In The Clutches Of Dragon Nest

I am once again in the clutches of dragons in the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game Dragon Nest. If you have been following The MMOsh Pit even during my long vacation, you might remember an article I have written about my dilemma over whether to return to the game, be it by biting the proverbial carrot or voluntarily going back to the barracks.

For those with short memories, here’s an excerpt of the post Dragon Nest Is Calling Me Back:

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EverQuest II Is Now Free To Play

EverQuest II, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game from Sony Online Entertainment, is now free to play. It has actually been free to play for almost a week now. You might have missed the news and we feel it is our obligation to deliver it to you.

Sony Online Entertainment announced the shift to free to play on December 7th, the day the company launched Game Update 62, Freeport Reborn, for EverQuest II. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement story:

EverQuest II Freeport Reborn

These Freeport mercenaries look so uptight. Is something up their ... ?

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Dragon Nest Is Calling Me Back

I have just received an email from Cherry Credits, which co-publishes the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Dragon Nest, enticing me to go back to playing the game by dangling a carrot gift in front of my eyes. The gift is Red Little Devil Wings, which gives a character a 10-percent movement speed. Not bad. I’ve always wanted wings for one of my characters.

Here’s an excerpt from the Cherry Credits email:

We noticed that you have been leveling too slowly. To help with that, you have been selected to receive an Exclusive Speed Boost item. This will get you ready for the awesome patch of Level 40 content coming 13th December 2011. Simply copy and paste the unique code into the Cash Shop!

Dragon Nest enticing players to return with gifts

Dragon Nest enticing players to return with gifts.

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Lucent Heart’s First Wedding

Ever since the wedding feature was introduced in massively multiplayer online games in, well, I honestly can’t remember. Anyway, ever since it was introduced, the wedding system has always stirred excitement in the populace of every MMO that features it. I have been a willing participant in several weddings in online games and I’m aware how emotional it can be (yes, despite it being “virtual” and the fact that you don’t really know if the player behind that character your toon is marrying is a man or a woman or something in between).

Well, a few days ago I received an email from Gamania Digital Entertainment that announced the wedding of its first Lucent Heart couple: Chikane and Tsuki.

The first wedding in Lucent Heart

The first wedding in Lucent Heart

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Perfect World To Publish Rusty Hearts

The game is still in development but Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a wholly owned United States-based subsidiary of Perfect World Co. Ltd., already sees potential enough to bring it to North America. Of course I’m talking about Rusty Hearts, which is dubbed as a visual action multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Stairway Games and marketed by WindySoft.

Perfect World Entertainment, for those who are not familiar with the online games industry, is the publisher in North America of China-made MMORPGs such as Perfect World, Jade Dynasty, Battle of the Immortals, and Ether Saga, to name a few. The company is also the first publisher to sign a licensing agreement with WindySoft to operate Rusty Hearts.

Rusty Hearts from Perfect World Entertainment

Rusty Hearts from Perfect World Entertainment

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Whoop Jim Lee’s Behind In DC Universe Online’s Battle Of The Legends

Hurry up! You still have time to join DC Universe Online‘s cataclysmic beta ending event, dubbed “Battle of the Legends,” and whoop comics creative genius Jim Lee‘s behind.

DC Universe Online‘s Battle of the Legends is based on events revealed this summer in Sony Online Entertainment’s “Who Do You Trust?” cinematic trailer (a copy of which can be viewed on The MMOsh Pit TV).

In the event, beta players may align and fight alongside or against some of DC Comics’ most legendary heroes and villains, including Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor and The Joker.

“If for some reason you’re unable to attend, don’t worry – we’ll be updating you on the status of the battles on the DC Universe Online Facebook page. And to sweeten the pot, some ‘legendary’ guests of our own joining in on the fun, playing as the iconic characters,” said Sony Online Entertainment in a statement.

Join DC Universe Online's cataclysmic beta ending event

Join DC Universe Online's cataclysmic beta ending event

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Pandora Saga Nears Open Beta

Atlus Online, an international online games publisher best known for hit titles like Neo Steam: The Shattered Continent and the recently released Soul of the Ultimate Nation (which has since been transferred to Webzen), is gearing up for the open beta of Pandora Saga, and we’re all invited!

For The MMOsh Pit readers from the Philippines, it may be recalled that Pandora Saga was supposed to be released by IP E-Games, publisher of RAN Online, Cabal Online, and Dragonica way back in 2008. We have no idea what happened, but apparently the online games publisher dropped the title like a hot potato without telling its adoring public.

If you’re interested to play Pandora Saga, don’t fret. You may yet get the chance, courtesy of Atlus Online.

Pandora Saga from Atlus Online

Pandora Saga from Atlus Online

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TLBB Greets Players With Season’s Beatings

Players who haven’t logged into Tian Long Ba Bu (that’s TLBB Online for those unfamiliar with the full name of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game) might be interested to know that publisher ChangYou.com has just activated the wonderful winter update, which is full of deadly shining stars and nervous bandits, in the game.

To celebrate the holidays, ChangYou.com’s martial arts MMO has put together a number of new scenes and areas available to elite players above Level 84. Qin Emperor’s Dungeon also opens up its B1 and B2 levels to coincide with a number of new Dungeon Sets available to players who collect “Pearls of Emperor Qin” or kill Guardian Bosses.

If these aren’t enough, players will also get the chance to track and hunt down the greedy bandits who have stolen Santa’s presents. Do this by speaking with the very confused but lovable panda “Santa Claus” and receive the very deadly “Shining Christmas Stars” that must be thrown at the runaway bandits.

Here’s a screenshot of the very confused but lovable panda in TLBB:

TLBB and the confused but lovable Santa Panda

TLBB and the confused but lovable Santa Panda

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DC Universe Online Goes Live On 01/11/11

Yes, you’ve read that right. Sony Online Entertainment’s DC Universe Online is set to grace your PC (and PlayStation 3) screens on January 11th, 2010. Despite portents of doom from some quarters, if the giant online games developer and publisher manages to pull off this launch date for its biggest title, then hats off to its programmers and marketing personnel.

DC Universe Online, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment, will be the first online game based in the DC Universe, the first massively multiplayer online game on the PlayStation 3, and the first time DC Universe Online will be accessible to the millions of DC Universe fans.

Boy, that’s a lot of DC Universes!

DC Universe Online goes live on January 11th, 2011

DC Universe Online goes live on January 11th, 2011

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This Is How FreeJack Celebrates Christmas

Game Bridger Entertainment, a global online games and entertainment publisher, has recently launched the Christmas update for its free-to-play parkour racing game FreeJack.

The free update, which is currently running (no pun intended), ushers in the holiday spirit into the parkour-crazed world of FreeJack with holiday-themed clothing items and accessories (yes, you can race in them), increased experience and currency rates, a new track, and more.

Christmas has indeed come early to FreeJack, so early that The MMOsh Pit is announcing it albeit late.

FreeJack Christmas patch up. Enjoy the holidays!

FreeJack Christmas patch up. Enjoy the holidays!

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Faxion Online CBT Registration Now Open

International online games publisher UTV True Games has recently opened registration for the closed beta testing phase of its title Faxion Online. In an announcement, the company is asking players interested in helping test its first internally developed game.

“We already know the game is funny, exciting and addictive. However, at this stage in the game’s development, we need to elicit the help of some rigorous beta testers to offer their opinions and feedback to help us fine-tune the game and make it as great as it can be,” said Frank Lucero, studio head at UTV True Games.

“By signing up early, these testers will ensure themselves a spot when we open the flood gates in Q1 (the first quarter of 2011),” he added.

Faxion Online closed beta registration now open.

Faxion Online closed beta registration now open.

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Allods Online: The Fury Of War

The world of Sarnaut is abuzz with news of the upcoming patch for Allods Online dubbed “The Fury of War,” also known as Patch 1.1.04, and I can’t help but feel excited myself, being a player of the game both on the North American servers and the Philippine server.

Although I can’t possibly tackle all points in the newly released Allods Online Patch 1.1.04 Notes, I can highlight a few major changes that are making virtual tongues wag.

Foremost among these major changes in Allods Online is the beefing up of features for guilds. Up to this point, prior to the release of The Fury of War, guilds have been pretty much just a grouping of players and their characters.

Sure, the guilds serve their purpose of giving players a sense of belonging and provides a way for them to cooperate in very difficult dungeons or instances. But let’s face it, there’s almost nothing guilds can do that a bunch of strangers cannot.

Enter the changes to the guild system in Allods Online Patch 1.1.04. Here are some of the features guild leaders and members should check out when The Fury of War goes live on December 17th, 2010:

Allods Online Melting Isle

Allods Online Melting Isle

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