OnRPG Shotgun News 2/22: The Secret World, Defiance, FFXIV Reborn, and Much More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Elder Scribe
Last Train to Cairo Announced
No, you haven’t found your way to a travel blog. Today Funcom announced Issue #6, The Last Train to Cairo for The Secret World. In early March players will be able to fight on top of moving trains, travel back in time to Ancient Egypt, and be an Archaeologist Hollywood style. I’m talking about the new Whip Auxiliary weapon. And maybe even a fedora? On top of everything I mentioned a new veteran reward system is being introduced. For every month you’re a member you receive points which can buy awesome new rewards. And not to forget the PVPers there is a new ranking system being introduced as well.
The Carnival Comes to Telara
The two year anniversary of Rift is quickly coming our way, and it’s going to be bigger and better than last year. The Carnival of Ascended makes a return with two new games. A new PvP Wheel of Fate will randomly assign combatants to go up against each other. And PVP Planar Attunement gets Tier 2 while normal Planar Attunement goes to Tier 3. From March 21 to 25 anyone with a Rift account will be able to play for free. And subscribers will get 20% bonuses from March 21-April 4th.
Intel Report Incoming
An intelligence report has come in on the cuddly, and appropriately named Hell Bugs from Defiance. Ok, so they’re only cuddly as stuffed animals, in the Defiance universe they’re giant deadly bugs with a tough exoskeleton. A can of Raid won’t be enough to take these things out. Have a look at the report for yourself so you know what you’ll be up against in the post Apocalyptic world.
Onigiri Gets New English Website
Japanese MMORPG Onigiri now has an English language teaser site. On it you can find information about upcoming alphas, betas, screenshots, and more about the game in general. Cyberstep expects to launch Onigiri translated into English sometime this year. http://onigiri.cyberstep.com
Exploration and Gamepads in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn
Two new videos have been released by Square Enix for the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. One is a 4 and a half minutes long exploration. While the other is a nearly 14 minute discussion from a developer talking about how to play using a controller. You can watch both of them below.
EVE Community Vote Coming Soon
The election for the 8th Council of Stellar Management (CSM) is coming soon. Starting on March 12th the election process is on to find the next community representatives. There are new rules this year for the voting process so if you’re interested be sure to check out the dev blog talking about all the new changes.
11 Bit Studios Videolog on Secret Project
Want to find out more about 11 Bit Studio’s Secret Project? This video isn’t the one for you. Interested in why the Secret Project is still secret? Then you should check this out. They handed the camera over to their PR man to explain the campaign going on and address some problems people have had with it.
Dark Age of Camelot Patch 1.114a Patch Arrives
Epic Armor got an update, guild merit bonuses have been improved, and that’s just the start. Patch 1.114a has a little bit of everything. But if it leaves you wanting more you can always check out the Dev Q&A which talks about everything from server stability to the possibility of DAoC on the PS4.
Dragon’s Prophet Video All About Partners
A new Dragon’s Prophet video is all about that special partnership with your dragon. You can fly, you can fight, swim, and have epic music play when they’re near. Ok, maybe not that last one but the music in the video is awesome. Have a look for yourself below.
SOE’s G.I.R.L. Scholarship Open
Applications are now being accepted for $10,000 towards their education and a 10 week paid internship with SOE. Any woman over the age of 18 living in the United States is eligible if they’re currently studying an undergraduate level degree that has to do with video games and has a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Submissions are being accepted until March 29th.