OnRPG Shotgun News 1/15 – SWTOR, Guild Wars 2, Diablo III, & Broken Realm
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG
EA, Bioware Under Pressure For “Gay Planet” in SWTOR
For anyone who hasn’t heard, Star Wars The Old Republic is getting same sex relationships at last in the upcoming expansion. This is something that has always been promised would be in the game but so far has been missing. It has been delayed due to setbacks and other things which had to take priority. But now that it’s being introduced EA and Bioware are facing the wrath of Jedi and Sith all over the world. There are of course those completely against having same sex relationships in the game. But then they’re also getting a fire fight from those for it. Why? Because it’s limited to only one planet. One that even Fox News in theUnited Stateshas chimed in on, calling it digital segregation, and the gay planet. The official forums are filled with arguments from both sides leaving EA/Bioware asking, where is the love?
GW2 Hits 3 Million Sales and More
Colin Johanson from ArenaNet took to the Guild Wars 2 official site to look ahead in 2013 and announce that 3 million copies of GW2 have been sold. He talks about the living world, how important the events are and the rewards that are given for them. More events will be added in the year to come and the rewards for them improved upon. For early 2013 there will be content that allows guilds to go on missions together, get new rewards, and new tools to make guilds even better. WvW and PvP are getting looked at as well, adding more incentives and making it more friendly for the casual and hardcore alike. You can check out the whole post for yourself on the official site by clicking here https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/colin-johanson-on-guild-wars-2-in-the-months-ahead/ or check out the short video which summarizes what is said in the lengthy post.
Diablo III Goes PvP
Coming in Patch 1.0.7 will be the much sought after ability to duel. A new zone has been specifically designed for player vs player content in for different areas, a church, graveyard, river, and lake. Dueling will support up to four players in a free for all format. There won’t be any keeping score, except for that friendly competition between friends over who gets to pay for dinner. So there won’t be any scoreboards or objectives beyond, “kill that guy.”
Broken Realm Enters Beta
Today is the day the newest part of the Crystal Saga Chronicle comes to a computer near you, maybe even your computer. The beta begins at 1 PM EST and will feature 12 classes to pick from. Play from any browser by going to the official site.