We have quite a few blue posts for everyone today in this recap, with some of the news surely giving you that nudge needed to get over Hump Day. Everything ranging from what's coming in 2.3.2, what's coming in 2.4, what's coming in Wrath of the Lich King, and what isn't coming any time soon, maybe even ever.
Tired of being right-handed? No...
In what is by all counts -- 9.3 million to be exact -- a well deserved nomination, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced that Mike Morhaime, President, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment will be inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame. Morhaime is no doubt one of the industry's forefathers when it comes to online play,...
If you've ever wanted to become involved in the game industry, then Funcom may have what you're looking for in the form of three job openings at the company. Now, it doesn't appear that this is for a specific game currently, but they're hiring translators for three different languages -- English/French, English/German and English/Spanish. Head on...
This morning Game Update #41 went live for EverQuest II. It includes a number of fixes for the Rise of Kunark expansion, as well as the Frostfell event -- a special holiday event that takes place in each of the cities in the game. A major change for PvP servers is that killing players will always reward experience, even if level-locked. This means...
Lineage II's massive update, The 1st Throne: The Kamael, has gone live as of today. This update is the largest in the game's history -- which you can read about in our Kamael preview. Today, though, we're talking about the actual patch. You can find everything included in the patch in the Latest Updates section of the Lineage II website.
EverQuest servers were taken down for a patch this morning. The game update includes quite a few fixes for Secrets of Faydwer content -- the game's most recent expansion, which was released in November. There were also some tweaks to Alternate Advancement abilities, Tradeskills, and a few legacy content changes. You can read on for the patch...
The AFS are ready for the holidays in Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa. For two weeks beginning on December 17th, there will be a slew of special events going on within the game. Initially players will have access to festive holiday items, such as Holiday hats, Holiday Trees and an exclusive holiday emote.
Then, between December 21st and January...
Perpetual is once again in a bit of trouble as TenTonHammer reports that public relations company Kohnke Communications is suing Perpetual Entertainment for breach of contract, fraudulent transfer, fraud, and various other charges for damages between $80,000 and $290,000.
The complaints stem from allegations that Perpetual sold valuable assets...
With Fury's first major content patch, Age of the Chosen, approaching on December 14th, Auran and Gamecock Media Group have announced that with the update comes a new free to play option for Fury.
Under the new account option, players will be able to download a free version of the game and participate in it as normal, for the most part. The only...
For players sick of fantasy MMOs, Infront Sports & Media and F4 -- a French video game developer -- may have just the cure. As of today, Empire of Sports has entered Closed Beta. As a game designed entirely around players participating in athletic events such as tennis, basketball, skiing, bobsleigh, track & field, and with soccer coming soon --...
A delay from both Warcry and me. It seems Warcry was having problems with uploading the latest developer journal, so they only managed to do it this Monday.
Nothing new this time, Tasos tells us about Aventurine being slow in testing the game, while the other development areas are progressing ahead of schedule. He elaborates on universal banking...
Just a quick warning to everyone; this was announced last night by Tyren on the official forums. If you haven't logged in yet, there's a change to Season 3 Weapons and Shoulder items that went into effect today.
Please be aware that with this week’s maintenance, purchasing arena season 3 items that have a required arena personal...
Today marks the first major patch for Tabula Rasa. Included in the patch is the long-awaited Military Surplus system that allows auction-like sales of items, a new operation for level 50 players called Fault Lever, special Holiday content, new consumables and lots more. All players have had their skill points reset as well due to some class...
There are a few interesting posts on the official forums today; World of Warcraft is being localized in Russia in 2008, a third profession for characters is fairly unlikely for Wrath of the Lich King, and players can expect TBC gear degredation to be similar in Wrath of the Lich King as Azeroth's was when Burning Crusade came out, meaning you'll...
Last week HappyMMO simultaneously announced Elf Online's Closed Beta and a special Bug Hunt Event, in which HappyMMO promised to reward the players who reported the most bugs during the event.
We received a press release with the details, but here's a quick recap. Participating in the event is simple, just send in a bug report email with a...
This morning Turbine announced a distribution agreement with NHN Corporation that will bring Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar to Korea. NHN, the largest Korean Internet company and #1 gamer site in Asia, is a fantastic partner for Turbine as they continue to localize the game in other languages.
"The Lord of the Rings is a powerful...
Dungeon Runners was updated today with the second major content patch for the game. Released earlier this summer, Dungeon Runners is a free-to-play MMORPG from NCsoft. The game is a light-hearted parody of many MMOs available currently with satirically named items, abilities, and has gameplay littered with comical dialog from the local NPCs.
In a happening on the US World of Warcraft forums, Drysc has confirmed that the Next-Gen MMO references popping up all over the Blizzard Entertainment job pages are not referring to another World of Warcraft expansion.
No, it is an unannounced Next-Gen MMO.
And that doesn't mean an expansion for World of Warcraft either.
Now all we have to do...
It's official. Hollywood action superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme, is a mage.
In the latest spout of World of Warcraft "What's your game?" adverts, Van Damme has done one in his native tounge.
His name is Jean-Claude Van Damme, and he... is a mage.
“My name is Jean-Claude Van Damme… and I am a mage.”
“Hand-to-hand combat for me: it's over!”
The Stargate Worlds website has featured 4 new wallpapers for you to look at from the lead art director at CME.
Head to the wallpaper gallery to check out these 4 wallpapers and more.
Don't forget that The Daily Quest is going to be interviewing the guys at CME about the upcoming MMO and you can ask your questions. Simply click here and send them...
World of Warcraft Saves a 12 year old boy from an angry moose
The boy Hans Joergen Olsen were outside walking in the woods with his 10 year old sister when suddenly an angry moose attacked them.
- "My sister ran away, but I tried to scare the moose. When I noticed the moose wasn't stopping I started to run also. The moose chased me and after a...
Ready your forks and knives and pull up a chair -- it's time for the Friday Feast -- our weekly recap of everything going on in the MMO world. News, patch notes, videos; you want it, we've got a link for you here!
If you want to jump around to specific sections, no problem -- simply click the links below.
The WoW forums are fairly active again today, so here's a quick recap of the things going on -- both on the NA and EU forums. We've also got a cool video for you, so be sure to check it out!
Subtlety is a support tree -- no more super-Hemo
We realise that there are some confusion regarding the Hemo change, and that many of you...
Fury had a rough start, and as such Auran -- the game's developer -- is having to look into cutting back the size of its staff. There were rumors circulating around the net yesterday that this spelled doom for Auran as a whole, but Tony Hilliam -- CEO at Auran Games -- laid that to rest with a statement.
Auran is still around, as will be Fury, but...
It's the ultimate post-Christmas, Christmas present ever! Funcom is looking for one lucky fan to fly out to Oslo, Norway for a special hands-on press event taking place involving Age of Conan. This is an entire weekend with the game, its developers and the lovely city of Oslo; all with you as the focal point.
Just to give a brief overview of the...
ArenaNet and NCsoft have released details on a special Guild Wars Holiday Weekend event beginning this afternoon and taking place all weekend long.
For the next three days, players who have not purchased Eye of the North will have the ability to take part in a special 5-hour free trial where the account has access to all of the content from Guild...
Elf Online, a new fantasy MMORPG from HappyMMO, will be entering Closed Beta on Saturday, December 8th, 2007. To commemorate this occasion, HappyMMO has provided us with a number of new screenshots of the game, as well as information on the Closed Beta.
Players will be able to begin signing up tomorrow, but HappyMMO is also holding a special beta...
Today marks another Friday Update over on the Age of Conan website, and today's is very special. It's short, but sweet -- commemorating the release of a new gameplay trailer that truly shows off Conan as it's intended. There's also a bit of information behind the music and vocals on the Friday Update, so head over to check it out.
The Feast of Winter Veil is being updated to include new features for the 2007 edition of the seasonal event. We received a press release which details this information, which you can check out here.
One of the many new additions this year is an old favorite with an extra use; players can now use Preserved Holly on their flying mounts,...
Everyone and their dog has an annual award for games, websites, or technology. All things created with the help of professional designers and big budgets... and everything angled to sell you something. We want to celebrate that which makes the internet truly amazing — our players.
Use this handy form to nominate player-created content in any of...
The Hallgate London website is reporting that you will have the chance to speak to the development team about your worries and concerns as well as what you would like to see happen to the game in a live IRC chat.
The chat will take place a 4.00pm PST and you will be able to ask and say anything (with reason).
Christmas Day is coming, and so is the new version of VC. So the Voyage Century Online (http://vc.igg.com
) team will be holding some new activities in the new version to celebrate the Holiday Season.
Guess and Prize
To help players get familiar with all aspects of the new version, the VC team has decided to hold a Knowledge Contest with big...
They really do! For the longest time we've seen players suggest that Blizzard ignores the playerbase when balancing classes or making changes, but today's forum activity by the Blizzard Community Managers suggests otherwise.
Blizzard wants feedback regarding the classes you play for Wrath of the Lich King. If you'd like to submit feedback for your...
In a recent article on Gamasutra, Mike Hickey -- an industry analyst from Janco Partners -- has been examining Blizzard's World of Warcraft success as the stock market prepares for the merger of two video game giants.
Hickey's research provided him with some very interesting information on World of Warcraft's subscriber churn rate, with it coming...
Good news for those that prefer shopping for a PC at a brick-and-mortar store rather than online. Today Dell announced that a variety of their award-winning XPS and Inspiron desktops and notebooks, as well as the new XPS One, will be coming to a Best Buy near you.
“Seeing the latest fashion colors of our Inspiron and XPS notebooks or previewing...
CCP has provided an update on the Windows XP issues which involved deletion of the boot.ini system file -- crippling Windows XP machines and rendering them unbootable without a system boot disk.
There are steps to fixing this, and the procedures are now available on the EVE Online website, but we're posting them here as well in case this has...
In a move to encourage new players, Frogster has made their seafaring MMORPG Bounty Bay Online a free download. It was previously only available for purchase at the cost of 20 Pound Sterling or 30 Euros, but is now completely free.
The client also comes with 10 days of free play, and any current subscribers who purchased the client prior to this...
The Warhammer Online Herald was updated this afternoon with the latest WAR Beta Update. This edition provides an update from the Cities Team, the UI Team, the RvR Team -- including information on the newly announced Keeps -- and the Combat & Careers Team.
Today we bring your part five of our Beta Update series. The re-opening of beta...
Turbine is giving back to the players who became Founders or Lifetime members of Lord of the Rings Online in the form of a special Holiday treat.
Any account that applied a Pre-order key to their account before June 1, 2007 and had an active subscription as of December 1, 2007 will be receiving the Bree Horse -- a special horse useable beginning...
There are a few blue posts to talk about this morning -- most importantly regarding the incorrect awarding of Season 2 titles and mounts. There will also be free character moves for select high population realms starting today and ending Thursday, December 13th at 12:01 PM PDT.
Season 2 Titles & Mounts Update
Paul Sage recently posted an update with some information about Biotech and Medic changes that are coming. This is the beginning of a review of all classes that will take place over the next few patches.
Paul Sage wrote:
For the next several updates, we will be looking closely at each of our classes to make sure they:
Are fun to play
Sierra Online, Blizzard Entertainments sister company, has just announced that they will be using the BigWorld suite of Online development tools for as as yet unnamed mass market PC title.
Just days ago, Vivendi announced that Blizzard Entertainment along with its sister companies Seirra Entertainment, Sierra Online and Vivendi Mobile would be...
It appears that the smooth patch that everyone had hoped for, for todays Trinity update for Eve Online, did not go quite as neatly as planned, with CCP reporting that the patch was breaking XP.
The patch contained a line of code that was deleting boot.ini from Windows XP. For those fo you who aren't aware, boot.ini is required for your PC to boot,...
Those of you waiting for the most exciting patch ever for CCPs hit MMO, Eve Online, will not be disappointed this morning as the Eve website reports Trinity has gone live.
Manual download of the patch is available and a short announcement has been put up but there is very little else to report about the patch, which contains a major graphics...
Richard Garriot aka Lord British aka General British has been talking at this years Game Conference about the pros and cons in the way Tabula Rasa was developed and delivered and whilst, for the most part, he dishes out praise, he does reserve some criticism for the development team.
I actually think the biggest mistake was made not by the...
Flagship have announced that patch 0.6 of their MMORPG title, Hellgate London, has gone live.
The patch introduces numerous bug fixes along with some class alterations. The most important change is the fix of the invisible group bug which was crippling multiplayer grouped gameplay.
We hope our U.S. players had a great Thanksgiving holiday and...
X-Play have released their nominees for the X-Play Best of 2007 Awards.
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, the expansion to Blizzard Entertainments hit MMORPG, World of Warcraft, has been nominated for Best Multiplayer Game of 2007 and comes up against (oddly) none-MMO titles like Halo 3, Team Fortress 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Halo...
Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment and SG1-Radio are teeming up to offer fans rare Stargate Worlds merchandise in this Saturday's radio program!
What must you do to be the winner? It's simple! Play Stargate trivia live on SG1-Radio by tuning in to the broadcast and answering the questionsin the Stargate Worlds chatroom!
Questions pertain to all...
The fifth dev log for Star Trek Online has been posted and features brand new concept art as well as the very first screenshot for the MMO.
Over the past few DevLogs we've primarily focused on a sampling of the low-level processes of STO development, taking a peek at terrain generation, object design, and version testing, among other...
Ever wanted a World of Warcraft miniature? No? How about a World of Warcraft miniature of your character?
Figure Prints, a Blizzard-licensed company, is selling World of Warcraft miniatures of your characters for a mere $100.
Tell us your character name and realm and we will take a snapshot of your character as he/she is today.