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MMORPG.com Newsletter Issue 62, February 5th, 2007
In the News
On January 30th, the work finally came to fruition for the folks working on Sigil’s Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. The game, which has been followed by many players with feedback both positive and negative, includes a vast and seamless world, an innovative Diplomacy system, as well as other features that make it stand out, for better or for worse, in the minds of players.

Read the article here.

On January 31st, the wait was over for many fans of the upcoming MMORPG from EA Mythic, Warhammer Online as they finally announced the last class for the Chaos Army. Chaos Marauders are described as “a great big Viking who’s gone bad! A crab-clawed hulk!”

Get the news here.

Dungeon Runners, the upcoming dungeon romp MMORPG from NCSoft has announced that the Dungeon Runners Membership Package will be made available for $4.99 a month. They remind us that the basic game of Dungeon Runners will always be free, the membership package will give players “good reasons to pay”.

Read the article here.

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From the Editor

A Letter From The Editor

Greetings One and All!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say hello to everyone and to give you all an update on some of the interesting things going on here at MMORPG.com and in the industry as a whole.

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a number of events:

One of those events was the launch party for Sigil’s Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. The event not only served as a launching pad for the new game, but was first and foremost the kickoff to a traveling art exhibit dedicated to the work and life of fantasy artist Keith Parkinson.

Pirates of the Caribbean Online recently held an event of their own in San Francisco. On top of a fencing tournament and a traveling museum, we were also given a peek at the game, which certainly captures the Disney feel. Keep an eye out at MMORPG.com this week for full details.

Speaking of launches and keeping your eyes on MMORPG.com, this week, of February 7th, we will see the launch of the MGame USA title, Scions of Fate. The game has been generating a good deal of buzz in our community, and MMORPG.com recently gave away a number of Beta Keys for the game. You can learn more about it by clicking here.

Cheers,
Jon Wood
Managing Editor, MMORPG.com

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Game/On

This week, MMORPG.com’s Game/On presents an interview from Garrett Fuller and Jon Wood with Lance Robertson, the Producer of EA Mythic’s upcoming Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.

You can listen to the podcast here.


MMORPG.com has teamed up with OGPlanet to bring you an exciting contest where you can enter for a chance to win a nVidia 8800 video card! As secondary prizes we will be awarding members with five $25 Cookie packs and ten $10 Cookie packs ("cookies" are currency in the Albatross18 game world). All you need to enter this contest is a MMORPG.com account, and to submit this registration form!

You can find out more about the contest here.

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Game of the Week

Game of 

the week

Our game of the week this week goes to a game that has, until recently, been rather silent. Pirates of the Caribbean Online stands in the spotlight this week after a successful press event in San Francisco that gave reporters an idea of how this game was coming together.

Set for a launch in the Spring of 2007, Pirates of the Caribbean offers players a chance to pop into the fantastical world of the now-familiar hit movies to create their own legends. While, as an MMORPG, players will not be able to play as characters like Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swan, those familiar faces do make appearances.

As a family-oriented game, some elements (like combat) are slightly different from the MMORPG norm, as Disney attempts to re-create the fun and sense of adventure that fans have come to expect from the first two films.

You can learn more about Pirates of the Caribbeanhere.

More Games

The Week That Was
29 Monday
Age of Conan: Interview
30 Tuesday
Warhammer Online: Preview
31 Wednesday
Ultima Online: Preview
1 Thursday
Community Spotlight: Players vs. Devs
2 Friday
Dreamlords: Interview
Editorials

This week, we published a number of Columns and Editorials for your enjoyment:

On Monday, Dan Fortier brought us another MMOWTF feature: Vapor Where?.

Community Manager Laura Genender wrote a new Community Spotlight: players vs. Devs.

Finally, on Friday, Steve Wilson Gave us a Casual Play column: This notion of Work .

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