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Filed under: Betas, Fantasy, Historical, Trailers, Video, Business Models, Game Mechanics, News Items, Free-to-Play, Swordsman
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Perfect World Entertainment has just announced that its martial arts-flavored Swordsman MMO will enter open beta on July 3rd, bringing to an end the closed beta that began on June 17th. Special $60 hero packs were announced yesterday. To coincide with the announcement, Swordsman Product Manager Gabrielle Heiland has narrated a new dev walkthrough video highlighting the game's story, guilds, PvP, and combat mechanics and visuals. Enjoy the vid below! Continue reading Swordsman slashes its way into open beta on July 3rd...
Filed under: Betas, Sci-Fi, Bugs, Game Mechanics, Patches, PvP, News Items, MMOFPS, PlanetSide 2, Sandbox
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PlanetSide 2 players are today logging into the Hossin patch, a major update with a new continent with more than 80 new bases in a new biome. The update includes the first phase of the new continent locking mechanic for territory control and perks for guilds -- sorry, outfits -- including new recruiting, decal, and capturing systems. Creative Director Matt Higby warns, however, that "Hossin is not finished":
If we wanted to "finish" Hossin without sacrificing the quality level we've established, it would probably be 3 months before it was ready to go live - we don't want to wait that long, and we don't think you want to either. [...] Right now about 50% of the bases on Hossin are "done" to the...​
Filed under: Sci-Fi, Culture, Events (Real-World), MMO Industry, Opinion, Star Wars Galaxies, Massively Meta, Miscellaneous, Sandbox, Anniversaries, The Think Tank
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Today marks the 11th anniversary of the launch of Star Wars Galaxies, an MMO whose untimely sunset at the end of 2011 continues to make sandbox fans sigh mournfully. This week, in honor of the anniversary, I asked the Massively writers whether they think we'll ever see another new Star Wars MMORPG (other than those we still have, of course), let alone another epic Star Wars sandbox. It's time to speculate! Continue reading The Think Tank: Happy birthday, Star Wars Galaxies...
Filed under: Fantasy, Patches, Previews, News Items, Consoles, Final Fantasy XIV, Subscription
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Are you ready to go hunting? Final Fantasy XIV is ready to let you. No, you won't get a standard-issue bright orange vest and deer blind, but you will be able to take on a variety of different marks, earn special currency, and possibly eventually pick up a nice orange vest. It could be one of the rewards; you don't know. Players will be tasked with killing a certain number of monsters at varying levels of challenge at both regular and elite difficulties. Regular marks will differ from player to player, but elite marks will be the same for all players and are refreshed once per week. Slaying elite marks provides allied seals and tomestones, with allied seals used to purchase armor, weapons, minions, alexandrite, and sands/oils of time. The preview also contains a hint of a new moogle delivery quest, which should give players of a more pacifist bent something to do even without hunting down creatures across Eorzea....
Filed under: Fantasy, News Items, Guild Wars 2, Promotions, Buy-to-Play
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There's not long to go until Guild Wars 2 starts up its second season of story updates, which you can hear about at length by asking almost any Guild Wars 2 fan. Want to jump in on the ground floor? You can do so at a discount until June 29th. The game is being sold at a 50% discount; that's $25 for the regular edition and $35 for the deluxe edition. Already an owner of the game? Well, then, there's not much for you, except for these two ominous sounds that have appeared on the game's website to forecast what comes next, which is something. But let's face it, if you're a fan you're already looking forward to the next season, you don't need the extra encouragement.
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Guild Wars 2 is half price before Season 2 originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for...
Filed under: Fantasy, Business Models, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Sandbox, Housing, Crowdfunding, Shroud of the Avatar, Buy-to-Play
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Shroud of the Avatar's Release 7 access began this morning. It runs through Sunday, June 29th at 11:00 p.m. EDT. Producer Starr Long has posted a lengthy update that details some of the changes you can expect if you're a backer of the fantasy sandbox. Chief among these are new water lots and water-based buildings, a 3-D overworld map system, player-to-player secure trading, animal reskins and improved animations, and more. Full details as well as a list of known issues and instructions is available at the official SotA website....
Filed under: Betas, Sci-Fi, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, Destiny
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PlayStation Destiny fans have been counting the days until the sci-fantasy shooter's July 17th beta kickoff, while Xbox One and 360 users have heretefore been left wondering when they'll get to play. Now, Bungie says that Microsoft's platform will see the game in 'late July,' and that interested testers will need a beta code obtainable via pre-order as well as an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
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Destiny's Xbox beta starts in 'late July' originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments...
Filed under: Horror, Real-Life, Opinion, The Secret World, Chaos Theory, Buy-to-Play
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Blue Mountain: On the road through The Secret World adventures, this was the zone that would make or break many players. It's the point when you had to really start crafting your decks more carefully and applying synergies. Not all who felt the blow of this particular skill check powered through, making it a barrier to continuing on to Egypt and Transylvania as well as completing the story mission. Well, now there's a new barrier in town: Tokyo. As much as I had looked forward to the Issue #9 content, and as much as I am enjoying the content now that it is here, I have to admit that Tokyo is the granddaddy of barriers. Not only are there barriers to getting to the content, but there are some to enjoying it once you get there too. And any one of them might cause players to give up on Tokyo and The Secret World before experiencing the whole update. So to help folks avoid smashing into any barriers unexpectedly and leaving bruises, let me give you the scoop on what lies ahead....
Filed under: Sci-Fi, Galleries, Screenshots, Patches, Previews, News Items, WildStar, Subscription, Buy-to-Play
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It is the doom that slumbers beneath Nexus. It is dread and loathing. It is a vile plague that both the Dominion and Exiles are desperately striving to purge. It's your new housing decor! Yes, the WildStar fashion police have spoken, and with the game's first major update, covering your home in the tentacles, eyeballs, and various protrusions of the Strain is all the rage this year. Also covering your clothing and mounts, because at that point why not, right? Players will be able to pick up new plugs and decor for houses, new costume items and dyes for their personal equipment, a new hoverboard, and new mount customizations, all of which should make your character look completely Strain-infested. If that's what you want, at least. No word on what functions the new plugs will perform, but we're betting it'll be gross. Take a look at the official drop page for a few...
Filed under: Fantasy, Business Models, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, ArcheAge, Sandbox
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Trion has detailed its plans for Patron status in ArcheAge, which it says takes a queue from the company's experience in converting RIFT to a free-to-play business model. Patron status is basically ArcheAge's premium service tier, though Trion says it isn't required to play and instead "adds to the fun." Patrons will get: o. Bonus online Labor Point regeneration (10 per 5 minutes) o. Offline Labor Point regeneration (5 per 5 minutes) o. Increased maximum Labor Points cap (5000 maximum) o. 10% bonus to all Experience gained through combat or labor usage o. 10% discount on Marketplace purchases o. 5 Loyalty Tokens per day for use in the Loyalty Store (awarded on first login of the day) o. Ability to claim land by placing farms and houses o. Ability to pay in-game taxes on owned property o. Ability to post auctions on the Auction House by default Trion has also announced APEX, an in-game item that grants credits when consumed...