As many of you are aware, Neverwinter suffered a fair bit of downtime this weekend thanks to the mass abuse of a bug allowing players to duplicate Astral Diamonds using the auction house. While originally stating that non-cheating characters would not be affected overall, Perfect World had decided to perform a rollback to early Saturday morning, taking action against accounts that had abused the bug and going into the game’s history to track down those who were abusing it prior to Saturday’s outbreak. As compensation for Saturday’s extended downtime, as well as for the inconvenience in the rollback, Perfect World has given all characters created prior to May 21st a Caturday pack. All characters that have been created before 6:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, will receive the Caturday Survivor’s Pack, which will appear in your in-game mail as an attachment to the message, “You Survived!” The items within the Caturday Survivor’s Pack are … [Read more...] about Neverwinter Unveils Caturday, Gift Pack For Players
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When it comes to MMORPGs, free to play has never been more prevalent in the genre. There’s dozens upon dozens of free entry MMO games that allows you to jump into the world and creep toward the end-game without spending too much. Of course, for most games, there’s always a catch. Things like additional content in DLCs, Expansions and of course micro-transaction exists. So in a way, there’s no completely free game out there. However, on a tight budget, there’s still some solid titles out there that will offer you tons of fun for the free entry. Here’s our picks for the best MMORPGs to play if you’re not keen on spending money. 1. Star Wars: The Old Republic There was a period in time that SWTOR wasn’t actually considered free to play friendly at all. Most saw BioWare’s monetization of the game as greedy, and with a massive fan base like Star Wars, corporations would obviously want to cash in on that. Today, SWTOR has dialed back on some of … [Read more...] about Top 5 MMORPGs To Play On A Tight Budget
The impact of user created content, including such things as mods, maps, addons, and so on, can hardly be overstated. Entire genres have spawned from mods like Counter-Strike, Dota, and various Battle Royale modes. The dream of bringing the creativity and scale made possible by user generated content into the MMO genre has been around for years. Before Minecraft, Notch worked on a MMORPG called Wurm Online which offered a vast, modifiable world. Unfortunately, the complexity proved to limit its appeal to a niche audience. Since then, we've seen projects like EverQuest Next & Landmark burn out before even launching. Even more benign forms of user created content like add-ons seem to be on the decline. World of Warcraft, which launched way back in 2004, allowed users to customize not just the UI but to create add-ons which gave players access to a host of data including databases of items, auction house stats, and much more. While there are still some add-on friendly MMORPGs like … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Can User Generated Content Work In MMOs?