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Filed under: Fantasy, Game Mechanics, Patches, PvP, News Items, PvE, Free-to-Play, Dungeons, Steampunk
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A new feature is coming to Black Gold Online in addition to the main quest-line and normal dungeons that players already enjoy: The Chambers of Greed. These instances chambers, or greed pockets, bring variety to the game by offering challenging side activities that blend PvE and PvP and give another avenue for acquiring new gear by slaying higher level monsters and completing assorted other tasks. Unlike the openness of the over-world, The Greed Chambers have a darker, mysterious ambiance aimed at making players watch their every step. These chambers, which are more challenging that quests of the same level, will have hidden entrances to get inside. Players will need to discover these entrances themselves by getting in close, slaying a gatekeeper, or tripping some other trigger. Peek inside these new instances in the video below. [Source: Snail Games press release]...
Filed under: Betas, Real-Life, Launches, PvP, News Items, PvE, Post-Apocalyptic, MMORPG, Buy-to-Play
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Early adopters are in for a rough ride when the standalone version of DayZ first enters Steam's early access program. According to a post made by Dean "Rocket" Hall on the game's official forums, DayZ's initial limited launch will be "a true-blue alpha." Hall noted that because the team is rebuilding "massive areas of the engine," many of DayZ's core features will not be seen for months.
Buying early will be a recipe for disappointment. It's a chance for those who want to be part of that whole process. For them, the process is as much a part of the game as the whole experience. For many, this is the opposite of what they want. To enable a smooth launch, we're really targeting it at a core audience who want to get deeply involved in a very barebones experience that is a platform for future development.​
In other words, it's an alpha. Dean did not provide a release date, so we'll continue to keep this filed under...
Filed under: Sci-Fi, Events (Real-World), Expansions, Game Mechanics, MMO Industry, PvP, News Items, Free-to-Play, Star Wars: The Old Republic
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If you're curious about Galactic Starfighter but you're not inclined to pay a Star Wars: The Old Republic subscription to access it before 2014, you might want to check out BioWare's Twitch channel on Friday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The announcement post bills the event as "three hours of intense free-flight dogfighting in space," and as a bonus it will be hosted and commented upon by developers.
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BioWare devs streaming SWTOR's Galactic Starfighter on Dec. 6 originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:00:00...
Filed under: Fantasy, EverQuest, EverQuest II, MMO Industry, New Titles, News Items, PvE, Free-to-Play, Promotions, EverQuest Next, Sandbox
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Here's a gift idea for that sandbox MMO nut on your Christmas list: EverQuest Next Landmark Founder's Packs. Well, probably just one Founder's Pack, but you get the idea. SOE has updated its website with pre-order gifting functionality, and the company has also added a wee bit of extra incentive for current players of both EverQuest and EverQuest II. That incentive takes the form of an in-game flag corresponding to your Settler, Explorer, or Trailblazer Founder's Pack purchase. You can either use the flag as a home decoration or "carry it along with you during your adventures in Norrath."...
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Sony Online Entertainment has announced the first anniversary of PlanetSide 2. The team released some fascinating statistics for the past year and that there will be a special first anniversary live stream from now through 6:00 pm PDT (9:00 pm EDT). Continue reading...
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CCP Games has announced that it is reactivating the PLEX For Good program in EVE Online. The proceeds raised through the in-game program will assist the victims of the recent Philippine typhoon. Continue reading...
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Perfect World International will be expanding later this winter. Called "New Horizons", the expansion will feature a new Ascension system, a card trading and battling system, and much, much more. No firm release date has been set but players can expect to get in New Horizons before winter's end. Continue reading...
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What was our Community Manager MikeB's first BlizzCon experience like? Did he wind up with the Con-Plague? Read on to find out! Continue reading...
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Turbine has announced that, after a two day delay, the Lord of the Rings Online expansion, Helm's Deep, has officially launched. To celebrate the announcement, Turbine also has released a brand new trailer. Check it out! Continue reading...
Filed under: Betas, MMO Industry, News Items, Betawatch, Miscellaneous
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So, do you want to play Destiny? Go pre-purchase it and you'll get some definite beta access. It's an old plan, but it's one that works out fairly well for everyone involved. The company gets a nice chunk of purchases and plenty of beta testers, the players get an easy pass into the game. Everybody wins. Aside from the people who buy the game and decide they dislike it after the fact. They sort of lose. Beyond that, the Hearthstone wipe took place, bringing in one more patch and the promise of more open beta testing soon. And, of course, we have the usual list of games in testing just past the break. As always, we strive for accuracy, so let us know if something has opened a cash shop or the like without us catching it. Some games do so like to let those creep in without notice. Continue reading Betawatch: September 28 - October 4, 2013...