Lords of the Dead

Lords of the Dead guild message board.

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Luckily, the MMO is not as dead as Blizzard's Project Titan. It seems like it can't be true, right? After seven years of development, reassessing, and waiting... Blizzard is officially canceling Project Titan. As they did with Warcraft Adventures and Starcraft: Ghost, it seems the legendary studio just didn't see the merit in making Titan a reality... at least right now. Polygon broke the story today, and I think I can speak for many when I say it made me really sad. Continue reading...
Filed under: Culture, Opinion, The Daily Grind, Miscellaneous
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As a player who usually chooses a small character, I will once in a while push myself out of my comfort zone and select the biggest slab of avatar beef to play (literally in the case of my World of Warcraft Tauren). When I do venture over to the other side of the size slider, I'm struck by how many downsides there are to being big. For starters, speed normalization means that big characters appear to run very, very slowly (even though they're going just as fast as everyone else). Your character is blocking more of your screen view and is sometimes hated by other characters for blocking theirs. And then there's the lovely fact that larger toons are easier to target in PvP. So do you think giant characters are at a disadvantage? Do they have enough pluses to compensate if so?
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Trove testers will wave goodbye to their current worlds and characters with the closure of the alpha test later tonight. Trove will reopen on Thursday, September 25th in the afternoon in beta form, complete with new worlds and new characters to build. Continue reading...
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Back in April-ish, when I started writing about all things Eternal Crusade, I became, very involved in the Eternal Crusade forums. I realized that the community probably far more knowledgeable on the various topics being discussed, and that it might serve me well as a game-journalist (HAH!), to put together a list of people on the forums who were well-spoken, intelligent, able to converse with others of differing opinion. Continue reading...
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Potential beta testers are invited to head to the LEGO Minifigures Online site and sign up. As a reward for so doing, players will receive a free Tennis Ace Minifigure. Continue reading...
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MMORPG.com has been given beta access keys for the all new MMORPG 'Forsaken Uprising' - a medieval sandbox construction first person game by Digital Homicide. Get your beta key now! Continue reading...
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Slated to begin later this week, Pathfinder Online Early Enrollment players will have to wait a bit longer for the commencement of the first alpha tests. The news was delivered via a short notice on the Pathfinder Online site earlier today. Continue reading...
Filed under: Real-Life, Video, New Titles, News Items, Crime, Miscellaneous, Sandbox
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Are you a fan of Sleeping Dogs who looked at the game and really wanted to start mixing up your other activities with player feuds? That's the idea at the heart of Triad Wars, a new game coming from United Front Games that is and isn't a sequel to the aforementioned game. It's a direct descendant of the mechanics of Sleeping Dogs, but the focus is on taking the role of a leader within the Hong Kong Triads, claiming territory and taking down rivals. The game is set for a PC-exclusive release sometime next year and retains most of the gameplay elements from Sleeping Dogs, from the combat to the driving. As an online game, it's explicitly a game that can change from year to year, with the stated purpose being that nothing is necessarily the same over time. So if you want to drive a car through Hong Kong before setting up an underground gambling ring, keep a close eye on the development here. [Thanks to Celestial for the tip!] Continue...
Filed under: Fantasy, Trailers, Video, News Items, Housing
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MapleStory 2 is not going to make your character live on the streets. Probably not, anyway; the new video on housing makes it appear that space is limited for buying and building a house or a room, but players will have the option of doing either. Yes, there's housing, and the video just past the break shows it off in all its glory, even if the narration will be a bit difficult to follow for the non-Korean-speaking members of our audience. While open-world plots are rather expensive, rooms can also be purchased for characters to use, offering many of the same benefits. Some decorations are purely cosmetic, while others offer a function; the video shows off using a cabinet for storage and a mannequin for quickly changing to a new gear set. There's also the option to quickly teleport back to your home as necessary once you own one. Check out the full video past the break for a clearer picture of the housing setup. Continue reading MapleStory 2 shows off its housing system
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MapleStory 2 shows off its housing...
Filed under: Podcasts, MMO Industry, News Items, Massively Meta, Massively Speaking, Miscellaneous
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