Virtual World News
EVE Vegas, organized by EVE pilot Zapawork, will be held from October 18-20 this year, and CCP promises more official support than ever before. This includes eight CCP-run panels, and Oculus Rift HD presentation for Valkyrie, PvP tournaments, and more.
Check out the recent dev blog for more information on what to expect from this year's EVE Vegas.
CCP offers more support for fan-run EVE Vegas event originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: EVE Vegas dev blog
This beta version 0.5.3 also adds new advanced mouse control options, new achievement and crew skills, and 11 gift and premium planes. You can sign up for the beta on the official site.
[Source: Wargaming press release]Permalink | Email this | Comments
Community interaction and open development is allowing CIG to build a more relevant title, Roberts says. "We had all of these things like bounty hunter, mercenary, pirate, merchant, explorer. And I was shocked that 67 percent of the people [Cloud Imperium surveyed] said that they wanted to be an explorer," Roberts said. CIG wouldn't have known how many players prefer non-combat gameplay under the old design-your-game-in-a-vacuum model.
Roberts also talks at length about the benefits of developing publisher-free. For one thing, Roberts says, developing SC at EA or Activision would require $40 to $50 million, whereas doing it at a more efficient indie outfit allows him to get the same functionality for half that cost. "I do feel like there's a shift in the business with what's happening right now, with the ability to be online and connect directly to the community and the fans," Roberts says. "We essentially don't need any publishing functions because we're connecting directly to people, and normally that's what a publisher would do for you."
Roberts on Star Citizen's exploration gameplay, publisher-free development originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Gamasutra
More details about the upcoming patch and the new region will be coming over the next few days. Until then, get a glimpse of these upcoming dangers in the trailer after the break.
[Source: Infernum Productions press release]
Dragon's Prophet EU trailer introduces new region of Aluntia originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
On the flip side of this cross-promotion, Lightning Returns players can acquire new Miqo'te costumes as well as weapons and shields themed from the city-states of FFXIV: ARR. Clues for getting the costumes are hidden within the world of Nova Chrysalia and the weapons and shields are obtained by clearing side quests.
Check out the new outfit, weapons, and shields for FFXIII in the gallery below and watch Lightning join the FFXIV FATE in the trailer after the cut.
[Source: Square Enix press release]
Final Fantasy worlds collide as FFXIII's Lightning joins FFXIV originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
So we end up with this enormous array of virtual worlds -- mostly fantasy -- and it's hard to ignore the fact that we end up encountering the same places in different games over and over again. Some of these places are pretty generic (ooh, another wolf den), and some are oddly specific (chapels with back rooms that reveal a sinister secret), but chances are that you've seen every item on this list more than once.
I'll be honest, this was just about the most brutal list to make for Perfect Ten so far. Not because I couldn't think of any, but because there were just so many from which to choose. In the end I just grabbed the first 10 that came to mind, but I'll bet that we'll see even better examples in the comments.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Of course, we could just tell you how all of this fits together... but why would we do that when we can just show you? So click on past the break for the video itself, and then keep reading for more specific details on the fine details of these new mechanics. Even familiar things like cast bars are a little different here, and you'll want to see some of this stuff in action.Permalink | Email this | Comments
For those not eligible for the beta (i.e. most of our readers) there are also four new gameplay trailers embedded past the break showing off the various classes in action. They're not actually in life-or-death combat, but it's a chance to get a peek at what your various choices can do. Or what they would be able to do if you were able to get in on the testing... you get the idea.
[Thanks to Lilian for the tip!]
Black Desert starts its first closed beta on October 17th originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
All that said, I felt similarly about RIFT when it launched. There's no way I could have seen even a fraction of what the game offers in an hour's worth of play time, but an hour was nonetheless all I could stand.
So, how about it, Massively readers? How long does it take you to judge a new MMO?
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The Daily Grind: How long does it take you to judge an MMO? originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 26 Sep 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
When used, Bonds can be redeemed for 14 days of play time, eight Squeal of Fortune spins, or 160 RuneCoins. You can also redeem them for RuneFest tickets (although it takes more than one Bond for that). In a video from Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard, the genesis of Bonds is explained -- this is the latest step in the game's long-standing battle with gold farming accounts, offering players more control over membership costs while cutting out the need to pay money to third parties. So spend cash on improving your in-game fortune or spend your in-game fortune to save some cash, it's up to you.
[Source: Jagex press release]
New membership currency introduced to RuneScape to help fight gold farming originally appeared on Massively on Thu, 26 Sep 2013 08:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.