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Ragnarok Online 2 is ready to hit its beta phase of development in a big way. Beginning today, April 18th, players who log into the game to try it out will be treated to a huge series of events and bonuses to get them excited about the retail launch later this year.
Ragnarok 2 is a fast-paced, 3d fantasy MMORPG, where friends can make parties, groups can make guilds, the friendly can express themselves, and the powerful can battle for top spots and rewards in coordinated PVP combat. Multitudes of monsters all with unique behaviors and appearance, hundreds of unique equipment to gear the adventurer out with the look and benefits that are just right, await discovery. Customize your look and sound to be the gruff swordsman all the way to the dainty dilettante, and accessorize with costumes that redefine what splendid attire means. Participate in daily activities with the Khara quests, find monster cards to trade with others or give yourself a special edge in combat. Groups can also hunt new and familiar MVP monsters and participate in raids to take on the biggest challenge Ragnarok 2 can offer with friends. Craft and gather to share with friends or to More >
Last week's launch of Age of Wushu marked the beginning of our process leading up to our final and official review. We start the journey with a few articles dealing with our experiences as we head to the ultimate destination. Check out our Review in Progress Part 1 to see what we think so far and then lend your voice to the discussion in the comments.
I spent most of last week nursing the cold from hell, so Expendable Bo’s adventures didn’t progress as far as I had hoped they might. Though, to tell the truth, I’m not entirely sure I’m making any progress when I do play. I admit, without levels to use as a basic yardstick, I feel adrift in a sea of fetch/fight quests, random story elements and whatever the hell Jianghu is all about.
Read more of Lisa Jonte's Age of Wushu: Review In Progress Part 1.
We have been playing War Thunder, the game formerly known as World of Planes. We've got a lot to say about the game that sends players soaring into the wild blue yonder. Check it out and then leave your thoughts in the comments.
If there is one thing that can be said about War Thunder, it can be a truly stunning and beautiful game. The planes are all very expertly crafted, and nothing quite compares to dropping out of the sky to unload machine gun and cannon fire on an enemy fighter. In this respect, the explosions and fires are equally impressive. The sounds accompanying all the bullets, cannons, bombs, rockets and flak are all quite great (and realistically loud!). The music is fitting for the period the game takes place in, and is certainly a high quality. The only problem is that it is rather forgettable once you’re in-game and flying around. You can also ‘paint’ you’re planes with a variety of different insignias and symbols, which allows you to further customize a plane to your liking. There are multiple maps that you will play on, and some of them have a ’night’ mode. I’m not sure what triggers this, More >
A new open letter from the Ultima Online producer seeks to dispel gloom and doomers who have been predicting the game's imminent demise. Bonnie Armstrong offers up a laundry list of ideas the team is working to implement in this year alone.
- New Theme Pack “The Kings Collection”
- Vendor Search
- New Story Arc
- Revamping Vet Reward – You have to be x age to get it but we are making vet rewards so anyone can use it.
- Revamping Fishing and Pirate Loot
- Adding a Gargoyle Horn Stylist
- Adding Fey Slayers to dungeon loot
- Reopening shard of the dead for Halloween
- Coming up with our Christmas and new Vet Rewards and Anniversary Rewards
- Adding new begging items for Trick or Treating
- Adding additional items to the clean up Britiannia turn ins
- 2nd House option on Siege
- Still working on High Res Art that has not been dropped, the housing wall tiles are numerous and takes a while to redo. I highly doubt we will be able to get this in game this year, we are shooting for the beginning of next year.
- Fix Bugs
Read the full letter on the Ultima Online site.
Path of Exile players looking for a challenge will want to check into Race Season Two. During race season, players create a character separate from the normal game character to complete various events that require skill and luck.
Another new addition to the Path of Exile race season is "Signature Events." Signature Events are consistent length solo events that are run multiple times during the season. At the end of the season, the best performing characters of each class will receive a prize similar to the top 20 overall for the entire season.
Find out more about Season Two on the Path of Exile page.
Cryptic Studios, Perfect World Entertainment and MMORPG.com have teamed up to bring our readers an exclusive new developer blog shining the spotlight on Neverwinter's crafting professions. Get the inside scoop on crafting and then head to the comments to tell us what you think!
Professions in Neverwinter are an excellent way to craft some of the best equipment and items in the game. When Open Beta begins on April 30, you’ll be able to advance in the five professions of Leadership, Mailsmithing, Platesmithing, Leatherworking, and Tailoring, and start giving your character an extra edge in combat – or making a pretty gold penny on the auction house with your über sale items. Leadership will help you to earn extra currency, items, experience, and more as you adventure, while the other professions will provide you with excellent gear choices as you level up.
Read more of our exclusive developer blog Neverwinter: Crafting Professions Shine in New Developer Blog.
Nexon has teamed up with MMORPG.com to bring the world the first-ever walkthrough of Atlantis, a new zone that will be included in the next Atlantica Online patch. You'll get a tour of Atlantis and a look at one of the new raids, Forgotten City. Check out Atlantica Online: Rise of Atlantis: Awakening Walkthrough and then let us know what you think in the comments.
As part of the events leading up to the fourteenth anniversary of EverQuest, the team has released the lasted game update. Called "Shadow of Fear", the patch features two new zones, raid content, new spells, and new quests and missions.
Shadow of Fear Features
- A mysterious Shissar city, Chelsith Reborn, is available for exploration.
- Travel to the Plane of Shadow to confront the never-before-seen goddess, Luclin!
- New Spells, Alternate Abilities (AA's) and items for all classes
- New collections can be found in Chelsith Reborn and the Plane of Shadow.
- New missions, raids, and quests are available to challenge even the most powerful adventurers.
- New achievements are rewarded for tackling the content found in Shadow of Fear.
Find out more about Shadow of Fear on the EverQuest site.
Firefall fans will be happy to hear that Red 5 has announced that the open beta for the MMOFPS will officially kick off on July 9th. Red 5 also outlined the final major plans for the closed beta leading up to the launch of open beta in July.
Players can look forward to a final stage of Closed Beta testing which will flesh out Firefall’s dynamic open world and deepen existing systems. Upcoming content includes:
- City Power Levels: Players will receive new bonuses and rewards in the open world by increasing the power level of major cities through local missions and encounters.
- Melding Exploration: By raising city power levels and unlocking special dropships, players will finally be able to enter and explore pockets of the deadly Melding energy storm surrounding New Eden.
- Chosen Instances: Fortifying the open world allows players to take the fight to the Chosen, driving back the hostile alien race in epic new battle instances.
- Crafting and Progression: Players will continue to see major additions to crafting and Battleframe progression (including the new UI).
Check out the beta FAQ on the Firefall site.
ArcheAge is getting ready to wing its way Westward as Trion Worlds brings the game to North America and Europe. In the meantime, a lot has been happening with the Korean version and we've got the full report today on a few things of which we've taken note. Check it out and then discuss our findings in the comments.
Waiting for new information on ArcheAge can sometimes be a slog. I spend a few minutes ev everyday checking through various news feeds and the like looking for new information to serve up to people interested in ArcheAge, and there are many days when I just come back disappointed.
Disappointment gives way to other sorts of searches online for ArcheAge content, and so I’d like to take some time today to discuss two things found that helped keep the flames of ArcheAge excitement burning.
Read more of Victor Barreiro Jr.'s ArcheAge: English Videos and Korean Updates.