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With the latest patch deployment, World of Warcraft players have seen new features and systems rolled out. Blizzard has been keeping tabs on reactions. We sat down for a chat with Greg Street about Escalation. See what he has to say and then leave your impressions of the latest update in the comments.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced that the North American open beta for Dragon's Prophet will be live later this afternoon PST. Players can sign up on the official site, grab the client, and begin playing as of May 30th.
"Whether they are terrorizing towns, serving as mighty companions, or swooping in to save the day, dragons unfailingly fascinate us, and pop culture's interest in these mystical beasts has become insatiable," said Todd Carson, Senior Producer of Dragon's Prophet. "Dragon's Prophet answers this community call for more dragons and is an extraordinary addition to the MMO fantasy genre, granting players access to hundreds of different types of dragons and offering a captivating combat system with high levels of customization — for characters and dragons alike!"
Find out more on the Dragon's Prophet site.
The next live event between fans of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and the game’s producer will take place on May 30th beginning at 6:00 a.m. PDT / 9:00 a.m. EDT. Be sure to log in at the URL below to find out more about what the team has been working on and to potentially have your game questions asnwered.
Dragon's Prophet has officially entered its North American open beta and is already generating a lot of buzz. We've spent some time in game and have some impressions to share. See what we think before leaving your thoughts in the comments.
The first thing that took me by surprise about Dragon’s Prophet was how in-depth the character customization is. It’s quite like Aion in that just about every bit of your character’s looks and body shape and size can be altered. It’s a welcome change of pace when you compare it to other MMOs which give you a few sliders and call it a day. I will note however that you might not want to bother with worrying about armor dye colors, as you’ll wind up replacing those starting armors within minutes of beginning the game. You’re all humans though, no dwarves, elves, or anything like that here. The variety is in how you can craft your look and your dragons, and that will be plenty I’d wager.
Read more of Bill Murphy's Dragon's Prophet: First Impressions of Open Beta.
The proper technique must involve no pants, apparently.
(FROM MASSIVELY) EVE Online’s Alliance Tournament XI is coming up this summer, and prospective combatants can now check out the full list of official rules as well as format details. Changes from past tournaments include the elimination of pre-qualifying and group stages, an entry fee of just 5 PLEX, the addition of a practice server, and a new tie-breaking system.
The tournament will pit 64 alliance teams against each other in a single stage that involves double-elimination brackets and random initial seeding.
"Why do you play?" Most ardent MMO players have had this question asked of them by those who are part of the great unwashed masses of the world. In her latest column, Genese Davis answers that question and the objections that are often voiced against gamers. See what she’s got to say before adding your thoughts in the comments.
Now that Blizzard has pushed any further information and development of its 'Titan' MMO to the distant future, it's time for EverQuest Next to take the spotlight. Check out our thoughts on the subject before heading to the comments to discuss.
By all accounts, we here at MMORPG.com were ready for SOE and Blizzard to go head-to-head again with Project Titan and EQ Next. Now, with Blizzard going back to the drawing board on their next big MMORPG, the time is absolutely right for EverQuest to step back into the limelight. What’s more is that this time around, SOE isn’t content on making this new version of Norrath another theme-park raiding extravaganza. In yet another sign that the days of simple quest hubs and gear grinds are coming to a close (or at least a tipping point), SOE’s John Smedley has gone on record stating that whatever EverQuest Next is it will be the be the biggest sandbox of all time.
Read more of Bill Murphy's EQNext's Time to Shine.
Neverwinter is one of the first blockbuster titles to arrive in 2013. With over a month of game time, we are ready to present our official review. See what you think before heading to the comments to discuss your own experiences in the game.
Cryptic Studios released Neverwinter just over a month ago. While publisher Perfect World called it an “open beta”, the company had no issues taking players’ money for Zen used to purchase virtual items in the shop. Whenever that happens, the game is, in our mind, released. And so, today’s review culminates our month-long journey in and around the Sword Coast, most notably in Neverwinter and its immediate surroundings. Tag along with us as we synthesize our four Beta Diary articles (linked below) into our official MMORPG.com review of Neverwinter.
Read more of Suzie Ford's Neverwinter: An Astral Diamond in the Rough.
Defiance players have a new in-game task to complete with the arrival of a deadly new virus. Players are tasked with one new pursuit and three data recorders to boost their EGO ratings.
A mystery sickness is spreading across the Bay area! In an effort to find out what is happening, triage centers have been established at both Top Notch and Shandu’s Consulate. No one knows what this sickness is just yet, but possibly you can help Eren find a cure.
Read more on the Defiance site.
The highest nobility in the Dominion are those citizens called the Luminai. The latest WildStar Wednesday takes a look at who these rare and elite creatures are and fills in the lore behind their existence.
The first and most famous of all the Luminai was Dominus the Half-Blood, who arrived on planet Cassus in the year 1 AE. Dominus was created by the Eldan on planet Nexus, using the genetic information of the famed Cassian Sword-Maiden Tresayne Toria. After his long-awaited arrival, Dominus was welcomed with open arms by his new people and crowned the first emperor of the newly established Dominion. Blessed with the strength and courageousness of his legendary mother, the Half-Blood was beloved by the people of Cassus, and his reign is considered the Dominion's golden age.
Read more about the Luminai on the WildStar site.