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  • There's a new class on the official site. Lore-master hits the stage in a blaze of glory!

    Races: Man, Elf

    'This only would he say, that Imladris was of old the name among the Elves of a far northern dale, where Elrond the Halfelven dwelt, greatest of lore-masters.'

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"

    A keeper of ancient lore and otherwise lost knowledge, the Lore-master uses his knowledge of the lesser and greater powers of the world around him to stave off the advances of the shadow for a time, and to treat the wounds and suffering of his companions. In dire need he can use this knowledge to hurt his foes; but this task being extremely difficult, a wise Lore-master would rarely attempt it.

    The Lore-master will be the class of choice for the player that enjoys using the power of ancient lore to aid their allies and hinder their foes. Steeped in the histories of Middle-earth Lore-masters are able to aid their fellows in recovering from maladies caused by the forces of the Dark Lord. They can also use their knowledge to daze, harm, or hinder their enemies, as well as give of themselves to strengthen another. Some Lore-masters are even said to be able to communicate with animals and request their aid. A Lore-master's combat style is anchored in the power of knowledge and using it intelligently to defeat evil.


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    Tue, Feb 28, 2006
  • We have 10 new ArchLord Screenshots for your viewing pleasure today. Go take a look and tell me which one is the best!

    More news and info on ArchLord

    Tue, Feb 28, 2006
  • Thank God! Finally! Someone thought to do this the right way. You would not believe how many times I've had to wait to get my pre-order because I was idiotic enough to buy it online instead of going into a store to get it.

    We have extended preorder access to Dungeons & Dragons Online™: Stormreach™ (DDO) through March 5th in order to help address the concerns of players who have told us they may not be able to get a copy of the retail box for DDO right away. Players who have created an account using their preorder bonus key will continue to have access to DDO through Sunday, March 5th. We expect most retail stores to have DDO boxes available on or before this time.

    Starting on Monday, March 6th, players will need to redeem a retail key at in order to continue playing. Players who are unable to obtain a retail key before March 6th won’t lose their account information or characters and will be able to play those characters once they enter a retail key.

    As a reminder, the opportunity to earn the Head Start Event founders helmet and founder status ends at 8:00am EST on February 28th. So be sure to log in and get your guilds set up!

    It's no longer a race to see who gets in first, etc, etc.

    More on Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach

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    Mon, Feb 27, 2006
  • We've all been waiting for it to happen. It's now on. Miday has signed a deal with Turbine to co-publish their MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online. What does this mean? It means that Midway will do the distribution for North America.

    Ok anyone want to take bets on who the next major publisher will be to step into the MMO ring? Anyone? Anyone?

    Get the latest and greatest Lord of the Rings Online information here.

    More on Lord of the Rings Online

    Thu, Feb 23, 2006
  • There's nothing better than waking up to stuff like this waiting in my in-box. Simon Humphries released this letter to the RF Online community last night. It's on the next page if you want to read it. I would *shrug* it's a good letter.

    More news and info on RF - Online

    Does it feel like a Monday to you?

    Tue, Feb 21, 2006
  • This just in!

    Dear RF Online Community,

    I am very happy to announce the retail launch dates for RF Online.

    It's been an exciting and tiring journey and the hard work is only just beginning. In fact for the US members it will be starting a lot sooner than you can imagine.
    Tuesday 21st February will see RF Online shipping to stores which will mean distribution throughout the week as boxes hit store shelves. We will follow the US launch with
    the UK launch on Friday 24th February where you can pick up your copy of RF Online from your local game store. The rest of Europe will follow 2 weeks after.

    Simon Humphries will explain the how we are rolling out the servers for the different launch dates to give everyone an equal start in game. Keep an eye out for his Producer Letter
    just after this post.

    We look forward to seeing you all back on Novus later this week.

    Have fun storming the castle!

    More news and info on RF Online

    Mon, Feb 20, 2006
  • Free time is over! It's almost time to start paying for that playing.

    In a press release, Codemasters has this to say.

    The beta period draws to an end... - Michael 'Zzeno' Rowland (Community Liaison Manager)
    A message for the beta testers:

    I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hard work and dedication thus far.

    The beta period has had its ups and its downs but in our opinion it has been a huge success in helping us
    find and resolve crucial issues. With those issues fixed and with a couple minor gameplay issues being worked on, we are very confident that we are ready for the retail launch.

    It is with this in mind that I have to make the following announcement about the closed beta. Thanks to the help of the community, the resolve of the dev team and the demands of you the customer, we will be closing the beta servers down and preparing for the launch of the full retail version of RF Online. Servers will be wiped, cleaned up and installed with the latest RF Online client and fixes.

    Following up on today's beta announcement we will also be hearing from the games Producer, Simon Humphries, on what we have learned from the month long beta plus what we foresee in regard to updates for RF Online.

    Please keep an eye on the news section for more details on the launch dates for RF Online across Europe and in the US.

    So.. keep your eyes open. We'll have news on when this baby is going to launch.

    More news and info on RF Online.

    Mon, Feb 20, 2006
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    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
  • We are seriously right around the corner to this long anticipated game. Will it live up to our hopes? Only time will tell.

    WESTWOOD, MA, February 13, 2006 - Turbine, Inc. announced today that DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINETM: StormreachTM has gone gold and is in final production. The world's first online roleplaying game based on the legendary pen and paper DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® game, and voted the "most-anticipated MMO," by readers, is currently scheduled to ship on February 28, 2006. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS).

    Customers who preorder DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach will receive exclusive access to the game days ahead of the official release and a free Beta pass for up to 10 days to try the game (the Beta will be officially ending February 20, 2006). Customers will also be given a +1 in-game amulet for added defense during combat and a special limited-edition poster featuring the red dragon.

    Our Dungeons & Dragons Online team has been doing alot of hard work prepping the site. Go check it out and find out how to play the game!

    More Dungeons & Dragons Online News and Information

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
  • It's almost out. We're weeks away! Can you feel the excitement in the air?

    Turbine has published the subscription pricing. Here it is! Go see how much you're going to have t o save to play this bad boy.

    Take a Peek at our Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach site!

    News and Info on Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach

    Fri, Feb 10, 2006
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