OnRPG Shotgun News 4/9: SWTOR, Star Citizen, Guns of Icarus, and Much More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Elder Scribe
Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel Launches
Today marks the official launch of the first digital expansion to Star Wars: The Old Republic, Rise of the Hutt Cartel. The long awaited addition of same sex relationships, the new planet Makeb, five new levels, seeker droids and much more.
Guild Wars 2 Adds Leadership Boards
ArenaNet has been talking about leadership boards for GW2 for some time now and now they’ve finally arrived. At the moment you can look at the top 100 players for Pvp, WvW, and Achievement points for both NA and EU servers alike. In the future they would like to expand the functionality, but for now at least you know who you have to beat to get to the top spot. You can check them out now by going to https://leaderboards.guildwars2.com/en.
Star Citizen Shows Off Flexible Men
A new video has been released by Cloud Imperium which shows how Human Male characters move. The minute and a half video goes through various ranges of motion all of which will be repeatable in Star Citizen, approximately. Have a look at the video for yourself.
Blizzard Buys IGN Pro League Assets
The troubled IGN Pro League has had it’s assets and technology snatched up by none other than Blizzard. While the terms of the agreement haven’t been released it is known that the IGN Pro League staff will be heading into either a new Blizzard group in San Francisco or the already existing Blizzard eSports team.
Guns of Icarus Online Adventure Mode Q&A
The Guns of Icarus Online development team have put together a 13 minute long video in which they answer questions put forward by backers of their current Adventure Mode Kickstarter campaign. They don’t take themselves too seriously, but they do answer a lot of important questions.
TataBlitz PvE and PvP Revealed
More information has been revealed about Gogogogo.com’s third person shooter TataBlitz. And this time its all about the two types of combat available, PvE and PvP. In PvE players group up to defeat crime lords inside arenas. While PvP is a bit more complicated. You can pick between Deathmatch or Capture the Flag. In Deathmatch you’re put on one of two teams who go head to head until one team has been completely wiped out. While in Capture the Flag you have to…well capture the flag, 15 times. Flags will spawn randomly in one of three places on the maps and while carrying a flag you are completely reliant on your team to keep you safe.
Crystalline Entity Returns to STO
Data wouldn’t be pleased if he heard that the Crystalline Catastrophe was making a return as part of an all new event in Star Trek Online. From April 11-May 2 players will be able to go up against the Crystalline Entity in the Holodeck as a 10 man encounter. Players will also be able for the first time have access to the new Event Reputation system which will allow players to track their progress through future seasonal events.