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  • Interview...Part I

    CVG.com has posted the first installment of an interview that have recently done with Erling Ellingson, the project manager for the upcoming Age of Conan.

    Blizzard's all-dominating World of Warcraft is set to face its most serious challenge yet in 2007, a number of new 'big name' MMORPGs preparing to enter the market before the year is out.

    Product manger Erling Ellingsen reveals that on top of creating a compelling MMORPG experience Funcom is aiming to incorporate cross-platform adventuring into Age of Conan. So, while the PC version will release first this October, PC gamers and Xbox 360 gamers could eventually be able to buddy-up and compare oiled muscly pectorals.

    Get clicking to find out what they were able to learn!

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Feb 14, 2007
    LadySirse
  • City of Heroes: Issue 9 Interview With Matt "Positron" Miller

    MMORPG.com has updated their site today with an interview with Matt Miller that gets some insight into the upcoming Issue 9.

    MMORPG.com: What made you use the name "Breakthrough" to describe the free expansion?

    Matt Miller: Several reasons. First, it shows off the invention system by declaring a scientific breakthrough in getting better Enhancements into the hands of Heroes and Villains. Next, we have Hamidon breaking through in another part of the world, and finally we have the Heroes breaking through the Rogue Isle defenses in Statesman’s Task Force.

    More is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Feb 13, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Interview at Onlinewelten

    Time to brush off your German (or cheat and click for the english version!). Onlinewelten has posted an interview with Product Manager Erling Ellingsen.

    "Cheating is always a tough theme. What is your strategy against cheaters?

    We have a zero tolerance towards cheaters. In the past, with our other MMO Anarchy Online, we’ve struck down on them harshly. People who break such rules will be banned. On the other side, our developers are working hard on creating systems that will minimize the possibilities of cheating. We’re being proactive about this, trying to beat the cheaters to it."

    Get clicking to read more in German or English.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jan 30, 2007
    LadySirse
  • New Levels of Escapism in Pvp?

    Stratics takes a look at the upcoming Age of Conan and shares their thoughts with us.

    My favorite idea of their pvp’ing is drunken brawling. I’m really looking forward to getting sloshed and throwing some punches at random people. This type of pvp brings a new level of escapism that I’m personally looking forward to.

    Head over and keep reading.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jan 22, 2007
    LadySirse
  • New Community Manager for Everquest II, Craig "Grimwell" Dalrymple Interviewed

    Stratcis has posted an interview with the new Community Manager for EverQuest II over the weekend. You don't want to miss out!

    Stratics: What are you most excited about regarding the future of EverQuest 2?

    Grimwell: The developer teams commitment to quality in future content. In my first week I got to sit with Sr. Producer, Scott Hartsman and learn about his team's approach to the game for 2007. They have really learned a lot about how to improve the game over the last two years, and EoF is just the latest manifestation of the hand crafted content these guys are able to create.

    Read the full interview with just a click.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jan 22, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Class Preview - Scion of Set

    The official site for Age of Conan has been updated with the first in a series of looks at the classes that will be found in this upcoming game.

    This week we start taking a look at some of the classes in Age of Conan in a little more detail. First up for this weeks update we travel to the desert lands of Stygia to find out more about the Scion of Set from the Priest Archetype.

    Dedicated to the god Set, the Scions are often considered fanatics whose dedication to their god reaches devotion that many would confuse for insanity. The snake god offers the constant promise of power beyond mortal means and demands nothing short of total commitment in return.

    Get clicking to learn more.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jan 19, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - CES Preview Based on interviews with Erling Ellingsen (Product Manager) and Jorgen Tharaldsen (Product Director)

    WarCry Posted this CES interview and preview of Age of Conan. Don't miss a thing!

    We started in character creation and we found ourselves on a slave ship selecting between the Stygian, the Aquilonian and the Cimmerian. Escaping slavery, you are making your way in this brutal, backward world. There is one word I can say about the level of physical character customization possible in Age of Conan, and that is "astounding!" Over 30 different aspects of physical attributes that you can adjust await the eager fans. For example, just for the cheeks alone, you can adjust the length, the width, the height and the depth.

    The same goes for the body. You can create an anorexic woman with huge (and I mean huge!) ta-tas, a man with the physique of Arnie or Pee-Wee Herman as you wish, and as usual, there's the wonderful one-click randomizer. One thing you cannot do is to give your character a pot-belly. Ahem... you are an escaped galley slave after all. But, onto the game and its unique features!

    More is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jan 19, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Burning Crusade Interview

    Pro-G has posted an interview Jonathan LeCraft. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn about the Burning Crusades.

    It's been a momentous week for US developer Blizzard. On Monday the studio announced it had surpassed the eight million subscription mark for its insanely popular MMO World of Warcraft in an attempt to drum up interest in the release of what is probably the biggest game expansion ever: The Burning Crusade.

    And now, after thousands queued long into the cold winter night to get their mitts on the game at midnight openings across the world, millions of Warcraft players are enjoying the new continent of Outland and embarking on the long journey to level 70.

    Get clicking to read more.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jan 18, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, CES Preview

    MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh had a chance to get some hands on time with this upcoming title. Take a look at her impressions ing this preview.

    Funcom was represented at CES2007 this year in the Games for Windows area in the Las Vegas Convention Center. I don’t usually brave the “zoo” but did so this year for the sake of MMORPG.com readers.

    Despite Windows Vista blue screens of deaths with both computers, we managed to see a little of the newbie experience on Age of Conan. Due to launch in summer 2007, Age of Conan:Hyborian Adventures is three years in the making, and currently in the Friends and Family stage of closed beta.

    Get clicking to read more.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jan 17, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Blizzard's Jon LeCraft and Itzik Ben Bassat talk WoW, expansions, console MMORPGs and what's in store next.

    IGN has posted an interview with Jon LeCraft and Itzik Ben Bassat. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn.

    Tucked away in a hotel basement, somewhere deep in Central London, we probed Itzik Ben Bassat, Blizzard's vice president of business development, and The Burning Crusade game designer Jon LeCraft on the success of WoW so far, the challenges of catering to a massively diverse user base, plus the compatibility of consoles and MMORPGs. Of course, we also tried to eke out what's in store for both Blizzard and World of Warcraft. Eyes down for more.

    The full interview is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jan 17, 2007
    LadySirse
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