To Infinity, And Beyond! With 2013 halfway through, LotD continues to look forward into the second half of 2013 and onward into 2014 with our beta testing the games on the horizon capable of sustaining competitive chapters. Sanjo and Del have compiled the below information, so check out the titles below to get signed up for beta invites and keep in touch with Del, our Testing Coordinator who will also be working to secure guild invites to these betas. MMO's:Wildstar http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/beta/ Synopsis: Finally we reach the last title to keep an eye on in our list, Wildstar. Comprised of ex-World of Warcraft staff, who have been working on this fantasy MMORPG or over four years now. Wildstar features very cartoony and stylized graphics, while maintaining what is claimed to be hardcore gameplay. The game is set in a world of Nexus with elements of both magic and technology. Launch Date: TBD 2013. Elder Scrolls Online https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en/beta Synopsis: Oh boy, this could be a disaster in the making, and probably will be. The Elder Scrolls Online is an upcoming fantasy MMORPG by Zenimax Online, based on the popular series of single-player, open-world RPGs. The game is being headed by the guy who “Ruined Dark Age of Camelot” and will allow players to explore all of Tamriel, not just one location like in previous titles. This particular MMORPG will feature hubless questing, three factions for PvP (just like DAoC) and more. Check out this article, Elder Scrolls Online: What we know so far. The article has all the juicy details on what to expect from this risky project, as there is simply too much to discuss here. Launch Date: Spring 2014 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn https://secure.square-enix.com/enqt...52cd95997d24c511c8294cf46211a60916412bdcf84b8 Synposis: Forget the original FFXIV, this is almost a completely new game. They rebuild the engine, and did away with the madaine things that made the original so horrible. Way more of a traditional MMO (i.e. WoW), and there isn't a whole lot new ideas here. However what is presented is a solid game, with a lot of potential. Yoshi-P the lead developer is a big fan of pvp (played daoc for 6 years), and plans to have features like match making arenas and even 3 way faction pvp. ArcheAge https://www.archeagegame.com/en/ Synopsis: ArcheAge is an upcoming fantasy sandbox MMORPG by Korean developer, XLGames. Headed by Jake Song, also known as the “Godfather of Lineage”, ArcheAge is an ambitious project that is sure to turn the heads of anyone after the ultimate fantasy sandbox MMORPG. Players enter a world that can be shaped and changed by player interaction on a whole new level. Build houses, player villages, farms, castles and more. Terraform the landscape, plant trees and crops, all these things are possible. Launch Date: TBD 2013 Blade and Soul http://us.bladeandsoul.com/en/ Synopsis: Blade & Soul is another MMORPG slated for a 2012 release in October, however we aren’t expecting it for NA/EU audiences until 2013 unless we’re really lucky. B&S is a fantasy martial-arts MMORPG in development by Korean game developer, NCSoft. Featuring an intense and refreshing combat system, players can master different styles of Japanese martial arts. Run along walls, utilize palm wind and feel the very essence of martialism, chivalrousness and loyalty. Bless http://www.neowizgames.com/gstar2012/Bless/ Synopsis: There seems to be a trend here, this one is from another Korean Developer, Neowiz. BLESS is an upcoming fantasy action-MMORPG with a team of over 150 developers, some of which worked on Aion, TERA and Lineage II. Details are still scarce on this title, but so far it does look promising and is a title I will definitely be keeping my eye on, and you should too if you are a bit of an action-nut. Everquest Next: http://maintenance.station.sony.com/eqn-maintenance.html Synopsis: EverQuest Next is an interesting concept, SOE is taking the EverQuest universe and rather than continuing the story they are “re-imagining the EverQuest universe”. The MMORPG won’t be a sequel but will still retain some familiar faces, races and places. This might get a lot of EQ fans giddy, hence why it is included in the list, but to me “re-imagining” just says they were lazy and decided to just re-texture the zones, throw in a new story and call it a new title (aka MW3). Lineage Eternal- Twighlight Resistance http://lineage-eternal.org/ Synopsis: Another renowned title is bring out an odd sequel as well, this time it’s Lineage. The previously expected Lineage III has now turned out to be a sequel to the original Lineage rather than the second. Lineage Eternal will feature the diablo-eque camera view and gameplay with Lineage seige battles and fighting thrown into the mix. Original Lineage fans will have a ball in this MMORPG. Pathfinder Online https://goblinworks.com/ Synopsis: Avid table-top RPG fans may have been the only ones to pick up on this project, which seemingly has been flying under the radar. Currently being developed by Goblinworks and Paizo, Pathfinder Online is set to be a hybrid of both Theme Park MMORPG and Sandbox MMORPG. Also, players will have the choice of either paying a subscription or playing for free with the option of cash shop purchases. The Repopulationhttp://www.therepopulation.com/Synopsis: This is a title that I, amongst many others, have been following closely. Deemed the last hope for Pre-CU SWG fans, this sandbox Sci-Fi MMORPG has a feature list so impressive that players from all backgrounds shouldn’t be able to hold their drool. Players take on the role of a second generation clone who’s job is to re-inhabit the world. Players can join up with one of two factions or seperate from society completely and create their own rogue faction. MOBAS: Dawngate https://www.waystonegames.com/betaSignup/emailCheck Synposis: It's a 2 lane with a huge jungle variant of the popular MOBA genre. Similar to league of legends in a lot of ways, but also different enough to have a look at. The game is faster pace, and lets you assume designated roles with bonuses. Infinite Crisis https://www.infinitecrisis.com/en/beta-application Synposis: You like wearing spendex? In that case this game is for you. It borrows a lot of the traditional MOBA elements from games like League of Legends. In fact I'd go so far as saying it's practically a reskin of league of legends with DC comic characters tacked over it. Still tho, their looking to development for esports from the ground up, so that could be interesting. FPS Games: DayZ http://dayzmod.com/ Synopsis: The world has come to an end as you know it, zombies have taken over the landscape and the game is a dog eats dog world. If you die, you lose everything and get to start over. This game requires a tight knit group capable of shooting their way out of sticky situations and fending off other player's raiding teams. Survarium http://survarium.com/en Synopsis: Survarium is a logical addition to the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe, throwing players into a post-apocalyptic free-to-play MMOFPS. The game is currently being developed by Ukrainian company, Vostok Games. Survarium will throw players into an atmospheric world of a crashed civilization, factions and loners, stalkers and hunters, all surviving in the one sandbox together.