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  • Nevrax Announces the Saga of Ryzom: Ruins of Silan

    A New Player Experience and Unlimited Free Trial

    Paris, FRANCE – June 19th 2006

    Nevrax, the developer and publisher of the science fantasy massively-multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) Ryzom, announced today the launch of a brand new New Player Experience in conjunction with an unlimited free trial for new members.

    “From now on, anybody can test Ryzom for free, without any time limit, in a unique game region: the Ruins of Silan,” said Daniel Miller, Technical Director and Executive Producer of Ryzom Ring.

    Among the new features, bringing life to one’s first steps on planet Atys: an all new game region has been created, gathering the four races of Ryzom, providing many quests, exclusive rewards, and rich explanations of the key elements that make the Ryzom universe truly unique.

    “With this new Unlimited Free Trial, the discovery of Ryzom becomes even more compelling and accessible,” adds Daniel Miller. “We’re now eagerly preparing to release our first expansion Ryzom Ring, which will for the first time ever in a persistent online world, empower players to create their own quests and scenarios.”

    A credit card is no longer required to participate in the Ryzom free trial. For further information, please visit: and to Download the new Free Trial, please visit:

    About Nevrax SARL Founded in early 2000, Paris-based NEVRAX is an online game and software development company that specializes in MMORPG engine and production tool technologies and products. Utilizing NeL, its open source platform, Nevrax’s team of over 50 engineers and designers have completed their first MMORPG, a Science Fantasy game entitled Ryzom.

    About Ryzom
    Three generations ago, the proud civilizations of Atys perished in the Great Swarming, when hordes of Kitins swept from the Prime Roots and wrought war and genocide. Now it is time to reclaim your heritage. Join forces with thousands of others, master the arts of sorcery, war, and tradecraft, and re-forge the destiny of your people. The secrets of the past have been lost, but Ryzom has just begun. For more information please visit

    About Ryzom Ring
    Ryzom Ring is the innovative extension for Nevrax's online roleplaying game, Ryzom. It provides tools that allow the players to access Ryzom's creatures, buildings, maps and missions to create their own events and scenarios, giving them unprecedented power to shape the game. Thousands of other players can experience one person’s handiwork, or kept as a private sanctuary only accessible to a select few. For more information please visit

    Tue, Jun 20, 2006
  • MMOz Online Gaming Talks With Taylor 'Augustus' Daynes

    Lead Designer, Taylor 'Augustus' Daynes answers a few questions about
    Flying Lab Software's upcoming Pirate-themed MMORPG.

    "Your [NPC] supporting cast is assembled based on your nation and
    gender, although gender is an optional element we use only on occasion.
    We can also assign a specific character to your cast in response to
    player actions, so if you flirt with someone in a tavern during a
    mission, we can then assign that character to be your romantic interest.

    In general, we use the cast within specific storylines that are often
    solo-only, so that your experience is unique. Many other storylines do
    not use your cast, so when they turn up you know something really cool
    is going on."

    Read the full interview and start planning your priate adventure!

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jun 20, 2006
  • Light Shed on Tricky Battleground

    We have a brand new guide out today detailing the battleground,
    Alterac Valley. Ever wondered how this battleground worked but found
    few details? Well wonder no more! Our guide goes over, in detail, all
    of the aspects of Alterac Valley and various strategies and tactics to
    help you save the day for your team!

    "Alterac Valley (or AV) is a sprawling 40 Alliance vs. 40 Horde
    instanced battleground for levels 51 through 60. The battleground
    hosts a battle between the Horde's Frostwolf Clan and the Alliance's
    Stormpike Expedition. Players fight over various graveyards, towers,
    and other resources while attempting to assault the enemy General whom
    is deeply entrenched in the enemy keep. AV hosts a variety of PvP and
    PvE objectives to supply ample ways for any player to get into the

    Stop stalling! Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer and get informed!

    Tue, Jun 20, 2006
  • Lavastorm Walktrough

    Lavastorm is a fiery dangerous place that no being should travel to unaided. So grab some friends, and this guide (complete with map!) and re-visit an old favorite, or wander through to get those pesky heritage quests done, as Savanja holds your hand through the entire zone!

    Lavastorm, the fiery haven for the most vile of creatures, including vicious tribes of goblins and the formidable Nagafen! He lives in his dark molten prison, kept away from the Lady Vox in Permafrost for their unsanctioned love for each other.

    Accessed by traveling from the Nektulos Forest docks via a dock bell, this is one of the most dangerous looking of zones, full of peril, the most notable of which is those darned lavapits and rivers that kill you instantly if you accidentally slip into one. No auto following here!

    Ready to learn more? Check out the rest of this guide at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer.

    Tue, Jun 20, 2006
  • "Killer" Build #1: Dwarvish Bulwark

    Darkgolem kicks off "Killer" Build week at DDO @ Ten Ton Hammer with his Dwarvish Bulwark. Part backstabbing rogue, part resistant paladin, part versatile fighter--the Bulwark survives the frenzied initial blast of combat to get to foes and strike them dead.

    Feats (in the order selected):
    Weapon Focus: Slashing
    Power Attack
    Greater Weapon Focus: Slashing
    Weapon Specialization: Slashing

    Got a "Killer Build" in mind? Looking for a new build?
    ">Head over to DDO Ten Ton Hammer to learn more!

    Tue, Jun 20, 2006
  • The World Cup heats up today with some countries playing their final games of the tournament and others jockeying for first place in their groups. England has their hands full in a tilt with Sweden, a country they have not beaten in the last 11 matches while Germany takes on a side from Ecuador that has to this point demolished their opposition. It's getting good now!
    By the numbers:
    2,968 - The number of uploads to the WoW Quest Database.
    2,105 - The number of quests in the WoW Quest Database.

    1,744 - The number of subscribers to the Loading... mailing list.
    216 - The number of new subscribers to the Loading... mailing list this month.
    14 - The number of MMOG news stories covered yesterday alone.
    9 - The number of exclusive MMOG articles posted to yesterday alone.
    1 - Stanley Cup, which now lives in Carolina. Congratulations Hurricanes.
    Next up in the World of Warcraft Database are NPCs, followed by Items. It's coming together faster than expected folks, thanks to your involvement. If someone had told me we would have nearly 3,000 uploads from members to the database already I wouldn't have believed it. Thanks to everyone who is contributing with special thanks to those who have their names in the Top 10 list. Now I believe!
    Player lifecycles, North Korean phallic symbols, exclusive MMOG articles and more are just a click away.
    Loading... June 20, 2006 [Caterpillar to Butterfly Edition]

    Tue, Jun 20, 2006
  • Computer Games Online Talks with Starr Long

    Computer Games Online presents an interview with Starr Long, Producer of the upcoming massively-multiplayer role-playing game Tabula Rasa. The game is set in an intergalactic war between humans and the destructive Bane. Long discusses the origins of the game and some of the challenges in creating a unique experience.

    How will the war unfold as more players join the fight and time progresses on the battlefield?

    The war constantly ebbs and flows. As one control point is taken, another might be lost. Ownership of control points is linked to lots of variables in the environment including which missions are available, where you re-spawn when you die, which NPCs are around, etc.

    Read the full interview at Computer Games Online.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jun 19, 2006
  • 5 New Screenshots has posted five new screenshots of the much anticipated Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising.

    Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising will implement the most interactive, dynamic, strategic and engaging combat system of any MMG - challenging players before battle as well as during battle. Players will strategically select and train their NPC Soldiers in a variety of skills and abilities to form individual squads that meet specific challenges, and devise strategies and create formations for these squads to execute on command - maximizing the unique skills and abilities of each individual squad.

    Check out the screenshots and let us know what you think!

    Images, Media
    Mon, Jun 19, 2006
  • Best Selling PC Game for May 2006

    ArenaNet and NCsoft announce today the Guild Wars franchise has sold more than two million units worldwide to date. In further news, sales data from The NPD Group shows Guild Wars Factions as the number one selling PC game in North America for the month of May 2006.

    "ArenaNet continues to take chances in both game design and business model, and it’s great to have the fans respond so enthusiastically right out of the gate with Guild Wars Factions,” says Patrick Wyatt, co-founder of ArenaNet. “Our fans have been overwhelmingly supportive of Guild Wars, and we will continue to make the Guild Wars franchise bigger and better with each release.”

    Read more about this at

    Mon, Jun 19, 2006
  • Screenshots and Trailers!

    Worthplaying has put up a write up of the playable races expected for ArchLord. Not only do they have this fantastic information, but they have screenshots and a new trailer as well!

    ArchLord will feature three distinct races, each with their own unique skills and abilities: the majestic Humans, the towering Orcs and the seductive Moon Elves. Each race has various sub classes: the Human race features Mages, Knights and Rangers, while Orcs have Hunters, Berserkers and Sorcerers. The Moon Elf classes include Rangers and Elementalists.

    ArchLord has recently witnessed an explosion of interest with over 800 fan sites registering online. When the Beta test sign-up began, over 20,000 player applications were made within the first within two hours. ArchLord’s game world, Chantra, is set to be a heavily populated one, so prepare to decide where your allegiance will lie.

    Check out the great information and visuals of ArchLord at Worthplaying!

    Mon, Jun 19, 2006
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