Week by week, Neverwinter has been kicking out dev blogs touching on the various things players can expect in the Undermountain expansion, so a video summarizing all of the features was kind of expected. However, this video offered a little more than just the Cliff’s Notes version of several posts; it also offered a release date for Undermountain on PC: Tuesday, April 23rd. Lead Designer Thomas Foss, Systems Lead Jared Sears, and Systems Designer Chantelle Tatum take us through a pretty complete overview of what Undermountain brings to Neverwinter. They touch on the five zones that make up the Undermountain content, briefly cover the updates to the game’s classes, and provide a look at some of the new rewards and dungeon locales that make up Undermountain and its high-level Lair of the Mad Mage encounter. They even take a moment to acknowledge some new voiceover work from Ruty Rutenberg and Satine Phoenix from the D&D tabletop liveplay show Maze Arcana. While … [Read more...] about Neverwinter announces an April 23 release date for Undermountain on PC
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Ages ago on the MMORPG subreddit, a player made a bold statement: MMORPGs are designed for low-skill gamers. “I remember being dazzled by EverQuest and Ultima as a child,” he wrote, reminiscing about his memory of high difficulty old-school games. “I recently loaded up [Star Wars: The Old Republic] again, and I’m shocked. Piss easy. Everything. XP falling from the sky. Mobs dead in one GCD. Brainless. The same reason I quite every MMO. I never meet people, I never feel challenged. I just feel bored. ‘Wait till endgame’ isn’t gonna cut it anymore. I’m over it. I’m done. I feel like I’m just hitting the ‘Reward’ button again and again and again, solitary and alone, like a stupid little rat in the cage.” He then basically blames the perceived shift of the genre on people who don’t want games to be “like a job”: “The genre just seems to be fueled by mediocre, anti-social … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Are MMOs designed for ‘low-skill gamers’?
WildStar. RIFT. EverQuest II. If I had to choose three MMORPGs that contained the best housing systems and then rank them, that list up there is probably the titles and order in which I would arrange it. All three of these games have hugely robust systems that offer a lot of flexibility and personal creativity. Of course, that list is heavily weighted toward my experience and personal observation in games, so I’m much less familiar with other touted housing systems found in, say, Star Wars Galaxies or Elder Scrolls Online. For fun, come up with your own ranked top three and explain in the comments why you picked those titles and ordered them the way you did! Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind! SHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Rank the top three housing MMOs ever made
Bethesda Announces Two New DLCs For The Elder Scrolls Online At E3 #BE3 Bethesda announced that Elder Scrolls Online will be getting more content at tonight’s E3 show. The MMORPG will be getting two new DLCs later this year. The first is Wolfhunter, a dungeon themed DLC packed with Werewolf lore. The second is a story centric update like Clockwork City. Murkmire will be the next new zone and story content expansion, taking place in the Black Marsh. More details below. BEWARE HIRCINE’S CURSE ESO‘s next DLC game pack, Wolfhunter, will bring two new and challenging group dungeons: Moon Hunter Keep and March of Sacrifices. As its name suggests, these two dungeons are themed around Tamriel’s werewolves, and you’ll be able to dive into all-new stories surrounding those afflicted with the lycanthropic curse and even, perhaps, come face-to-face with the Daedric Prince Hircine himself. VENTURE INTO ARGONIA Available later this … [Read more...] about Bethesda Announces Two New DLCs For The Elder Scrolls Online At E3 #BE3
Gamasutra is hosting an employment ad for Zenimax Online Studios. The job offering is for a Monetization Designer for Elder Scrolls Online. Job duties include development and management of the "economy / monetization of our games", developing a calendar for "offerings, updates and events" and much more. ZOS is looking for someone with 3+ years working with monetization or other similar roles in the industry. ESO monetization team members understand and value all areas of game monetization including core game engagement. We strive to bring premium products and services to our players that further enhance their in-game experience. Not only do we shepherd our features through development, we also work closely with the Live Services Team, Community Team, Customer Service and Marketing to ensure a successful launch of our products. Responsibilities: Develop and manage the economy/monetization components of our games Develop and manage a calendar of offerings, updates, … [Read more...] about Zenimax is Looking for a Monetization Designer for ESO