It was April 24th, 2007. World of Warcraft players were deep into The Burning Crusade, SOE had just launched Vanguard, and the indie MMO studio of Turbine was fresh off of its successful release of Dungeons and Dragons Online a year earlier. But on that day, many eyes turned away from these other fantasy lands and toward Middle-earth, for it was the day that Lord of the Rings Online launched. The world that players encountered that day was much smaller and slightly more hardcore than the LOTRO of today. Still, it was a fully realized massively multiplayer vision of Tolkien’s creation, and thousands were eager to experience it. In today’s column, I thought it would be interesting to go back to the very start of the game and trace the progress of the first year of LOTRO’s operation in terms of patches and updates. How did the game shape up over those initial 12 months? Let’s find out! A running start Leading up to the week of the launch, Turbine was frantically … [Read more...] about LOTRO Legendarium: The first year of LOTRO’s operation
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FourThirtyThree is proud to celebrate their first year anniversary for Boxing Star with a wealth of content. With this anniversary comes a new update, which adds a new mode – Knockout Mode. Players will do battle in consecutive matches against players worldwide, and can pick three characters, and fight matches until they defeat everyone – or until all three of their boxers are knocked out. Every victory adds Knockout Points to move them up the rankings for each Season. Each season will open weekly, and participants can earn K-Coins for items in the Knockout Shop. This shop will have Catalog Gear and Upgrade Only Gear. This update also adds the new Hand of God Omega Fusion Set Gloves. This pair of gloves has a devastating MegaPunch that has up to seven consecutive punches, and these are not affected by the Weaving slow motion, making it more difficult to evade overall. League 10 has also opened as well, and only players with 7,000 or more Star Points can join this new top … [Read more...] about Boxing Star Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary
Stunlock Studios invites players to celebrate Battlerite’s 1-year free-to-play anniversary and join the special anniversary event in both Battlerite and Battlerite Royale. “It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since the official Battlerite release on Steam,” said Johan Ilves, Marketing Director at Stunlock Studios. “We are so grateful to our community for all the support since day one and as a thank you, we’ve prepared gifts to all Battlerite franchise players.” To celebrate the occasion, from November 7th to 14th Stunlock Studios is introducing Anniversary Chests across both games in the Battlerite franchise. Besides obtaining these special chests through game quests, players who login to Battlerite on November 8th will receive a free Anniversary Chest, which includes items from all previous game events: “Legends of Quna”, “Frozen Mist”, “Prehistoric Mania”, and “Curse of the … [Read more...] about Battlerite Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary
Time for some drunken singing, and those familiar with T'Andy know there's only one song befitting a celebration like this... I’d like to wish all the Star Trek Online staff and players a happy 1 year anniversary, and what a year it’s been! We’ve had some ups and downs over the last 12 months, and we’ve watched friends come and go, seen some things that made us angry and things that made us glad. But as a gamer, nothing warms my heart more than watching a new game grow over time and find its stride. 1 year is an important milestone, and I would like to congratulate and thank the dedicated and talented STO team at Cryptic for all the great work they have done. Here are some screenshots of Earth Spacedock from the day’s festivities. Boy, am I happy to be a Starfleet captain today. They’ve come up with a crafty and very amusing way to explain all the changes to ESD. Let’s just say it involves a certain old friend from a race of omnipotent, … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Star Trek Online!
A new episode of Battle Bards is up! The Battle Bards are always up for a musical bargain, and on today’s episode, they’ll deliver two MMORPGs for the price of one (sitting)! It’s a look at two rather obscure eastern MMOs, Cabal Online and Cabal 2, both of which have some surprisingly good music tucked away. So expand your video game musical horizons with this show! LISTEN NOW Episode 111 show notes (show page, direct download) Intro (feat. “Frozen Tower of the Undead” from Cabal 1, “Freii Hills” from Cabal 2, and “Altar of Siena” from Cabal 1) “Green Despair” from Cabal 1 “Desert Scream” from Cabal 1 “Mission Battle” from Cabal 1 “Illusion Castle” from Cabal 1 “Forest of Troglo” from Cabal 2 “Another Truth” from Cabal 1 “Login Screen” from Cabal 2 Which one did we like best? … [Read more...] about Battle Bards Episode 111: Cabal Online 1 & 2