OnRPG Shotgun News 9/14: Shadowland, Firefall, SWTOR, and more!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Journalist
Shadowland Online Launches
GameSamba has announced that their social strategy game Shadowland Online has launched. The post-apocalyptic fantasy game combines elements of empire building with strategic warfare and diplomacy. Mini games which include farming, mining and exploring are an integral part of the social experience. It is browser based and free to play.
Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Closed Beta Phase 2
Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Confict goes into the second phase of closed beta today. Since the first phase a number of changes have been made which include changes to pvp, the map, 18 new missions for each faction and player trading. For the chance to take part in the beta testing register on the official website [http://nexusconflict.gamigo.com/en/] and put in the code NEXUSCBT2 but do it fast as it is limited use.
City of Heroes Players Buy Developers Dinner
In less than three hours the players of City of Heroes under the leadership of TonyV and Maressa raised $1,000 to buy staff of Paragon Studios dinner. The dinner is expected to take place sometime next week at a restaurant the studio was known to frequent previously.
SWTOR Prepares High Population Server Tech with Tests
Bioware is asking for player help in testing out the new high population server technology which is meant to provide a better overall playing experience. To take part if you have a character on an East Coast server log into the high population test server which can be found in the server list as you log in.
Firefall’s Latest Milestone Focuses on PvE
The most recent update to Firefall is focusing on the quality of life for PvE. This includes combat, content, and making sure players are guided through the content in a way that flows. In addition changes to the login dashboard are expected as well as working on getting EU servers on and localized for German and French.
Arctic Combat ESL EU Finals
Tomorrow Arctic Combat will play host to the European Qualifications Tournament Finals to determine which of two teams will advance to the Veterans League – World Championship. To commemorate this event the closed beta servers will be open for 24 hours starting at 1:00 GST on Saturday.
League of Legends Fall Cup Sign Ups
Sign up for this year’s fall cups end this coming Sunday so players are urged to get organized quickly if they haven’t already signed up to take part. ROCCAT is providing prizes which include $2500, and hardware.