OnRPG Shotgun News 1/29: Neverwinter, GW2, Marvel Heroes, and Much More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Elder Scribe
Neverwinter Founders Packs and Beta Weekends Announced
Perfect World has announced three upcoming beta weekends which the only way to guarantee access to is by grabbing one of the founders packs. The first weekend is planned for February 8th, with the others following March 8th and March 22nd. Though the game will be free to play there is the opportunity to buy one of three founder’s packs. The first costs just $20 which gets you some awesome in game items, but no closed beta access. That is reserved for the $60 and $200 levels.
Guild Wars 2 Dev Diaries Talk January Update and Beyond
The January update crash landed in Guild Wars 2 yesterday bringing some cosmetic changes, new items and a new ongoing storyline. While everyone was busy trying to find the new merchants a few of the GW2 devs discussed everything from Chauncey von Snuffles III to the new Quaggan backpacks (coo) with a stop to look at upcoming changes to dungeons. A two phase update will change dungeons to be more as they were intended. The first will put an end to res-rushing and require more teamwork to keep people alive and the fight going. The second phase will include changes to bosses and other enemies.
Wargaming Going Console with Day 1 Studio Purchase
Wargaming, the makers of World of Tanks has announced they’ve purchased Day 1 Studio, the people behind the popular first person shooter F.E.A.R. for $20 million. The studio has been renamed Wargaming West and will focus on console games.
Marvel Heroes Dev Diary Talks Heroes
A new five and a half minute long video goes through the creation process for heroes for upcoming MMO Marvel Heroes from beginning to end. It’s an interesting process which you can see for yourself by watching the video below.
The Secret World Wants Your Music
Funcom has started a competition find some new tunes for The Secret World. They’re looking for players to submit their own music for shops, bars, diners, and nightclubs. Submissions are being accepted until February 19th.
Defiance Announces Second Beta Weekend
If you didn’t get enough Defiance during the last beta week you’re in luck. Trion has announced the next beta weekend will be February 8-10. As well as making this announcement Trion launched the Ark Hunter Rewards program. Codes have been scattered throughout Defiance images and video which when put into your Ark Hunter account can give bonuses like weapon skills or titles when the game starts.