Join the Landmark team today via the game's official Twitch.tv channel to check out the latest happenings from the beta as well as view player creations in game. The broadcast is scheduled for 4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST today!
Colette “Dexella” Murphy (Community Manager) and Omeed Dariani (Senior Brand Manager) discuss the latest information regarding Closed Beta and share some all new player-created content. Be sure to log in to the Twitch TV chat room to ask questions and talk with the team during the show.
Join the Landmark Twitch channel at the appointed hour!
We recently caught up with PlanetSide 2's Matt Higby at PAX East to discuss SOE's plans for the game this year. From Hossin to the Outfit captured bases, there's a lot coming to PS2 over the next few months. Read on!
Read more of Michael Bitton's PlanetSide 2: Looking Ahead with Higby at PAX East.
UPDATE: Ultima Online is also now a candidate for Steam's Greenlight campaign. Find out more on the Ultima Online Steam Greenlight page.
The Dark Age of Camelot team has officially announced that it has started a Steam Greenlight campaign in order to bring the title to the gaming platform. Fans are invited to head to the Greenlight page to vote.
Live the Legend!
King Arthur is dead and with him the force that held three Realms in an uneasy peace. Now the defenders of Albion, Midgard, and Hibernia are locked in a mortal struggle to defend their sacred relics and preserve their homelands. Band together with fellow champions of your Realm from over 40 classes and more than 20 races. Witness wondrous magic clashing with deadly siege weaponry as raiding parties cross frontier battlefields strewn with the bodies of fallen warriors. As heroes, they return with captured treasures and the insignia of victory. Join our community of passionate players and Live the Legend of Camelot.
Head to the Dark Age of Camelot Steam Greenlight page to vote.
Thanks to eagle-eyed MMORPG.com user, Nadia, we now know that Hearthstone is available for iPad in the United States and in other countries where it was not yet available worldwide. Previously, Hearthstone was only available in select countries. The US version of the game can be downloaded from iTunes.
Perfect World Entertainment has announced that the next expansion to Forsaken World, Blood Harvest, will include a new class and a level cap increase to 90. Players will also see two new skills added to each class and a new zone in which to adventure.
Additional new content includes two new skills for all existing classes, new gear tiers, and an onslaught of new instances, events, and bosses. The general player experience is seeing a major overhaul as well, with new training camps for players above level 60, increased quest rewards for quests under level 70, optimization of leveling overall, and a streamlined Soul Power system, enabling players to reach high-level play faster than ever.
"Between the Reapers and the new level cap, returning players will find a ton to experience with this latest expansion," said Perfect World Entertainment Product Manager, Justin Scoggins. "We’ve made some major optimization changes for players of all levels and it’s now easier than ever to make headway into the far reaches of Eyrda, and the frosty new region of Freedom Islands.”
Find out more about Blood Harvest on the Forsaken World site.
Snail Games has released a new trailer that shows off the forthcoming weather effects and dynamic events that will be incoming to Age of Wushu with the Tempest of Strife expansion. The expansion is set to go live later this spring. Check out the video and let us know what you think!
If you need a reason to get immersed in Age of Wushu: Tempest of Strife, here it is! With a resounding desire for making the martial arts world more realistic, we will introduce dynamic weather effects. Snowfall, rain and sandstorms will affect the landscape, buildings, mobs and player characters. Actually it’s more than that. Different weather conditions will also trigger a variety of mysterious events.
Elsword players have a new dungeon to explore that is not-so secret any more. The Temple of Trials is part of the massive overhaul of the Secret Dungeon system for players level 60 and above.
The new Secret Dungeon update has a new, easier way to enter. Like all new Secret Dungeons, to enter Temple of Trials all Hamel dungeons must be completed on the “Very Hard” difficulty level. Then, players must slay monsters and complete dungeons to acquire the “Luto’s Secret Key” item. Once players have these keys, they will be able to enter the Secret Dungeon. Secret Dungeons will be available in two difficulty levels “Normal” and “Hell.” The “Hell” difficulty will require two of Luto’s Secret Keys to enter.
For the veteran Elsword players that traverse Secret Dungeons to gather Bethbites: there’s no more need to scramble collecting scads of the different types of Bethbite pieces. Now, there is only one type of Bethbite piece to attain, and you can earn Bethbites by completing quests! Exchange Bethbites with Luto to craft and trade. The old outdated Bethbite pieces can be traded in as well.
Find out more on the Elsword site.
Trion World’s Defiance continues to entice players with more DLC content, coming fast and furious since the studio reconfigured the live team last year. The fifth addition, Arktech Revolution, launched yesterday. We got the chance to talk with Trick Dempsey, Creative Lead on the game, about some of the boosts players will be getting as well as more upcoming content. Defiance has lots of plans and with season two of the show coming up, and Trick was happy to tell us where things are going.
Read more of Garrett Fuller's Defiance: Arktech Revolution is a Revelation.
WildStar's in full push mode as we head towards launch in June. You see, while our team spoke to the developers at PAX East, we've also arranged for an exclusive interview with game composer Jeff Kurtenacker. This Friday, at 3pm Eastern time (12pm PT), join us on http://www.mmorpg.com/streams.cfm as we stream an interview with WildStar's maestro while he takes us on a magical musical tour of his creations from within the beta itself. We'll be discussing his career and the process for how he composes the themes that make up one of the richest video game soundtracks you may ever hear. If there's time after the main session, we might even take some questions from the chat, so come join us!
(Image courtesy of ScowlingCassian)
Be sure to watch the stream LIVE RIGHT HERE!
End Game, those two little words can spark major debates. What exactly constitute as “End Game” content? Is End Game content in a MMO raiding, clearing high tier level content, receive epic items as a reward? Or is it just added quest and story arcs that progress the overall game timeline? Perhaps it is Tri-Realm PvP content. Whatever you consider to be End Game, the Elder Scrolls Online has it.
Read more of Ryan Getchell's Elder Scrolls Online: Adventure Zones as End Game.
The latest World of Tanks patch will launch on Thursday. Called "New Frontiers", the v9.0 update brings a new game mode, enhanced graphics in all battle arenas, new graphics for tanks and in-game objects as well as new hi-def models for ten popular tanks.
In New Frontiers, the American M4 Sherman, Soviet T-54, and German Tiger I are among the first ten iconic tanks to be revamped with high definition models and textures. New physics functions including blow-off turrets upon explosion of the ammo rack, and realistic suspension behavior in the HD models, create a more realistic environment allowing players to delve deeper into tank battles.
The new Historical Battles game mode pits enemies against each other in some of World War II’s most legendary tank encounters. Tankers will command historically-outfitted vehicles and relive three of history’s iconic battles: Operation Spring Awakening, the Battle of Kursk, and the Ardennes Breakthrough.
Read more on the World of Tanks site.
At PAX East this past weekend, Carbine Studios unveiled more information about the much-anticipated PVP feature known as Warplots. Lead PVP Designer Jen Gordy took us through an overview of how the system would work and showed us some of the customization options available for the plots. She called it a teamcentric system, 40 on 40 PVP featuring fortresses that are prepared for battle whilst aloft and then plopped down hard onto the ground to duke it out with an opposing Warplot.
Read more of Jean Prior's WildStar: More About WarPlots.
The launch day for CasinoRPG has officially arrived after a year long beta. CasinoRPG blends several game types including role-playing, tycoon and city-building with casino games. Players use winnings to build their empires.
Thousands of social casino games exist today, but they all have one thing in common - you can't do anything with your winnings. CasinoRPG changes this by creating a massive world around these casino games. Players start as janitors at a casino (all casinos in the game are owned by other players), and through jobs, missions and gambling, one can eventually work their way up to buy a plot of land and build their own casinos.
CasinoRPG has been under development for over two years, most recently completing a successful Kickstarter campaign and closed beta testing in 2013. Open beta testing has been progressing since September of last year, with over 17,000 players actively participating. During this span, all of the artwork in the game has been completely revamped, hundreds of new features added and thousands of bugs squashed.
Find out more about CasinoRPG.
MMORPG.com has been given some special gift codes for players taking part in the Monkey King Online beta test! Each gift key will give you HP and MP orbs, vouchers and more! Get your key now while supplies last...
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To celebrate the first expansion for Eldevin we have partnered with Hunted Cow to give players a limited-edition gift of epic proportions! Get free XP boosters and more!
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Trion Worlds has announced that the fifth DLC for Defiance has officially launched. Called "Arktech Revolution", the new content brings a ton of new features to free players including an increased EGO rating cap, EGO rating progression, expert co-op maps, dynamic event scaling and much more. Subscribers will also receive a Chimera Arktech Kit, access to daily Chimera contracts and more.
- Expert Co-Op Maps: Team up with your fellow ark hunters to tackle new expert versions of all co-op maps featuring the new enemy difficulty tiers! Defeating these challenging instances will not only reward you boasting rights but also new special tokens that can be spent to purchase legendary weapons and mods directly from certain vendors.
- Dynamic Event Scaling: Events will now dynamically adjust their difficulty based on the players participating in or joining them. Low EGO rating players will be able to stand in fights with these high-level foes by means of a special temporary buff.
Read the full patch notes on the Defiance site.
A new blog entry has been posted on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site that details some of the forthcoming changes to PvP Season 2 that will arrive with the v2.7.1 patch. Among other things, daily and weekly PvP quests will give players incentives to queue up for otherworldly domination and a shorter, more brutal season will come into play.
This also means two things: with shorter seasons this also means that we won’t have new tiers of gear for each season and that rewards will be coming much sooner. Shorter seasons means not as many rewards per season. In Season 1 we had five tiers of rewards and in Season 2 we are going to have three tiers but we still endeavor to create rewards you are excited about. We are interested in hearing about what rewards PvPers value for future Seasons so please share your desires for rewards in this thread.
In addition to these rewards we feel that we should do something for the best of the best in both Ranked modes! Starting at the end of Season 2, the top three characters of each Advanced Class in Group and Solo will be given a unique reward. That means that the top 96 players in the world will get something to show off their elite status!
Read more on the Star Wars: The Old Republic site.
The Super Hero Squad Online team is ready to unleash a series of anniversary events as the family-friendly MMO turns three years old. The fully-featured MMO features a whopping 144 Marvel characters and has implemented some massive changes over the past year sure to please each of the seven million registrants.
To celebrate the three-year anniversary, Marvel Super Hero Squad Online will be having a series of events and content releases:
- New characters including Spider-Ham, Captain America Stealth, Falcon EXO-7, and Winter Solider
- New World Event Heroes including Armored Spider-Man, Arctic Iron Man, and Mystique
- Hero Every Day Sale featuring a different hero on sale every day in April
- Facebook Free Hero Give away for the month of April
- 20% Off Subscription Sale
- Birthday Card Contest with winners announced on April 15!
Find out more on the Marvel Super Hero Squad Online site.
The first major update for DOFUS is now live and is packed with several new features. The update is the first in the game's celebratory tenth anniversary. Features include dimensional travel, treasure hunting, and monster wave mode.
The Divine Dimensions, the theme of the year
Divine Dimensions are the new theme of the year, shared by both DOFUS and WAKFU: they’ll be at the heart of upcoming updates.
Originally, Divine Dimensions were private spaces, reserved to gods and some of their most deserving followers. But now, every adventurer of the World of Twelve can access them. For this to happen, they will need to follow the clues to find the portal leading to a divine dimension. But… in DOFUS, the location of the portal changes regularly!
These areas offer players a real challenge, thanks to dungeons that use the new monster wave system; to combat modifiers (a buff and a debuff are applied to each fight within the dimension) and to other survival constraints.
Read more on the DOFUS site.