Monthly Archives: February 2012

Gameforge’s free-to-play AION is now in closed beta in Europe and today, the new publisher released a trailer to warm you up for the upcoming launch. You can find in the trailer the contents every one can enjoy in the F2P AION.

AION F2P Feature Trailer

Except for what you can see in the trailer, Gameforge teases some changes and new contents for AION(EU) such as new instances, a better rewards system, and more opportunities for leveling up through quests. There are over 3,900 quests as well as mentor system to let new players to grow up faster and easier. You can play version 2.7 at launch and have the opportunity to enter Crucible Coliseum arena while you can get your hands on new upgradeable weapons and armors. Padmarashka’s Cave for up to 48 players serves as the end-game raid in this version.

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Gameforge is not only working on moving AION to free-to-play model but also preparing for the release of 3.0 update which introduces in Housing System, mounts, weather effects and so on. You can check out AION F2P website for more details.

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Suzhou, China – February 21, 2012– It’s oftentimes hard to figure out what makes an MMORTS game appealing to gamers. What will keep players coming? What goes behind the scenes? Starting this week, Barbily Games will be doing something new. Besides the new expansion that is planned for launch next week for Star Supremacy, Barbily Games is planning to do a daily event starting this week and ongoing that will bring users closer to not only the game, but also to the staff. Those who have facebook and twitter accounts and are following and liking Star Supremacy will be treated to something special. Every day, Barbily Games will be posting up a status message on its Star Supremacy facebook and twitter accounts. The status message could be about anything. Topics range from life in general, the game, the company, and current events. Basically, anything that users can relate to. Users have the entire day to post a reply to the status message. At the end of the day, Barbily Games will post up their own reply to the status message as well as post up replies to any questions users have posted. Every now and then, the staff will check in during the day and post a reply if users start asking lots of questions.

So if we were to ask “What would you rather do: Eat a cherry pie with a bottle of Dr. Pepper while warring an alliance in game or eat a lemon meringue pie with a bottle of Sprite while raiding a GM colony?” Tough one huh? Personally, I love both pies as well as both drinks.

What is the objective of this daily event? Thomas Watson, PR Manager for Barbily, explains that “It’s our way of improving our communication and relationship with the players. Star Supremacy is a leading RTS game. We want to give users something to do while they play the game. What better way than to go on facebook and twitter and see what our users are up to. It’s a fun experience and guess what, it’s a daily event!” Players can respond to the status comments that Barbily posts up as well as ask their own questions about any topic they want. Lets get the questions and answers going!

Suzhou, China – February 13, 2012 – Barbily Games wishes everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day! The developers are busy working hard on updates and fixing bugs in the game. However, we still want to share our love with you guys! We have posted a status comment on our facebook page and wishes everyone to share it to their friends and loved ones. From now until February 19, users who go on Star Supremacy’s facebook page and like, share, and comments on the status will win 3 random special prizes. The status message will say “Happy Valentine’s Day from Star Supremacy!”. Share the Valentine’s Day message to all your friends. In order to win the prizes, users must post their in-game username into their comment under the status message on Star Supremacy’s facebook page.

The prizes are as follows. 3 out of 5 will be randomly selected for each user who participates in the event. 3 of each item will be given out. For instance, if a user is given an assemble system, minor energy potion, and a medium resource card, 3 of each item will be given making it 9 items overall to be given to the user.

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Medium resource card

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Reminder: When the Likes on Star Supremacy Facebook page reaches 500, 1000, everyone of Star Supremacy will receive gifts. What is more, when the page reaches 30,000 likes, 3 randomly selected players will win a gaming headset—Ear Force X11 Amplified Stereo Headset with Chat!

More events are still to come. If you think you have an idea for an event in the game or community, give Barbily your thoughtshere. For those who have a facebook, Star Supremacy now has a facebook game application that you can play athttp://apps.facebook.com/ssupremacy

For players who are new to the game and want a novice gift pack, there are still codes left to give out. Check out the giveaway page here for sites giving out any available codes.

For more information, please visit our official website at http://www.ssupremacy.com
or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/Star_Supremacy and Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/StarSupremacy.

It takes a good company to create a game that players online can try out and play. It takes even even greater company who is willing to dedicated and commit themselves to a passion that binds them together to manage an MMO that will last for years and years. Reality Squared Games, developer and publisher of Crystal Saga, has managed to open up 32 servers in their leading browser-based MMORPG since launching into open beta last September 2011. That’s quite an impressive achievement considering how other browser-based MMORPGs are doing in the market. Crystal Saga is already following in the footsteps of the world’s #1 leading browser-based MMORPG, RuneScape, developed and published by Jagex. The difference? Runescape has been out since 2001 and has double the servers Crystal Saga has as well as more in-game features. However, going from 1 server to 32 servers in less than 6 months puts Crystal Saga on a good path to follow Runescape’s accomplishments.

There are many browser-based MMOs out there. Crystal Saga was and still is a leading and, if not, one of the best ranking RPG MMOs in the browser-based category. With 2 million registered users and an active userbase that is growing on weekly basis, Reality Squared beings out a game that answers a common question asked by most gamers: “what MMORPG can I play that has an active community?” Reality Squared Games focuses on promoting various in-game and forum activities as well as fixing bugs and doing content updates on a weekly basis. Many users would ask the following question: “why would I want to play a browser MMO when I can play a client that has better graphics?” This has been a question most game publishers and developers have been trying to answer in the past decade. A lot of times, the common answer is that browser games are constantly pushing the boundaries and breaking the limits on what browser games can do in comparison to client games. Browser MMOs have the advantage of less lag and taking up less computer resources. For those who don’t have a decent computer, they can play browser MMOs. It’s also easier for those who have to-notch gaming computers because you don’t have to alt+tab to go from the game to your regular window programs.

Modern technology has allowed programmers to develop, implement, and manage better ways to create games that will serve gamers more efficiently. While client-based games still serve as a favorite option for most gamers, browser-based gaming is paving its way to the top. Some Browser MMOs have even made it so that you can barely tell the difference between a client MMO and a browser MMO by adding a full screen option, which will allow gamers to play a game in full screen, a feature that makes most client MMOs stand out. Many browser-based games are being put into the gaming market including Monster MMORPG (very similar to Pokemon), Spiral Knights, and Pirate Galaxy. However, when it comes to straightforward, all out RPG, Crystal Saga leads the way in focusing on graphics and gameplay that pulls 3D gaming into a browser.

Crystal Saga focuses on anime-based graphics while trying to implement modernized 3D visual design and gameplay into the game. Players, nowadays, are familiar with MMO games that use anime-based visual designs so Crystal Saga focuses on what players are most familiar with. How does an MMO like Crystal Saga stand out? It’s easy. Weekly updates, which involves bug fixes, activities, and continuous additional content, as well as buzz on their social media sites. Reality Squared Games strongly enforces against spammers and bots and has recently implemented an anti-spammer system into Crystal Saga. You will never find spammers or bots in the game. For those who find a spammer or bot are encouraged to send a report to Reality Squared games either directly or on the forums. One of Crystal Saga’s greatest features is an auto-attack bot card. Most gamers would accuse this feature as being a bot. Technically, it is a bot, however, it does not abide by what most illegal bots do. The auto-attack bot is a bot card, which can be purchased for a very low price in the in-game cash shop, that will allow a player to go away from their keyboard and their character will auto attack any monsters that are nearby without the user having to pay attention to the game. This has its own risks. If the user is not watching the game closely, their character in the game might die. However, it’s still a feature in the game that is used by many players.

Crystal Saga continues to succeed as a browser-based MMORPG and as time flies by, it can be guaranteed that more is still to come as Crystal Saga paves its way to success in the years to come. You can try Crystal Saga at their official website,http://cs.r2games.com.

February 9, 2012 – Reality Squared Games — Reality Squared Games has launched a new Tweet Your Way To Prizes event. Twitter users can get the chance to win prizes by following Crystal Saga on twitter. All you have to do is register a twitter account and follow the Crystal Saga twitter page. Twitter users are encouraged to get involved with the tweets and ask their friends to follow. The more users that follow, the better! As twitter and other social networks such as Google Plus get more popular and grow, Crystal Saga will expand and do events on all of its social networking accounts.

Follow Crystal Saga today on twitter at http://twitter.com/CrystalSaga and who knows, maybe you can learn something interesting about events, the game itself, or even get a personal tweet from a staff member.

For more information, check out the official Crystal Saga Facebook Page. As always, we launch a bunch of new activities promotions to go along with this update. Visit http://cs.r2games.com for more info!

Hope to see you in-game and on Twitter!

GM Colony Garrison Event

Suzhou, China – February 10, 2012 – Star Supremacy’s upcoming expansion, which involves two new gameplay features, Alliance and Planet Domination War, is coming soon and Barbily is launching another 3 rounds of warm-up events to prepare for the upcoming expansion launch. Military Ranking, in the meantime, will be applied to Ships’ attributes. Thus, the highest ranking, General of the Air Force, will be no longer appearing as just an eyes-catching title. This time we will send Military XP (Arena XP) pack as event free bonus to let you taste the Quick Military XP Grow before the expansion. Event rules are as follows for the events:

1st Round

Starts from 19:00 8th Feb 2012 server time, GM will announce to all players the GM colony location. During 19:00 to 21:00, players could capture the colony, and when the event ends at 21:00, GM colony will be protected by shield. The player who garrisons in it right at the moment (21:00) will receive the following items:

  • Mini Military XP Pack x 2
  • Minor XP Admixture x 1

2nd Round

Starts from 19:00 12th Feb 2012 server time, with the same rule and following items:

  • Small Military XP Pack x 1
  • Minor XP Admixture x 2

3rd Round

Starts from 19:00 16th Feb 2012 server time, with the same rule and following items:

  • Small Military XP Pack x 3
  • Star Mechanic x 2
  • Mid XP Admixture x 1

Reminder: When the Likes on Star Supremacy Facebook page reaches 500, 1000, everyone of Star Supremacy will receive gifts. What is more, when the page reaches 30,000 likes, 3 randomly selected players will win a gaming headset—Ear Force X11 Amplified Stereo Headset with Chat!

 

More events are still to come. If you think you have an idea for an event in the game or community, give Barbily your thoughtshere. For those who have a facebook, Star Supremacy now has a facebook game application that you can play athttp://apps.facebook.com/ssupremacy

For players who are new to the game and want a novice gift pack, there are still codes left to give out. Check out the giveaway page here for sites giving out any available codes.

For more information, please visit our official website at http://www.ssupremacy.com
or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/Star_Supremacy and Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/StarSupremacy.

For players who are new to the game and want a novice gift pack, there are still codes left to give out. Check out the giveaway page here for sites giving out any available codes.

For more information, please visit our official website at http://www.ssupremacy.com
or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/Star_Supremacy and Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/StarSupremacy.

Ankama has announced its advance subscription deals for the online game WAKFU, including exclusive gifts and reduced prices. The studio has also released details of the different in-game functions available to subscribers and non-subscribers.

Wakfu

In preparation for the release of their online game, WAKFU, on the 29thFebruary, Ankama has chosen a freemium business model which combines the free-to-play model with the subscription model. The free version of the game will include full access to Incarnam and the Island of Astrub (the game’s two starting zones), as well as the opportunity to explore the rest of the world in its entirety. To read more about the differences between the free version and the paid version, please visit the official website http://www.wakfu.com/en/mmorpg/discovery/why-subscribe-to-wakfu.

Advance subscriptions to the game will be available at a reduced price until the 28thFebruary and will begin automatically on the 29thFebruary.

Each of the three deals includes:
- A pet
- A Candy token (that temporarily boosts a characteristic)
- Several pieces of equipment selected at random from 5 elemental sets(Fire, Air, Earth, Water and Multi-elemental)
- Exclusive elements of the “WAKFU Pioneer” pack (title, set, flag, emote)

Wakfu

For full details of the three deals (�5/$15/£12.5 for 3 months, �8/$28/£24 for 6 months, and �2/$52/£45 for 1 year), please consult the following page: https://secure.wakfu.com/en/subscription-section

Don’t forget – the regular price of a one-month subscription is �STRONG>6/$6/£5.Aesthetic items (items which do not grant an in-game bonus) will also be available to purchase once the game has been released

Wakfu

In addition, Ankama announced that pets can also be obtained as a reward from the achievements or as a rare drop. Each pet brings a bonus to its player, which is determined by the pet itself, its level, and the type of food that players feed. All pets can be customized and the way players take care of it will influence its health. Further information can be found herehttp://www.wakfu.com/en/mmorpg/community/news/284318-pets-way-into-world-wakfu.

WAKFU is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. The game client can be downloaded here:www.wakfu.com/en/mmorpg/download.

After announcing that RO2 (Ragnarok Online 2) would kick off the official OBT in Korea on Feb. 22, 2012, Korea-based Gravity further made public an all-new poster for the game. In the poster, different characters in suits stand together to show unique charm.

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Being an orthodox sequel to RO which is a hot, well-known Korean online game operated in 76 countries worldwide, RO2 started its final test on Dec. 26, 2011. Gravity is very glad of RO2′s commercial service launch, and wishes players to give the game continuous support and concerns in the coming days.

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The full 3D MMORPG RO2′s greatest feature is that it allows players to cultivate their own combat & crafting classes and enjoy the fun of playing different roles. With such elements as the card system and color system further enhanced, players are expected to achieve additional fun of collection.

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