Welcome back to Reloading... 64th edition! (Yes, we lost count for a bit, but we're back on track!)
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I’m John Hoskin and I’ll be your MMOG tour guide today. Enjoy the ride!
Reality is merely an illusion, abeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein
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If you thought my columns usually ramble then you’re going to love this ride. I was up unnecessarily early this morning after an unnecessarily late work call, so I’m going to my “write about this some day” list. Prepare yourself for a shotgun spray of unrelated quips and quibbles.
EVE is Real contest voting has opened. Essentially we have a virtual museum of real player memories from EVE’s 8-year existence. Question: Are virtual memories real? CCP thinks so and it’s a pretty cool angle so check it out. While you are at it, visit our EVE site where some EVE gurus like Space Junkie, The Mittani and Martuk spill the beans about how a new (or veteran) player can have a better time playing EVE. Let’s face it folks, it’s all about you.
If EVE or WoW aren’t your thing then we’ll go with a longer acronym SWTOR (or as we Reloaders call it… SWEATER). We have an exclusive interview with Emmanual Lusinchi, Associate Lead Designer on SWEATER.
It’s a veritable cornucopia of information.
Oh, and PlayerScore now has a database built in. Enjoy!!!!
WildStar is probably the biggest surprise of the season with its announcement at gamescom earlier this month, coupled with hands-on time with the game the very same day. We wanted to dig more into the world of WildStar so we sat down with Jeremy Gaffey, Executive Producer of WildStar, being developed by Carbine Studios and published by NCsoft.
The open world experience in Firefall is far more akin to the kind of gameplay we take for granted in MMOs, but is a definite rarity when it comes to shooters. Red 5 is promoting the game in a massive way at PAX Prime this weekend with an all new show floor demo featuring the first chance for gamers to dive into Firefall’s vast, open world.
The Ten Ton Hammer World of Warcraft database has been rebuilt from the ground up to be more user friendly, easier to navigate, and contains ten tons of new features. Our database is 100% gold free so browse around with confidence.
The Secret World will utilize both subscription and microtransactions as part of its business model according to Funcom Senior Community Manager Oliver 'Tarib' Kunz, who Friday posted details revealed during Funcom’s quarterly financial presentation.
Good guys, bad guys and fast cars--that's what APB: Reloaded is all about. APB, originally cancelled in 2010, has been retooled and is gearing up for its free-to-play relaunch in November, 2011.
If you're revved up about this online chase game, designed by the creator of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, then we've got the goods for you. Our trip to gamescom yielded some APB swag, and we want to give our premium members a shot at winning it. Here's what you could get:
We'd also like to ask for your help. There's some information, such as mob drops and npc locations, that must be gathered in-game. We've run all over Azeroth and Outland, but without more help we'll never get it all ourselves. So, please consider downloading our AddOns to help.