Fallen Earth Patch 1.4 has hit the test server. Keep in mind though it only includes a part of the content that will be available in the full release. This new patch includes a brand new area, Deadfall, new arena-style PvP areas, mutant mounts, an achievement system, conflict town upgrades, clan wars and of course – continued optimizations and improvements. The arena PvP system will offer four game modes – Deathmatch, Assault, Survival and Capture the Flag. You can read more about it here.
The event runs from April 19th until May 14th. The event seeks to identify the top 10 guilds and reward them either with gold or exclusive titles such as Golden Tiger, Lithe Jaguar, Royal Kirin, Savage Leo and Flying Pegasus.
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The titles up for grabs are Golden Tiger, Lithe Jaguar, Royal Kirin, Savage Leo and Flying Pegasus.
The first 10 guilds are eligible for these titles – simply submit a screenshot of at least half the guild’s members riding on one particular mount to firstname.lastname@example.org . Once verified, the title will be conferred on the guild. (eg: should a guild with 50 members wish to receive the title of Savage Leo, the guild master will need to submit a screenshot of at least 25 guild members riding on any of the available lion mounts to receive the title.)
For more information, head on over to the official event page.
Turbine, previously the largest independant MMO company, has been acquired by Warner Brothers Incorporated. They’ve been huge investors in the company for years, but this latest exchange is expected to value Turbine at about $160 million.
Turbine currently produces and maintains several MMOs, including Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online, and Asheron’s Call. This isn’t the first time Warner Brothers has purchased a major video game company; they bought Midway Studios, developers of the Mortal Kombat series, as well as TT Games, developers of the Lego Star Wars and Lego Batman games. This gives them a huge monopoly on LOTR games, as Warner Brothers already owns the license for all non-online Lord of the Rings games, and Turbine had an exclusive license for all online LOTR games.
All of the intellectual property that Turbine developers now has access to might be even more exciting. The combination of Warner Brothers properties and Turbine developers has fantastic potential. Could we see DC Comics franchise characters in future MMOs?
A deep discount on one of the best MMOGs from 2009 not enough to get you interested in Fallen Earth? Perhaps a brand-spanking-new puppy will tip the scales further?
Fallen Earth, LLC announced the addition of Wasteland Mutts a few moments ago. The cute post-apocalyptic canines are available throughout Sector 1-3 and can be purchased from Fuel and Feed merchants for “about 500 chips.”
It’s worth noting that the announcement cautions players from getting to attached: “But don’t get too attached, we hear other variants still exist in Deadfall!” I wonder if the warning about “other variants” is for good, or ill.
Something in high demand being added to the game for free? Blasphemy!
I got a bit sidetracked recently with my Zhevra mount and, of course, the Celestial Steed that’s been the talk of the town as of late. But I finally got back on track with my Venomhide Ravasaur questing, and only have one final daily quest left before I earn my last Venomhide baby tooth.
But what is this about Raptors and feathers? Does my hatchling want to learn how to fly!? Maybe not… Tune in for this feathery episode of For the Hoard to find out.
Ingle Games has announced that Glory of the Tribe, the third expansion to their anime-styled MMORPG Destiny Online is now live. The biggest feature of the new add-on is the Tribal War system. The Tribal War system combines PvP and PvE in a classic guild war system and is sure to hold the spotlight for long. Other features include a new super pet called Kirin, 2 new bosses – Level 80 Darkhound and Level 145 Grim Gargoyle, 2 sets of new outfits, Eastern Gala Costume and Funky Valentine Costume, a new mount, Flying Carpet, a dozen of new Monster Cards that can transform players into hilarious monsters, and Level 145 equipments and weapons to keep up with the level cap raised to 145. More information on the game’s website.
The popular j-rpg styled MMO Atlantica Online will receive its very own housing system. This new feature will be introduced on the game’s Korean servers on April 22nd and will eventually be released on the international version as well. Once released, players will not only be able to customize their own houses, but visit other people’s houses, have dinner together, or just talk. Players can also hire mercenaries for their houses to serve as..cooks and if you invite another player over to share a meal, you will both receive buffs. How social!