OnRPG Shotgun News 9/25: WoW, Dust 514, Ultima Online, and Much More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Journalist
Mists of Pandaria Launches
The long awaited day has finally come. World of Warcraft’s latest expansion Mists of Pandaria has gone live. It is available now in most parts of the world with the exception of South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. EU servers have been experiencing crashes for up to three hours and an exploit has lead to a number of rollbacks.
Possible Dust 514 Release Slip
During an interview with FOX Business, CEO Jack Tretton may have accidentally given away Dust 514’s launch. During the interview he stated that the game would be coming out next month. Previously it was only stated that it would be released in 2012.
Ultima Online Celebrates 15th Birthday
Ultima Online is celebrating a milestone few MMOs will ever get to. 15 years of being live. To celebrate a huge party has been organized in Fairfax with a costume contest. Congratulations on reaching 15!
New Game Centered Crowd Funding Site Launches
Gambitious is a new crowd funding site. But unlike others out there this one is specifically dedicated to the video game industry. Developers who want to be featured on the site must first submit a detailed business plan. Games currently up for funding include Super Micro Heroes, Mushroom Men: Truffle Trouble, and Tink. Upcoming projects include the highly anticipated sequel to Stronghold Crusader.
Anarchy Online Offers Huge Bonuses for Subscriptions
For a limited time when you subscribe to Anarchy Online you can get huge bonuses. For first time subscribers, depending on how long you subscribe for you can get anything from Luxury Apartments and Funcom Points all the way up to all the AO expansions. For existing players when you purchase the year long subscription you get over $100 worth of other items. These include; Funcom Points, Armor, and all the expansions. As this is a limited time offer you should act fast.
Cyber Monster Open Beta Launches Tomorrow
NGames has announced that its browser based MMO Cyber Monster will go into open beta tomorrow, September 26th. Since starting closed beta on September 19th there have been more than 30,000 players. Those interested in giving it a try can sign up now on the official website.
Ascension: Arenas of War Closed Beta Launch
Registration is going on now for the Ascension: Arenas of War closed beta. You can sign up by going to the following website: ludorumstudios.com/beta . The first round of beta invitations will be released in the next week.