Camelot Unchained: The Crafting System Revealed
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 July 2014, 7:26 pm

The Crafting System Revealed

This week is a seminal one for the Camelot Unchained team as they take to the airwaves to talk about the game that man are looking to as a return to old-school MMOs with definite new-school elements. Today in the second of our CU features, Mark Jacobs et al are ready to talk crafting. Check out our exclusive interview before heading to the Camelot Unchained Twitch.tv channel right about now to participate in a live stream event where even more will be revealed.




Elder Scrolls Online: Is ESO Worth Buying?
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 July 2014, 7:31 pm

Is ESO Worth Buying?

In my last column I asked a rather heated question, is ESO Dying? This is a question I get asked a lot during my livestreaming sessions. Another question I get asked is going to be the focus of this column. Is The Elder Scrolls Online worth buying?




General: MOBA Fatigue
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 4:34 am

MOBA Fatigue

The onslaught of MOBAs from every developer out there has resulted in more than a few moans and groans from gamers and press alike. MOBA fatigue seems to have set in. We're at a point now that articles questioning the need for a new MOBA regularly come immediately alongside their announcements.




General: Unconfirmed Reports Cite DDOS Attacks Across Multiple MMOs
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 8:44 am

Unconfirmed Reports Cite DDOS Attacks Across Multiple MMOs

Various MMO site forums are on fire as several games are currently offline due to a series of DDOS attacks. According to information from users around the web, games including EverQuest, Elsword, all of the titles on Glyph and perhaps others have been subject to DDOS attacks causing shutdowns. The attacks appear to be the work of Twitter user "chF" who ostensibly is using the 'event' to bring attention to the charitable organization, Autism Speaks.




General: The Self-Playing MMO Scourge
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 10:07 am

The Self-Playing MMO Scourge

There are way too many MMOs these days. No, scratch that. There are way too many terrible, no-good, self-playing, web-based clones of clones MMOs these days.




General: Avalon Lords - Redefining the MMORTS (For Real)
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 11:36 am

Avalon Lords - Redefining the MMORTS (For Real)

Sister site, RTSGuru.com editors recently had the chance to talk to the team at Animus Interactive about their hugely ambitious MMO+RTS Avalon Lords. You're going to want to read this one and can do so over at RTSGuru.com.




Lineage 2: Ertheia Expansion to Go Live on July 30th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 1:17 pm

Ertheia Expansion to Go Live on July 30th

NCSoft has announced that "Ertheia", the next Lineage II expansion, is set to go live on July 30th. The expansion will bring new content, new zones to explore and will introduce the Ertheia race to the game. Ertheia is a free content expansion for all players.




The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Final 'House of Glass' Issue Released
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 1:22 pm

Final

CD Projekt Red and Dark Horse Comics have announced that the fifth and final issue of The Witcher: House of Glass comic series has been released. To tease fans about how the series will conclude, a new video has also been released. Check it out below.




Wizard101: Fishing in the Spiral
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 2:14 pm

Fishing in the Spiral

Fishing has arrived in Wizard101! Intrepid wizards can now try their hand at fishing in any body of water throughout the game. Fish can be sold, used as a crafting component or can be displayed in a fish tank in a player's home.




Heroes of the Storm: Garden of Terror to Sprout in Game Soon
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 2:23 pm

Garden of Terror to Sprout in Game Soon

A new developer diary has appeared on the Heroes of the Storm site that discusses a new battlefield that will be coming to the game in the very near future. Called "Garden of Terror", the battlefield is a three lane area that features day and night cycles. The blog gives players insight into what they can expect during each cycle and how it will affect game play.




Neverwinter: Developer Q&A this Friday
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 3:22 pm

Developer Q&A this Friday

The Neverwinter team will be on hand this Friday, July 18th from 5-6 pm PST (8-9 pm EST) via the game's official Twitch.tv channel. During the stream, the team will be talking about the next module and the Scourge Warlock. Players are also invited to the Neverwinter Preview server to play alongside the dev team.




General: Sova and Tyon - A Pair of Up-and-Comers
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 June 2014, 8:50 pm

Sova and Tyon  - A Pair of Up-and-Comers

MMO players have long been sold on Logitech and Razer for their gaming needs. But Roccat is aiming to make inroads into that market. We caught up with Roccat's Tim to talk about both the Sova and Tyon, a pair of peripherals seeking to bring MMO gaming to the couch. Check it out!




ArcheAge: Patches Make Perfect
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 June 2014, 10:50 pm

Patches Make Perfect

A few days ago Trion Worlds announced that ArcheAge's beta events would be delayed by a couple weeks in order to incorporate Patch 1.2, a collection of content, balance and feature tweaks. What does this update change and why is it so important to ArcheAge's success in Trion's territories? For answers to those questions, rewind the ArcheAge timeline one year.




Warhammer 40.000: Eternal Crusade: Cruising the Forums - The Cash Shop Debate
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 June 2014, 10:56 pm

Cruising the Forums - The Cash Shop Debate

Behaviour has stated on several occasions that cash shop variants of common in-game weapons and armor will largely be alternate skins, and occasionally slightly rearranged statistics. Trading range for rate of fire, trading ammo capacity for reload time, things of that nature. Skilled players will counter the negatives and therefore benefit from the positives. Isn't that really "Skill to Win"?




Galactic Strongholds to be Previewed in Weekly Series

Bioware is reviving the Star Wars: The Old Republic Twitch.tv channel to get players prepped for the next digital expansion, Galactic Strongholds. The series will begin on Wednesday, July 3rd and continue weekly through the expansion's early access launch of Galactic Strongholds in mid-August.




Elder Scrolls Online: Is ESO Dying or Just Carving a Niche?
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 June 2014, 9:10 pm

Is ESO Dying or Just Carving a Niche?

The Elder Scrolls Online is just shy of being three months old. Three months isn't very old for an MMO, especially since they are supposed to be played for years, but it's long enough for players to know if they like the game or not. Which means do they continue to pay the subscription fee or cancel their account and look for the next greatest thing. In this week's column I'm going to look at the question that has been plaguing the community for the last few weeks. Is ESO dying?




General: Social Hooks & MMOs
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 June 2014, 9:41 pm

Social Hooks & MMOs

How many people do you interact with reasonably often in your current MMO? How many of those people are outside of your guild? Assuming you have played MMO's for awhile, is your pattern of socialization today similar to that back when you started?




Heroes of the Storm: Match-By-Match Character Customization
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 June 2014, 10:02 pm

Match-By-Match Character Customization

The latest in a series of developer blog posts has been published on the Heroes of the Storm site. In the latest article, Dustin Browder goes into detail about how the game's talent system was built. In one of the key highlights of the blog, Browder discusses how each and every match will allow players to customize their characters to suit a number of possible scenarios.




World of Warcraft: Auction House Faction Lock to End in Warlords
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 July 2014, 10:15 am

Auction House Faction Lock to End in Warlords

According to a new 'blue tracker' post on the World of Warcraft forums, the faction-based auction house system will end with v6.0 and result in a unified auction house between Horde and Alliance.




General: Dreamfall Chapters Releases New Trailer
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 July 2014, 12:26 pm

Dreamfall Chapters Releases New Trailer

In one of the first major media blasts, Red Thread Studios has released a brand new trailer for Dreamfall Chapters and has announced that the game will be episodic. According to the latest newsletter, Dreamfall Chapters will feature five episodes, all of which will be included for KickStarter backers. New players will be able to buy season passes on Good Old Games.




Shadowrun Online: Live Q&A with the Dev Team in Less Than an Hour
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 July 2014, 1:36 pm

Live Q&A with the Dev Team in Less Than an Hour

The Shadowrun Online team will be on Google+ in less than an hour in a live Q&A. Interested fans can check the details below to be present from the get-go.




The Witcher Battle Arena for Mobile Devices Announced

CD Projekt RED has announced a new mobile MOBA based on The Witcher series of games. Called "The Witcher Battle Arena", the game pits six players against one another in an all-out war to control three strategically placed points. The Witcher Battle Arena is expected to make its free-to-play debut on mobile devices in Q4 2014.




Astro Lords: Oort Cloud: Public Launch Arrives
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 July 2014, 2:48 pm

Public Launch Arrives

Astro Lords: Oort Cloud has officially exited its beta phase of development and entered full retail release. Players can get their hands on the title via the Apple App Store or via Google Play.




City of Steam: Crafting to be Overhauled in Next Update
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 July 2014, 2:58 pm

Crafting to be Overhauled in Next Update

The City of Steam page has been updated with a new blog post that gives a sneak peek at upcoming changes to the crafting system in the next patch. According to the article, the crafting interface will be simplified and made easier to understand, among other significant changes to the crafting feature.




General: Crusaders of Solaria Alpha Version Released
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 July 2014, 3:25 pm

Crusaders of Solaria Alpha Version Released

Reality Squared has announced the alpha release of its latest MMO, Crusaders of Solaria. Developers are running a series of special events for players who will assist the team in furthering the game's development. At the end of the alpha cycle, characters will be wiped in preparation for beta testing.




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