Origins Of Malu: Both F2P & Subscription to Be Added
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 May 2014, 8:38 pm

Both F2P & Subscription to Be Added

The Origins of Malu site has been updated with the news that both subscriptions and free to play options will be offered to players. The subscription amount has yet to be determined but, in an interesting twist, any F2P player purchasing something from the item mall will also be given a limited amount of subscription time as a bonus.




Landmark: Water and Steam
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 May 2014, 11:31 pm

Water and Steam

Hi folks! I was down last week with an illness so I couldn't get to making a column for last week, and it seems this week the folks at Sony Online Entertainment have wildfires and safety issues they need to contend with. Let's wish them all well and hope they get through this time without any trouble.




Grand Chase: Redux - Enter: Season 5
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 May 2014, 11:38 pm

Redux - Enter: Season 5

Hey Gang, GM Moshup here with all the juicy details about Season 5, the biggest content release in Grand Chase history! With the implementation of Season 5 comes an innovation upshot that combines updates on many aspects of the Grand Chase world and the actual game design itself. This update brings a fresh, vibrant attitude to GC; a streamlined game experience that both veteran and new players alike will truly enjoy. And, the MMORPG guys and girls get all the deets in advance.




General: The Week in RPG News - May 16th 2014
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 May 2014, 11:47 pm

The Week in RPG News - May 16th 2014

Welcome to the first edition of the RPG Files: Week in Review! Each week we round up the biggest RPG stories from around the web, making it our mission to catch you up on all that's happening in the world of roleplaying games. With our own brand of color commentary, of course. Ready to gather your party and venture forth? Then check your inventory, grab a potion or two, and let's dungeon crawl our way through the week's news!




General: Some Notes on Crowdfunding
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2014, 5:58 am

Some Notes on Crowdfunding

Last week in this space I talked about a project that failed to get funded on KickStarter and has since had a weird journey. In the comments on that article and the comments of a news post we had on MMORPG.com yesterday about Origins of Malu one thing became painfully clear, there are still a lot of questions and misinformation about crowdfunding and how some of these sites work. Hopefully I can help answer some of those questions for you this week and maybe get you thinking about some new ones.




WildStar: The Music of Nexus
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2014, 10:13 am

The Music of Nexus

Taking a break from high-energy combat and deep lore, Gareth Harmer takes a closer look at the music soundtrack that will accompany our adventures in Nexus.




Black Gold Online: Closed Beta Kicks Off
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2014, 1:55 pm

Closed Beta Kicks Off

Snail Games has announced the commencement of the first round of closed beta testing for Black Gold Online. Over the course of the closed beta, more and more players will be invited in to help the development team. Interested players are invited to head to the official site to sign up.




H1Z1: Tune In to Hear the Truth
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2014, 4:11 pm

Tune In to Hear the Truth

The H1Z1 team is on Twitch as of this writing revealing "the truth" behind the game. Not sure what that means? Head to Twitch to find out!




Forsaken World: Blood Harvest to Launch May 21st
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2014, 4:17 pm

Blood Harvest to Launch May 21st

Perfect World Entertainment has announced that the next content expansion for Forsaken World will launch on May 21st. Called "Blood Harvest", the expansion will feature a level cap increase, the new Blood Reaper class and a significant change to the game world including a new zone in which to adventure.




World of Warcraft: Azeroth Choppers #5 Arrives
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2014, 4:33 pm

Azeroth Choppers #5 Arrives

The saga of building a Horde or Alliance bike continues in this week's installment of the World of Warcraft - based Azeroth Choppers. This week, the teams begin to show off progress on their projects and even a bit of sabotage sneaks in. Check it out!




Runescape: Who is the "Average Gamer"?
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2014, 4:36 pm

Who is the "Average Gamer"?

During the recent Runescape fan gathering, a London photographer took pictures of players and fans to create a composite "face of UK gaming". In addition, Jagex surveyed over a thousand attendees and created a profile of the "average gamer".




General: Fearless Fantasy Arrives on Steam
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2014, 6:55 pm

Fearless Fantasy Arrives on Steam

Fearless Fantasy, developer-described as the "weirdest RPG you'll play this year", has now arrived on Steam. Players use gestures of all sorts to score critical hits and progress the turn-based game.




General: World War Machine Begins Indiegogo Campaign
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2014, 7:04 pm

World War Machine Begins Indiegogo Campaign

Square Enix and Tuque Games have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise development funds for the "first ever post-human action RPG" called World War Machine. World War Machine was one of three titles shown to the Square Enix community to assess interest. It scored 90% positive ratings from voters. The team hopes to raise $50,000 over forty days in order to finish the development process.




War Thunder: Ground Forces Expansion Launches
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 May 2014, 11:17 am

Ground Forces Expansion Launches

Gaijin Entertainment has announced that the War Thunder Ground Forces expansion is now live in open beta. Players can now participate in both air and ground battles via aircraft and armored terrain vehicles. Both Soviet and German vehicles are currently available in Ground Forces with other nations to join the fray soon.




Elite: Dangerous: Alpha 4 Underway, Premium Beta Coming May 30th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 May 2014, 12:37 pm

Alpha 4 Underway, Premium Beta Coming May 30th

Frontier Developments has announced that the Elite: Dangerous Alpha 4 has kicked off and gives players a much-expanded game to explore with more scale, scope and depth. Also included are new ships, trading and much more. Lastly, for those who are premium members, the beta will be available beginning May 30th.




General: 2013's Free to Play Top 10
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 January 2014, 7:41 pm

2013

Research company SuperData recently released a list of the top 10 F2P games based on their estimated worldwide revenue last year. Not surprisingly, the top position was occupied by CrossFire, which is said to have brought in a cool $957 million. Depending on how this figure was sourced, is it possible that the MMO shooter from SmileGate and Tencent may actually have surpassed the $1 billion mark?




Elder Scrolls Online: "Imperial Edition" Leaked by Amazon.com
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 January 2014, 9:08 pm

"Imperial Edition" Leaked by Amazon.com

Amazon.com inadvertently leaked the "Imperial Edition" of Elder Scrolls Online. Since taken down, savvy GameTrailers.com users caught screenshots of it that we are bringing you today (thanks to ElRenmazuo for noticing and posting about it here!).




WildStar: Creating Content & Meeting Deadlines
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 January 2014, 9:12 pm

Creating Content & Meeting Deadlines

WildStar's Stephan Frost has written a new blog post hosted at Gamasutra. In it, Frost discusses the importance of the content creation process and meeting deadlines to keep things on track. The idea to publication process is a long and detailed one. Those interested in how it all comes to fruition need to check this out.




Elder Scrolls Online: Arrival Trailer Highlights Dark Anchors of Molag Bal
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 January 2014, 10:22 pm

Arrival Trailer Highlights Dark Anchors of Molag Bal

Zenimax has released a brand new cinematic trailer, perhaps the opening cinematic for the game. Called "Arrival", the amazingly realistic video shows an epic, but very "normal" battle that is interrupted by something otherworldly known as a Dark Anchor opening a rift into Molag Bal's realm. A continuation of last year's Alliances trailer, this one's pretty incredible. It's a fantastic video that you cannot miss.




Dragon's Prophet: Olandra Brings a New Level Cap and Underwater Adventure
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 January 2014, 11:20 pm

Olandra Brings a New Level Cap and Underwater Adventure

Yesterday, we sat down with SOE's Todd Carson to talk about some big upcoming content additions to Dragon's Prophet next week and later on in February and March. From new zones to new dungeons, new features, new character levels (90-94), new dragons, and even Dragon Arena where you can pit your collection against another player's, it seems that Dragon's Prophet is about ready for a second look. Read on for more details gleaned from our chat with Todd Carson.




Trove: The Gunslinger is About to Fire
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 January 2014, 9:03 am

The Gunslinger is About to Fire

We caught up with Trove's Andrew Krausnick to talk about some of the new and upcoming additions to Trion's world-building, destroying, raptor riding, sword swinging, soon to be pistol-wielding adventure MMO. The small, but growing team has been hard at work since returning from the holidays, and in just a few short weeks since our last update a slew of new additions have gone live in the alpha. Read on to find out what's new and what's coming soon to the voxel-based adventure.




Elder Scrolls Online: PS4-Specific Q&A Reveals PlayStation Plus NOT Required
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 January 2014, 11:20 am

PS4-Specific Q&A Reveals PlayStation Plus NOT Required

Elder Scrolls Online Game Director Matt Firor took to the EU PlayStation blog to answer some PlayStation 4 specific questions about the game. The most astonishing revelation is the fact that PlayStation Plus will NOT be required for users to take part in the game.




Elsword: Ara Haan's Second Job Path is Devilish
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 January 2014, 1:46 pm

Ara Haan

Kill3r Combo has laid out the details for the latest job path for Ara Haan in Elsword. On reaching level 35, players can take a new job for Ara Haan, that of Yama Raja. Her mantra is "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em and then destroy them with their own wicked power".




World of Warcraft: 100 MILLION Secrets Revealed
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 January 2014, 1:50 pm

100 MILLION Secrets Revealed

Blizzard has created an absolutely amazing new infographic to show off the impact of the past decade in World of Warcraft. Love it or hate it, there's no denying WoW's impact. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so take a look and let us know what you think in the comments.




DC Universe Online: War of the Light Part 1 Lauches
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 January 2014, 1:57 pm

War of the Light Part 1 Lauches

DC Universe Online players have a new DLC to explore with the arrival of War of the Light Part 1. WotL takes place in the revamped Metropolis and utilizes the vast Lantern lore. The War of the Light is expected to be a trilogy of content with an expansive story line that players will experience over the coming months.




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