Get lucky, punk, with the World of Tanks St. Paddy’s Day event

Feeling lucky? You just may after jumping into World of Tanks this weekend. The multiplayer tank battler is throwing a St. Patrick’s Day event through March 19th with a special “Luck of the Irish” op that pays out in free war chests for every 10 victories. Players can also slap leprechaun and pots o’ gold emblems on their vehicles for a limited time.

March brings many other delightful surprises to World of Tanks, including the Irish Banshee Comet tank, the related Mad Banshee op, and the global Tank Madness competition.

Get your first look at the Banshee Comet after the break!

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The Stream Team: Partying with a 19-year-old EverQuest

What do you give a game that is turning 19? Massively OP’s MJ is not sure, but she’s not about to miss EverQuest’s birthday party! Whether or not she can find all the new anniversary quests is another matter, but there is always the anniversary Brasse Dwarf to hang out and drink with. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. to join the celebration with us.

What:  EverQuest
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 16th, 2018

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MMORPG Runes of Magic celebrations nine years of operation with daily gifts

Can you believe that Runes of Magic has been operating for nine years now? That’s a long time. Like… well, like nine years, actually. The important thing is that it’s been running for a while, and you can reap the benefits for the anniversary. For one thing, you can take part in a screenshot competition with your guild; the three best submissions of anniversary parties within each game region will be rewarded with a variety of useful items.

Of course, you can also be rewarded with useful items just for logging in; a new present will wind up in the mailbox of the first character you log in with from March 16th to March 19th. There’s also a 200% boost to quest experience, a 200% boost to drop rates, and a whopping 500% boost to talent points from combat. So after nine years, you’ll be getting a big dose of progress improvement in a short span of time. Get in there and start celebrating.

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Mimics take over DDO, players terrified to open chests

Usually the sight of a fat, treasure-laden chest is a source of joy for Dungeons and Dragons Online players. It’s where most of the game’s loot is found, as mobs don’t drop items, and usually everyone goes out of their way to find them in dungeons.


For the next week, mimics — creatures that look like treasure chests but are in fact incredibly hungry monsters — have invaded the game and insinuated themselves into dungeons to surprise the unwary adventurer. Once defeated, mimics pay out the normal loot along with a special token that can be redeemed for rewards.

Don’t like the whole mimic hunt event? Players can get sprayed with repellent (seriously) that will disable mimics on sight and opt them out of the fun. The event is running for a short time, only through March 21st.

Source: DDO. Thanks DDOCentral!


RIFT starts Carnival celebration, previews Tenebrean Prison warfront

RIFT’s anniversary event, Carnival, is now raging across the game’s live servers — but not on the new Prime progression server. While the latter does have a vendor that sells some Carnival items for void stones, the team has decided not to bring the event to Prime “in keeping with the early days of RIFT.”

But for those on the other servers, Carnival offers plenty of fun games, activities, and rewards, including the new pegasus pet Celeste, more masks, weapon runes, a raid tier 2 earring, and the 7th anniversary cape. If you are looking for a festival guilde, Rift Gate has one that’s only two years out of date. Carnival will last through April 5th.

The RIFT team is also taking a look at the latest PvP warfront to be added to the game, Tenebrean Prison. You can check it out on the live servers or by watching today’s developer livestream.

Source: RIFT


EverQuest celebrates 19 years with a two-month anniversary event and a new progression server

When 19 years old you turn, reason for throwing a lavish party for yourself you will have.

As of tomorrow, EverQuest will turn 19 years old, having launched on that date back in 1999. Daybreak is going all-out with the game’s celebration, rolling out new anniversary content as well as reprising previous years’ over the next two months.

There are four new anniversary missions to complete and a special mount to chase. Players will also enjoy 1.5x bonus experience for the remainder of March.

Daybreak is rolling out a new progression server to “relive the game’s earliest days.” The Coirnav server is going live on Friday, March 16th, and will function as a single-account server in a similar manner to Phinigel. Expansions will unlock every 12 weeks starting on June 6th.

Get into the spirit of EverQuest’s birthday with the original 1999 launch trailer below!

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Skyforge offers players a shamrock riding board for St. Patrick’s Day

The vast majority of MMOs don’t even celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, which means that Skyforge marking the occasion would already mean that it was doing something special. But it also gives players a shot at a shamrock-themed hoverboard you can ride around upon, thus taking things to the next level in terms of rewards. Your move, other games who want to celebrate another holiday. Your move.

How do you get this ride? Well, you kill bosses in adventures to pick up Ether Clovers between today and March 19th. It takes 350 clovers to pick up the hoverboard, but there are a number of lesser rewards you can also buy if you already have the board or just don’t really want it for some reason. You’ve only got a little time, so if you’re eager to get the signature reward you might want to get in and get playing quickly.


Spellsworn launches, goes free-to-play

Watched the new Fantastic Beasts trailer and felt the deep pull of wizards and spells pull at you once more? You may be able to sate some of that desire with the full release of Spellsworn, which is now live on Steam.

The PvP arena brawler puts players in the roles of wizards battling it out with spells and using their environments to their advantage.

Spellsworn moved out of early access with Tuesday’s Update 1.0, which also brought the game into a free-to-play business model. The studio plans to finance the game through a lockbox chest system that pays out in cosmetic items.

To celebrate the launch, Spellsworn is holding a double loot drop event for a limited time.

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Monster Hunter World previews a crossover with Devil May Cry

The Monster Hunter series is a set of video games in which you fight giant monsters and then harvest their corpses to make more powerful equipment. The Devil May Cry series is a set of video games in which you fight giant monsters while making flippant bon mots at the monster’s expense, then look really cool while letting them explode or sink into lava or whatever. Clearly, these are two great tastes that taste great together, which is why we’re getting a Devil May Cry crossover event in Monster Hunter World.

We don’t yet have a date for when this is going live, but players will be able to pick up gear based on DMC’s protagonist Dante through an event quest. It does not appear that you’ll also get the ability to deliver armor-piercing lines with a smirk, so you’ll have to provide that for yourself until your teammates beg you to be quiet. Check out the collaboration trailer just past the break.

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DC Universe Online gets lucky with its St. Patrick’s Day event

The impish and mischevious Mister Mxyzptlk is up to no good in DC Universe Online. The pint-sized villain is wreaking havok during this week’s St. Patrick’s Day event, which is running through March 26th.

Players can tackle the Mxyleprechauns mission to see if they can get a hold of some of Mister Mxyzptlk’s riches before time runs out. New this year are a pair of feats, a “Shamrock Strike Uplink Device,” and some additional decor for player bases.

The St. Patty’s Day Event has been running annually since 2011, and you can check out the wiki for a full rundown of its offerings. Good luck catching him and saving the city at the same time!


Saga of Lucimia argues GM events should be mandatory in MMOs, not an ‘optional service’

A few months ago, we ran a Leaderboard poll asking players what kind of live studio-led events they want out of MMORPGs. By way of example, I compared the types of GM-run live events I saw in Ultima Online and EverQuest. In Ultima Online, we often saw long-running plotlines, mysterious NPCs, decorated special locations, dungeon crawls, and weddings galore. In EverQuest, I saw weddings, yes, but also GMs running around massacring newbies to get the highbies to come take them out (which wasn’t such a grand time as you lost experience on death). In Asheron’s Call, well, don’t take my word for it – just listen to Andrew talk about some of the biggest MMO events that ever took place in the genre.

Such GM events – the good ones, at least – are the subject of Saga of Lucimia’s weekly dev blog, which ought to make the majority of you who voted for plot, roleplaying, and activities other than endless murder in your event happy.

“Over the years, that type of interaction faded away as it became too ‘cost prohibitive’ for companies to maintain the type of staff required to create such unique events, and these days you are hard-pressed to find a GM logged into any game, much less get customer support to answer your emails in a timely fashion,” Lucimia Creative Director Tim “Renfail” Anderson maintains. “Cash shops and loot boxes are the name of the game these days. Game masters? What are those?”

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Trion looking into RIFT Prime XP issue, says Carnival should be arriving next week

Had a few issues with running out of XP from doing quests on RIFT Prime’s new progression server? You’re not alone, pal. Following concern and feedback from players on the slower-than-expected intake of XP (which was apparently set up to mimic the rate of gain at the 2011 launch), Trion Worlds said that it is looking to improve the situation with careful tweaks.

“We are looking into things and are planning on solving it with a scalpel and not a sledgehammer,” the team said on today’s livestream. Linda Carlson followed this up with a post on the forums: “XP is under review and being revised RIGHT NOW. Rift and invasion exp is definitely being retuned as well. I don’t have the ETA, but can guarantee it’s ASAP.”

Trion encouraged both the regular server community and the Prime server community to get along and not to snipe at each other. It emphasized that the studio is not giving priority to either server type and said that, if all goes well, the Carnival event will be arriving across the entire game next week.

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Closers asks fans to vote on its next playable character

Are you Team Tina or Team Harpy? By the blank stares that you are giving us, we are guessing that you’re not playing Closers are the moment. But you could be — and then you might become invested in the next playable character to be added to the game.

Right now, En Masse is running an in-game event through which players will be able to influence the choice of a new character. Through March 14th, players can craft either a Tina or Harpy token by accomplishing various in-game tasks, and then use that token to cast their vote. If this isn’t enough election thrills, players can also craft 8-bit masks to wear because this is how it’s done in video game politics.

The two characters won’t merely be cosmetic variants of each other but will feature different playstyles. Tina is a gun-toting marksman while Harpy uses kinetic playing cards. The winner will be revealed on April 3rd.

Source: Closers


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