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  • Vanguard: News and Interview Roundup

    Stratics has taken the time to round up all of the coverage on the upcoming Vanguard: Saga of Heroes over the past year.

    Hope everyone's had a good holiday; I did. After just relaxing and feasting it's time to get caught up with things Vanguard.

    Beta 4 in progress and Beta 5 coming soon
    Many invites were sent just before Christmas. Along with these invites Sigil Online announced the start of Beta 4. Over the Christmas break many more invites went out.

    Head over and check it out.

    News
    Wed, Jan 03, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Escape from Vastin's Castle

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has posted a new developer diary today. This on is by Cardell "Annuvin" Kerr.

    Now for a trek down memory lane.

    When I first rolled over to LOTRO from DDO, I was pretty focused on making sure the games were VERY different. We wanted the LOTRO play cycle to be different (ie: I wanted you to be able to play LOTRO for hours, while DDO's play cycle was typically higher impact, and thus shorter), and I wanted to focus on the protagonist, not the system. If anything, I wanted the system to be informed by the protagonist, since LOTRO is based off of a story, while DDO is based off of a system.

    Get clicking to read the rest!

    News
    Tue, Jan 02, 2007
    LadySirse
  • "So You Want to be an MMO Developer?" Part III

    MMORPG.com has the thrid in a series of four developer diary written by Nick Parkinson. These diaries take a look at what it takes to be a MMO Developer.

    Where to Start

    If you’re reading this, there’s good news. You’ve probably already starting doing all the things you need to do to be a designer. Bag of Doritos in one hand? Highly caffeinated beverage in the other? If you answered yes, you’re already halfway there. First and foremost, you need to play games. You need to love it, and we’re not just talking “I root for the Bears when they’re winning” love… we’re talking “I wore my Mike Ditka signed boxer shorts to my wedding” love. If you don’t have that, you’ll probably get tired of it pretty quick.

    Get clicking to learn more!

    News
    Tue, Jan 02, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Fortune's Menagerie

    The official site for Final Fantasy XI has been updated with an announcement about their New Years event.

    While spending a leisurely New Year in the comforts of their Mog House may sound appealing to some, you might find more excitement in chasing down these mystery beasts across field and valley!
    Who knows? Perhaps an encounter with these creatures will have some effect on your fortunes...

    We wish everyone a year filled with happiness and prosperity!

    Event Details

    This event is scheduled to begin Sunday, December 31, and end on Monday, January 15, 0:00 (PST).

    Get clicking for more details.

    News
    Tue, Jan 02, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Happy New Year!

    As 2006 draws to a close, Ten Ton Hammer wishes you and yours a very safe and happy new year, with lots of time for all the new 2007 MMORPGs as well as all the old favorites!

    News
    Mon, Jan 01, 2007
    Ethec
  • New Lore Updates

    The official site for Age of Conan has been updated with a note pointing us in the direction of two new entries in the Lore section!

    In between all the seasonal feasting we have two new entries to the lore section for you to enjoy today!

    In keeping with the Stygian theme of this months Clan of Conan update these lore updates focus on one of the other deities that is revered and worshipped in the Stygian lands - Derketo

    You will find the new entries here in the lore section of the site.

    Get clicking to read them!

    News
    Fri, Dec 29, 2006
    LadySirse
  • And The Winners Are...

    MMORPG.com has announced their Readers Choice Awards for 2006. Don't miss out, especially in my favorite category...most anticipated!

    After over a month and two rounds of voting, the results are in. This year saw a pitched battle between CCP's EVE Online and World of Warcraft in a number of categories as more than 60,000 votes were cast in the nomination and final voting rounds.

    Based on your votes, we released the names of the winners in each category. Each of the nominees represented one of the top vote getters in the preliminary round of voting. To qualify, a game must have received over 10% of the nomination vote.

    Get clicking to read more!

    News
    Fri, Dec 29, 2006
    LadySirse
  • First Words From Gameforge

    Today the official site for Saga of Ryzom has been updated with news of a statement concerning the game by new owner Gameforge.

    Maybe you wonder why did Gameforge acquire Ryzom and what are their thoughts on the future of the game? Find here the first articles about the take over.

    Klaas Kersting, Director of Gameforge AG, and Carsten van Husen, CEO of Gameforge 4D (subsidiary company) answered an interview on Gamesdynamite about their view on Ryzom's future (in German only). For our French readers, Faunis from Aniro provided a good French translation of this article on the forum.

    Get clicking to read more!

    News
    Thu, Dec 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Music Sneak Peek

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with a new music track that you can check out.

    At last, we've got a new music clip from LOTRO for your listening pleasure! This one comes from LOTRO’s Character Creation sequence.

    Get clicking to check it out!

    News
    Thu, Dec 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Developers and Artists Lend a Helping Hand!

    And you can too! The artists working on Chronicles of Spellborn took some time to help sick children by contributing to MMO Portal's special MMO calendar to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

    MMO Portal released a special MMO calendar to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Spellborn is featured on one of the calendar months with artwork signed by our artist team. All proceeds of this calendar will go directly to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, so we hope many of you are willing to support this cause. You can find more information on this special calendar here.

    News
    Thu, Dec 28, 2006
    LadySirse
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