Archive for January, 2016

EVE Online News – Fight for Caldari Excellent In-depth

EVE Online as well as DIRT 514 gamers are preparing for an impressive cross system, cross game event called the Battle for Caldari Prime. The occasion is slated to provide lore behind the melding of the two games and also '' unscripted elements' ' that will attract players into make vibrant changes.

As a showcase to the level of participation and also influence players of both video games have in the EVE universe, we have been holding a series of in-game occasions that explain the arrival of the DIRT mercenaries and also weave their background into the EVE story. The events to date have been reasonably consisted of. They‘& lsquo; ve involved both DIRT 514 and also EVE Online gamers, yet they‘& lsquo; ve been much more focused towards the core neighborhood of EVE tradition afficionados. These events have actually nevertheless all been developing to something.

That something is taking place now.

Find out more on the EVE Online blog.

EVE Online News - Battle for Caldari Prime Detailed

EVE Online Information – New Nebulae Incoming

CCP t0rfifrans has actually penned the latest designer blog on the EVE Online site. This time the video game'' s nebulae are under the microscope. According to t0rfifrans, the concept behind the redesign of the nebulae is to “” make the globe a lot more genuine as well as offer folks a better feeling of scale and also area in the universe.””

Gamers will see adjustments in space depending on where they are and as they near a certain sensation, the environment will alter, come to be much more thorough. As gamers make room jumps, the backgrounds will transform too. Lastly, Lowsec as well as nullsec will certainly become the frightening as well as dark locations they are suggested to be.

Review the full dev blog site on the EVE Online site.

EVE Online News - New Nebulae Incoming

TERA News – Get Two Weeks of Elite Status for Free During Birthday Bash

TERA is about to turn three years old. Both new and former players, or players who are not subscribed to the game, are invited to check out a special event that will grant them two weeks of elite status just for playing the game. The team has set up a series of events for players to take part in and, if all are completed, the two weeks will be added to their accounts.

The following will need to be accomplished prior to April 30th, but it is not required that all be completed by the same character:

  • Join a guild (or already be in a guild)
  • Complete any 10 quests
  • Kill any 10 BAMs
  • Complete any 3 instanced dungeons.
  • Win 3 times in any battleground

Read more about the benefits of Elite Status on the TERA Rising site.

TERA News - Get Two Weeks of Elite Status for Free During Birthday Bash

TERA News – New eBook Released

En Masse Entertainment has announced the first release in a new eBook series that will explore the lore behind TERA. The first in the series is entitled "The Amaranthine Heart" and follows the adventures of a down-on-his-luck Valkyon Federation hero. The new eBook is available at Amazon.com for 99 cents.

En Masse devs are also pleased with last week's GDC presentations and the positive reception from fans and the media. Devs had a chance to show off a brand new demo, level 60 players and a new scenario.

Find out more about TERA NA.

TERA News - New eBook Released

 

TERA News – EU Functionality Tests Today

Frogster has announced that it will be conducting 'functionality tests' on various TERA systems throughout the day today. At various times today, the TERA team will be announcing log in opportunities for players with pre-order keys. These announcements will be made through Frogster's TERA Twitter.

Read more about the event on the Frogster TERA EU forum.

Thanks to Coolit for the tip!

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TERA News - EU Functionality Tests Today

TERA News – NCSoft US Lawsuit – Delay of Game?

On January 9th, a lawsuit was filed in New York Federal Court by NCSoft alleging that TERA Korean developer, BlueHole Studios, and US publisher, En Masse Entertainment, "makes use of NCsoft's trade secrets, including documents, source code, artwork and know-how related to the development on Lineage 3, and copyrighted works, including concept art created for Lineage 3."

While this is a new legal proceeding in the US, similar cases have been adjudicated in Korea between NCSoft and BlueHole Studios resulting in both criminal and civil convictions against BHS. Both decsions have, however, had portions overturned and remain in appeals courts in Korea.

Whether or not the complaint will have an impact on TERA's North American release date of May 1st remains unknown though the conventional wisdom says that NCS will file some sort of injunction against publication of TERA on May 1st.

En Masse's community manager, Evan Berman, had this to say on the official NA TERA forums:

Evening, folks. We're aware of this. It's our policy not to comment on legal matters.

We'll keep you posted as the story develops. In the meantime, read the legal documents on the New York Federal Court docket.

Source: MMORPG.com forum and MMOCulture.com.

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TERA News - NCSoft US Lawsuit - Delay of Game?