MMO News


Shack extra: End of Nations beta keys in pink and a Shack Battle

By John Keefer, Sep 24, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Trion Worlds and Shacknews have teamed up again for an End of Nations beta key giveaway for the final beta test of the upcoming free-to-play real-time strategy MMO End of Nations. At stake are 20 keys and the chance to join in on an exclusive five-on-five Shack Battle with t...


"oops, should have haiku'd I must enjoy the pink tanks! twenty eighteen, now!"

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Star Wars: The Old Republic moves players onto bigger servers

By John Keefer, Sep 19, 2012 9:30am PDT

BioWare had been testing higher capacity servers= with the thought of consolidation, but they finally made it live over the weekend, moving players from low population realms to ones that will hold much larger numbers.


"same here, though it did start to get tiresome near the end and I had very little interest in ..."

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NCsoft's Blade & Soul coming westward

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 14, 2012 6:45am PDT

Free-to-play games were once seen as a bit low-budget and janky compared to 'proper' games, but the F2P revolution of recent years has shown they can be just as pleasant and polished as anything wot comes in a box. NCsoft's Blade & Soul certainly has prettiness down pat, and...


"Oh wiseman, do enlighten me about your traumatic experience with said game. I'd slap you ..."

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Guild Wars 2 diary: What nightmares are made of

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT

We track the trials and travails of Ozzie's Syvari Mesmer as he gets comfortable in his new surrounding of Guild Wars 2. Read on for part 2.


"I like that the bank is for your whole account. No more playing "Which of my alts has the ..."

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City of Heroes to end this year, Paragon Studios closing

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 31, 2012 12:00pm PDT

NCsoft's long-running hero-themed MMO, City of Heroes, will be closing later this year as part of a "realignment of company focus and publishing support."


"That was my very first build! Totally unoptimized but was still really fun."

- one random winner see all 20 comments

Guild Wars 2 devs addressing account hacks, bots

By John Keefer, Aug 30, 2012 9:00am PDT

The ArenaNet dev team has been spending a lot of time on Reddit recently discussing Guild Wars 2. Now, a list of issues with the game and the status of fixing said issues has appeared on the site.


"What do you do if your account email got changed? That'd be handy info to put in this article."

- Nat King Cobra see all 55 comments

Guild Wars 2 diary: Brave new world

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT

We track the trials and travails of Ozzie's Syvari Mesmer as he gets comfortable in his new surrounding of Guild Wars 2.


"This is an excellent game. I buy pretty much every MMO that comes out (I have a problem) and ..."

- CyCo_PL see all 12 comments

Mists of Pandaria opening cinematic debuts

By John Keefer, Aug 16, 2012 7:15am PDT

You really have to hand it to Blizzard. They sure have a way of making something appealing through their cinematics. Whether you like the idea of Kung Fu pandas in World of Warcraft or not, this new opening cinematic for Mists of Pandaria is pretty compelling.


"Hardly compelling. Looks really, really, really dumb. Makes me glad I quit the game. ..."

- SomeRandomGuy999 see all 44 comments

End of Nations Collector's Edition detailed

By John Keefer, Jul 31, 2012 4:30pm PDT

We already knew that Shackers were interested in the upcoming free to play MMO End of Nations, but would a spiffy new digital collector's edition entice you any more?


Star Wars: The Old Republic going free-to-play, introducing Cartel Coins

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 31, 2012 12:30pm PDT

As expected, Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play later this year... And as expected, there are tons of caveats.


"I don't know if APB can really be considered an MMO. Even so it's failure was damn tragic. "

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PlanetSide 2 beta coming early next week

By John Keefer, Jul 26, 2012 11:30am PDT

Sony Online's president John Smedley has confirmed the PlanetSide 2 beta should be coming Monday or Tuesday of next week. A new trailer for the game has also been released, showing that "Death is no excuse."


"have to agree, one of the best trailers I have seen in a long time."

- Wiz74 see all 9 comments

Mists of Pandaria rolls out the keg on Sept. 25

By John Keefer, Jul 25, 2012 6:45am PDT

If you have been chomping at the bit to create a new Pandaren monk in World of Warcraft, you'll get you chance when the expansion launches on September 25. Pre-orders have also started for the game with some interesting in-game rewards for Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2 as well.


"Funny thing is this was one of Blizzard's April fools jokes years ago. Guess they're running ..."

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Guild Wars 2 preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 23, 2012 12:00pm PDT

The next phase in Guild Wars 2's beta has begun. The final beta phase will introduce players to the last of the game's two playable races, the Asura and Sylvari, and we got some play time with the Asura.


"not sure what you are talking about, i played all 3 beta weekends, never had a problem with ..."

- CrazyRussian1989 see all 18 comments

Recruit a friend for World of Warcraft, get a winged panther mount

By John Keefer, Jul 18, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Every so often, Blizzard enlists its still faithful World of Warcraft players to bring new blood into the game for a free item. It's that time again, and the prize this time is yet another new mount.


"were you playing World of Warcraft or World of Fuck-craft ? you did get good at the swearing bit ;)"

- surferosh see all 9 comments

The Old Republic gets more ominous with HK-51 trailer

By John Keefer, Jul 18, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Hey meatbags! Check out the new trailer for the HK-51 companion droid in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Assassination is its game.


"They need more end game content, operations and flash points with better gear choices and mods."

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