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MMORPG.com Newsletter Issue 71, April 9th, 2007
In the News

Lord of the Rings Online began its World Tour last week. Open Beta is available for anyone who wants to explore Middle Earth. Also players can still take advantage of the pre-order system and get in on the Founder's Program. Players who sign up early can transfer their Beta characters over at launch (with a level cap of 15). Also you have the options of choosing a payment system of $9.99 a month or a life time membership for $199.

Read the article here.

Warhammer Online announced that it will be entering the Asian market. In the press release from EA Mythic, the folks at Warhammer plan to launch the game in Korea, Japan, and China. For those who don't know, Asia is a very strong market for MMOs right now. This is a huge step for Warhammer as it seems more companies continue to plan global launches for games.

More on this story here.

Age of Conan announced sign ups for Open Beta last week. Players began signing up quickly for the mature MMO that outlines the world of Conan the Barbarian. Funcom has not announced an official date for Beta to begin, but the game is scheduled for launch on October 30th. It still seems like a lot of players are lining up to enter into the world of Hyboria.

Read the article here.

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Reviews

Dreamlords: Review

Last week, News Editor Garrett Fuller brought us a review of the new MMORPG, Dreamlords. Here is a small sample of what Garrett had to say:

  • When you are not playing the game, you can still manage the resources and armies on the Patria by using the web client.
  • Starting Dreamlords is not very hard. The in game tutorial helps players a lot with game play and using the management system.
  • The game is fun, especially if you are a fan of RTS games.
  • The web interface and game client both can be used to maintain in game information.

You can read the whole review here.

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Game of the Week
Game of the week

This week's Game of the Week is World of Warcraft. This week's Game of the Week is World of Warcraft. With The Burning Crusade still entertaining players, WoW continues to be one of the top MMOs in the world. The astounding subscription numbers, measured in the millions, keep rising and players continue to join the fight in Azeroth. The fact that the game has only been alive and kicking for two years doesn't even seem to have made a dent in the game's popularity.

Whether you love the game or hate the game, the fact remains that World of Warcraft is the single, best recognized name in the MMO world. Not only have several commercials appeared, other popular, mainstream media draw attention to it as well. Let's face it, once South Park dedicates an episode to making fun of you, you've made it.

Learn more about World of Warcraft, here!
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The Week That Was
2 Monday
Tales of Pirates: Interview
3 Tuesday
PotBS: interview
4 Wednesday
Fallen Earth: Interview
5 Thursday
Chronicles of Spellborn
6 Friday
Dreamlords: Review
From the Editor

Spring time means Betas for some of the top games expected this year. If you are tired of playing your regular MMO, perhaps you should start signing up for Betas now. With Lord of the Rings already in Beta and Age of Conan announcing their sign ups this week, now is the time to check things out!

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