Category: MMORPG


Diablo III in February?

Several retailers in the U.S. and Britain seem to be sure that we’ll play Diablo III in February, although it is difficult to agree on a date of release.

Thus, BestBuy believe that the game will be released on February 1, February 7 as the target considers the release date and gameplay.co.uk expect the game to be available in Britain from 3 February.

For now, rumors have been denied via twitter by Micah “Bashiok” Whipple – Blizzard Community Manager.

The company hopes to launch global, but currently experiencing problems with obtaining approvals for launch in South Korea because of the Auction House system considered by the authorities like a gamble.

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Aion will become free-to-play

NCsoft has informed us that from February next year MMORPG Aion will go to free-to-play system.

This crossing will be in collaboration with Gameforge and it is hoped that this will increase the number of players in recent months that dropped dramatically on European servers.

On November 30 the European servers of World of Warcraft will get the last patch before the Mists of Pandaria expansion pack.

Will be introduced 3 new instances for 5 people, a new raid – Deathwing, a new series of quests for Rogues, Darkmoon Faire graphic changes, expanding the storage and the ability to customize weapons and armor.

Last month NCsoft announced that Lineage II will move to free-to-play model with the launch of Goddess of Destruction’s expansion, now the company announces that the date from which it can be played free of charge has been established for 30th November.

There will be no restrictions on any players, but those who want to develop their characters faster will be able to buy starting with November 23 different packages with objects and equipment.

Lately more and more MMOs with monthly subscription take free-to-play system in the hope of attracting more players and record higher revenues.

After recently DC Universe Online and The Lord of the Rings Online have made ​​this transition, Perfect World Entertainment announced that from January 17, 2012 Star Trek Online will be played for free but there will be a monthly subscription, those who will pay it will benefit from certain facilities.

Also, Sony Online Entertainment has decided that starting with next month the free-to-play version of EverQuest II Extended and the standard version will be combined to have three levels of content access – free, silver and gold.

Lineage Eternal

NCsoft announces that on December 10, at G-Star event in 2011 will be presented Lineage Eternal, a sequel to Lineage II.

Its action will take place in a fantasy world known in previous titles, but it seems that this time will be presented from close to the isometric perspective.

Also included among the news and how players can interact with objects around them and the new combat system “drag and hold ‘players must hold down the mouse button and move in the direction it wants to attack enemies.

During BlizzCon 2011, Blizzard Entertainment has revealed that players who opt for World of Warcraft Annual Pass subscription will receive free digital version of Diablo III’s action RPG.

Also, those who choose this type of subscription will have access to the beta-test site of the WoW expansion – Mists of Pandaria and will receive a special flying mount – Tyrael’s Charger.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for the fourth expansion to World of Warcraft®, its award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Unveiled to a sold-out crowd at the company’s BlizzCon® gaming festival, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria™ lifts the fog of mystery surrounding a long-lost continent that has been newly rediscovered following the events of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm™. The new expansion reintroduces the elusive pandaren, originally seen in Blizzard’s real-time strategy game Warcraft® III, as a playable race and adds a brand-new player class: the martial-arts-focused Monk. While exploring the mysteries of an exotic new land and advancing to the new level cap of 90, players will experience a range of new content and game features, including new quests and dungeons, group scenarios and “challenge” modes, pet battles, and more.

“In addition to the new playable race and class, Mists of Pandaria contains a huge amount of new content, and we’re looking forward to sharing more information about all of it at BlizzCon and beyond.”
“Players have been asking to see the pandaren in World of Warcraft since the game’s launch, and we’re excited to finally be able to give them a proper re-introduction to Azeroth,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “In addition to the new playable race and class, Mists of Pandaria contains a huge amount of new content, and we’re looking forward to sharing more information about all of it at BlizzCon and beyond.”

In the upcoming expansion, players will be able to explore the long-lost continent of Pandaria, which has remained hidden from the world since the sundering of Azeroth over ten thousand years ago. In the aftermath of the Cataclysm played out in World of Warcraft’s third expansion, Pandaria’s heroes are emerging from their land’s lush forests and cloud-ringed mountains to choose sides in the escalating war between the Alliance and the Horde and to share the extraordinary secrets of their ancient martial arts. As tensions between the factions near a breaking point following the discovery of this new world, players will be called upon to explore Pandaria’s exotic expanses, make contact with its strange indigenous creatures, and unlock the world-changing secrets that have been hiding in the
mists for millennia.

New features coming in the game’s fourth expansion include:

New Playable Race — Pandaren: Adventure through Azeroth as World of Warcraft’s first neutral race and decide whether to side with the Alliance or the Horde.
New Playable Class — Monk: Unlock the secrets of pandaren martial arts and do battle as a damage dealer, healer, or tank.
Level Cap Increased to 90: Learn potent new spells and abilities while exploring uncharted zones and taking on challenging new content.
New Zones: Explore the lush Jade Forest, treacherous Kun-Lai Summit, and other exotic areas of Pandaria designed for high-level characters, and uncover the mystery of the Wandering Isle.
Scenarios: Join up with some friends to achieve a common goal, such as mounting a defense against invading monsters, in a flexible new type of PvE challenge.
Dungeon “Challenge” Modes: Master the ultimate five-player time trial to earn prestige rewards in a new dungeon mode that will put your resolve and coordination to the test.
Pet Battles: Challenge other players’ companion pets with your own collection in a new tactical mini-game, and find out who’s king or queen of the pint-sized battlefield.
New Talent System: Customize your character to suit your play style with the newly overhauled and improved talent system.
Launched in November 2004, World of Warcraft is the world’s most popular MMORPG. The game’s third expansion, Cataclysm, sold more than 3.3 million copies within its first 24 hours of availability, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time, and went on to sell more than 4.7 million copies in its first month.* World of Warcraft is available in nine different languages — with a tenth, Brazilian Portuguese, slated for release this year — and is played in North America, Latin America, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, mainland China, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

For more information on World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, visit Blizzard Entertainment’s official website at http://www.WorldofWarcraft.com. To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions — more information on available career opportunities at Blizzard can be found at http://www.blizzard.com/us/jobopp.

*Based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners. Includes digital distribution

Neowiz Games reveales Bless

Neowiz Games has revealed that a team of 150 people is working since 2009 to develop a new game called Bless, a fantasy MMORPG created using Unreal Engine 3.

Players can choose their character from 10 races divided into two rival factions – Hierapolis and Cosmopolis – engaged in a war for religious reasons.

They didn’t announced the release date of the game, but Neowiz is currently offering only a teaser trailer.

Rift free-to-play until October 17

Trion Worlds announced that until October 17 the MMORPG Rift will be played for free.

In the last six months the game has received 5 massive updates including 3 raids, a new front for PvP, dungeons for 2 persons and more, all of which may be tested now for free.