New Alter Egos and Alter Ego Adjustments1 hour 32 minutes ago by Vlorsutes
Looking to further increase your repertoire of Trust npcs, or just wanting to tailor make a themed party to join you in battle? Square Enix will be introducing four new Alter Egos to assist you in just that! The powerful monk Zazarg, Aht Urhgan's monarch Nashmeira, the fiesty White Mage Cherukiki, and Adoulin's exorcist Ingrid, are all slated to be added in the upcoming March version update, lending their unique abilities to those that will have them!
Several new changes to the Trust system are also planned to be implemented, including a significant increase in battlefields that players can call them out, new dialogue options for each Alter Ego for various situations, and a new option to allow players to toggle on and off the ability to see the Alter Egos of other players!
Let us know what you think of these planned changes to the Trust system over on the ZAM forums!
Diablo III Teases New "Blood Marsh" Zone1 day 17 hours ago by SW4Y1N
With Diablo III: Reaper of Soulsjust around the corner Blizzard has given the community a quick look at one of the new playable zones, called the “Blood Marsh”. The post describes the history of the zone this way:
Your Next: Leave Those Kids Alone1 day 19 hours ago by locksixtime
Progress on theEverQuest Next Landmark alpha marches on, the Roadmap is turning into real metaphorical roads, and all the while we are showered with news and updates.
Life is good for the Landmark enthusiast, but what of those people who are here for the promise of a return to Norrath? News from the new world has been thin and far between, by design, but we did have a Roundtable response that gave some insight into the newest incarnation of the world.
So here we are, discussing EverQuest Next. Though I would strongly urge those people who have dismissed Landmark to take a look at the longer term goals of the game, I'll be needing gladiators for my arena when the time comes.
The question was deceptively simple: Should there be multiple starting areas? It's a good question to spark discussion as the conversation will naturally branch into ideas of factions, starting areas, new player experience and so on, but the question itself turned out to be a bit of a trap.
The forum population, and those who vote on the Roundable polls, is heavily seeded by those who are already invested in a new EverQuest experience, so when a question comes up, you can bet the top response will be whatever EverQuest did. There are people asking for a reskinned EverQuest, so it's no surprise.
What we didn't know was that the designers of the game had decided to go against what the vast majority of the players that voted, as is absolutely their right, and wanted to explain why. To be fair to SOE, the designers were interested in the discussion of what a starting area could be and how it could fit into the world, hinting that they might be going in a new direction could have derailed the discussion before it started.
The long and the short is that making starting experiences is not easy as they need to be finely tuned. The first few minutes in a free game is absolutely vital, especially these days. Back in my day we had to walk 15 miles in the snow for a quest to kill some rats, and we were glad to have it, not like kids these days.
RIFT Introduces New Soul: The Liberator2 days 1 hour ago by Cyliena
RIFT will be introducing four new souls in its 2.7 Update. The first to get a formal introduction is a Warrior soul: the Liberator. According to an early preview by MMORPG, this is a raid-healing Warrior.
The first new Souls since Storm Legion make landfall in RIFT 2.7, an update with expansion-level features that (among other things) enable characters from each Calling to play every role in the game!
Stay tuned this week and next for previews of each new Soul ahead of their PTS debut, and read on to meet the Liberator, a Warrior making waves across Telara for his arcane rites of … healing?
Heroic Characters give players the opportunity to select any class and start out in EverQuest with everything they need to be successful! In response to both former and current player feedback, we wanted to provide an opportunity for players to return to play EverQuest without worrying about an overwhelming level gap. We've also been asked for a way to let players try out high-level classes before committing valuable time to leveling one.
Players should find it much easier to begin their adventures in Norrath when they start at level 85 with a full complement of gear, Alternative Advancement Abilities, and a unique mount. Regardless if you're a veteran player that wants to try a new class, a new player that wants to get caught up to your friends, or a player that hasn't visited Norrath in a long time, Heroic Characters are a great way for you to get in the game!
And do you want to hear the best part? You can have one for free.
Players that create an EverQuest Heroic Character between Wednesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 26, 2014 can have one completely free of charge.
In addition, if you decide you want more than one Heroic Character we want to make that easy for you also. Heroic Characters will be priced at 3500SC.
Guild Wars 2: Spring WvW Tourney Details2 days 19 hours ago by MattstaNinja
The Guild Wars 2 World vs World (WvW) Spring Tournament 2014 starts in three weeks. In preparation for the new tournament structure, ArenaNet has released a new blog post giving out more details. In addition to the blog post, we had the chance to talk with Devon Carver, WvW Coordinator, about the new changes.