Category: MMO

CCP brings us the next episode in their saga for EvE Online. Tyrannis expands the universe of EVE Online in ways never before imaginable. Within New Eden, pilots will now be able to descend on planets, construct colonies and harvest their hidden treasures. Beyond New Eden lies EVE Gate, a central portal for the EVE community to interact, organize and communicate even when they are not in game. Tyrannis introduces new platforms and new technology, setting the stage for even bigger things to come.

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Zarhym has recently posted on the Cataclysm forums that a new 5 man dungeon will soon be announced.

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Blizzard has released details of another zone for Cataclysm: Vashj’ir

Once a great Highborne city housing some of the most revered night elves of Kalimdor, Vashj’ir was swallowed by the  Great Sea in the Sundering and thought to be lost forever. Queen Azshara, formerly a beloved leader of the Highborne, escaped death in the depths of the sea when the Well of Eternity imploded. Such salvation came at a
great cost, as the queen and many of her fellow Highborne were forever transformed into the monstrous naga, doomed to wander the seas for thousands of years. Their existence mostly remains a mystery to the peoples of modern  Azeroth, though the Earthen Ring has learned ofAzshara’s naga seizing Vashj’ir for an unknown purpose as the cries of
the elements echo across Azeroth from the Abyss.

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Blizzard Pet store causes protests!

“The Blizzard Pet Store has just been updated with a couple of fun new choices that you can get for your characters. Continuing in the theme of cute, miniaturized bosses, we have Lil’ XT, and the CelestialSteed is the first-ever mount to be available through the service.” It was anounced yesterday. Opinions are now flying all around Azeroth about the Celestial Steeds flying all around Northrend.

Much of the talk in the trade chat around the servers, much of the grumbling I saw on othersites and on Facebook, complained about the commercialization of ingame items. ‘They’re destroying the game for profit,’ or ‘I can’t believe they’re just letting people buy their way through the game,’ others complain. The heated debate has been
raging for hours now, and there’s not hint at it stopping any time soon. Maybe it will peter off when the 50,000 person queues in the Blizzard store lessen.

What do I think about the whole shabang?

The playerbase has been paying for additional content /fluff pretty much since video games began. Remember buying that Special/Collectors Edition with the extra gun/armor/map (whatever) or DLC (Downloadable Content) . Ultimately ‘what can I get for my extra $10?’ is a personal choice.

In today’s society people generally strive to be different, stand out from the crowd an individual. Whether this is driven from a basic psychological need or not is up for guys like Dr. Phil to decide 🙂

Driven by the need for bragging rights or individuality, this addition revenue stream is nothing new and will always be a part of gaming. How else is Blizzard supposed to compete with the likes of Farmville!

At the end of the day I have to agree with one quote I saw on a blog “It probably doesn’t matter beyond me just saying “Eh, I think it’s too expensive” and then I move on and forget about this tomorrow.”

Personally, I feel sorry for the poor Lil’ XT no-one seems to give a hoot about him. Which ever way you feel about this, one thing is for sure: Blizzard must be laughing all the way to the bank with all this ruckus!

MMOChampion have added the Class preview for the Paladin

Cataclysm Class Preview: Paladin


Experience the many thrills coming with the next city of Heroes® content update before it hits the live servers. Crank up the graphics with Ultra Mode, experience brand new story arcs, revisit your characters thanks to even more  costume options, and more!

To check out the Open Beta, all you need to do is log into the North American or European Training Room! If you are not familiar with the process to access the test server, please read this post for our North American players or this
for our European players.

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Halo MMO Cancelled – Details

Ex-Ensemble Studios staffer and current Windstorm Studios founder and president Dusty Monk has told IncGamers about the Halo MMO that was in development at Ensemble prior to the studio’s closure.

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Earlier this week, many Warhammer Online players awoke to see multiple charges of fees in there bank accounts from EA’s billing
system. With upwards of 22 fees in some cases, some people are really taking this latest hit hard, with the charges totalling up to $500;
which is more than many can afford. In one rare case, the fees even totalled up to $2000 dollars after this member was charged a total of 52
times. This latest bug has come at a tough price to the already struggling game.

Located on on the Warhammer forums is a thread, “Billing error,” that has become commonplace for gamers to vent their fury with the company, and how much distress they are in. Many of them are upset with the lack of personal attention they are receiving from EA, after their monthly fee skyrocketted to 12-22 times
the normal price.

In many cases, this extra payment, which has totalled to up to $329.78, not including overdrafts, has not only emptied bank accounts, but ruined credit scores, and has caused many people to lose their insurance. The lack of effort it seems Mythic is putting into the problem has angered the community, and they arent afraid to let their thoughts out.

It is very unfortunate that this has happened, and it is warming to know that EA are doing all they can to fix this problem, although it seems they could do much more. Many have already been reimbursed and have had their financial institutions spoken to, but for those still waiting, I am sure that pre-paid game cards are looking like a bloody good idea


More WoW – Cataclysm Class changes from MMO

Cataclysm Class Preview: Hunter
Cataclysm Class Preview: Druid
Cataclysm Class Preview: Mage

More WoW – Cataclysm Class changes from MMO Champion

Cataclysm Class Preview: Warrior
Cataclysm Class Preview: Death Knight
Cataclysm Class Preview: Rogue

Coming next: The  Hunter Druid,and  Mage previews!