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  • Lowering the Bar

    MMORPG.com's regular column Casual Play takes a look at the trend in MMOs of making things easier.

    One thing that lowering the bar has improved is the volume of players that have now experienced how playing cooperatively with others can enhance a game. Recently in my travels I've met the mother of a gamer who never thought she would be pulled into any games lure. The snare for her was that she could play in short increments without having to rely on others.

    Keep reading with just a click.

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    Thu, Apr 12, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Patch 4344 Released

    The official site for Conquer Online has been updated this morning with today's patch notes.

    New Feature

    Server BlueBird split from server Triumph will be added to the FairyTales Group. Have a good time in the new server.

    Note: All of these listed above will not work until server maintenance on April 12.

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    Thu, Apr 12, 2007
    LadySirse
  • SOE Taps Industry Veteran to Further Strengthen San Diego Company’s International Presence in Online Gaming

    A press release has been issued by the folks at SOE to let us know that David D Christensen has been hired as the new VP of Business Development and International Operations.

    Christensen is a veteran of the video games industry with a broad range of business experience, including development partnerships, acquisitions, licensing and business affairs. Prior to joining SOE, Christensen served as Vice President of Business Development for IGE where he drove the company’s relationships with the massively multiplayer publishing community.

    Learn more in the full press release.

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    Wed, Apr 11, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Dragon Server to be Split

    The official site for Conquer Online has been updated this morning with news of an impending server split for the Dragon Server.

    We are happy to announce that the Dragon server will be split into two servers on April 18, 2007. We name the new server "Aladdin" in FairyTales Group.

    Get clicking to learn more details.

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    Wed, Apr 11, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Outside The Box: End Game Content

    In the weekly column at MMORPG.com Outside the Box we are given a look at Garrett Fuller's thoughts on end game content.

    Here is the thing with end game content, the MMO industry is thinking in limited design terms. Okay, let's discuss our end game. Who has ideas? Well, there are two, PvP and Raid content, any others? anyone? These are currently the two main vehicles for end game design. Do you disagree? Can you find me a good example of a game where neither of these systems is used for players in the end game? If so please tell us, I for one want to see new ideas in this area.

    More is just a click away.

    News
    Tue, Apr 10, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Scott Youngblood Joins The Red 5 Studios' Tribe

    A press release was issued today to announce that Scott Youngblood, acclaimed lead designer of StarSiege: Tribes, Tribes 2, and alternate-reality game Majestic, has accepted an undisclosed position at the Aliso Viejo, California studio.

    "When Mark asked me to join Red 5, I was blown away by the vast and vibrant world they're creating and by the company they're building," said Youngblood. "It's a combination I couldn't refuse."

    Read more in the full press release.

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    Tue, Apr 10, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Beckett Massive Online Gamer Announces The 2006 Reader’s Choice Awards

    A press release was issued today with this very interesting list of Reader's Choice Awards.

    The votes are in, and the gamers have spoken! Beckett Massive Online Gamer announces the 2006 Reader’s Choice Awards!

    Best new MMO release of 2006: Guild Wars Nightfall. Dungeons & Dragons Online came in second.

    The best MMO of 2006: World of Warcraft by popular acclaim.

    Read the rest of the press release to see more awards.

    News
    Tue, Apr 10, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Meet the Goddess Nearus - Goddess of Air

    The official site for Dark Solstice has been updated with information on another Goddess.

    Nearus is the divine goddess of air. She is associated with the winds that move across the world and the creatures associated with flight. As it is said she rests in the east, she is associated with this corner of the world. Those that speak her name in praise generally will raise their voices and motion towards the eastern skies of the lands.

    Keep reading to learn more.

    News
    Tue, Apr 10, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Audition, the Newest Virtual Clubbing Hotspot, Opens Its Doors in North America

    A press release was issued today to announce the launch of this dance MMO. Also in the press release is news that a Hiliary Duff single is being used in the game.

    Pop music sensation Hilary Duff is one of the first artists to announce her involvement with Nexon’s Audition. Duff’s new single “With Love,” off her album “Dignity,” will be featured in both the game and the Audition TV commercial, now airing across a portfolio of MTVN television and online brands, including MTV, MTV2, mtvU, Comedy Central, VH1, Spike and Nickelodeon.

    Read the rest of the press release to learn more.

    News
    Mon, Apr 09, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Dragon’s Eye Productions Takes Furcadia To The Next Level!

    A press release was issued today to bring us the details of what's going on with this interesting game!

    It’s hard to believe that the Furcadia experience could ever be improved. However, Dragon’s Eye is always pushing the envelope to make their games fun and easy to play, and they are proud to announce significant updates to Furcadia. New avatars and other creatures have been introduced. Improved features such as pop-up news windows, support for Windows Vista and Unicode, Windows fonts and antialiasing, and a significant enhancement to our content creation tools.

    More details can be found in the full press release.

    News
    Mon, Apr 09, 2007
    LadySirse
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