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  • Will the E3 goodness never stop??

    here’s a vicious war being waged in a remote corner of the galaxy. The bloody tide of death and destruction that has swept through system after system, seeking to blot out the last vestiges of free sentient life, has found its way to the last redoubts of freedom.

    It is here that the surviving sentient species have gathered, to give their all in one last great battle…

    Witness exciting combat footage from the AFS frontlines! Be prepared for intense action as these warriors go up against the relentless Bane. The rest of the galaxy may have been easy pickings... but that was yesterday. Now they face the AFS and the price of their arrogance will be high indeed.

    Download the new trailer here.

    More Tabula Rasa news.

    News
    Thu, May 04, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Eurogamer plays the dating game with the upcoming EQ2 expansions

    Eurogamer announced that the high level whet-your-whistle adventure pack "The Fallen Dynasty" will be available in June for a digital download cost of $8, which will be followed in mid-November by a full-scale retail expansion: "Echoes of Faydwer" for around $40.

    Anyway, the new expansion's called Echoes of Faydwer, and will be the game's third proper expansion when it pitches up in mid November for around $40. It introduces the Fae as a playable race - they're an enchanted lot of winged creatures, from the arboreal city of Kelethin, which will be a new starting city. (Arboreal means they live in the trees, Mum.)

    Get your Faydwer expansion pack fix (only 6.5 months more!) at Eurogamer, and be sure to check out our EQ2 - TenTonHammer community for all the latest!

    News
    Wed, May 03, 2006
    Ethec
  • The new Dev Chest is out.

    Dev Chest!
    Sometimes it's hard to find the buried treasures contained within the EverQuest II forums. The Dev Chest highlights useful, insightful, or entertaining posts from the developers that you may want to check out. Get your treasure maps and shovels ready--we're about to discover a Dev Chest!

    # Did you ever think that Trakanon is Tarinax? Resident lore keeper Vhalen steps into the discussion to clear up some of the ideas.
    # The debate continues, Monk DPS > Bruiser DPS. None other than Moorgard chimes into this thread to offer up his words of wisdom.
    # Those who are interested in ancient Vampires may want to stop by this thread as Vhalen discusses secrets, untold.
    # Got questions about CA Procs? Lockeye has some answers for you. Stop by and find out the answer now!

    Grab a drink and head on over to our EverQuest 2 community.

    More EverQuest 2 news.

    News
    Wed, May 03, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Just when you got used to paying the old price, they change it on you. Oddly enough, I've always thought that it was $24.99. So.. I guess it's not bad news for me?

    Due to the increased costs of operating the game service for the games included in the Station Access subscription package, we will be increasing our subscription rates in June. Effective June 1, 2006, the new monthly subscription rate will be $24.99/month. While this announcement may be unpleasant, we have added several games to the Station Access subscription package and the cost of operating the game service for the games included in the Station Access subscription package has increased significantly since we launched Station Access. This change will help us achieve our goal of seeing that every player has a consistently enjoyable experience in our game worlds. You don't have to do a thing; you will automatically be migrated to the new billing structure under your current subscription plan when your current subscription plan expires. Subscription rates are subject to tax and value-added taxes, as applicable.

    New Station Access™ subscription rate as of June 1, 2006:
    # $24.99 per Month

    Station Access subscriptions are recurring, meaning you will continue to be billed at the appropriate interval, until you affirmatively cancel your subscription.
    Subscriptions are subject to tax and value-added tax, as applicable.

    Please note: The subscription charges are in addition to the cost of the games that are part of the Station Access subscription package. All game software is sold separately.

    Laugh your a- uh.. buns off over at our EverQuest 2 Community.

    News
    Tue, May 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Next Gen Previews E3 SOE Lineup

    Of SOE's MMO entries for this year's E3, Roman-themed Gods and Heroes was a given. Two relative surprises, however, are 2 - count 'em, 2 - new expansions for EverQuest II: the adventure pack "The Fallen Dynasty" and the fullscale expansion hearkening back to the original EverQuest continent of Faydwer: "Echoes of Faydwer".

    t’s not all about the upper levels, though – Echoes of Faydwer is the next full-fledged expansion pack for EverQuest II and for a change, it features new content for all players regardless of level. There’re twenty new zones, forty new creatures, 350 quests, and a new playable race, the Fae. There’re new options for housing, new items to collect, more skills to learn – everything a good expansion pack needs to survive in this workaday world, but now it’s for everyone to enjoy right off the bat. It’s a nice way to entice new players, and with new places like castles rife with vampires and neat arboreal cities, there’s plenty for more these players to see.

    Check out SOE's full E3 lineup at NextGen. And for more SOE goodness, be sure to stop by our EQ2 - TenTonHammer community site.

    News
    Tue, May 02, 2006
    Ethec
  • Warhammer Alliances has an Orc Preview for all of you hardcore Warhammer addicts out there.

    With their tough green hides, vicious tusks and belligerent attitude, Orcs are perfectly suited to doing that which they do best - fighting. Orcs go out of their way to find a good fight, and they are happiest when engaging in a proper bit of mindless slaughter and carnage. In this they are frequently aided by the Goblins, who tend to be just as violent but in a sneakier, nastier fashion.

    Read the entire article here.

    Did you know that we have a Warhammer Community? It rocks.
    More Warhammer Online news.

    News
    Tue, May 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The man is a legend. You can't listen to him speak and not sit enraptured by his ideas. With that said, who else in this industry could scrap and almost finished game and start over? We will have full coverage on the new incarnation of Tabula Rasa at E3. Make sure you check back for that.

    In the meantime, 1up has an interview with Richard Garriott. It's a good read so check it out.

    More Tabula Rasa News.

    News
    Mon, May 01, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There are some really nice screenshots of Turbine's upcoming Lord of the Rings Online at Eurogamer for your viewing pleasure.

    More Lord of the Rings Online information than you could ever want.

    More Lord of the Rings Online News.

    News
    Fri, Apr 28, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Smials - Great big bunkers for little bitty hobbits.

    The Great Smials, or the Great Place of the Tooks, were excavated in Tuckborough by Isengrim II, the tenth Thain of the Shire and grandfather of the famous Bandobras "Bullroarer" Took. A great family hole akin to the Brandybucks' Brandy Hall, the Great Smials are deep and many-tunnelled. They were not only designed to provide a home for many generations of Tooks, but also to defend against incursion in dark times.

    Read more about the smials right here.

    If you love The Lord of the Rings Online, you'll love our Lord of the Rings Online Community!
    More Lord of the Ring Online News.

    News
    Thu, Apr 27, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Who's got the EQ2 lovin? We do! This week's Town Crier is out and Ten Ton Hammer is featured.

    Hark! Be that the Town Crier I spy? He brings us tidings from the far reaches of Norrath's influence. Be they dismal, strange, or otherwise? Let us observe as he waxes eloquent about current affairs.

    # The Town Crier wanted to learn more about adds, so we decided to take trip over to Aggro Me's math class. Once the Town Crier stopped in we caught Aggro Me conducting a siminar on what he's learned, be sure to read the note on his "Mad Skillz".
    # Meeting new people is always pleasureable for the Town Crier and we were fortunate enough to meet Calthine recently for her first article on Caster's Realm. The tradeskill expert gave great insight in her "Tradeskill Rare Event Guide".
    # In the far off land of IGN we're hearing words that new fiction is available. The Town Crier stopped in to see that Chapter VIII of The Forgotten by Shara is now available, so check it out!
    # The Town Crier tries to stay out of the Pirate vs. Ninja conversation but Ten Ton Hammer offers up some of their opinions in Slide's article "Pirates vs. Ninjas". If you happen to have a plant and need some Plant-Sitting then who better to ask than Niami? Be sure to check out Niami's latest mishaps in "Adventures in Plant-Sitting".If it's information that ye seek in the manuscripts then Ten Ton Hammer has you covered. In "The Bodacious Berserker Guide" you'll find a great deal of information to help you on your travels, the Town Crier is reading up on this and we suggest you do as well.

    Want to see up close and personal what they're talking about? You are in luck! Go visit our EverQuest 2 Community to find the latest and greatest information on the game.

    More EverQuest 2 news.

    News
    Thu, Apr 27, 2006
    Awenyddion
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