OnRPG Shotgun News 8/30: End of Nations, GW2, Ragnarok, and much more!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Journalist
Drakensang Online Celebrates One Year
Drakensang Online is celebrating its first anniversary by announcing it has surpassed 10 million registered players worldwide. To celebrate Bigpoint is giving every player who subscribes to the newsletter 250 units of Ancient Wisdom. There will also be a series of community oriented competitions which will be held later. Later this year there will be new content releases, and a fourth character class added.
Guild Wars 2 Is Going To China
ArenaNet has signed a deal to take Guild Wars 2 to China. The partnership is with the KongZhong Corportation. This is one of the biggest licensing deals to bring a Western game to China.
End of Nations Third Beta Weekend
Trion Worlds has announced the dates for the third closed beta event for upcoming free to play strategy game End of Nations. It will run from Friday, September 7th to Sunday, September 9th. This beta weekend will see the debut of Elite Companies which are pre-configured armies that can be purchased to serve a specific purpose.
Dragon Saga and Ragnarok Collide
The latest update as part of an ongoing expansion through the year has brought Ragnarok to Dragon Saga. Portals have been created by Ragnarok scientists which allow players to travel between dimensions.
Grepolis Update Brings New Features
InnoGames has released an update which gives new players a new starting experience in the browser version of the game. While mobile users will have new toolbox access to the game’s forums.
Dino Storm Enters Open Beta Phase
Have you ever wanted to ride a dinosaur while dressed like a cowboy and shooting lasers? Well in Dino Storm you can do just that. Splitscreen Games has announced that open beta for its brower based MMO, Dino Storm has begun. Getting started is easy, just head on over to the website and create an account.
Black Prophecy Powering Down Engines
After a year and a half of being online Black Prophecy has announced they will be shutting down. It will remain open until September 26th with events planned for the remaining four weeks. Players will no longer be able to purchase KK$, the in game currency. Players with currency remaining funds will receive vouchers in their inboxes to transfer the currency to one of Gamigo’s other games.
MOGA Announces New Software Partners
PowerA has announced new software partners for MOGA, the mobile gaming system which is said to bring console quality gaming to mobile devices. New software partners include, Virtual GS, Brisk Mobile, and Flex Friday Creations. Gamers will be able to get their hands on the MOGA for the first time ever at PAX this weekend at the PowerA booth.
R.O.H.A.N.: Blood Feud Is Released
YNK Games has announced Blood Feud is live, bringing full integration of the Spanish language to ROHAN. In addition there are two new servers, an increase in the success rates for forging, refining and reinforcement. There is also a new UI, adjustments to the levelling experience and modifications to the exchange market. To celebrate events are being held, to find out more about them head over to the official website.
Ultima Online Producer Lays Out Future Plans
As Ultima Online stands on the brink of celebrating 15 years Producer Bonnie “Mesanna” Armstrong addressed fans in a letter which talks about future hopes and plans for the game. In it she says that Publish 78 is on its way to a server near you. And work has already started on Publish 79. Some of the things they hope to work on in the future include, a pet revamp, armor revise, new wearables, and a battleground shard. To read the entire letter just click here. http://www.uoherald.com/node/685