New Orianna Portrait

Sadly, there's no full splash art yet


New Ward Skins Store Images

There's no in-game files yet.

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Lore Changes

Shurima connected champions received some lore changes, or rather short descriptions now...

Amumu

Amumu is a diminutive,animated cadaver who wanders the world,trying to discover his true identity.He rose from an ancient Shuriman tomb bound in corpse wrappings with no knowledge of his past,consumed with an uncontrollable sadness.

Ezreal

The intrepid young adventurer Ezreal has explored some of the most remote and abandoned locations on Runeterra.During an expedition to the buried ruins of ancient Shurima,he recovered an amulet of incredible mystical power.Likely constructed to be worn by one of the Ascended,the enormous talisman nonetheless fit snugly upon his arm,amplifying his raw sorcerous skill to such an extent that he's gained the reputation of a hero,much to his embarrassment.

Nasus

To some,Nasus is a demigod who walks among the ruins of an ancient civilization; to others,he is nothing more than a myth.Legend speaks of his dominion over death and time.Millennia ago,he stood at the apex of Shuriman society as curator and guardian.He now roams the arid wastes,seeking to release his brother Renekton from the grip of madness.

Rammus

The mysteries that surround Rammus are numerous.How did a simple creature of the desert suddenly become able to reason? How did he craft his vaunted suit of armor? What is he searching for as he crosses the Shuriman desert? One thing is for certain: trying to stop the inexorable Rammus is a fool's mission.

Renekton

Renekton was once a staunch gatekeeper of ancient Shurima,but in the centuries since the fall of that once-glorious empire,he has been consumed by madness.Now,he is little more than a rage-fueled beast who seeks to kill his brother Nasus,who he believes is to blame for his current state of mind.

Sivir

Known as the Battle Mistress,Sivir is a mercenary with a ruthless reputation.Combining unflinching bravery with endless ambition,she has garnered great fame and fortune.Faced with the revelation of her mysterious heritage,Sivir must weigh her desire to continue on her own path,or accept the burden of a greater legacy.

Skarner

Skarner,the crystalline guardian,defends the entrance to a realm deep beneath the Shuriman wastes.The few who survive trespassing his domain describe a creature of terrifying intelligence,anger,and precision.What this merciless creature protects,no one knows.

Xerath

Powerful beyond reckoning,the ascended being known as Xerath was once a mortal of flesh and blood.He is now something vastly different - a being of writhing arcane energy.Having emerged from millennia-spanning imprisonment,he is now ready to unleash his power upon Runeterra,and utterly destroy any who oppose him.


Champion Changes

Cassiopeia

  • Miasma [ W ] - Cooldown is now 14/13/12/11/10 seconds (down from 15 at all ranks)

Nocturne

  • Paranoia [ R ] - New mechanic: If he does not, Paranoia's cooldown is reduced to 108/84/60 seconds [Note: reduces CD by 40%]



PAX Prime 2014: ArcheAge is launching on September 16th
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Yes, I know she turns into a bad angel
And lo, a new MMO came upon them, and the glory of non-linear gameplay surrounded them, and they were sore afraid.

Actually, they weren't afraid. They were exuberant. They sang "funk yeah!" -- their voices an angelic choir -- because frickin' finally, four years after discovering ArcheAge and three years after initially playing it, they received a western launch date.

That date, as we learned tonight at PAX Prime, is Tuesday, September 16th. Other dates to bear in mind are September 12th (the Founder head-start) and September 4th through September 8th (the open beta).

Massively's on the ground in Seattle during the weekend of August 29th to September 1st, bringing you all the best news from PAX Prime 2014. Whether you're dying to know more about Warlords of Draenor, The Elder Scrolls Online, Landmark, or any MMO in between, you can bet we'll have it covered!

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Trion made a bunch of ArcheAge fans happy earlier this evening, so now it's time to do the same for followers of RIFT, Defiance, and Trove.

RIFT's Nightmare Tide expansion officially launches on October 8th, while Defiance will get "a massive end-of-September" update called Aftermath that includes new missions and events.

Last but not least, Trove will enter closed beta on September 25th. Massively's Justin Olivetti learned today on the show floor that this phase of beta will not be wiped prior to launch. Players who have purchased currency will receive half again as much back.

Massively's on the ground in Seattle during the weekend of August 29th to September 1st, bringing you all the best news from PAX Prime 2014. Whether you're dying to know more about Warlords of Draenor, The Elder Scrolls Online, Landmark, or any MMO in between, you can bet we'll have it covered!

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    ArcheAge - Woot, Headstart Sept 12th!!!
    Posted by Mystic Worlds [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 10:55 pm
    I'm SO HAPPY we're having a September release of ArcheAge. I'm ready to play for real. Open Beta starts on Thurs Sept 4th. I'll still be on but not playing much now that launch is so very close. Yeah, I know I said that before but I mean it this time. There's zero point in continuing to progress. My character, Alysianah, is on the Alpha server. If anyone tries out OB and there's room on Alpha look me up. Can give you a ship tour, port you to different places, make you some food, etc. Don't let the PVP scare you away from at least trying a really solid fantasy MMO. *Jumping for joy*


    Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 8/30/2014
    Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 10:41 pm

    WIP Post

    This patch is... weird. There's a lot of AIR files - images of new wards without game files, Orianna square without full splash art


    Orianna Square

    Sadly, there's no full splash art


    New Ward Skins

    Only store images, none in-game files

         




    Names
    Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 10:30 pm
    I abhor drama. I avoid getting involved in it unless it’s absolutely necessary, especially Internet drama. However, I also think names are extremely important. So when there’s four blog posts in me RSS this afternoon about the term Gamer, I can’t help but weigh in. I don’t see every changing my Twitter bio. Well maybe I could remove the […]


    Betawatch: August 23 - 29, 2014
    Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 9:00 pm

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    Landmark
    This week, SOE injected a limited version of combat into its really-truly-still-a-beta Landmark sandbox. Massively's MJ Guthrie streamed and wrote about her initial experiences with the system. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? The complete Betawatch roundup awaits.

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      The Witches
      Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 6:55 pm
      I had Tree Frog Games’s The Witches for Christmas we have only played it once and so we decided to take it out for another spin tonight. This is the second game based in the Discworld universe but is quite different from Anhk Morpork. The game is set in Lancre, players control one of 4 trainee […]


      PAX Prime 2014 On The Go!
      Posted by Articles [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 5:44 pm

      PAXPrime 2014 is off and running!

      Been having technical difficulties (this laptop is not obeying it's Lord and Master!), but stay tuned we'll be up and running here.

      I'll just start with the fact that Defense Grid 2 is here, and it is playable in the Expo Hall. More science fiction tower defense with FPS elements for me, please.

      If you hear of something you'd like our take on, let me know here in the Comments and I'll try to get one of my intrepid cub reporters out to see what they can see.

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      Get a glimpse of Rogue in Marvel Heroes' video preview
      Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 7:00 pm

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      Get a glimpse of Rogue in Marvel Heroes' video preview
      Few are the superhero fans who don't like Rogue, the saucy southern villain-turned-hero, and Marvel Heroes will soon be adding this powerful X-Man to its lineup. With her unique power-absorbing abilities, how will Rogue work in the game? Devs hosted a lengthy livestream to introduce the hero and show off her versatility. Of Rogue's three power sets, only one is pre-defined -- the Miss Marvel set with flight, strength, etc. The other two are customizable based on the powers players actually steal from friends!

      If you missed the stream, you can get full details on stealing powers (as well as forgetting them to learn others), in the hour-and-twenty-minute video right here. There's also some talk about Jean Grey and Ghostrider, who get a Dark Phoenix power and more single-target attacks, respectively. Fans can also discuss Rogue in her special forums on the official site. Rogue is available currently for pre-order.

      Continue reading Get a glimpse of Rogue in Marvel Heroes' video preview

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      The Stream Team: Becoming a TERA BAM killer
      Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 8:00 pm

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      TERA
      En Masse's Kickstarter-esque Bam Killer TERA event is too adorable for Massively's Mike Foster to pass up, so tonight he's lacing up his lancer boots and setting off on a course for monsters and mayhem. Join him as he scours the world for BAMs (Big Ass Monsters) to kill and works to help TERA's community reach its murderous stretch goals. The ultimate goal is five million BAM kills in 21 days; surely Mike can put a considerable dent in that number?

      The action starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. EDT.

      Game: TERA
      Host: Mike Foster
      Date: Friday, August 29th, 2014
      Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT

      Enjoy our Stream Team video below.

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        Civilization – The Glorious People’s Victory over Imperialist Aggression!
        Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 1:00 pm
        All good things must come to an end… and even the dentist will eventually decide he has gotten the last bit of plaque from your gum line with that iron hook and cease his infernal gouging and scraping… and so it was with our game of Civilization V, entering into its 14th week of play. […]


        Slammed in Nagrand
        Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 August 2014, 1:00 pm
        After finishing Terokkar Forest last week I was feeling a bit optimistic about the next zone on my Loremater project checklist.  I was headed to Nagrand. I was optimistic for a few reasons.  The first was because Nagrand is a zone that I seem to carry some fondness for in the back of my brain.  […]


        Quote of the Day – The Machines are Winning
        Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 August 2014, 3:00 pm
        Really more of a Tweet of the day I suppose, but here was CCP Fozzie on the first day of the Hyperion release: On day one, 207 Burner NPCs died, but they killed 1563 capsuleer ships. The machines are winning. #tweetfleet #eveonline #iskwar— CCP Fozzie (@CCP_Fozzie) August 27, 2014 It sounds like the “Burner Missions“introduced […]


        The Return of Project: Gorgon
        Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 12:50 pm
        Actually, Project: Gorgon never went away.  About two years ago there was Kickstarter to help fund some of the development.  That was not a success, but the project soldiered on. Porject: Gorgon is back with a new Kickstarter.  This time around Eric Heimberg, the lead developer, is looking for $100,000 so that he and the […]


        PlanetSide 2 reveals its newest vehicle, the Valkyrie
        Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 5:00 pm

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        SOE has today revealed the Valkyrie, the first new vehicle added to PlanetSide 2 since last year. What's the Valkyrie?
        Packed with a front-facing turret for up-close-and-personal air support, the Valkyrie is a fast-attack gunship that serves as a nimble transport for up to six soldiers (pilot, forward gunner and four rumble seat passengers). Whether it is flying over the dense swamplands of Hossin or through the narrow canyons of Indar, this fast-moving versatile aircraft is sure to change the war on Auraxis.
        In the making-of video below, Senior Art Director Tramell Isaac explains the process by which the developers conceptualize and then "jazz up" ship models.

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          Study suggests MMOs boost English skills
          Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 6:00 pm

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          Justin
          Researchers from Sweden's Karlstad University and University of Gothenburg have found that MMOs might just improve your language skills. The scientists subjected a group of Swedish students aged 10 and 11 to English language tests to examine the relationship of digital games and English ability, gender, and learning motivation. They found that regularly playing online games and MMOs in particular correlates with having a stronger English vocabulary. Yay us!

          They also found differences between the genders, though the paper's abstract attributes that to its male subjects' heavier gaming schedules vs. its female subjects' preference for social media activities.

          I can't be alone in having MMO guildies whose first language isn't English, and having seen their language skills improve dramatically over the years the more they type and interact with native speakers, I bet I'm not alone in not being surprised, either.

          MassivelyStudy suggests MMOs boost English skills originally appeared on Massively on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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          Elite's latest newsletter talks upcoming mission additions and more
          Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 3:00 pm

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          Itching for the latest Elite: Dangerous news? Newsletter #38's got it in the form of blurbs about ship weathering, the Ocellus starport, and Frontier's plans to expand the space sim sandbox's mission framework.

          "We plan to build this out as we move through the beta to release and beyond, with escort missions, assassination missions, tail-and-report missions, group missions, policing duties, in addition to guns-blazing mercenary assignments," the firm says.

          [Thanks Cotic!]

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          Camelot Unchained alpha postponed half a year
          Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 4:00 pm

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          On Twitter and during a Twitch broadcast yesterday, Camelot Unchained developers announced that the alpha test for the crowdfunded RvR MMO has been broken into three phases and delayed, which will result in a similar delay for beta and launch. Originally planned to begin this month, the third phase of alpha has been postponed until February of next year; devs cited insufficient programmers as the main culprit, though that's a problem they say they've rectified now. Backers will have limited access to alphas 1 and 2, though dates for these have not yet been set.

          In a post announcing the new Camelot Unchained website today, Mark Jacobs apologized for the alpha's delay, writing, "I want to thank all of our Backers for their understanding and support regarding the delay of the commencement of Alpha Testing. It is gratefully appreciated by myself and the team."

          [Thanks to Andy for the tip.]

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          Super Joystiq Podcast 110: The Walking Dead, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, NHL 15
          Posted by The Joystiq Podcast [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 3:00 pm

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          This week's Super Joystiq Podcast is totally into judging people for no reason. It learned it from YOU da... Sinan!

          Anthony continues his reign of terror in the host seat this week. Xav, Jess, and Sinan fill out the roster for a look back at the now-concluded season two of The Walking Dead, thoughts on Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, the missing features of NHL 15, and the continued sadness that is big publishers.

          (Please excuse the hitching issues with Anthony's audio this week, sometimes technology is not our friend.)

          Listen to the Super Joystiq Podcast: Podcast timestamps and relevant links are available after the break.

          Continue reading Super Joystiq Podcast 110: The Walking Dead, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright, NHL 15

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          At PAX or at Home — Another Chance to Win a Custom #TheEvilWithin Xbox One!
          Posted by Bethesda Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 12:49 pm
          As mentioned earlier this week, attendees of The Evil Within Experience at PAX Prime will have a chance to win a limited and customized Xbox One console. If you’re not able to make the event — heck, if you’re not even in Seattle — you still have a chance to win this custom Xbox. All […]


          Tamriel Infinium: Five reasons to return to Elder Scrolls Online
          Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 1:00 pm

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          Today seems as good a time as any to mention returning to Elder Scrolls Online. I'm not talking personally, mind you, as I've been playing pretty consistently since early access. The winds of MMO change are doing their thing, though, and I'm seeing a bunch of thinking-about-returning-but-have-some-questions threads at my usual ESO forum hangouts.

          Maybe this is due to all the fail trolls glomping onto WildStar while eyeing the fast-approaching North American version of ArcheAge. Or maybe it's because ZeniMax has added quite a bit of post-launch tastiness to its ESO recipe.

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            Black Gold's Campaign of Ashes arriving a week early
            Posted by Massively [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 2:00 pm

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            Earlier this week Snail announced that Black Gold's first major update would debut on September 10th. As of this morning the firm has changed its mind, according to a press release that says Campaign of Ashes will instead release a week prior on September 3rd.

            The update features a new skill surge system, new high-level gear, new battle carriers, and more.

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            The Return of Project: Gorgon
            Posted by The Ancient Gaming Noob [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 12:50 pm
            Actually, Project: Gorgon never went away.  About two years ago there was Kickstarter to help fund some of the development.  That was not a success, but the project soldiered on. Porject: Gorgon is back with a new Kickstarter.  This time around Eric Heimberg, the lead developer, is looking for $100,000 so that he and the […]


            Cloth5 Staff Spotlight: Denise – Graphic Artist
            Posted by Cloth5 [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 11:00 am

            Hello Cloth5 Fans! We mean it when we say we love every single one of you — Our team is dedicated to bringing you guys consistent League of Legends content that delivers from both a written and aesthetic perspective. We believe that a large part of the ‘heart-and-soul’ of our articles rests in the graphics. If you didn’t […]

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