Lore Hound MMOcast: Episode 3

Posted by on April 18, 2010 - No Comments »

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This week the Lore Hounds welcome special guest Lawrence Sonntag of machinima.com, gamergrenade.com, and his own hundredcoins.com for this episode of the MMOcast.

This week the discussion covers:

Star Wars: The Old Republic announces Voss, a new planet.

Battle of the Immortals “closed” beta opens

Rumors of a Bioshock MMO surface

Tales from the canceled Halo MMO

Final Fantasy XIV gets dead sexy

Microtransactions in subscription games – did Blizzard take it too far?

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Moonlight Online – Details

Posted by on April 18, 2010 - 17 Comments »

IGG has released a set of new details about their vampire MMORPG, Moonlight Online. Players are able to choose between three races – Vampire, Warewolf and Human. Those three races were living peacefully until a fourth race – the demons – showed up and ruined the fun. Now, they are trying to eliminate the demons so that they can rebuild the lands that were destroyed. Vampires are best known with “speed, equilibrium and power;” while warewolves have strength, can go berserk and have sharp teeth. Humans are defenders with intelligence and courage. More information on the game, as well as a website, coming soon – stay tuned.

Runes of Magic Expedition 60 Program

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Runes of Magic is preparing for the launch of its second expansion, Chapter III: The Elder Kingdoms, with a brand new set of events known as Expedition 60. The purpose of this is to help players reach level 60 faster and thus prepare them for the new expansion. The events will happen in 10 weeks and the first one is being held this week, offering 50% bonus exp to players.

Chapter III: The Elder Kingdoms will raise the level cap to 60, introduce a new continent, guild wars, guild mini-games, and a new collectible card system.

Dungeon Fighter Online to Add Guilds in Late April

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Dungeon Fighter Online will be adding a guild system in an update on April 28th. Guilds can be created by paying 300,000 gold to Bucken in Downtown Hendon Myre. Five default ranks are available for guild members and guilds have a limit of 50 people at a time. Guilds will also have levels, which when increased grant their players special buffs and passive skills like experience boosts, stat boosts, and more. There will also be a pre-launch event for people to see the guild system in action. More information here, the full announcement is available below.

Let The Dungeon Fighters Organize

Dungeon Fighter Online adds new quest and Selectable Avatars Event as it prepares for the addition of highly anticipated Guild System later this month

Gamers can find plenty of new excitement in Dungeon Fighter Online, which updated today, adding an event that preludes the launch of a new Guild system on April 28.

Players can sign up for a Nexon ID at www.nexon.net and then download Dungeon Fighter Online for free to take part in the beta service. Nexon America plans to launch Dungeon Fighter Online this June.

In addition to the pre-Guild event, Players who venture into the land of Arad will also be able to try the new Selectable Avatar Items, which offer players a chance to choose from a whole catalogue of styles and stats to get the exact Avatar items they want. These items are purchasable through NX, Nexon’s real-money currency, and available for a durations of 7, 30 and 90 days.

When the Guild System launches later this month, it will provide a new and exciting co-op system for Dungeon Fighters. As opposed to simply joining a party, players who band together in guilds gain special boosts and bonuses. Players who participate in the pre-launch Guild Event quest can sample the Guild buffs first hand, and players who take part in party play will gain the Guild EXP boost.

And for those hoping to get their guild together before the system is added to the beta DFO has opened a Dungeon Fighter Online Guild Recruitment Page in the DFO forums at nexon.net.

To see the action, check out game videos at www.youtube.com/dungeonfighteronline. Dungeon Fighters are also welcome to show their support for eradicating evil in the Land of Arad at www.facebook.com/dungeonfighteronline.

Reminder: DDO Dungeon-along Episode 2 Tomorrow At 11:00 AM EST

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iTZKooPA will be forming the group for the DDO Dungeon-along Episode 2 on Sunday, April 18 at 11:00 AM EST. Khyber is the server of choice. Please be sure to complete the tutorial area and dungeon before go time. Level 2 would be nice, but is not required. Supplies of DDO Point cards are still available to those that attend!

According to last week’s post and Twitter followers, there are already five spots filled.  Who’s going to be the lucky sixth?  You’ll be able to find iTZKooPA on his warforged cleric (iTZKooPA) or a halfling bard (iTZKHuPA).

Don’t forget, the bonus XP event ends tomorrow!

NHN Games Merges With Webzen

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A couple of days ago Webzen announced merge with NHN Games for the purpose of increasing competitiveness and profit. According to the plan, Webzen will be holding a shoreholders meeting on May 28th and the takeover will finish July 4th. NHN Games is the developer for MMO’s such as Archlord, C9 and R2. But it’s not all good news – according to NHN Games, the fate of C9, their most ambitious product to date, is unknown. More details on the merge should be revealed soon.

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Peace for the Republic HoloRecord

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The friday update for Star Wars The Old Republic is up, entitled Peace for the Republic. “Peace for the Republic” uncovers evidence suggesting that the Sith Empire has been infiltrating The Republic as far back as the centuries preceding the Great War, which was one of the most peaceful eras in Republic history. The entry focuses on the subtle infiltration by “Jedi Master” Barel Oveir.  You can read the full details below or just click here to watch the video.

BTC 103 – More than a century before the Sacking of Coruscant, two Jedi scholars embarked on a journey which became one of most inexplicable mysteries of its time. Young Jedi Knight Eison Gynt joined his Master in a mission to investigate the Ancient Sith Temple of Yavin 4. On Yavin, the pair was attacked by the native Massassi and driven into the Tomb of Naga Sadow where a powerful force of darkness emerged. Gynt’s Master returned to Coruscant wounded and half-insane, remorseful that young Eison Gynt had been killed in the chaos. Years later, however, Gynt returned from Yavin on his own and attacked his former Master. Gynt was killed and all assumed that he had been tainted by the darkness on Yavin 4 and returned to Coruscant for revenge. Nonetheless, the truth, as Master Gnost-Dural has discovered, may have been far more sinister.

Guild Wars Beyond

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NCSoft and ArenaNet have announced “Guild Wars Beyond,” an on-going campaign focused on key events and characters that will play the main role in Guild Wars 2. The first event will be the “War in Kryta” event which will be kicked off to mark the fifth anniversary of Guild Wars. War in Kryta will put players in the middle of a struggle between the oppressive White Mantle zealots and the Shining Blade rebels in order to decide the fate of Kryta.