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  • RUN! It's a purple con 3 up-arrow Curt Schilling!


    In a PR move that will most assuredly generate better karma than offering a year-long modeling contract to a real-life Queen Antonia lookalike, EverQuest 2 will soon boast a new in-game enemy that fights for charity, former MLB hurler Curt Schilling.
    The World Series MVP and longtime EQ2 player will man a mob aptly named "Curt Schilling" and wander about terrorizing the playerbase. Every time he's defeated, SOE shells out a little more money to help fight ALS (also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease").
    Check out the "Curt Schilling and SOE fight ALS" press release right here. Then log on June 5th-7th and gank for a good cause, EQ2 players!

    News
    Thu, May 25, 2006
    Ethec
  • So who wants to see some beautiful shots of Middle Earth? Yeah I do too. You can find them here.

    These shots are of scenic Archet.

    Want more Middle Earth Goodness? Visit our Lord of the Rings Online Community.

    News
    Wed, May 24, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • It's always interesting to read what happened to the dev's at E3. It's not long but amusing in it's briefness.

    E3 from the Cave of Blackguard
    Well, I’m officially back from E3 and in action again at work. It was a great E3 from my perspective, but this write-up may not be quite as interesting as you would hope because I lived in an isolated world this year--I probably walked around E3 outside of my booth for a total of two hours, but that’s okay because inside the SOE booth it was relatively quiet and comfortable.

    Read it all here.

    While you're at it... Visit our EverQuest 2 Community. There is ALWAYS something interesting to read there!

    News
    Tue, May 23, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • EverQuest 2 Devs Talk It Up

    On the agenda for this evening's dev chat with the bigwigs of EverQuest 2: "nerfs" to just about every class associated with the upcoming Live Update 24; raid content, broker, and tradeskill changes coming with the "Fallen Dynasty" adventure pack in June, and the wealth of changes (including a deity system) new to the game with the "Echoes of Faydwer" expansion this winter.

    In attendance:

    • Scott "Gallenite" Hartsman - Senior Producer

    • Ryan "Blackguard" Schwayder - Community Relations Manager
    • Don "Silverfrost" Neufield - Lead Programmer
    • Matthew Higby - "The Fallen Dynasty" (adventure pack 3) Design Supervisor
    • Akil "Lyndro" Hooper - "Echoes of Faydwer" (expansion 3) Design Supervisor
    • And a bunch of fanboys, forum trolls, and other miscreants like our very own RadarX!

    Click here to see the Stratics "House of Commons" EQ2 dev chat transcript!

    News
    Fri, May 19, 2006
    Ethec
  • The SOE Comic Book Creator is now available for digital download on the Station Store at https://store.station.sony.com! With the SOE Comic Book Creator, you can create stories of your gameplay with over 500 different layout and design templates to choose from. Use the SOE provided art or screenshots taken from within the game! Download the 5 day trial from the Station Store and make your own comic adventures today!

    SWEET! This is good news for the artistically challenged that like to poke fun at the games. *cough* me *cough*

    Visit our Freakin EQ2 community!

    News
    Tue, May 16, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • European website for The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ goes live with Beta signups.

    Codemasters Online Gaming is today pleased to announce the launch of the official European website for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar at http://www.lotro-europe.com

    As an added bonus, Codemasters Online Gaming and Turbine, Inc. have also announced that sign ups for the European and North American Beta Program will also go live today. To sign up for the European Beta Program please go to http://www.lotro-europe.com/beta.

    The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar European website will be providing content in English, French and German along with localised forums. The striking site, designed to fit within a 1024*768 frame, is a glorious fusion between the bright, rolling hills of the Shire and the dark foreboding wastelands of Angmar.

    The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar is the first and only MMORPG based on the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien and is currently in development at Turbine’s studios in Westwood, Mass. Codemasters Online Gaming will co-publish (with Turbine) and operate the title across Europe. Language support will include English, French and German.

    Ed Blincoe, Product Marketing Manager at Codemasters Online Gaming, commented:
    “Launching the website, complete with the opportunity for our community to sign up for the Beta, shows Codemasters’ commitment to The Lord of the Rings Online. This is just the beginning of a concerted effort to make sure people who are excited about the game will be able to get into the Beta and experience the amazing world that Turbine has created.”

    The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar allows players to discover their heroic destiny in the ongoing struggle for Middle-earth™. Players of all levels can experience and explore incredibly detailed realms and join familiar characters in an evolving and persistent re-creation of the beloved world depicted by Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

    Players can adventure solo or forge their own fellowships online with others, as they face hideous monsters and minions of Sauron, fight epic battles to defend Middle-earth, and immerse themselves in the greatest adventure of our time.

    For the latest news and images from The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, visit http://www.lotro-europe.com.

    Chek out more about Turbine's Lord of the Rings online on Lord of the Rings Online @ Ten Ton Hammer

    News
    Wed, May 10, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Have you been waiting for a glimpse of Middle Earth? GameTrailers.com has an exclusive look at Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. This trailer has already seen over 8000 downloads and counting.

    Check it out here.

    News
    Mon, May 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • 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
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