Wings are available from dungeons as drops, but wings can also be crafted by breaking down unwanted sets of wings. You can also earn specific sets by crafting a new set from several reputation items. In short, you needn't worry that you'll suffer from a paucity of wing options, from insect-like dragonfly wings to billowing energy in vague wing shapes. Check out the full dispatch for more information on how to take to the skies.
Revelation Online (EN)
Studio: My.com and Netease
Launch Date: N/A
Genre: Asian Fantasy MMORPG
Business Model: N/A
Those of you who have waited eagerly for the day when everyone can jump into Revelation Online won't have to wait much longer, as the game's open beta is starting up March 6th. Players who purchased one of the game's founder's packs will be able to get in a little bit earlier, to boot. The game also showed off its special skills, which is "break the rules" special rather than "riding a different bus to school" special.
Shall we cover other beta news this week? Yes! Why not? You may join us in a chortle.
- The "kitchen sink" patch for Conan Exiles does not actually add kitchen sinks. It does, however, add a whole lot of stuff to the game just the same, so if you've been taking a break from the game after its launch you might want to go poke around again.
- Another open test weekend is coming around for The Imperial Realm: Miranda, which we would like to note once more is an entire open-world strategy game developed and managed by a single person. That's pretty cool right there.
- The Shards Online development team has dropped the game's NDA in preparation for the game's Steam launch, which also comes with a server wipe. There's also a community roundtable video in which the developers work to build up more hype for the game among fans.
- Looking forward to Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen? The developers have posted a big state of the game update explaining how development has been going while also defending the game's limited selection of class and race combinations.
Yes, that's all a bit quiet, but the list down below can be raucous despite our best efforts to silence it. You can let us know if parts of the list deserve more consideration down in the comments, like if a title has slipped into launch without us catching it. We keep putting up nets but some titles slip through. I suspect there's a hive.
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!
The skills themselves have large effects that can turn the tide of a battle in your favor, so it only makes sense that they'd also have entirely independent advancement options for players. You can level up several aspects of your special skills including cooldowns, duration, damage, and cost; higher-ranked skills will obviously take more time to improve than lower-ranked skills. The Special Skills are your big guns that allow you to do things your class otherwise would be unable to do, so it's worth understanding just how big the guns can be. You can try them out yourself when the game hits open beta on March 6th.
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Ready for sappy questlines, particle effects that look like hearts, and lots -- and I do mean lots -- of pink? Valentine's day has arrived in the real world and many of the pretend worlds inside MMORPGs (for some reason). And who are we to fuss when the events are all about candy and cheap romance? Nobody, that's who. Read on for our guide to Valentine's Day around the MMORPG verse!
Players will also be able to access the name reservation feature starting today for owners of the deluxe founder's pack. Players who own a lower tier will be able to reserve their names starting on February 16th, so you'll have to let people who spent a little more get first dibs on xX_Naruto_Xx. There's also a new video showing off the Occultist in action, which... isn't really related to anything else, but it's still there for those who want it.
The extended beta for Albion Online gives the developers time to add more to the game. For example, when the Galahad patch goes live, players will be able to explore completely revamped cities! Not partially vamped, either, they had no vamps before and now they've been re-vamped. (We might not know exactly what that means.) There's also the upcoming expedition system, which is... instanced PvE dungeons, but don't call them that, probably.
Other beta news? Oh, sure, we'll do that for you. Because we're friends and all.
- The closed beta for Dragon Nest 2 is recruiting now, although there's no word on when exactly it starts. Or much hope for onlookers from this side of the pond, as it really does require Korean players. But it's moving forward, that's something.
- CBT3 for Revelation Online has come to an end, with the open beta around the corner. How far around the corner? We don't know. Of course, considering that name reservations go live on February 14th, we can certainly speculate.
- Crowfall was all ready to go with its Templar setup, demonstrating the animations and everything. Unfortunately, you're going to have to wait a little longer, as the planned test on February 10th was cancelled. The sadness, she is overwhelming.
- Want to see a bit of Ashes of Creation in action? You can check out the first glance inside one of the game's dungeons right now. Per legal agreements, there will be no puns about how the ice-themed dungeon "looks cool," intentional or otherwise.
- Cloud Pirates is hitting that most special of all times, early access! It even includes a new gameplay mode, so you can't be mad. (Is that how the rules work? You can't be mad if you get extra stuff too? Someone should check on that.)
Rather calm week, yes? Don't blame us, most of us were buried under snow. There's still a nice full list just below, though, but you never know when some of these games might have hopped test phases without us realizing it. We do our best to track the offenders down, but if we miss someone, would you be kind enough to let us know down in the comments? Thanks.
As for more elaborate testing plans, the developers will be sharing more finalized future plans for the game with a new schedule sometime next week. Considering when name reservation is happening, it seems unlikely that you'll have to wait long before open testing, but nothing is certain just yet. Still, it's another closed beta down and another step closer to everyone getting to play.
Good news, fans of Revelation Online! The game is still up for testing right now! Yes, the game is getting a bit more time in tests so that players can reach the level cap and really explore what it has to offer. You can also learn about guilds hitting one another to control territory, if that's your thing.
Meanwhile, the beta news has rolled onward across the betasphere. Is that a term? It is now. Take a gander:
- We bid farewell to Conan Exiles not being playable, as the game formally launched into early access. It's still going to toughen up raiding, and it's also laughing at everyone laughing about dongs. Draw your own conclusions there.
- Interested in Dauntless? You can check out some footage of the game in action now. This is also true if you're not interested in the free-to-play monster-smashing co-op title until you saw those words in sequence just now.
- Life is Feudal is still in testing, but it's eyeing launch in late 2017. Something to look forward to.
- Crowfall has gotta go fast; it's apparently stepping up the pace for its development updates as the year goes on. In theory, anyhow. It's definitely giving the familiar old Knight a bit of additional love.
- Can you not live without Cloud Pirates' blend of MOBA gameplay and the presence of airships? You won't have to, as the game is heading into early access on February 9th. You can wait a week, right? Please wait a week.
And naturally, there's a list of games in testing down below. Exciting, yes? You can check out many of the games on that list, and you can also let us know if something on there has slipped to a new phase without us knowing. You can even test out the new comment system to tell us all about it. Fun for the family, assuming the family has a slightly odd definition of fun.
While the beta phase was intended to close down early this morning, My.com says that it is listening to feedback from players who said they needed more time to hit the current level 69 cap to test it and the rest of the newly introduced content: three new dungeons, three new missions, the new Faerie Funland map, two new events, badges, updates to scour dungeons, and six new PvP modes. It'll now close down on February 9th.
One thing definitely ending today? The bonuses to cash shop cash purchases, which conclude at 8 p.m. EST tonight.
Massively OP's MJ Guthrie took a look at this round of beta back in January -- worth a peek if you're still on the fence!
"As the Imperial City was being created, the developers took the Imperial City and divided it into two battlegrounds, east and west," My.com explains. "You can select battlefields from the complete map of the Nuanor and their fronts would span the entire known territory Eastbreden, Midbreden and Westland - These were separated into region and each region holds 3 territories. The guilds surrounding these 3 regions and 9 territories are engaged in contentious battle."
Different strongholds spread across the map will require different strategies to take and hold them. Worried about the big zerg guilds? Revelation will offer alliances to let the little groups band together to fight the big ones, so we'll be seeing how that plays out in practice. Check out the whole blog on the official site.
The loss of City of Heroes brought motivated fans together to rebuild it, or at least to create a spiritual successor to the game. Three of those games showed off some nifty stuff this week. City of Titans gave us a look at some gorgeous hair, Heroes & Villains explained how it's handling seamless zoning, and Ship of Heroes brought out a full-on character creation video. Now if only they could team up to provide us characters with great hair and a seamless city. (We'll add in some combat later.)
Oh, is that not enough for you? Fine! Have some other beta news, then.
- Worlds Adrift attempted to make the fastest airship. It's also bugfixing away in the latest test phases, although it has yet to fix the bug where the airships cannot exceed the speed of light. That's got to be an early error.
- The early access for Hellion was originally slated for this month, but it got bumped back to February 24th. So you've got a little while longer to wait.
- We got a look at how you can travel around the world in Revelation Online in the hopes that maybe you won't just exclusively fly everywhere. There's also a preview of Akuta, the sort of storyline NPC you'll probably be busy traveling away from.
- You should be happy to know that Daybreak has not given up on a console version of H1Z1. Whether or not any players have not given up on it is another matter altogether and is left as an exercise for the reader.
Meanwhile, there's an even lengthier list of games currently in testing just below. Did something skip to a new test phase without us noticing? Is there a game on there that has opened its cash shop and is letting everyone play without future data wipes? Should pigeons be allowed to eat chili? Let us know about any of the above or something else altogether down in the comments.