Trending Games | Elder Scrolls Online | WildStar | Guild Wars 2 | World of Warcraft

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,736,377 Users Online:0
Games:713  Posts:6,174,191

Show Blog

Link to this blogs RSS feed

Zentia Developer Blog

Thoughts from ChangYou's Zentia Dev. Team about F2P gaming, and living life in the game industry including happenings, experiences, and all other things gamer. To find out more info about Zentia,check out: http://z.us.changyou.com/

Author: ChangYouZ

Zentia - Videocast and Double XP Weekend!

Posted by ChangYouZ Wednesday November 24 2010 at 5:20PM
Login or Register to rate this blog post!

November Episode of ZTV

The November episode of ZTV is now available for your viewing pleasure! Tune in to learn about the latest events and promotions including special Thanksgiving news -- after watching this you will feel thankful that we spend so much time nerfing each other instead of our players.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZo45wNHFzk

 

                     Super Double XP Weekend!


Get 48 hours of straight double experience this weekend! Starting at noon (PST) on Friday, November 26th and lasting until noon (PST) on Sunday, November 28th, we’re giving everyone on both Zentia servers double experience! This is to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and to make up for last weekend’s double XP malfunction. Grab a Super Dance King Book or Gathering Bag from the Token shop and watch the levels fly by! Enjoy!

 

Keep on gaming,
 
Zentia Community Manager

Zentia - Free Stuff

Posted by ChangYouZ Thursday November 18 2010 at 5:10PM
Login or Register to rate this blog post!
Zentia Retweet event – Free Pigsy Mount!
 
The Zentia Twitter Pigsy Contest is underway! Want to win a Pigsy mount to use in Zentia? All you need to do is simply re-tweet the tweet that is posted on the Zentia Forums, but don't wait too long - there are only 200 codes and the contest ends on November 30th! Winners will be given their code by December 10th via Twitter direct message. In order to receive a direct message, you must be following Zentia on Twitter (Twitter.com/zentiathegame) . For more information head to the Zentia Forums.
 
 
Zentia Video Contest

The Zentia video contest begins Nov 15 and ends on Nov 29th. We are looking for the best Zentia Video created by you. We want you to be creative, funny (just like our NPCs), and exciting while showing off your ideas and talent. Your video can be a montage, a comic strip or voice over …basically, whatever you can think of to impress us and the community. For rules head here.

First prize winner
Receive a full set of TTeSports gaming peripherals
Gaming Mouse (The Black)
Gaming Headphones (The Isurus)
Gaming Mousepad (The Dasher)

 
 
Use UGC, Get Free Tiger Mount
 
From now until January 3rd, 2011, whenever you use an Ultimate Game Card to purchase tokens, you will earn yourself a free Tiger mount! And as if that wasn't incentive enough, you will also be entered in a sweepstakes to win a free Alienware gaming computer or some other awesome prizes. Check it out here: http://www.playspan.com/lp/holiday/
 
 
 
 
Keep on gaming,
 
Zentia Community Manager

Culture Corner #4: Foxes

Posted by ChangYouZ Friday November 5 2010 at 6:18PM
Login or Register to rate this blog post!

 

Welcome to the Culture Corner
 
Welcome back to the Culture Corner with Tao Jones. If you’re new to the Culture Corner, this is a little column that is your guide to the world. It’s great to be a hero, but if you don’t understand what it is you’re trying to save, then it’s a little harder to appreciate it. That’s what I’m here for. Each column, I’m going to take a part of Chinese culture in our games and explain it in a little more depth.
 
Why Foxes?
 
Let’s step away from the big questions about how the universe works, what happens to you  when you die, questions that can be answered with 42, that kind of thing. As you run around in the fields of ancient China, drenched in the blood of your enemies and sporting an oversized head, one question might occur to you. Why foxes? That’s a question that I’m sure a number of you are probably wondering about. Why are fox spirits running around practically every zone in the game? Where other fantasy games would use goblins, orcs, or psychotically aggressive fish-men, Zentia instead uses foxes. As you might guess, the answer is that foxes actually have a significant role in Chinese culture and mythology. People familiar with the Japanese kitsune fox spirits might already have some idea, but the Chinese ones, although similar, are different enough that it’s worth reading through
 
The thing to understand about foxes in the game is that these aren’t fox-like beings. They’re actual foxes. As you might remember from the last article, animals are considered to be sentient beings. Foxes are crafty, and believed to live for hundreds of years. Over that time, they can learn how to change shape and disguise themselves as humans. They’re still foxes, but someone who has learned how to do that is called a huli jing (???), or fox spirit, much like how someone who’s earned a PhD is called a doctor.
 
However, as Dr. Scruffles found out the hard way, being called a doctor does not grant a PhD.
 
Why would they do that? Well, go and visit the forums to read more.
 
So what does pursuing immortality have to do with blending in with humans?[B][SIZE="4"]Culture Corner #4: Foxes[/SIZE][/B]
 
[SIZE="3"][B]Welcome to the Culture Corner[/B][/SIZE]
 
Welcome back to the Culture Corner with Tao Jones. If you’re new to the Culture Corner, this is a little column that is your guide to the world. It’s great to be a hero, but if you don’t understand what it is you’re trying to save, then it’s a little harder to appreciate it. That’s what I’m here for. Each column, I’m going to take a part of Chinese culture in our games and explain it in a little more depth.
 
[SIZE="3"][B]Why Foxes?[/B][/SIZE]
 
Let’s step away from the big questions about how the universe works, what happens to you  when you die, questions that can be answered with 42, that kind of thing. As you run around in the fields of ancient China, drenched in the blood of your enemies and sporting an oversized head, one question might occur to you. Why foxes? That’s a question that I’m sure a number of you are probably wondering about. Why are fox spirits running around practically every zone in the game? Where other fantasy games would use goblins, orcs, or psychotically aggressive fish-men, Zentia instead uses foxes. As you might guess, the answer is that foxes actually have a significant role in Chinese culture and mythology. People familiar with the Japanese kitsune fox spirits might already have some idea, but the Chinese ones, although similar, are different enough that it’s worth reading through
 
The thing to understand about foxes in the game is that these aren’t fox-like beings. They’re actual foxes. As you might remember from the last article, animals are considered to be sentient beings. Foxes are crafty, and believed to live for hundreds of years. Over that time, they can learn how to change shape and disguise themselves as humans. They’re still foxes, but someone who has learned how to do that is called a [i]huli jing[/i] (???), or fox spirit, much like how someone who’s earned a PhD is called a doctor.
 
[center][IMG]http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/7050/cc0401foxcub.jpg[/IMG]
[i]However, as Dr. Scruffles found out the hard way, being called a doctor does not grant a PhD.[/i][/center]
 
Why would they do that? Well, the obvious reason is to blend in with humans, but that raises more questions. The reason usually depicted in Chinese pop culture and mythology is the same reason anyone does anything in Zentia: Immortality. Like the very first Culture Corner article said, there are a number of paths to becoming an immortal, and not very many of them involve safeguards to ensure that only good people become immortals. Becoming an immortal comes with a lot of perks, and it’s not just humans that try to go down that path. 
 
So what does pursuing immortality have to do with blending in with humans?

Which Hero Are You? - Get Your Beginner Pack

Posted by ChangYouZ Friday November 5 2010 at 11:38AM
Login or Register to rate this blog post!

Zentia Hero Quiz – Earn a Beginner’s Pack

Are you the heroic Guardian, ready to leap into action? Or perhaps you are the sly and clever Trickster, wielding wit as your weapon of choice. Well, now you can know for sure! Take the Zentia Hero Quiz and find out which hero you are. As a little extra bonus, if you enter your email while taking the quiz, you will receive a Zentia Beginners Pack in the mail! Head here to take the quiz on Facebook and don't forget to share it with friends! The quiz closes Nov 13, 2010 which is when prizes will be handed out.

Beginner's Pack includes : Bamboo Horse, 12 slot bag, and PvP Protection Lock

 

Special Offers