Posts Tagged ‘anniversary’

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

World of Warcraft Invites You To Its Eighth Birthday, Entices with New Trailer

20 November 2012 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Just wanted to point out that the horde didn't make the original cover. Losers.

The MMORPG that hooked me on the genre forever is approaching its eighth birthday and Blizzard wants you to have the proverbial pony. Players can login now to begin claiming phat lewtz, including a Feat of Strength achievement. Players can also celebrate WoW’s new found addiction to fire by cracking open their Celebration Package. The bundle includes a tabard, fireworks show and, for those that are still leveling, an 8% bonus to experience and reputation gains.

Few games have lasted as long as World of Warcraft, and none have done so as the top of the pile throughout. What are your favorite memories of WoW? The camaraderie? Boss clearing? The Ever changing, ever growing (if slowly) universe and lore? Meet your significant other in Azeroth by any chance?

Leave your stories in the comments and don’t forget to hit the jump for the new anniversary video.

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Star Trek Online November State of the Game Addresses Season 7, Anniversary Teaser

5 November 2012 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Can you believe it’s been nearly three years since we were able to step into the first persistent Star Trek universe? Star Trek Online launched as a subscription MMORPG in February 2013. There’s been much change in the game since, including six major patches and a business model change. In November’s State of the Game, Executive Producer Daniel Stahl details what players can expect with Season 7 and the approach to the yearly milestone.

Dubbed New Rumulous, players get to see Earth as it would be in 2999. Just kidding. New Romulus offers a collection of new missions and additional personal progression opportunities. What’s most interesting is the Season 7 content patch will take the first look at end-game rewards, like STFs, since they were introduced in S1 and S2.

Revisiting old systems is a nice touch, but the new content is the most exciting. As you may have guessed, New Romulus brings players to bear a new storyarc for the opportunistic cousins of the Vulcans. Season 7 will show players the ramifications for the destruction of the Romulan homeworld, diving into the core of the STO storyline.

Season 7 is going to be a big one, from features and systems to dramatic changes in the story. Hit the jump for new media and the above link for all juicy details. Continue Reading