MMO Reporter 291 – Nostalgic Commanders

Chris and Bill dive deep into the world of MMOs and travel through interplanetary space to bring you news from Elite: Dangerous’ Commanders update, the cancellation of a Kickstarter, the wonderful sounds of Heart of Thorns and more!

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What we did in game:

Bill:

  • WoW
  • GW2

Chris:

  • WoW
  • Skyforge
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Thanks to Taylem for Warhammer 40K: The Eternal Crusade. I’ll try it out soon!

 

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News:

Elite Dangerous 2.3 – The Commanders Launches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgKsnyT7kiU

 

LOTRO 10 year anniversary plans

https://www.lotro.com/en/10-year-celebrations

  • 12 hour stream on April 25th with Jerry Snook
  • Chance thomas will be posting videos starting on April 15th with some of his favorite pieces
  • 2 month anniversary scavenger hunt (NOSTALGIA ALERT!)
  • And more!

 

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TERA coming to consoles

    • XBox One and PS4

 

  • control scheme is being redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up

 

  • http://tera.enmasse.com/consolebeta

 

Skyforge launches on PS4

  • F2P with “Packs” available for purchase.
    • Starter Pack – $10.99 CND
    • Loremaster Pack – $15.99 CND
    • Collector’s Pack – $79.99
  • Engrossing Character Progression
  • Lots of Guild Connections
  • Very generic in its quest style
  • Dungeons were tough on PC

 

Evergreen Philharmonic makes HoT sound better

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/enjoy-music-from-guild-wars-2-heart-of-thorns-with-the-evergreen-philharmonic/

  • Sounds fantastic!  At least as good as the game
  • Impressive young men and women

 

Quick Mentions:

Double XP Event in Wildstar April 14-17

http://massivelyop.com/2017/04/12/wildstars-double-xp-event-returns-this-weekend/

http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/news/2017-04-11-double-xp-x-plosion-april-1417/

 

Ship of Heroes Kickstarter cancelled

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1680249253/ship-of-heroes-a-space-hero-mmorpg/comments

  • Game will continue to be made; will find other funding
  • Accelerating release for a “soft” launch in late 2018
  • Cancelled due to lack of success after the first day

 

What are you playing next week?

Chris:

  • WoW
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn

Bill:

  • WoW
  • GW2

 

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Press releases:

 

TERA –

SEATTLE, March 10, 2017 — En Masse Entertainment, a player-driven publisher focused on delivering great games and great service, today announced that their flagship MMORPG, TERA, will be making its long-anticipated debut on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, in 2017. The home console version of TERA will be fully free-to-play and include the entirety of TERAs expansive MMORPG game world as well as an uncompromised conversion of the skill-based True Action Combat the franchise is known for.

As the only MMORPG with True Action Combat, TERAs real-time and skill-based gameplay is the perfect fit for home consoles. While the game already supports a gamepad on PC, the console version’s control scheme is being redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up to ensure a responsive and visceral combat experience. The game’s user interface is also being completely rebuilt for consoles with the controller and living room viewing distances in mind.

                                                                         

“The past five years of TERA have been fantastic,” said En Masse Entertainment CEO Sam Kim. “We have an amazing and ever-growing player base on PC and we can’t wait to share TERA with a brand new audience on consoles. Everyone at En Masse Entertainment and Bluehole is putting an incredible amount of effort into making sure that console players have the best TERA experience possible, and can enjoy the wide range of content the game has to offer.”

The En Masse Entertainment team will be at PAX East 2017 in Booth #19125 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12, so be sure to swing by for a chance to chat with the team!

Look for additional details about the home console release of TERA, including beta test plans and release date, in the coming months. To sign up for a chance to participate in the closed beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year, please visit: http://tera.enmasse.com/consolebeta.

Developed by Bluehole, TERA is published by En Masse Entertainment in North America. TERA is free to play and available to download at tera.enmasse.com. For the latest news and updates follow TERA on Twitter and Facebook.

About TERA

Developed by Bluehole and published in North America by En Masse Entertainment, TERA is an award-winning MMORPG released on PC, and soon on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, that takes the fight beyond the genre’s traditional point-and-click combat systems with enhanced aiming, dodging, and tactical timing to create an intense and rewarding combat experience. Explore a vast fantasy world rich with history, lore, and danger. Battle epic monsters. Make new friends and allies in a vibrant online community of like-minded adventurers navigating TERA‘s social, political, and economic structures. With over 25 million registered users globally, TERA continues to gain traction with fans through its active community and support. Download TERA and start playing for free today at tera.enmasse.com.

About En Masse Entertainment

Based in Seattle, Washington, En Masse Entertainment embodies the evolution of modern game publishing. The company’s mission is to publish great games and provide great service. Beginning with its inaugural title, TERA, and continuing with Zombies Monsters Robots, Alliance of Valiant Arms, and soon Kritika Online, En Masse Entertainment has built a track record of excellence and innovation. The team at En Masse includes experts in online technology, live service, branding, community, and player support, allowing them to thrive as a publisher in the digital era. For more information, visit enmasse.com.

 

Skyforge

Developer Allods Team and global publisher My.com announce that their award-winning action MMORPG Skyforge is now available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Concluding its Early Access period, which has been live on the North American and European servers for the last two weeks, the highly-anticipated title is now open to all PS4 owners to download and start playing for free!

Skyforge offers a unique visual mix of sci-fi and fantasy with strong RPG elements and addictively intense action sure to keep MMO players of every type engaged for hundreds of hours. Players can create and customize their own immortal hero and jump straight into the action fending off the invaders that are threatening the world of Aelion. Now, is the perfect time to discover what it means to become Immortal and explore Skyforge’s wealth of unique character classes!

Release packs:

Players can also get one of the Release Packs to accelerate their adventure with exclusive rewards such as additional class unlocks, special mounts, costumes, game currency, and much more. Immortals can grab either the Starter, Loremaster or Collector’s pack and enrich their Skyforge experience from their very beginning. More details on these packs can be found on the official web-site: https://www.skyforge-ps4.com