OnNet is holding a new special event for their golfing MMORPG Shot Online titled "Grab the Lucky Level." The event is already underway and will go from Jan. 24 - Jan 31, 2005. Other events are also scheduled. You can read the full press release below:
|(Sunnyvale, CA - January 28, 2005) - Players of Shot-Online, a persistent online golfing simulation/RPG, have had several competitive and fun events to enjoy over the last several months. Now, Shot-Online’s newest players can be prize-winners through the latest in-game event, "Grab The Lucky Level", which is currently underway. Grab The Lucky Level is being held between 12:00 AM January 24 and 5:00 AM January 31 (CST). The event will allow 70 fortunate players who are between level 1 and 5 to receive a very special and rare item they cannot acquire even in the game's store, when they pass level 5. |
Shot-Online will have two more major in-game events immediately following "Grab The Lucky Level". The next event permits online golfers playing rounds on the Alfheim course to receive double experience points, for select hours from February 3 to 13. The last event, the Shot-Online Global Championship, will start on February 14 and continue through February 18. Awesome prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd placers in the tournament.
Shot-Online (http://www.shot-online.com) is currently in beta in North America, is an online golfing simulation, featuring fully 3D graphics, motion captured animation, skill enhancement, golfing item purchases and exchanges and quests. Please visit the website for more details about these events.
This just in from the Face of Mankind website;
The time has finally arrived! The first download mirrors for the open beta client have been put up. The servers themselves will be open for open beta testers on Monday.
Duplex Systems welcomes each and every one of you into the universe of the Global Dominion. We hope you will enjoy exploring Face of Mankind as much as we have enjoyed creating it, and that, together, we can make a great game during the coming weeks.
Download the client here.
Tulga Games LLC announced today that it has received approval from the US bankruptcy court and that it has completed the purchase of Horizons from Artifact Entertainment - the original developer of the game. Their official press release is below:
TULGA GAMES LLC, COMPLETES PURCHASE OF ASSETS OF ARTIFACT ENTERTAINMENT
TEMPE, AZ –– 25 January, 2005 –– Tulga Games, LLC announced today that it has completed the purchase of the assets of Artifact Entertainment.
The official site for Auto Assault has added a new area to their "Recon" section. This one introduces the Mutants. Here is a preview:
|"The Change came upon us quietly. Even those that would become the first of The Changed did not yet realize their destiny, the destiny brought to them when the sky rained stars upon the world. The first of us were very much like Man, only the color of our flesh separated us. It was enough. To Man our differences were plagues, The Change was an unfortunate affliction to be cured with their science. To them we were helpless victims. They did not understand The Change, or what it meant for us all. They soon learned the truth, and their folly brought the time of troubles to us all in a Night of Righteous Fire..."|
Want more? Get it here!
In regards to the Emblem design contest, the following was posted via the official website;
|In order to allow extra time for international mailing, we have extended the deadline of the Guild Wars Guild Emblem Contest. The new deadline is February 17th. So artists -- confer with your muses and enter! Find details of the contest here.|
Directly from the official website;
The Matrix Online community site, Data Node One, just published details on the Coder discipline tree.
Read the full article here.
The official website for Paramount has posted up a nice FAQ covering tons of information about the upcoming MMOPRG based on the Star Trek universe. Below is a snippet from the article:
|What is Star Trek Online?|
STO is a persistent world where thousands of players immerse themselves in the life and times of the Federation. You will explore the galaxy, defend against incursions, and pursue the needs of the Federation in space and on planets' surfaces.
Who is making this Game?
Perpetual Entertainment is three year old company created by MMO and networked game veterans with the express purpose of developing ground breaking persistent world games. They've spent the last three years working on genre defining server and graphics technologies for another unique MMO offering still in the works. They're excited to begin expanding their team and begin work on this famous property.
When is the Beta date?
To read it all, click here.
Mythic has just announced that they will be selling a special Dark Age of Camelot calendar which all profits will go to aid tsunami victims. The press release is below:
|MYTHIC ENTERTAINMENT AND "DARK AGE OF CAMELOT" PLAYER COMMUNITY TO AID IN INTERNATIONAL TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORT|
All Profits From Sales of 2005 "Dark Age of Camelot" Fan Art Calendar Will Be Donated to Benefit Victims of the Disaster
FAIRFAX, VA - January 27, 2005 - Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," today announced that they have joined the international tsunami relief coalition. Through March 31st 2005, Mythic will contribute all profits from sales of the 2005 "Dark Age of Camelot" calendar to The American Red Cross’ Tsunami Relief Effort.
"The tsunami in South Asia brought pain and suffering to so many, and we didn't want to sit idly by," said Mark Jacobs, president and CEO of Mythic Entertainment. "Mythic and 'Dark Age of Camelot' have always been about community, and we wanted to provide a way for our players to reach out to those who are in need at this time."
The 2005 "Dark Age of Camelot" calendar features fan artwork created by 2004 contest winners, and can be purchased online for $9.95 at the Mythic Store. Please visit www.mythicstore.com for more details.
It has been over 6 months since we last queried NetDevil about their highly anticipated post-apocalyptic vehicular MMORPG. This time Richard Duffek gets to ask Scott Brown - the Project Lead for Auto Assault a few questions about the state of the game. There is a lot of great information in here, including 5 exclusive screens! Here is a snippet:
To read the full interview, click here!
The official Matrix Online site has posted a FAQ on the mission system in their game:
Open your missions panel and talk to the controller. If you want to go through a different controller go to the contacts section of the panel and choose another controller.
You can find the entire FAQ here.
Scott Hartsman, EQ2's new senior producer has posted a letter on the EQ2Players site:
|New Beginnings: A Time of Change
It's a great time for EverQuest II. The game is continuing to grow at an amazing pace as we strive to always provide a stable, reliable, and fun-filled gameplay experience for the hundreds of thousands of EverQuest II players.
Read the entire letter here.
We have just received word from ArenaNet that they will be pushing back the scheduled Beta Weekend Event for February. Originally planned for the weekend of 2/4/05 - it will now be on 2/18/05 starting at 12:01AM PST.
The reason they are doing this is to add something totally fresh to the event. They will be unveiling the new region of "Tyria". So what's cool about this new area? You get to see Ascalon as it existed before it was decimated by the Charr. You get to learn more about the backgrounds of characters who will play important roles in the storyline. And the region is very free-form, with a lot to explore and a large number of quests in which to participate. In this region, the player has the option to race forward quickly to get to the main story, or to stay and linger, making friends with villagers and discovering lots of hidden content. We're excited about this new region and can't wait for everyone to see it!
NOTE: This will not have any effect on the drawing date of our latest Guild Wars contest. We will still draw the round 1 winners on Feb 1, 2005 @ 9PMEST.
In related news, due to the popularity of the official Guild Wars Emblem Contest - they will be extending the closing date of this contest to Feb 17, 2005. The winners will now be announced by March 4, 2005.
Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment announced today that they have launched "Data Node One" - the official community website for The Matrix Online. They have issued the following statement:
|Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is pleased to announce the launch of Data Node One, the official The Matrix Online Community website. Data Node One will provide the very latest in news, features, and game information for The Matrix Online, the Massively Multiplayer Online Game launching this spring. Before the launch of The Matrix Online, Data Node One will focus primarily on the internal and beta testing communities by providing extensive coverage of player - organized events, player organizations, and exclusive interviews with the development team. |
"The Matrix Online community has really taken on a life of its own that is quite different from any other MMO out there. As covered in The Official Magazine of The Matrix Online (launched this month by DC Comics), the community has been distinguishing itself by putting on Duel Tournaments, Fashion Shows, and even player DJ'd after hours parties at nightclubs in the game." said William Westwater, Director of Online Development, Monolith Productions. "Data Node One will add a great deal of value and enjoyment to the in-game experiences our fans are already participating in. This web destination will be expanding and diversifying a great deal in the weeks and months to come."
You can visit Data Node One at this link.
Mythic recently announced that they have rescheduled the New York Roundtable event that was recently cancelled due to foul weather. The new details are below:
How: No need to sign up, just show up at the door! We do have a limit of 100 guests, so, make sure you are there early.
EXTRA: The guild with the most guild members in attendance will win a special prize.
Nevrax has just announced that they will be giving away 50 nVidia video cards to players of The Saga of Ryzom. The official press release is below:
|Paris, France - January 25, 2005 - Nevrax, developer of the ground-breaking massively multiplayer online role-playing game The Saga of Ryzom, announced today the beginning of an exciting and rewarding in-game contest, with more than 50 of the latest NVIDIA cards to be given away.|
"We hope that this skill-based competition will enhance the player's enjoyment of Ryzom and further the exploration of Atys," said David Cohen-Corval, CEO of Nevrax. "This challenge adds an extra level of competitiveness for knowledge, something we haven’t done before."
Beginning Friday, January 28th, the contest will take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 11:00 p.m. EST on the North American server and 7:00 p.m. Paris time on the European servers, and is scheduled to run for one month. Players can participate while in game using a special chat channel. A riddle (or trivia question) will be asked in the special "Contest" channel and the first player to answer correctly will win a brand new high-end BFG NVIDIA GeForce graphics card (limit one per household). Runners-up will receive Ryzom gear. The winners for each event will be displayed on the Ryzom web site along with the correct answer.
The official site for Fairlyland Europe is holding a contest where they are awarding players with free game time and $500 cash! Details below:
|Ever wanted to make money FROM PLAYING GAMES!? Now, with the help of FairyLand Europe, a brand new Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game with massive potential, the opportunity has become a reality! |
Starting February 1st, FairyLand Europe is very generously awarding a whole YEAR of PAID subscription to three lucky people drawn from the top 50 player-list in each game statistics category: Level, Fame and Money.
That is not all either. On the final week of competition, a grand prize will be given to the very fortunate players that are drawn from the top 50 of the above categories. They may find themselves walking away happily with the substantial amount of $500 US just for PLAYING!
Each draw will run one week in advance of the previous draw. The top 50 players will be selected on the day of the draw so if you did not qualify for one, you can still work towards one of the other three draws.
That means, to enter, all you need to do is play FairyLand Europe. This game is still so new that you have every chance of getting the money or one of the runner-up prizes, even if you join now.
Looks like February will be a big month for FairyLand Europe.
For terms and conditions, please see the FairyLand Europe Forums.
Mythic posted the following message on the Camelot Herald site regarding the cancellation of their Roundtable Event:
|Well, in the "not terribly surprising" category, our visit to New York City has been cancelled. Our team tried, mind you, it's just that the flight to New York was called off by the airline. Something about the two feet of snow and 30+ MPH winds they're going to get up there in the frozen north. Blech. You all stay warm up there. If there's any chance of a rescheduled event, we'll let you know right here on the Herald.|
The following was recently posted on the official MapleStory site:
|Maple Story's new user registrations for the beta test are now closed. We will no longer be taking sign-ups until further notice (Current users will continue to have access to the beta test). During this period, we will work on improving our website, preparing more worlds, and adding new features and content such as the highly anticipated land of Ossyria, the mini-games, and the cash shop. Thank you for making the Maple Story Beta Test a successful first step towards commercial service. We will continue to update you on our progress through the notice section of the website.|