OnRPG Shotgun News 2/21: Kartuga, Fallen Earth, Planetside 2, and Much More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Elder Scribe
Kartuga Raises Sails for Closed Beta
The PvP pirate action MMO Kartuga is about to jump into the water with the first Closed Beta starting on February 27th. It will start out as a small group of dedicated fans then slowly expand. Keys will be given out daily on the Kartuga Facebook page, or you can register on the official site. All three ship classes will be available, and more than 20 of the 40 ship types will be there too.
SWTOR Takes Update 2.0 to Public Test
Update 2.0 is available on the Public Test Server for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Anyone currently playing can transfer a character there and get started right away. This doesn’t include the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion which will have it’s own closed beta. 2.0 brings with it new gear for level 55 characters, a new Operation called Scum and Villainy, new abilities and skill trees, Legacy Achievements, and so much more.
PlanetSide 2 Server Merge Incoming
According to SOE CEO John Smedley a server merge is coming to PlanetSide 2. It was only a short tweet but we know more information will be coming out about in on Monday. This isn’t a sign of the game failing to meet expectations though, Smedley stated that this was due to several light population servers while some are huge. Stay tuned for more information next week.
Fallen Earth Introduces Proc Based Armor
Fallen Earth players have a defence against the massive power of G.O.R.E. weapons. The Stage 3 Coresuit. These aren’t the only changes, Gamma radiation powered mutation skill lines have been made more functional and effective.
DDO Releases Update 17 Patch Notes
Yesterday to celebrate Dungeon and Dragon Online’s 7th birthday Turbine released the patch notes for the upcoming update 17. The patch notes are massive and introduce Augments. What are they? I’m glad you asked. They’re an all new way to customize your armor and equipment. There will be seven colors of augments which will define how they can be placed.
FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Benchmark Released
If you’ve been wondering if your computer would be able to run FFXIV: A Realm Reborn well now you can find out. Just download the small program and run it to see if your computer meets the benchmark. http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/benchmark/