Just in case you didn’t think City of Heroes had enough community rogue servers, here comes another one. The Homecoming team – that’s the team with four servers running a modified i25 build already – announced this morning that it’s bringing a fifth online. It’ll be called Halcyon. But don’t get too comfy; it might be temporary. “We have a new shard coming online soon to help balance out the load. This shard will be possibly temporary, a stop-gap solution to provide some additional room for you to help avoid the Queue debuff. This Possibly Temporary Server (see what I did there?) will be coming up…right about…now! In the event that we decide to shut the shard down, we will give you a full seven-day notice so you have plenty of time to collect your things, pack up, and transfer your characters to another shard.” Yep, character transfers are back up too, along with a patch that properly grants extra respecs, fixes cooldown … [Read more...] about City of Heroes: New servers, new patch, Discord drama, and money
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GAMEVIL COM2US USA announced that the “Tour of Americas” will roll on for Summoners War, heading to Houston, TX on April 20th, 2019. The tour’s theme has been “All About the Community” and will span four countries and eight cities altogether, giving fans an opportunity to network and meet up with the developers of Summoners War. They have already hit Vancouver and Sao Paulo, and it’s almost time to visit Texas. At the meet-up, players can learn new strategies from veteran players, participate in tournaments (based on your in-game rank), and do real-life Daily missions. These can net rewards like hoodies, mugs, in-game items and more. All attendees will be given 250 crystals simply for attending as well. There will also be free food and drinks provided. Where: Batanga Tapas + Drinks, 908 Congress Avenue, Houston, TX 77002 When: April 20th, 2019 1:00PM – 6:30PM CDT How: You can get FREE tickets here. If you should miss this meet-up … [Read more...] about Summoners War Continues Their ‘Tour of Americas’
Update 3, Monday 2/25: The layoffs have begun. Several former ArenaNet employees have broken the news of their departures via Twitter (here, here, here, and here, and here to name a few, with the last one stating that over a hundred people were let go). In addition, “In light of current events at the studio,” the release of the new mount, the Warclaw, has been delayed, as stated in a forum post.Update 2: Another statement from NCSoft Friday morning: “We can confirm that due to the cancellation of unannounced projects, ArenaNet will make staff reductions. This is part of a larger organizational restructuring within NCSoft in the West, but the Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 game services will not be affected, nor is any upcoming game content canceled.” Update 1: Sources at ArenaNet are confirming that layoffs are in the works. A statement was posted to the Guild Wars 2 forums Thursday evening: We know you have a lot of questions about the future of Guild Wars 2. We … [Read more...] about Updated: ArenaNet Suffers Round Of Layoffs, New Mount Release Pushed Back
When Path of Exile’s new Synthesis expansion releases in 10 days, its current Betrayal league will be retired, but as is the custom for Path of Exile, that doesn’t mean it’s going away entirely. Instead, it will be integrated into the core game. Of course, with such an in-depth system, some alterations will have to be made so that it will play nice alongside the myriad other systems already in the game, which is the subject of the latest dev post from Grinding Gear Games. It’s a lengthy read, but in short, Betrayal’s master Jun will now be introduced to players in Highgate in Act 9. Once players have met her, they’ll have a chance to run into her throughout the game, and in each area where Jun shows up, Players will find three Betrayal encounters, which will function more or less like their league counterparts. Moreover, upgraded Breachstones are being rebalanced. The experience-gain increase from Tul, Esh, and Xoph stones has been reduced to 100%, … [Read more...] about Path of Exile details the fate of Betrayal, new auras, and PS4 development ahead of Synthesis expansion
At a time in gaming where several say a game has to have multiplayer to succeed, Obsidian steps in to show off their latest foray into the single player RPG experience with their newest game The Outer Worlds with the help of Private Division. A new title that is part of a new IP for them aims to prove that they are still one of the best companies around in this aspect of gaming. I had an opportunity to visit Obsidian’s headquarters recently and get a look at the game and what it’s all about. Content retrieved from: https://www.mmorpg.com/previews/the-outer-worlds-preview-a-new-ip-for-the-premier-rpg-company-1000013259. … [Read more...] about New Sandbox MMO from the Makers of Fallout New Vegas?