MMO Reporter 288 – Ready Player One

With a nod to Ernest Cline, Chris and Bill jack into the world of MMOs to discuss the first room scale VR MMO, Crowfall’s move to 24/7 servers, the return of The Repopulation, and more!

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What we did in game:

Bill:

  • GW2
  • WoW

Chris:

  • WoW
  • Heroes of the Storm

 

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News:

OrbusVR – Room Scale VR MMORPG

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rileydutton/orbusvr-virtual-reality-mmorpg/description

  • 4 classes
    • Ranger
    • Runemage
    • Musketeer
    • Warrior
  • Dungeons
    • Launching with several
    • 5 person
  • Raid
    • Work on raid starting after launch
    • 10 person
  • Crafting
    • Alchemy
    • Artificing
    • Fishing
  • 100 players per zone

 

Crowfall going 24/7

https://crowfall.com/en/news/founders-update-247-test-plans/

  • 24/7 servers will be coming “soon” (within a couple months)
    • There will be a “test” realm and a “live” realm
    • Test will be impermanent and frequently wiped.  Invites to test will follow the same invite pattern so far (so your pre-alpha 1 test group will still be providing early access to test)
  • April 1st 2017 packages will go away, and new patron packages granting Beta 3 access at the soonest will be available
  • All beta 2 testers will be added by the end of March

 

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The Repopulation returns!

https://www.therepopulation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12789

  • Servers coming back on 12th of March
  • New discord server for the community
  • Sales on steam from the 19th to the 26th to celebrate

 

Quick Mentions:

The Elder Scrolls: Legends launch plans

https://bethesda.net/en/article/46XUjJSofmQc4YgwsEYcUw/the-elder-scrolls-legends-full-pc-launch-new-platforms-expansions-and-more

  • PC version has launched
  • iPad – March 23
  • Android Tablets – April
  • Mac OS – May
  • Mobile Phones – Early Summer

Arenanet and Welovefine partner for GW2 merch!

http://www.welovefine.com/feature/guildwars2-newrelease.html

  • Players can submit designs
    • http://www.welovefine.com/feature/guild-wars-2-fan-forge-info.html
What are you playing next week?

Chris

  • WoW
  • LOTRO
  • Crowfall
  • SWTOR

Bill

  • WoW
  • Crowfall
  • Civ VI
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