OnRPG Shotgun News 6/27/12: FireFall, Neverwinter, Planetside 2, and more!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Journalist
Firefall Announces System Requirements
Red 5 Studios has announced the official system requirements for upcoming MMO Firefall. In addition it was announced they have reached 500,000 registered users as they move into stage two of beta testing. The recommended system requirements are as follows:
PROCESSOR (AMD): Quad Core @ 2.8 Ghz (Athlon II X4, Phenom, Phenom II X4)
PROCESSOR (Intel): Quad Core @ 2.4 Ghz (Core 2 Quad, i5, i7)
GPU: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Nvidia Geforce GTS 450
MEMORY: 4 GB
Lifetime subscribers to Star Trek Online and Champions online will find themselves receiving beta access to Neverwinter. The invitations will be handed out throughout the beta testing phase to everyone with lifetime subscriptions. Until this Friday, June 29th Star Trek Online lifetime subscriptions are $100 off. After that Star Trek Online and Champions Online lifetimes will be at the normal price of $299.99.
Games-Masters.com is celebrating the sixth birthday of free to play MMO Cabal Online. To celebrate this occasion Games Masters will be hosting a variety of events in addition to giving away items both in game and out. Prizes include Razer gaming headsets, epic armor and weapons, and special artwork decoration canvasses. This month long event will have monster hunting, lotteries, and gathering events.
PlanetSide 2 Beta Update
In June’s PlanetSide 2 Producer’s Comm Link Executive Producer of PlanetSide 2, Josh Hackney gave an update on how the testing is going on PlanetSide 2. They are currently performing internal closed beta testing. Hackney also said that PlanetSide 1 players would be at the top of the list during each phase of external beta but that by no means restricts newcomers who apply. In addition to the beta announcement July 1st is being declared PlanetSide day. In celebration of this day all current and former subscribers to PlanetSide 1 will be granted 30 days of free PlanetSide 1 game time. SOE will start handing these out today though because there are so many to get through it may take some time before they appear.
Forge of Empires Milestone
Forge of Empires which went into open beta at the end of April announces 1 million players in just 8 weeks. The game is playable in 18 languages and is the most successful in InnoGames’ history. It was recently nominated for Best Browser Game at the European Games Awards. Voting is open to the public until August 13th.
RuneScape Evolution of Combat
The highly anticipated combat beta, Evolution of Combat in RuneScape is officially open. Developers are promising a totally revolutionary change to the game. Features include dual wielding weapons, the introduction of action bars, and the ability to cast buffs on allies. In addition to the initial 50,000 beta testers all RuneScape players who have been member for the last 12 months and have signed up for access will automatically qualify to take part in this beta event. All other members will be able to take part in member only open weekends which start July 7th.
Legend: Legacy of the Dragons
Mail.Ru Games has released the biggest update yet to Legend: Legacy of the Dragons. The update includes a new area called Fog Island which features all new unique creatures. In addition there are new long range weapons and clan wars. Clans of the same race will now be able to battle eachother with clan leaders acting as commanders.