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Why, yes, yes he did, but due to the overwhelming demand generated by thousands of starving space sim fans, the site had trouble handling all the traffic. Roberts Space Industries thus opened an ancillary Kickstarter project with a $500,000 target. When coupled with the $1.3 million raised so far on the main site, Star Citizen is within striking distance of its original $2 million goal with a lot of time left on the clock.
Star Citizen achieves Kickstarter goal with 26 days to spare originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Joystiq
MMO Culture reports that the Troubadour is a support class featuring the ability to both heal allies and weaken enemies. The blurb also compares the new class to Aion's existing Priest, saying that the former plays "at a higher tempo" and boasts skills that work well in both PvP and PvE.
The Troubador marks the second of three class reveals hinted at earlier this year. Head past the cut for the new class concept art.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: MMO Culture
This last is an elemental servitor recruited by Crucia from across the cosmos. Trion says that Architects "are much sought after for their martial prowess and technical skill." Have a look at the new images in our Storm Legion gallery below.
Gallery: RIFT: Storm Legion
- Source: Concept art
I was given a level 45 character, a Lunar Knight, one of the new classes coming with this patch, to try out on the test server. The saddest part is that I haven't reached anywhere near level 45 on my current Warrior, even though I have learned his abilities well and enjoyed the heck out of him during my 24-hour stream. Unfortunately I didn't utilize the powerset from the Lunar Knight in the video much, instead using my familiar Warrior abilities. I was also given a nice set of Sea Dragon Armor, a mount, and a killer sword -- after all, a naked level 45 character would be sad.
I loaded up and jumped in, and here's what I found.
Free for All: Dragon Nest's Titan Nest, Lotus Marsh equals pwnage within originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
So before I let you vote on what you want me to do in Guild Wars 2, let me tell you a bit about my playstyle so you can make your decision. You'll find all of this week's polls at the end!Permalink | Email this | Comments
To recap, Origins is a sci-fantasy sandbox with an ambitious feature set that aims to give players full control over an expansive open world. It's also more than a pipe dream, and we've already gotten our hands on a build of the title to prove it. All that said, indie sandbox development is expensive, and Burning Dog is looking to raise $1.2 million to help fund the project.
The Origins Kickstarter initiative just launched today and it concludes on December 8th, so you've got plenty of time to learn about the game and the various pledge-related incentives.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Origins Kickstarter
So what's the big exciting news of the day? Producer Leah Ruben was bursting at the seams to tell us in three words: "Dinosaurs are awesome!"
Actually, the big news is that Wizard101 is preparing to release its ninth new world since launch, a dinosaur world named Azteca. Azteca not only will challenge players to progress through 13 huge area but is going to raise the level cap. And the biggest surprise of all? It's going on test servers this week for players to try out.
Keep on reading to find out what Azteca is going to do for the landscape of Wizard101!
Wizard101 invites us to the dinosaur world of Azteca originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The first is a very brief intro clip, followed by two longer videos that offer extensive looks at the game's Hariharan (i.e., human) race and its native territory. All three videos are viewable after the cut.
[Thanks to Dengar for the tip!]Permalink | Email this | Comments
The festival, which begins tomorrow and runs through November 4th, includes a special instance, cool prizes, and plenty of undead bad guys coming up for another round with your sword-and-shield. The team has increased the size of the monsters, added items like night black coffee (mmm), and dangled the possibility of accessing the Summoning Chamber, a special instance created for the event.
Get a bloody eyeful of the scares to come in the gallery below!
Gallery: DDO Endless Night 2012
- Source: Endless Night
Max Schaefer, designer extraordinaire, hinted in a recent interview that that's the sort of future addition he'd like for Torchlight II. He said that his personal hope for the game would be "to get the building and resource aspects of Minecraft and put them into an ARPG, just so it's a little more than just wandering from one monster to the next and hitting them."
Schaefer is a fan of this idea as a way to lend a sense of permanence to the game and a way for players to add to their game world. However, he's not the only person at Runic Games, which means his idea is just one of many possibilities for the future of Torchlight II. "We're a long way from exhausting the possibilities," he added.
To hear about power creep, player mods, and how awesome a Minecraft-Torchlight II fusion would be, hit up the full interview.
Torchlight II might take some inspiration from Minecraft down the road originally appeared on Massively on Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.