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  • The Lord of the Rings Online Official Website has updated the Champion Class information which includes which races can become Champions, the Champion's role in the game, and what a human Champion might look like.

    When I grow up I want to be Champion!

    You Guessed It! Best Lord of the Rings Online Fansite On the Net!

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    News
    Fri, Dec 16, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • A Short Q&A For Your Short Attention Span

    MMORPGDot.com
    has a short and sweet bit on Lord of the Rings Online from LotroSource.

    KhazadDum081389: Will any race or profession be able to tame a pet (like
    a ranger or an elf)? If so, what will be the kinds of pets you can tame?
    Chris Foster: Pets are definitely going to play a part in LOTRO. For specifics,
    you'll have to wait for more information on classes.

    News
    Thu, Dec 15, 2005
    LadySirse
  • Not Ready for Retirement
    EverQuest Titanium, a boxed set including every expansion released for the game, goes on sale for $19.99 January 11th. Also, players with cancelled accounts can grab 21 days of free play if they reactivate before January 13th. All of this co-incides with SOE's release of EQplayers.com, a site chock full of real-time player profiles and other community-friendly features.

    In addition to EverQuest Titanium, SOE is launching EQ Players, a website designed to extend the player's interaction with the game outside of the game world. This new service gives players more ways to access, track and expand their in-game characters by obtaining character statistics, profiles, item information, in-game activities and more all in one place. The website, www.eqplayers.com, will launch on December 15, 2005, and will have profiles for more than 4.9 million characters and more than 335 million total inventory items. EQ Players will be available for EverQuest players to try, at no additional cost, until December 29, 2005, after which time some EQ Players features will carry a monthly fee. In addition, as a special offer, SOE will reactivate previously closed EverQuest accounts for 21 days of free gameplay but the former EverQuest players must take advantage of this offer before January 13, 2006.

    View SOE's "EQPlayers / Free Play" press release here!
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    News
    Tue, Dec 13, 2005
    Ethec
  • Almost six years and still going strong! Let's hear a Boo-Yah! for the game that got me started in this crazy MMO world. Friday, SOE posted Kytherea’s Keepsakes on the Developers Corner at the EverQuest Live Official Site. She shows off some really great concept art in comparison to what these Gods look like in game. It almost makes me want to go back and play again... almost..

    To follow the journey traveled by a piece of artwork from the imagination, to paper, then implemented in a game such as EverQuest is truly an interesting adventure. I enjoy traipsing through old folders of concept art from time to time, both to see what the artists have imagined over the years and also to see how the concepts of long ago have developed into the living, breathing world of EverQuest. In one of my frequent expeditions I tripped over the concept art for some of the EverQuest deities (from all the way back in 1998!). When I looked at each piece of artwork I was amazed at how closely these depictions of the deities represented their physical forms in the world of EverQuest and I wanted to share these with you.

    More EverQuest Live News and Information

    News
    Mon, Dec 12, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • If you could ask Tolkien one question what would it be? The developers of Lord of the Rings Online answered this in their Developers Corner

    Welcome to the Thursday Insider. In each Insider, we'll ask team members to answer a question about themselves, LOTRO, or The Lord of the Rings. You never know what you'll get from the LOTRO team!

    In this Insider, we've asked two questions from the community. Enjoy!

    Jeffrey "Nigellian" Steefel (Executive Producer):
    If you could travel to Middle-earth, and had one week to stay there, what would you most like to do with that time?

    Chris "Hakai" Clay (Artist/Designer):
    If you could have lived the life of one of your characters who would it be and why?

    And my question.. Why did Peter Jackson make a mockery of your book for the purpose of Star screen time? *cough* Liv Tyler *cough*..

    All Your Lord of the Ring Online Info Here

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    News
    Fri, Dec 09, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Wanted: Dead or Respawned.
    The good folks at our EQ2 Community Site have posted Norrath's Most Wanted, a list of the most popular and elusive creatures in Everquest 2.

    " Throughout Everquest 2, you will find thousands upon thousands of goblins, orcs, gnolls, etc. to cleave with your blade but some creatures you will notice are just a little out of the ordinary.   Like that guy that feels comfortable enough to wear a pink shirt to work, these creatures will stand out above the rest.  They are tougher, carry more treasure, and are in many cases intentionally sought out and dispatched as soon as they appear.   Below is a guide to where you can find these unique beasts and hunt them down.  Be warned however, that waiting for some to spawn requires more patience than sitting in a McDonald's drive-thru. "

    Need more? EQ2.TenTonHammer.com
    Even more? More Everquest 2 News

    News
    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
    Boomjack
  • So tell me a little bit about your career history, EverQuest 2...
    If games had resumes, this one would be impressive. Ryan "Blackguard" Shwayder, SOE's EQ2 Community Manager, lists the incredible amount of content added to the game in the past year:

    Since launch, an enormous amount of content has been added to EverQuest II at no additional cost to EverQuest II subscribers. In addition to changes that made the game more fun for soloists and group players alike, more than 1100 quests have been added to the game since launch on November 8th. We've added more than 1200 new items to the game, including more craftable items for tradeskillers, and more loot around the world. Almost 400 new spells have been added and we've worked diligently to make sure our spell effects are as eye-catching as they are powerful. Recently, we added 8 new areas to the world, so there are now well over 100 zones in the world of EverQuest II to explore.

    So Blizzard & World of Warcraft, where's the beef? All you've made are promises so far. ( I have to try and bring balance to the force, you see.) Check out EverQuest 2's new content in the year since launch and the official site.
    Want some in-depth news & coverage?

    News
    Wed, Nov 23, 2005
    Ethec
  • EverQuest, not to be upstaged by World of Warcraft gets its name in the press as an addiction.
    Great Fall Tribune Online is at it again portraying gamers as overweight sluggards who refuse to shower. You can read all about it in, "Fun and games or addiction?" I for one choose fun and games over addiction.

    "At one point this summer, the pair played more than 50 hours straight. Anderson, a junior, is already a year behind in school, at least partly because of his gaming."

    Are you addicted to our news?

    News
    Tue, Nov 22, 2005
    Boomjack
  • You love us long time, we give you things.
    Sony Online Entertainment has taken Update#16 live and with it some goodies for long time EverQuest 2 subscribers.

    " - EverQuest II celebrates its first birthday by introducing Veteran Rewards!

    - Griffon tamers are seeking your assistance in the Thundering Steppes and Nektulos Forest!

    - Give the residents of Norrath a fresh look with the new SOGA character models!

    - Two new iksar scale patterns now available for each gender!

    - Crusaders, Mages, and Priests can now equip symbols in their ranged slot!

    - Carry extra ammo in quivers you can equip!

    - Using clickable items is now even easier, and food and drink get their own inventory slots!

    - Population and item improvements made in some of Norrath's deadly dungeons!

    - Can't reach your spirit shard? Now you can have your spirit restored... for a price!

    - Guild quest raids now scale according to player level and reward additional status!

    - The user interface gets a spiffy new look! "

    I could really use my spirit restored, "for a price".

    Not long enough for you?

    News
    Thu, Nov 10, 2005
    Boomjack
  • SoE to make it FREE!
    Statesman.com is reporting that Sony Online Entertainment will be offering a free MMOG. They make it sound like a new idea. Apparently they haven't heard of Guild Wars.

    "
    Top-notch online video games now cost upward of $30 million to produce, making it imperative that game producers expand the market for them, Sony Online Entertainment Inc. President John Smedley said at a video game conference Thursday in Austin.
    Smedley said his company aims to do just that with a plan to break from its existing subscription-based business model and release a game title next fall that can be played free of charge."

    You can read entire Sony Online Entertainment to Offer Free MMOG Article at Statesman.com.
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    News
    Mon, Oct 31, 2005
    Boomjack
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