Daybreak Games' President Russ Shanks has recently announced the
Cancellation of Everquest Next, while some information on the game was released in the past years
it seemed promising.
In the letter the main reason for the game's cancellation was that "It just wasn't fun"
Russ Shanks states in an open letter:
To Our Daybreak Community,
I’m writing today to let you know that, after much review and consideration, Daybreak is discontinuing development of EverQuest Next.
For the past 20 years EverQuest has been a labor of love. What started as a deep passion of ours, as game creators, grew into a much larger passion shared by you, millions of players and Daybreakers alike. Watching EverQuest’s ability to entertain and bring people together has inspired and humbled us. It’s shaped our cu
*ALL KEYS HAVE BEEN GIVEN OUT, PLEASE ENJOY THE LAST BETA TEST AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE WHO ENTERED!*
Want to get into the final Blade and Soul CBT on the 18th of December?Wasn't able to get a beta key for the last 4 tests?
NOT TO WORRY!
I'm holding a giveaway event, with 4 beta keys to spare for friday!
How Do I Enter?
Below this blog post, comment starting with:
"I want to get into the Blade and Soul CBT5 because..."
and follow up with your reasoning.
4 MMOSiters will be rewarded with a key to get into Blade and Soul's final CBT test.
The test lasts from the 18th-21st.
*Winners will receive the key to activate
To redeem your code (available below) follow these steps:
- Navigate to the NCSoft login page
- Once you have logged into your existing NC Account or created a new NC
As of today's patch update 2.28, Square Enix released information on the Sylph Beastmen's primal, Leviathan.
Ramuh, the Lord of LevinRamuh, arbiter of the forest and guardian to the sylphs of the Twelveswood, has been summoned to Eorzea, that he may protect the domain of his children. Once placed upon his scales, what judgment will fall upon the Warriors of Light at the hands of the Lord of Levin?
- The Striking Tree (Hard)
Required Level:Disciple of War or Magic level 50Average Item Level???Party SizeEight playersTime Limit60 minutesQuest???Prerequisite???
- The Striking Tree (Extreme)
Required Level:Disciple of War or Magic level 50Average Item Level???Party SizeEight playersTime Limit60 minutesQuest???
* As of patch 2.3, completion of The Howling Eye (Extreme), The Navel (Ext
BRB Hurricane Sandy.
(Boy what a fine time I picked to come back to America.)
I am here to say that I am honored to have my article featured In the "NEWS" section of the official
site and it is a pleasure to keep track of yourpotential blockbuster, Blade and Soul, as I've been following
it's development since it's announcement, 4 years ago.
I will continue to report diligently, and keep a close eye on B&S's progress here in North America.
Once again, Thank You for the feature.
We all know of the mystery subscription plan regarding NCSoft's upcoming action mmog Blade and Soul.
Following the launch of the western site for the game, in NCSoft's Q&A section, this was stated:
How much will Blade & Soul cost? Will there be a subscription fee, or will Blade & Soul utilize the microtransaction business model?
As the launch date draws nearer, we will have more information to share on price and business models. However NCsoft is actively evaluating what gaming fans in Europe and the United States want, and we are committed to creating a business model that will meet our fans' expectations.
Meaning that NCSoft is willing to listen to EU and NA followers of the game. With the recent success of GuildWars 2 and it's B2P model, should Blade and Soul (As well as future NCSoft MMOs) follow GW2's transaction model?
Pay to Play: is currently a dying breed in the mmo world (Ex. SWTOR, TERA, FFXIV, TSW) No one wants to spend money on games that don't deliver in
We all know that when an MMO is dying, (or have crashed so hard that the possibility of reviving is null and void) the Devs/Publishers of those MMOs pull the plug or go free to play (And sometimes shut down afterward).
When Square Enix rushed out the newest online game in the numbered series 2 years ago (When it was being developed through Himorochi Tanaka's team) Fans lapped it up, like bees to honey, but later realized that the game wasn't as great as it seemed, their cries of content fell on deaf ears, and favoritism was rampart (AKA JAPAN OPINIONS ONRY)
Fast forward to a half a year later and the team has been replaced and the new director Naoki Yoshida, takes the helm.
Not only did he listen to his fans, but he listens to his fans WORLD WIDE, he takes their feedback and imp
WHY THE FROGSTER HATE?
While most mmorpgs release free trial periods within a year or so, En Masse released a free trial period of TERA for free accounts after a month of being released and prior to the release of their (Rather disappointing) DEMO. Some players are still upset because En Masse hasn't fixed their subscription problems and still charges players (sometimes multiple times) even when they have cancelled and keeps their credit card information:
The news information taken from their post below regarding the trial:
Now you can play TERA absolutely free for seven days with the new TERA trial. All you need is a free En Masse account to play TERA for seven days, and level up eight characters on any one server to level 23. When you convert to a paid subscription, you keep your characters
Nexon recently tried to buyout Taiwanese developer and publisher, Gamania, but was rejected and subjected to some government inspection. Nexon ended up as Gamania's biggest shareholder after the mists cleared.