Issue 603
January 19, 2018
The latest producer's letter has been published on the Rift site to take a look back at the accomplishments in 2017 as well as to introduce a new server type called "Rift Prime". These servers will see players start fresh and will feature both a subscription revenue model and progression advancement through the game's expansions and content. There will be no lockboxes, a "significantly reduced store" and more current store items available through game play.
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Trion Worlds has announced that it is sunsetting Devilian on March 5, 2018. The decision was made cooperatively between Trion and Bluehole Ginno. Servers will remain on 24/7 through the final day and be packed with bonus experience, gold, gems, Enigma keys and flower drops. In addition, Patron Pass has been turned off and recurring subscriptions will end at the time of closure. Credit sales are also suspended, though anyone with remaining credits can purchase store items at 70% off.
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Mark Jacobs hears you: Camelot Unchained is overdue. And today, we dive in deep with the man to talk about the current status of the project, the recent new batch of funding, and the forthcoming beta (!) and 2019 release (!). Read on, RVR fans.
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Square Enix has finally announced the launch date for Final Fantasy XIV's 4.2 update. It will be headed out the gate on January 30th. To celebrate the big news, the 4.2 trailer, "Rise of a New Sun", has been released.
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You can never go home again but in MMORPGs you can sometimes visit. I recently took a trip back to the year 2008 in Warhammer Return of Reckoning the fan made Warhammer Age of Reckoning emulator. Unsurprisingly a game that was full of mixed emotions upon its launch triggered another mixture of emotions upon its resurrection.
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Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR) is a fantasy MMORPG from BioWare Mythic and Electronic Arts. Based on the popular Warhammer Fantasy setting developed by Games Workshop, the game has a strong Realm vs. Realm (RvR) focus, pitting the sides of Order and Destruction against each other in PvP warfare. WAR also introduces Public Quests that take place in the game's open world and require player cooperation, and features a massive Tome of Knowledge that keeps track of your actions in-game and provides information about Warhammer lore.

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