OnRPG Shotgun News 5/13: Defiance, NCSoft Sales, LoTRO, and more!



By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG's News Monkey

Defiance Cross Over Mission Goes Live

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Television is making a cross over into the MMO world as Jon Cooper, the main character from SyFy’s Defiance makes an appearance in Trion World’s MMO Defiance. To complete the mission you must seek out Jon Cooper who is looking for Rynn, the female Irathient who leads the Spirit Riders along with her father. Completing the mission from Jon will unlock more objectives and rewards.

NCSoft Sales Down From Last Quarter

A recent earnings report from NCSoft shows that sales have declined from Q4 2012 to Q1 2013. But they also point out that they are up compared to this time last year. Guild Wars 2 accounts for 21% of sales and NCSoft’s managing Director, Nah Seong Chan has hinted that the company is planning to address falling Guild Wars 2 sales with an expansion pack. This comes just a few weeks after ArenaNet said they were not working on one at the moment.

Wartune Advertising Attracts ESRB

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The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) are looking into the reports that Wartune is falsely advertising itself as having an adult only rating in online ads. As it turns out the free to play game hasn’t been rated by the ESRB at all. An ESRB representative has been in contact with Wartune’s publisher (though which company they contacted is unclear) and let them know they must stop using the AO rating icon in its marketing.

Lord of the Rings Update 11 Arrives Today

The highly anticipated Update 11 arrives in LoTRO today. With it arrives a new launcher, improved mounted combat, the new Wildermore region, and much more. The patch notes are available on the official forums but unfortunately the website seems to be down for a short time.

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