16 December 2011
| | iTZKooPA
We launched the Official LoreHound.com fan guild inside Shakes & Fidget awhile back now. Despite the fact that the guild launched on the oldest server, it’s become one of the most powerful. In a scant few weeks the guild rose from the depths of the Level 1 guild ranks, a seemingly bottomless pit, to become a Top 75 ranked guild. Recently pixiestixy, the guild’s GM, surpassed the Level 100 (gratz!) mile marker, enabling the guild to bring the pain to Guild Dungeons like never before. Boss mobs like the Invisible Threat and the Starfish of Death have already met their match.
There’s truly never been a better time to start in Shakes & Fidget. The game recently received its largest content patch to date and its now available on Android smartphones and tablets. The patch introduced Weekend Events, Playa’s version of the MMOG staple daily quests. The Android client, well that just speaks for itself, even if it is in beta.
Oh, and the forum is chock full of information for the newcomers, hosted by none other than iTZKooPA.
In addition, Lore Hound’s in-game bonuses have continued to increase at a good clip, offering guildmates wild experience and gold bonuses. The guild has opened its ranks to new players, and we’d love for one of them to be you, a faithful reader. All you need to do is sign-up (takes less than five minutes) and play. There’s nothing to install and nothing to buy.
Once you’re account is created on Server 1, shoot pixiestixy or MaxBooger an in-game mail for an invite.
1 April 2011
| | iTZKooPA
We’re not the New York Times. We’re not going to throw up a paywall in front of our jargon (or get tricked by April Fool’s Day pranks). No, that would defeat the purpose of this blog, which is to express our great love of the medium that entertains us so thoroughly. To spread its word and highlight the highs and lows of the industry. But that doesn’t mean we don’t need money. We have domain fees, hosting charges and all that pesky camera equipment to worry about. And let’s not forget about the hamsters that run our gear. They need both food and water! Daily! Those needy critters.
One of the ways you can support LoreHound.com is by playing a game. Yes, that’s it. Fire up your browser of choice (like the one you’re in right now) and head over to Shakes & Fidget to make an account. The name may ring a bell, as it was once an extremely popular WoW comic, before Blizzard sent it a letter of the Cease & Desist nature. “No matter” the creators said. “We’ll just do something different with the property.” Fast forward a few months and a free-to-play browser game set in a hilarious fantasy world was born.
The title is basic, a text-based MUD fleshed out with hilarious art and quest text, which allows it to be played without giving it constant attention. Basic, yet highly addictive. Pick your actions and let your newly-created orc, human, gnome, dark elf, demon or dwarf ravage the countryside and assault dungeons for epic loot. “How epic?” you ask. How about chicken-based bazookas and bows made out of rockets epic. Is that epic enough for you?!
LoreHound.com has setup an official fan guild on Server 1 that is currently being lorded over by resident blogger Kershocker. The guild is in need of members to start participating in the endgame, Guild Wars and Guild Dungeons. Players of all levels are welcome.
Don’t worry, there’s no fire to stand in.
Shoot Kersh an in-game message for an invite. Sign up today!
6 October 2010
| | LHStaff
We, the Lore Hounds, have decided to jump in to this whole “social networking” thing with both feet. Both feet entails a complete re-launch our Facebook page. As a bonus to those of you who decide to become fans this week, we’re going to be giving away some fancy prizes. Prizes like beta keys for some upcoming MMOGs, game-related comics and manga, Magic: The Gathering decks, and point cards for the DDO and LotRO stores. Even full games! So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Lore Hound Facebook Page and Like it! Hurry, before it becomes the popular thing to do!
Also, as you may or may not have noticed, we’ve added the famous Like and Tweet buttons to each of our posts so that you can share your favorite Lore Hound articles more easily than ever. If you see something you like, just click your “social network” of choice and tell your kids, tell your wives, and tell your husbands too. Lastly, don’t forget that if you follow Lore Hound on Twitter, you’ll earn a chance to win that Celestial Steed!
But wait, there’s more! We’ll love you forever and ever. The loot wagon leaves on October 13.