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  • 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!
    Other links of interest:

    News
    Tue, Dec 13, 2005
    Ethec
  • The Official Site has some new Dungeons and Dragons Online Screens If you didn't want to play before, you will after seeing these shots. They're absolutely vibrant and gorgeous!

    All You Need to Know About DDO is Here!

    Other DDO News!

    Images, Media
    Tue, Dec 13, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • WoW: The Burning Crusade At CVG
    Are they on fire or something?
    CVG
    got a chance to drill the mind of Shane Dabiri about the upcoming expansion
    for World of Warcraft.
    Who is Shane Dabiri? Find out:

    What are you currently working on at the moment in the expansion?
    Shane Dabiri: As lead producer on the World of Warcraft team, I'm currently
    undertaking the exciting task of dividing and focusing our resources on the
    development of both the expansion set and on the continuing content development
    for the current game. This should help us streamline our efforts for 2006.
    What percentage of the content is geared toward players of all levels, and
    what percentage to only level 60 (and above with the level cap increase) characters?
    Shane Dabiri: As is traditional with MMO expansions, a large portion of the
    content will be geared toward characters in the range between the current
    maximum and new maximum levels, starting at around level 55. However, we do
    also plan to add content to better tie in the new races to the world, so players
    who choose to start as one of the new races will experience a great deal of
    new content up to about level 20.

    News
    Mon, Dec 12, 2005
    LadySirse
  • They're calling it a "kinder, gentler game". I call it something completely different. Seriously! What happened to the game I played at launch? It's an entirely different game at this point and Smedley tells us why in this GameSpot interview.

    GS: How does the internal team participate?

    JS: One of the things that we do is that everybody, literally everybody in the company, from our legal department to our finance department to our development group, gets into the game.

    GS: And what did you find out after all that playing with the game?

    JS: Star Wars never hit that excitement level around here. It never got--there never was a critical mass of people here that wanted to play it. So we knew we could do way better. And I guess as much out of a love for making these kinds of games, even though that sounds corny, though it's true, we wanted to make this game better.

    I see.. I see.. And so you're going to make the game more enjoyable to play..Riiiight

    Get Your Fill of Star Wars Galaxies News and Info Here!

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Dec 12, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • 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

    Other LOTRO News and Stuff

    News
    Fri, Dec 09, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • PC.Ign.com has A tour of the Human Intro Maps by the Netdevil himself. Also included are 20 brand spankin new screenshots for your viewing pleasure.

    After Rigby had gone through numerous procedures to receive his Hestia ID badge -- a nice drive through the Bay 313 Caverns, followed by a visit to Emergence Terrace -- he did more procedural work. Finally, he received an assignment to the Trial Zone, where he went through some mock combat before finally getting his official badge and transferred to the Back Range.

    Mommy.. can I have the shiny blue one with the side gatlin guns and the heat seaking missle block on top?

    Get All Your Auto Assault Info Here!

    More Information and News on Auto Assault

    News
    Fri, Dec 09, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Gentlemen.. we can rebuild her! Ok I want a weapon that shoots flying monkeys at unsuspecting newbies. Heating seaking monkeys! Yeah!

    If you have the same ambition as I do, you are in luck! Guild Wars Design A Weapon Contest is underway.

    It's time for another Guild Wars contest! And with the Design-a-Weapon Contest, you have a chance to be immortalized forever in the second chapter of the Guild Wars story. We will be offering many new weapons and shields in the upcoming installment, and we'd love to include items based on your concepts. To enter the contest, simply send us a drawing, sketch, or printed image of a weapon or shield that you have designed.

    Be sure to check out our Guild Wars Site It's not only fantastic, but it's informative as well!

    For More News and Information on Guild Wars Go Here

    News
    Fri, Dec 09, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Hands Off My Car
    Gamespot.com
    has a preview of one of the most anticipated titles of 2006, Auto
    Assault
    .

    Auto Assault is cruising toward completion, and we've checked out the latest
    developments in this high-speed online role-playing game.

    Even though it's still in its lengthy beta-testing phase, Auto Assault is
    making great strides as it races to launch next year. This online role-playing
    game from NCSoft and developer NetDevil promises to be one of the fastest
    games you'll play in 2006, thanks to the fact that you'll spend large portions
    of the game speeding around a wasteland in a combat vehicle, blasting everything
    that moves. Forget about the chain mail armor and the two-handed sword, because
    this online RPG is all about big guns and tricked-out rides. We recently got
    an updated look at the many new improvements that have been made in Auto Assault
    since we last saw it earlier this summer.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Dec 08, 2005
    LadySirse
  • No Warmth For Blizzard
    The Armchair Empire
    reports on a lawsuit against Blizzard over another World of Warcraft death.

    The parents of a 13-year-old boy in China are suing Blizzard, creators of
    World of Warcraft, claiming that the boy jumped to his death attempting to
    recreate something that he saw in-game.

    News
    Thu, Dec 08, 2005
    LadySirse
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