Welcome, ladies and gents, back to another edition of the Quiz. Now that I feel the cold, bitter touch of being 28 years old, I feel like writing a Quiz that reflects my cold, bitter mood. As a Playstation 3 owner, and an SOE MMO Subscriber, I, like many of you, have felt the frustration that has come with the (temporary?) closure of the PSN due to what was indicated by Reuters to be “the biggest internet security break-in ever”. While my PS3 copy of Portal 2 collects dust and I'm denied the nerdy thrill of flying through the skies of Metropolis, I've decided that with this week's quiz, I'll be dedicating it to the temporarily closed games that SOE has brought us. Check it out.
Q: What game, released in 1999, was the first MMORPG to be published by Sony Online Entertainment?
EverQuest. Tanarus, SOE's first game, was a multiplayer (but not massively) online Tank First-Person shooter that required a monthly subscription.
Q: What was the name of the first expansion pack released for SOE's Star Wars: Galaxies? When was it released?
It was called Jump to Lightspeed and was released on October 27th, 2004.
Q: This game, released in 2007, has 19 playable races. What is it? Bonus points? Name all 19 races.
Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes has 19 races. They are: Thestran Humans, High Elves, Dwarves, Lesser Giants, Halflings, Vulmane, Varanjar, Kojani, Half-Elves, Wood Elves, Raki, Goblins, Orcs, Dark Elves, Gnomes, Kurashasa, Varanthari, Mordebi and Qaliathari
Q: What are the five selectable careers in SOE's Pirates of the Burning Sea?
Naval Officer, Privateer, Freetrader, Cutthroat, and Buccaneer
Q: What SOE MMO, released on PC, Mac and PS3, takes place in a fantasy world called Sacred Grove?
Q: What was the official DC Universe Release date? Bonus points, what was the DC Universe Online release date before it was pushed back?
DC Universe Online was released on January 11th of this year, but was original scheduled to drop on November 2nd of 2010.
Q: EverQuest II has had seven expansion packs. Name them!
Desert of Flames, Kingdom of Sky, Echoes of Faydwer, Rise of Kunark, The Shadow Odyssey, Sentinel's Fate, Destiny of Velious
Q: Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures is free-to-play, but a subscription can be purchased to have greater access to mini-games, equipment and game areas. How much is that monthly subscription?
So that concludes our Quiz for this week. Hopefully, we'll be able to fire up our PS3s and get back onto the Playstation Network in the near future. Have a good week, everyone.