OnRPG Shotgun News 4/12: Defiance, Neverwinter, FFXIV, and Much More!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Elder Scribe
Patches and Presents for Defiance Players
Defiance players are in for a bit of a treat. As a thank you for putting up with a rather rough start, Trion has put together a little gift pack. It comes with the exclusive “Daredevil” title, and a week worth of boosts. In addition they’ve released the first major bug defeating patch with massive patch notes. Some highlights include, area voice chat being off by default, Hellbug skitterlings are more aggressive, and removing the orange glow that would sometimes appear over loot weapons.
Neverwinter’s Last Closed Beta Event and the Great Weapon Fighter
This weekend marks the last closed beta event which is being specially held just for those who purchased the founder’s pack. It is also a chance to try out the Great Weapon Fighter. And as with every class release there is a montage video. Check it out for yourself below.
Winnti Hacking Groups Targeting MMOs
According to a report from Kaspersky Lab, a Chinese hacking group has been targeting online game companies for years, stealing source code and digital certificates for software using the Winnti Trojan. It has infected over 30 companies around the world, many of them based in Southeast Asia. The group is still actively doing this now, but the report was released in the hopes that companies would take security more seriously.
FFXIV Reveals Magitek Armor
A new video has been released from Square-Enix which shows off the new Magitek Armor coming to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Even if you don’t plan on playing watch the video for a bit of Final Fantasy nostalgia.
Rhode Island Considers Default on 38 Studios Debt
Just when you thought you wouldn’t hear about 38 Studios again they’re back in the news. This time lawmakers in Rhode Island are considering defaulting on the debt from the 38 Studios disaster. The Economic Development Corp however opposes the measure saying it could make it harder to finance future projects and hurt the state’s bond rating.