Big 10 with Anvil of Crom

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Wed, 18/03/2015 - 15:41 by darker |

Missed the actual birthday date by a mile here, but let's at least put this to the frontpage. Anvil of Crom has officially been around for 10 years, as of February 2015. Gratz us I guess? We have a big anniversary meet coming up next summer, lots of action, drama and reminiscing will ensue, and people will propably drink way too much, as usual. Please check the following forum thread for more information about actual event dates and reservations:

http://www.anvilofcrom.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4384
(only in finnish for now, sorry...)

Let us know if you happen to be available and would like to join the festivities. The spots are limited (as always), but we'll try to accommodate as many past and current active members as we possibly can.

Tie and X-wing avaible at gog.com

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Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:21 by darker |

The day finally arrived, the stars aligned, and old Lucasarts classics got pushed into gog.com catalog. This alone isn't really newsworthy, as most of this stuff was already available in some form or another in Steam and other digital download platforms. But now they have Tie Fighter, in all it's '94 edition glory, with original iMuse dynamic sounds. The circle is now complete. GoG.com is my master now.

Gavlan wheel, Gavlan deal!

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Thu, 05/06/2014 - 14:04 by darker |

Curse you From Software. I've managed to evade all information of upcoming DLC packs for Dark Souls II this far, and yet the season pass is already for sale in Steam. Descriptions promise new areas, loots and bosses to die on countless times. Hopefully there will be enough content to justify the relatively high price of the pass (25 euros), which is pretty much half of the price of the original title.

gog.com spring insomnia

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Tue, 13/05/2014 - 17:04 by darker |

Okay, this whole spring sale things is getting more and more crazy each year. http://www.gog.com has come up with a brand new twist for theirs, as number of sold copies for each game are limited. I just saw the internetz rip up 500 copies of Children of Nile in mere minutes. Too bad Steam keys are not involved in this madness. My wallet is thankful. My little inner Steam collector maniac, not so much.

Humble Store spring sale is on

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Wed, 07/05/2014 - 09:40 by darker |

Our humble friends over at humblebundle.com are running a spring sale during 6.5-21.5. I thought I'd promote this a bit since HumbleBundle is awesome, and giving away to charities is even more awesome. Not to mention growing your collection of Steam games you will never play anyway. Now click the shit out of this direct link before Stick of Truth runs out of flash sale!

https://www.humblebundle.com/store

Rift + Facebook = shitstorm of the year?

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Wed, 26/03/2014 - 14:43 by darker |

I just found out minutes ago. Apparently Oculus VR was acquired by Facebook with a total sum of 2 billion dollars. As cash and FB stocks, the usual deal. After the initial surprise, the dread followed. What about the original Kickstarter backers? How will community respond to this? The full extent of the ensuing shitstorm is impossible to predict at this point, but judging by the Reddit thread by OculusVR's CEO, the fans and the community aren't happy about it.

http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/21cy9n/the_future_of_vr/

Tomorrow we welcome death...

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Thu, 13/03/2014 - 14:11 by darker |

One day stands between us and the release of Dark Souls 2. Everything has been prepared carefully. Fully loaded PS3 controller, another in reserve. Because you know, just in case. Family pack of Diapams. Comfort food. Masterfully crafted excuses to be awohl from forums and administrative duties for the next 2 weeks.

Yoe takes the spring tournament victory!

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Wed, 05/03/2014 - 17:26 by darker |

First AoC Heartstone has finally been concluded. Actually, it was concluded some time ago, but the administratum has been in slack mode for a while.

Bugrim, Taikuri, Raqu, Yoe and Poksu cleared their way onwards from the round 1. Poksu, Yoe and Noobi finished the second round as winners, Noobi being a lucky loser and getting another shot to qualify forward after opening with a loss in round 1. Poksu vs. Noobi and Bugrim vs. Yoe pairs clashed against each other in semifinals. Poksu and Yoe emerged victorious, after which Yoe decimated Poksu in the final match of the tournament. Congratulations to the victor!

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Tie and X-wing avaible at gog.com

darker's picture
Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:21 by darker |

The day finally arrived, the stars aligned, and old Lucasarts classics got pushed into gog.com catalog. This alone isn't really newsworthy, as most of this stuff was already available in some form or another in Steam and other digital download platforms. But now they have Tie Fighter, in all it's '94 edition glory, with original iMuse dynamic sounds. The circle is now complete. GoG.com is my master now.

Gavlan wheel, Gavlan deal!

darker's picture
Thu, 05/06/2014 - 14:04 by darker |

Curse you From Software. I've managed to evade all information of upcoming DLC packs for Dark Souls II this far, and yet the season pass is already for sale in Steam. Descriptions promise new areas, loots and bosses to die on countless times. Hopefully there will be enough content to justify the relatively high price of the pass (25 euros), which is pretty much half of the price of the original title.

gog.com spring insomnia

darker's picture
Tue, 13/05/2014 - 17:04 by darker |

Okay, this whole spring sale things is getting more and more crazy each year. http://www.gog.com has come up with a brand new twist for theirs, as number of sold copies for each game are limited. I just saw the internetz rip up 500 copies of Children of Nile in mere minutes. Too bad Steam keys are not involved in this madness. My wallet is thankful. My little inner Steam collector maniac, not so much.

Humble Store spring sale is on

darker's picture
Wed, 07/05/2014 - 09:40 by darker |

Our humble friends over at humblebundle.com are running a spring sale during 6.5-21.5. I thought I'd promote this a bit since HumbleBundle is awesome, and giving away to charities is even more awesome. Not to mention growing your collection of Steam games you will never play anyway. Now click the shit out of this direct link before Stick of Truth runs out of flash sale!

https://www.humblebundle.com/store

Rift + Facebook = shitstorm of the year?

darker's picture
Wed, 26/03/2014 - 14:43 by darker |

I just found out minutes ago. Apparently Oculus VR was acquired by Facebook with a total sum of 2 billion dollars. As cash and FB stocks, the usual deal. After the initial surprise, the dread followed. What about the original Kickstarter backers? How will community respond to this? The full extent of the ensuing shitstorm is impossible to predict at this point, but judging by the Reddit thread by OculusVR's CEO, the fans and the community aren't happy about it.

http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/21cy9n/the_future_of_vr/

Tomorrow we welcome death...

darker's picture
Thu, 13/03/2014 - 14:11 by darker |

One day stands between us and the release of Dark Souls 2. Everything has been prepared carefully. Fully loaded PS3 controller, another in reserve. Because you know, just in case. Family pack of Diapams. Comfort food. Masterfully crafted excuses to be awohl from forums and administrative duties for the next 2 weeks.

Yoe takes the spring tournament victory!

darker's picture
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 17:26 by darker |

First AoC Heartstone has finally been concluded. Actually, it was concluded some time ago, but the administratum has been in slack mode for a while.

Bugrim, Taikuri, Raqu, Yoe and Poksu cleared their way onwards from the round 1. Poksu, Yoe and Noobi finished the second round as winners, Noobi being a lucky loser and getting another shot to qualify forward after opening with a loss in round 1. Poksu vs. Noobi and Bugrim vs. Yoe pairs clashed against each other in semifinals. Poksu and Yoe emerged victorious, after which Yoe decimated Poksu in the final match of the tournament. Congratulations to the victor!

Heartstone goes open beta

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Wed, 22/01/2014 - 09:24 by darker |

I spotted a red marker on forums today. Apparently something had stirred our resident trolls to life at general gaming forums. Something big. And behold, indeed there was a piece of information most joyous in the thread, of US open beta of Heartstone going live. Doesn't really concern us european players yet, but then again, blizzard beta phases have had a tendency to go out hand in hand in the past too. Who knows, maybe EU beta will be upon us soon enough. Better keep camping the signup @ http://eu.battle.net/hearthstone/en/ just in case.

Update 2.0 - Just as predicted, HS went into open beta in EU too just today. Rejoice!

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Big 10 with Anvil of Crom

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Wed, 18/03/2015 - 15:41 by darker |

Missed the actual birthday date by a mile here, but let's at least put this to the frontpage. Anvil of Crom has officially been around for 10 years, as of February 2015. Gratz us I guess? We have a big anniversary meet coming up next summer, lots of action, drama and reminiscing will ensue, and people will propably drink way too much, as usual. Please check the following forum thread for more information about actual event dates and reservations:

http://www.anvilofcrom.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4384
(only in finnish for now, sorry...)

Let us know if you happen to be available and would like to join the festivities. The spots are limited (as always), but we'll try to accommodate as many past and current active members as we possibly can.

Fallout, reining Speedrunners champion!

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Mon, 13/01/2014 - 10:16 by darker |

Final results are in! And the new reining AoC speedrunners champion has been decided! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you ... Fallout!

Final round started, and apparently despite the huge score gap in earlier rounds, the game was all but decided. Poksu opened with 3-2 win from the first map. And then proceeded to crawl through the next round, giving Fallout 3 round points. Situation was looking grim for the champ at 3 - 5 situation. Poksu would need a map win to even reach the tie breakers. To his dismay, Fallout's game stayed solid through the final map, taking the round 2 - 3 along with the championship title.

AOC Speedrunners 2014 championships

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Fri, 10/01/2014 - 13:08 by darker |

Second official Anvil of Crom Speed Runners tournament will be held right after we have finished stuffing ourselves with ham and other christmas treats. While only a short while has passed since that diabolical fiend Poksauttaja took the win in the last bout, it's high time he defends his title.

The grand champion will receive an unique "Speed Runners 2014 Champion" -title on AoC forums, along with eternal glory. Feel free to check the official event thread on our forums @ http://www.anvilofcrom.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=4207

AoC Speedrunners 2013 tournament conclusion

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Mon, 04/11/2013 - 09:50 by darker |

As mentioned before, the final round had to be postponed. We finally managed to get the last round going on monday evening. The epic duel for the ultimate title of AoC Speedrunners champion could finally commence! Draw of maps was gracefully handled by Mr. Bhorak and his trusty online dices. Gods of RNG pondered for a short while, and Library, warehouse and SS Royale were chosen for the final round maps.

From the first minute, it was quite clear that only Poksauttaja had brought his A-game with him that night. Taking away 3 points from each of the first 2 maps, the fight was quickly concluded, as Darker managed to scrape up only 2 points against Poksu's 6, making the last round obsolete.

So, in the end Poksu walked away into the sunset with his shiny new forum title. Losers quitely passed back to the shadows of the community forums to lick their wounds and train their moves, because sooner or later, we are going to see if he has what it takes to defend that title too.

Happy Bors day everyone!

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Mon, 04/11/2013 - 09:48 by darker |

Like every year, 29th of october crept on us like an old fridge, prone in the tall grass, stalking you through the sights of a .50 cal sniper rifle. The Bors day is upon us once again!

On Bors day, it is customary to spend some quality time with your family, loved ones, and online gaming buddies. To play and laugh, and remember all the magnificent past shenanigans Bors has brought us. Because he's the hero the Alasin online gaming community deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll toast and roast him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A silent fridge.

Anvil of Crom Speed Runners 2013 Championship

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Tue, 08/10/2013 - 11:55 by darker |

I have to admit, I've had too much fun with Speed Runners as of late. It has already propably gone down in Anvil of Crom teamspeak history as the most noisy multiplayer game ever. I haven't had this much fun in a 4-player battle since the times of Mario Kart or Goldeneye. Yes, Darker is ancient. If you have any clue about the games I've just mentioned you know this praise isn't given lightly!

Me and Bhorak bashed our ugly heads together and had a great idea. How about hosting a tournament to see who actually is the god amongst men, the greatest runner of them all, the grand master of hookshot elimination? After AoC Speed Runners 2013 Championship Tournament we will have the answer to those questions. You can check the further tournament details behind this link

MD XIV deadline is up

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Fri, 03/05/2013 - 12:22 by darker |

Last reminder for those planning to take part in the 14th guild meeting in Karstula, FI; The official sign-up deadline for MD XIV was two days ago. Slowpokes may still apply to be included into the roster here.

Summer trip XIV : moved to 18.7.2013

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Tue, 09/04/2013 - 15:23 by darker |

Late as hell and already posted on forums ages ago, but I'll duplicate this on main site just to be sure everyone sees it in time.

In a nutshell there was a mishap with our reservation with the host, and we were forced to alter the starting time for MD XIV, which now stands at 18.07.2013. If you're planning on joining the spectacular festival, be sure to check further details on our forums.

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Image galleries bug resolved

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Mon, 18/11/2013 - 15:38 by darker |

There was a slight bug in the handling of generated pictures in our image galleries related to page caching. The tech team has been working tirelessly to solve the issue, and gallery should be working normally once again. Gallery pages might load a bit slower than normally until the image generation finishes tackling all the pictures in all galleries.

We have also made some pretty fundamental changes to actual galleries, linking each image to it's respective content node, which in turn once again enables direct commenting on pictures, hit statistics and other cool features.

Mizore's comic

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Mon, 05/08/2013 - 13:52 by darker |

From the history archives of AoC, Mizore's fine ragecomics are back once again! Check the complete series behind this link.