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lotro riders rohan october 15 delay
Originally set for release on September 5, the new LOTRO expansion, Riders of Rohan, will instead go live a month later on October 15 to allow developer Turbine to make some last-minute fixes. “We’ve had a very successful Beta program with some of the largest and most active beta player populations we’ve seen since Moria,” said LOTRO executive producer, Kate Paiz, in a producer letter, referring in part to a previous dwarf-centric expansion for ...
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Aug 23 2012
diablo 3 patch 1 0 4
Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.4 – a sprawling patch that addresses some of the most pressing class and endgame issues in the action online rpg – was activated today. Patch 1.0.4 introduces the new Paragon system, a max-level progression system that adds 100 Paragon levels for maxed-out level 60 characters. “When a hero reaches level 60, experience earned will begin to count toward Paragon levels,” said Blizzard in its complete patch notes. Each Paragon lev...
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Aug 22 2012
world of warcraft 3 expansions discounts
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is about to launch, but you can’t play the fourth expansion of the massively mutiplayer rpg without first owning the base game and the three previous expansions. Luckily, Blizzard has gone ballistic with the discounts and is offering all four pre-requisite World of Warcraft games for a relatively cheap $20. Breaking down the discounted prices per game:$5 for World of Warcraft Battle Chest (includes origin...
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Aug 22 2012
lotro rune keeper rohan skills traits
LOTRO's Rune-keeper class will receive several skill upgrades and trait improvements in the upcoming Riders of Rohan expansion. In a new developer diary, LOTRO developer Turbine identified three skills that will be jazzed up for the resident healer-DPS hybrid:Improved Scribe’s Spark – This improved skill will add a potent threat reducing effect. Improved Rune of Restoration – Your ‘pet rock’ will gain a power restore effect in addition to it...
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Aug 22 2012
city of heroes nature affinity
Nature Affinity, an all-new support set for City of Heroes, will offer players a versatile suite of debuffs, holds and heals. It is now available via Paragon Market, the cash shop for the superhero MMORPG. “It’s a fun, visually appealing support and healing set that pairs well with Nature-centric sets like Plant Control and Beast Master. It’s a primary set for defenders, and a secondary set for controllers, corrupters and masterminds,” said Powe...
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Aug 22 2012
sword girls season 2
Sword Girls enters its Season 2 storyline with four new main characters, but Season 1 characters will continue to be playable cards. All four Sword Girls factions will be receiving new leaders starting over the weekend – Detective Asmis for Vita, Linus Falco for Academy, Crux Knight Rose fro Crux, and Helena K Sink for Darklore. Sword Girls developer Zeonix provided a short description of each new main character for the no download mmorpg. We’v...
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Aug 20 2012
dc universe online hand fate dlc
New downloadable content is heading to DC Universe Online this September. The superhero MMORPG will be receiving its fifth DLC pack, Hand of Fate, which returns the developer spotlight on PvE content. A torrent of “high-level, team-focused operations” and “exhilarating new side missions” will be flooding the popular free online rpg, said developer Sony Online Entertainment in a release. “Hand of Fate is serial in nature and features massive, te...
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Aug 20 2012
dragon knights warrior class video
Dragon Knights continues with the previews of its playable classes, with a new spotlight video for the tenacious sword-and-board class, the Warrior. “Wielding a stalwart sword and sturdy shield, the Warrior is hardier than most—but the class is much more than just a tank,” said Dragon Knights developer Aeria Games in a release. “Warriors are significantly resilient, but they also have strong damage potential and some unique utility, such as the ...
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Aug 17 2012
firefall esports 1 million prizes
There’s nothing like cold, hard cash to ramp up the competition in Firefall. Developer Red 5 Studios will be giving away $1 million in cash prizes to the victors of the 2013 eSports season. eSports has been a core focus for Firefall. Aside from offering lucrative prizes in the mmofps, Red 5 Studios also developed custom eSports features that expand the competitive online shooter experience. Firefall players can use the proprietary eSports Toolk...
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Aug 17 2012
neverwinter demo early 2013 release
All three conventions this August will be featuring a sneak peek of Neverwinter, the highly anticipated MMO adaptation of the rpg classic, set to release in “early 2013.” Publisher Perfect World Entertainment said that a newly built demo for Neverwinter will be available for testing during Gamescom (Aug 15 – 19) and PAX Prime (Aug 31 – Sep 2). The demo will focus on the Events feature and the Blackdagger Ruins zone. Press members attending both...
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Aug 17 2012