7 February 2013
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Alright. There we go, some spice in the seasonal events from MAIET Entertainment. After rather uninspired Halloween and Thanksgiving events – heck, they didn’t even have Rendel-based nomenclatures – MAIET Entertainment is shaking things up with Valentine’s Day. That’s not to say you can’t get mushy. There’s plenty of that too.
RaiderZ is already chock full o’ love and will continue to be filled with hearts and red until February 27. The lovey-dovey activities include love-themed quests, heart-shaped boxes and even a Chocolate Broomstick Mount that bestows a certain cherub’s special abilities.
For those that enjoy a little Anti-Valentine’s Day celebration (or you can take this as a Lunar New Year festival since that’s what it really is), RaiderZ bestows upon you Weaponized Gambling. Taking advantage of the beat-a-mob-with-its-own-limb system, all monster will have a chance of dropping a “Yut Game Set,” a popular Korean board game. Players can beat the next monster into submission with a Yut Stick, awarding them a random buff.
From one form of red to another. At least they both come from the heart. *aww*
Hit the jump for your dose of digital romance.
1 February 2013
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Be happy I didn't use a silence pun.
Perfect World Entertainment unveiled Broken Silence, the first expansion for its monster hunting MMORPG RaiderZ. The MAIET Entertainment developed expansion will be released “soon.” That’s literally all we’ve been given as far as a time frame. Going by the announcement, the expansion may be focused towards the high-level players, which have easily hit the level cap of level 30 since the November release.
Granted, that won’t be the level cap for much longer. Broken Silence will push RaiderZ players to level 40 “soon.” In addition to the typical cap increase, “soon” players will be able to partake in new unique monster battles “piece by piece”, duke it out in an updated PvP battle system and “much more.”
“Players have been asking for more content – and that’s something that we wanted to address with the upcoming launch of RaiderZ: Broken Silence,” says Senior Producer Mark Hill. “The Grand Wall of Silence has fallen. Now, the Kingdom of Rendel and its citizens face a new threat from the north. I can’t wait to share more details about this expansion. Expect more info very soon.”
Hit the jump for the first screenshots to come from Broken Silence and stay tuned for an exclusive interview with Mark Hill. It’ll be up “soon.” Continue Reading
30 November 2012
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RaiderZ is all about hunting monsters. Online. With friends. The slogan “Fight together or die alone” couldn’t be more apt. For players that is. Your standard mob has numerous friends, many exactly like the one you just put your sword through, but the big, bad boss mobs aren’t so lucky. Often one of a kind, these beasts, contraptions, abominations or simply oversized baddies fend for themselves. Alone.
In the latest trailer for RaiderZ, players get a glimpse at the average day of just one of these bosses. The price to pay for immortality? Dieing a thousands deaths every day.
“It’s not easy being a giant demon.”
Hit the jump for the full trailer that just begs for a remix and a new batch of screenshots. Continue Reading
27 September 2012
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The Open Beta phase for Perfect World Entertainment’s upcoming monster hunter RaiderZ is slowly approaching. October 24 can’t come soon enough, but PWE and developer MAIET Entertainment are keeping players at bay with plenty of game features, pre-order deals, interviews and zone introductions. The latest zone introduction is the formerly peaceful and majestic Mt. Eda.
Now a realm of giant ogres and trolls, the heroes of Rendel are constantly at threat from beasts and players, thanks to the PvP dueling system in the zone. Monster hunters are drawn to the area for a shot at the Mad Yeti, who patrols the valley. Other bosses include a giant beetle and the force of the Makot clan.
Stay tuned for more on RaiderZ as we ever so slowly approach open beta. Can’t wait. Hit the jump for the official zone introduction and a gallery of screenshots from Mt. Eda. Continue Reading
21 September 2012
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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.
11 September 2012
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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
23 August 2012
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The monster hunting MMORPG coming from Perfect World Entertainment is looking tastier by the day. If consistently fighting unique boss battles isn’t up your alley, then steer clear of this one. Today, the RaiderZ team launched a new video series introducing prospective players – that’d be all of you – to the various areas of Rendel.
Broken Mast is just a small island of the RaiderZ landscape and acts as the game’s starting zone for all players. The seaside zone is home to pirates, sea creatures and wretched beasts. Senior Producer Mark Hill promises a handful of reveals from next weekend’s PAX Prime, and we’ll be there to cover it for you.
“Later this August, we’re also looking forward to showing off more new content at PAX Prime, including new maps, more epic boss encounters, and a closer look at the game’s Transformation System, which lets players channel their inner beast to take on the form of Rendel’s most deadly creatures,” said Senior Producer Mark Hill.
Until then, hit the cut for the first zone introduction for Broken Mast and a new round of screenshots. Continue Reading
27 April 2012
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We have a new interview with Raiderz Executive Producer, Mark Hill, as he talks to iTZKooPA about Perfect World Entertainments newest free-to-play MMORPG, Raiderz. The guys cover a lot of different subjects including the games action-combat, monster hunting, the item shop and much more.
We learn that monsters can drop items that are “infused” with different skill sets, allowing players to inherit skills of different class types. For examples, a Mage can pick up a two-handed axe and their skill bar will change allowing them to not only use the axe, but they receive a whole new set of abilities to go along with it for as long as that axe is equipped.
Raiderz uses a classless system, where players are not tied into any one specific class. The system is based on four basic classes, healer, ranged DPS, tank and melee, but once the player hits level 10, they are able to put skill points in any of the four classes allowing to create hybrid classes.
Mark revealed that closed beta is scheduled for sometime in either May or June, with open beta following in the third quarter.