EuroGamer has an interesting interview with Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of the Witcher books. In the early 2000s Sapkowski made a deal with CD Projekt RED's co-founder Marcin Iwinski. The company could use his world and characters, but should write a completely original story. Sapkowski was offered a portion of profits from any games created from his IP, including the latest The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Gwent, which he turned down in favor of an immediate cash flow.
After 21 years the Battle.net name has been retired and will now be known just as Blizzard launcher. Battle.net was originally developed and released as a communications platform for co-op mode of original Diablo on 1996. Since then it evolved into a launcher for all Blizzard games, including World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch.
Our friends at MMOZG.net recently conducted a lengthy interview with Mark Jacobs to discuss some of the design philosophy and fundamental principles behind Camelot Unchained. They have graciously translated it for us to print here.
After a long string of offenses against roleplaying community by a player named Kimochi, a Black Desert Online GM took matters into his own hands. GM Rothaaz contacted the player in question to discuss his behavior. Rather than outright ban him, the GM suggested a way "redeem" himself through a 501-word Roleplay essay focused on the story of Kimochi.
The latest Rift producer's letter has been published on the official site. The discussion begins with a recitation of some of the best things that have happened to the game in the past re months including technical improvements. The letter then goes on to dissect some of the challenges encountered with v4.0, how those challenges will be met and what the future holds for Trion's MMO.
The latest Shroud of the Avatar newsletter has been published that goes into some detail about the creation of a pair of new areas and the updated Kas Ruin. In addition, the Vile Weapons of the Obsidian Cabalists are shown in a collection of new videos. Lastly a number of community events are detailed.
Patch 3.56 is almost here -- and so the end of Heavensward is in sight. The patch, which will go live on Tuesday March 28, brings the 3.0 main scenario to a close.
The City of Titans site has been updated with a first look at the Archetypes that players will be able to choose from. The new page is in the spotlight as well as the structural redesign of the site to provide more information to visitors.
Cloud Pirates has been updated with the Death or Glory patch that brings a new arena, a ladder ranking system and new rewards for that first win of the day. To show off some of the features in action, My.com has released a new trailer.
Put on your jumpin' shoes and get ready for the Guild Wars 2 Super Adventure Festival that is slated to begin on March 30th and run through April 20th. You'll be heading off to save Princess Miya and take on giant amphibians along the way. Oh and don't forget the super adventure death mode, Tribulation.