We are currently in the process of updating our forum software (phpBB) to a more recent version. Whilst the update is in progress the forum will be inaccessible for a time, so if you cannot reach the forum index at any point there is no need to worry, simply check back later by which time the update will hopefully be completed.
If you experience any issues with the forum once the update is completed please feel free to drop into IRC and let one of us know, and we'll do our best to sort things out.
If you are from Europe and get a message on the forums saying you are banned, do not worry, you are probably just a casualty of the recent spambot cleanup.
Just pop on to IRC and let Inquisitor know, he can fix it. ;)
[irc.maxgaming.net / #ssx]
(If you have never used IRC before you can find a guide on how to connect to our server via the mIRC client, here. You can also connect direct to our IRC channel via your web browser by going here.)
We are pleased to announce that our server move has now been completed, meaning that the website is now safely upon faster servers. However this move has resulted in an altered directory structure for the website. Simply put, any URL that contains the /ssx/ directory within it will no longer work.
Our homepage can now be accessed through www.shatteredstar.org, and our forums through www.shatteredstar.org/forums/ - so please all update your bookmarks.
We are currently in the process of updating the content of our main/group websites to reflect this change. Please bear with us whilst we complete this process.
World of Warcraft Patch 1.12 has now arrived. Here are a few of the main highlights;
-Cross-Server Battlegrounds: For the first time in the history of World of Warcraft, you will be able to face off against players from other realms in the Battlegrounds. PvP Battlegrounds link Alterac Valley, Warsong Gulch, and Arathi Basin so that players from several realms will be combined into one huge matchmaking pool.
-World PvP: The stage is set for intense, objective-based land battles as Horde and Alliance vie for control over important strategic positions and resources around Azeroth. Head out for Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands to engage the enemy on the field.
For a complete list of patch notes click here.
For a list of patch mirrors click here.
During a long period of maintainance today the July version update for Final Fantasy XI finally arrived.
The update adds a new region, new Notorious Monster Battlefields, new Job Traits and Abilities, and more, along with many tweaks and improvements. It can be downloaded now through the PlayOnline Viewer.
It should be noted that the update did not contain the popular Chocobo Raising ability nor the new Aht Urghan missions promised due to extended testing requirements, these will follow seperately in several weeks. Specific dates can be found in the patch notes linked below.
Full patch notes for the update can be found here.
After a very fun and successful few hours fishing last Saturday the FFXI group have decided to startup a weekly fishing event for the group.
All group members are welcome to come along be it for relaxation, profit, or skill-ups, and naturally the chance to socialise with other members of the group.
If you want to participate in the event just bring your character along to Windurst Woods between 1 and 2PM GMT with your fishing gear and plenty of bait.
This sunday 09/07/06 Will be an organised guild day in sithilus. We will be completing as many sithilus quests as possible. If you have nothing better to do, or would just like to help I'd like to see you there.
Anybody with quests to finish and things to summon should meet up in cenarion hold by 12 midday BST. We will organise sorties out to finish the quests and gather materials to summon the smaller and if we have enough people, larger bosses at the camps.
We will be using vent, so treat this like an outdoor raid.
(Post taken from Ryoko's thread on the forums, please see this thread for any further details which may get posted)
We have finished making some additions to the FFXI group website. The website now also contains a short guide for people seeking to join us in FFXI, mostly aimed at current SSX members.
We have a large influx of people about to try out the game, if any others seek to follow their lead in the future they can now find some information on the payment, its expansions, and creating a character on our server on the website.
The latest World of Warcraft content patch 1.11 will go live on the European servers tomorrow morning!
-View Patch 1.11 notes
After being on only the second night of attempts, yesterday evening the SSX on Outland defeated the Twin Emperors in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj!
Only C'Thun is left to defeat (minus the optional bosses) who is the final boss in AQ40 and also the hardest boss currently ingame.
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