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9Dragons Features

  • Post-Launch Interview with 9Dragon's Game Director

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jun 18, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Howard Marks Interview

    MMORPG.com has posted today this interview with 9Dragon's Howard Marks.
    MMORPG.com: The community is also worried that the mall items will ruin the in-game economy. How do you plan on balancing this issue?

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, May 21, 2007
    LadySirse
  • A Look at 9Dragons

    WarCry has posted a look at the upcoming 9Dragons.

    9Dragons will make money in two ways. The first is the item mall. Unlike most games that require a monthly fee, anyone can download and play 9Dragons free of charge. The company makes money by selling extras in their item mall. These things range from customization tweaks to a "premium service" account that gives players 30 days of XP boosts.

    More is just a click away.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Mar 22, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Fists and Feet of Fury

    As Acclaim's 9Dragons nears release and finishes up the last few weeks of open beta, players are flocking to the test servers in droves. Cody "Micajah" Bye visits the world of 9Dragons, spends some time with the clans, and learns just how much mouse-clicking is involved in balancing your Chi. All this and more inside the 9Dragons preview!

    Honestly, who could resist an organization that calls their club the Heavenly Demons? In my mind, the Demons would be riding choppers and sporting waist length beards while karate chopping their opponents. But alas, this was not the case. I appeared in the starting area with no gnarly hog…

    More is just a click away.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Feb 27, 2007
    LadySirse
  • An early Look

    GameDaily.com posted a preview of 9Dragons today. Keep reading to see what they thought...

    Players create their "peasant" (male or female) via a rather uninspired character creation system, with only eight faces, seven hairstyles (with a choice of black, brown or white) and three costumes to choose from. Apparently, characters can change their appearance in the game, as noted by several nicely outfitted avatars.

    Get clicking to read more.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Jan 23, 2007
    LadySirse
  • A Sneak Peek at 9Dragons

    RPGVault.com has posted a preview of the upcoming martial arts themed MMO, 9Dragons.

    Currently in closed beta, 9Dragons is a martial arts-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game set during a time when China's great clans had to rely upon their unique philosophies and fighting techniques for survival. Already a hit in Korea, the home market for developer Indy21, it will be available in North America and Europe through Acclaim and Persistent Worlds respectively.

    Get clicking to read more! What are your thoughts about 9Dragons? Let us know in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Features, Previews
    Sat, Nov 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Steven-Elliot Altman Talks About 9Dragons

    MMORPG.com has posted an interview with 9Dragons lead writer and loremaster, Steven-Elliot Altman.

    Garrett Fuller quizes the man whose responsible for adapting 9Dragons to a Western audience. Here is the official brief on Altman: "Steven-Elliot Altman, best-selling author and Hollywood screenwriter, is the lead writer and loremaster of 9Dragons, the first authentic martial arts massively multiplayer online game. Think of the world of Hero,
    House of the Flying Daggers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or even Jackie Chan's classic Drunken Master. In 9Dragons you can rise from a beggar on the streets to become a master of martial arts as you train with some of the greatest masters of ancient China."

    MMORPG.com: How historically accurate will 9Dragons be? What liberties will be taken to keep 9Dragons a long running MMO?

    Get clicking to see the answer to this and many more questions. Are you looking forward to playing 9Dragons? Share your thoughts with us today in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Nov 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting! A Q&A Session with CEO Howard Marks on 9Dragons - Acclaim's MMORPG Kung Fu Debut

    What gamer doesn't love a quality kung fu movie on late-night cable? In our first interview with Acclaim Games, CEO Howard Marks tells us how 9Dragons, a martial arts MMORPG set in Ming Dynasty China, will bring that singular kung fu experience from a Korean concept into the hearts and focused minds of young grasshoppas in North America and Europe.

    "While 9Dragons did originate in Asia, Acclaim has made substantive efforts to ensure that the game translates well to the Western market. Or, rather, doesn't 'translate' at all. 'What we did right was to rewrite the game's story and dialog rather than opt for a loose or literal translation. This takes a lot more time and money but the quality speaks for itself,' Marks stated. One of Marks's first publicized moves was to hire Steven Eliot-Altman, a Cantonese-speaking American author, to help rewrite the 9Dragons lore."

    Get clicking to read the rest of this exclusive Q & A. Tel lus your thoughts on this and all your favorite MMOs right here at MTen Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Sep 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Free Play?

    RPG Vault has an interview with Acclaim's CEO, Howard Marks.Find out what business model they plan to use to let players have a free and a premium option for 9 Dragons...

    Our conclusion is that depending on your playing style and goals, you will decide to buy items or not. The cost in itself is not high, so it is really a playing style decision rather than an economic one.

    Get clicking to read more! Been watching 9 Dragons and chomping at the bit to play it? Share your thoughts with us in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Dave Perry on 2Moons

    GameSpy talks with the creator of Earthworm Jim as he takes his first adventure in making MMOs with 2Moons.

    Dave Perry might not be the first name you associate with MMOs, but the creator of Earthworm Jim is hard at work trying to blaze the trail that may just define the future of the market in North America. He's partnered with a newly resurrected Acclaim Entertainment to bring us 2Moons, a fully localized (and from the sounds of it, heavily reworked) Korean MMO that he hopes will serve as the benchmark for what a free-to-play, ad-supported, persistent-world game can be. We recently sat down with Perry, and picked his brain.

    Read the full interview to learn more. Are you looking forward to seeing what this title turns out to be? share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Aug 21, 2006
    LadySirse
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