Posts Tagged ‘anniversary’

Instance Gratification 7: Marvel Heroes Gets its Just Desserts (Giveaway)

24 September 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern
My day was ruined when I found out this famous cobra didn't make the patch...

My day was ruined when I found out this famous cobra didn’t make the patch…

Instance Gratification is the return of one of our premiere video outings. Originally featuring the cast of founder bloggers thrashing World of Warcraft dungeons and viewer runs of Dungeon & Dragons Online, the reinvigorated column heads to the realm of the Twitch channel. Come join us every Wednesday for dungeon dives, solo attempts and general loot hoarding in your favorite games.

An amazing chat was had between myself and Ryan Collins, aka Ryolnir, of Gazillion Entertainment. The community manager of Marvel Heroes 2014 and I geeked out over a parade of topics during our in-house livestream interview. It was just the introduction of Rogue or the Bronx Zoo to the dungeon crawling action combat title, but the latest movies, upcoming storyarcs for Marvel and Marvel Heroes and a ton more. Two old, nerdy souls just having at it answering questions and taking queues off the audience really.

No wonder why I’ve such an insatiable itch to get back on my Black Panther character and return to spamming Fan of Knives and rolling around picking up vast swaths of loot. Seeing as I get to select what I play for the Lore Hound Twitch that is exactly what is going to happen in this week’s episode of Instance Gratification. Thank heavens for semi autonomy!

Be sure to subscribe to the channel for all our streams, giveaways and general shenanigans. Hit the jump for the livestream. The show will kick off around 1:00 PM EST and continue until one of my boosters runs out. See you there! Continue Reading

MOBA Monday: A Very Special Instance Gratification (Video)

22 September 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

lh_marvel_heroes_rogueMOBA Monday is a weekly showcase of how to perform, eh, let’s go with adequately – we hope – in a massive online battle arena. The streaming squad features the hottest, upcoming or most interesting titles of their and the communities fancy for a few rounds of PvP shenanigans in our weekly Twitch channel staple.

Today’s MOBA Monday is going off the rails to present you with the seventh episode of Instance Gratification. You see Gazillion Entertainment unleashed Rogue upon the players of Marvel Heroes and, after getting ahold of us, we simply can’t deny her. It probably wasn’t the smartest move considering we happen to be at the development office. At any rate, we’re going to be chumming it up with Ryan Collins, the community manager behind the loot spewing dungeon crawler from David Brevik.

General shenanigans will certainly ensure. So ridiculous was our last interview that we had all had Captain America garb, saw a rainbow of items drops for Collins and dissed Moon Knight more time than a licensing company should be allowed to do on live “tv”. Which useless Marvel superhero should be poke fun at until an inferiority complex sets in this week?!

Today’s A Very Special MOBA Monday will kick off around 3:00 PM EST. Hit the jump or head directly to the channel page to watch live. Don’t forget to follow for all the updates and giveaway opportunities. Continue Reading

Marvel Heroes Anniversary Infographic Doesn’t Do It Justice

2 July 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

I’m not quite sure how I missed the recent update from David Brevik on the state of Marvel Heroes but I did. Release last week, the new blog post comes with an infographic solely focused on explaining exactly how far the game has come. From listening to the community to delivering on its own intended features, Gazillion Entertainment has changed, overhauled and fine-tuned nearly every aspect of the dungeon crawler. And that’s on top of adding new features, end game content and storylines.

The infographic takes a crack at encapsulating all the developer has done to rechristen the title as Marvel Heroes 2015 but as Brevik himself states it simply falls short. No knock on the designer, but the title has simply changed that much. Heck, we spoke about it with the man himself and Ryan Collins for over 90 minutes and could have continued!

I love infographics mainly because I’m a numbers junkie. Other aspects I would have loved to see would have been the number of lines of code added and altered, registered player details, amount of humanity spent in-game, amount of damage done including biggest crits, times the original storyline had been completed and so much more.

Above is simply the game as it was in pre-beta. Hit the cut for the full infographic. Continue Reading

Marvel Heroes In-house Livestream June 16 (Video)

16 June 2014 | 2 Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Earlier this week Gazillion Entertainment and the Marvel Heroes community celebrated the first anniversary of the dungeon crawler. Dubbed Marvel Heroes 2015, the anniversary event marks the release of its latest content patch, featuring the demon lord Surtur’s storyline, and, perhaps more importantly, recapping the dramatic changes to the gameplay, systems and itemization of Marvel Heroes.

To celebrate, we’re going to be joining the developers at Secret Identity Studios. Like, in their base, killing their mans. What’s more is we’ll be doing this in a capacity that you, the Lore Hound community, will be fully enveloped in the coverage thanks to the glory of Twitch.TV! The timing of the stream won’t be known until the day of, so be sure to follow us on Twitter in addition to Twitch to be kept in the loop.

What’s on the docket you ask? Why simply the past, present and future of Marvel Heroes. Ya know, no big deal. This includes development options, listening to the community and learning from mistakes. Any questions, changes or tweaks you wish to pick their brains about? If so, leave it in the comments of this post.

Naturally, we’ll be giving away item codes during the livestream and expect to have more after. Continue Reading

Wow, What an Massive WoW Infographic

28 January 2014 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Publishers and developers love showing off the numbers of their babies. From subscribers to users to concurrent users the MMORPG genre is probably more open than most others in the industry. World of Warcraft, one of only a handful of games to approach the 10 years of service mark, is back at it. And you’ll be hard pressed to fathom the reach of some of these figures.

Every wonder which country could be filled by WoW characters? How about how many characters have been created? The overall /played amount? Perhaps you’re more into geography and which countries have WoW? Or the balance between the worthy Alliance and dastardly Horde? Query the amount of auction transactions or number of words in the quest dialogue you overlook?

Every one of those questions and many more are answered in the massive 10-year anniversary infographic. Even if that watershed moment is still some 9+ months away.

E3 2013: TERA F2P Conversion Helps Approach 2 Million Users

14 June 2013 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

I know what you’re thinking, “What does En Masse Entertainment consider a user.” The company was kind enough to lay it out for us. The two million mark will be bestowed upon TERA in short order thanks to registered users, not active users. The upcoming milestone comes just over a month after TERA’s birthday celebration.

Apart from typical shenanigans, En Masse Entertainment is preparing a large collection of content for the upcoming summer months. General MMOG playing tends to decline during the warm timeframe, but that isn’t going to stop TERA. The first round of content comes July 2 and will be equally summer themed. Pirates are indicative of summer, right?

Who cares, it means a new 20 v 20 map, siege-based gameplay, new loot and an advanced matchmaking system. There’s also the barely detailed Alliance system which will retool the ambitious, yet faulted, Alliance system.

Happy Birthday, TERA!

2 May 2013 | 1 Comment » | Pherephassa

Ever play a game and wonder what’s the most popular race? Class? What about the deadliest monster or the richest player? Race and class especially, those are near the top of the list of questions I see in every game I’ve played. And to celebrate the first anniversary of TERA, En Masse Entertainment has fulfilled these burning questions with a special infographic displaying a few of these statistics! Plus, there are a host of special events and celebrations happening throughout the month of May. Who doesn’t love a birthday celebration, especially one that has gifts for everyone?

Hit the jump for the details, as well as some delicious tidbits about upcoming content!

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RIFT Wants to Celebrate the Terrible Twos With You

4 March 2013 | 1 Comment » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Over the weekend, the freshman entry from Trion Worlds entered its second year as a premium MMORPG. RIFT, a fantasy MMORPG rocking a classless system filled with dynamic content, launched in March 2011 to a solid reception. Since this time, Trion Worlds has met an aggressive content schedule, releasing a myriad of patches large and small and an entire expansion, Storm Legion. On March 1, the title turned two and received a new content patch, Carnival of the Ascended – Patch v2.2, to celebrate.

There’s a smorgasbord of activities for players of any type of dedication, from mini-games to games of skill to simple collections, spread across Storm Legion zones. There’s also the excitement of randomized PvP scenarios. The patch brings core (non-seasonal) content as well, including the addition of Tier 3 Planar Attunement, and hard modes of Endless Eclipse and Frozen Tempest.

Past and present players can rekindle their relationships during the anniversary’s free weekend, March 21-25, which coincides with the 20% increase to various statistics – XP, Favor, Prestige, etc – that runs from March 21 until April 4. Not to mention PAX East! Coincidence?

You can read the full breakdown of the Carnival of the Ascended here. Be sure to hit the jump for the Second Anniversary trailer. Interested in seeing what you missed in the preceding 24 months? Massively’s Karen Bryan has you covered. Continue Reading