MMO News

city of steam alpha test 3
After debuting the humans and elves races in two earlier Alpha test weekends, the free-to-play browser game City of Steam will be launching the greenskin races for testing this August 3 – 5. Aptly called “Greenskin Incursion,” this latest Alpha test weekend will begin Friday at 19:00 PDT (22:00 EDT) and will last until Monday at 00:00 PDT (03:00 EDT).  It will open up the race selection to include the three greenskin races –the meddlesome g...
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Jul 30 2012
metin 2 outfit energy systems
In time for the 2012 London Olympics, Metin 2 has implemented two widely demanded systems – the outfit system which will expand player avatar customization, and the energy system which enable Alchemists to obtain item-boosting energy crystals. “The new outfit system brings a breath of fresh air to adventurers’ wardrobes. Players can now personalize their appearance with different outfits and hairstyles,” said Gameforge in a press release. “If t...
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Jul 28 2012
pockie pirates beloved mr 2
Being in open beta did not stop Pockie Pirates from anchoring its first major update titled “Chapter II: Beloved Mr.2” which gives players freedom to take on the skin of their favorite pirate crew. Launched on July 26, this new update for the side-scrolling pirate MMO was named after Mr. 2 Bon Kurei, also known as Bentham in the popular manga One Piece, infamous for his cross-dressing and ability to transform into anyone he has touched. In the ...
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Jul 27 2012
world of warcraft mists of pandaria launch
Blizzard will release the newest World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, two months from now on September 25. In its official launch announcement, the developer also unveiled a pre-purchase program for the expansion, which introduces a new playable Pandaren race, a kung-fu fighting Monk class, among other content and features. Pre-purchasing either the $40 Standard Edition or the $60 Digital Delux Edition will allow World of Warcraft pla...
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Jul 26 2012
tribes ascend twinfusor update
Tribes Ascend got an action-packed content reload with the Twinfusor update, which added three new weapons, two CTF maps, three skins, and a whole barrage of balance changes to make the MMOFPS title a lot more fun and explosive. Released on July 25, the Twinfusor update introduces a trio of radical arms – the Pathfinder’s Light Twinfusor, the Soldier’s Twinfusor and Juggernaut’s Heavy Twinfusor. Hi-Rez Studios co-founder and COO Todd Harris even...
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Jul 26 2012
everquest 2 qeynos rises
One of the most iconic cities in the Everquest 2 game debuts as a revitalized metropolis care of the new Qeynos Rises update, the 64th for the long-standing MMO, and is packed with visual enhancements as well as PvP combat upgrades. The human city of Qeynos has new revamped areas combined from four to two zones with “amazing” designs as the majestic Qeynos Palace overlooks the city, according to an announcement post from developer Sony Online En...
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Jul 25 2012
conquer online 3 battle power
Conquer Online 2.0 will be leveling up soon to Conquer Online 3, a sequel title that developer NetDragon Websoft said will introduce new elements as well as remove a much-maligned PvP mechanic. "The control will be simpler, both the PvP and PvE battle will be more challenging and the balance for classes will be reshaped with each class having their own specialties,” said the China-based free online rpg maker in a press release. "At the same tim...
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Jul 25 2012
wakfu new quest system
The free online rpg and turn-based strategy title WAKFU is adding nifty bells and whistles to its quest system. The upgraded quest system will feature four different types of quests – from boss-unlocking Adventure quests to area-triggered Environmental quests – as well as an improved quest tracking interface. According to a new developer post, the new quest system “will make quests clearer and more varied,” and is slated to go live in the next u...
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Jul 24 2012
vindictus new mercenary kai
Boasting a sure-shot aim and quicksilver reflexes, the new Vindictus mercenary Kai opens up slick new ways for players to shoot down foes and perform incredible acrobatic feats. According to a Nexon press release, “Kai comes armed with a high-powered bow, allowing teams to have ranged attack support while taking down the hordes of fierce monsters inhabiting Vindictus’ dungeons.” Kai seems capable on both offense and defense. His archer skills l...
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Jul 24 2012
aion update 3 1 ushers in easier instances and new shared server
Aion 3.1, which launched July 18, has made it easier for Daevas to gear up their low-level characters as well as introduced a smoldering new boss in the Abyss. NCsoft said it has lowered the level requirements for Alquimia Research Center, Aetherogenetics Lab, Steel Rake, Theobomos Lab, and Adma Stronghold, “allowing these instances to be completed by smaller groups of players at lower levels.” Defeating mobs in Alquimia Research Center and Aet...
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Jul 23 2012