How old were you when World of Warcraft launched in 2004? Now add 14 to that. Do ya feel super old yet? Where were you when it launched? Blizzard is kicking off November with a month of festivities celebrating the game’s 14th birthday and beyond, beginning with BlizzCon this weekend, then Darkmoon Faire, Pilgrim’s Bounty, Day of the Dead, the Moonkin Festival, and other PvE and PvP mini-holiday goodies. The anniversary events themselves will apparently run from November 16th to the end of the month. Wonder if we’ll get another minipet this year? … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft is 14 years old this month – where were you when it launched?
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Are you missing City of Heroes this week, what with the 14th anniversary of its launch and all? We are too. Earlier this month, we wrote about one of the many brilliant homages to the game, Super Entity Game Server (aka SEGS). But instead of being a brand-new game in the City of Heroes spirit or a combat-free (and relatively safe from legal action) client like Paragon Chat, SEGS is a straight up emulator that intends to restore the whole shebang. And apparently, the team is hunting for more folks to help speed up development. “We want to extend a invitation to those who have some C++ coding skills as we head towards our second release, and would be interested in volunteering to help out,” the SEGS team told Massively OP by email this weekend. “While the internet is a big place, it’s also not as easy to get a message out. Hence why we’re making sure we offer this to anyone who could be interested. As for people who have no coding experience, there is room … [Read more...] about Missing 14-year-old City of Heroes? The SEGS emulator is looking for coders
Travian Games has officially opened the first servers to include the latest/largest update to their free-to-play title, Travian: Legends! Entitled “Fire and Sand”, it’s a part of the Annual Celebration event and kicks off the fourteenth year of Travian: Legends being online. Now players can go beyond simply being Romans, Teutons or Gauls; the addition of Egyptians and Huns will completely change the game and how it’s played, offering unique personalities and playstyles to the battlefield, and bringing with them special units, a unique hero ability and a dedicated building. In addition to this, the ongoing success of Travian: Legends has allowed Travian Games to expand their online games portfolio, partnering with MMORPG developers Artcraft Entertainment (Crowfall) and Portalarium (Shroud of the Avatar) in order to assist in bringing these highly anticipated games to Europe this year. Expect more fantastic and exciting news from Travian as the year marches on! … [Read more...] about Travian: Legends Launches Largest Expansion in 14-Year History
Play ArcheAge for freeArcheAge has made it to four years here in the west, and Trion has big plans – including an event and a sub sale – to celebrate the occasion. “Ringing in ArcheAge’s birthday, players will be able to partake in the Water Gun Festival Event, where they can compete up to three times a day in order to earn Kyrios Badges and Hiram Infusions. Also running during the celebration is the free labor event, where players can get a free 500 labor pot each day from 9/12-9/26! Both events require players to be level 30 to participate. An APEX sale will round out the remainder of what’s on tap for players, allowing them to buy five APEX at the standard price ($9.99) and get one for free, or buy ten APEX and get a bonus three!” The playerbase is currently awaiting the release of the 5.0 patch, Relics of Hiram, later this year, but in the meantime, they can feast their eyes on the game’s anniversary infographic, which boasts of 5.6M … [Read more...] about ArcheAge is turning four years old in the west with events and a fun infographic
The City of Heroes community’s live rogue server, Torchbearer, came online yesterday thanks to player developers and continues today with a new record: over 22000 accounts, 3500 4000 concurrency, and 47000 characters, just in time for the game’s 15th anniversary this weekend. But that doesn’t mean the players are resting on their laurels: The “Homecoming” team, as it’s calling itself, has just put up a second server this evening, accessible alongside Torchbearer, to help spread the load this weekend. It’s called Excelsior. “We have launched second shard named Excelsior! Over the past 48 hours we’ve been closely monitoring the servers, and while we’ve been able to address and resolve some of the problems, we’re at a point where any further improvements we make to Torchbearer will suffer from diminishing returns. We’re hoping that this new shard will help spread the load out a little so that we are able to continue … [Read more...] about Nearly 30K people have rolled City of Heroes rogue server accounts as the game itself turns 15 years old