FreeWorld is now accepting signups for its 6th phase of alpha testing at http://www.freeworldonline.com/signup.php
This MMORPG has been in development for the last couple of years, and is making excellent progress.
During the last phase of testing we have:
For more information about the game visit the official site at http://www.freeworldonline.com/ Screenshots can be found at http://www.freeworldonline.com/sshots.php
To anyone who has/will signup, please remember that the game is in alpha (that means its still in development and not all features are in/working yet). All signups will be sent a more detailed email with detailed information on getting started and where to download the game from (please don't download any old installs, they will not work when the phase starts) aprox. 1 week before launch.
If you have any questions about the game try looking around the site, or read the FAQ at http://forum.freeworldonline.com/viewtopic.php?t=864
If your question is not answered ask on the forums at http://forum.freeworldonline.com/ or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Signups will not be accepted after the 2nd of October, and all new players can start playing on the 4th of October.
Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you soon!
The FreeWorld Team
WarcraftCentral has 20 new high-res screenshots online (1024,768), showing some previously unseen parts of the game, such as the character creation interface, the trainer interface, Windrunners, various parts of Orgrimmar, and more! Head over to their gallery now to see them !
Update: It seems like the website removed the link to their images. The shots are said to be leaked, and thus it is illegal to host them for the public. We will keep you updated on this matter.
Talk circulates throughout the land of the return of a figure from Britannia's past, whose whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery for these many moons. In towns all across Britannia, whispers of confusion and doubt quickly turn into a crackling of excited chatter as word spreads like wildfire: The Lost King has returned!
Could it be? Has the King returned?
Reports say that Lord British has been spotted traveling through various shards with two close companions at his side, each journey ending in Castle British where a banquet was held and a few encouraging words were shared with those that were gathered—talk of Britannia's future.
Eyewitnesses say the King was vague and understandably weary from his long journey, and when he retired that night, many were left with more questions than they had when they first arrived. However, assurances were given that all would be made clear soon.
So what does this mean for Britannia? What future awaits its citizens now that Lord British has returned? No one is quite sure yet, but many anticipate that it will be nothing less than extraordinary.
(Keep an eye out for more events coming to a shard near you all through the next several moons!)
WOW! That's one huge crowd for the king!
Check out Ultima Online one more time. . .
Friday Feature - Creature Mount Trailer
This weeks Friday Feature is a movie of one of our creature mounts, the Dewback. This is still early in the stages of development, but we were excited about what we've accomplished and wanted to share it with you. There's still work to do, so when we're finished you should have a lot of exciting options for your mounts. Remember, this is by no means the final version, and we still have some polish to do.
SWG 60-Day Game Cards!
Good news! LucasArts producer Haden Blackman has announced that the Star Wars Galaxies 60-day Game Card will be available on October 7th.
Head on over to SOE's SWG and check out what it's all about.
Also sign up for the membership so you can read the anoucements and become part of the SWG community.
A few days ago the Race section got added, where you find info about the different races playable in the game so far, and also about some that will be added later on, in the p2p version of the game. A section about the monsters in the game will be added within the next couple of days. Detailed descriptions about the monsters will be found there (stats etc.).
Check out all the races here.
Want to give Eternal Lands a go? Head over to their download page and give it a shot.
Clan Lord is an online community of exiles. It is a game of adventure and fun where players cooperate with rather than prey upon one another. In many ways this game is what you make of it ... almost every clanner has a different opinion of what Clan Lord is and has a different reason they play.
Found out what it's like as an exile... Download the DEMO today.
At the following time, we will be performing system maintenance for a version update on all Worlds. During this period, FINAL FANTASY XI will be unavailable. Thank you for your patience.
*The client software will also be updated for "PlayStation 2" version at this time. The version update process will automatically begin when you select the Play button. Please follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
[Date & Time]
09/24/2003 00:00 (PDT)
From 09/24/2003 00:00 to 02:00 (PDT)
*The projected update completion time may be subject to change.
FINAL FANTASY XI
[Important Update Details]
-Fixed an issue concerning the message "Locked Logfile" is displaying in the log window during battle or on other rare occasions.
A soundtrack can impart the player with certain feelings, whether it is a sense of foreboding while exploring a dungeon, or a flood of relief when hearing a familiar tune. MEO's soundtrack is designed to smoothly underscore all of these situations and more during game play. Furthermore, MEO's music is quite authentic, the successful result of several years researching and analyzing all of the abundant musical references in Tolkien's literature. MEO's score includes epic pieces produced with live orchestra, choir, and ancient instruments, earthy tunes performed on acoustic folk instruments, and even songs based on Tolkien's lyrics in the text. We've placed a few samples below for your listening pleasure!
The story of how City of Heroes came to implement Archetypes is an arduous one. But as Lead Designer, Jack Emmert, explains in the latest “IGN Designer Diary,” the journey was well worth the end result. Learn all the details in the next chapter of his article entitled “Origins, Levels & Classes.”
"Now the greatest metropolis in America, Paragon City began in the 18th century as a quiet group of colonial coastal villages. By the time of the bloody Civil War, its location had helped it become a major port. After that conflict came decades of prosperity and continued expansion as a center for industry...."
The Adrenaline Vault interviews Rick Hall, producer for Ultima X, to learn everything there is to know about the new chapter in the time-honored series.
Head on over to Avault.com and check out their exclusive interview and several new screenshots!
Ubi Soft has announced the development of Shadowbane: The Rise of Chaos. The add-on for the online role-playing game will begin beta testing soon. Ubi Soft expects to release Rise of Chaos this holiday season with new high-level content and a new race called the Nephilim - an malevolent fusion of demon and man. The expansion also provides two new character classes (Doomsayer and Sentinel) and two new disciplines (Darksworn and the Conjurer) as well as an additional character slot and two new macro zones. Shadowbane owners can also expect enhanced environmental graphics.
The Doomsayer is a priest of Chaos whose power comes from the worship of Dark Lords. They're able to use their powers to inflict harm and weaken opponents. Doomsayers also posses a repertoire of debuffs and pet spells. The Sentinels are holy warriors who have devoted their lives to holding Chaos at bay and cleansing the world of its presence. Their powers are a hybrid of the Crusader and the Templar.
Darksworn are underlings dedicated to the service of the Dark Lords. The Conjurer is a pet used to summon Chaotic entities. Current players who purchase the expansion are immediately granted a sixth character slot to use at their discretion.
Head on over to Avault to check out two new "in game" screenshots and one concept artwork.
MMORPG.COM is proud to announce our 9th consecutive contest for 2003...Everquest Evolution™ Giveaway! We will be giving away 8 copies of this all-in-one super-MMORPG package.
Evolution includes the original Everquest™ and the following expansions:
The game also include a 30 day free subscription to EQ.
You can enter the contest at this link.
Good luck to you all!
Oslo, Norway—September 16, 2003 –Shadowlands has launched successfully! Tens of thousands of players have flocked to the intriguing new world in the award-winning universe of Anarchy Online. Shadowlands redefines the standard of Massively Multiplayer expansion packs, offering a spell-binding new setting, unique graphics and audio and lots of fresh challenges for both new and existing players. The launch of the expansion went exceptionally smooth, and the initial feedback has been very positive.
“We are proud of the technically smooth launch, especially considering the amount of fun new content added to the game” said Game Director Gaute Godager. “With Shadowlands, Anarchy Online is no longer a pure science fiction MMORPG. It goes beyond, almost defining its own genre. Shadowlands is a true exploration in a foreign land….it’s a true adventure”
The elaborate feature-set of Shadowlands has received praise from practically all PC gaming media. The very first reviews for Shadowlands are now coming in, with equally impressive feedback. “When the expansion pack weighs in to be as large as the original game, you know it’s more than just an expansion” said tothegame.com in their 9 out of 10 review. The leading PC gaming magazine PC Zone UK has given Shadowlands their “Essential” mark, while the German giant PC Action said “Respekt! Sehr gut” in their initial review.
With Shadowlands Funcom introduces 20 gigantic playfields, 40 smaller playfield areas, and over 165 distinct dungeon zones which are tailored to challenge players of all levels, even beginners. In all more than 225 new areas!
The trials the players must overcome takes them through wildly diverse landscapes, all with unique ambience and setting. Ranging from the celestial Elysium through beautiful underwater areas to the frozen Penumbra and the hellish Inferno; Shadowlands makes the Anarchy Online experience more entertaining than ever before.
The expansion pack includes full versions of Anarchy Online and Anarchy Online Notum Wars, as well as one month of included game-time for new accounts. Suggested retail price is 29.99 US Dollars / Euro.
For more information, images and features, please visit http://www.anarchyonline.com/shadowlands.
The Realm is now offering a 30 day free trial to new players! The trial will give new Realmites a chance to experience the game and find out if they like it before they pay!
Check out The Realm's official website for more info! (http://www.realmserver.com)