Lore Hound MMOcast: Episode 8

Posted by on May 23, 2010 - 1 Comment »

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  • Celestial Steed contest almost complete.
  • Short Story (manga) contest now live.
  • Started our StarCraft 2 coverage. It’s here to stay.
  • BlizzCon tickets on sale soon.
  • LEGO Universe available for pre-order!
  • Marvel Super Heroe Squad Online announced.
  • Runes of Magic Chapter III: The Elder Kingdoms live.
  • Aion v1.9 patch dated for June 2, v2.0 patch notes, server merger (oh noes!@) – Source
  • Perfect World Entertainment invests in Runic Games.
  • SW:TOR reveals non-human race, advanced classes.
  • DDO third most popular MMO according to survey.
  • Guild Wars 2 Dynamic Event System is intriguing.
  • Discussion: How important is it to your experience to feel that your changing the game’s world (See Dynamic Event System)?

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Atlantica Online Patch Details Revealed

Posted by on May 22, 2010 - 1 Comment »

Ndoors has revealed the next update for Atlantica Online. It’s mostly a series of minor tweaks and improvements like fixing old quests and adding new ones. Players can experiment with more formations now that up to two Hwarangs, Minstrels, and Punishers can be used in a single formation. Now word on when the patch is coming, though, but you can expect it to be soon. More information on Atlantica Online here.

Dungeon Fighter Online: Female Gunner Announced

Posted by on May 22, 2010 - No Comments »

Nexon has announced that there will be a new class available with the June launch of Dungeon Fighter Online, the Female Gunner. Female Gunners are chosen at a very young age to join the elite division of Imperial Guards known as “The Imperial Princess Garden”. As a Gunner you will also have access to one of four subclasses – the Launcher, Mechanic, Ranger, and Spitfire – at level 18. Have fun shootin’ in Dungeon Fighter Online!

All Points Bulletin Steam Pre-Orders Available

Posted by on May 22, 2010 - 2 Comments »

The popular MMORPG All Points Bulletin is now available for pre-order from steam. The isn’t launching for at least another month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reserve your copy and benefit from doing so. Dropping $49.99 will get you a few special items, including a key to the city, giving you 5 hours of district gameplay and unlimited social gameplay, 3 days early game access, including 10 hours of district gameplay and unlimited social gameplay, and last but not least, 7 exclusive game items, including a Chicken and Strike a Pose Emote’s, Criminal and Enforcer Cars, Criminal and CSA Outfit’s along with a Pioneer Decal. Pre-order All Points Bulletin now, here.

Marvel's Super Hero Squad Online: Preview

Posted by on May 22, 2010 - No Comments »

The gang over at massively.com had a chance to sit in on a showing of the latest Marvel/Microsoft matchup Super Hero Squad Online. Although the “kid-centric” design of Super Hero Squad Online will deter some gamers, the preview was held in high regard and promises as much frenzied action and high-energy MMO moments as any other game.

For the full hands-on preview of Marvel’s Super Hero Squad Online, click here.

Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer Expansion Review

Posted by on May 22, 2010 - No Comments »

The folks over at MMORPG.com have released a detailed review of Funcom’s Age of Conan latest expansion, Rise of the Godslayer – one of the coolest expansion titles ever birthed. Most people saw Conan largely as a dissappointment and the game quickly lost subscribers because of its lack of appropriate content to compete with some of the best MMO’s on the market.

It may of taken two years, but with this latest expansion, Conan has finally stepped it up to compete with the big boys and become one of the more impressive MMO’s to date. For the full review of Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer, click here.

Instance Gratification: DDO Episode 5 – Waterworks

Posted by on May 22, 2010 - 2 Comments »

Due to some technical difficulties two weekends ago, last weekend’s Episode 6 has been bumped up to Episode 5. This week sees the Lore Hounds heading into the early parts of Waterworks, once again meeting up with some angry kobolds. A smaller group of hounds meeting the Gnashtooth Clan, an angrier and more strategic group of kobolds, caused some fails. To say the least.

Episode 6 will happen (again) on Sunday, May 23 and is currently scheduled for an 11:00 AM EST start time on the Khyber server. Please complete the tutorial questline of Korthos Island (final adventure detailed here), otherwise you will not be eligible for a group invite.

Prospective attendees should drop a line below so we can gauge the expected attendance. Include your class if you’ve already decided upon one. I will not be in attendance. Look for Amatera on halfling rogue named Amatera or Juggynaut for an invite.

[Ed. Note – Gnarltooth Clan is mentioned in the video.  The squad actually fought the Gnashtooth clan]

Rumor: Cataclysm Press Event June 8th

Posted by on May 21, 2010 - 2 Comments »

Bad photoshop is bad.

Bad photoshop is bad.

My “sources” “say” that Blizzard will be holding a Cataclysm-themed press event next month on June 8th. I’m sure you can expect all sorts of new information on the upcoming expansion, but I know there’s only one thing that’s really on your mind: are they going to announce the beta?

Well, considering that they have already begun pushing opt-ins, and time is quickly running out to move into the beta phase, I’m going to go with an emphatic yes. Likewise, the current testing phase seems to be accelerating with patches updating still-unfinished aspects of the game world at a rapid pace. This may very well be in preparation for allowing more people to join in on the fun, and I’d expect that to happen very soon after the press event.

Being a rumor and all, there’s not much more to say than that, but it seems quite reliable. When official word gets out there, we’ll make sure to let you know.