To me, this is the best PvP mode ever made!!! Pure rush of fun with your friends!!! Destiny 2.0
Krakow, 8.14.2015: DRAGO Entertainment is proud to announce that the highly anticipated Unreal-powered Client Action MMORPG, Otherland will be available on Steam on August 26, 2015. Following more than six years of development, eager players are finally getting a chance to experience the game via Steam’s Early Access. Players will be treated to a completely revamped, visually stunning online game where they can explore the “Multiverse” of virtual worlds based on the popular Tad Williams novels. After two recent closed beta tests, Early Access is the final step in the journey to the official launch of the game in early 2016. Follow the game on Steam now at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/376310/
Otherland – A look At The Key Features – Part I
The “reboot” is almost complete: Nearly two years after the transition of the Otherland project from now defunct studio RealU, new developer DRAGO Entertainment is putting the finishing touches on the ambitious Action MMORPG. Almost feature- and content complete, now it is up to the community to test the game in in-depth, provide feedback and thus shape the final product that is to be released early next year.
Despite being in Early Access, Otherland is one of the most advanced titles on the service, a far cry from the Pre-Alpha Versions often put up for sale. Most of the unique features – starting with the eDNA System that allows users to “collect and clone” items and even NPCs up to the Housing and PVP systems – have been fully implemented already. Other features, such as the extensive Clan Land and Clan War Features are far along in development and will be added soon. Further content updates such as new worlds filled with quests, additional battlegrounds and minigames are planned for the upcoming months; all of these features will be taking community feedback into account. Revenues derived from Early Access will flow right back into development, allowing for additional time to balance, optimize and polish the game before the intended Release in early 2016. “After two closed beta tests we decided against the traditional Open Beta phase and instead opted to go Early Access on Steam because it allows us to better involve the community in the polishing process”, commented Lucjan Mikociak, CEO of DRAGO Entertainment. “We have come a long way since taking on the project nearly two years ago, and as a small independent developer we love to communicate with our community and appreciate their feedback and ideas, as we are determined to make sure that Otherland will not officially launch until it is ready.”
In the Unreal-powered Action MMORPG, based on the bestseller novels by Tadd Williams, players explore a series of virtual worlds, each with a completely unique look, but connected by an overarching storyline: The fantasy world “Eight Squared”, the cyber-punk inspired “Bad Sector”, the Asian “Five Isles” and the SciFi planet “Mars”. The “Lambda Mall” functions as the central hub for players to socialize, complete with bars, shops and personal player apartments. Thanks to its unique setting, Otherland features several innovations for MMOs, among them the eDNA of NPCs, Avatars and Items as well as the “USpace” (Player housing) and “ClanLand”-systems.
• Quest-driven MMORPG with 4 character classes in PvE and PvP
• Action-based combat with WASD-controls and Mouse-aiming
• Outstanding virtual reality scenario with 5 uniquely designed worlds and a strong story, based on Tad Williams’ bestselling novels
• eDNA: Players craft items and clone NPCs based on their virtual DNA
• USpace: Personal housing – customize, grow resources and defend against other players
• ClanLand: Clans develop their own worlds and protect them in clan wars
The Otherland MMORPG is being developed by DRAGO Entertainment in Krakow, Poland, on behalf of the Otherland Co-Production GmbH, produced by IME GmbH. Further information on the game can be found at http://www.drago-entertainment.com/Otherland . Community forum can be reached under http://forum.drago-entertainment.com.
This is the reason I will be playing WildStar for a long time !
Are you a PvP junkie? Us too! It’s time for some bone-crushing arenas and battlegrounds! Want to jump into WildStar and show off your PvP skills? Be sure to pre-order today, and gain access to all beta weekends!
You can find more information about WildStar at:http://www.WildStar-Online.com/
On Wednesday, December 18th between 4pm and 6pm (EST), ElitistJerks will be hosting an exclusive Q&A session with Lead PvP Designer for the upcoming MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online.
Featuring three-sided Player vs. Player (PvP) gameplay, The Elder Scrolls Online supports hundreds of players on screen at once in an open world fight for control of Cyrodiil. Seize, hold, and control the resources of massive strongholds. Utilize massive siege weapons to crumble fortress walls and smash through fortified gates. Conquer the Imperial City, and your alliance’s top player could even be crowned Emperor!
Get ready for the most intense online PvP experience ever created, with The Elder Scrolls Online.
Update: This forum is now locked for new questions. Brian has stated that he wishes to answer some unanswered questions as he has time.
If you would like to continue discussing Elder Scrolls Online, please do so here:http://forums.elitis…scrolls-online/
Thank you very much for your time Brian. And thank you Zenimax for loaning him to us today. Good luck, and I can’t wait for ESO to come out!
The next Elder Scrolls adventure is nearly here! Today we released our latest gameplay video, War in Cyrodiil, and with it we announced that The Elder Scrolls Online will arrive worldwide for PC and Mac players on April 4, 2014. PlayStation 4 & Xbox One will launch in June 2014.
Regardless of the platform you choose, your online adventures will be here before you know it. As you plan out which alliance you join, watch our all-new gameplay trailer showcasing PvP combat and how you will be able to battle with and against your friends in Cyrodiil.
For more information on ESO and its launch plans, read a personal update from Game Director, Matt Firor at elderscrollsonline.com.
In our latest trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online, witness the Alliance War in action as Tamriel’s three alliances rally their forces in the heart of Cyrodiil. Are you prepared to face your enemies, conquer their fortifications, and claim the Ruby Throne?
City State Entertainment, led by online game pioneer and Mythic Entertainment founder Mark Jacobs and code guru and CSE co-founder Andrew Meggs, needs your support to make the next great Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) for the PC and select tablets (stretch goal dependent) .As one of the very early online gaming developers (circa mid-1980s) and the creative driver behind Dark Age of Camelot®, Mark has seen online games grow from an unloved, mostly ignored part of the industry to a major driving force. He believes the time is right once again for a small, barely known studio to craft a title that can compete in today’s market, just as in 1999 when Mythic Entertainment began work on Dark Age of Camelot.
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Featuring Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, Alison Haislip, Wil Wheaton, and More
Laguna Hills, Calif. – October 17, 2012 – Red 5 Studios™ today announced Firefall Fest, a monumental gathering of the world’s most popular internet and gaming celebrities for an epic Firefall livestreaming event. Gamers are invited to join the developers as they sit down with internet-favorites like Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, Day, Nathan Fillion and many more for an action-packed reveal of Firefall’s latest content. Firefall Fest will run next week, Oct 22-27, at Red 5’s official Twitch.tv page: http://www.twitch.tv/r5studios.
Gamers will have numerous opportunities to participate in Firefall Fest. Two unique three-hour streams will run every day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-6 p.m., each featuring a new guest star and a variety of content. Guests will be interacting live with fans watching the stream, answering questions, and even jumping into the game to battle the Chosen alongside players and fight against them in PvP. The full streaming schedule and guest list is now live at: http://www.firefallthegame.com/firefallfest.
Full guest list includes: Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day; Athene and Reese; Team Unicorn; Mega 64; Day; Household Hacker; Complexity Gaming; Mr Sark and SeaNanners; Live on Three featuring djWHEAT; Extra Credits; Alison Haislip and Nathan Fillion.
To celebrate this phenomenal gaming event Red 5 will be giving away high-end prizes sponsored by Razer™ and AMD Gaming Evolved. Each day, viewers will have the chance to win elite gaming gear, including:
Additionally, during Firefall Fest players will be given immediate beta access with the purchase of a Founders Pack so they can join the stream and meet the celebrity guests in-game. Founders Packs can be purchased at: http://beta.firefallthegame.com/founders.
To learn more about Firefall or sign up for the chance to be invited into the exclusive beta visit the official homepage: www.firefallthegame.com/game.
Trion Worlds released another Dev diary this time its about PVP and the open world pvp area known as shadow wars !!!
In case you missed it, Game Informer’s reveal for The Elder Scrolls Online is now available as a free download.
For more news on The Elder Scrolls Online, check out these sites:
Thanks ! +The Holocron 2.0
Ascension upgraded: RIFT™ 1.7
Jan. 12, 2012
RIFT 1.7: Carnival of the Ascended is coming, bringing improvements across the board for high-level Ascended. Here’s just a taste of what’s in store in the coming weeks!
[Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Ned Watkinson over at the The SWTOR Show. Ned was nice enough to give us his impressions from recently playing a healing Operative, and his unique insights are appreciated!]
Recently I was at the Eurogamer Expo and got to play as an Imperial Agent Operative healer in PvP. As I’ve seen very few write ups on this style of IA gameplay, I thought it would be a good idea to give my thoughts on what it was like.
In this match, I was around level 14 and had about ¾ of my action bar filled with skills and abilities. I had three heals, several ranged attacks, several melee attacks, and at least one DoT, so I was at a pretty low level. Of course, everyone else in this match was at this level as well; we were balanced, so the match was only about skill.
Since I was specced into healing lets go over the heals I had at my level. I had a channelled heal with a fairly long cooldown, I had a long cast “power heal” and I also had a medium cast heal over time (HoT). Of course, since the match started right away, and BioWare doesn’t allow anyone to take pics or write anything down, I wasn’t able to record the specific name of each individual skill.
Overall, the healing went pretty well. I was able to keep most people alive even with two or three people beating on them. Providing I wasn’t attacked I could heal to my heart’s content, and the heals were definitely enough for my level to be able to heal very adequately. I also remember getting beat on by four or five enemies and managing to survive quite well; the Operative healers’ survivability seems high considering he’s wearing medium armour.
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By [GPN] Tobiasstorm
I played Rift when it first launched in March. Getting Tobiasstorm up to lvl 50 semi fast . Joined a guild when I was lvl 30 or so. I was not playing any MMO‘s when rift came out , I had left world of warcraft about a year before Rift came out. I had played WoW off and on since it went live. And I was looking for something new when I heard about Rift. Now wham here I am lvl 50 rogue and 42 mage and lvl 8 cleric and a lvl 7 warrior.
Let me just get my fangirling out of the way now: I love this game! I mean, it’s not revolutionary. It’s a solid game that expands on a lot of WoW’s ideas. At the end of the day, Rift has a good community, developers who seem to care, and fun casual gameplay, and I’m not sure what more I could ask for in a game other than that.
I have become distinctly semi casual (raider) lately, also Rift has a variety of activities that I can do in an hour or two of time with a small group or pug. I can log on and join in on crafting rifts, or the daily raid and epic rifts, and can keep an eye out for PVP rifts. I can run around the world fighting off invasions and protecting caravans. Daily quests themselves are not exactly an exciting dynamic, but there are so many to choose from that I never get bored, whether it’s for the world event, various reputations, or the crafting and pvp dailies.
I have only finished one zone puzzle, I have not gotten my epic questline past the level 40s. And, oh right, there’s the usual instanced content too, like T1 and T2 dungeons and warfronts and expert dungeons and now one master dungeon. Also new 1-2 person dungeons so you can see the same story line the hardcore 25 man raiders do and get some starter lvl 50 gear to boot.
Quite a bit of content has been added to the world of Telara in the first six months. Raid zones like the River of Souls and Hammerknell Fortress both opened up after major world events. Special slivers provide 10-man raid content for those just cutting their teeth on raiding, and the instance Gilded Prophecy was also added for smaller raid parties. In addition, unique rifts were added to match other playstyles. Crafting rifts were added in update 1.2, and PvP rifts were added soon after in update 1.3, both of which helped to get different player types involved in the rift invasion system. PvP players also have seen the addition of a new warfronts, Whitefall Steppes and, Library of the Runemasters as “Now its not just a weekend warfront “. Initially, for those who want to test their mettle in a group, the master dungeon Darkening Deeps was added with Update 1.5.
“World Events” The first event, which involved Alsbeth, the Endless Court, and the River of Souls, was a bit of a bumpy ride, as Rift fans might recall. The initial events went smoothly and piqued players’ curiosity about the final event, but when it actually arrived, it resulted in long queues for some and a surprisingly short duration, meaning that many fans never had a chance to see it. Later events have worked out much better, though. Soon after, Trion made up for the first event by sending out a series of gifts, and the Spoils of War that followed soon after helped soothe the old wounds. More recent events have included the Hammerknell world event and the hunt for Dragon Motes; both offered in-game upgrades and some nice appearance items. The world event Ashes of History is included in Update 1.5, but as Trion CCO and Rift Executive Producer Scott Hartsman recently said in an interview, the team will look closely at the pace of world events going forward to make sure that they find the right balance with players.
In addition to some of the larger content releases and features, Rift has had several quality-of-life additions in-game. Players had been asking early on for a guild bank, a wardrobe, and a looking-for-dungeon tool. All three were added to the game, along with free weekly transfers for individuals and even guilds. Trion also added ways for players to interact with the game via social network sites like Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and Facebook. Rift Connect allows players to post updates, screenshots, and video of their in-game progress. And for those who love to build apps and handy tools for players, Trion made all the in-game discoveries available through FTP. Most recently, fans were rewarded for their loyalty with the launch of the veteran reward program, which arrived with the latest update. The longer your subscription, the better the rewards, and it’s not only retroactive — it counts future game time purchased from the moment you buy it.
Players have also seen several new ways to make their characters stronger and more suited to the roles they play. Planar attunement allows level-capped players to continue to advance by spending earned experience on special stat increases and enhancements. Synergy crystals were also added, giving players a new way add set bonuses that bump up stats and abilities. And players early on were given the option to purchase a fifth role from Calling Trainers.
My take is that players who want to be the best at one thing — a world-first raider, say, or a PvP God — will not enjoy Rift. It seems to me to be more of a game for folks who want to dabble in a little of everything. Rift, of course, is not perfect. The graphics are beautiful but they do terrible things to my not-that-old computer and at least once a night I disconnect while trying to zone into the main city. Like WoW, Rift also operates under the general assumption that “gear = progression”. Tho I think Rift has a few more ways to get gear than wow. Also I think lvling one of each class to lvl 50 will probably get a lil boring. There still are some boss bugs and quest bugs and such that need to be ironed out. But for a game that is only 6 or so months out it is doing good.
Rift I think it combines WoW mechanics with the mellow feel of Lotro, and adds new content at an amazing pace. The graphics are more realistic than WoW’s . Aka WoW’s are fantasy Rift went realism. Up to you whos graphics you like better. All and all id give Rift a 8 out of 10. The new Ember Isle will be coming out in 1.6 . So expect more updates and photos from me about it in the near future
New “Ashes of History” edition saddles up a spider mount and introduces Bogling banker
Beginning today, new and returning players of Trion Worlds’ MMORPG Rift™ can experience five major updates worth of content, including the massive new Ashes of History patch, for free this entire weekend. Over the past six months, the Rift development team has maintained an unprecedented post-launch content schedule, introducing three epic raids, a PvP warfront, duo dungeon content, countless updates and improvements, and much more. The free gameplay lasts from 5:30pm BST on Thursday, October 13th through 5:00 pm BST, Monday October 17th.
Players can get reacquainted with Rift in style with the new Ashes of History Upgrade and Collector’s Edition, available for £5/€5 and £24.99/€24.99 respectively. After applying the upgrade, subscribers will be able to summon Moneybags, a personal banker, ride Spindrel, a terrifying spider mount (because eight legs are better than four), and show off faction pride with a new tabard. The Ashes of History Collector’s Edition includes the new items, plus the Rift client and one month of game time.
For more information on Free2Play and Premium features, check here!
Components and Rarity:
Common components are easily found in the world, either from harvesting plants and animals, mining or scavenging from the trash that is lying around the wasteland. They also drop frequently from humanoid enemies. These components are used in all tiers of recipes.
Uncommon components are found infrequently in the world, and in hard to reach or dangerous places, such as on very dangerous hostile mobs and in PvP zones. They are primarily used in improved and advanced tier recipes.
These components are hard to come by and very valuable. They are primarily used in advanced tier recipes and can be found in high risk areas, PvP zones and from large scale group encounters.
These components are primarily found on merchants around the wasteland. They are used in all tiers of recipes.
Here is the statement in full:
“Hello all. As I said before, it wasn’t such a trivial decision, which is why it took a while to make. However, we have good news: RP-PvP servers are going to be a part of Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Please note, the ‘RP’ part of the RP-PvP designation will be a suggested style of play, not a mandatory one. What that means is, if you feel someone isn’t roleplaying, reporting them to Customer Service will not ensure action on their account. We will also not be enforcing naming policies or similar.
For a game with a projected player base as high as The Old Republic, it’s simply not practical for CS to be watching over this. If you want to fully immerse yourself in roleplaying, we suggest you find a likeminded group or guild to do that with.
You probably have questions – throw them out and we’ll try to answer.”