En Masse Entertainment has announced that the new TERA starter zone called The Lost Isle will be live in the game beginning Tuesday, October 13th. The Lost Isle will replace the current starter zone called Island of Dawn. The new location offers players a more accelerated path to level 11, according to the developer blog on the TERA site.
In addition, the update will bring several other new additions:
GameNet community managers have taken to the Russian Black Desert Online forums to let users know that the team is aware of an issue where international players are unable to log into the game. The team is aware of the issue and has said that IP blocks are not in place and that the technical team is working to solve the issue.
The most recent GameNet post by [CM]xRiply says, "Friends, currently we have issues with logging in. The technical specialists are looking for the cause of these difficulties. We will announce it when the solution is made."
The free-to-play open beta for BDO launched earlier this week in Russia.
We'll keep you posted as the story develops.
The Life is Feudal team has posted the latest update notes that include significant improvements to the stability of world creation and hosting, most notably in the creation of these localized versions of the game. In addition, the player-to-player barter system is now in place and skill progression making attaining level 30 and 60 fast, getting to level 90 normal and "insanely hard" progression to level 100 of any skill.
You can read the full details of the latest update on the Life is Feudal Steam page.
Thanks to Saxx0n for the tip!
MMORPG.com has partnered with Fifth Season to give away 100 Credits (good for 100 days of game time) for its sci-fi strategy web game, AD2460, to ten lucky winners.
Entering for your chance to win is simple: just post in the comments below telling us what interests you about the game or what your favorite feature is. We'll accept entries through Friday, October 9 and announce winners on Monday, October 12.
Please ensure you only make a single entry. Users found to have submitted multiple entries will be disqualified.
The Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with a new blog to detail some of the big changes coming to the crafting system when the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion goes live later this month.
The team indicated three main goals to make crafting more viable throughout the game:
- Balance the Crafting skills so that the benefits of all Crafting skills are relatively equal
- Improve the quality of Crafted items so that Crafting is a valid method to gear yourself
- Ease the barrier of entry making Crafting easier to understand for our newer players
To accomplish each of these goals, several key areas have been addressed: general crew skill changes; crafting skill changes; elder game crafting; and harvesting and mission skill changes.
Along with alterations in each of these systems, a long list of materials are being removed from the game. On the launch of KotFE, these materials will automatically change to the new equivalent material within a player's inventory or bank. As an example, the team wrote, "Plasteel is being removed from the game. If you have 100 Plasteel when Fallen Empire launches, it will turn into 100 Plastoid."
You can read the full post about crafting changes on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site.
Fans of flying dinos will be happy to hear that Quetzalcoatlus has soared into ARK: Survival Evolved. Quetz can carry supplies across vast distances. To celebrate the announcement of the new denizen in the bestiary, you can check out the trailer below.
Known to his friends simply as “Quetz” this gigantic creature can safely carry vast amounts of supplies, creatures and ARK survivors from one base to another. Current players can update their game then scour the skies to locate the rare Quetz flying among the clouds.
Webzen has sent out the first trailer for Asta, it's forthcoming MMO inspired by Asian mythology and said to bring back some of the most loved features of classic games.
ASTA brings back some of the great features found in the most beloved classic MMO's, such as customizable attributes and talent trees and combines them with a modern fantasy setting inspired by Asian myths and legends. Choose between multiple races and classes of two different factions, and discover a wide variety of unique costumes, mounts, and pets.
In addition to the trailer, Webzen announced that applications are being accepted for the forthcoming closed beta which can be accessed by anyone with a Webzen account. Simply sign in and check the "Join Beta".
Find out more on the Asta site.
When Rixx Javix joined The Tuskers, he had finally fulfilled one of his biggest dreams within EVE. Nestled into the low security system of Hevrice, The Tuskers were one of the biggest players in EVE's expansive world of pirates. But unlike much of EVE, which to many remains just a game, The Tuskers take themselves seriously. Very seriously. They are the best of the best, and they make sure that everyone knows it.
Read more of Steven Messner's Chronicles of New Eden: Stay Frosty.
Daybreak Game Company has a new Executive Creative Director in Jens Andersen. Andersen had most recently been in charge of DC Universe Online but now takes on additional responsibility for H1Z1, PlanetSide 2, EverQuest Next, and a new unannounced title.
We've reached out to the Daybreak team to chat with Jens and we'll keep you posted.
Source: Email press release
Today, Paul “LockSixTime” Nadin stops making videos and streaming for a brief moment to get a bit personal and talk about a recent move, and the idea that our own world may be the best MMO of all someday.
Read more of Paul Nadin's Ingress - A Truly Virtual World.
Guild strongholds are going to play a major part in Crowfall, but what happens when nobody's home with everyone offline? In the latest ACE Q&A, Todd Coleman and Thomas Blair tackle this community question among others. See what they had to say and leave us your thoughts.
Today, we’re continuing our look at the monsters of Sword Coast Legends, due out later this month. There are a whole host of baddies you’ll be playing against as heroes, and as when you’re the Dungeon Master. Today, we’re shining a light on the Gelatinous Cube and the Wererat!
Read more of our exclusive developer diary, Sword Coast Legends - Monster Journals: Gelatinous Cube & Wererat Revealed.
The latest god to join the SMITE pantheon has arrived in the form of Sol, Goddess of the Sun. Hi-Rez has put together a new trailer to give a bit of Sol's legend in mythology as well as a great look at the skills and abilities that she brings to bear in SMITE.
Sol gains Heat as she uses abilities and hits with basic attacks. She gains +1% Magical Power and +1% Attack Speed for every 3% Heat. At 100% Heat, Sol's basic attacks gain +50% Damage. Heat decreases over time.
Check out the video below and then head to the SMITE site to read more on the Developer's Insights page.
inXile has sent out a terrific new game play video for Wasteland 2: Director's Cut, a brand new edition of the game that features improved graphics and game play enhancements. The video features tips and tricks for surviving in the Wasteland from none other than inXile's CEO Brian Fargo. Check it out and leave us your thoughts in the comments.
CD Projekt Red has released the official launch trailer for The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone expansion ready to hit live service on Tuesday, October 13th. The sets the stage for the 10+ hours of exploration in and around No Man's Land and Oxenfurt in an effort to finally bring down Olgierd von Everec. See what you think!
The Neverwinter blog has been updated with a detailed look the Underdark, including detailed maps of the entire location and some new information about the denizens in the home of the Drow and other less...pleasant inhabitants.
Yet many races claim the Underdark as their own. The dark elves known as the drow have carved out an empire for themselves here, their city of Menzoberranzan being the birthplace of the renegade drow hero, Drizzt Do’Urden. Other races including beholders, derro, duergar, dwarves, mind flayers, kuo-toa, and svirfneblin have also carved out niches on this realm, claiming the riches of the Underdark for themselves.Conflict between them is frequent, based on territory disputes, slave raids, resource battles, and simple xenophobic purges of the other races.
Check out the entire preview of the Underdark on the Neverwinter site.
Midway through an already funded Kickstarter we interviewed IronOak Games to find out just what an “Online Roguelike Tabletop RPG” was. Read on to find out what they had to say about that string of buzzwords and what interesting rewards they are throwing at their Kickstarter backers.
Read more of Rob Lashley's For the King: IronOak Games' New Roguelike.
ESTsoft has announced that the Ruins of the Gods update to Cabal 2 will be going live on October 14th. Ruins of the Gods is designed specifically for players of level 40+ and features the Gray Canyon zone. Journeying through Gray Canyon will offer players the opportunity to level from 40-45 through three brand new dungeons complete with quests and gear drops. According to ESTsoft, these dungeons offer the most challenging game content to date.
Check out the world premier trailer for Cabal 2: Ruins of the Gods.
Webzen has announced that the first round of closed beta testing will begin on Tuesday, October 13th Players can sign up for the beta simply by using or signing up for a Webzen account, heading to the ELOA page and ticking the box to join the beta.
Those joining up will be able to take part in the week-long test with progress and characters being wiped at its conclusion.
Find out more about the test and get registered on the Elite Lord of Alliance (ELOA) site.
MMORPG.com has been given special gift keys that will give players an exclusive "Camo Outfit" to wear in Triad Wars - the all new open world crime game! Get your free gift key now!