Lords of the Dead

Lords of the Dead guild message board.

Filed under: Fantasy, Game Mechanics, Launches, MMO Industry, New Titles, Opinion, Hands-On, First Impressions, ArcheAge, Sandbox
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I'm standing on a sun-baked rock along Nuia's northern coast. The waves lap at my feet, little bubbles are visible just off shore. Wispy strips of white cirrus float overhead, framing a baby blue sky that meets the ocean somewhere beyond a hazy horizon I can't quite see. I've been standing here a while because there goes the sun, melting into the water and leaking red-orange streaks across the purplish waves as I watch. Up the cliff face behind me, a gaggle of green-named newbs mosh about in the newb area doing what MMO newbs do. A couple of them make their way down the cliff face to join me. One of them jostles my character and apologizes. He didn't realize there was collision detection and he's very sorry and wow, this game is pretty, isn't it? Continue reading Massively's ArcheAge launch diary: Day one...
Filed under: Fantasy, Culture, Expansions, Opinion, Free-to-Play, The Daily Grind, RIFT
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RIFT's upcoming expansion, Nightmare Tide, got me really amped to get back into the game after I previewed it at PAX Prime. I've always had a soft spot for this game, loving its ease of use, multiple content paths, and flexible mix-and-match class system. I've almost never quit under duress, which has made returning pretty simple every time. Are you playing RIFT right now? Have you been playing it for a good long while or did you come back as I have, for next month's expansion? For a bonus discussion topic this morning, what do you like about this MMO?
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/>Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!...
Filed under: Betas, Business Models, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Betawatch, Crowdfunding
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We say farewell to ArcheAge this week as it emerges from open beta into its head start period. What else is new in the land of MMO testing?
Filed under: Betas, Business Models, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Betawatch, Crowdfunding
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We say farewell to ArcheAge this week as it emerges from open beta into its head start period. What else is new in the land of MMO testing?
Filed under: Sci-Fi, Launches, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Sandbox, Crowdfunding, Elite: Dangerous, Buy-to-Play
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Elite: Dangerous is still on track for a Q4 2014 launch. As such, Frontier today revealed the sci-fi sandbox's launch pricing plan as well as a pre-order option. The standard game will set you back $59.99 (or £39.99 and €49.99 for our friends across the pond). The pre-order Mercenary edition -- available to purchase from now until release day -- will run you $50 (£35.00 or €40) and features an Eagle fighter, a digital guide, a digital concept art book, decals, and more. If you've already pre-ordered or backed through alpha and beta, you'll receive a Merc edition by default. In other Elite news, Eurogamer reports that the game's original budget was £8 million, most of which came out of Frontier's own pocket prior to its successful crowdfunding campaign. And don't forget about this week's Elite...
Filed under: Sci-Fi, Screenshots, Classes, Game Mechanics, Patches, Previews, News Items, PvE, Free-to-Play, Dev Diaries, Firefall
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In the wake of Firefall's announcement of its September 16th Elemental Destruction launch date, Red 5's RudiKazootie returns with another dev diary about the update, this one focusing on the new elemental weapons, new weapon modifiers, and new primary archetype weapons arriving next week. Enjoy! Continue reading Exclusive: The weapons of Firefall's Elemental Destruction...
Filed under: World of Warcraft, Betas, Fantasy, Video, Lore, News Items, Subscription
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World of Warcraft's Lords of War lore series has so far regaled fans with the backstories of Kargath Bladefist and Grommash Hellscream in the lead up to Warlords of Draenor's launch. So who's up next? If you guessed "an Orc," you're right: It's Durotan, Warchief of the Frostwolf clan, the kinder, gentler Orc. Enjoy the full clip below. Continue reading World of Warcraft features its next Lord of War: Durotan
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World of Warcraft features its next Lord of War: Durotan originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:00:00...
Filed under: Fantasy, Galleries, Screenshots, Classes, Events (In-Game), Game Mechanics, Patches, Previews, News Items, PvE, Free-to-Play, Humor, Neverwinter
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Perfect World Entertainment has just announced a new in-game Tyranny of Dragons-themed event for Neverwinter: the Siege of Neverwinter. Apparently, Justin was right not to trust those dragons. Those guys are always up to no good, trying to kick your favorite fantasy city in the knees. Are you going to take that? Are you? No. I didn't think so.
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Filed under: Betas, Fantasy, Business Models, Events (Real-World), New Titles, News Items, ArcheAge, Sandbox
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Rush the gates and roll those toons because you gotta get the best hardcore farmland, am I right? ArcheAge's head start is now live for founders. Trion says that the servers are up and ready for the influx of players. Your server choices are...
North America: Aranzeb, Naima, Kyrios, Ollo, Tahyang, Salphira Europe: Shatigon, Kyprosa, Eanna, Dahuta​
There is no wipe planned for the head start, so this is the real deal. You can still nab a founders pack on the official site for $49.99-$149.99, depending on your tier. All three come with the four-day patron head start access.
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ArcheAge's head start is now live for founders originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:00:00...
Filed under: Betas, Sci-Fi, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Races, Sandbox, Star Citizen, Buy-to-Play
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Before I get too deep into this news post, I'd like to take a moment to thank Cloud Imperium for releasing Star Citizen's racing module on ArcheAge's launch day. Now that that's out of my system, let's see here. Arena Commander 0.9 is officially patchable right now. It brings with it the Murray Cup racing simulator, co-op play, leaderboards, and "too many bug fixes to list," according to CIG's announcement post. [Thanks Oliver!]
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You can race your Star Citizen spaceship today originally...