news archive

Age of Conan Group Website Now Online

I am pleased to announce the Age of Conan group website is now online and can be found via our front page.

Like with our previous group site (TR), the new AoC site is just a small one which can be used for displaying general Age of Conan news as well as any group specific news we might have to share with the rest of the SSX community. The site also has a joining page which explains who we are, what we're about & how to join us, and a gallery which would be great for displaying activities the group has been up to. Overall serving as a good place to link people to if they want to know more about us, or to stumble upon from elsewhere.

[Also as previously stated by Anny, we are currently represented across 3 servers: Doomsayer (US/PvP), Thog (US/PvE) & Wildsoul (EU/PvP)]

Hope everyone likes the site, if anyone has any problems just yell. - Happy gaming!

SSX Presence in Age of Conan

The SSX has taken up residence in the recently released MMO Age of Conan. We are currently represented across three servers: Doomsayer(PVP), Thog(PVE), and Wildsoul(PVP).

We have now setup a group forum for discussion of the game and our guilds, which can be found here. Feel free to join the discussion about the game, pass on information about your Characters and/or what Server you are currently playing on, or leave comments.

We would welcome anyone wishing to join us on any of our three servers, and encourage any who may be interested to drop into the group forum.

Final Fantasy XI Group Returns

Back from the realms of inactivity, a few of us have decided to dust off our copies of Final Fantasy XI again and reactivate the linkshell.

You'll find us running around Asura re-acquainting ourselves with the game and dipping into the new Wings of the Goddess expansion pack which makes the game much more casual friendly and provides the opportunity to avoid those ever frustrating Group Waiting times for the higher levels.

If you want to come back to the game, or even start it fresh, you're welcome to join us. Drop by the Group Forum and let us know and we will sort you out with a World Pass and a linkpearl.

Signature Images Trial on Forum Underway

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the hard work of our own Fahd the long awaited Signature Image modification for the forums has now been completed, and as such we are beginning a trial period to try out this new change.

An Announcement regarding the modification has been posted in the Members forum, the link to which can be found below, which gives details about the mod itself, the restrictions placed upon signature images, and other points of note. It is advised that anyone wishing to make use of the modification read this thread first.

Signature Images Trial Announcement Thread

We hope that this trial will prove to be a successful one for everyone.


That's right, MGT have just released Dark Horizons Lore: Invasion for free!

To celebrate this (and Christmas!) we're having an event on Saturday December 22nd at 1900 EST/Midnight GMT and then the next day we're going to completely wipe the statistical database!

That's right, all pilot, squad and faction stats, all map ownerships, they're going to be reset - time for a fresh chance to carve your name onto the database top ten!

This is far from the end for Lore...

Forum Registration Problems

It has today been brought to our attention, thanks to Inquisitor, that registration on our forums seems to be broken currently - whether this is due to a conflict with a modification we recently installed or some other issue is not currently known.

SSX-Killjoy has kindly volunteered to look at the issue as soon as he can, so our thanks go to him in advance for this. A reply will be posted in this thread when he has had a chance to look at the problem to keep you all updated.

For now, we are aware of the problem and we'll be resolving it as quickly as we can. If you know anyone who wants to register or has had problems registering in the past few days then please pass on our apologies and ask them to hold off for a few days until we get things back to normal. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Update: This issue has now been resolved, thank you for your patience.

Priority Mission from General Darkstarr (End of Beta Event)

A priority one mission has been issued to all AFS soldiers by General Darkstarr. Bane activity has increased, General British is missing and, we fear, he may be working for them. It will be brutal, and many of you will die, but this is what you trained for Troops. Be sure to have lots of ammo and trauma kits on hand.

We deploy this evening at 19:00 hours BST (EU) / 22:00 hours CST (US).

Operation 0: Fair Trade

It's Feedback Friday and today General British talks about the upcoming content package "Operation 0: Fair Trade". This will be the first "Operations" update that should be ready around the launch of the game. Future Operation updates are planned to be released every few months as well as patches between them which will implement other changes, content and fixes.

Operation 0: Fair Trade will introduce a new feature to the game, Military Surplus. These Military Surplus outposts will allow players to buy and sell items in a fully-browsable store which should eventually support auctioning as well as consignment based buying and selling.

Elder Game plans revealed

Tabula Rasa Lead Developer Paul Sage has today announced some very exciting news on what the developers have planned for the games endgame content.

The features mentioned in the sneak peek include; Personal Armour Units (Available at level 40, think AFS Mechs), Command Opportunity (Command, teach & outfit your own squad of NPCs), Flashpoints (Require multiple squads to conquer) and finally Clan Warfare (Selectable clan buffs, clan controllable control points with bonuses, Capture the flag & hold the location type zones. - These are just a few of the features they are working on!

Tabula Rasa release delayed until 02/11/07

It has been announced today that the release of Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa has been delayed until the 2nd of November 2007. This is to give the game developers more time to address several issues including stability & balancing as well as giving players more time to continue testing the upcoming content and the continent of Ligo (level 38+). Due to this delay, the Pre-Order head start date is now planned for the 30th of October.

recent discussions

screenshot showcase