Updated Fri, Jan 31, 2014 by Martuk
New Content & Birthday Celebrations
There's no shortage of new stuff for the MMOG fan this week. TERA is hosting its Rootstock and Pond Faire Festivals with various new in-game activities, festivities, and new items. And NCsoft deployed Aion’s 4.5: Steel Cavalry update on Wednesday, adding their final new class, the cipher-blade wielding Aethertech, the Illuminary Obelisk and Iron Wall Warfront instances, and more.
Marvel Heroes headed deeper into Asgard with the 2.14 update, which opens up the new zone of Bovinheim complete with Allfather Brevik, an enemy that I’m sure in no way is related to Gazillion boss David Brevik.
Finally, from our better late than never department, Alganon launched its long-awaited Rise of the Ourobani expansion. The expansion was first announced back in June 2011, but for a number of reasons it saw several delays. But after two and a half years, the expansion is now live, adding the new Ourobani race, the new Warden class, the continent of Aeon, flying mounts, an alliance system, and other content.
For the bittersweet portion of our news, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes celebrated its 7th and final birthday this week. SOE announced last week that the MMORPG will be sunset on July 31st, 2014. As part of the anniversary celebration, SOE is holding a contest for prizes along with a double XP and Faction event that will remain available until the servers go dark later this year.
I originally came to Ten Ton Hammer as a volunteer for the Vanguard team prior to the start of beta. And while Vanguard was birthed through controversy, troubled development, and little support for new content following its release, it’s a game that I still had a great deal of fun with. So I am quite sad to see this one go.
Star Trek Online also kicked off festivities to celebrate its upcoming 4th anniversary with daily C-Store item giveaways, the release of its 8.5 update, and a new 4th anniversary event. The new content includes a brand new feature episode starring Tim Russ, who reprises his role of Tuvok from Star Trek Voyager. Additionally, Q is also dancing the night away on Earth Spacedock, Qo'noS and New Romulus Command to provide players with new missions, items, and his omnipotent blessing.
And that about does it for this week folks. Enjoy the new events and Landmark alpha if you're in it and have a great weekend. To close this out, here's a look back at all the exclusive content available from Ten Ton Hammer this week.
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