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  • If she really were an assassin, she'd be gone by the time we link to the forum thread.
    Guild Wars Guru's community and (interestingly) Guild Wars Slovenia are reporting that assassins are going to be the new class for the game's chapter 2 installment next year. What began as a rumor has since been confirmed by ArenaNet officials, like Alex Weekes of the Community Relations team:

    Actually, it's from a well-respected source (Play Magazine) and has already been confirmed as legitimate by Gaile (and now by me). The source is not an adult publication, it's a gaming publication ... and as Gaile has already noted, Play Magazine have previously provided some excellent Guild Wars features.

    Nothing dubious about it at all, the Assassin will be available to players when the game releases in the First Half 2006.

    There ya have it. Check out the newest Guild Wars class at the official site.
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    Wed, Nov 16, 2005
    Ethec
  • MMORPG.com's hero remembered to take his camera on the journey.
    Today's screens from the good folks at Simutronics feature a rogueish-looking player about to pounce on two unsuspecting orcs and a moment's rest in a forested setting. I'm very impressed with the character modeling- these designs look different than anything else out there. Here's what MMORPG.com has to say about their exclusives:

    In this week's featured screenshots from Hero's Journey we see both a familiar desert scene and a player-character ready to pounce in our first look at a desert.

    Take a look at the new Hero's Journey screens at MMORPG.
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    Images, Media
    Wed, Nov 16, 2005
    Ethec
  • In a desert of flames one reviewer finds his way to the oasis.
    Strategy Informer has posted a review of EverQuest 2: Desert of Flames.

    " The Desert of Ro from the original EverQuest is back in a new and exciting form as the Isle of Ro.  Here players will find the city of Maj’dul along with numerous dangerous and hazardous areas to roam through.  Many of the themes from the Desert of Ro are still intact, but most are tweaked in some way or have been enhanced.  There are still many vermin madmen running around and many Sand Giants everywhere.  The Isle of Ro, however, is a dangerous place for beginners; it is geared towards high-level players around the level 45 and up. "

    You can read the entire EverQuest 2: Desert of Flames Review at Strategy Informer.
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    Wed, Nov 16, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Villains, it's time to stand up and be marked.
    GameSpy has posted a review of City of Villains.

    " Like Batman's Joker or Superman's Luthor, NCSoft's extraordinary superhero MMO City of Heroes has found its perfect foil in the amazing City of Villains. "

    You can read the entire City of Villains Review at GameSpy.
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    Wed, Nov 16, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Smedley gets podded.
    The newest PCGamer Podcast features John Smedley of Sony Online Entertainment and focuses on the recent changes to Star Wars: Galaxies.

    "John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment, joins us to give
    us the latest on the relaunch of Star Wars Galaxies. As 30 character
    classes shrink to 9 and the game switches to a new action-based format,
    we get SOE’s grand strategy from the big cheese himself. If you’re one of the thousands of SWG players affected by the relaunch, here’s your chance to get answers from Sony — and if you’re interested in checking out the retooled game, here’s your best source of info on what’s in store for you. "

    You can grab the John Smedley Podcast at PCGamer.
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    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Nov 16, 2005
    Boomjack
  • A poster? When someone loots a new car, let me know!
    Project Entropia, the renegade real-life mixing MMO that was the first to move to a dollars for in-game currency scheme, is now reporting that a player named Starman looted a real-life poster, which will be mailed to his residence. Fortunately, there are no plans to make zombie parts real-life lootable.

    This package in particular was looted by Starman a few days ago, and contains a real life poster which will be sent to him. What the poster look like (sic), it doesnt say.

    Check out the real-world loot announcement at EntropiaForum.com.
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    Tue, Nov 15, 2005
    Ethec
  • How do the dragons fit down those tiny tunnels to get into the dungeon in the first place?
    Dungeons and Dragons Online received twice the loving today with previews posted on both GameDaily and MMORPG

    " Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a press event for Turbine’s Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach. Before I even left, I knew what to expect. I was told that the game’s lead designer, Ken Troop was going to give us a brief overview of the game before we ourselves would have a chance to sit down in front of it. "

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    Features, Previews
    Tue, Nov 15, 2005
    Boomjack
  • You would think that the job market for bad guys would be saturated in City of Villains.
    OGaming has posted a City of Villains Interview featuring Jack Emmert.

    "It’s good to be bad in City of Villains, the latest MMO masterpiece from developer Cryptic Studios and publishing partner NCSoft. After decades of begging, fans can now literally hop into the cape and tights of a twisted mutant, degenerate sorcerer or evil mastermind at will. "

    You can read the entire City of Villains Interview at OGaming.
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    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Nov 15, 2005
    Boomjack
  • ROSE Giving Away 1 Million Euros.
    The Inquirer is reporting that ROSE will be giving away 1 Million Euros to one of their lucky European subscribers. In other tabloid headline news, monkeys in France have been giving birth to aliens with telepathic abilities. At least we have a contest that excludes North Americans. Now maybe the Euro-types can stop writing to me complaining that our contests exclude them.

    " ONLINE GAMES publisher GamesRouter has announced that players on European servers of its massively multiplayer game ROSE, will be in with a chance of winning €1 million.
    Beginning in January and ending in November 2006, registered European players will begin their competition for the cash prize. Along the way there will also be chances to win electronics, PCs and other, smaller cash prizes."

    You can read the entire 1 Million Euro Give-away Article at The Inquirer.
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    Tue, Nov 15, 2005
    Boomjack
  • NCSoft Spins 360.
    MyXBox360.com is reporting that NCSoft does not have plans to develop games for the XBox 360, focusing instead on the PS3.

    " Korea-based online gaming giant NCsoft is preparing to launch titles on next-generation consoles, according to chief executive Tack Jin Kim, who confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that development work is already underway.



    The company, which is behind the world's largest massively multiplayer game series, Lineage, as well as titles including City of Heroes and Guild Wars, has until now focused exclusively on the PC platform. "

    You can read the entire NCSoft Next-Gen Story at MyXBox360.
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    News
    Tue, Nov 15, 2005
    Boomjack
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