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Along with the knight, Nexon Europe is adding three new dungeons to MapleStory. Players will soon get to dive into four dungeons based on the seasons through Spiegelmann's Strange Gallery, take a cable car to the quests in Fatansy Theme Park, and discover the secrets of of the beautiful Sakura Castle. The first two will be accessible starting at level 50, but the final dungeon is only for players over level 70.
[Source: Nexon Europe press release]
Nexon Europe adds new character and dungeons to MapleStory originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
That was a distinct possibility, according to a piece at OXM. Bungie writer and design director Joseph Staten said the team ultimately gravitated toward a mix of sci-fi and fantasy "because it gave [them] this freedom."
"Fantasy brings us this texture that we can wrap around sci-fi, which is really appealing, especially if you're an artist who's just been stuck making straight up space armour for ten years," Staten explains. "A bit of cloth is very refreshing." Head to OXM for the full write-up, and have a look past the cut for a four-minute trailer that introduces Destiny's setting and backstory.
Bungie considered fantasy, modern settings for Destiny originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: OXM
Of course, knowing who can be what means that we have a clearer picture of WildStar's structure, and that means we can speculate about how the rest of that structure will be filled in. So with full knowledge that I might turn out to be wrong before the week is out, I'm going to guess at what's coming around the bend in terms of the game's classes and how the classes will play in their respective roles.
The Nexus Telegraph: More WildStar class speculation originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
However, in the interest of full disclosure, I have to say that I have not boarded the actual train part of the adventure. I had no interest in blowing through the new content in just a couple of days; I prefer to savor the new goodies. But I have delved pretty deeply into it and have a experienced a fair share of Issue #6. So how's the ride so far? Keep reading for a test drive.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Many players are just now coming back to Star Trek Online after a prolonged absence and have asked me to touch on some of the changes the game has seen in the past two years. Seasons Six and Seven saw the release of the fleet advancement and reputation systems. Both of the new systems work on the same basic principles, so let's go over the basics, then touch on each individual system's idiosyncrasies.
Captain's Log: STO's fleet advancement and reputation systems originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Of course, the statement goes on to proclaim EA's "rock solid" strategy and future, as this news could certainly work against the company's reputation. Or, it could mean a bright new future with a new leader at the helm.
Let us know in the comments below what you think about Riccitiello's resignation and what it could mean for EA's future.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Joystiq
"We're humbled by the support of players and now more than ever feel the weight of those expectations," Riot Games wrote on its website. "Good luck, have fun, and please have mercy on our servers."
Of course, that number would be a little higher if all of League of Legends' 32 million monthly players would log in at the same time. If someone can organize that flash mob, we'll be first in line to salute the achievement.
League of Legends hits the five million concurrency mark originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Riot Games
Developers are also very eager for player feedback. John Stewart, the studio manager of Hunted Cow, stated:
"The closed beta test is a very exciting milestone for us in our development of Eldevin, our goal was to create the best browser-based roleplaying game on the market. Our small studio has been working on Eldevin diligently for the best part of 8 years and we're incredibly proud of what we've accomplished. We hope players enjoy the close beta test and we're looking forward to finding out what they think of the game!"The first wave of invitations for beta testing has already been sent out, but more will be sent over the course of the beta. Players wishing to participate should head on over to the official site to apply.
[Source: Hunted Cow Studios]Permalink | Email this | Comments
The arenas will introduce two distinct modes: Power Competition and Death Mode. Power Competition scores teams for the kills made, while Death Mode is faster and more intense with no respawn timers and no time limit.
You can read more about these Battlefield Arenas at the official Age of Wushu site and be sure to watch the arena modes in action during the video embedded just after the jump.Permalink | Email this | Comments
- Source: Battlefield Arenas
Starting at 6:00 p.m. EST, the party includes Tamriel-inspired foods, music, contests, and the opportunity to play TESO in person. The event is open to anyone 13 and older, so you don't have to be attending PAX to get an advance peek at one of the hottest upcoming MMOs!
The Elder Scrolls Online invites fans to a PAX party originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
- Source: Party invite