The latest Age of Conan Producer's Letter has been published. In it, Joel Bylos takes a look at what the team has been working on. Most notably, he tells players that the Twelve Portents, world events of which there are currently three live, have been a huge success. Additionally, Bylos touches on the team's efforts to bring rebalancing Tier 4 PvP rewards.
Joel Bylos has penned this month's Producer's Letter. In it, he discusses the addition of Mystery Boxes to the game's item shop. Bylos spends time discussing what these boxes are and are not, in essence assuring players they are not "lockboxes" and contain nothing that can't be earned or found in the game world. In addition, Bylos informs players that Tokyo will be divided into two sections and will be delayed by a few weeks from its original projected release date.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced that some big new features have been added to Dragon's Prophet that give players brand new ways to play the game and ways to find out what dragons await collection throughout the game world.
When RIFT first launched, the idea of going free-to-play seemed like anathema to its design. Former Executive Producer and current Trion Worlds CEO, Scott Hartsman, made it clear that F2P was not something in the cards in the year of its launch. And yet, with the changing tide of the MMO industry, RIFT made the jump and officially dropped its subscription fee last year. MMO fans are again asking the question: How sustainable is free-to-play in the long-term?
Wargaming has announced that fans of World of Tanks and World of WarPlanes can download the games' soundtracks for free. The music can be downloaded from each game's official site or from Google Music.
Jagex, in keeping with the promise to reveal more information, has revealed the first two bots for its forthcoming MOTA (massively online, tactical action game, Transformers Universe. Meltdown on the Autobots site and Duststorm on the Decepticons site are both featured on the TU site.
Recently the Kickstarter campaign for Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen failed to reach their $800,000 goal. Being run by Brad McQuaid, one of the original creators of Everquest many in the community assumed it would easily reach the funding goal. As the 40 day campaign began to wear on, whispers in forums spoke not of what a terrible idea Pantheon was, but that something much more serious was behind the slow growth in funding: Kickstarter fatigue.
In a new developer blog post on the State of Decay site, the team gives some insight into the development of the forthcoming Lifeline expansion. The over-arching theme of the expansion is one that will give players opportunities to explore different perspectives and to find interesting new people in the world.
Carbine Studios will take to the airwaves this Saturday to bring Twitch.tv viewers a chance to get a first hand look at the just-announced WildStar Adventures feature.