After 887 words that had nothing to do with anything I realized I had once again drifted too far off course! As tempted as I was to send in a bunch of unrelated short rants about blenders and Cthulhu just to test the fine editors of MMORPG.com, I clicked the trash icon and started over.
Read more of Timothy Eisenzimmer's Camelot Unchained: Get Some Class.
Trion Worlds has announced that the latest Rift update, Into the Wilds, is ready to launch today. To celebrate the update that includes the new Primalist and an all-new location to explore, the team has sent out a trailer and revealed some nice gifts for players.
Now through October 30, the first character you log in with will receive an epic Wilds Celebration Pack.
The Wilds Celebration Pack includes:
- Seafoam Crabnarok Mount
- Ascended Gift (Ascended Seal): Scales in power (tuned for the Calling of the character who claims it) up to level 60.
- Shalistiri Weapon Costume Pack: Contains the Shalistiri Greatbow, Shalistiri Greatstaff, Shalistiri Greatsword, and Shalistiri Longblade
- Trove of Boosts (with 1 of each 160% Boost)
- Overcompensating Crystallized Insight: Grants 1 million Planar Attunement XP
- Plus, from October 10 – October 16, you’ll find a brand new Primal Celebration Gift waiting to be claimed in the RIFT store every day of the week. Each day offers a different reward, so be sure to check daily – and remember: these rewards are limited to one per account!
The Primal Celebration Gift Calendar of Rewards includes:
- October 10, 2015: 160% Transcendent Experience Vial
- October 11, 2015: Artifact Hunter’s Bundle, with 1 of each of the following:
- Artifact Hunter’s Tracking Vial
- Unstable Artifact Hunter’s Tracking Vial
- Twisted Artifact Hunter’s Tracking Vial
- Burning Artifact Hunter’s Tracking Vial
- Poison Artifact Hunter’s Tracking Vial
- Nightmare Artifact Hunter’s Tracking Vial
- October 12, 2015: Shal Korva Medallion: Grants 3,000 Shal Korva notoriety
- October 13, 2015: Planetouched Pinata. Drop it on the ground, blow it up, and 10 random lucky players in the area get a Jolt Supply Crate full of loot!
- October 14, 2015: Krill Pet
- October 15, 2015: Dance Partner (Bahmi Female Celebrant)
- October 16, 2015: Dance Partner (Bahmi Male Celebrant)
Read more on the Rift forum.
UPDATE: The bug preventing non-Russian players from logging in has been tracked down and squashed. The community team is reporting that players should no long have issues on log in.
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.
Sword Coast Legends, due out at the end of this month, sports a lot of the creatures from Dungeons and Dragons' illustrious history. But, unlike most RPGs, you can actually play as these monsters should you decide to take on the role of Dungeon Master, in our third of a series today we're pulling back the veil on the Duergar and the Drow... two races you'll face deep in the Underdark of the Sword Coast.
Read more of our exclusive developer diary, Sword Coast Legends Monster Journal - The Druegar and the Drow.
If you've got questions for Adam on Romero's Aftermath, this is an event you won't want to miss!
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The latest video to come out of Obsidian Entertainment, the Allods Team and My.com features a look at Distortions, 10-player elite battles against ancient battle-hardened invaders. To access a Distortion, Pantheons will need to gain access to a Distortion Analyzer to summon and defeat a beast from the Storan Temple. Check out the video to see just how these epic battles go down.
Distortions are Pantheon exclusive activities that pit 10 players against ancient battle-hardened invaders which have been locked away for sometimes centuries. After a Pantheon acquires a Distortion Analyzer, they are capable of searching for Distortions across Aelion. Upon finding a suitable Distortion and accepting the challenge, Flavius will transport this dangerous beast to the abandoned Storan Temple, a secluded location perfect for the task at hand. It is here where a Pantheon’s maximum potential is put to the test in order to prove their might and lay these creatures to rest once and for all. Even the strongest Pantheon’s require significant coordination amongst themselves if they want to leave victorious from these trials.
Find out more after viewing the video by visiting the Skyforge site.
The fifth in a series of Fallout 4 videos has arrived that will give players the lowdown on Intelligence, that attribute that makes anyone a wunderkind. This latest video follows the earlier ones on Strength, Endurance, Perception and Charisma. Check it out!
Gloria Victis offers various ways to make a living: earning the reputation as an undefeated duelist or a famous crafting master, being an experienced warrior fighting in countless battles or a trader who always have something precious in store. But whichever path you choose, your life will be concentrated around various settlements. Let's take a look at the structures building and development system, implemented in the latest Gloria Victis update.
Read more of our exclusive developer diary, Gloria Victis: Build Up Your Nation's Power!
Neocore Games is letting its fans know that Van Helsing: The Final Cut is delayed for the second time with no clear release date projected. Citing the need for more polish and that a well-tuned product should please both fans and developers as the need for the delay, the letter indicates that the playable version of the Final Cut should arrive "soon".
In all seriousness, the development is not in danger. But it’s not stellar either. We have been looking at the game, and we feel it’s getting close to ready. But that still doesn’t seem enough to us.
Final Cut should not only please the developers, but the fans as well.
In a way the Resistance is right: to be perfectly satisfied with the product, we need the feedback of our players.
So with this the unexpected, but necessary delay, we’re announcing a short period of Closed Beta. You should really sign up, if you think you can make a difference. It will matter to us, to the game, to the players who expect Final Cut to be as great as we envisioned it.
Read the full letter and sign up for closed beta testing on the Neocore-Van Helsing site.
Reddit user 'Aetheree' has created a bunch of really awesome panoramic views of World of Warcraft locations in Draenor and throughout Azeroth. Each one gives a different take on familiar locations in ways we've never seen before. Check out a few of these below and then head to Aetheree's Imgur locations (here, here and here) to see even more.
There are very few quotes from cinematic trailers that really stick with players. One of the biggest ones is “You are not prepared” from the Burning Crusade opening cinematic. But Zenimax has released a trailer for the upcoming Orsinium DLC and “Welcome to my war” may become one of those infamous quotes. It got me hooked and interested in the expansion even more so than I was before I heard it shouted.
Read more of Ryan Getchell's Elder Scrolls Online - A First Look at Orsinium.
You’ll forgive the on-the-nose title of this review, hopefully. See, Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below is quite simply a mashup of both Dynasty Warriors and the Dragon Quest series. Like Hyrule Heroes on the Wii U, Dragon Quest Heroes is a PS4 exclusive single-player Action RPG that takes popular characters from the venerable Dragon Quest franchise and slaps them together in an all new tale.
Read more of Bill Murphy's Dragon Quest Heroes Review - Dynasty Warriors Meets Blue Slime.
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:
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