Elder Scrolls Online: Time to Slow It Down, ZeniMax
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 November 2014, 8:30 pm

Time to Slow It Down, ZeniMax

Timing is everything. The last time in this space, I wrote about The Elder Scrolls Online rebounding from mistakes and negative first impressions moving forward. Since that was published, a major error happened with the latest round of patching, causing discrepancies between what was supposed to be included and what actually made it to the live server, as well as additional bugs, and, for a time, major login errors.




WildStar: Mystery of the Genesis Prime Update Arrives Today
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 5:29 am

Mystery of the Genesis Prime Update Arrives Today

Carbine Studios and NCSoft have announced that the latest WildStar update, Mystery of the Genesis Prime, will be released later today. The update is focused primarily on lore but also introduces high level players to a new zone, quests and adventures.




Guild Wars 2: Tangled Path Revealed as Next Episode in Season 2
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 5:33 am

Tangled Path Revealed as Next Episode in Season 2

ArenaNet is paving the way for players on their journey through Guild Wars 2. The next episode in Season 2 is called "Tangled Path" and is teased in the latest video released by the GW2 team.




Firefall: Update 1.2 - Together Toward Victory - Revealed
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 9:09 am

Update 1.2 - Together Toward Victory - Revealed

Red 5 has put up a teaser page for the forthcoming Firefall update scheduled to hit live service next week. Called "Together Toward Victory", the update will deliver new open world events and instanced adventures outside the normal campaign missions. Together Toward Victory is expected to go live on November 18th.




World of Warcraft: New York City? Conquered. Next Stop Azeroth
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 9:16 am

New York City? Conquered. Next Stop Azeroth

Blizzard has posted a fun new image on its Twitter and Facebook pages. If pictures are worth a thousand words, then this one speaks for itself. Enjoy!




WildStar: Digesting Drop 3
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 9:16 pm

Digesting Drop 3

Earlier this week, WildStar's Drop 3 finally hit live servers. It's been three long months, but the Mysteries of the Genesis Prime are now open for us to explore. For many of us, the release marks the start of Carbine's road to recovery. But does this latest update really tick all the boxes?




General: Blizzard’s Moving On to Smaller and Better Things
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 1:20 am

Blizzard’s Moving On to Smaller and Better Things

I feel this doubling of efforts towards World of Warcraft is all you're going to see on the MMO front for the foreseeable future. So, what now? What does it all mean for Blizzard? Well, it seems to me that the studio is looking to move on to smaller and better things.




EverQuest: The Darkened Sea Flows Into Game
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 7:19 am

The Darkened Sea Flows Into Game

The twenty-first EverQuest expansion has been released and will give players lots of time at the beach in pursuit of new quests, new gear and much more. Called "The Darkened Sea", the expansion gives players an opportunity to revisit characters and locations from the past that have been reimagined in new ways. Of note is the new "mount keyring" that places all mounts in a single location in order to free up inventory space.




Pillars of Eternity: Pre-Orders Open Up Worldwide
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 7:24 am

Pre-Orders Open Up Worldwide

Paradox Interactive has announced that pre-orders of Pillars of Eternity have opened up worldwide. Players can grab a copy of the game from various digital retailers that will include in-game items and much more. In addition, Josh Sawyer will be on hand on November 13th for a special live stream event that will showcase never before seen locations and game play.




Runescape: Lost City of the Elves Opens Its Gates
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 7:38 am

Lost City of the Elves Opens Its Gates

Runescape players can now enter the entire Lost City of the Elves, Prifddinas. The city first opened its gates in September and with the latest update, the entire city is available for player exploration. Prifddinas specifically caters to the high level Runescape player community with several features that can only be found here.




EverQuest II: Altar of Malice All-Access Play Begins
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 7:42 am

Altar of Malice All-Access Play Begins

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that the EverQuest II expansion, Altar of Malice, is now available to All-Access members who can jump into the game to start adventuring through the eleventh expansion. Players will be able to progress to level 100 and have new quests, gear and zones to explore.




General: The RPG In... Assassin's Creed Unity
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 11:46 am

The RPG In... Assassin

With more and more games adopting RPG features and MMO aspects, we're starting a new series called "The RPG In" (or the MMO in, depending on the game). Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed is no stranger to having RPG aspects, and today we're taking a look at the features that make Arno's French tale more than just an open world action game.




General: The Shadow Sun - Story-driven RPG Headed to Android OS
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 12:03 pm

The Shadow Sun - Story-driven RPG Headed to Android OS

Ossian Studios has announced that its story-driven RPG, The Shadow Sun, is headed to the Android mobile platform soon and is already available on iOS. The Shadow Sun is considered a dark fantasy RPG with over ten hours of game play, all accomplished on mobile devices.




Star Trek Online: Bonus Episode to Launch November 13th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 1:08 pm

Bonus Episode to Launch November 13th

Cryptic Studios has announced that it will be launching a bonus episode for Star Trek Online on November 13th. Called "What's Left Behind", the episode will feature voice acting by Robert Picardo and promises to answer mysterious questions.




Shards Online: New KickStarter Initiative Begins
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 1:10 pm

New KickStarter Initiative Begins

The Shards Online team has sent word that the new KickStarter crowdsourcing initiative has started. Interested backers can find out more by visiting the Shards Online KickStarter page.




Warframe: Get Your 'Stache On and Help Set a World Record
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 1:16 pm

Get Your

Warframe players will be attempting to get themselves listed in the Guinness Book of World Records this Friday between 3:00-4:00 p.m. PST / 6:00-7:00 p.m. EST. Players are trying to set a record for "The Largest Gathering Of People Wearing False Mustaches Simultaneously In A Video Game" using mustaches provided earlier this month.




World of Warcraft: New Trailer Sets the Stage for Warlords of Draenor
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 2:32 pm

New Trailer Sets the Stage for Warlords of Draenor

World of Warcraft will be welcoming the Iron Horde on November 13th with the Warlords of Draenor expansion. To celebrate the imminent release of Warlords, Blizzard has sent out a brand new trailer to set the stage for one of the most anticipated expansions in its history. Check it out!




General: The Beginning and Present of MMORPG.com
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 5:19 pm

The Beginning and Present of MMORPG.com

Earlier this week, Nilden had an awesome idea and one that we honestly should have been doing sooner. Basically, we're going to start using my column space here as a "Letter to the Editor" sort of piece. For this week, we're going back to 2001 and the beginning of MMORPG.com. Read on to learn some history of our site and some perspective on its future as well.




WildStar: WildStar’s Gambit and the Community’s Power
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 5:32 pm

WildStar’s Gambit and the Community’s Power

WildStar is going through a time of transition. There's no way around it. Server populations have been on the decline. Key Carbine team members like Jeremy Gaffney, Chris Lynch, and Stephan Frost left for various reasons and that was before NC Soft let roughly 70 people go. The update timeline was officially stretched. About a month ago, the Shade's Eve Halloween event and the Christmas event, Winterfest, would not be held at all. Megaservers were announced and implemented.




World of Warcraft: Live Q&A Recap
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 November 2014, 5:47 pm

 Live Q&A Recap

On Wednesday November 12th, hours before the launch of World of Warcraft's fifth expansion Warlords of Draenor in Europe and the rest of the world, Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas and Lead Class Designer Kris Zierhut from Blizzard took part in a live Q&A hosted on Twitch by WoW Community Manager Josh Allen.




Triad Wars: Raids & Operations Subject of Today's Live Stream
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 November 2014, 9:30 am

Raids & Operations Subject of Today

The Triad Wars team will be on hand via Twitch live streaming to give fans a first look at how both raids and operations will function when the game launches. Fans can ask questions for possible inclusion via the game's social networks and will also have the opportunity for a closed beta key for watching.




Skyforge: Tune In Tonight for an Exclusive Livestream of Closed Beta
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 November 2014, 12:11 pm

Tune In Tonight for an Exclusive Livestream of Closed Beta

Tonight, at 8pm ET (5pm PT, 12am CET), we'll be going live with Eric Demilt, Development Director of Skyforge from Obsidian and Allods Team. Get an early look at the technical alpha, how the combat works, and ask tons of questions of Eric... plus, we just might have some beta keys to give away! Don't miss it!




Warhammer 40.000: Eternal Crusade: Free to WAAAGH with the Ork Boyz and More
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 8:29 pm

Free to WAAAGH with the Ork Boyz and More

Lots of news on the Eternal Crusade front today, Behaviour has officially announced two partnerships, one with Razer and one with Alienware, as well as announcing a new spin on the Free to Play experience, with the new Pioneer Pack. Finally, two contests are running, to give the community members a chance at some pretty excellent prizes. I spoke with Miguel Caron, Studio Head, Online Games at Behaviour to get some more details on these announcements.




General: TOME: Immortal Arena Steam Launch Announced
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 11:17 pm

TOME: Immortal Arena Steam Launch Announced

KIXEYE has announced that its MOBA brawler, TOME, will launch on Steam on November 21st. The launch will arrive with a brand new 5v5 map called "Sanctuary".




ArcheAge: Much to Do, But Not Always Worth Doing
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 11:25 pm

Much to Do, But Not Always Worth Doing

After a hundred hours, lots of olives harvested, lives taken, hearings attended, fish captured, and donkeys ridden we're ready to put ArcheAge to the test. Do XLGAMES and Trion Worlds have a winner on their hands? Read on for our full review.




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