Happy Friday, everyone. To celebrate the end of the work/school week, the beginning of the coveted weekend (Hallowe'en weekend, no less!), I give you the MMORPG.com quiz! This week, what with the announcement coming earlier in the week that Champions Online is going F2P in the New Year, I've decided to give you a quiz based on some of the titles that have gone over to F2P. So please, find below some trivia questions about some of the games that have made the big F2P leap.
Q: Back in 2007-2008 when Champions Online was still in development, it was working under a much different title. What was it?
Champions Online was, at one point in its development, known as Marvel Universe Online, an MMORPG based on the popular line of comic books. When Microsoft pulled the plug on the popular IP, Cryptic Studios picked up the pieces and developed a game based on the Role-playing game series Champions, rather than the well-established comic book franchise.
Q: In an effort to appease some of their players, what did Turbine introduce as a reward for players for reaching level 10 with a character in Lord of the Rings Online?
Lord of the Rings Online has a unique PvP option known as PvMP, or Player vs. Monster Player. This allows players who have surpassed level 10 to create a monster character for PvP play. The monster starts at 65th level and, while only able to participate in PvMP and not PvE, still has the opportunity for advancement through the gaining of 'Rank'.
Q: With Everquest II: Extended a very new reality, we feel justified in including ol' EQII on this quiz. Only 4 of the 19 races and 8 of the 24 classes are available without purchase in Everquest II: Extended. Name the races and classes available for the freebies.
- Races: Human, Erudite, Barbarian, Half-Elf
- Classes: Swashbuckler, Brigand, Wizard, Warlock, Guardian, Berserker, Templar, Inquisitor
Q: In the Delera's Tomb quests in Dungeons & Dragons Online, someone of note serves as the all-knowing DM. Who is it?
The late, great, Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, provided his voice as the Dungeon Master on Delera's Tomb. Gygax passed away on March 4th, 2008. After his passing, the good folks at Turbine erected a monument to him in-game. It should be noted that Dave Arneson, Gygax's co-creator, also provides voice work as a Dungeon Master in the game. And hey, if you liked Gary's work in DDO, be sure to check out the second season Futurama episode Anthology of Interest I, in which Gary voices himself.
Q: Mythic was not the first developer on board for the now “Never Ending trial” offering Warhammer Online (Not strictly F2P, but the never-ending trial is pretty close and hey, it’s a quiz for fun). Yes, Mythic took over the license in 2005, but Games Workshop had the license out with another company. Who was it?
Climax Online originally held the license, but Games Workshop cancelled the production in June of 2004 when they had determined that the costs to complete the game would simply be too high. Climax never actually stopped working on the game, however, until late in 2004 when they finally announced that they could not re-obtain the license.
So thus ends our walk through Quiz Park for this week. Be sure to join us next week as our ventures take us through Quiz Square, for a little fishing in the Quiz Pond.