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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

Many people guessed that Heart of Thorns was going to be the first expansion for Guild Wars 2, but that didn’t steal the thunder from ArenaNet as Mike O’Brien took to the stage and showed off the announcement trailer for the game’s first expansion pack.

RIFT
RIFT 3.1: Storm at Sea to Launch Wednesday

On Wednesday, January 28, RIFT players will embark to the isle of Tyrant's Throne, a disc of earth and iron found within the Dreaming Sea. Patch 3.1: Storm at Sea introduces a new 20-player raid, chronicle, raid rift and more.

Final Fantasy XI
New Seekers of Adoulin Quest

 In the upcoming February version update of Final Fantasy XI, a new quest for the Seekers of Adoulin expansion will be added. With the terrible sickness affecting the sacred city continuing to run rampant, it seems that the only hope for a cure lies in the dangerous tentacles of a vicious morbol!

Are you excited for this new quest? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

World of Warcraft
Wowhead Weekly Episode 22

Join Olivia and Perculia once again for Wowhead Weekly: Episode 22! This week the ladies discuss the new Blood Elf models on the PTR, the Garrison Jukebox, Profession Updates and more.

EverQuest Next
Your Next: Friendly Competition

This week we begin with a little trip down memory lane and a few thoughts about Guild Wars 2. I know I’m supposed to be talking about EverQuest Next and Landmark, we’ll get there really soon, I promise.

With the rumors of a Guild Wars 2 expansion looking more solid every day (at this point we’re just waiting for the official announcement), I found myself downloading the client for a trip down memory lane. After years invested in World of Warcraft, and the disappointment of Star Wars: The Old Republic, GW2 sits as my second MMO love. It’s true that it’s sweeter the second time around, but you never forget your first.

As this column goes live GW2 will be on sale at 75% off, and after the announcements at PAX South interest in the game will be peaking. I imagine many old faces will be returning to mingle with the new ones. If you’re wondering whether it’s worth your time, I definitely recommend it. It’s fast paced, fun and polished with plenty to do, and it’s really grown into itself over the last year. While there’s no shortage of things to do with other players, the traditional raiding endgame is absent, so if that’s your one and only love you’re better off looking elsewhere. No doubt there will be big things happening over the next few months, so it’s a perfect time to jump in.

Two of my favorite aspects of the game are the build system (which is beautifully elegant in design) and the combat system. Both these systems are best demonstrated in the various PvP types; the PvE content is not the best light to see them in, but it’s been this way since launch and the efficiency-obsessed corner of the community has only made the situation worse. This may be about to change though, and the reason why might interest those of you keeping a close watch on the development of EverQuest Next and Landmark.

We got to the part about EQN! If you made it this far, allow yourself a little treat as congratulations. A bon-bon, perhaps, or a glass of wine. Don’t overdo it though, there’s a few hundred words to go.

Final Fantasy XI
Announcing the Next Version Update!

The February version update of Final Fantasy XI has just been announced! Among the planned changes and additions, Square Enix has announced a new Seekers of Adoulin quest, new job adjustments which include high-tier magic spells, new Alluvion Skirmishes, and much more!

Excited for this upcoming version update? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!

General News
Film Friday #26: Seven Sensational Snippets

Seven Sensational Snippets

Today on Film Friday we got seven trailers for you, from Project CARS to Witcher to Evolve. Sit back, relax and check out the games!