Defiance: Endless Free Trial Announced
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 December 2013, 6:01 pm

Endless Free Trial Announced

Trion and the Defiance team have announced what is being called an "endless free trial" for the sci-fi MMO. Players can participate in the endless free trial for an unlimited time and can enjoy a new EGO level cap of 500 in the process.




Ragnarok Online II: Advent of Valkyrie Launches
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 December 2013, 5:54 am

Advent of Valkyrie Launches

Ragnarok 2 has been patched with what developers are calling its "largest update yet". The new update features a ton of new content, new dungeons and the "Master System" that gives max level players new skills and abilities.




Elite: Dangerous: Alpha Footage Spotlighted in New Dev Video
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 December 2013, 5:59 am

Alpha Footage Spotlighted in New Dev Video

The Elite: Dangerous team has published a new developer diary that shows off alpha footage and more. In addition, the team has written of its goals for alpha testing.




War Thunder: Latest Patch Brings Host of Changes
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 December 2013, 7:09 am

Latest Patch Brings Host of Changes

The latest War Thunder patch has been deployed that adds new planes, new combat maps, Direct X 11 support and, most significantly, a new Progression System. Under the new system, players will have the ability to choose which plane to unlock next as they progress through levels and what modifications they wish to research for it.




Firefall: Rumor: Mark Kern Removed as CEO of Red 5
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 December 2013, 7:36 am

Rumor: Mark Kern Removed as CEO of Red 5

According to a report at GameFront.com, Mark Kern has been removed as the CEO of Red 5, developers of Firefall. Citing sources close to the company, GameFront.com has published an internal email that indicates that the Red 5 Board of Directors has removed Kern who "no has any authority to act for or on behalf of Red 5 Studios."




WildStar: WildStar-ESP Interviews Matt Mocarski
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 December 2013, 8:01 am

WildStar-ESP Interviews Matt Mocarski

The team over at Spanish WildStar fansite WildStar-ESP recently scored an interview with Creative Director Matt Mocarski of Carbine. We've teamed up to transcribe the full interview for you here, while the Spanish translation is over at WildStar-ESP. Enjoy!




Cyber Monster 2: Latest Update Paves Way for Expansion
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 December 2013, 8:19 am

Latest Update Paves Way for Expansion

NGames has announced the deployment of a large update to Cyber Monster 2. According to the development team, the latest patch lays the groundwork for the forthcoming Chapter 2: Age of Dragon expansion due in early 2014.




General: Holiday Round Up
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 December 2013, 4:57 pm

Holiday Round Up

'Tis the season for merry making in most of our MMOs. We've got the full round up of seasonal in-game events for you to check out before heading into game for a jolly good time.




General: MMOFTW News Recap - December 21st, 2013
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 December 2013, 12:02 pm

MMOFTW News Recap - December 21st, 2013

What big name game closed down this week? When is Diablo 3's expansion launching? How much money has DayZ made in less than a week? And just what is an Attack Squadron? All this and more, watch and learn. This is MMOFTW.




EverQuest Next: Time Lapsing and World Making
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 December 2013, 5:29 am

Time Lapsing and World Making

In our latest look at EverQuest Next, we take a look back at last week's news and offer analysis about what was said. This week, in particular, we center on the day/night cycle, specialty servers and how quickly a world can be built. Check it out before heading to the comments to add your voice to the discussion.




Camelot Unchained: The Becoming - The Trials of Nuada Part VI
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 January 2014, 7:34 pm

The Becoming - The Trials of Nuada Part VI

MMORPG.com has teamed up with City-State Entertainment to bring our readers a brand new developer blog that gives insight into the design process behind one of Camelot Unchained's iconic heroes, Nuadha Airgetlám. Read the sixth installment of the series to find out more and let us know what you think in the comments. Then head to the Camelot Unchained site to read the lore.




General: MMOFTW News Recap - January 11th, 2014
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 January 2014, 12:45 pm

MMOFTW News Recap - January 11th, 2014

What big new changes came to SOE's All Access Pass? How is Planetside 2 handling patches from here on out? What's going on with Pathfinder Online and its beta? When will Warlords of Draenor launch? And how much money has DayZ made so far? Watch and learn, because this is MMOFTW.




General: SOE's Smedley on Re-Imagining the All-Access Pass
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 January 2014, 4:28 pm

SOE

This past week John Smedley of SOE has been talking about some moves towards an open price model with a flat fee for players. With such a huge slate of games under their mantle anyone playing an SOE game on the PC will soon have a chance to open a library of games. Whether it is Planetside 2, EverQuest, DC Universe, EverQuest 2, or even the upcoming EverQuest Next, you will soon get a lot more options for your money.




Guild Wars 2: Living Story VS. Expansion, Fight!
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 January 2014, 5:12 pm

Living Story VS.  Expansion, Fight!

When Guild Wars 2 first launched, players flocked to the game in swarms at an insane pace, which of course had to have made ArenaNet very happy. ArenaNet came up with the Living Story to not only add more content, but to constantly evolve the game world. While the Living Story may help keep players occupied, is it enough to quench our thirst for new content, or is it time for an expansion?




World of Warcraft: The Buddy System
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 January 2014, 5:21 pm

The Buddy System

Senior PvP designer Brian Holinka recently announced on Twitter that Blizzard is planning a new PVP season before the release of the next expansion, Warlords of Draenor. Brian's Tweet indicated that new gear and rewards will be coming along with this new season and that additional details, including a timeline, will be coming soon.




World of Tanks: The Chieftan on Designing Treaded Monsters
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 January 2014, 5:38 pm

The Chieftan on Designing Treaded Monsters

Tanks don't grow on trees. They don't just magically appear out of nowhere and then a bunch of soldiers just climb in and start blowing stuff up left and right. There's a lot of work that goes into designing these treaded monsters. And no one seems to know more about what it takes to put one together than Wargaming's Nicholas Moran.




Aura Kingdom: A World Full of Critters & Bad Guys
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 January 2014, 7:54 pm

A World Full of Critters & Bad Guys

Aura Kingdom is a free-to-play MMO from Aeria Games. Your character is one of a handful of classes of beings who are gifted with special abilities by a mystical cube called Gaia. You can call upon Eidolons as companions and warrior-pets and battle it out with a world full of critters and bad guys, and generally have an adventure all over the landscape to help people and learn about your abilities.




General: Will Subscriptions Truly Prosper in 2014?
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 January 2014, 8:09 pm

Will Subscriptions Truly Prosper in 2014?

It isn't difficult at all to find predictions that this year will be a very good or even a great one for the subscription MMOG segment. For the most part, this thinking seems to be fueled by the impending arrivals of two high-profile titles. The more prominent of the pair is Zenimax' The Elder Scrolls Online, which brings one of the game industry's premier properties into the massively multiplayer space that has undoubtedly consumed hundreds of millions of dollars.




UPDATED: No New Dungeons in 2014 - Plans Focused on Revamps

According to a post at ContainsModeratePeril.com, Lord of the Rings Online players aren't going to be treated to any new dungeons in the near future. Compiled from a chat script, Community Manager Sapience confirmed the rumor and further confirmed that no server merges are planned at this time.




General: This Week's Live Stream Schedule: The Repopulation & More
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2014, 7:33 am

This Week

Our band of live streamers have come up with their plans for the upcoming week and we've got the schedule to share. Check out the best games, times and your favorite commentator to join in at the appropriate time!




EVE Online: Headed to Sundance? Check out Valkyrie
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2014, 11:47 am

Headed to Sundance? Check out Valkyrie

CCP Games has announced that it is taking EVE: Valkyrie on the road to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The demo is part of the "New Frontier" Occulus Rift booth and will give players a hands on opportunity to check out Valkyrie.




General: Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen - A Game No One Else Will Make
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2014, 3:03 pm

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen - A Game No One Else Will Make

Brad McQuaid has finally revealed the details behind his KickStarter project called Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. The game is described as a return to challenge-based group play, hearkening back to the golden era of MMOs.




WildStar: Live Forum Q&A with Stephan Frost -- WEDNESDAY!
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2014, 5:13 pm

Live Forum Q&A with Stephan Frost -- WEDNESDAY!

Join us Wednesday, January 15 at 7PM ET in our WildStar subforum for a live Q&A with Carbine Studios' Stephan Frost.




Lord of the Rings Online: The Fellowship WILL Reach Mordor
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2014, 5:28 pm

The Fellowship WILL Reach Mordor

For those who are confused by whether or not Turbine succeeded in its quest to keep the license for Lord of the Rings Online and for the game's longevity, fret no more. Sapience has dived into a forum thread to let everyone know that the game will be developed and supported for many years to come.




EverQuest II: Sanctum of the Scaleborn Debuts as Fabled Dungeon
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2014, 5:36 pm

Sanctum of the Scaleborn Debuts as Fabled Dungeon

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that the highest level EverQuest II players will be able to take on the Sanctum of the Scaleborn as a Fabled dungeon beginning on Thursday, January 23rd. Players will be rewarded with "appropriate level loot" in addition to challenging themselves to epic battles of the highest caliber.




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