Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 18th, 2017
That's according to a new infographic My.com put out today. Other tidbits to note: Sulan is the most-visited city, almost half of Emerald Falls completers chose the panda reward, and as for classes, Swordmages and Occultists are the most popular, with Vanguards trailing in last place.
The game will soft launch into open beta on March 6 -- check out the infographic below!
Valentine's Day may be over, but the chalky candy hearts and five-foot teddy bears remain. You know what's one other thing that's still around? Star Citizen's Valentine's Day promotion, which will let you fly a multi-crew ship with your friends for free through the weekend.
There's also a new interview out with RSI's Erin Roberts, who addresses the big 3.0 release among other topics: "We’re working hard on 3.0 right now and you’ve hopefully seen some great stuff we’re putting into it on the tour. We’re still at the start of the year and there is a lot of scheduling work going on so I’m obviously not giving dates today and of course we want to give the juicy information to the community first, but we’re looking at putting out perhaps two or three big releases this year which significantly push the amount of locations, gameplay mechanics, and content that the players will be able to experience and give feedback on."
Finally, Star Citizen fans have a new Around the Verse episode to digest and discuss. See the Prospector and Super Hornet in action, and listen to the devs talk about the difficulties of creating multi-regional servers after the break.
There's a neat cross-promotion going on right now between Heroes of the Storm and World of Warcraft. Blizzard is encouraging its fans to give Heroes a try by enticing them with a free WoW mount. If you play 15 matches with friends on your Battle.net list by March 13th, you'll get a Primal Flamesaber mount in WoW and a Judgment Charger mount and 10-day stimpack in Heroes for your troubles.
In other World of Warcraft news, the PTR just started testing out Patch 7.2's long-awaited flying, as well as the new Cathedral of the Eternal Night and some reward changes to mythic+ dungeons.
Check out the new Primal Flamesaber mount after the break and see if it's worth the effort!
Carbine Studios reeeeaaaally wants to make it worth your while to subscribe to WildStar. It already has a "signature rewards" program for subbers that showers players in goodies for subbing, but the game's upcoming primal matrix system (horizontal advancement, basically) will offer even more.
"With the upcoming Primal Matrix system we’re adding even more value to Signature by increasing member Essence drops by 50%! That means with every 2 Essence a non-Signature member would receive, you’ll get 3! Gain Essence faster to progress through your Primal Matrix unlocks faster, and get to those sweet, sweet bonuses."
If you've been a subber for three months (not necessarily in a row) in the period between January and the start of June, you'll also be picking up some firework mount flair (shown above).
Here's a possible preview of the kinds of promotions we might see from Bless Online when (if?) it arrives here in the west. This month, the fantasy title is holding a "Project Up" event on its Korean servers that will help both new and current players in leveling up their characters to the cap.
Any character that manages to hit level 45 or higher by March 16th will be treated to a nifty gift pack that includes a potion to instantly take a character to 50 and deck them out in purple gear. To get any potential new players to 45, Bless is also gifting lowbies with a gear box and temporary flying mounts to assist with their journey.
Even if you don't read Korean (for shame), you can get an idea of the leveling rewards from this promotion by eyeballing the following graphic.
What: Marvel Heroes
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 13th, 2017
Would you love to play Paladins' Maeve? Well this week is all about love, and Massively OP's MJ has some codes for this brand-new champion to give away for an early Valentine's Day present to you! Besides Maeve, you also get the exclusive Vagrant costume found in the radiant chests. MJ will also be trying out this flank champion out for the first time in battle. Tune in live at 4:00 p.m. for your chance to snag a code for yourself.
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 13th, 2017
You can also earn the Flash base pack just for logging in regardless of whether or not you're a member, and everyone can take part in the Flash Selfie Sweepstakes. Take a selfie of your character with any version of the Flash, upload it to Twitter, and maybe you'll win some cash for the game. Just make sure to hurry it up; you don't have that much time.
Similar to how the studio gave out a free horse to all Lord of the Rings Online players, Standing Stone is gifting Dungeons and Dragons Online players with a free copy of Asheron's Call. What, too soon? Actually, the studio is delivering a level 20 hireling to all VIP players who log in between now and March 13th.
The Alabaster Lioness Figurine of Wondrous Power (yes, that's its actual name) can be summoned at level 18, can be brought out practically anywhere, counts as a party member, and has a contract that never expires. And it's yours for the taking, even if you have to deliberately choose to sub up this month to get it.
Beginning today and running through next Thursday, freeform characters -- that is, characters that can pick and choose from among all the game's powers instead of being limited to an archetype -- are marked down 50%, making them $25 in ZEN instead of an eye-popping $50.
Subbing players, as always, have full access to their freeform characters; this option is mainly aimed at free-to-play players or people who let their sub lapse but still want to log into freeform toons.
It's possible that you were very excited for Eternal Crusade, but the launch impressions turned you off of the game's asking price. That happens, it's even normal. However, if you're still curious to see what the game looks like, you can now pick the game up on the cheap. Heck, you can pick the game up with other games on the cheap, meaning that you're going to be getting several games and the title you're looking at. That's a good deal.
Of course, most of the other games on the list are a bit outside of our usual catalog on this site (though Tales of Zestiria and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West are both excellent options on their own), but like any bundle, it's well worth the discount even if there's just one title on there you want. Having multiple titles on there just makes it a bonus.
Webzen is kicking off the second round of its closed beta for the global version of MU Legend later this month -- on February 21st, in fact. MU Legend is the hack-n-slash "dark fantasy action MMORPG" sequel/prequel to the original Mu Online, which itself launched in the golden age of MMOs back in 2003.
"It features fluid and stunning hack 'n' slash combat, content that caters to both solo and party play, and a deep and intriguing world that will satisfy new players and fans alike. Players can choose from four distinct classes - Dark Lord, Whisperer, Blader, and War Mage - and engage in the endless battle between the races in the world of MU. MU Legend offers spectacular visuals that will run on lower-end systems and boasts detailed art design with stunning effects."
If you'd like to hop in and check it out for yourself when CBT2 begins, then get yourself a key! We've got 5000 keys for just that, courtesy of Webzen. Do note that if you picked up a key for the first round last fall, you're already in. Click the Mo button below (and prove you're not a robot) for a key!