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MMORPG.com Newsletter
Issue 140, August 11, 2008
In the news
Last week, Mythic Entertainment finally announced a launch date of September 18th for the much anticipated Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.

Read more here.
Sad news came to Fury fans last week as it was announced that Auran had run out of time to solve their funding problems, and that Fury would be shut down permanently.

Read more here.
Blizzard announced details of their new Recruit-A-Friend program for World of Warcraft last week, which turned out to be one of the week's most talked about stories.

Read more here.
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Featured Article: SWG Correspondent: - Does Crafting Matter?

MMORPG.com Star Wars Galaxies Correspondent Jef Reahard writes this article on crafting and the recent crafting changes that have come with Update 5.

The crafting game within-the-game of Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies was easily the most complex, rewarding, and intricate MMORPG economic system this side of EVE Online, and it was one of the great tragedies of the infamous New Game Enhancements (NGE) that this sublime system of resource management, trade, and customization was nearly blown away in an attempt to appeal to a larger audience. Happily, all is not lost, as the current Star Wars Galaxies development team has been taking baby steps in the general direction of recapturing the magic of the old system, despite runaway server inflation and the misgivings of some players weaned on the simplistic auction house systems of other games.

You can read the full article here.
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On-Site: Contests and Beta Keys

MMORPG.com is pleased to offer free beta keys for Atlantica Online to our community! The closed beta will begin on or near August 7, 2008. We only have 12,000 keys and they will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. So get yours now!

Get your Atlantica Beta Key here.

MMORPG.com has teamed up with IGG to bring you a very special offer for Angels Online. While supplies last MMORPG.com registered members can get a free key that will give you access to in game gifts for Angels Online in the form of a Newbie Pack gift! As a secondary part of this gift IGG will be operating a Leveling Up Contest for people using these keys. MMORPG.com is not operating the secondary contest, which is entirely operated by IGG.

Get all of the details here. Visit our boards today!

This week's Game of the Week honors go to Ncsoft's Dungeon Runners, the free-to-play offering from the MMO publishing giant that many players take part in as much for the humor as for the Diablo-esque gameplay.

Recently, the free-to-play game began offering a retail box that provides players with six months of "membership access" as well as access to the new "Bling Gnome sidekicks" that follow you around and will convert gathered loot directly into gold through an unsavoury but entirely amusing process.

Gnomes that literally crap gold made us chuckle enough on their own to merit the GotW honors.

Learn more about BLANK, here, or check out our game list here.
The Week that Was
Monday, August 4
Stargate Worlds - UI Interview

Tuesday, August 5
Warhammer Online : Age of Reckoning - Capital Cities Interview

Wednesday, August 6
Stargate Worlds - AI Interview

Thursday, August 7
Free Realms - SOE Block Party Look at Free Realms Pt. 1

Friday, August 8
Dungeon Runners - Box Interview
Did You Know?

Did You know that the MMORPG.com Correspondent Program is now in full swing? While were thrilled with the response we've gotten so far, we still have a long way to go before we have at least one correspondent for the more than 200 games currently on our gamelist.

If being a correspondent isn't your cup of tea, don't fret. We also have openings for experienced writers and reviewers.

Learn more about our Correspondent Program here.

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