OnRPG Shotgun News 9/17: WoW, Funcom, Zynga, and Soul of Guardian!
By Shannon Doyle (Leliah), OnRPG Journalist
Official World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Strategy Guide Revealed
The BradlyGames Official Mists of Pandaria Strategy Guide has been revealed just days before the official release of the World of Warcraft expansion. The strategy guide will be released on September 25th. It is 400 pages long and comes in as one of BradlyGames’ largest strategy guides to date. It will be released in two different versions. The deluxe limited edition will contain an extra 32 pages of pre production artwork and an excerpt from the upcoming novel, World of Warcraft: Tides of War.
Former Funcom CEO Under Investigation
Trond Arne Aas, the former CEO of Funcom is currently under investigation for insider trading. After stepping down as CEO he was removed from Funcom’s primary insider list which allowed him to trade his stock without reporting it publicly on the Oslo stock exchange. His attempt to sell 1.5 million shares was noticed by another stockholder. He is claiming that he had no knowledge of the fact that The Secret World had disappointing sales before he stepped down.
Soul of Guardian Battle Royale Begins
A five day pvp battle royale is coming to Soul of Guardian on September 20th. It begins with the KO round which will eliminate all but the 16 best. After that a round of best of three fights will narrow it down until the champion is the only one left standing.
Zynga Responds to EA Lawsuit with Counterclaim
A little over a month after EA filed a lawsuit against Zynga the social gaming giant is responding in kind. They have asked that several parts of EA’s suit be dropped as well as claim that EA has unlawfully enacted a no-hire agreement which forbids EA employees from going to Zynga. An EA spokesperson called it, “a predictable subterfuge aimed at diverting attention from Zynga’s persistent plagiarism of other artists and studios.”