New Vindictus Screenshots Revealed

Posted by on May 16, 2010 - No Comments »

Nexon has released a new batch of screenshots for their latest MMO Vindictus. Originally known as Mabinogi: Heroes, the game was renamed to Vindictus. The game is developed by devCAT and uses the Source Engine by Valve which we’ve already seen in action a thousand times in games such as Half Life, Team Fortress, Portal, Left 4 Dead, and such. Nexon promises fast paced gameplay, interactive terrain, and high quality visuals. You can view the screenshots below. For more info on the game, visit the official website.

Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited – Third Most Popular MMO?

Posted by on May 16, 2010 - 50 Comments »

According to a recent survey by the NPD Group, Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited is the third most popular MMORPG, replacing Guild Wars. NPD surveyed 19,000 gamers (68% male vs 32% female) and the first place is of course taken by World of WarCraft with 30% of the gamers surveyed playing it and Runescape is second with 10%. Guild Wars was in third place for the past three years, but was apparently defeated by Turbine’s beloved MMO. Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited continues growing in popularity after shifting from a subscription-based model to a microtransaction based one. I say – great job Turbine, you definitely deserve it.

Craft of Gods – Group & Guild Packages Announced

Posted by on May 16, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Kalicanthus announced two new Craft of Gods packages for players interested in purchasing their upcoming MMORPG. The first is a group packages meant for a small group of players looking to purchase the game. Inside the package you will find three game keys at a discounted price – 74,75 €. The second one is a guild package that includes five game keys at a prince of 119,60 € (instead of 149,50 €). If you still haven’t made up your mind about purchasing Craft of Gods, Kalicanthus has prepared a preview event starting on May 20th and ending on May 25th. Craft of Gods will launch two days after that – May 27th.

Everquest 2: Halas Reborn Preview Details the Storyteller System

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Creators of Everquest 2, Sony Online Entertainment, recently uncovered details about Halas Reborn, the games latest update set to be take affect this month. The Storyteller system seemed to be the focus of the news release, a “modification to the quest journal window UI. It adds a Storylines tab that will collect the overarching story behind each major quest series in one place.”

In addition to acting as a mod to the quest journal, the Storyteller system will “consolidate the storylines related to various quest series into a single, easy-to-follow format so adventurers can better keep track of the underlying story being told in their current quests.”

In terms of how it will help out your characters and others, “the Storylines window will allow you to see where you are in the storyline related to the quest series you are working on. It can help by providing hints from previously completed steps, give clues as to where a series starts, as well as help you to pick back up on the series if you’ve been away from it for a while. For those who like to know the story and WHY they are helping NPC Bob to lay waste to the gnoll population, this will prove highly beneficial.”

Not all quests seemed to function with the Storyline window, but SOE had an answer for this stating, “quest lines will continue to be added to the system over time. What you see when Halas Reborn reaches the live servers will only be a starting point, and other quests will be connected and looped as we progress the feature. If you don’t see your favorite quest right now, don’t worry! It will be there soon.”

SOE even provided a working model of what the Storylines window will look like.  More details here.

Champions Online: General Q and A

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Cryptic Studios recently answered questions posted to them by gamers on their forums surrounding Champions Online. The general Q&A centered around the latest developments the design team have in store for the game.

Questions for the team ranged from whether the team will be implementing a new power pack to questions about expansions for the Nemesis system and much more.

Read the full Champions Online Q/A interview here.

Reminder: Instance Gratification: DDO Episode 6 Tomorrow, May 16 At 11:00 AM EST

Posted by on May 15, 2010 - 1 Comment »

iTZKooPA is back in the lead for Instance Gratification: DDO Episode 6 on Sunday, May 16 at 11:00 AM EST. Khyber is the server of choice. Please be sure to complete the tutorial area and dungeon before go time. That means you should have at least arrived at the Harbor of Stormreach.  Waterworks is this the target this weekend. Supplies of DDO Point cards are nearly gone, but still available to those that attend! Spots in the primary group are open as of this posting.

Shoot me a tweet or drop a comment in the post if you want to be in the top six. I currently have a warforged cleric (iTZKooPA) and a halfling bard (iTZKHuPA). Amatera plays as a halfling rogue named Amatera.

Rose Online Adds New Server

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Rose Online has introduced a new server! The game, originally released as a pay-to-play MMORPG, was later restarted as a free-to-play one, by its original developer, Gravity(best known for Ragnarok Online). Anyway, the new server is called “Draconis” and will be a standard PvE server with all the latest game updates, such as the recently introduced new quests, changes to the combat & PvP system, and more. For more info on ROSE Online, visit the game’s official website, here.

Grand Chase Adds New Dungeon

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Ntreev has just announced that their hit MMORPG Grand Chase will add a new dungeon. The new dungeon goes by the name Kungji Village and players will be able to explore this magical land after descending through a long tunnel. This new dungeon is another section of the massive Season 3 update, which, if you remember, we talked about a few weeks ago here. But Kungji Village more than just mere beauty. It holds dark secrets, houses terrible enemies(including bosses) and a few new stages. Stay tuned for more info on the Season 3 content pack.