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  • New Website Design

    In a press release issued today we're told that the RF Online website has been spruced up!

    Codemasters Online Gaming are pleased to announce that the Rising Force Online website - available at* www.rf-onlinegame.com* - has officially been re-launched with a complete re-design adding plenty of additional functionality and new content.

    Read the rest of the press release to learn more.

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    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • MMORPG industry turns Ten -Furcadia Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    Happy birthday to you...us...them? That's right it's official now that Funcadia turns 10, there has been a MMO online for ten continuous years.

    Furcadia, enters the record books this Saturday as the first MMO to be online for 10 years continuously. "This is a momentous occasion for online gaming" says Furcadia co-founder Dr. Cat. "Never before has any MMO been continuously available, allowing its community to grow and develop, for this length of time". Furcadia is an online social game where players can customize their own characters and interact with other players. As the longest running online game, Furcadia's anniversary marks a huge development in the possibilities of Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) games. Currently, over 60,000 people play Furcadia regularly, and over 2 million characters have been created in the game over the past ten years.

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    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Smed's New Blog Post!

    A note was sent today to point out that there is a new post on the ever loveable Smedley's (aka SOE President John Smedley) blog. Head on over and see what he has to say that got everyone in the holiday spirit!

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    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Lineage II Super Holidays

    A press release was sent to us today that gives us the scoop on the holiday plans for Lineage II.

    Tis the Season*

    The Santa Claus guild trainees are back! The guild has dispatched young
    apprentices all over Aden to spread holiday cheer and offer blessings and
    gifts wherever they go.

    During this event, monsters will drop an assortment of special items to make
    the season bright, including unique Echo Crystals that play holiday carols.

    Read the rest of the press release to learn more!

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    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Perpetual Cuts Jobs

    The official site for Gods and Heroes has been updated with a note to the community in response to the reports that Perpetual Games has laid off 35 people.

    I am posting this message on behalf of Chris McKibbin, President & Co-founder of Perpetual:

    As some of you may have heard we have made some staffing changes at Perpetual. We are proud to announce that we are within a month of being content complete on Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising , our upcoming AAA MMO title. As we achieve this major development milestone, a number of content production roles come to an end.

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    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Get To Know Jimbo Younkin, World Builder

    The official site for Stargate Worlds has been updated to include another Developer Bio. This time we get an insight into Jimbo Younkin, World Builder.

    Hi. I’m Jimbo Younkin. I am a world builder here at CME.

    My formal education is in art and design. I’ve worked at Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment for a bit over a year. I am lucky to have such talented people to work with. I continue to be amazed at the caliber of talent we are able to attract to our company and our project.

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    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Final Release Notes for the Evil Resurgent Update

    The official site for Dungeons and Dragons Online has been updated with the release notes for the latest update.

    The most dangerous evils have the deepest roots…

    Parthilcar Tower Crypt - Anabele d’Jorasco claims that someone tried to kidnap her but she managed to escape. She found herself outside of Parthilcar Tower Crypt, remembering nothing but an insidious voice in her head and a vague image of several house nobles. What is going on in the depths beyond the blue barrier?

    Get clicking, you don't want to miss a word!

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    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Presenting Three New User Created Ships!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has been updated with a note presenting three new user built ships!

    Pirates of the Burning Sea Technical Artist, Joram Hughes, with the help of our amazing User Content Steering Committee Members, Marion van Ghent, Michael O'Dwyer and LiMuBei, have introduced three new ships to the Captain's Ship Guide!

    You can view screenshots and historical information for the La Couronne by LiMuBei, the Bark, created by Xaphod and Marion van Ghent's Oliphant by visiting the User Ships Section of the Captain's Ship Guide!

    Get clicking to get more details!

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    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Another New Owner on the Horizon?

    The official site for Thrones of Chaos was updated with a forum post letting us in on the behind the scene action regarding their future.

    I would like to take a few moments to bring everyone up to speed with what
    has been happening lately with Thrones of Chaos and Loud Ant Software.

    Over the past few months we have been contacted with numerous offers ranging from publishing to the full aquisition of Thrones of Chaos. We are currently in the very final stages of accepting an aquisition deal with a world-renowned corporation.

    Get clicking to read the full post.

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    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Raiding Needs to Die

    MMORPG.com's Steve Wilson takes a look at Raiding and the end game. Keep reading to see how he comes to the statement...Raiding needs to die.

    Raiding has got to be the worst possible design solution to the problem of end game content. Rather than make the world more compelling designers rely upon the tactic of dangling a few shinies in front of obsessive-compulsive players in order to keep the subscription dollars coming in. For casual players, this phase of the game is typically when they pack their bags and move on to more entertaining pastures. Like roleplaying, raiding is really a niche play style. For longer retention of casual players, focus needs to shift from raiding to some other more interesting kind of end-game content.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the article.

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    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
    LadySirse
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