IGG has posted a guide to help Myth War II players between the levels of 1 and 20 find the right places to go to level up.
Myth War II, the new sequel to the classic MMORPG from IGG, continues the tradition of excellent play and an exciting community of players. Myth War II mainly contains 5 regions consisting of Sky Passage, Woodlingor, Blython, Desert City, and Demon Square. Today the Myth War II team is going to talk about where level 1 to 20 players should level up.
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GameTribe has announced details of the latest content update for Dream of Mirror Online, which includes the addition of platinum weapons and a new level map called the Dragon's Den.
Gametribe.com, the premier destination for Free-to-Play games today announced the details for its latest content update for Dream of Mirror Online (DOMO).
Platinum Weapons make their first appearance in-game through the shops’ new Goodie Bag, these upgradable weapons level alongside your character and give you stronger attack powers. This Goodie Bag is only available for a limited time so you’ll need to be quick to be in with a chance of collecting one of these incredible weapons.
Also in the update comes a huge brand new level map, the much anticipated Dragons Den, and with it 2 amazing new quests and colossal bosses along with some great vanity items for the shop.
The new update will be available to players after the weekly Wednesday maintenance window.
DOMO is a Free-to-Play social MMORPG based on ancient Chinese mythology. Join with thousands of other gamers in an amazing anime-inspired world where you can socialize, form friendships, craft and master a variety of jobs, all within the underlying quest of trying to solve the riddles of the ancient myth of the Kunlun Mirror.
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The folks at World of Kung Fu have announced that the final upgrade for the game will arrive on August 1st, marking that day the official release date of WoKF.
[Shanghai, China, July 22, 2008] Starting today, World of Kung Fu players will be able to explore a dramatically enhanced and expanded virtual world. The popular 3D martial arts game is based on the arts and mythology of ancient China. The new version is the last in a series of upgrades leading to the official launch of the game on August 1st. A new server has been added to handle the increase in traffic.
The most noticeable new feature is the addition of 8 new maps including the new country of Qinchuan, its capital city Jingchuan, a huge, accurate replica of the Forbidden City (populated by dragons), a Dragon Maze, a large Hot Spring area, Qigong Temple, and more. The new maps expand the game’s playable area by about 25%.
Many quests have been added, as well as a new treasure hunting system. The new “Divine” weapons class has been activated. Ferocious enemies like the Tang Serpent and the Mojia Warriors will make their appearance. In addition, the level cap has been raised to allow players to achieve level 80.
“The new features and additions to gameplay as well as numerous ‘under the hood’ technical enhancements really add polish to World of Kung Fu, and that is being reflected in the numbers of new registered users we see signing up every day”, says David Clarke, the game’s Producer.
A great deal of play balancing combined with technical enhancements such as improved integration with Windows Vista and other versions of the Windows operating system will make it easier for new players to get involved with the game. The addition of a new server will also make the game more accessible to many people.
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The folks at EverQuest II have posted a comprehensive list of slash commands that are available in the game.
EverQuest II has a number of commands and personalization options that can make every player's experience unique and in some ways tailored specifically to their liking. One way of doing this is with Slash Commands.
Slash Commands (a term for commands or actions that start with a forward slash: / ) is a broad category of optional commands that includes shortcuts, actions/emotes, keyboard commands, settings and more.
We have compiled a list of several of the Slash Commands you can use in EverQuest II below. Please note: some of these commands might be somewhat complex and are best used by experienced players or with the assistance of experienced players, so use them according to your own comfort level.
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IGG has published information about the latest patch for Wonderland Online.
IGG has released the latest update patch for Wonderland Online. The latest Wonderland Online patch was released on July 22nd and includes the following updates:
- The Aries and Cancer servers had 1 more server branch each added. The new server branches are a different color to other existing branches.
- Mall item descriptions are more detailed.
- Some bugs have been fixed.
In addition, the official game download has been updated to make it more user-friendly and concise. New players can click 'Free Download' to use the official download tool when downloading the game. The latest client patch is now available and we have added more ways to download the game, for your convenience.
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Funcom has announced that the first part of the Age of Conan Buddy key program is now operational, allowing those who purchased a Collector’s Edition to invite their friends to seven days of game time.
We have now opened the first part of the Buddy key program for Age of Conan! Everybody who has purchased a Collector’s Edition can now invite up to five friends, who can try the game for seven days without purchasing a retail box.
The invitation process is easy. You need to log-in to your account pages (https://register.ageofconan.com), and choose “Buddy program”. Follow the on-screen instructions, and then write a personal message to your friends if you so desire.
We recommend that you lend your install DVDs to your buddy to get him or her ready to play as fast as possible. Alternatively your buddy will be offered a $2,99/€2,99 client download with 3 additional days of playtime to cover the download time.
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The folks from Turbine have been kind enough to provide us with these five new screenshots of the Moria prelude quests that appear in the upcoming Book 14 update to the popular game, Lord of the Rings Online.
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The folks over at CCP have started a series of stories chronicling the attitudes of faction citizens and the leaders of each of the four faction heads at the onset of factional warfare with the launch of the Empyrean Age expansion. The latest edition spotlights Jamyl Sarum, Empress of the Amarr Empire.
Jetek, sleepless, walked down the empty corridor and headed for the stars on the ship.
Every space vessel had a viewing platform somewhere in its design, its purpose varying from celebration to contemplation. On some it might be a great hall, decorated and warm and beset with equipment to watch the stars. On other, smaller ships, it could be as little as a room with a window and an information vidscreen beside it, where you could call up all human knowledge on the
This chamber was somewhere in between. It was round, had only one entrance, and its few metal chairs glinted a muted gold in the faint lights from the high ceiling. The walls held Amarrian religious icons, forms and images, but most of these were partly covered by the recently hung banners of House Sarum. Aside from the metal chairs the main type of furniture, spread mostly over the center and far end of the room, was small backless benches, soft and upholstered with a purple, suedelike material. The entire far end of the room was overtaken by a curved wall of transparent polycarb glass, and through its unbreakable wall lay open space, infinite and constant. Vast nebulas the sizes of small kingdoms dominated the view.
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At E3, MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh dropped by the studios of Nexon America, the makers of MapleStory, to talk about that game's success and the most recent content update.
Founded in 2005, Nexon America’s first launched title was the very popular MapleStory, which is recognized as the most successful Korean MMORPG to be ported to the US market. MapleStory boasts 72+ million users worldwide and in the US alone, it gained over 2 million registered users in the first year. MapleStory is a free to play game that monetizes by micro-transactions. You can buy consumables as well as cosmetic items and one of the most popular items in their item mall is a 2x XP card. Yes, some people just love that leveling treadmill!
Nexon America is in Los Angeles, and they were kind enough to invite me to meet with them at their studio. I first met with Nexon America’s Director of Games Operations, Min Kim at the Ion Conference where he was on a panel moderated by Jason Wonacott titled: Creating a Global Marketplace for MMOGs: Can East and West Really Play Together? MapleStory is THE game that made Western game developers take a second look at a business model other than the monthly subscription. With some one on one time during E3, I was able to ask the question I’ve always wanted to ask. Why is the game called MapleStory? Both Min and Product Coordinator, Sheloman Byrd had different stories.
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The folks at Fallen Earth have granted fans a glimpse of some of the vehicles that will be available in their upcoming post apocalyptic MMORPG.
In Fallen Earth, a vehicle can mean the difference between being run down by a pack of mutant dogs and actually surviving your cargo run to Trader’s Flat. In the wastelands, a vehicle isn’t just a convenience; it can be a fortress on wheels, a place to store your gear, and the fastest way out of danger. But in the wastes there is one thing a vehicle never is: cheap.
Each vehicle model has its own abilities, including fuel efficiency, type of fuel used, armor plating, cargo capacity, hit points, and weaponry. Some vehicles run on cheap and plentiful biodiesel, while other high performance vehicles require highly refined gasoline. No one vehicle does everything well, so players will have to decide what vehicles are best for them. Do you want a Tornado for its high hit points and cargo capacity, ignoring its poor fuel efficiency? Or a Wasteland Rider motorcycle, trading off cargo capacity for speed and fuel efficiency?
Players can own up to five vehicles, but may only have one in use at a time. While not in use, vehicles are stored in garages found outside many of the towns in the Grand Canyon Province. Vehicles have persistent locations, so if you leave your dune buggy in the middle of nowhere and log off it will still be out there when you log back on (likewise if you run out of fuel you’ll have to walk back to town to get more). Players can pay money to have their vehicles towed to a garage, but doing so is not cheap.
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Flying Lab Software takes a detailed look at the new ships that will be added with the 1.6 update for Pirates of the Burning Sea, including four new never before seen ships.
We feel like weve addressed most of the crucial skill issues with the changes in the recent builds, so weve been looking at addressing high-end ship issues. As always, everything contained here is subject to change. If theres something specific that you feel should change, then try it out on testbed and give targeted feedback!
One of the big changes in 1.6 comes in the form of 11 new ships. By now, youve probably already seen the announcements for the Archelon,
Cyclone (Test Ship), Dauntless, Mastercraft Couronne, Mastercraft van Hoorn, Monarch, and Treason. We announced these ships through an experimental process that involved the Boarding Party getting to preview the ships before they became public. Keep your eyes open for an upcoming community devlog that talks about the process in more detail.
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Blizzard has posted a Wrath of the Lich King talent calculator, which helps players explore the talent changes that are coming to WoW with the next expansion.
Are you curious about the changes and additions in store for class talents in Wrath of the Lich King? The new interactive talent trees for every class are now live on our talent calculators. Please note that all talent information is not yet finalized, and is subject to significant change during the testing process.
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NCsoft has announced that Deployment 10.6 is now on the Public Test Server, bringing with it a drastic increase to prices for Grey Market Vendor items.
The main change in this iteration is the 500% increase in prices for Grey Market Vendor items. We understand that this is a significant increase, however we felt that through testing and player feedback, the items were too inexpensive relative to their power.
Weapons have the ability to alter game balance drastically, so the weapon prices were increased, but items purchased at Control Point vendors are the same price. We also noticed that player's rate of prestige gain was higher than expected and wanted to ensure that crafted items would still have an edge over NPC purchased items. We will continue to evaluate Grey Market Vendor prices as we add more prestige based items for purchase.
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The folks at Wurm Online have announced that they have added a new server for their unique sandbox MMO.
Welcome to the lands of Mol Rehan.
Wurm Online has launched a brand new world; an unspoilt, untouched land of vast mountains and lakes ready for new and experienced players of this unique game. A new land is just that. There are no plans, no roads, no maps, no towns, villages, no people and no story. This is a wild place of forests, lakes, seas, mountains and surprises!
The first of the explorers arrive at Alchemist’s Bay, just a small group gathered round the Town Token. This is a town indeed, but one without any structure or form; just guards, a guide and a few helpful people, and a whole wagon load of promise. Trees must be felled, shovels put to work, mines open, and perhaps a harbour built on the steep shores to welcome those that sail from other lands. For sail in they must, and out from the waves, from the mists and storms of the great oceans of Wurm, row boats, small sailing vessels, graceful ships, in they come to this land, their faces drawn with hope and dreams as they gaze at the mountains dominating the horizon.
What happens next is in the hands of the players. Will they stop to help build Alchemists Bay? Or will they simply buy a deed and head out into the unexplored country? On Wurm, nothing is set in stone; it is all down to the players.
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The folks at The Chronicles of Speallborn have started a new series of features that will create a timeline for lore from the game. Today, we present Part Two: Death's Dream (Year 0 - 500).
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Shards: The Shards are remnant pieces of the Ancestor World floating within the Deadspell Storm. They usually shield their interior habitat (oppidan and levee) from outside influences with a gigantic carapace (consisting out of an inner and an outer carapace) stretching over it. Shards should not be confused with Fragments, which might be as large but lack a carapace. Nor should they be confused with Raftyards, which are considerably smaller, also lack a carapace and are man-made.
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IGG has announced details of several sporting themed events that will be held in Tales of Pirates.
The Tales of Pirates team held a Sporting Competition which includes a Regatta, Relay Races, a Marathon and more. They also prepared tons of gold and mystical rewards for these events. Pirates had a wonderful time during the Sporting Competition.
Event I: Regatta
The Vast Ocean is filled with pirates and danger but also innumerable treasures. This regatta aims to test pirate’s abilities in fighting and survival. Rumor has it that there are tons of treasures hidden at the end of the match. If players want to become a rich pirate and if players enjoy sailing, then here is a golden opportunity to prove themselves.
Event II: Relay Race
The Relay race is a good event to test speed and teamwork. Only the swiftest and most cooperative team can win the match. Let’s start from the beginning and finish running the whole course with strong minds and perfect teamwork. Players will gain awards from the GM for each part of the course you complete. If player finish running the whole course, he/she will also gain mystical awards.
Event III: Marathon
The Marathon is one of the most grueling races ever. It’s said that it originated from the story of a Greek hero who returned to Athens to report a victory with a torch in his hand. In this event players can learn more about the story.
Event IV: Dreams Come True
The summer vacation sporting competition will offer players the opportunity to make your dream come true. If player can find the hidden GM, one of your dreams will come true.
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Frogster has provided beta and release information about their line of games, including The Chronicles of Spellborn, Runes of Magic, Stone Age 2 Bounty Bay Online and more.
Frogster goes into the second half of the year with a wide-ranging MMOG portfolio. The concentrated five-game package consists of Runes of Magic, The Chronicles of Spellborn, StoneAge 2, Kickster and an Add-on for Bounty Bay Online.
The fantasy MMORPG Runes of Magic, will enter closed beta in September and features a soundtrack by the prestigious sound studio Dynamedion. Two months later the Berlin publisher will go straight into open beta,with plans to release English and German versions of the game by the end of the year. Beta pre-registrations have already started on the official website at: www.runesofmagic.com . Soon, Frogster will invite community members and guilds into the alpha.
Frogster's autumn is complemented by The Chronicles of Spellborn, which just last week passed performance and stress tests very successfully in an essential development milestone. After integrating the final content and performing the last balancing and polishing, Frogster will release the long awaited fantasy online role playing game this year as planned. For Spellborn the beta-registration has already started as well at: www.spellborn.com.
The newly announced MMOG, StoneAge 2, will enter closed beta in August. The launch of the free-2-play game is also planned for autumn (beta registration is at: www.stoneage2.com). In addition to its MMOG line-up, Frogster will introduce the details of Kickster next week in detail. The trendy free-2-play soccer community game will also launch in autumn. Finally, a large-scale add-on for the Pirate-themed MMOG, Bounty Bay Online, is also in production.
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MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh was at the recent E3. While there, she spoke with Henrique Olifiers, Head of Games Content at Jagex. Jagex is the company behind the quiet hit MMORPG, Runescape.
Runescape. Everyone's heard of Runescape. Or at least, everyone who reads about the business side of the gaming industry. Runescape boasts six million registered players and one million paying subscribers. An MMOG with one of the largest player bases. So what exactly is Runescape? Not much has been written about it here on mmorpg.com since 2004. So I spoke with Henrique Olifiers, Head of Games Content at Jagex to get a quick run down of the game and where it is going.
The original Runescape launched in 2001 was little more than a 2-D interface for a MUD (Multi-User Dungeons) game. Remember those text based MUD games? The precursors to MMORPGs? Maybe not. Not if you are under 35. What this basically means is that Runescape is story and quest heavy. It is a high fantasy world populated by knights, wizards and dragons. It is not fast paced by any means, but the underlying storyline is quite involved and important. Several gods in this world are striving for supremacy and your actions in game can tilt the scale towards any of them.
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