on Killer Guides, but also all future Eve Online guide releases, updates and add-ons.

EVE Online Mining Macro This EVE Online Mining Macro and step by step guide shows you EXACTLY what to do to get a reliable and working mining macro running on YOUR computer. Have you ever got a macro that promises to do anything and everything for you only to load it up and find out that it does not work?

EVE Online Strategy Guide Feeling lost in space? Worry not, as the best thing to have come along since the warp engine has just arrived. The EVE Online Guide contains a wealth of information about the EVE universe, from the most basic to the most advanced, compiled by an expert with more than four years of experience flying amongst the stars; Chances are if its not in this guide its not worth knowing.

Everquest 2 Guides Category Understanding and explaining online games is the life of our partners and employees and our EQ2 guides show it. Their exclusive know-how went into our class, expansion and trade skill guides for Everquest 2. Contains 13 guides.

Everquest Guides Category With the EverQuest Complete Guide Package you can get all the guides in this category, including all future EverQuest guide releases and updates for a single one-time payment. It currently includes 19 EverQuest strategy guides that offer a wealth of information for all parts of EQ. The over 1822 pages of EverQuest hints and strategies are a must have for every serious player.

Final Fantasy XI Chains of Promathia Guide The Chains of Promathia expansion for Final Fantasy XI offers several missions of never-before-known in-game story-depth unfolding new tales about the history of Vana’diel. There are several new exciting areas for leveling and farming.

Final Fantasy XI Dark Knight Guide From the ideal job to unlock the Dark Knight to defeating Maat, the Final Fantasy XI Dark Knight Guide takes you from the early levels up to level 75. The best leveling locations, Dark Knight specific money making strategies, an equipment guideline and an analysis of possible sub-jobs are all included in the FFXI Dark Knight Guide.

Final Fantasy XI Gil Guide The “Final Fantasy XI Gil Guide” explains the easiest and most efficient ways of making Gil in FFXI. From hunting and mining to bonecrafting and Chocobo digging, it describes different strategies in detail, showing you not only the most rewarding methods but several alternatives for each level.

Final Fantasy XI Guide The Final Fantasy XI Guide contains all critical information you need to level up your character regardless of job differences. It describes every detail from how to set up your experience point party to the most efficient camp site, level by level. It does not only take you as far as level 75, it also goes on to merit point party setups and places to gain a maximum of experience poinst per hour.

Final Fantasy XI Guides Category Out of new ideas for better Gil farming locations? Still seeking the perfect leveling strategy? Need some advice for a new profession? Then you are the player we had in mind when we created our Final Fantasy XI guides.

Final Fantasy XI Ninja Guide The Ninja in Final Fantasy XI combines the best of combat and combat-based magic to form a truly enjoyable class to play and an unbeatable warrior as long as you have the necessary knowledge and strategy at hand to use your abilities to their full advantage. The FFXI Ninja Guide will show you the basics of becoming a Ninja and take you deep into the secrets of the forbidden magical arts of Ninjitsu.

Final Fantasy XI Paladin Guide From the right standard job to unlock the Paladin class up to defeating Maat, the Final Fantasy XI Paladin Guide takes you from level 1 to level 75. Rewarding leveling locations, Paladin specific Gil making methods, a weapon and armor guideline and an analysis of possible sub-jobs are all part of the FFXI Paladin Guide.

Final Fantasy XI Red Mage Guide Playing a Red Mage efficiently in Final Fantasy XI is a science for itself. While the basic concepts are easy to understand, there is a multitude of tactics and little hints that make the difference between a casual player and a pro-gamer.

Final Fantasy XI Wings of the Goddess Are you wondering why you are making slow progress in the Wings of the Goddess expansion? Do you like the idea of a thorough expansion walk-through that tells you exactly how to complete all the quests, unlock new jobs, and earn massive rewards twice as fast? With the FFXI Wings of the Goddess Guide, you will be kept updated with latest techniques and insider tips that you do not want to miss out on.

Guild Wars Guides Category This guide set includes every Guild Wars Guide currently available at Killer Guides, as well as any future releases and updates.

Hellgate London Guide Looking for the fastest ways to level up your character? Want to increase your chances of finding great equipment? In search of the ultimate build for your character? Then the Hellgate: London Guide might be just what you were looking for. Gamers, authors and play-testers at Killers Guide provide you with detailed answers to your questions.

Lineage 2 Guide How to prepare for and win battles… Lineage 2 is a game where the right strategies and equipment decisions will get you twice as far with the same amount of resources. The Lineage 2 Guide explains the different options you have in regards to tattoos, armor, weapons and SAs in L2 and which combinations to choose to double your efficiency over your old setup.

Lineage 2 Guides Category We currently offer 2 Lineage 2 guides for beginner and veteran players alike.

Lord of the Rings Online Champion Guide Are you being out-leveled by your friends and foes? Wondering if it is the skill or gear that you are missing? Looking for the most effective way to solo and earn gold? If you’re looking for answers to one of these questions, look no further. The Lord of the Rings Online Champion guide is one of the most comprehensive and efficient guides for the Lord of the Rings Online Champion class.

Lord of the Rings Online Gold Guide Always running low on gold? Never seem to have enough gold to afford critted gear in the Auction Hall? Not earning enough gold to finance your equipment can be frustrating, especially if you are short on time or patience. Don’t let this problem hold you back. The Lord of the Rings Online Gold guide is your first step into making an abundant pool of gold.

Lord of the Rings Online Guardian Guide Leveling takes up too much time? You’re wasting countless hours trying to earn gold while others walk away as rich Guardians? Have you ever dreamt of some killer prestige gear? The Lord of the Rings Online Guardian guide has the answers you are seeking.

Lord of the Rings Online Guide Leveling takes forever? Running low on gold? Uncertain which vocation is the right choice for your character? Need that extra stat boost? Wasting hours on grinding and the wrong quests? The Lord of the Rings Online guide can help.

Lord of the Rings Online Guides Are you constantly low on gold? Not sure which vocation is the right choice for you? Leveling takes ages? Then the Lord of the Rings Online guides on Killer Guides are your answer. Expect us to provide you with cutting-edge know-how, acquired through endless hours of testing and experimenting by our pro-gamer staff.

Lord of the Rings Online Hunter Guide How do you get your hunter to level 50 as fast as possible? What’s the right way to solo a hunter? What skill should you get? How can you make enough gold to finance your dream equipment? The Lord of the Rings Online Hunter Guide tackles these questions with professional insights and killer how-to’s from our game experts.

Matrix Online Information Guide If you are looking for new and efficient ways of making $information in The Matrix Online, you have come to the right place. From your very first days of your new existence in MxO to the high end levels, this guide dishes out veteran approved insiders.

Pirates of the Burning Sea Guide Feeling lost in the middle of the Caribbean sea? Ranking becomes repetitive and boring? Are you facing tough decisions when selecting your skills? Can’t make enough profit with your productions? These are the common problems that all players face. Don’t let them turn you down from playing Pirates of the Burning Sea.
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Second Life Tips, Videos and News

Here are some great Second Life Tips videos and news from some of our best resources.

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Second Life and Support for Vista

I have used Second Life on a Windows Vista machine a couple times and have not really had any trouble, other than getting it to work to start with, but, I believe in hindsight that the issues I did have were bandwidth related at the time and nothing with Vista, as others in my area had trouble getting online as well. But, in a blog post from Linden Labs, they announced that Vista is working well with SL as long as you are using a supported graphics card and the latest native drivers from the manufacturer, specs are System Requirements.

Here?s an update on Second Life support for Vista users. We?re in the process of validating our support of Vista. We?ve finished a couple of rounds of testing. We?re now pulling together our findings and laying the internal groundwork for formal support of Vista.

Generally speaking, Second Life and Vista are happy together as long as a supported graphics card is installed and the most recent native graphics drivers are being used. Please see http://www.secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs.php for more information. Source: Vista support in Second Life

I’ll have to try a friend?s machine out who is using Vista to get my own personal opinion, not taking a chance with my main machine and Vista, just yet.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - July 23, 2007 at 4:56 am

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Todays Tech 5/31/2007

Hitting some of the technology highlights.

Data Recovery Using Linux Recovering data from a Windows system using Linux tools.

Well we really screwed this one up? In trying to remove some Live Journals that were violating their terms, specifically pedophile journals and communities, they deleted some that should not have been deleted and are trying to explain what happened and what they are doing to get them back. Related article from News.com here.

Can you say du huh. Studies: music industry overstating threat of P2P piracy Unauthorized sharing of digital music remains a huge issue for the global music business, but is most of that sharing taking place on peer-to-peer networks? For years, peer-to-peer was the bogeyman, the red Communist music monster than was going to devour the industry’s revenues. But new research suggests that sneakernets may be as big a problem as darknets.

EMI Music, Google and YouTube strike milestone partnership Soon, you will be watching videos and recordings from EMI Music artists, through a deal between EMI and Google.

Mahalo Is Hawaiian for Useless Unbiased review of Mahalo, the hand made search engine from Jason Calacanis. Michael Arrington writes a puff piece here.

BBC to broadcast in ‘Second Life’ In the Second Life economy, more than $600,000 changes hands every day. Now the virtual world is about to play host to a BBC show about that economy and how people have made real money from it.

A picture’s worth a thousand clicks Google has bought Panoramio, a community photos website that enables digital photographers to geo-locate, store and organize their photographs — and to view those photographs in Google Earth. Big surprise huh?

Google brings developers offline with ?Gears?; new offline Reader ?Google Gears,? an open source project that will bring offline capabilities to Web Applications ? aimed at developers. From the Gears API Blog Gears is a browser extension that we hope — with time and plenty of input and collaboration from outside of Google — can make not just our applications but everyone’s applications work offline. From Read/Write Web And guess who is most at risk with this announcement? Yes, Microsoft. Google after all has many of the top ‘best of breed’ web apps now, and Mozilla wants more market share against Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. Adobe and Microsoft are also engaged in an ongoing battle for Rich Internet App supremacy, which probably explains why Adobe is involved in Gears. And of course, this will have major implications for the Web Office – where Google Apps is directly competing against Microsoft Office (whether Google admits it or not!).

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - May 31, 2007 at 4:59 pm

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ABC Island Bombed in Second Life

I guess we should file this under something you only see online. The ABC Island was bombed by hackers in Second Life, wiping out months of work overnight. Linden Labs was able to do a rollback this afternoon to restore most of what was destroyed, no word on what exactly was lost.

The head of ABC Innovation, Abigail Thomas, told the abc.net.au website that the facility had been “bombed”.

“We will now be looking closely at security measures, investigating how the hackers breached the existing security and, of course, making changes to protect the Island’s future development,” Ms Thomas said in a statement. Source: Vandals ‘bomb’ Second Life island

It was not mentioned who could’ve done this in the news article, the Second Life Liberation Army has done similar things in the past to get some press, and while one would think bombing your island would be a bad thing, people seem to like having something worth bombing to start with. The most famous such event so far was when vandals unleashed images of flying phalluses into a meeting attended by a Chinese property developer, making her abandon the event.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - May 25, 2007 at 6:08 pm

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NBA Now in Second Life

I just read a post on the SportsByBrooks website, definitely worth a look for all the guys out there, that the NBA has setup a virtual shop in Second Life and commissioner David Stern even had a virtual press conference to announce it.

Sportsbusiness Journal reports the NBA now has its very own league-branded area of Second Life (a game where people create new identities in a virtual world). David Stern held a virtual press conference yesterday within Second Life to announce the venture (uh, I wish this was a joke, but it isn’t):

The turnip-shaped NBA Commissioner said, “We have to be there [in Second Life] because that?s where people are congregating. Our job is to be ubiquitous.”

Stern also said the NBA area will be policed and remain “PG” (Second Life includes adult content). Stern: “Anyone who misbehaves will be subject to discipline by the Commissioner?s avatar.” No I know this is the real deal. Source: NBA Dives Into Basement Dweller Demographic With League Branded Area Of Second Life

Well, as you can read in his post, Brooks is not to high on Second Life, no doubt helped by the back and forth you see on the net over it. Big sites like the New York Times praise Second Life, will others not that there are never as many people online as you would think if 6 million actually used it. But, lots of big brands have been signing on and setting up areas to communicate virtually, but, what most don’t understand is that most Second Lifer’s probably don’t want to interact with them the same way they do in real life and online. It will be interesting to see how long they keep it set up and if anyone uses it or not.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - May 1, 2007 at 6:22 pm

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Windows Vista and Second Life Troubles

Microsoft recently threw a splashy party for the release of Windows Vista inside of Second Life, the much talked about virtual world online, but users running Vista may have had trouble connecting to the service. Linden labs is currently working on an important upgrade to the Second Life viewer, something that needs to be done before they can attempt a fix for users who are having trouble.

A spokesman for Linden Lab said the fixes will likely be ready in a couple of weeks.

In a test of Second Life-Vista compatibility on a Dell XPS m1210, the operating system didn’t work properly with the virtual world because of an unsupported graphics driver.

The problems come only weeks after Microsoft put on its glitzy launch event for Vista inside Second Life. The company hosted a streaming concert of rave musician Praga Khan on January 30, and it was promoted in 10 Second Life locations, including within islands known as Strawberry Estate, Sanctuary Rock and Isle of Lesbos, according to the blog of Miel Van Opstal, an employee in Microsoft’s Belgium office and a self-described “enthusiast evangelist.” Source: No ‘Second Life’ for Microsoft’s Vista

There was a post commenting on this on the Second Life blog and one user commented about an open source viewer for Second Life that is currently working for lots of people who were having trouble, though some are still having crashes with it.

I?m surprised no one?s mentioned this, but there *IS* a way for people to get their Second Life Fix on Windows Vista. On the Second Life Forum, a generous user by the name of ?Lockhart Cordoso? has provided a version of the Second Life Opensource client to do some modifications that allow SL to run on ATI cards. However, it doesn?t neccesarily run perfectly, some users do report crashes still. But while LL and ATI work to get things fixed up properly, this client will be more than functional for ones? basic needs.

The thread in the forum can be found here:
Second Life Forums

As of February 12th, 2007, you can find the client downloadable here:
VistaSL Setup-1.13.3.2.exe
Please refer to the Forum Thread for assistance, and check for updated versions there!

I?ve been using it for the past few days. While it is slower than XP run SL on my computer, I have found it to work well enough to converse with friends and build. If you can?t/don?t wish to change your video card to an nVidia, or you are a notebook user (like me), give it a try! And don?t forget to give Lockhart Cordoso a thank you note! Source: Windows Vista Status

So, all you Second Lifers, if you are already running Vista, there may be hope. Although, there did seem to be lots of users who are running Vista and are not having problems, though it is possible it’s because of a different video card.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - February 16, 2007 at 5:09 am

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Free Voicemail for Myspace, Free Local Phone Number

I just found the coolest thing yet for your Myspace account, now you can Add voicemail to your MySpace page, and it’s free! You get your own phone number for your voicemail, so you can give the number out on forms you have to fill out, or surveys, etc, so telemarketers will end up calling your free voicemail and they won’t be bothering you on your home or cell phone.

This free voicemail can be used to setup an outgoing message that invites users to leave a voicemail for them, and you can add it to your Myspace or Friendster page. Here, test it out by calling 304-521-2582 and leave me a message. I will post the funniest ones, so leave your name or website address if you want credit for it. Then try it for free, what have you got to lose?

If you are a Second Life fan, then get free voicemail and phone number for your avatar, get free voicemail for your website, it should work with any of them, free voicemail for your blog, for your mom, for your kids, etc, etc. There are many ways you could use this to your advantage, heck, give it out as your business number and you only have to talk to clients when you call them back. Try it now for free.

  • PrivatePhone can store up to 10,000 voicemails.
  • PrivatePhone allows users to post a voicemail message via HTML to any users web page or web profile page.
  • PrivatePhone allows users to post a “Glitter telephone” number on their web page, via HTML, as a way of showing people how to contact you.


3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - December 9, 2006 at 3:34 am

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Video of the Grey Goo Worm on Second Life

Here is a video of the Grey Goo worm that was attacking Second Life recently.

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - November 24, 2006 at 2:42 am

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Grey Goo Slimes Second Life

Second Life is back in the news again, and no, it’s not good either. A worm, dubbed grey goo has attacked the virtual world leaving spinning gold rings around the world, and once users started interacting with them, the servers started slowing down.

Virtual world Second Life had to close its doors for a short time on Sunday after a worm attack called grey goo.

The self-replicating worm planted spinning gold rings around the virtual world, which is inhabited by more than a million users. Source: BBC

Second Life became popular, and then the advertising guys started going nuts for it, seeing it as a way to add to their bottom line from within the virtual world, Dell has actually made announcements from there, as well as others. Second Life is said to have a population of about 1.5 million and is growing by 38% every month, but the article notes that the game starts slowing down and becomes unusable when only 15,000 users are logged on, which is only about 1 one hundredth of one percent. Wow. So, 15,000 people are responsible for the big amounts of money being spent everyday, or do they take turns logging in?

One user quoted in the article said she was quitting and would no longer be paying for the service, as she said she hasn’t been able to use it for almost a month. She said maybe you can fool new people, but you can’t fool the people who have been here any length of time.

Users were also unhappy about the copybot, that was recently being used to copy stuff from the game without paying for it, but Linden Labs said they would be releasing tools in the first quarter of 2007 to help users protect their virtual assets. If more problems erupt, it could be too late by then.

If you are interested in Second Life, then you should check out Second Life Videos for some great movies in and about Second Life.

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