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423140When I was little, one of my favorite cartoon series was Duck Tales just because of the catchy opening theme song (Duck Tales, awoo-hoo!) and lead character Scrooge McDuck diving into a ton of gold coins in his personal vault. “That was the life!”, I thought. Now in my early 30s, I still have no vault of gold coins, but I can still dive into riches virtually in a whole realm. Enter WAKFU‘s latest update: Enurado the Golden Realm.

Being a strategy nut, I got engrossed with Ankama‘s first game DOFUS. I played it like crazy during my stint as an online game playtester (aka content coordinator) when I was still working in Level Up! International. DOFUS ended up being published only in the Brazil arm which made me a bit sad as I really wanted to have the game released locally so I can play with the thriving online games community here in the Philippines.

mapHowever, I am psyched that they have upgraded the game with WAKFU, which also has a cross-media experience of being in all of relevant geek media like comic books, animated series, and video games (both online and console). Best of all, it didn’t lose all that strategic gameplay charm that DOFUS had because it is practically the same universe (called Krosmoz) in the game, only with extra cool features like ecology and citizenship. Now, WAKFU is also being hosted in Asia with a local service specifically meant to cater to us. That is pretty sweet!

So anyway, this update is set in a new map called Enurado which is basically a map made of riches. This is best explored with a party of your friends so round-up your posse now-ish because the update is already live. Below are the newest things to make the update:

  • 1 new dungeon for level 160-170 so keep up with the program and hit the max level pronto
  • 1 new Enutrof monster family, led by Cledus ‘Onist the Key-Keeper
  • 9 main quests to keep you busier
  • 4 environmental quests
  • 9 achievements
  • 53 new items to loot and make you richer

entree_djYou can line your pockets with treasure inside Enurado as the update is now live in the site as I’ve mentioned, but before you go, you might as well grab some riches in this here site! Below are codes that you can enter in your WAKFU game account that will net you:

10 Glossy Runes (used for upgrading items) for just liking and sharing this post! Limited to 100 WAKFU players!

(Note: You can only redeem this code once per game account)

…And a very rare (classed as mythical) item in WAKFU called Virulent Treacherose. Only 10 codes will be given away so aside from liking and sharing, you need to answer a question as well!

Question: What crafting profession in WAKFU can make all sorts of dishes from meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, and fine herbs? Their dishes not only give your taste buds a treat, but they’re also highly sought after as they grant special bonuses that no other items offer.

CLICK HERE AND ENTER YOUR ANSWER AS THE PASSWORD TO WIN!

(Note: You can only redeem this code once per game account)

Within the week, we are also going to raffle off some VERY COOL action figures inspired by WAKFU. The game has amazing art and it is actually one of the most endearing things about it for me so having these action figures will add a lot of pizzazz in your desktop or display cabinet! Just to tease you, we are giving away:

  1. Collectors Edition Remington action figure x 1pc
  2. Wakfu Collection Yugo action figure x 1pc
  3. Wakfu Collection Nox action figure x 1pc

Here are some of the pictures of the action figures! They are pretty awesome, right?

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The patch is live now so you can go to www.wakfu.asia to continue playing or sign up for an account if you haven’t yet. You also need to like the Philippine Facebook page as they are hosting a lot of events in their page for local fans (and their GMs are funny)!

Ready to line your pockets?

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Giveaway time! I know you guys like free stuff and we do like giving stuff, so it’s a win-win sitch right there. The good folks from Garena gave us some Elsword in-game item codes plus awesome real life stuff like t-shirts, baller bands and ID lanyards so read on to know how to get your hands on some.

Elsword is launching its second season TODAY, July 10! Aside from fixing major game issues such as getting rid of horrid hackers and other nasty vidya problems, new character Ara Haan’s highly anticipated release is also being celebrated by game fans as well as more exciting stuff coming up in the next few weeks.

For the uninitiated, Elsword made its way to the Philippines last October 2, 2013. It is a 2.5D MMO game that was awaited by a lot of casual-MMO players for over 5 years since its debut in Korea. The game is developed by well-known developer, KOG’ Games.

Anyway, let’s cut to the chase and check out what’s new in the game. For your easy reading pleasure, here’s a bulleted rundown of what’s happening in Elsword Season 2!

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    Antihack System – I bet this is something all online gamers would want for their game. Garena is strictly implementing the Elsword PH Clean Up Drive which has helped curb hackers and the videogame villains from abusing the system. With the installation of the new anti-hack feature now in effect, gamers can now play without worries.

  • New UI – Elsword has also revamped the game’s UI which is now well-organized and user-friendly. But if you prefer the old UI, there’s also an option to keep using it so don’t fret.
  • New Characters – Aside from the awaited Ara Haan, all your favorite characters will have a big update! Each one will have a third job branch beginning with titular character Elsword (which becomes a Sheath Knight), Aisha (Dimension Witch), Rena (Night Watcher), Raven (Veteran Commander), Eve (Code: Battle Seraph), and Chung (Tactical Trooper).
  • New Dungeons – Teamwork is key in the game’s new dungeons as you need to work effectively with other players to conquer the quests at hand. Secret dungeons also appear when you hit level 50 so don’t slack off! Dungeons reward players with materials that can be used to craft powerful items so it is worth going through them.
  • New Pets and Mount System – Pets, aside from being super cute, are also super helpful during dungeon runs as they can loot stuff for you and also can unleash devastating attacks once their affinity reaches 100%. Mounts are ever present in MMOs as they provide you with mobility, but did you know that they can also attack in Elsword? Pretty awesome.
  • Wedding System – Lots of benefits for couples deciding to get marriedin game! Aside from looking snazzy with the wedding costumes that you get for 30 days, you also get an exclusive skill called Extreme Heavenly Love! You also get a chat tab exclusively for you and your honey’s use too so you don’t bombard the regular chat with the mushy messages.Awww.

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  • PvP – What’s unique in Elsword’s Player vs Player is the introduction of the sparring and arena modes. Feisty adventurers who want to compete against other players can go to the arena and get ranked. Sparring is a game mode where you can practice your skills against other players. The match isn’t recorded but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give your all!
  • Hyperactive Skills – Once you reach level 65, you can get these ultra powerful attacks for your characters! Whirling swords, elementals storms, rain of arrows, large exploding hands, deadly laser beams, destructive missiles, you name it. These skills are the deadliest of the deadly and requires you to be at your best.
  • Ara Haan – New character Ara is the daughter of Warrior family called ‘Han’ in Northern Empire of Fluone Continent. She uses the long range benefits of the spear, but is also dangerous close up.
  • Other stuff to look forward to – Little Hsien as Ara’s first class and Sakra Devanam as second job for Ara, Sander 5th and 6th dungeons, and level cap increase to 70.
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So here’s the exciting stuff! We have in-game item codes to share with you so you can start with a bang in Season 2. Just like and share this post via your Facebook account to claim! Reminder though, you can only claim one code per game account so don’t be greedy and share with your friends!

Here’s what you can get in the game:

  • El Search Party Officer Full set cube (3 days) x 1
  • Mount 3 types random cube (7 days) x 1
  • EXP 15% medal (7 days) x 1
  • Magic Necklace (7 days) x 1
  • Luriel’s complete recovery potion x 10

You can start redeeming them today until August 10, 2014.

 

We’ll also raffle off a set of Elsword t-shirt, baller bands and a lanyard to some lucky winners who will like and share the post so make sure you do (and tell all your friends about this raffle while you’re at it).

See you in Elrios!

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Hey MMO gamers! Through some happenstance and magic, we happened to stumble upon 400 beta keys for the much-anticipated Southeast Asian release of Phantasy Star Online 2. After quickly finding out that online gaming beta keys aren’t accepted as currency or barter for, um… questionable things, we decided to whip up some code sorcery and give ’em out to you, our wonderful readers.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming out at an unspecified date courtesy of Asiasoft, giant corporate entity most recently known for buying out Level Up Philippines. The publisher plans to release the game throughout their SEA area of responsibility, which includes Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. So if you happen to be in that area of the world (if you’re reading this very post, chances are, you are), please enjoy the unique beta key below this post.  Oh yeah, this is for the PC version of the game; yes we are equally upset that Sega won’t get off their FAAAAT ASSES and localize the game’s Vita version.

Fine print and details ahoy!

  • Date: Thursday, 10 till Sunday, 13 April 2014
  • Beta Starting Time: 1500HRS (Philippine time, GMT +8), Daily
  • Beta Closing Time: 2359HRS (Philippine time, GMT +8), Daily
  • Beta Activation Page: http://bit.ly/PmhHJa

Developed by SEGA Corporation, Phantasy Star Online 2 is a Massively Multiplayer Action Online Role Playing Game (MMOARPG) where players get to experience revolutionary combat in an action-driven gameplay, to take a journey into an immersive sci-fi fantasy narrative and to explore mysterious worlds to unravel their secrets.  For more information, check out the game’s official website: http://pso2.playpark.com/en/ and follow the game on Facebook for community updates: https://www.facebook.com/playpso2.ph.

Squenix’ successful PC/PS3 MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be gracing Sony’s next (current) generation console officially on April 14th. If you already played this on the PS3 then you are automatically qualified to play the beta which starts on February 22nd. This gives you time to think if you wanna upgrade to the PS4 version.

Square Enix will also release a collector’s edition of the game which will include content from previous PS3 and PC collector’s editions with a Fat Chocobo Mount and a Wind-Up Moogle Minion.

I’m done with MMO’s myself but I’ll be sure to at least try the beta and ogle at the graphics.

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I suppose MOBAs are the new Pachinko machines in the “let’s take a popular videogame IP and urinate on its fanbase” milieu. Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas—or MOBAs for short—are the hottest new thing to develop especially for developing markets like the SEA region, so it simply makes sense for a company venturing in the MMO space to develop one. You do have to ask though, why King of Fighters of all things? Sure, the series has seen its share of weird spinoffs but I’m not quite sure that there’s ever been a demand to play as Kyo, Iori and the crew in what appears to be a bog-standard DotA clone.

The King of Fighters Online is being developed by Dragonfly, with a closed beta starting September 4th, exclusively for lucky players in Thailand. Check back after the cut for some screens and revel in the weirdness.

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Elsword is a side-scrolling 2-D action platformer developed by KOG, the same developer of Level-Up Games’ established Grand Chase. Elsword has been out for quite some time and it’s not uncommon for fans of Grand Chase, converts to Elsword and the internet in general to make comparisons on which game is better so let’s just spare ourselves the trouble and agree that both games should have some difference outside the obvious (Elsword being a newer game obviously has better graphics) and both games will somehow play differently which will tickle different fancies from Grand Chase veterans and clueless newbies (such as myself) alike or turn them off for that matter.

Elsword will be published in the Philippines by Garena and you can register for CBT keys as early August 22, 2013 on Elsword Philippines’ official site. You will need a Garena account to sign up for CBT and actually participate in CBT so you might want to get that out of the way too if you have plans on trying out Elsword. There is barely any information on Elsword on the official Philippine website but there is an abundance of information on the internet as the game has been released in other countries for years now. From the looks of it aside from a solid 2-D brawler, the game is obviously a cosplayer’s haven with cute characters and outfits to dress up. The local MMO community seems to be really into cosplay so I guess that’s another plus for Elsword.   

There are only three (3) playable characters revealed for CBT but expect that character count to increase.

If Elsword interests you, you might want to remember these websites below:

Official Website: http://elsword.ph/

Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/elswordph

Publisher Website: http://www.garena.ph/

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Here is a video of Everquest Director of Development, David Georgeson, explaining and showing us what SOEmote is all about.

So basically SOEmote is a face-tracking technology that will allow a webcam to track your facial movements and relay that movement to your Everquest character/toon/avatar or whatever. You don’t ever need to press a hotkey or type things like “/sad”, “/laugh”, or “/emowrist”. Everything is done automatically. It also has a voice filter so your voice will sound like whatever race you pick as your avatar. Georgeson explains that this will bring back the “RP” in MMORPG.

It’s still in beta so it’s a little rough around the edges but even in this state it looks pretty awesome. Upcoming next-gen sequel Everquest Next will utilize the technology in its complete form but the current Everquest game (Everquest II) has been updated to have the feature right now.

 

Cool stuff right there.

Here’s another video showcasing the characters and environments in Everquest Next.

 

 

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That wall used to be full of local MMO posters.

Metrowalk, Pasig – June 22, 2013 – Digital Extremes’ Philippine marketing arm of their free-to-play third person shooter Warframe kicked off their Cafe Missions series of live events starting off in the internet cafe formerly known as “Gamefrog”. The activities were your typical free-play for event goers, moved into a solo defense mission tournament and culminated with a raffle draw for Cooler Master gaming peripherals. Just to clarify, there are no plans for a Philippine or South East Asian server for Warframe. Players from the Philippines can access the game via Steam or their official website and then you can join up with the Filipino Warframe community in the official Warframe Philippines Facebook page. At the most, you’ll find local Warframe live events and of course payment gateways through existing pre-paid card dealers and what-not in the near future. It’s really up to the Warframe Philippines team to surprise you and I.

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It looks mighty good for a free game.

Warframe puts you in the role of space ninjas called “Tenno” or something. They battle oppressive galactic warlords to liberate territories in the Earth’s solar system. Along the way, you will pick up cool artifacts, mods, schematics and parts to make all sorts kick-ass things in varying mission objectives and what-not. I haven’t played the game enough for me to describe the game objectively so maybe I’ll write up some impressions about it when I get the chance to explore the game further or you readers can just jump in and try the game out. Admittedly, Warframe looks really good for a free game.

This will come off as odd for a free-to-play shooter, but Warframe does not have a PVP game mode. You can play solo missions or go co-op with friends but you cannot in anyway kill each other. The great thing with a shooter not being focused on PVP is the potential to develop a deeper online PVE shooter experience instead of tacked-on AI-modes from Asian developed online shooters.

The game’s micro-transaction business model will certainly make eyes roll but hey, it’s not PVP game so pay to win has less weight in some ways. The most you will probably be compelled to spend on are item and warframe slots and then credits to continue missions when you suck so bad and keep dying in missions. Weapons and warframes can acquired through grinding for but should you choose to skip the grind, you can always fork over cash for an instant boost.

According to Warframe’s Regional Operations Director (SEA), Ramon Garcia, these cafe mission events will happen at least once a month and will eventually land outside Metro Manila. So you’ll probably want to follow the Warframe PH Facebook page to find out the venue for the next cafe mission for a chance to win cool stuff from their tournaments and raffles.

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For more pictures of the event, you can proceed to the Warframe Philippines Facebook page.

Warframe Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS:Windows XP SP 3 or higher
  • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo e6400 or AMD Athlon x64 4000+
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT or ATI Radeon HD 3600
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

These are the only system requirements posted on Steam but honestly, you will probably need a pretty modern rig to play Warframe in all its glory and have good frame rates.

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Finally, an MMO that’s actually worth looking at: Famitsu announced last night on their live stream that Dragon Quest X—previously only available on the Wii and Wii U—will also be coming to Windows PCs. This will be the first DQ game made available on home computers since the first two DraQue (insert cringe here) games received enhanced ports on Konami’s MSX2, NEC’s PC-9801 and the legendary Sharp X6800. This is fairly significant news and I wonder how it affects licensing and localization to English-speaking territories.

The benchmarking tool is already out and I’m fairly confident that if you have a PC built within the last five years you’ll be able to run this thing. Crafty, non-Japanese speakers can also elect to join the game’s public beta by following a few steps (courtesy of NeoGAF, thank you enterprising nerds doing all the hard work!):

Square Enix Account Creation:

 

Launcher and Game Setup:

Dragon Quest X was released last August and received an enhanced port to the Wii U this March, marking the series first real foray into the online space (DQ9 was supposed to be an online multiplayer in a similar vein, but was changed further into development). The game mixes the series’ standard JRPG gameplay with online, party-based battles.

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Although many Filipinos play in Dragon Nest SEA, details of the new update for Dragon Nest and its date of implementation have been known for quite awhile now. However, just this past Saturday, June 15th when the Dragon Nest Fan Kanshasai 2013 (ドラゴンネストファン感謝祭2013) took place. Basically it’s a “thank you” event;  a fan appreciation day if you will. It was here where details on the new contents are finally unveiled.

The city of Saint Haven will be given a renewal (perhaps a make-over) and a new town will be created called Alendel, the home of the Elves, and it’s a place sprouting with the “Trees of Life”. The world map will be extended to reflect on this, with its area surrounded by a golden canopy of sparkling flora.

The more exciting content comes from the new scimitar-crook wielding job class, the Assassin. The Assassin is a unique class in its own, and is designed to dish out high damage and high evasion. What makes it special compared to other RPG assassins is that the Dragon Nest variety has a special “cooldown charging skill”. Normally for any class, you obviously can’t activate a skill when it’s in cooldown. For them however, you can execute the same skill three times at once.

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The Assassin has a progression job, the Chaser, which then spread out to be the Raven or Ripper. However there is still an unknown job, called the “Illusion”, which is considered as the Assassin’s opposite side. More details will be announced soon.

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Dragon Nest JP’s timeline is already laid out. On July, the level cap will be broken to 70, with its transcending level 80 and new skills coming next year. August and October will have new nests A and B implemented respectively (along with LV70 epic gear and their Dragon Ball-upgradable versions), with a new character (possibly the Illusion class) on September. By November, a new dungeon will be released, and on December, a “new Dragon Nest”.

There are no details yet on when these will be implemented on other servers, but Dragon Nest fans will have all of the second half of the year to get pumped for. When the updates come rolling in, we’ll let you know!

Source: Famitsu

 

 

 

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Squenix released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn — the upcoming FFXIV MMORPG reboot for the PC and the PlayStation 3.

Showcased in the trailer are attack and skill animations for the jobs (classes) available to players. Jobs featured are the Paladin, Warrior, Monk, White Mage, Bard, Dragoon, and the awesome Black Mage because Vivi forever!

It is also worth mentioning that the video was captured from the PC version running on a very high-end rig. So don’t expect your game to look as smooth and polished if you’re gonna pick up the console version unless they announce a PS4 release!

Anyone want to start a petition? No one? Alrighty then!

 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has a release date of August 27, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and PC.

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If anyone still cares, Final Fantasy 14 (which has been originally made for the PC) is revamped for release for the PlayStation 3. This MMO had a rocky launch during its beta test period which prompted Square Enix to temporarily put a stop to because “it was not ready yet”.

The PlayStation 3 version, Final Fantasy 14 : A Realm Reborn‘s release date is slated on August 27, 2013 with a $39.99 price tag. There will be preorder bonuses for people who will take the leap of faith such as early access to the game, in-game Mog cap for your avatar, and a Cait Sith minion.  There will also be a Collector’s Edition release that has a box with famed Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano art, hardbound artbook, a Blu-ray disc that features cinematic events that describes the world before the game’s actual timeline, original soundtrack disc, art cards, security token (like a login authenticator),  and four in-game items (Helm of Light, baby Bahamut minion, Coeurl mount, and Behemoth barding).  This goes for $79.99, which is actually not bad.

Interesting content for the Collector’s Edition, so I might give it a whirl. Only thing that’s totally stopping me is the $12.99 monthly subscription fees, but we’ll see.

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While World of Warcraft reigns as the dominating MMO, its developer Blizzard began creating its new successor, code named “Project Titan”. Development began as early as 2012, and the game is not expected to be released until 2014. Details have been very slim as the company has been a little tight-lipped, or simply busy due to the emergence of Diablo 3.

Well today we caught wind of certain leaked info that we’re hoping is reliably valid, but the details were juicy nevertheless. Perhaps Project Titan will be talked about at Blizzcon 2013, or not. For now, let me condense only the important information so you won’t have to put up with the massive tl;dr that we did:

  • Like World of Warcraft, Project Titan will be an MMORPG.
  • Project Titan’s story will use actual Earth history (such as Vikings, Greeks and Romans) with fictional elements
  • Time traveling will be its main concept and theme
  • It’s gonna be in 3rd person perspective with some 1st person view during events/cut scenes
  • Tab targetting (OH GOD YES)
  • It’s “designed with eSports in mind
  • There are clan houses
  • IT WILL HAVE AN AUCTION HOUSE. No details if it’s a REAL MONEY AUCTION HOUSE (RMAH), but I hope not.

There you have it. By the descriptions alone, it sounds promising and could actually be a very good game. Yes, Jay Wilson, the Game Director who is credited to have fucked up Diablo 3 is also working on this title. Now let’s not judge this game based on that, need to cut him some slack. I know a lot are butthurt over Diablo 3, especially after waiting for a decade, but let bygones be and move on. Maybe he’ll get this right.

We’ll fill you in as soon as new info becomes available. For now, our eyes and ears are open.

 

 

 

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Minh “Gooseman” Le, creator of the ever popular first person shooter game Counterstrike (which put loads of local internet cafes in business back in the days) is doing an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on online community site Reddit.  He and his team (FIX Korea) has also recently launched a new shooter title called Tactical Intervention.  The AMA will go live on May 2 12:00 PM PDT (or May 3, 3 AM in the Philippines, lol).

Gooseman has left Valve a few years ago to pursue working on this highly-anticipated FPS game.  He was able to put in all new features in Tactical Intervention that he has always wanted to implement in an FPS title. The game focuses on “team-based tactics and hardcore, fast-paced gameplay at the forefront of the battle”.  Sounds like CS fans will cream their pants on this one!

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Tactical Intervention is published by OGPlanet, a North American online games publisher which also operates SD Gundam Capsule Fighter, La Tale, Rumble Fighter and more.  You can try out the game here.

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Fan of the decade old MMORPG, Ragnarok Online? You might be glad to know that the North American servers will be opening its commercial service on May 1 (PDT) — so around May 2 over in the Philippines.  After its beta a few weeks back,  Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second will be available for download in Warp Portal (Gravity’s global service platform) and in Steam for its commercial release.  I guess it’s not IP restricted if it’s up for download in Steam, so local players can enjoy the game.  Well, at least I will try to get in and let you guys know about it.

Asiasoft has opened its South East Asian beta a few months ago but Philippine IPs have been restricted access.  Nothing has been announced for a local Philippine service.

 

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If you have played an online game or operated several like myself, you would have encountered players making total asses of themselves either by harassing fellow players or the game operators with profanity and other obscene words and possibly even gestures should a game allow for it. The likely response should a game publisher be serious about maintaining a healthy community is to ban the sucker and keep them out. Riot, however, is taking a completely different approach to this by trying to “rehabilitate” players in order to keep existing players in and drive in new traffic by maintaining a good community.

The setup actually allows for the community to interact with dealing “justice” to players who show a high level of undesirable behavior and have underwent a few experiments with regards to the community aspect in this rehabilitation process. In one case, they even claimed that they were able to double their number of players after implementing one system called the “Justice Review”.

In the Philippines there is no room for such social experiments yet as we have yet to run into a company raking in enough money to support an exploratory project nor is it likely that there would be a Neuroscience  degree holder within arm’s reach like Jeffrey Lin, currently working with Riot as Lead Designer of Social Systems. While League of Legends is published locally by Garena Philippines, there doesn’t seem to be any indication that this system is being used by the Philippine version, not that it surprises me.

Source: GamesIndustry.biz

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EVE is an online game published by CCP in a sci-fi setting putting emphasis on spacecraft, travel and everything that goes in-between (Pirates, evil corporations, bounty hunters, smugglers, etc.). The game has found itself a very mature and steady niche with it’s strong player driven community features and “hardcore” game mechanics such as perma-death (unless you clone your character) and the ability for players to steal from other players (after you blow their ship up). I’ve known a few EVE Online players and the stories they told me about the game are seriously amazing which is why I am not surprised that a TV show is actually in the works. What’s it based on? Events that actually happened to players inside the game.

The TV series is going to be directed by Baltasa Kormakur better known for directing Contraband and The Deep in 2012. This is what he had to say about being involved in this project:

“The EVE universe is full of astounding stories of epic battles, daring heists, and gripping political intrigue, all of which will make for an amazing television series.” and “The opportunity to interact with the fans of the EVE Universe directly opens up all sorts of exciting possibilities.”

I have never tried to play EVE Online because the game seriously makes you live a second life from finding yourself a job or a craft to submitting your resume to leaders of corporations (guilds) and getting background checked IRL and in-game to assure guilds that you are not a spy working for other corporations and what-not. But hey, all that drama and shit is going to pay off soon with a TV series and even a comic book from Dark Horse.

Source: GamesIndustry.biz

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If you are still interested in online games, then maybe you’ll want to know that Ragnarok Online 2 will now be in Open Beta in North America this week.  Test will start from April 18 (noontime) until April 22 (Monday), of course in US time.

The beta will help Warp Portal (Gravity’s US publishing arm) check traffic and server load as well as find some bugs in the game.  I don’t know if Philippines will be firewalled in the test (like from the SEA OBT a few months back), but you can check their website and try to download the game client if you want to.  Good luck on the lag though.

 

 

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Tencent Games (chinese MMO publisher) and Capcom released the official trailer for Monster Hunter Online.

The game is only announced for PC only as of this time and no news of it being released in other regions except China. Visuals are beautiful as expected of a game using CryEngine 3.

Hoping for a PS4 release!

Yeah, right.

Hit the source for the official website (if you can read chinese and/or you can find the button to stop the stupid looped music).

Kut-Ku is back for the chinese to murder.

Source: http://mho.qq.com