There’s been some controversy on various social media and MMO fan communities over Trion Worlds’ implementation of ArcheAge’s F2P cash shop and Patron subscription model. In an effort to clear up some misunderstandings, let’s review all the items available for purchase with real money in the shop. Keep in mind that currently 150 credits seem to be equivalent to one real world US dollar, according to the Founders Pack shop page (7500 credits, $50 value). This list will not cover the loyalty items, which are bought with loyalty tokens earned by logging in daily.
Read more of Mark Wilhelm's ArcheAge: The Cash Shop Review.
ArenaNet has announced that the Dragon's Reach Part 1 update has been deployed across all Guild Wars 2 servers. In this latest extension to the Living Story, players are faced with a growing threat to the world in the form of Elder Dragon Mordremoth.
- Log in today to unlock free, permanent access to the story of The Dragon’s Reach: Part 1! Once you’ve completed the episode, you’ll be able to replay it through the new Story Journal feature and push yourself to complete ultra-challenging achievements.
Reap Your Rewards
- In addition to continued access to Dry Top rewards like Ambrite and Zephyrite Lockpicks, this episode brings more brand-new rewards! Begin construction of a new back item which will grow and change as your adventures continue in Episodes 3 and 4, and search through Buried Locked Chests for a chance at one of three new Kites! The Ventari Follower, Prosperity Mine, and Crystal Shard Kite toys will grant you increased movement speed while carrying them.
Check out the Guild Wars 2 site for more information.
En Masse Entertainment has announced the deployment of a large update to its third person shooter, Zombies, Monsters, Robots. Called the "Mummy Doom" patch, the new content includes six new maps, new guns, new gear, and a new PvP system where players kill and collect diamonds from opponents.
En Masse Entertainment, a player driven publisher focused on delivering great games and exceptional service,today announced the launch of the Mummy See Mummy Doom update for Zombies Monsters Robots (ZMR). In ZMR, some enemies don’t just invade our dimension – they overwrite it. With the Mummy See Mummy Doom update, whole cities in China and Egypt have been overtaken and transformed into nightmarish versions of ancient worlds, teeming with hordes of undead horrors.
Read more on the Zombies, Monsters, Robots site.
MMORPG.com is pleased to present our second round of Archeage beta keys! These keys are for the all new "Setting Sail" beta event that will run from July 29th 10AM PDT through August 4th 10AM PDT, 2014. These keys won't last long so get yours now while supplies last!
Jagex has announced that Twitch is now fully integrated with RuneScape and will allow players to seamlessly integrate streaming capabilities. To celebrate the announcement, the team also revealed a frightening new spider boss, Araxxor.
“Live streaming in gaming is huge and Twitch has become the de facto channel for watching other players in RuneScape,” said Neil McClarty, marketing director of RuneScape. “RuneScape is already one of the top most watched games on Twitch. Our hope is that this integration to Twitch will take our streaming to the next level and remove all barriers to players wanting to stream their gaming, but never knew how to. Launching alongside Araxxor, our most challenging boss monster ever, I cannot wait to watch all our players trying to get their first kill!”
Read more on the RuneScape site.
MMORPG.com is very pleased to present this exclusive sweepstakes event! We have partnered with Blizzard Entertainment to give away 900 beta access keys for the new World of Warcraft expansion: Warlords of Draenor! This event will run from today (July 28) through August 1 @ 9PM EDT.
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This week we enter the first wing of the Curse of Naxxramas Hearthstone adventure and peak at the updated female Tauren model. We also take a quick look at Rehgar, the newest hero to be added to Blizzard's upcoming MOBA.
Read more of Reza Lackey's All Things Warcraft: Naxxramas Arrives, New Tauren & Rehgar in Hot.
Bill Murphy's recent article on ArcheAge's major flaw – that it focuses too much on themepark questing when there's so much more to the game – echoes sentiments I had about the game during my time in alpha. The first comment, from DMKano, raises the perfectly valid point that MMO players have grown so accustomed to seeing “!” over NPCs' heads that there's no other way to “steer” players, especially new players through the early – and some would say “all” – parts of the game.
Read more of Jason Winter's Guild Wars 2: Can GW2 Serve as the Template for the Future of MMOs?
MMORPG.com has been given 5,000 key codes for 7 days of free access to Wildstar! These codes will allow you to play free for a max character experience up to level 20 and path experience up to level 10. Get your key now while supplies last!
The Mako, both loved and hated by fans of the series, will be present in Mass Effect 4. The vehicle opens up possibilities for open travel across the universe, much as it did in the first title. At last weekend's San Diego Comic Con, the Mass Effect team was on hand to share a bit of concept art, though new details about ME4 were scarce.
Along with the details outlined below, there were a few other details resulting from Comic Con's Mass Effect panel. BioWare confirmed the player character will be human and not one of the many races featured in the game's universe and it's possible the game could occur during Shepard's lifetime. BioWare has confirmed previously, however, that the new Mass Effect will have no connection to Shepard.
Source: Game Informer
With hundreds and maybe even thousands of MMOs on the market, it’s extremely difficult to be competitive and stay profitable. With the move towards free-to-play structures, the genre has seen a revival as of late for many games that would have otherwise been shut down.
Read more of David Jagneaux's The List: 5 MMOs That Did Not Deserve to Die.
August 9th marks the SMITE North American Pro League Kick Off LAN with the top four teams from the 10-week qualifier season. The competition happens in Atlanta at the Cobb Energy Center Ballroom.
Team Dignitas, Snipe, COGnitive Gaming and COGnitive Red are already guaranteed a spot in teh Pro League Tournament regardless of how they do in the Kick Off, but they'll want to come out on top because the winner walks away with $50,000. It would also position them well for participation in the SMITE World Championships.
Check out the SMITE World Championship Reveal Trailer down below.
GTArcade is hosting it's third LOA cross-server tournament from July 24 to July 28. Technical issues forced a one-day delay and servers S340 S344 S348 S356 S352 S360 S364 S268 S372 S376 are unable to participate--further, these new servers can't enter the Cross-Server until July 29th: S379 S383 S387 S391 and the European servers.
Those who can participate will enjoy PvP in resource tycoon and team tournament events in hopes of winning angels Polly and Alecta. Descriptions of the events follow.
Resource Tycoon: players fight for resources hidden in mine shafts, trying to collect the most before the timer runs out. Winners receive Polly and her special "Shower of Flowers."
Team Tournament: players will compete for the most kills and whoever wins gets Alecta and her ever-useful "Holy Rage" spell.
For more information, visit the League of Angels website.
The Lucky Strike event is back in newly-released Knights Fable and that means cool new stuff to win. Among these new prizes are stone bags, gem packs, stardust, silver, and best of all, Jester Cat - a cute cat demon with a thing for dark magic including his signature spell, "Doom."
To spin the wheel, get your hands on some vouchers--these can be earned or bought and VIP players even have a bonus wheel if they want to give that a whirl.
For more information about events or to play Knights Fable, visit the game's official website.
Lot’s of new information regarding the feature film Warcraft has come to light this weekend from Comic-Con in San Diego and I just couldn’t hold off on saving it for the next All Things Warcraft column - so here’s a special edition featuring the latest on the film. To arms!
Read more of Reza Lackey's The Warcraft Movie - What We Learned from Comic Con
Upcoming free-to-play, fantasy action MMO Rainbow Saga detailed its plans for cute/weird instances which include normal difficulty instance The Pineapple Outpost, where players will search for a lost princess and confront a Giant Pineapple boss. Players interested in more of a challenge can also visit heroic instance, Goblin Cave where players level 30 and higher will navigate venom-dripping walls and poison pools before taking down the magical Great Goblin.
For more information about Rainbow Saga, visit the game's Facebook page.
CD PROJEKT RED is inviting cosplayers the chance to win $1,000, custom Witcher jewelry and a trip with Team RED to show their stuff at game industry events around the world. In addition to Team RED, the jurors for the competition are professional cosplayers Eve Beauregard, Nadya Sonika, LeeAnna VAMP and Shappi.
“Without a doubt, The Witcher has always had the most talented community out there. Each month you guys send us tons of great fan art, musical tracks, fanfics and stuff so amazing that we sometimes decide to hang it on the walls here in the studio. The time has come to give you a chance to create something really amazing and get rewarded for your hard work,” said Marcin Momot, Community Manager, CD PROJEKT RED.
The competition starts July 24th and ends October 30th so cosplayers--start those sewing machines!
For more information about the competition, visit CD PROJECT RED'S official website.
Destiny beta testers are reminded that playing on Saturday, July 26th will net them a special in-game badge as a reminder of their participation in the event and in the beta.
@Tharizdun2012 The Return if the Destiny Beta will feature special events, permanent rewards, and some other surprises.— Bungie (@Bungie) July 22, 2014
Head on into the game tomorrow!
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Twitch viewer, Dulfy, has screen capped several images out of todays Guild Wars 2 Ready Up Live Stream via Twitch.tv. The pictures reveal new PvP armors and brand new skins that will be arriving in game very soon.
Check out the sample below and the rest at the site linked above and then let us know what you think!