Posts Tagged ‘mmorpg’

RaiderZ Giving Thanks Days After Launch (Seasonal Event)

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

Officially launched earlier todayRaiderZ is taking no time to sit on its laurels. Perfect World Entertainment announced its first live seasonal event kicking off after today’s maintenance and continuing until November 28, 2012. It means players are rolling directly from the Halloween event to the Thanksgiving event.

The latest seasonal activity takes many cues from Halloween, making it, once again, not the most inventive event to grace the MMOG genre. All monsters have a chance to drop a Thanksgiving Lucky Box, which may contain helpful feast items or even precious Beycium. The chance for extra loot will remain until the event closes on November 28, 2012.

Adding spice to this season’s event, Game Masters will be online on each server for a few hours on November 21, 2012 for a celebratory feast. The in-game event will feature an incredible feast for players and offer those that help prepare the delicious meal with more Beycium. Players can receive up to 10 Beycium for the most desired foods.

Head over to the official blog post for feast timings and the reward matrix.

Exclusive Video Interview: Producer K.J. Lin Introduces Total Recall Online

7 November 2012 | 1 Comment » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern
Resistence fighters giving it to The Man.

Resistance fighters giving it to The Man.

Every wonder what happened to Philip K. Dick’s imaginative futuristic world before and after Total Recall? Whether you prefer the Colin Farrell or Arnold Schwarzenegger incarnation of Douglas Quaid, Dick penned a world that was in the throes of war for years previous and likely years after the events of the movie. With ZQGame, a Chinese browser game specialist, picking up the intellectual property rights gamers will soon be able to enter a persistent incarnation of the morally ambiguous world.

K.J Lin dishes the early information to iTZKooPA. The producer discusses the factional differences, the location of the struggle, transportation, connections to the recent movie and various early gameplay features. A full 3D free-to-play browser-based MMORPG, Lin expects Total Recall Online to change gamer expectations from now on.

Or he could just have screwed with iTZKooPA’s memory. It’s possible.

Closed Beta for Total Recall Online is expected to come in some capacity by the end of 2012. Hit the jump for the full interview and first official trailer. Continue Reading

Marvel Heroes Core Content is Seriously Free-to-Play

8 October 2012 | 1 Comment » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Gazillion Entertainment President David Brevik had an axe to grind with the gaming community at large and its assumptions of the free-to-play market. He acknowledges that there is legitimate evidence to make consumers of F2P titles weary of being nickel and dimed. Those interested in his company’s upcoming superhero MMOG Marvel Heroes need not worry.

In an interview with GamesIndustry, Brevik expanded upon the team’s passion for the project and the expectations of F2P market. “We’re creating a triple-A quality game that has deep gameplay, graphics are state of the art because we’re using Unreal Engine to render, and we aren’t just a little bit free. We’re completely free.”

Later, he pointed to MOBA leader League of Legends as the business model Gazillion is looking to adopt for Marvel Heroes. The regular content updates will remain free, with optional purchases added within each major patch.

We’ll have more from Marvel Heroes from this weekend’s New York Comic Con in NYC. Marvel Heroes is currently accepting Closed Beta signups. Be sure to check out our latest interview with associate producer Matt Group.

RaiderZ Open Beta to Begin in October, Founder’s Packs with Neverwinter Beta Access Unveiled

21 September 2012 | 1 Comment » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

After a lengthy Closed Beta phase, Perfect World Entertainment is finally comfortable enough with its monster hunting MMORPG to push the game to Open Beta. RaiderZ will be heading to Open Beta testing on October 24. There’s been no details on the expected transition patch. Instead, PWE hit us with news of early adopter Founder’s packs.

PWE will be offering two distinct Founder’s packages, both including a Scroll of Heroes to maximize character progression from increasing XP and drop rates to reducing various costs and the Guardian’s Life Stone, awarding instant resurrection. The $9.99 Basic pack also includes an exclusive Breath of Artisan which increases the success of high level enchantments.

The biggest draw of the Elite pack for many is guaranteed access to the upcoming closed beta process of Neverwinter. Sweetening the deal for others is an included mount, costume items and the aforementioned Scroll of Heroes and Guardian’s Life Stone. The Elite pack is currently available for $29.99.

Check out all our RaiderZ coverage, including numerous interviews, zone introductions and recaps at the game’s official page.

RaiderZ Introduces Demons & Nasty Plants in New Zone

13 September 2012 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Adventurers of Rendel have a handful of new mobs to learn before taking to the field. The latest zone introduction from Perfect World Entertainment details the Hero’s Lane zone of RaiderZ. The trailer hints at certain monsters only being available at specific times of night, something we did not hear about in our recent interview. Hero’s Lane a large zone, featuring a dangerous forest, undead, demons, a contaminated garden and the Catacomb of the Damned, “a massive dungeon.”

Perfect World has yet to disclose a launch date for open beta, but still holds fast to the expected release of 2012.

Hit the jump for the trailer and screenshots of Hero’s Lane.

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Exclusive Video Interview: RaiderZ Feasts, Transformations & “Having Fun”

11 September 2012 | 17 Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

RaiderZ is shaping up to be a monster hunters perfect outlet. With dozens of unique monsters to hunt across the world of Rendel, the upcoming MMORPG from Perfect World Entertainment will quench any dungeon crawlers loot requirements. And launch is closer than you think, as Mark Hill discusses in his most recent interview with LoreHound.com

Executive Producer Mark Hill recapped the importance of the title’s closed beta process, dubbing the culmination of the CB as “living in the forums” before he began detailing the upcoming patch for Open Beta. PWE added a parade of new content to the title before wrapping CB, including the teased monster transformations, but there’s plenty more to come. Additional transformations, a level cap increase to level 35, the new Grand Wall of Silence zone, feasts – including weaponized food! – and additional horizontal systems.

Hit the cut for gameplay shots of the cat and bunny transformations, screenshots and gameplay of the Grand Wall of Silence boss encounter and what gamers can hope for from the 2012 release. Again, it’s all about “Having fun. Continue Reading

Exclusive Video Interview – Marvel: Heroes – Loot, Destruction & Storyline

10 September 2012 | 3 Comments » | Heartbourne

A Marvel-based MMOG has been a comic-book nerd’s wet dream for some time. After seeing the movie properties come together in Marvel’s Avengers earlier this summer, the desire to stomp around the massive universe has only become stronger. Gazillion Entertainment, developer of the family-friendly Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, blew the lid of Marvel Heroes at PAX Prime 2012 and LoreHound was there to get the skinny.

Associate Producer Matt Group detailed the Diablo-inspired MMORPG to iTZKooPA shortly after the panel that revealed three new playable heroes, Punisher, Daredevil and Squirrel Girl. Group went on to discuss the play mechanics, including the cleaner HUD and easy to pick-up controls, access to the vast array of Marvel storyline, characters and costumes and “public combat zones.”

Hit the jump for all the awesome details, including the Closed Beta launch date.

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Exclusive Interview: An In-depth Look at Neverwinter’s User Generated Content System

22 August 2012 | No Comments » | Patrick "iTZKooPA" Mulhern

Systems Designer Lindsay Haven walked iTZKooPA through the Foundry system in Neverwinter. First introduced in Star Trek Online, Cryptic Studios is employing a customized and updated Foundry for players to create their own adventures in Neverwinter. Applicable, given how mod friendly and community supported the previous Neverwinter titles were.

After delivering a quick demonstration of quest construction and instance building, Lindsay goes into further details surrounding the unique feature. Authors will be limited in the amount of content they can create. However, the rating system will enable players to suss out the drivel from the gems. In doing so, those with a high average of gems will unlock additional room for content.

Hit the jump to find out about monetization of the system, monetary rewards for quality creators, further restrictions and when to realize your dream of being the ultimate GM. Continue Reading