Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pre-Order Items Available in the Open Beta Test!Pre-Order Items Available in the Open Beta Test!


 

 

Pre-Order Items Available in the Open Beta Test!

Excited to start your journey into TERA during our Open Beta Test this weekend? Wish you could show off your cool pre-order loot at the same time? Good news! We’ve made your pre-order bonus items redeemable in the Open Beta Test, so you can begin your TERA adventure with awesome equipment! With your exclusive jewelry and mount, your character will be decked out and ready for anything, whether it’s exploring the deep woods of Fey Forest or conscripting guild members in Velika’s city center.all of the conditions , terms and conditions and everything that were contained in  tera power leveling package will accomodated when guest’s order finished,or the compensation directly propotional  to unfinishd parts of package will replaced by new gears,or corresponding gold

Characters made by pre-order players will each receive:

  • Level 10 City Wheel Earrings
    • Increases defense and max HP.
  • Level 35 Seren’s Sand Rings
    • Increases attack and max MP.
  • Exclusive Mount per Retailer
    • En Masse Entertainment: White Stallion (seen in the image above)
    • GameStop: Arcadian Dapple
      Arcadian Dapple
    • Best Buy: Blue Roan
      Blue Roan
    • Amazon: Pinto
      Pinto
    • Direct2Drive or Atari: Velkian Gray
      Velkian Gray
    • Origin: Chestnut Gelding
      Chestnut Gelding

 

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Court Rules That Rights Belong to BethesdaCourt Rules That Rights Belong to Bethesda

The following is a selection from the Press Release surrounding the court’s ruling that Bethesda (makers of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls series) and ZeniMax Media have reclaimed sole rights to create a Fallout IP MMO.  No longer will Interplay be able to create an online game based on the Fallout IP, as that right now exclusively lies in ZeniMax and Bethesda’s hands.  Whether that means we’ll actually be seeing a Bethesda Fallout Online anytime real soon is another story, but come on… that’s kind of the point, right?

 
January 9, 2012 (Rockville, MD) –ZeniMax® Media Inc. today announced that a settlement had been reached in the lawsuit filed by its subsidiary, Bethesda Softworks®, against Interplay Entertainment Corporation in 2009, Bethesda Softworks LLC v Interplay Entertainment Corp., seeking cancellation of the license granted to Interplay to develop a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) based on the Fallout brand. Bethesda maintained in its complaint that Interplay had failed to meet the conditions for the license and the license was therefore of no continuing validity.
 
Under the terms of the settlement, the license granted to Interplay to develop the Fallout MMO is null and void, and all rights granted to Interplay to develop a Fallout MMO revert back to Bethesda, effective immediately. Interplay has no ongoing right to use the Fallout brand or any Fallout intellectual property for any game development. ZeniMax will pay Interplay $2 million as consideration in the settlement, each party will bear its own costs of the litigation, and Bethesda will continue to own all Fallout intellectual property rights. Interplay will be permitted to continue to sell the original Fallout ®Tactics, Fallout® and Fallout® 2 PC games through December 2013, after which time all rights to market those games revert to and become the sole property of Bethesda. Under the original agreement pursuant to which Bethesda had acquired the Fallout property, Interplay was granted certain merchandising rights to sell those original Fallout games, but those merchandising rights will now expire on December 31, 2013.     
 
Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax, expressed satisfaction on behalf of the Company with the resolution of the two lawsuits saying, “While we strongly believe in the merits of our suits, we are pleased to avoid the distraction and expense of litigation while completely resolving all claims to the Fallout IP. Fallout is an important property of ZeniMax and we are now able to develop future Fallout titles for our fans without third party involvement or the overhang of others’ legal claims.” 

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TERA : Open Beta & Head StartTERA : Open Beta & Head Start

 

The TERA NA site has been updated with the open beta and head start schedules so players can start making gaming plans. There will be a special beta event for pre-order customers with a general beta event for everyone.we have more than 5 years of experience and can easily pass that on to our customers.We provide the cheapest tera  gold all the servers and the first class service to our loyal and reliable customers. We have available stock of tera gold  gold on most of the servers, so that we can do a really instant way of delivery. We understand what our buyers need so we offer an instant way of delivery
 

TERA is nearly here and we want you to join us. If you’ve pre-ordered your copy already, we have several opportunities for you to get into the game ahead of the rush: an early chance to reserve your favorite character name, as well as exclusive early starts on the Open Beta Test and the game’s launch!If you haven’t pre-ordered, don’t worry. You’re still welcome to join our Open Beta Test and be part of the action!

 

 

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F2P and the 2011 MMOG MarketF2P and the 2011 MMOG Market

 

Recently, games research company NewZoo.com released a report that took a closer look at the free to play market and its impact on the overall MMO genre. In The Free Zone today, we give our take on the report and offer a few opinions as well. Check it out and then leave us your thoughts in the comments. If you are still finding a legit guild wars 2 Gold Seller which can offer you Cheap guild wars 2 Gold. You really need to check our company. Buy guild wars 2 Gold  from here can save your money a big time, as well as give you a chance to win Free guild wars 2 Gold .

With another year drawing to a close, research firm Newzoo recently open-released an MMOG “trend report” that appears to be derived from a larger study it is offering for sale. Since the free document serves, at least in part, as a form of teaser, the specifics provided are relatively limited. However, it does offer information based on 13 countries in various parts of the globe. They are the US, seven in Europe (UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium), three emerging (Brazil, Mexico, Russia), and two Asian (China, Korea). It’s not clear how much faith we can put in the data since key facts such as the sample size, selection criteria, methodology et al aren’t disclosed, and the validity of extrapolating to other countries may be questionable. With this caveat in mind, I still found quite a bit of interest.

 

 

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The Old Republic : The Worst of Update 1.2: LegacyThe Old Republic : The Worst of Update 1.2: Legacy

As part of this week’s The List, we took a look at five of the most awesome aspects of Star Wars: The Old Republic Update 1.2: Legacy. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the opposite side of the coin and highlight a few of the worst aspects of the update.

BioWare has been aggressively courting both current and former subscribers with a number of initiatives, but the latest promotion was handled quite poorly. In order to celebrate the launch of Update 1.2: Legacy, BioWare announced that their most loyal subscribers would be awarded with 30 days of free game time for their dedication to the game. If this sounds like a great promotion it’s because it is, in theory. The problem was that BioWare defined these most valued or loyal subscribers as players that had level 50 characters, dividing the community into the haves and have-nots.
 

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Final Fantasy XIV : New Producer’s Letter ArrivesFinal Fantasy XIV : New Producer’s Letter Arrives

 

The latest in the Final Fantasy XIV Producer’s Letter series has arrived. This time, the discussion revolves around the just-released v1.21 patch and job quests. As usual, the letter closes with the gargantuan list of things the team is working on as it prepares the v1.21a and v1.22 patches.

The team is ramping up the threat of the Seventh Umbral Era as the game moves towards the release of v2.0 later this year.

 

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Guild Wars 2:Progress You Can SeeGuild Wars 2:Progress You Can See

During recent beta events, a troubling lag issue cropped up for testers worried that their systems just might not be up to Guild Wars 2. That has been largely laid to rest. Check out what we discovered in our latest Guild Wars 2 column. Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

I spoke with a few of the developers during previous beta events, and it seemed like optimization was near the top of their list of “things to do”. They are trying to make the game run properly on a number of different machines. This can be a tough task, but it involves allowing the graphics to be switched to a large variety of different settings, and also modeling both characters and environments to look amazing, yet easy to render at the same time.

Trust me, this is harder than it sounds. On a model, if you need to take out a few polygons, you better have an amazing texture in place to keep the model looking great. And that’s just a part of the battle!

The programmers have to do their part as well. What do the programmers do exactly? I’m not actually sure, I’m just a concept artist. I just paint pretty pictures. The point is that there’s a lot of work that goes into making the game work on a variety of different PCs, and ArenaNet is doing it. During the previous events, I took notes to compare how the game ran to measure ArenNets progress. Here’s what I came up with.

 
 

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From Shadowbane to Wizard 101, Part TwoFrom Shadowbane to Wizard 101, Part Two

 

KingsIsle Entertainment’s Josef Hall writes this developer journal continuing his series that compares Shadowbane, his last project and Wizard 101, his current project. While there are many differences between the two, there are also similarities.

From Shadowbane to Wizard101 – the lessons I’ve learned developing two MMOs and spending nearly a decade in the online game space.

As the Senior Director of Software Engineering at KingsIsle Entertainment, the independent developer behind Wizard101, I have a lot to say about MMO technology (and game technology in general). Before I dive into those details, I wanted to focus on a few higher level lessons – the ones I consider most important to the success of a project. In this installment, I’ll cover the lessons we learned the hard way and the scars to show for it. I’ve divided them into three major areas: Vision and Focus, Quality and Polish, and Pushing Beyond Expectations.

 

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Global Agenda : Now Live!Global Agenda : Now Live!

 

Hi-Rez Studios has announced that their spy-fi MMOFPS, Global Agenda, is now live!

Global Agenda features co-op and competitive multiplayer features as part of a one time purchase of the game. Alternatively, players can opt for a more MMOG like experience by subscribing to Global Agenda: Conquest, which allows players to get involved in the territory control aspect of the game in a persistent game world.

Non-subscribers can still enjoy much of the game, including leveling up up to eight characters to the level cap as well as the aforementioned competitive and co-op PvP missions.

Conquest subscribers can form their own Agencies (guilds), which are capable of building new facilities and vehicles, raiding bases, and of course, conquer territory.

Players who purchase Global Agenda will be able to preview the Conquest mode free of charge until March 3rd, 2010.

Visit the official Global Agenda website for more information on the game.

 

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Nexon Making More Major MovesNexon Making More Major Moves

 

MMORPG.com Free Zone columnist Richard Aihoshi focuses this week’s column on one of the biggest players in the F2P market, Nexon and its recent acquisition of NDoors.

Richard AihoshiWhile it may sometimes feel like all the action in the free to play space is happening in China, that’s not the case. There’s plenty going on elsewhere too, including here in the western hemisphere. But during the past week or so, my main focus was on Korea, and specifically on Nexon, which is continuing its aggressive push to become an even larger online publisher. The company is definitely one of the heavyweights in the category already. Global revenue grew 30 percent last year to more than $535 million, of which two-thirds came from outside the country.

Early last week, Nexon revealed the acquisition of 67 percent of Ndoors, the developer and publisher of Atlantica Online. The announcement I saw did not state whether the deal has actually been finalized by clearing any the regulatory requirements or other potential hurdles. In fact, it was rather confusing in that it said “acquired” in one spot and “will acquire” in another. Curiously, while I only took a quick look, I spotted nothing about this on either company’s website.

In any case, it seems Ndoors will now operate as a Nexon subsidiary. Although the price paid was not revealed, there has been speculation it may have been as much as 200 billion won (approx. $170 million US). This seems possible since it would be neither cheap nor out of line relative to the former’s 2009 sales and profit of 40.5 billion won and 15.6 billion won respectively.

 

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