MMORPG
WEEKLY
NEWSLETTER
Issue 504
September 6th, 2015
According to several members of the Pathfinder Online community who participated in a special event via Mumble chat, Paizo is retaking control of Pathfinder Online and that the Goblinworks office has been closed. Additionally, listeners report that Ryan Dancey has been let go and that Lisa Stevens is now the CEO. All but three employees of Goblinworks have been released as well and the remaining personnel are being retrained.
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Artcraft Entertainment has started the first round of Crowfall pre-alpha testing with a select number of backers included and a thousand more to be invited over the next several weeks. Players will get a chance to check out the PvP game game mode called The Hunger Dome.
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During PAX Prime 2015, ArenaNet announced that not only is Guild Wars 2 (the base game) becoming free to play, not only is Heart of Thorns launching on October 23rd, but raids, legendary armor, and more are coming as part of the end-game experience in Heart of Thorns. We chatted with Colin Johanson and Mike O'Brien after the presentation to go deeper into all things HoT.
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Blizzard Senior Game Designer Jonathan LeCraft is on hand at this weekend's DragonCon and conducted a special World of Warcraft: Legion panel that saw a few nuggets of information revealed that had not been heard before.
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The chompacabra is out of the bag: WildStar will be going free-to-play on September 29. After announcing the switch back in May this year, and introducing a closed beta in August, Carbine Studios feels that the changes are almost ready for prime time. One further round of testing remains, starting today, before Nexus is opened to the masses.
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Gigantic is a Fantasy competitive team action MMO in the vein of SMITE or other MOBAs, but with a heavy emphasis on RPG aspects, strategy, and an over-the-shoulder third-person view. Developed by Motiga games out of Seattle, Gigantic is a team action game where heroes battle alongside a massive guardian in a fight for supremacy. A mystical bond connects you and four teammates to your guardian, a magical behemoth too powerful for a single mortal to defeat. Protect your guardian as your team charges across the battlefield, then see it crush your enemies underfoot.
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