Back in February, we covered Star Wars Galaxies Legends’ intent to include Bespin – that’d be the gas giant where Lando’s Cloud City is located in Empire Strikes Back, obviously the best planet in Star Wars ever. At the time, the player-run rogue server characterized it as a long-term goal for the game to add Bespin, with all-new graphics, new quests, new collections, new badges, and “iconic characters” whom you can befriend or alienate. According to the April newsletter from the dev team, work on the planet continues. In fact, there’s a sneak peek in the form of the screenshots above. “While adventuring on Cloud City, you can expect to visit the most memorable places, including the Carbon Freeze Room, the Ugnaught Scrap Room, and landing pads for where the Millennium Falcon escaped Cloud City,” the team writes. “We are introducing brand new Story Arcs for both Rebellion and Imperial players alike. Besides the open-world … [Read more...] about Star Wars Galaxies Legends rogue server teases upcoming Cloud City and Bespin content
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Final Fantasy XIV stole the weekend if not the week by dropping a ton of new Shadowbringers info at the Paris Fan Festival. If you haven’t checked out our XIV columnist’s coverage yet, you should, as the game we named MMORPG of 2018 revealed the Gunbreaker job, new zone, new beast tribe, and new bunnygirls race. Meanwhile, millions of people showed up to watch Fortnite’s first in-game concert, Fallout 76 sunk to new lows, Anthem kicked off its public demo, PlanetSide Arena began closed beta, and Guild Wars 2 compensated the innocent players it punished back in 2018 after a player used the GDPR to prove the company’s error. Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers launches July 2 with Gunbreaker job and playable Viera - We still don't know where we're going for Final Fantasy XIV: … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers’ new class and race, Fortnite’s mega concert
Slightly embarrassing story time: One of my favorite things to do in classic Star Wars Galaxies was sing. Yes, musicians and dancers were technically restricted to playing in-game music and dancing in-game dances, but the emote system also included singing emotes, complete with specially formatted music-themed chat bubbles. So instead of just standing there while people watched/listened to you for healing and buffs, you could belt out song lyrics. I prewrote all mine so they would be in time with the song flourishes and be properly spaced out so as not to spam. It was my “thing” for a while, but really a lot of people put on shows like mine. I went to some huge choreographed music festivals. Our player city had a local music troupe made up of members of a friendly guild. We even put on several well-attended theater productions. All this popped into my brain after I read that DJ Marshmello is doing a concert in Fortnite this weekend. Some folks are marveling at the … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Have you ever been to a concert in an MMO?
Play Champs Online for freeIf you’ve been around the MMORPG ‘verse for a while, you surely remember August 30th, 2009, when Champions Online launched with its ill-fated day-one patch that essentially nerfed player abilities to slow down game progression, to much player outcry. Of course, Cryptic’s second superhero MMO has come a long way in time since those days – nine years, to be precise – which means it’s time for birthday shenanigans. “On August 30, Cryptic Studios’ free-to-play super hero-themed MMORPG celebrates nine years of development. In honor of this exciting milestone, the Champions Online team will host a month-long celebration, featuring a giant cake, exciting challenges for rewards and for the first time ever, CATS! From now through September 27, Champions can risk one of their nine lives to participate in the game’s newest mission, to rescue stray cats from trees throughout Millennium City.” They’re … [Read more...] about Champions Online turns nine with concerts, cake, and cat-rescuing missions
Our lives are becoming addicted to our laptops, mobiles, tablets and other gadgets. Smart technologies get smarter, and a new IT certainty must grow with technological designs and stages to sustain the innovation of a digitally associated world. One of the paramount means for those concerned with technology to progress their careers is to attend world-class technology conferences. It provides leading figures with the opportunity to learn from world-class speakers, and to link with business influencers. But finding exactly the right tech event to attend can be difficult, so is a description presenting only the top of the top tech events happening in 2016. Top Tech Events of 2016 1. Digital Publishing Innovation Summit: Venue: NY, NY Opening Date: 7/13/2016 Ticket Price: $600-$1595 Book your seat 2. The Future of Food: The Future of Food allows participants to see the latest business models for the distribution and consumption of modern food. Troublesome tools are … [Read more...] about Upcoming 2016 Tech Conferences Guide