Monthly Archives: December 2007

Christmas Surprise from Zu Online

Christmas is a very holy festival, for it is a symbol of peace and love. In order to celebrate the most important day of the entire year, Zu Online (http://zu.igg.com/) team will be holding some events as follows:

1. Free points
100 Zu points has been charged in each account registered before 7:00am EST Dec. 24th for free.

2. Santa’s gifts
A GM dressed as a Santa Claus will drop some gifts in Truth Palace of Holy City every 4 hours from 8:00am EST Dec. 24th to 8:00am EST Dec. 25th.

3. Surprising discount
If players buy 100 points from 8:00am EST Dec. 24th to 8:00am EST Jan. 10th, they can obtain 20 points extra for free.

For more info about these activities visit here: http://zu.igg.com/news/newscon.php?aid=293

The official Zu Online site: http://zu.igg.com/

Voyage Century: Holiday Events

With Christmas fast approaching and the 1st anniversary of Voyage Century coming soon, Voyage Century (http://vc.igg.com) will be holding a series of activities to celebrate these two important events.

Voyage Century 1st Anniversary
All of the valued players will receive a special gift to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Voyage Century Online. And as an added bonus; the shopping mall is also offering a special discount on all of its merchandise.
Gift claim website: http://vc.igg.com/active/anniversary/index.php

Christmas Party
Voyage Century Online has decided to hold a party to celebrate this coming Christmas.
Party Time: from 11 pm to 12pm on the 24th Dec. 2007
Place: the outskirts of Seville
Contents: During game playing, GM will invite all of the Bosses to celebrate. There are many items that may be dropped by the Monsters whilst the players are playing. Even lower-level players may find it possible to get a hold of some good items.

To get more details, please check at: http://vc.igg.com/content.php?news_id=761

Phase 3 Skill Manual Exchange
Activity time: One round every other week
Time for the first round: from the 17th Dec 2007 to the 23rd Dec 2007
Time for the second round: from the 24th Dec 2007 to the 31st Dec 2007
Place: In front of Seville Sea
Contents: Players who have the items required by the GM can exchange them for Phase 3 Skills Manual
How to Register: Input characters’ names and corresponding server names in the space at the bottom of the Event Zone in the forum. If players meet the requirements then they can request to make an exchange for certain items, if they are available.

For more information about these activities click http://vc.igg.com/content.php?news_id=758

Zu Online Item Mall is Open

Zu Online (http://zu.igg.com/), the new 3D MMORPG game from IGG has already successfully started its Open Beta Test.
In order to celebrate the upcoming festivities, Zu Online open its Item Mall just before this coming Christmas. In the Mall players will find exclusive Christmas sets, classical clothes and many other enchanting items.Players can also enjoy unlimited shopping.

For more info visit the official Zu Online site: http://zu.igg.com/news/newscon.php?aid=284

Zu Online: New Server Launched

Zu Online (http://zu.igg.com/) is pleased to announce the opening of a new server to celebrate the coming Christmas and the New Year. The new world, Desert City, is set to open at 04:00am on 24th Dec. 2007. To celebrate its launch, the Zu online team has decided to reward all of the participating players with a the level-up activity which will take place from 04:00am on the 24th Dec. 2007 until 02:00am on the 14th Jan. 2008.
For more information visit the official Zu online website at:

http://zu.igg.com/news/newscon.php?aid=288

Huxley Evolved Q&A with “KJ” Kang

Questions by Brian Perry Jr.
Answers by “KJ” Kang, Producer of Huxley

Onrpg: What Aspects of Huxley Make This the first Real MMOFPS?
There might be a misconception that Huxley is a simple combination of MMORPG and FPS games. However, we did not start this project simply to see what would happen if we mixed the two genres. The persistent world features of Huxley are byproducts of our effort to create a new breed of FPS game for today’s online gaming environment. While the end result may appear similar, our approach will certainly make Huxley more innovative and exciting game to play than many other FPS and MMO games available today.

Huxley is a big, complete game, with small- to large-scale FPS battles, single-player missions, quests with lots of tasks to complete, and many of the features expected in today’s MMO market. But with Huxley’s combat being based on twitch-action FPS play, that is where a lot of the development focus has been. It’s crucial for us to ensure the gameplay is unique to Huxley, yet still fun and accessible to FPS players in general.

Onrpg: How In-depth is the customization in Huxley? Can you give us some examples?
You can really make your character unique in Huxley. You can choose gender (male or female), species (Spapien or Alternative) and even subspecies (each species has two subspecies). For appearance, every part of a player character’s face can be customized to look the way you want it to. You can even alter the shape of nose, including height, length, etc. You can express thousands of personality by customizing your character’s face. In addition, there are several armor combinations that you can use for.

Onrpg: Will there be in-game voice chat for Huxley? How will the VOIP work in Huxley, and why would we want to choose your system over teamspeak or ventrilo?
We will support VOIP cross-platform for both the PC and Xbox 360 versions. Voice communications will be free and open for squad members, but only squad leaders will be able to communicate with other squad leaders while in battle. In other words, the squad leader becomes the communication hub.

Onrpg: What are the pros and cons of PvP vs. PvE?
In first-person shooter games, PvE and PvP are quite different. In our PvE, cooperation is important and provides a different kind of suspense from PvP’s competitive play. The combination of these two game play styles makes Huxley much more complete and exciting, and players will have to participate in each to completely unlock the game’s story, develop their characters and get a fulfilling game play experience.

Onrpg: Can you elaborate more on how cross-platform will work in Huxley?
Huxley is a cross-platform game and can be played on both PC and Xbox 360 versions. The cross-platform gaming will have shared content, but gaming from the console will come from a completely different standpoint that goes beyond merely connecting to the other platform (simple interactivity, interaction, etc.). The Huxley world will be experienced through different aspects, stories and quests on both platforms.

The two versions will focus on different aspects of the back-story. The PC version is about finding out what happened to Dr. Huxley, who’s recently disappeared. The 360 version is about a terrorist group called the Hybrid Liberation Organization, and it takes place 50 years after the events of the PC version.

All of the traditional FPS controls will be there for Huxley – we are making a game where the primary means of combat is twitch-FPS, so we are not reinventing the wheel here. The keyboard and mouse, as controllers, are optimized for FPS, and the control pad of the Xbox 360 is no match for the strengths of WASD and mouse. So we are designing content and game play to maximize depth and fun for players on both platforms, according to the unique characteristics of each machine, rather than tone down the strengths of the game on each platform or forcing compensation.

Onrpg: Will Huxley have regular content updates after it launches? What kind of updates can we expect?
Of course! One of the great things about MMO games that you don’t find in typical single-player games is that we can offer content updates after commercial launch. Expect to see regular content updates from Webzen, which will include new maps, missions, weapons, armor, monsters, and extensions of the game’s story line.

Onrpg: There has been a lull in news of Huxley U.S. When can U.S. players look forward to a beta before Huxley is released?
Huxley started beta testing in Korea in September, and we will have the second stage of testing in December. As the game is being developed in Korea, it is best for us to test for bugs, core systems and initial game play from local players. However, we are in the process of some small group testing in the U.S., and so far the response from North American players has been great. We plan to launch Huxley in North America next year (2008), and will make more announcements about closed and open beta testing and launch plans for the U.S. in the near future.

Double Exp Event for Dec. 21st Elf Online Open Beta

Double Exp Event for Dec. 21st Elf Online Open Beta
It had been two days since Elf Online close beta ended, and players had spent two days expecting the open beta of Elf Online to come at 08:00 pm Est(Gmt-5) Dec. 21st.

We have learnt from feedbacks of players their keen and enthusiasm on this game. To express our gratitude to our dear players, Elf Online team decided to held a 3 days of double pet and character Exp event. In the following days, players will also enjoy this favorable policy in each weekend.

Open beta is live now, see you in game. Thank you for your support to Elf Online.

For more details on Elf Online, please visit official site: http://elf.happymmo.com/game/
Official forum: http://forum.happymmo.com/

Tales of Pirates: Christmas Village Open

We have excellent news for all of our TOP players;
As a way to celebrate the upcoming festivities we here at TOP (http://top.igg.com/) opened the Christmas Village in the game on the 19th of December. In this magical place players can take part in many wonderful activities such as Snowball Fights. And of course all of our treasured players are invited to the Christmas Meal where everyone can get together for fun, food and frolics. And maybe even big rewards?!

Christmas In-Game Activities

Activities Duration: Dec.19- Dec.31
Location: Christmas Village

Activity I: Delicious Christmas Meal – An easy way to level up
During this activity, players can obtain Turkey Meat from turkeys, and then can cook the meat to make a Delicious Christmas Meal. They will find that their experience levels are greatly increased after eating the mouthwatering feast

Activity II: Turkey Hunting & Reindeer Seeking – Get your Christmas gifts
Players should go to find all of the turkeys, which have stolen gifts from Santa (our Nov Activity), and also some naughty reindeer that have nicked Santa’s gift boxes as well. The turkeys and Reindeer will give players a big surprise when captured!

Activity III: Christmas Gifts – Big surprises
Players can obtain a Christmas Box and a Christmas Stocking by hunting the turkeys and Reindeer, the box will offer players the chance to obtain special Christmas gifts. Players can also obtain Christmas gifts with a Christmas Stocking.

Activity IV: Christmas Wishing Tree – Spread your wishes
There is a beautiful Christmas tree in the center of the Christmas village, and players can take their Christmas Cards (Turkeys drop) there so that they can make their Christmas wishes in front of the tree. The system will spread the players’ wishes throughout the current server when they click on the Christmas tree.

Activity V: Almighty Gem Exchange – Gain great power
Players can obtain a “Special Quest Card” in the Item Mall, and then find Santa Claus to exchange the card for an Almighty Gem.
Almighty Gem: permanently improves players’ stats (Each player can only exchange one time only for the Almighty Gem)

Christmas Forum Activity
A letter to Santa in TOP – A chance to win BD Torso
Santa in TOP has prepared so many wonderful presents for all of the Good Pirates. Players should send letters with their character photos or personal photos to Santa in the forum, and they will receive their presents. Naughty Pirates who don’t post in the forum will receive nothing. As an added bonus you will have a chance to win the Black Dragon Torso. For more information click here: http://top.igg.com/atc/blackdragon/4.html

Christmas Item Mall Sales Promotion
During this activity, some new items will be sold, and some existing items will be sold at a bargain prices in the Item Mall, for instance, Christmas Hats, Christmas sets and various Summoning Scrolls. Visit the TOP official website for more information.

Visit the TOP official website for more information: http://top.igg.com/atc/christmas/

Voyage Century: Holiday Events

With Christmas fast approaching and the 1st anniversary of Voyage Century coming soon, Voyage Century (http://vc.igg.com) will be holding a series of activities to celebrate these two important events.

Voyage Century 1st Anniversary
All of the valued players will receive a special gift to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Voyage Century Online. And as an added bonus; the shopping mall is also offering a special discount on all of its merchandise.
Gift claim website: http://vc.igg.com/active/anniversary/index.php

Christmas Party
Voyage Century Online has decided to hold a party to celebrate this coming Christmas.
Party Time: from 11 pm to 12pm on the 24th Dec. 2007
Place: the outskirts of Seville
Contents: During game playing, GM will invite all of the Bosses to celebrate. There are many items that may be dropped by the Monsters whilst the players are playing. Even lower-level players may find it possible to get a hold of some good items.

To get more details, please check at: http://vc.igg.com/content.php?news_id=761

Phase 3 Skill Manual Exchange
Activity time: One round every other week
Time for the first round: from the 17th Dec 2007 to the 23rd Dec 2007
Time for the second round: from the 24th Dec 2007 to the 31st Dec 2007
Place: In front of Seville Sea
Contents: Players who have the items required by the GM can exchange them for Phase 3 Skills Manual
How to Register: Input characters’ names and corresponding server names in the space at the bottom of the Event Zone in the forum. If players meet the requirements then they can request to make an exchange for certain items, if they are available.

For more information about these activities click http://vc.igg.com/content.php?news_id=758

Elf Online Leveling Competition

Elf Online Leveling Competition
To celebrate the upcoming Elf Online Open beta. Happymmo will held a leveling competition.
Players are expected to jump into the game and experience the fun and excitement that Elf Online brings. Want to see who has the best pet and who is most skillful in battle, just be tested by leveling up competition

The event will lasts for 2 week from Est 8:00 PM Dec 21st 07 (the open beta time for Elf Online) to Jan 7th 08.

On Jan 7th 08. Elf Online team will announce the winner of the leveling competion.The top ten players with the hightest level character and the hightest pet trainning level will be rewarded.

Character Level
1st Place: 10 Lucky Box, 10,000 item mall points
2nd Place-4th Place: (for each one) 5 Lucky Box, 3,000 item mall points
5th Place-10th Place: (for each one) 3 Lucky Box, 1,000 item mall points

Pet Trainning Level
1st Place: 10 Lucky Box, 10,000 item mall points
2nd Place-4th Place: (for each one) 5 Lucky Box, 3,000 item mall points
5th Place-10th Place: (for each one) 3 Lucky Box, 1,000 item mall points

We will also pick ten lucky players form 11th to 100th players.
Lucky Prize: (for each one) 1 Lucky Box, 500 item mall points

For more details about leveling competition please visit our official site http://elf.happymmo.com
Official forum http://forum.happymmo.com
Do not hesitate, leveling with Elf Online now.