World of Warcraft: Blood Elf Starter Zone, Quel'Thalas, Restored by WoW Fan
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 May 2016, 10:22 am

Blood Elf Starter Zone, Quel

World of Warcraft fan and YouTube videographer has posted a new work in which he restores the Blood Elf starting zone, Quel'Thalas. It's a very early work in progress but shows what the area might have looked like prior to the Scourge invasion. WoW players have been calling for the restoration of Stormwind park which will take place in Legion and others have similarly called for the repair of Silvermoon and the surrounding areas. Time will tell if it will ever happen. Regardless, check it out!




Trinium Wars: Puton Conflict Update Arrives
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 May 2016, 11:47 am

Puton Conflict Update Arrives

Trinium Wars has a new location, new quests and a new level cap thanks to the addition of the Puton Conflict update. Players reaching level 30 can head to the high-level location to check out the new content as well as the upcoming Resource War every Saturday with players going head-to-head to gather as much as possible and outdo the competition.




Minecraft: Super Mario-Themed Update Coming for Wii U Players
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 May 2016, 11:52 am

Super Mario-Themed Update Coming for Wii U Players

Wii U players with Minecraft installed will be able to get hold of the Super Mario update when it is released on May 17th. Players will be able to take on appropriately blocky Hammer Bros. and Dry Bones in a place where worlds collide. In addition, a series of skins, Super Mario-themed pre-made world, music and item textures will be included.




Heroes of the Storm: Spotlight on Chromie - Backstory & Ablilities
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 May 2016, 2:06 pm

Spotlight on Chromie - Backstory & Ablilities

Chromie, a member of the Bronze Dragonflight, will be joining the Nexus when she enters Heroes of the Storm. In a new video from Blizzard, the team gives a bit of her backstory as well as a look at her abilities. Check it out!




Overwatch: Neat Hidden Character Options Add Gameplay Variety
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 May 2016, 3:52 pm

Neat Hidden Character Options Add Gameplay Variety

Overwatch players looking for some fun different options may want to check out YouTube user Darnarios' video that shows a few cool options to change the way characters play. Zarya, Soldier 76 and Lucio among others have an option called "Hero" that gives some visuals options, for instance healing, that can be a literal game-changer. Check it out and then give it a go in game.




Rift: Essentials Edition Announced - Tons of Content for a Bargain
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 May 2016, 5:07 pm

Essentials Edition Announced - Tons of Content for a Bargain

Trion Worlds has announced a new Rift Essentials Edition, a new edition of the game tailor made for players who want to jump into the game and have access to all of the game's Souls and content. Priced at $49.99, the Essentials Edition will be available to anyone until May 11th, subsequently available only to new players during their first week of game play.




In a lengthy post, and one that should be stickied on the Battle.Net World of Warcraft forums, Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas has written a most interesting post in response to players concerned about a vendor found in alpha selling items and mounts at very, very high prices. After informing the community that this vendor is not meant to be a 'gold sink' (that's adequately taken care of with repairs & auction house tarifs), Hazzikostas went on to explain a fundamental feature of the game.




League of Legends: Social Designer Jeffrey Lin Leaves Riot Games
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 May 2016, 6:41 pm

Social Designer Jeffrey Lin Leaves Riot Games

Social systems designer Jeffrey Lin, most recently in charge of reducing the 'vitriol' in League of Legends, has departed Riot Games. In a post on TwitLonger.com, Lin thanks his friend Ghostcrawler and admitted that a passionate community makes the game better.




Chronicles of Elyria: Soulbound's Dream MMO Kickstarter Begins Today
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 May 2016, 12:17 pm

Soulbound

Chronicles of Elyria takes to Kickstarter today. With a funding goal of $900K, and already deep into development with $500K of the studio's own money already invested, the Soulbound Studios folks are hoping that months and years of planning and conceptualizing will be enough to bring players and backers flocking to their incredibly ambitious MMO design...




Camelot Unchained: Offense vs Defense vs Tricks
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 May 2016, 12:20 pm

Offense vs Defense vs Tricks

There I was, sail at half-mast sipping on a bottle of "meditation" as I casually drifted through the CUniverse wondering if this column would ever find its soul. Just when I was about to take a dive into the dark waters of infinity (sleep) I was awakened by a succulent smell on a gentle breeze that was this juicy tidbit from CSE Ben in the latest Camelot Unchained newsletter.




General: Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan - A Game Filled with Surprises
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 May 2016, 12:34 pm

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan - A Game Filled with Surprises

One of the best things about video game conventions, and PAX conventions in particular, is the sheer number of indie games which get to be put in front of thousands of people right along with the big names. With so many indie games gathered together I always manage to find a few which are really interesting but had previously escaped my notice. This year Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is the one which really surprised me.




EVE Online: Chronicles of a New Eden - Beauty & Ugliness in Community
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 May 2016, 6:22 pm

Chronicles of a New Eden - Beauty & Ugliness in Community

Even though I admitted the same thing months earlier, meeting EVE players in real life remains one of the most bizarre things I've ever done. There's this wonderful surrealism about sitting in a bar in Iceland with a person I've only just met, discussing a virtual war with the same intensity that we would later display talking about the American politics.




Heroes of the Storm: NA Summer Regional Tournament Incoming this Weekend
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2016, 6:34 am

NA Summer Regional Tournament Incoming this Weekend

Heroes of the Storm fans will want to check out this weekend's tournament action during the North American Summer Regional event scheduled for May 6-7 from Dreamhack Austin. All matches will be broadcast live as the teams compete for the $100,000 prize package. The winning team will be headed to the Summer Global Championship during DreamHack Summer from June 18-20 and try for a share of the $500,000 prize pool.




Neverwinter: The Maze Engine Launches for XBox One
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2016, 6:37 am

The Maze Engine Launches for XBox One

XBox One Neverwinter players looking to get in on The Maze Box expansion will be pleased to hear that Cryptic Studios has released the update for the console platform. This is the ninth expansion to Neverwinter and gives players the opportunity to travel alongsize Drizzt Do'Urden, Minsc and other famous D&D characters.




Terraria: North American & European Wii U Release Announced
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2016, 6:41 am

North American & European Wii U Release Announced

505 Games and Re-Logic have announced that Terraria is heading to Wii U in both North America and Europe. Fans of the 2D game can look forward to the June 24th release in Europe and June 28th in North America.




Dungeon Hero: New Update Brings Guild PvP Online
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2016, 6:44 am

New Update Brings Guild PvP Online

Dungeon Hero has been updated with a new event called Seize War that brings guild vs guild action into the game. Up to 180 players can take part in the battle two times per week. Winners receive various in-game rewards and a Guild Hiding Place.




General: The Tragic Story Behind Funcom's The Park
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2016, 7:40 am

The Tragic Story Behind Funcom

The Park is now a true cross-platform title with today's console release. Players can grab a copy on PC, PlayStation 4 and XBox One. In this new video, the horrifying story behind the tragedies that have taken place at Atlantic Island Park is revealed -- the Chipmunk Man. Fans of horror games will want to take note. Check it out!




Battleborn: Launch Day Arrives Alongside New Mobile App
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2016, 10:51 am

Launch Day Arrives Alongside New Mobile App

Battleborn is now officially released worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and XBox One. Players can start the fight utilizing all 25 heroes and take part in Story Mode and team-based PvP. Five DLC packs will be releasing soon that will include new heroes, skins, and gear.




General: The Aetherlight to Launch on May 5th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2016, 10:55 am

The Aetherlight to Launch on May 5th

Scarlet City Studios is prepping players for the imminent release of its steampunk ARPG The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance. To pique interest, the team has posted the official launch trailer.




Ryzom: Headed to Steam Beginning May 6th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2016, 11:40 am

Headed to Steam Beginning May 6th

Thanks to MMORPG.com user Nuzan we have learned that Ryzom is headed to Steam beginning May 6th. The game will be landing with improved visual effects, technical enhancements, better security and other quality of life improvements.




Heroes of the Storm: Tracer to be Introduced to the Nerf Bat
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2016, 12:11 pm

Tracer to be Introduced to the Nerf Bat

Trace, the newest playable character in the Heroes of the Storm Nexus, will be introduced to the nerf bat later this week as devs feel that she's just a bit too overpowered on just about every front in the game. As a result, her health will be lowered, as well as a reduction to her basic attack.




Chronicles of Elyria: New Video Recreates Princess Bride Sword Fight
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2016, 12:52 pm

New Video Recreates Princess Bride Sword Fight

With just a few hours until the commencement of the Chronicles of Elyria KickStarter, Soulbound Studios is giving potential backers even more to look forward to with the release of a full ninety-second video featuring combat. It's the first time it's been shown so enjoy!




Dead Island: Definitive Edition 'Dead Facts' Trailer
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2016, 12:56 pm

Definitive Edition

Deep Silver is ready to unleash the Dead Island Definitive Edition on May 31st. To prepare the way, the company has released a 'Dead Facts' trailer filled with zombies, interesting facts and amusing quotes. It's a must view for fans. Check it out!




Crowfall: Siege Perilous Trailer Shows Off a Destructible World
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 May 2016, 1:07 pm

Siege Perilous Trailer Shows Off a Destructible World

ArtCraft Entertainment has released a new trailer to show off the mechanics featured in the most recent Crowfall pre-alpha build called Siege Perilous. The trailer reveals siege mechanics and destruction of structures. See what you think!




Captain America: Civil War Cross Promo Activities Revealed

Marvel Heroes players will undoubtedly be flocking to see Captain America: Civil War when it is out in theaters. On heading back home, folks will be able to launch the game to find even more tie-in goodness. Gazillion has laid out a slew of activities that players can take part in and items to be snagged between May 6th and June 3rd.




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