Atlantica Online: Create Your Own Mercenary Winner

Posted by on April 21, 2010 - No Comments »

Atlantica Online is one giant MMORPG! Just a few days ago we informed you of the new housing system. But it seems we were just getting warmed up. Last month NDoors picked up a grand prize winner for the “create your own mercenary” contest, along with five runner-ups. Now the developers want to show you the winner. As some of you may know the winner of the contest, Symban, will have his creation brought to love. His creation is called Camilla: A Vampire Countess derived by the effects of the Oriharukon device in Bran Castle, she floats through the air, draining life from other players to sustain her existence. Camilla looks every bit the part of a Vampire Countess, with jet black hair contrasted against her snow-white skin and blood-stained lips. Players will be able to learn more about this mercenary as we near its release. Congratulations, Symban.

Mytheon OB Starts on April 28th

Posted by on April 21, 2010 - No Comments »

True Games Interactive and Petroglyph have announced that the Mytheon Open Beta will start on April 28thMytheon is a new free MMORPG that mixes together greek mythology with high fantasy. Until the open beta starts, anyone who registers on the website will be able to immediately play the game once it launches. Petroglyph also announced the “Champions of Mytheon” premium package that will give players who purchase it lifetime access to discount currency, premium offerings, exclusive, one-time only items, and sneak previews of new content before release. This exciting package will be available for purchase in early May.

Fallen Earth 1.4 Available on the Test Server

Posted by on April 21, 2010 - No Comments »

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.

Tales of Fantasy "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" Event Announced

Posted by on April 21, 2010 - No Comments »

IGG has announced the first event for the closed beta of Tales of Fantasy, titled “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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.

Champion (Ranks 1st, 2nd, 3rd): 1000 Gold
First Runner-Up (Ranks 4th, 5th, 6th): 800 Gold
Second Runner-Up (Ranks 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th): 600 Gold

Title Rewards
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 . 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.

Destiny Online: Glory of the Tribe Expansion Now Live

Posted by on April 21, 2010 - No Comments »

The long-awaited third expansion to Destiny Online, titled ‘Glory of the Tribe’, is now live as of April 20th, 2010.

New features included in Glory of the Tribe are:

- Level cap raised to 145.

- New Superpet and new Mount.

- Two new outfits for your characters.

- New equipments and weapons.

- Two new boss monsters ‘Grim Gargoyle,’ and ‘Darkhound.’

- A dozen new monster cards that will transform the player into “Hilarious monsters.”

- Enhanced Tribal War combining both PvP and PvE.

For more information on Glory of the Tribe, head on over to the official expansion website.

Turbine Purchased by Warner Bros.

Posted by on April 20, 2010 - 1 Comment »

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?

Fallen Earth Releases The Hounds

Posted by on April 20, 2010 - No Comments »

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!

Nope, not holding a grudge at all.

For the Hoard 1.4: Feathers for the Venomhide Ravasaur

Posted by on April 20, 2010 - 2 Comments »

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.