Monthly Archives: March 2009

Magic World Online: Prison Break – A Special Event for April FoolsÂ’ Day

Rumor has it that the Top 8 Fiends in Magic World broke out of the prison collectively yesterday. They were put away for such a long time that they swore that if could come out someday, they would destroy the world. With their escape, the darkest day in the history of Magic World is coming! The Top 8 Fiends will challenge players both in Dynasty and Empire Arena. Besides, there is chance that they will appear in other maps randomly. Who will protect their country from fiends’ assault? Who will be the hero? My brave men, take up your weapon and drive the fiends out of your country!

As it is a special day, the fiends might play a trick on you. There will be some fiends who have the same names and appearance as the true ones. But their attributes are much lower.

The event will hold in Dynasty & Empire Arena, and we prepare two rounds for both American players and European players. The 1st Round is on 20:00 PDT Mar. 31. The 2nd Round is on 2:00 am PDT Apr. 1, 2009. Besides, the fiends will also appear on other maps randomly from 20:00 PDT Mar. 31 to 2:00 PDT Apr. 1. By the way, the fiends in each round will spawn only once. You need to find the true fiend to get the loot, because the fake one won’t drop anything. Good Luck!

Myth War II Online: Spread Rumors on April FoolsÂ’ Day

Today the folks from Myth War II official team release what event they have prepare for the upcoming April Fools’ Day.
The Rumor system in the game is designed to help players spread gossips. By offering a Rumor Scroll to an NPC, rumors will be spread all over the place. Rumor Scrolls in the game are categorized into two types: Rewards Rumor Scrolls and Gimmick Rumor Scrolls.

Therefore on that special day, all you need to do is to explore more of the rumors that are always going around Rarus Continent. So bust out your best lies and get ready for some fool’s day fun!


Rewards Rumor Scrolls

Rumor Mongers will receive prizes if their gossips or rumors are spread using Rewards Rumor Scrolls and are believed by more than 20 players. If one player named Tornado starts up a rumor saying he found treasure in Ashes Pit and passes this rumor around via the Ashes Pit Rumor Scroll, he will win an epic necklace.


Gimmick Rumor Scrolls

Gimmick Rumor Scrolls are doctored for an in-game reputation boost. Rumors passed on by this type of Scroll can either be commercial promotional stunts or some good words about you, like Tornado is a very honest business man, or Tornado is very cute and attractive. The goal of these rumors is to stick in players minds and finally come true.

Zero Online: What’s New in April?

April is coming! It will be a special month for all the Alliance pilots. We have prepared a lot of unique events and fantastic prizes for our soldiers, such as double exp, Easter eggs, Academy recruitment, and the veteran return.
 
Moreover, the VIP function will be available in April too! You’ll have a chance to enjoy exclusive services, including remote warehouse and repair, free cores, etc.
 
VIP Services
Once you have credited $150 US or more in TQ points cards, you will be eligible to become a VIP member.
 
As one of our very important people, you are able to enjoy the following services, designed especially for VIPs:
1) Access to the warehouse wherever you are.
2) Repairing your equipment whenever you need it done.
3) Spend a meteor to upgrade your equipment by 2 or more levels.
4) Able to travel to battlefields from any location.
5) Claim free cores everyday.
6) More chances for the core purchase program.
7) Have a 50% chance of getting revived at the PK tournament field.
8) Ignore the seat limit for spaceship missions. That is, you always have the ability to take your favorite missions no matter how many pilots have joined.
9) View the Super Mall.
 
Of course, the VIP system has different levels. The higher the VIP level is, the more privileges you can enjoy. The VIP details will be revealed soon, so stay tuned!

Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu To Rise Again

NDOORS Interactive today announced changes coming to the world of their MMORPG, Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu. Starting April 1, 2009, ‘A Fellowship of Luminarians’ has been created by the acquisition of all Luminary servers under the banner of NDOORS Interactive. The Hera and Athena servers, formerly operated by NHN, will now be wholly owned and operated by NDOORS Interactive. To welcome all players from Hera and Athena as well as new players into NDOORS’ ‘Fellowship of Luminarians,’ a series of content updates and celebratory events will take place this April.
The server acquisition will not adversely affect market conditions or existing players on any of the servers. Existing players on Athena and Hera will still log in through Ijji.com. However, all updates, events and support will now be administered by NDOORS Interactive. NDOORS is kick-starting the acquisition with a 200% bonus experience for all players. The following events will be taking place this April to unite the entire Luminary community and give new players a chance to get off to a quick start.
* Weapon Design Contest – Open April 1-26, this is players’ chance to design their own weapon and have NDOORS make it come to life in game. The winner will receive their weapon creation in-game as well as 5,000 G Coins
* Welcome Celebration – Item giveaways, 200% experience boost and more from April 1-5
* Item Mall Spring Raffle – Players who purchase at least 3,000 G Coins between April 1-12 will be eligible to win King Raccoon and Evil Raccoon plush dolls
NDOORS fully plans to keep the gameplay experience fresh and demonstrate their loyalty to the fans with a series of updates for Luminary rolling out this Spring. In the spirit of the unification, a new marriage system is being introduced which will allow players to form a union in game. In addition, there will be new hunting grounds for players to conquer including “Lost World” where players will be able to hunt and kill dinosaurs.

Crime Craft trailer

Crime Craft is a Persistent World Next-gen Shooter (PWNS) that combines the best aspects of an FPS and an MMORPG to create an action packed vibrant world of competition, economy and community. Watch this video for a nice introduction to the game!

FallenSword

FallenSword is a fantasy themed massively multiplayer online roleplaying game. The FallenSword universe is massive, consisting of hundreds of distinct locations, each of which is filled with unique and frightening foes. Encounter fearsome creacutres and face great elite fighters at every turn. Killing creatures might reward you with great items. You will be able to buy, loot, and trade thousands of items, but choose carefully: Your success in battle will be fully dependent upon your choices of equipment.

Join a guild and work with your fellow players to achieve goals unreachable by yourself alone. Do all this, and in time you too will become a legendary warrior.

2029 Online Interview: A First Look

Questions by Vincent Haoson

Answered by Edwin Huang, Product Manager

IGG has been on of the companies that have brought into the MMO industry game after game after game. With their newest game going Beta, IGG has given us people here on Onrpg a chance to take a peek and spend some quality time with us.
We have Edwin Huang, product manager for 2029 Online to speak to us and give us the latest scoop on the game.

Onrpg: The forums have mentioned that the game is a mix of RTS and RPG gameplay, seeing the screenshots it does present the RTS feel of the game, where then does the RPG element come in?

2029 Online: Yeah, 2029 Online is indeed a complex mix of RTS and RPG. Many players told us that seeing from the computer graphics style and views, it looks like a mix of Diablo and World of Warcraft. Players who enjoy grabbing up tons of items and weapons, customizing their player and staying engaged with hours of dungeon crawling quests, 2029 Online just might be your kind of game.

As for the RPG element, you also can find it in the whole game. There are three races in the game. These are the Humans, Dryads and the Electronic (E.) Elves. It is up to players to choose a character. We offer a great variety of quest options, consisting of two different plot streams, one being the mainline story related quests and the other one being the plot related side quests. The NPC interaction is more choice based and fun oriented and does not dictate to players what to do. The game steers plot development based on the storyline. Players are given access to many tightly plotted instanced dungeons to further involve them in the storyline. The completion of a quest may even bring players into even more brutal battles. Some of the side quests in the game are even associated with mini plots.

What’s more, players will see many amazing things in the game with our gear refining system and Corsair DIY. While the game has all the elements of an RPG, it also works its way into a fun MMO. The AI and the tactical changes in the fast paced combat will immerse players in an exciting and ever changing gaming experience. I believe, the perfect mix of RTS and RPG will bring players more fun.

Onrpg: With only screenshots as a basis for the gameplay, is the battle system in 2029 Online similar to other RTS games like Red Alert and the like?

2029 Online: Like Red Alert? Uhm… the game may share some similarities with Red Alert in the RTS battlegrounds. But it is not entirely faithful to its predecessors. In 2029 Online, we have decided to stray from the norm to make the RTS fights in the game unique and action packed. We want to give players highly diversified RTS experiences. Combat with RTS elements means that more attention is paid to numerical superiority and military supplies. The game is focused on mercenary units, PVE instanced dungeons, 3C battles and massive PVP battles between guilds over control of cities. Although monster killing is still the most common form of combat in 2029 Online, after toggling PK on, players will be caught up in life of death duels among themselves. Players in the game can duel for fun or attack others out of spite. So, with a solid tactical base and the fun of an RPG, I believe this game will be an instant classic.

Onrpg: How does the auto leveling system work in 2029 Online?

2029 Online: Interesting topic. As you know, if we play games for a long time it’s not healthy. In 2029 Online, we’ve made special arrangements for our players. After turning on Auto Attack, leveling won’t be such a grind any more. However, to ensure fair play, we limit the activities that character on Auto Attack can do.

Auto Attack and monster killing is great fun, but to really get into the storyline and enjoy the game, Quests are the best. Not only are they more involved but they give more EXP and a dose of action and adventure. After venturing deep into the game, players may be asked to team up with other players to quest instanced dungeons, where they will find they are in the midst of war as various races vie for control of resources and the land.

Onrpg: What do you mean with “Tightly Plotted Instanced dungeons?”

2029 Online: Well, Tightly Plotted Instanced dungeons. Uhm… let me say it in this way: Players can enter our tightly plotted instanced dungeons and wait for other players to come and team up. In this 3 dimensional world, players are asked to complete a great amount of difficult of quests without being disturbed and worried about kill stealing. It is because players whom they do not party with can’t enter the combat scenes. All instanced dungeons in 2029 Online are places where the storyline picks up again, telling us of the conflicts that are raging throughout Helen Continent. When players enter an instanced dungeon, they and their teammates are forced to fight for survival and will have to confront many elite Bosses. The rewards reaped from killing them are very rich indeed.

We have multi-level dungeons. Players can choose one to enter based on their current level. No matter if they are a starter or a veteran. They will find an instanced dungeon for them. Players can fight alone or party with other players. Once they are in a team, they can participate in defensive warfare. A newbie player can team up with a veteran from Newbie Camp.

Onrpg: Does it mean that dungeons would have a tight connection to the overall plot of the game?

2029 Online: Definitely. After entering instanced dungeons, players are participating in a good balance of action and plot. The storyline gets extended by the gaming experience in the dungeons. There are dungeons of various levels for players to venture in and, if players team up, all teammates must be at the same level.

Onrpg: Speaking of the game’s plot, how would the players connect with the overall storyline of the game when the story that was presented already mentioned that there is a peaceful coexistence on Helen Continent?

2029 Online: well, the different races in the game do get along peacefully for the most part, though there are strains in those relationships. The main source of conflict comes from the battle for energy and resources that we see playing out in the world today. This makes it a very relevant game, with issues that we can directly relate to.

Battles can be won or lost depending on how well they complement each other. As players move on from the beginning, they will realize the importance of being united. Their campaigns will play out and they will quickly realize that, no matter what race they are, hiding their hatred and working together to defeat the sinister forces threatening their homeland is something they all can understand.

Onrpg: The forum showed 5 War-PVE dungeons are they any different to the normal instanced dungeons found in game?

2029 Online: Great, another exciting topic. In 2029 Online, we have offered our players a great number of distinctive instanced environments. These 5 War-PVE dungeons have placed themselves ahead of the curve with their fast paced, intimate battles. The level requirements for entering them are different and players will get access to these scenes within a set period every day.

Onrpg: Also, are mercenaries part of the RTS feel of the game? How so?

2029 Online: Yes, mercenaries are part of the RTS feel of the game. Mercenaries with different profession choices can help you complete quests quickly. Players make various tactical decisions to place their mercenary’s troops around the map. The focus is on having your troops working together in battle.

Mercenaries summoned in different maps are divers. With mercenaries specializing in different combat skills on their teams, players will have a refreshing approach to RTS game play.

Onrpg: Speaking of mercenaries, do they affect the experience earned by players while they’re in a dungeon instance? Would there be a limit to how much players can hire mercenaries and are they free or do players need to pay to use them?

2029 Online: Players can team up with three mercenaries at most. They must use ore to summon them. Exp that players gain will not be affected by mercenaries they summon.

Onrpg: How does the PVP work out in 2029 Online, the forum only mentioned about the pk system that would happen in 2029 online, so could you elaborate on it?

2029 Online: In 2029 Online, we have a versatile PVP system. Players can experience PVP combat by participating in 3C warfare, defensive warfare and individual PVP. In different PVP arenas, players are at different levels. Players will get various prizes ranging from EXP to instanced items for their performance in duels. Players Level 10+ are allowed to toggle PK on. Some maps are neutral and home to Non-PVP arenas.

Onrpg: What features do guilds have in 2029 Online?

2029 Online: Guilds will make their goals and responsibilities clear to their members. Guilds become powerful through battles for survival and supreme honor. Guild members will have different levels of authority and hold different positions. The option to be allied with a hostile guild is made available in game. All guilds can level their R&D development up and get upgrades as well. If a guild wants to pick a fight, send a letter to a rival guild and war is waged.

Onrpg: Could you elaborate on the importance of having new members is parallel to the guild’s strength?

2029 Online: Of course. I would like to share as much as possible with you. Guild member recruitment is important. With players newly recruited to join guilds, every contribution they make will be tallied up towards the overall guild development and EXP acquisition. Whenever a guild hits a new level, they can recruit new members to speed their progression.

Onrpg: With the concept of Guilds pegged down, how big do you expect the guild wars to be in 2029 Online?

2029 Online: In the game, players can participate in a massive scale guild war. Guilds at different levels can have players at different levels join in. The focus on maintaining R&D development and progressing to new levels will help guilds keep themselves ahead of the competition.

Onrpg: One of the main features of 2029 Online is the AFV system; would this eliminate equipments for characters? Or would AFV’s be more of like mounts while your character still has a standard set of equipments that is often found in MMOs?

2029 Online: Corsairs will not replace players’ other gear pieces. If players own a common Corsair, it will serve as a mount to speed characters’ movement. But players can tailor make their Corsairs by adding different components to their vehicles to suit their play-style and convert their transportation vehicle into a fighting vehicles. When players are riding in their Corsairs, weapons and armor active on their characters will be inactive.

Onrpg: How customizable are the AFV’s?

2029 Online: Players can customize their Corsairs with the addition of the following components: Attack Pieces, Armored Pieces and Power Pieces. By doing this, players will have their Corsairs’ attack power, defensive force and move speed polished. Craftsmen can help players upgrade these components.

Onrpg: When would players expect that 2029 Online go Beta? Could you give us an idea what players can expect when the game goes beta?

2029 Online: The first official Beta for 2029 Online will be released in March 17th. Bugs in the Alpha version will be fixed before the launch of Beta version with new maps and tougher Bosses available for our players. Closed Beta will come behind Alpha Test. If players who didn’t get an Alpha Key, they also can join the Closed Beta to enjoy the game.

We also want to suggest our testers have a basic understanding about the overall story, race info, maps, newbie guides and features in the game for a better start at our official site.

At last, I would love to say we really appreciate the concern and detail you paid to our game and are happy to find that there are so many players giving positive feedback about this game. And we should say thanks you for Onrpg.com’s kind interview.

Empire of Sports Review: Classic but challenging

By Mohammed Afzal (MageMoa), Onrpg writer

Empire of Sports is a casual sporting MMOG created by the French company: F4.

The game is a mix of casual play and hardcore gaming which also allows you to challenge players from all over the world!
Do you want to score? Do you want to smash or would you like to run like the wind? Empire of Sports gives you the opportunity to play sports with others without coming out of your chair!

Starting the game

When entering the game, you will be able to create your own character. The customization of the game is very limited. You will only be able to choose between a few different hairstyles, three hair colors and some faces. The traits aren’t of any use either. If you make your character smaller, you won’t be faster and if you make him taller, you will not be better at basketball. These options are merely for the look of your character.

After you create your character, you will be teleported to Main Square, the heart of the city. This is the first city which includes roads to all sports.

There is a lot to do in this city. There is a good and easy guide for each sport which allows you to try all of them before doing real missions and tournaments.

The graphics are also very decent. They might not be amazing, but they are pretty good, especially for a casual MMOG.

Gameplay

The sports you can play ingame are: Tennis, track ‘n field, soccer, bobsleigh, basketball and ski. But that’s not everything! You can also dance, fitness and test your accuracy by shooting indoor!

Each of these sports has their own gameplay features. Some are troublesome and others are easy to master.

Tennis

Tennis is one of the less challenging games of EoS. You basically have to sprint to the ball and your character will automaticly hit it. You will have to set a direction yourself, though.

Track ‘n field

Track ‘n field contains more than just running. There are several sports included in track ‘n field such as sprinting, hurdles and jumping. Track ‘n field is one of the sports which requires skills and experience. You will have to jump in time to avoid obstacles and reach the finish in time!

Soccer&basketball

Soccer and bastketball are almost alike. You need to exercise a lot if you want to master these. The basics are easy, though. Run after the ball, steal it and try to score, but if you want to play against others, you will need to learn more than that.

Bobsleigh

Bobsleighing is really amusing but also pretty complex. There are many tricks which you can unlock. It is one of the games which requires the most experience and skill, because you have to control your bobsleigh through the whole track to avoid slowing down or falling.

Ski

Basic skiing is pretty easy, but when you start doing tournaments, you will see how hard it is to avoid all flags and to be the fastest player. Finishing a lot of missions before doing tournaments would be recommended if you want to keep up with the others.

Dance

The dance feature isn’t very unique. You will have to press the key arrows that you see on your screen. You just need to be fast and you’ll have to press them at the right moment. Other than that, it’s nothing special and the dance moves look terrible.

Fitness

This is one of the best extra’s ingame. You will be able to train your character’s muscles and health. The gyms have a wide variety of facilities. They have treadmills, boxing balls and way more! You can also buy snacks and water which will keep your stats in balance.

Shooting

Practicing aim isn’t very special. You will see many different targets and you will have to shoot on them. This is not very hard, but you have to be fast to hit them all.

Features

Other than the massive amount of sports, you can also participate in tournaments. There is a tournament guide in every town. Just pick a sport, subscribe and wait until the tournament starts! It might be good to know that most of the tournament players are very skilled, so it would be good to practice a lot before doing any tournament.

You have an individual level for each sport, but you also have a general level. This is the level you have in cities and it can only be upgraded by doing quests which give you experience for this level.

One of the best features of the game would be the amazing amount of different kind of clothes. Every sport has its own stores with different kind of clothes. There are soccer kits, casual clothes, snow suits etc. and they are all available in many colors! These clothes are pretty expensive, though. You have to earn a lot of money from tournaments and quests before being able to buy a lot of clothes.

Community

The population of the game is decent. You will find people everywhere and a lot of them are willing to help you. You will also never find an empty tournament. There are always people that are willing to join you.

There is one little thing that might bother you; Half of the community is French and their English isn’t really good. However, the company is also very nice and helpful. You can contact them if you have any problems and they will always respond. They really care about the players and they are also really helpful on the forums.

Personal opinion

Empire of Sports is the first multi-sport MMOG. The game is unique and classic, but challenging. You might find yourself jumping from sport to sport which will be fun for a long time. The community is very nice and helpful and the game is updated frequently. You might notice a lack of content from time to time, but this doesn’t take away the fact that Empire of Sports is a great, amusing game which will keep you busy for quite a while!

Pros:

- Decent graphics

- Amusing sports

- Helpful community

- Challenging features

- Updated frequently

Cons:

- Lack of content

- Many French players

Marvel MMO to be published in 2012

Looking forward to play the newly announced Marvel MMO? The you’ll have to wait until 2012 at least. During an interview Marvel’s President of Global Consumer Products Simon Philips stated that the game is in early stages and it’s a built-from-scratch project that has no connections to the Microsoft-backed Xbox 360 Marvel MMO that was canceled last year. Moreover, he revealed that the game will be available after the release of “Captain America” movie (in 2011) and “Avengers” movie (in 2012).
Talking about gameplay: “We’re looking at lots of different scenarios,” Philips said. “But at this moment in time we haven’t identified exactly what the end game is going to be. We’re still working on the different variations that are potentially possible.”
Last but not least, Marvel will launch a simpler browser based MMO for smaller kids in 2010.

(source: multiplayerblog.mtv.com)

Eudemons: The Divine Path expansion

With the power of deities, the mortal world is to be reordered. According to widespread legend on the continent of Yartland, the true chosen hero can open the gate of the Divine Realm, and obtain god-like powers. Get introduced to the new expansion for the free MMORPG Eudemons! Watch the video!