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Issue 156, December 1, 2008
In the news
EVE players have elected the second Council of Stellar Management, who are chosen every 6 months.

Read more here.
Mythic Entertainment posted an overview of upcoming improvements to Warhammer Online's Open RvR system with the addition of an RvR Influence system, changes to the map system, new RvR incentives for players and guilds, and more.

Read more here.
The folks at The Chronicles of Spellborn released their launch schedule for the game, which has launched in Germany and Austria, and launches this Friday in France, Scandinavia, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

Read more here.
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Featured Article: Considering The Turn-Based MMO, Part 3

Kim Tae Gon, Producer of Atlantica Online writes this second developer journal in our series for the game. In this journal, Kim tells us a little bit more about the company's decision to create a turn-based MMORPG.

We have heard comments about Atlantica's combat system like, "How can we play a MMORPG with a turn-based system? Won't turn-based be tedious and time consuming? Why did you choose an old-school style rather than the modern real-time action?"

We believed that a turn-based MMORPG could be fun, especially after considering the pros and cons of such a game, which I discussed in the last developer's journal.

You can read the full Dev Journal here.
On-Site: Reader's Choice Awards

It's time once again when we look back at the year that was and the events that the year brought with it, and to weigh in on the their impact.

This year, kicks off the voting for our 2008 Reader's Choice Awards by asking our readers which of six editorial staff nominated news stories was the biggest in 2008.

Vote for the Biggest Story of the Year.

Visit our boards today!

This Week's Game of the Week is Earthrise.

Earthrise is set in a post-apocalyptic future in an anti-utopian society of high technology, where humans can live forever, in theory. According to the designers the game features "a unique skill-based advancement system and player-driven economy, as well as extensive, meaningful player-vs.-player combat."

You can ask the developers about these concepts and features at our next Earthrise DevChat which will be held this Saturday at 2pm EST.

Learn more about Earthrise, here, or check out our game list here.
The Week that Was
Monday, November 24
Atlantica Online - Community Systems Overview

Tuesday, November 25
Warhammer Online : Age of Reckoning - Open RvR Update

Wednesday, November 26
The Chronicles of Spellborn - A Beta Look at Spellborn

Thursday, November 27
Final Fantasy XI - A Look at the Dark Knight

Friday, November 28
StarQuest Online Getting Started in SQO, Part One
Did You Know?
The Chronicles of Spellborn was in the news this week because it has launched in several German speaking countries, and will launch in France, Scandinavia, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands on Friday, December 5th. North American gamers need not worry. Although there still isn't a fixed date, the game is scheduled to launch in this region in January of 2009.
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