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Issue 233, May 17th, 2010
In the news
This past week, the folks from Bioware revealed the first non-human race available in their upcoming MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Read more here.
New details were beginning to emerge last week from Guild Wars 2 as the game revealed its new "Dynamic Events" system that promises to revolutionize the MMO's approach to content.

Read more here.
The folks at Funcom officially launched the first expansion to Age of Conan on May 11th as Rise of the Godslayer made its way to live status.

Read more here.
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The List

This past week,'s Bill Murphy addressed his list to developers of all kinds as he put together a list of five things that developers should keep in mind in terms of their community when making an MMORPG.

Below, find an excerpt:

...Because at the core of it, the developers are just like us only with grander technical knowledge of the bits and pieces that must fit together. What we bring to the equation is a sometimes brutal, sometimes glorified sense of devotion to any developer that "gets it" and values our input in what really is a service industry. In that line of thinking, and in light of recent hubbub around a few games, here are five things every developer should remember about their fans.

You can read the full article here.
On-Site: Star Wars

With the announcement of one of the non-human races for Bioware's Star Wars: The Old Republic already behind us, the speculation as to what we can expect to follow has already begun. In that spirit,'s Michael Bitton wrote the first of a three part article speculating as to what other surprises may be in store for players in terms of their racial selections.

Below, find an excerpt:

[Recently, we] saw the unveiling of the first playable species to be featured in Star Wars: The Old Republic: the Rattataki. You might be asking yourself, "Rattawhatti?" even if you've seen all the movies and read a few of the Expanded Universe books. The Rattataki are a race of bald-headed alabaster skinned humanoids whose most notable example is Asajj Ventress from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Check out the article here.

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This week's Game of the Week is one that has been slowly gathering a great deal of fan support, even winning a most anticipated MMO nod in one of our competitors' reader's choice awards. That game, is APB.

The anticipation for this game shouldn't really surprise anyone as All Points Bulletin aims to bring a lot of the gameplay elements of games like Grand Theft Auto into the massive multiplayer realm.

Not only that, but I think that this game potentially appeals to the kid inside all of us that grew up playing old fashioned games of cops n robbers with the neighbourhood kids as the game looks to pit law enforcement players against gangs of evil-doers.

The game, which has been pushed back to see a launch in Q3 of this year will no doubt continue to turn more heads as it comes nearer and nearer to its launch date.

Learn more about APB here, or check out our game list here.
The Week that Was
Monday, May 10
What if... Dark Age of Camelot 2

Tuesday, May 11
Trying the Waters: Role-Playing

Wednesday, May 12
Eve Online Survivor Guy Week Six

Thursday, May 13
GW2: Dynamic Events Interview

Friday, May 14
Nine-Tenths of the Law
Did You Know?
The best reporters on MMORPG news are you, our readers. This is why our Newsroom comes equipped with a Tips section (located on the right hand side). Players who provide news tips can earn not only our gratitude, but a new "Tipster" title, should they so desire.
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