EverQuest’s 20th Expansion Marks a Historic Milestone for the MMORPG Genre

October 10, 2013 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Sony Online Entertainment launched  EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken, the unprecedented 20th expansion for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), including an all-new featured storyline, new zones to explore, significant enhancements to the game’s mercenary system, and special in-game items and rewards.

“The launch of  EverQuest‘s 20th expansion is a testament to the dedication of all of the talented people, developers and members of our awesome community, who have contributed to the game over the years,” said Thom Terrazas, senior producer,  EverQuest. “As we approach the 15thanniversary of  EverQuest in 2014, the influence of the franchise is unparalleled in the MMO genre. This latest expansion demonstrates our continued commitment to bring the highest quality content to one of the most dedicated player communities in the industry.”

EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken takes players across the once peaceful plains of West Karana where they must encounter the powerful dragon, Lady Lendiniara. With the region rent asunder and the Ethernere exposed, countless realities collide and instability runs rampant, transforming the local wildlife and drawing mysterious new creatures to the land. Familiar faces, including iconic characters thought to be lost in time, will reemerge and fight alongside Qeynos military allies to restore peace to the region and send Lady Lendiniara back to her own dimension. Read more

MechWarrior Online Officially Launches

September 18, 2013 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

MechWarrior Online developer and publisher Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing announced the official launch of MechWarrior Online. Sporting a base of more than 1.3 million registered pilots, the free-to-play MechWarrior Online allows pilots to take control of the most powerful mechanical battle units the universe has ever seen.

“This is an extremely exciting day for everyone at Piranha,” said Russ Bullock, president of MechWarrior Online developer Piranha Games. “Our official launch comes on the heels of a successful Open Beta development period. Our passionate fans were with us every step of the way helping us create the most ambitious MechWarrior game yet!”

Set in the year 3050 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your ‘Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent.  MechWarrior Online delivers a rich online experience, rewarding everything a player does with experience points, C-Bills, unlocks, and recognition.

Bullock continued, “Our official launch is a jumping off point for a continuous stream of meaningful content updates to the game. We are looking forward to implementing the next round of major features for our pilots, including an entire new interface, new pilot tutorials, new Mechs and Maps and the long-awaited Community Warfare pillar. This is only the beginning. There is no final product.” Read more

World of Tanks Rolls Out Update 8.8

September 10, 2013 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, announced the release of Update 8.8 for its MMO action game World of Tanks. European players will be able try the new version on September 11, with North American gamers getting their hands-on with 8.8 starting from September 12. In Korea and APAC, the Update will go live on September 16 and 18, respectively.

Along with a brand new battle arena, Tundra, the latest update enriches the game with a long-awaited branch of Soviet medium tanks ranging from Tier 6 to Tier 8, as well as Object 140 that will join the rankings as the nation’s other top medium tier choice.

Other significant changes include new updates to the German tech tree with the debut of the Tier 4 DW heavy chariot and Tier 6 VK3002 (M) medium tank, the transformation of VK3001H and VK3601H into heavy tanks, and addition of two new Chinese premiums-the Tier 8 T-34-3 medium tank and the 112 Tier 8 heavy tank.

World of Tanks

World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes close to 300 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy. Read more

MMOCraze Relaunches As The First User-Generated MMO Community Media Site

August 26, 2013 · Filed Under MMO, News · Comment 

In late 2010, MMOCraze (www.mmocraze.com) partnered up with ChangYou to do a giveaway to further promote itself as a brand new media site in the MMO gaming community.  Vowing to provide gaming news that no other gaming site would have the courage to post up.  3 years later, things have changed and MMOCraze has decided to rebrand itself in a whole new way: taking advantage of user-generated content.

“You see a lot of games struggling to see spotlight in the community nowadays.  It’s the media that controls what content the community gets to see.” Thomas Watson, Founder of MMOCraze says.  “My goal is to provide gaming news that is not only interesting and cool but is also from those who makes games possible: the users.”  MMOCraze now allows people to register an account on the site and submit their own news, whether it’s an actual press release, editorial, video, or link.

On the newly changed site, users can view Top MMO Games of their favorite genre such as FPS and Strategy as well as new giveaways that have been hosted on the site.  Game companies and PR agencies who represent game companies who are struggling to promote their games can reach out and promote any games they have on the site easily and instantly with a click of a button.

Fiesta Online Announces Thrilling New Crusader Class

July 23, 2013 · Filed Under Fantasy, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

gamigo delighted millions of Fiesta fans with the announcement that Crusader, a brand new class of elves, will be arriving this week in the wildly popular free-to-play anime fantasy MMORPG. Not since early 2011, when Trickster was introduced, has so much excitement been seen in the Fiesta community.

Unlocked at Level 60, Crusader provides experienced players an opportunity to master the powers of light with dozens of new weapons, armor and skills. These masters of swordsmanship are swift, agile, and possess stunning abilities that include slicing and dicing enemies with glowing blades and balls of light.

Legendary fighters who mysteriously disappeared from Isya long ago, Crusader now makes a triumphant return on floating ships with their fearless leader, Tiros, at the helm.

Watch Crusader in action in the launch trailer here: http://youtu.be/bIHhY2kZ6Nk

To celebrate Crusader’s arrival, Fiesta Game Masters will be hosting a vast array of fun-filled, action-packed in-game events, including: Read more

DC Universe Online come to eight major Asian countries

July 10, 2013 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Sony Online Entertainment announced a new partnership with AsiaSoft Corporation Public Company Limited, a leading online games operator in southeast Asia, to bring the award-winning massively multiplayer game DC Universe Online to major Asian countries: Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Phillipines.

The international partnership grants AsiaSoft exclusive PC publishing rights for DC Universe Online in multiple Asian territories and ensures dedicated servers, local customer support and payment gateways will be provided for the game. Utilizing a free-to-play model,  DC Universe Online players are granted basic access to the game free of charge so they can choose to play in a way that suits them best.  DC Universe Online  will be available on the PC in Asia later this year.

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the entire roster of DC Entertainment heroes and villains are among the most recognizable icons in the world. By bringing DC Universe Online to southeast Asia, more people than ever will be able to gear-up and fight alongside their favorite characters,” said Louis Figueroa, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Sony Online Entertainment. “AsiaSoft will provide high quality player support ensuring the DCUO community continues to thrive throughout Asia and beyond.”

DCUO is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. For more information about DCUO, visit  www.DCUniverseOnline.com.

MapleStory will be introducing the first hybrid-style character, Xenon!

June 28, 2013 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

NEXON Europe announced that the all-time 2D-Sidescrolling MMORPG hit MapleStory will be introducing the first hybrid-style character, Xenon!

Unravel Xenon’s Past

Once a normal boy living in Edelstein, Xenon was captured by the genius scientist Gelimer of the Black Wings. Xenon’s memory was erased and the innocent boy was turned into a loyal member of the Black Wings. It wasn’t only his mind that was corrupted by Gelimer: his body redesigned for the Black Wings’ evil plans.

But Xenon has regained part of his past memories when the lab was attacked by Sigmund of the Resistance, who he now fights alongside.

Although the fight of the Resistance call’s Xenon, his true quest is to fully regain his memory and rediscover his past.

MapleStory players can take part in special stories that will help Xenon regain his memory. What mysterious will be unveiled in Xenon’s adventure? Read more

EVE Online: Odyssey arrives on June 4th

March 26, 2013 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

CCP Games announced EVE Online: Odyssey, the 19th free expansion to the award-winning sci-fi MMO EVE Online will be released on June 4th, 2013. In the tradition of the Apocrypha expansion, Odyssey greatly expands the opportunities for players to explore all corners of the massive EVE Universe and its 7,929 solar systems.

EVE Online: Odyssey will take the exploration of space to a whole new level with an entirely revamped scanning mechanic, a fresh and accessible user interface and enticing new rewards for finding and interacting with sites hidden among the stars. All of Odyssey’s exploration changes are designed to make space feel even more alive and they will make it easier and more compelling for pilots to forge their path through the mysterious and dangerous universe.

Universe-wide resource redistribution and ship rebalancing will shake up the entire EVE metagame across social, economic, military and political levels, leading to new types of conflicts, fresh strategies and shifting allegiances amongst EVE’s player alliances. EVE Online: Odyssey will also debut new ships, star base improvements, graphics updates and a few surprises to be unveiled in the future.

Odyssey is an expression of our love for space and exploration,” said Andie Nordgren, Senior Producer, EVE Online. “It brings changes that will wake the wanderlust and taste for adventure in both new and veteran pilots.” Read more

Age of Wushu will launch online in North America on April 10, 2013

March 5, 2013 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Snail Games today announced that the highly anticipated martial arts massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Age of Wushu will launch online in North America on April 10, 2013. A retail box version will be available later in April.

Age of Wushu offers a unique, versatile sandbox experience in ancient China where players can relive more than 2,000 years of Wuxia tradition. Players will soon have the opportunity to channel their inner Wuxia and fulfill their hero’s destiny as they journey to master the ancient art of Wushu.

Age of Wushu brings an authentic presentation of Chinese martial arts to devoted players, and with its innovative combat, cultivation and offline play, the game creates a unique martial-arts experience,” said Tyler Rawlins, Age of Wushu content generation lead at Snail Games. “The beta has been a great way to connect with the player community and introduce a real world of Wushu to the Western audience. We received and incorporated an abundance of player feedback during beta and can now announce an official launch date for Age of Wushu.”

Age of Wushu‘s upcoming U.S. launch follows immense success in China — where there are more than 10 million registered players — and brings one of the most visually stunning MMOs to North America. A full retail box version of the game will be available in late April for $20 at select retailers and will include more than $75 of in-game bonuses. Read more

Enter a new dimension in MapleStory to face challenging new enemies!

March 1, 2013 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

EXON Europe is proud to announce that the all-time 2D-Sidescrolling MMORPG hit MapleStory now has a brand new dimension full of hardcore challenges.

The Supreme World is a brand new stage available exclusively to players at Level 150 or above.

When players reach Level 150, two special quests with unlimited fun will be opened and completing them will be the key to enter the Supreme World. In Supreme World, players will face some of the fiercest monsters like Von Leon, Pianus, Horntail and Arkarium with the toughest challenges that they have ever experienced in the world of MapleStory. So what are you waiting for?

Supreme World Special Events!
To help introduce the new world, NEXON Europe is holding special New User and Returning User events that will run throughout February to March 13th 2013. Returning users will receive exclusive reward items like Super Miracle Cubes and new users will gain XP boosters to get them started at a much faster rate. Read more

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