Heroes of the Storm: ESPN to Cover "Heroes of the Dorm" Championships
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 3:41 pm

ESPN to Cover "Heroes of the Dorm" Championships

Blizzard and ESPN have partnered up to bring the Heroes of the Storm college championships to viewers around the world. Called "Heroes of the Dorm", the tournament will be held in Los Angeles at the end of April.




Cabal 2: Closed Beta Sign Ups Begin, Testing to Start in April
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 3:49 pm

Closed Beta Sign Ups Begin, Testing to Start in April

ESTSoft has announced that players interested in working with the development team for Cabal 2 can head to the official site to sign up for closed beta testing. The closed beta is expected to begin towards the end of April.




Star Trek Online: Training the Perfect Pilot
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 4:12 pm

Training the Perfect Pilot

The right pilot is crucial to any star ship's success in space and Star Trek Online expands on that idea with a new blog post about how players can trail the perfect pilot for whatever ship they choose.




General: The Daily Quest: Is Spielberg Right for "Ready Player One"?
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 5:04 pm

The Daily Quest: Is Spielberg Right for "Ready Player One"?

Now that Steven Spielberg has been announced as the director for "Ready Player One", is he the right man for the job?? Personally, I am going to go with a big resounding YES. I know a lot of people talk about how he hasn't had very many great movies these days. If you think about the era of video games and pop culture that the book is about, Steven Spielberg is one of only a few people at the forefront of entertainment during that era.




Gloria Victis: NDA Lifted!
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 6:35 pm

NDA Lifted!

The Gloria Victus team has let us know that the non-disclosure agreement for the game has officially lifted. Testers and streamers can now post their thoughts about the game that the developers say is stable enough to warrant firsthand accounts being published. The hope is that by lifting the NDA, the game will attract more players and that the development team can expand.




Shards Online: Devs Ask Testers to Break Our Shard!
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 7:06 pm

Devs Ask Testers to Break Our Shard!

The latest Shards Online newsletter has been published. In it, the team asks all current testers to check the dashboard to find out more about the "break our shard" event. The dev team is looking to cram as many players as possible onto a single shard to stress test the system.




Sword Coast Legends: Dungeon Crawl & DM Mode to Star in Tomorrow's Stream
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 7:11 pm

Dungeon Crawl & DM Mode to Star in Tomorrow

Several of the Sword Coast Legends developers will be on hand tomorrow, Thursday, March 26th for the second game play live stream event. Hosted by Game Director Dan Tudge, the Twitch event will reveal the first information about both the Dungeon Crawl and Dungeon Master systems that will ship with the game.




Camelot Unchained: Special Alpha Stream Event This Saturday
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2015, 7:40 pm

Special Alpha Stream Event This Saturday

The City-State Entertainment team has sent word that it will be co-hosting a special live stream event this Saturday, March 28th at 1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific. Co-hosting with the development team will be CohhCarnage whose Twitch.tv channel will be used for the special event. Cohh is a former Dark Age of Camelot player and fan.




Das Tal: March Build Previewed in New Video
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 9:30 am

March Build Previewed in New Video

Saturday marks yet another test for Das Tal and the team has created a brand new video to show off some of the most significant changes players can expect to see after logging in.




The Crew: Two Hour Trial Offered to Console Users
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 9:36 am

Two Hour Trial Offered to Console Users

XBox One and PlayStation 4 users who want to see what The Crew is all about can now take advantage of a special 2-hour free trial of the game, according to a post on the game's official site.




Infinite Crisis: Official Launch Day Arrives, Steam Bundles Go On Sale
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 11:44 am

Official Launch Day Arrives, Steam Bundles Go On Sale

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Turbine have announced that today marks the official launch date for Infinite Crisis, a MOBA based in the DC "Multiverse". New Steam bundles were also announced that give players a pair of packages with heroes and other in-game items to choose from.




Skyforge: Keeping the Dialog Open About Monetization
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 12:11 pm

Keeping the Dialog Open About Monetization

Skyforge's community manager Maeron has taken to the official forums with a strong statement about the ongoing discussion of the game's monetization strategy. The statement was penned in response to players "pasting" the P2W accusation on Skyforge. According to Maeron, such allegations damage a game's reputation before it has a chance to launch and that players must place some level of trust in the developers creating the game.




Guild Wars 2: Crafting Your Own Legendary Weapon
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 1:40 pm

Crafting Your Own Legendary Weapon

Legendary weapons in Guild Wars 2 have, up to now, only been available by purchasing from the trading post, through the Mystic Forge, or via drops. However, Heart of Thorns will change all that and allow players to embark on a journey to craft their own Legendary Weapons.




Crowfall: KickStarter Ends with Nearly $1.8M Raised
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 1:47 pm

KickStarter Ends with Nearly $1.8M Raised

Artcraft has announced that the KickStarter initiative to fund the development of Crowfall has officially ended. The program raised nearly $1.8M and several stretch goals were added along the way. The final total is nearly a million dollars more than originally required to complete Crowfall.




Skyforge: All Thirteen Launch Classes Revealed
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 2:09 pm

All Thirteen Launch Classes Revealed

The Skyforge team is ready to take the wraps off all of the thirteen classes that will be present in the game on launch.




Neverwinter: XBox One Pre-Load Available to Prepare for March 31st
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 2:17 pm

XBox One Pre-Load Available to Prepare for March 31st

Cryptic Studios has announced that XBox One version of Neverwinter is now available on the Marketplace for pre-download. Neverwinter's XBox One version is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, March 31st.




Rift: Echoes of Madness Wardrobe Update Detailed
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 3:02 pm

Echoes of Madness Wardrobe Update Detailed

The Rift site has been updated with a new developer blog post to lay out all of the details about the forthcoming "Echoes of Madness" patch that most notably will contain significant changes to the game's wardrobe system.




General: The Daily Quest - How Do You Define Pay to Win?
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 4:39 pm

The Daily Quest - How Do You Define Pay to Win?

It's a touchy subject, but spurred on by the recent discussion regarding Skyforge's monetization model I figure now is a good a time as any. Let's do this: how do you, the player, define Pay to Win (P2W) in your games?




Live Stream Give Aways & Production Update Tomorrow

The Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade team has sent word that tomorrow's live stream will feature a production update, a first look at the game's UI, a developer Q&A and some great give aways.




Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn: New Blog Teases Things in Forthcoming Udate
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 7:51 pm

New Blog Teases Things in Forthcoming Udate

The Final Fantasy XIV site has been updated with a new developer blog that gives out a few non-spoiler tidbits of information about the forthcoming "Before the Fall - Part 2" update. As expected, the patch will bring the original FFXIV storyline to a close before the launch of the Heavensward update later this year.




Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/26/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 7:14 pm

*Nurf mode in the pbe

Teemo Mushroom Updated

NURF tooltip

Strategic Buff of Strategistic Strategery
+100% Mana and Energy consumption
+200% Cooldown Inflation on Abilities, Activated Items, and Summoner Spells
+50% Anti-Tenacity
+225 Movement Speed Reduction
+200% Delay between basic attacks
Critical strikes deal 50% of total attack damage
This unit deals critical strikes on 150% of its attacks
Protection against superfluous decisiveness
This unit is vulnerable to consequences

Source: Look Before You Leap

Champion Changes

Fizz

  • Urchin Strike [Q] - AP ratio increased to .5 (up from .3)
  • Seastone Trident [W]:
    • Passive now deals bonus 4/5/6/7/8% of targets missing health.
    • Active no longer deals bonus 4/5/6/7/8% of targets missing health.
    • Active now has 0.25*AP scaling
    • Tooltip bugfixes - actual values didn't change!
    • Passive AP scaling is now 0.45*AP (up from 0.35*AP)
    • Passive base damage is now 20/30/40/50/60 (down from 30/40/50/60/70)
    • Active now lasts 6 seconds (up from 5)

 




Google brings data compression from mobile Chrome to PCs
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 6:17 pm
Google has offered an option to reduce the amount of data Chrome uses on Android and iOS for a while, and now it's rolled out an extension to do the same for desktop users. Just like the mobile option, it works by compressing the data on Google's ser...


Nigerian telecoms to face jail time over shoddy cell service
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 6:58 pm
Nigeria's Consumer Protection Council (CPC), with the backing of the country's government, is threatening to throw telecom executives in jail unless they improve their call quality. The North African nation has seen mobile phone adoption rates soar o...


Google taking augmented reality game 'Ingress' to TV
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 3:16 pm
Google and its video game studio, Niantic Labs, are adding another layer to their augmented reality app, Ingress, by bringing it to TV, The Information reports. In Ingress, players travel -- in physical reality -- to marked locations called "portals,...


Beatport's streaming service for dance music arrives on iOS and Android
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2015, 3:39 pm
There are more music streaming apps than the world needs. But there hasn't really been a streamlined experience for electronic dance music listeners until now. Most of the popular apps -– Spotify, 8tracks and Pandora -– have a plethora of dance music...


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