Welcome back to this week's edition of the Drew Wood's Quiz Power Hour (or whatever it was that I was calling it lately) where we're going to take a look at some of the highest rated released games as per you, our voters, on our game list. Now obviously, this goes without saying, but if your favorite MMO doesn't show up here in this list of 10, then head on over to our gamelist and rate your game! On we go! (Note: All scores are listed at time of writing this article. It is entirely possible that these have changed in the meantime)
Q: In DC Universe Online (Rating: 8.36), who are the six possible mentors for your character to work and progress under? Bonus points: What are the names of the HQs for each side?
The six possible mentors are, Superman, the Batman, Wonder Woman, the goddess Circe, Lex Luthor and the Joker. The HQs for either side are the Justice League Watchtower (good guys) or the Hall of Doom (bad guys)
Q: In the Troy missions in Atlantica Online (Rating: 8.22), which noteworthy figurehead of Greek mythology provides the players with their tasks? For bonus points, who played the same Greek warrior in Wolfgang Peterson's 2004 movie, Troy?
Odysseus, central character of Homer's epic poem 'The Odyssey' assigns players their quests/tasks in the Troy missions. Sean Bean (Fellowship of the Ring, GoldenEye, the Sharpe series) plays Odysseus in the Peterson film.
Q: Guild Wars (Rating: 8.22) introduced the six core professions of the game series. What were they?
Warrior, Ranger, Monk, Elementalist, Necromancer, Mesmer
Q: EVE Online`s (Rating: 8.22) developer, CCP Games, is based out of which country? Bonus points, in what sports movie sequel, released in 1994, did that country play a role as the heavily favoured team in the championship?
CCP Games is based out of Iceland! The sports movie in question, for those of you with good memories, was D2: The Mighty Ducks, where the plucky Ducks from the first movie move on to play at the International level, against a very tall Iceland team in the championship.
Q: What is the subtitle of 2007's Lord of the Rings Online (Rating: 8.22)? Bonus Points! Chronologically name the two released expansion packs, as well as the one forthcoming later this year?
The subtitle for LotRO is Shadows of Angmar, named for a place of evil discovered by the Witch-King (also known as the Witch-King of Angmar). The three expansion packs, in order of release are The Mines of Moria (Nov. 2008), The Siege of Mirkwood (Dec. 2009) and the forthcoming The Rise of Isengard (Fall, 2011).
Q: Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (Rating: 8.21) has 15 adventuring classes (not counting some sub-classes). Name them.
Warrior, Paladin, Dread Knight, Sorcerer, Druid, Necromancer, Psionicist, Blood Mage, Ranger, Disciple, Rogue, Shaman, Monk, Cleric and Bard
Q: There are seven official expansions to Dark Age of Camelot (Rating: 8.21). Name four of them.
Shrouded Isles (2002), Foundations (2003), Trials of Atlantis (2003), New Frontiers (2004), Catacombs (2004), Darkness Rising (2005) & Labyrinth of the Minotaur (2006)
Q: Everquest II (Rating: 8.21) has six good-only races. Name them, alphabetically.
Dwarf, Fae, Froglok, Halfling, High Elf, Wood Elf
Q: City of Heroes (Rating: 8.21) offers “Super Booster” updates, usually adding costume sets and similar content to the game. They have released five. Name them.
Cyborg, Magic, Superscience, Martial Arts and Mutant
Q: Ryzom (coming in at number 10, as the last game iwth the rating of 8.21) was shut down in 2007. Why?
Gameforge France had filed for bankruptcy for lack of payments. It was later revealed that GameForge had not even fully paid for the assets of the game, when the game was originally purchased.
Well, that concludes our quiz for this week. Stay tuned for another exciting edition next week!