Issue 431
March 22nd, 2014
The latest Elder Scrolls Online Ask Me Anything transcript has been posted to Reddit. Participating in the event were Paul Sage ESO Creative Director, Matt Firor ESO Game Director, Nick Konkle ESO Lead Gameplay Designer, and Brian Wheeler ESO Lead PvP Designer. Questions ranged from Early Access dates to the cash shop to racial skill mechanics.
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NCSoft and Carbine Studios have announced that preorders for WildStar have officially kicked off. Players preordering WildStar will have access to a variety of in-game goodies as well as the opportunity to take part in any beta events taking place between now and launch in early June.
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"My limited experience with TCGs remained limited until the most unlikely of CCGs grabbed my attention. As someone who generally loathes the Warcraft IP (yeah, yeah), I would have never in a thousand years expected that the one CCG that would hook me would be Hearthstone, the Warcraft themed card game developed by Blizzard. That's the thing, though. Hearthstone was made for the type of player my friend was all those years ago as well as neophytes like me who've never been hooked."
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Bioware and the Star Wars: The Old Republic team have begun to release information about the forthcoming Galactic Strongholds digital expansion. Galactic Strongholds is the update that will feature player housing and guild flagships. Subscribers will have access to the expansion in late June, Preferred Access players in late July, with everyone gaining access in early- to mid-August.
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One of the privileges of checking out an overseas game in its early stages of localization is the potential to view a highly polished gameplay experience, with the wide-eyed wonder that comes along with not knowing quite how anything works. This experience pretty much sums up Bill's and my previews of ArcheAge, the upcoming sandbox MMORPG from Trion Worlds and XLGames, at Games Developers Conference this past week.
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Skyforge is an MMORPG where players develop from newly christened immortals into full-on gods among men. They will gain mortal followers and powers along the way. Empowered by the faith and skill of their followers, they'll battle invading armies in intense action combat to protect their homeworld. More features will be ready to share as we learn more about the game this year.
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