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  • Drow Race Revealed!

    The time has come! In preparation of the launch of Twilight Forge, the new module for Dungeons and Dragons Online, the history of the drow race has been unvieled!

    Most Drow choose a life of adventure out of necessity, given the dangers of their homeland. Still, they greatly desire personal power, and many Drow take up the mantle of adventurer seeking to satisfy their ambitions. The majority of Drow follow the evil scorpion-god Vulkoor, though exposure to the cultures of Stormreach has brought a few of them to less malevolent deities.

    Read more about the Drow at the DDO main site.

    News
    Mon, Jul 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A Glimpse at the Past...

    As part of the celebration of their fifth anniversary, the makers of Anarchy Online have pulled out some old screenshots from 1998!

    Anarchy Online was in development for several year before the game actually launched and went through several different versions, given the anniversary we thought it would be fun to take a trip back in time and show you some images from one of the very first versions! These screenshots were from our press kit for the E3 show in 1998!

    Head over to the main site to see these images!

    Images, Media
    Mon, Jul 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Concept Art, Party Invitation and an Interview

    Friday was a busy day over at the Age of Conan main site. Three seperate stories were posted. Lets take a look at them...

  • Interview with the Game Director
    The folks at www.theoldergamers.com sat down with Game Director Gaute Godager to find out more about Age of Conan. check this interview out for lots of juciey details!
  • Win an Invitation to the Conan Party of the Year!
    As part of their participation at this years Comic-con event in San Diego. Conan Properties International are throwing a Conan Party on Thursday the 20th of July and we were lucky enough to snag five invitations for the event to give away to five lucky fans! Keep reading to find out more!
  • New Concept Art Added to Site
    The Age of Conan site has been updated with four new concept images. Hurry over and check them out!
News
Mon, Jul 03, 2006
LadySirse
  • Soon To Be In Beta...

    Shacknews was able to take some time to speak with Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.

    Shack: Where does Shadows of Angmar fit into the Lord of the Rings storyline?

    Jeffrey Steefel: LOTRO’s storyline begins shortly after Frodo leaves the Shire. The premise of our story is that while the Fellowship formed and journeyed on to Mordor, the lands they left behind fell under attack by the forces of the Witch-king of Angmar, the King of the Nazgûl. Your role is to defend Eriador from the evil shadow which is reaching across the land in pursuit of the Fellowship and the One Ring.

    Read more of this interview to see what's in store for Lord of the Rings Online!

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jul 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • SOE Kicks Off A New Feature

    SOE started doing profiles of the real lives of EQ2 players. What better way to start it off than with our very own Coyote? If you've read his writing, now you can learn a little more about what makes him tick.

    What got you into gaming and what sort of games do you like the most? I started in pen and paper after picking up a Dragonlance book because of an Elmore painting. I've been hooked since. Anything fantasy. Dragons - hobbits, chicks in chainmail bikinis....

    Pirates, ninjas, vikings, robots, or other? Gaar! I ain't be justifyin' tha' silly question with no answer MATEY! YAAARRR!!

    Keep reading to find out more about Coyote!

    News
    Mon, Jul 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A Glimpse At The New Expansion

    MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh had a chance to quiz Akil Hooper on the new expansion pack for Everquest II...

    Carolyn Koh continues to quiz SOE developers on EverQuest II. Today, we chat with Akil Hooper the Design Supervisor for Echoes of Faydwer. Below you'll learn about Fae flying, why we got more mounts, the adornment system and more.

    MMORPG.com: First things first… have you decided yet? Will the Fae be able to fly?

    Find the answer to this question and more at MMORPG.com.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Spells for the Twilight Forge Module

    How many features can you fit into an expansion? Well, I think Turbine's DDO team is doing their best to find out! Here is a list of the newly announced spells that they plan to include in the upcoming Twilight Forge Module...

    New Spells for Players

    Niac's Cold Ray
    Shoots a ray of ice at your foes; does 1d10 per caster level, max 5d10 (Reflex save negates) cold damage to a single target. Niac's Cold Ray is a level 1 spell for wizards and sorcerers.

    Knock
    This spell unlocks locked doors and chests as if a rogue with a pick locks skill of caster level + ability modifier (where the ability is int for wizards and cha for sorcerers) was attempting to pick the lock. Knock is a level 2 spell for wizards and sorcerers.

    Dimension Door
    This spell, castable only in dungeons and adventure areas, creates a door of magical energy. Any member of your party may click on the door to return them to the inside entrance of the area (you will be returned to the inside entrance so you won't take an XP hit for exiting the adventure). There is no waiting time, unlike recalling, and the teleport cannot be interrupted by monsters hitting you. Dimension Door is a level 4 spell for wizards, sorcerers, and bards.

    Wall of Fire
    Creates a wall of flames in front of you. Watch and laugh as monsters run into it and burn; don't forget to bring the BBQ sauce. Wall of Fire is a level 4 spell for wizards and sorcerers.

    Teleport
    This spell is usable only in town and is designed to lower your time spent traveling. It lets you pick from several destinations useful to wizards and sorcerers (the marketplace, your class trainers, etc). Please be advised that as per D&D 3.5 rules, this spell has a 3% failure rate. Teleport is a level 5 spell for wizards and sorcerers.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the information!

    News
    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • MMORPG Travels to France to See Ryzom Ring

    Our team at Ten Ton Hammer weren't the only ones to travel to Paris, France to get a look at the upcoming expansion to the Saga of Ryzom. MMORPG.com has posted their preview of Ryzom Ring.

    Nevrax believes they can change the way people think about MMORPGs. When the Ryzom Ring launches this fall, The Saga of Ryzom will become the first major MMORPG with significant player created content. The Ring is a tool kit that enables players to craft, test and then launch their own quests and live content scenarios into the live game. Last week, we made the hop to Paris to see their progress.

    Head over to MMORPG.com and find out what they have to say about Ryzom Ring.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Eurogamer Checks Out Hero Online

    Yesterday Eurogamer.com posted a preview of Hero Online...

    "He likes liquor. He never made a friend throughout his entire life. In his life crazed about martial arts, only one thing he considers to be his friend is the liquor. People say, you can find him pouring liquor in his mouth on days he killed another."

    Such is the way of liquor-soaked MMO Hero Online "a masterpiece created by three generations of distinguished martial art novelists" that boasts a "complex combination of story content and plot twists, free from prearranged paths, that brings a whole new gaming experience" written by first generation martial arts novelist, Kum Kang.

    Find out what they had to say about Hero Online.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Plans On The Horizon...

    Ultima Online's main page had this announcement this morning...

    These are exciting days for MMORPG fans here at EA. With the acquisition of Mythic, the UO team will be working with the creative folks who brought us Dark Age of Camelot and are hard at work on the spectacular-looking Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. I’m thrilled that the UO team and Mythic will work together to forge Britannia’s future.

    There is much to talk about with our new partners, and it will take some time to review and finalize our plans. Because we need to take that time, we are postponing the announcement that we were going to make this week. The in-game fiction cycle will take a break for a bit and will return soon.

    See you in Britannia,
    Darkscribe

    Check out Ultima Online's main site for more information.

    News
    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
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