Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: MMORPG

Landfall update now live for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

World of Warcraft (Mac, PC) Mists of Pandaria Update Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Blizzard has launched Landfall, the first content update for World of Warcraft’s newest expansion, Mists of Pandaria. The changes and additions, detailed below, include new daily quests in Krasarang Wilds, a greater look into Pandaren lore, new factions with new …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic gets Update 1.5, free-to-play option

Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) Free-to-Play Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

BioWare has released a new update for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Game Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated, coinciding with the launch of the game’s new free-to-play option. Newcomers can now play the game for free up to level 50, as well as complete the storylines of all eight classes. All players are able to access the new content introduced in Game Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated, which includes a new mode, new areas, and a new Companion character.

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Halloween hits Guild Wars 2 with launch of Shadow of the Mad King

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NCsoft is set to launch a large content update for the recently released Guild Wars 2 later today. Titled Shadow of the Mad King, the free update will not only include 80 pieces of content, much of which will be available from here on out, but also some Halloween-themed material that will only be available from now until October 31.

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(PC Review) Guild Wars 2

(PC Review) Guild Wars 2

“… an engrossing experience that is only getting better as time goes on.”

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Guild Wars 2 sells over 2 million units in under three weeks

Guild Wars 2 (PC) Two Million Units Sold Announcement - Screenshot 1

Shortly after passing the two-week mark, NCsoft has announced that ArenaNet’s latest MMO Guild Wars 2 has sold over 2 million units. Retail and first-party sales were temporarily halted due to demand surpassing server load, and since being reinstated, not only has the milestone been surpassed, but according to NCsoft, the game now “regularly” hosts over 400,000 players during peak hours.

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SOE announces new expansions for EverQuest I and II, Player Studio

EverQuest 2 (PC) Chains of Eternity Announcement - Screenshot 1

Big news in the EverQuest universe today with Sony Online announcing two new expansions, one for the original EverQuest and the other for EverQuest II, and Player Studio, a new service that allows players to create in-game items and sell them in the marketplace for real-world cash.

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Guild Wars 2 to kick off Headstart Program tomorrow

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After years in development and months in beta, Guild Wars 2 is set to launch its Headstart program tomorrow. The ArenaNet-developed and NCsoft-published PC MMO will kick off the program this weekend to allow gamers who pre-ordered a chance to log in and get started on leveling their characters before the flood gates open on August 28.

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Blizzard reveals World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria intro cinema

Blizzard has revealed the opening cinema to the upcoming latest World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, at Gamescom 2012. A slew of new screenshots were also released, showing some of the new locales, items, and actions that are in store.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic to embrace free-to-play model this fall

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Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare’s take on a Star Wars MMO, will be going free-to-play this fall. Well, partly. The game will actually add a free-to-play option, with diehard fans able to keep their subscription for unrestricted access to all content as well as some of the new in-game currency, Cartel Coins. The free option will allow players access to each of the eight characters, though there will be a level limit (50) and restrictions on advanced features and accessing new content. For the free players who want a little more, Cartel Coins can be used to unlock some of the premium material.

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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria to launch in September

World of Warcraft (Mac, PC) Mists of Pandaria Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Blizzard’s fourth expansion for their long-running MMORPG, World of Warcraft, will hit store shelves and launch online on September 25. Mists of Pandaria will include an entirely new continent, Pandaria, as well as its inhabitants as a new playable race, the Pandaren. Other additions include the Monk class, an increased level cap (90), challenge modes for the expansion’s five-player dungeons, a new type of co-op PvE trials called scenarios, and a new pet battle system.

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