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This past week, Final Fantasy XI gave a heads-up about the arrival of several appreciation campaigns coming next month. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from EverQuest, Hero’s Song, Black Desert, and more, all waiting for you after the break!
New Games and Testing
- Hero’s Song: Pixelmage Games welcomed Michelle Butler on board as the game’s new community manager.
- The Black Death: Despite having some technical issues, the team was still up for a few Q&As with the community.
- Osiris: New Dawn: A small patch landed on the 26th, making the sandbox world “more dangerous” for its inhabitants. Good luck!
- Armored Warfare: Update 0.18 introduced the new Global Operations mode to the game, “blending longer term strategy with moment to moment tactics.” [Thanks ThatLanteshGuy!]
- Final Fantasy XIV: Season 2 of The Feast will conclude on November 1st, while Season 3 will begin on the same day. The team teased something mysterious that will be coming with the third season…
Odds and Ends
- EverQuest: The players have voted to unlock The Shadows of Lucin on the Ragefire progression server. The expansion will go live on October 31st.
- Star Trek Online: You wanted new lockboxes? Well, whether or not you did, the team added Sphere Builder lockboxes into the game. Deal with it.
- Voice Actors: Over 250 members of SAG-AFTRA picketed Electronic Arts last Monday in support of the voice actor strike. [via GamesIndustry.biz]
- Final Fantasy XI: At least 10 (!) campaign events are being scheduled to run from November 11th through the 30th, so if you’re still playing, you have a lot to look forward to next month.
- Black Desert: The team is making some timing adjustments to the siege and conquest war schedule due to the upcoming daylight saving time switch.
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