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    The WoW General Discussion Forums (thanks Ant and WorldofWar.net) has a Q&A with Kalgan, lead designer on Blizzard's MMORPG, discussing the new Honor System: "We're taking our first step towards a dishonor system upon the release of the next patch. Trivial civilian NPCs such as quest givers and vendors will now give dishonor points to players that prey upon them. We haven't decided upon a specific penalty but it will be enough that the majority of players will not wish to engage in combat with those NPCs. This combined with the fact that upon the release of Battlegrounds most players will not be targeting towns or unsuspecting adventurers nearly as often, should reduce the need to add too much more in the way of a penalty, or dishonor."
  • Cross Racing Championship 2005
    SimRacingWorld's Cross Racing Championship 2005 Q&A talks with Invictus about the latest installment in their racing series: "Using vertex-based chassis and part deformation, every impact produces a unique result, as mesh deformation is calculated real-time based on the actual collision impulse vector. Damaged doors and hoods can flap and fall off, just like the bumpers, wheels or other parts. Impacts on wheels can deform the geometry of the suspension, making the wheel wobble, get nipped or stuck, or pull the entire car to one side. A nice part of the damage system is the particle system with its varied effects. Sparks fly all around as the car scrapes the barriers, and even windscreens and windows can be blown into tiny pieces (looks especially nice when played back in slow motion replay), plus you can hear and feel every jump and bump as the suspension and the chassis creaks and squeaks."

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11. Re: my issue Apr 24, 2005, 18:23 ExcessDan
 
I thought my internet was causing lag problems but now that my Internet connection is partially fixed and I get 4Mbps. Logged into WoW tonight with a 3500 ping and it made it down to around 800 when I quit.

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Torch our days in paranoia while we gorge ourselves on gloom"
 
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