A couple of questions are answered in today's Feedback Friday, also the Adrenaline changes that went into Deployment 11 is being mentioned and you can read the details below by following the link. Finally (but absolutely not least) the development of the Deployment 12 build is going well and it might make it to the PTS next week – likely a bit...
Dislike paying for your MMO subscription(s) with a credit card? No problem, there has always been game cards for most MMOs – however, this news is something bigger and more convenient. If you're worrying about credit card fraud, PayByCash recently announced the release of their Ultimate Game Card in over 5.600 7-11 stores across the United...
The website for BlizzCon 2008 launched today!
We just released the official BlizzCon 2008 website. You can now find new information about this year's panels, contests, and tournaments. Make sure to check back regularly as the site will be updated with new event information such as event schedules, floor plans, store info, and much, much...
Arena Junkies is holding a competition for a chance to either win a Wrath of the Lich King beta key, or one of twenty special and highly coveted Worldwide Invitational Goodie Bag Cards. The goodie bag card not only grants access to the Wrath of the Lich King Beta Test, but it also gives you a special in-game item -- Tyrael's Hilt -- which allows...
Squaresoft has announced the Final Fantasy XI Players' Collection. A series of collectible accessories. The very first item in the line-up will be available for order this summer.
To ensure exclusivity for each and every owner, items appearing in the Final Fantasy XI Players' Collection line-up will be available made-to-order...
Patch notes for the latest deployed patch (1.95c) can be seen below.
Dark Age of CamelotTest Version 1.95c Release NotesFormidable ChangesAugust 7th, 2008
NEW THINGS AND BUG FIXES
- Some behind the scenes changes have been made in preparation for increasing the realm...
The Oceanic Beta is now available! Thousands from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Singapore have been invited to the beta.
Additionally, Mythic Entertainment included the good news of Oceanic players being part of the simultaneous launch date the 18th September.
Frogster has published a new Runes of Magic action trailer. You can view it below!
Also, at the Games Convention which will take place in Germany later this month, you will be able to check out the game first-hand and a couple of days after the convention is over the first Closed Beta invites will go out. Thursday the 28th August is the date you...
The second half of the Atlantica Online closed beta has reopened and is currently scheduled to run through Aug. 18. If you had access to the closed beta previously, then your account is already active, so you don’t need a new key or to reactivate it.
View screenshots here.
A new Warrior Epic trailer was recently released. Check it out:
Another interesting news is that Open Beta details should be ready to be shared soon. This is great news for those of us that want to check out Warrior Epic but haven't had a chance to yet.
Recently Mythic Entertainment announced the release date of Warhammer Online, The storm comes September 18th 2008! Read our news about it here.
Have you been thinking about pre-ordering WAR? Well, there's many benefits by doing it:
Open beta admission: Pre-order customers can experience the glory of battle and the thrill of WAR by...
The World of Warcraft] Community Team recently sent us a "Community Update" with recent interesting forum posts and news.
EU Forums:Here are some of the most recent blue-posts made on the forums:EU main 06/08 New Recruit-a-Friend earns you rewards! 06/08 World of Warcraft Released in Russian Region Level page Updated 04/08 Migration to Russian...
2008 Summer Olympics Event - Tabard and Tiny Dragon pet
To support the 2008 Summer Olympics Games, Blizzard launched a new event (running from the 8th to the 25th August) in which you can win the 2 following items: Olympic Tabard and Dragon Pet. How do you get them?
Olympic Tabard: You just have to finish any battleground (you must stay for...
WotLK Beta - Blue PostsPlans for more debuff slots (src)We would like to increase the number of debuff slots, yes, and we most likely will. Unfortunately, this is very complicated to do tech wise. It greatly increases the amount of bandwidth for the server, for example, and also for the client (you). When designing new talents, we try very hard to...
WotLK Beta - Blue Posts
Lower mana cost of new ranks/spells for all classes (src)
We'd like to note that we are currently in the process of revamping the mana cost of new spells, abilities and the new ranks of spells and abilities in the expansion. We are aware players feel the mana cost of certain abilities is too high, and we agree. Though I...
The long awaited Project Powder open beta begins today! Sign up now and let the racing and shredding begin! Starts August 7th at 12pm (noon) PDT.
Project Powder Pro thread: http://www.projectpowderpro.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10515&
Project Powder Wiki
The friendly people over at Rock, Paper, Shotgun has published a hands-on article of DC Universe Online.
You can also view a a video showing the urban, superpower gameplay below.
Another element to note is how the actual combat abilities of the player immediately seems paramount here. While character peristence and growth is there, what you do...
Spock will officially announce Star Trek Online in Las Vegas.
We are thrilled to announce that legendary Star Trek actor and director Leonard Nimoy will be our special guest at the reveal of the first gameplay footage from Star Trek Online!
Mr. Nimoy will be appearing at our event at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas. The event...
It's not summer until you spend some time hanging out in the water with your friends in a cool new swimsuit. Secret of the Solstice has summer covered with a batch of new swimsuit items, including swim caps, snorkel masks, and other stylish beachwear. Visit the Secret of the Solstice store for the latest swimsuit gear and spend these hot August...
With the impending launch of Wrath of the Lich King, Blizzard came up with an idea to get more players into the World of Warcraft universe. By revising their Recruit-A-Friend referral feature and made it more beefy than before. With the new Recruit-a-Friend, You may earn an exclusive account if your referred friend has paid for 2 month worth of...
WotLK Beta - Blue Posts Death Knight Plague Strike and Degeneration (src)
We removed the hot dispel effect from Scourge Strike and put it on the base Plague Strike. Scourge Strike will be given something to replace the loss. Even if all it does is Plague Strike but as Shadow damage, that may be sufficient.
A Brief History of Degeneration
Warhammer Online gets a release date: The storm comes September 18th 2008!
Six weeks to go.
All servers will go live at the same time (North America, Europe, Oceanic).
“The countdown has officially begun. Mark your calendars! September 18th is the Day of Reckoning,” said Mark Jacobs, founder and general manager of Mythic Entertainment. "For the...
Along with the sales sheet that was posted yesterday NCsoft also published five new screenshots of Aion. You can view them below.
View more screenshots here!
NCsoft Europe has presented the official sales sheet for its visual-pleasing MMORPG, Aion: The Tower of Eternity.
In Aion you’ll wield divine powers to bring deliverance to your people and restore balance to a world shattered by cataclysm. Prepare yourself for power and privilege in an epic online adventure you'll take with thousands of other...
The Lineage II North American Producer, Tim Tan share his views on the recently released expansion; Hellbound, Pet System Changes and also share some interesting information of future expansions.
Tim consider the addition of the Steel Citadel including Beleth and his minions the biggest accomplishment of the Hellbound update.
As for splitting up...
The live servers of Pirates of the Burning Sea are getting patched to version 1.6 tomorrow (1:30am-5:00am Pacific / 9.30am-1.00pm British Summer Time). Blood in the Water is the name of the patch and it's introducing new ships among many other things.
There's been a couple of fairly big news for Tabula Rasa lately. First out is the big news about Operation Immortality, which you most likely already have heard about – if you haven’t, fear not and read all about it below.
Secondly, Deployment 11 is on the Public Test Servers and the main changes are focused on "New User Experience" which in a...
Csulok at World of Raids has published an article about his endeavors in The Wyrmrest Temple, which is located in Dragonblight. (Northrend – Wrath of the Lich King).
Wyrmrest Temple is the huge titan building in the middle of Dragonblight, the first things you see in the background when arriving through Mo'aki Harbor or basically any other...
Death Knight - Tanking talent changes (src) After further discussion, and lots of feedback from various forums including this one, we're going to make the following changes:
One Rank 1 Blood, Instant (no GCD), 2 min cooldown Increases the amount of health generated through spells and effects (i.e. your own or heals from other...
Blizzard has announced that the official Wrath of the Lich King Talent Calculators have now been completely updated, for now at least. As with every beta, a lot is subject to change and the talent calculator landing page says when the tree's was last updated.
Are you curious about the changes and additions in store for class talents in Wrath of...
Today, Auran staff delivered a sad news to the players who have enjoyed Fury, website and game servers are closing down in 48 hours :
We have reached our time limit to find a solution that would help us keep the Fury servers open. Sadly, no solution has been found and so we have no alternative than to shut the servers down in 48 hours....
NDOORS the company behind Atlantica Online, recently sent us nine fresh screenshots of their turn-based MMO which currently is in-between Closed Beta Phases. Keep an eye out on the Atlantica Online website if you're interested in checking the game out for yourself.
You can check out all nine images below by clicking on the thumbnails, or by...
Check out these five "Quest Maps" which show you different type of quest-related locations and landmarks.
They've been updated since the previous post and you can find a lot new information, plus a brand new map (Zul'drak) to boot.
They should help questing and finding your way in the beta a lot easier. Subject to change of course.
Among the graphical upgrades introduced by the latest build (8714), there's a new vehicle combat uniframe/action bar In case you wonder what kind of vehicle The Etymidian is, it's a colossal weapon created by the titans and used in Freya questline that you can ride in The Avalanche (Sholazar Basin subzone) to destroy the Scourge Minions and their...
Play.tm recently had Aion displayed to them by NCsoft and they are very impressed.
Luke Guttridge at play.tm finish his article by saying the following:
"As my demonstration concludes I'm struck by the lengths NCsoft are going to with Aion to create something which offers a genuine break to their own MMORPG cannon, and a strong rival to genre...
Due to one single individual's difficulty to cancel his MMO subscription, a new law has been passed in Illinois that makes it illegal to have difficult unsubscription processes on MMORPGS.
This leads me to wonder, have you had problems canceling a MMO subscription before? I haven't. At least not yet.
The story continues as Alex Edwards is the...
Ryzom is an MMO that have had many problems. One of their main issues is a way to have enough money to operate the game itself. Sadly, they have had to shut down several times and the game has now been unavailable for… awhile. It's now about to change, though! Good news for those of you that enjoyed The Saga of Ryzom.
Many feel Ryzom is an...
Blizzard announced their achievements system for Wrath of the Lich King some time ago and recently they shared information about how Diablo III & StarCraft 2 will have something similar via their new Battle.net.
While Microsoft already has this (MS LIVE Network / Xbox) it’s a welcome addition to Blizzard's new titles and I cannot wait to see how...
Recently Turbine revealed the box art for the Complete Edition of Mines of Moria, the upcoming expansion for Lord of the Rings Online.
The cover depicts the scene from "The Lord of the Rings", where Gandalf confronts a Balrog in Moria. It's looking great!
For more eyecandy of Mines of Moria, check out concept arts and a trailer here.
The official forums of Fallen Earth hosts a weekly Q&A session, and this week the questions are centered on the recent announcement of closed alpha testing. Something for Europeans:
2. When choosing people for Alpha and Beta, does it matter I am from Europe and not America?
At this stage we're primarily looking at North American testers due to...
According to newly published job openings, the Asian T3 Entertainment is about to establish a new studio in San Francisco, which shall continue the development of the almost decimated Flagship Studios Hellgate: London and Mythos. This is all according to Gamasutra.
Flagship was forced to almost ask the whole staff to leave in the beginning of...
Death Knight - About the new Frost Strike (src)The new Frost Strike still hits for Frost damage (no armor). The normalization will just allow you to use any speed weapon without worrying about what that means. We are trying Frost Strike as runic power right now. It works really well with talents like Merciless Combat, Deathchill and Killing...
There are many discussions around the World Wide Web on how much Wrath of the Lich King Beta Keys are selling for. Over at Yahoo! They're reporting about how one key went for $1,000. Are you surprised about this? I'm not. Then again, most are and think it's a crazy thing to pay that amount of money for a "simple" beta key.
Let's think about...
All-new features to both Dynamis and Limbus will come in the September version update. Also, a few adjustments will be made by popular demand. Read more about it below.
Blue mage / Corsair / Puppetmaster Artifacts and Relics
At long last, the highly anticipated relic gear sets of the blue mage, corsair, and puppetmaster jobs are here! Rounding...
Wing of the Goddess expansion introduced brand new "episodic quests" and they are set to continue in the upcoming September version update. You will find yourself in the middle of furious struggles for the continued survival of each nation.
Sounds good, dynamic quests are great! Have you checked out the new quests yet?
Mythic Entertainment / Electronic Arts has posted a FAQ which covers most questions that people might have regarding pre-ordering Warhammer Online.
I live in Canada how can I pre-order?
You can pre-order your copy of WAR from FutureShop, EB Games Canada, the EA Store and other fine game retailers.
Where are my codes when I pre-order...
The Dark Age of Camelot Grab Bag was posted a few days ago, if you ended up missing it, here's some of the questions answered:
Q. I have a question concerning Armor Factor. According to an old patch note (Patch 1.79) Armor Factor does increase your blocking rate. Many people have been telling me it doesn’t help in blocking at all. Could you...
With the SOE Fan Faire happening soon, there will be a lot of Vanguard information shared. Some of the things that the developers got in store for the game are Game Update 6, which has the character model revamp, Pantheon of the Ancients getting revamped with new artwork and quest lines, also "heaps" of new content geared toward high level...
Recently the Road to WAR website went live and it's now ready for all WAR fans to visit! It's a site designed to spread the hype of Warhammer Online and build up interest in the game. Also, there's a bit of a minigame and chances to win prizes that can be rewarded in game.
Road to WAR
Lord of the Rings Online is on its way to get expanded. Mines of Moria are the name of the first commercial expansion and the estimated time for its release is towards the end of 2008. Below we have several concept arts and a video teaser for your viewing pleasure.