They also mention there have been four major updates since launch. The updates included Raid in New York, Auxiliary Weapons and many new missions.
Darkfall was supposed to have launched today, but there have been some setbacks and now they won’t be launching January sometime. But you will be able to “play test” if you purchase the game on Monday the 17th. Details about all of that can be found here – http://forums.darkfallonline.com/showthread.php?t=336131
I’m a bit surprised for a few different reasons. They should have definitely told folks earlier, they also got Greenlit for Steam. Maybe they didn’t expect so much fan support. As everyone knows fans can be a fickle bunch.
The biggest news this week is from SWTOR – Star Wars The Old Republic is going free to play. Some of the details can be found here – http://www.swtor.com/free. They’ve laid off a ton of folks over the past weeks and month so not sure exactly how they’re planning on coming out with those “frequent” updates.
Apparently there will be a new form of currency called Cartel Coins. Some FAQ = http://www.swtor.com/support/helpcenter/6449 And compare the Free and Paid versions. http://www.swtor.com/free/features
Free players will have limited or no access to warzones, flashpoints, space missions, Operations(None), travel features, game long in. Extremely limited acces to the GTN. One thing on that list that has me a bit puzzled is the travel features. So are they going to put you on a slow boat, or will you have no acess to some areas within the game. I also like how they put this caveat – *Subscription and Free-to-Play features are subject to change.
End of Nations –
Will be having a beta this weekend – Join us for Beta Event 2 on Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5. I may have to join them to just see how things have evolved.
Been a pretty busy week here. I have spent some time with The Secret World – the PVP is pretty fun and it seems to be a decent way to level. I’ve been doing a ton of family stuff – and have more to do tonight…. a big fireworks bash at my cousins.
I also have a good bit of work I need to do this weekend. So the plan is to play a few hours of the secret world. Hopefully I can finish up my personal story in the beginners area and continue to bash about some in PVP.
Next week we’ll be in and out quite a bit – and believe it or not the weekend after that we’ll be playing another Beta. No matter how slow the time goes by while we wait, it does go by so we’ll be playing GW2 very soon. One thing I know I’ll be trying to figure out after the BW3 is what server I want to live on. Being in a server without many people will be no fun at all – I also plan on doing quite a bit of WvW, so I’ll need to do some research to find a good place to make my home. I’m not one of those people who server surf, I usually find a home and then stick to it.
Hopefully whatever you do, you enjoy your weekend.
So as I talked about on Friday I played the Secret World for a bit over the weekend. After all I’m going to have to have something to keep me busy until Guild Wars 2 comes out.
I did have a pretty good time. I had some issues getting items that I should have gotten when preordering. The game though played pretty well and I did enjoy myself while playing PVP in Fusang Project. I’m playing a Dragon and we seem to be on the lower end of the totem pole in regard to the size of our team, but we do seem to have some pretty good players, so we do a bunch of guerilla attacks. I think maybe I will continue playing it for the experience until I get my second star.
I also had a few problems with the client – ie couldn’t or wouldn’t connect, but I really didn’t notice very much lag even with massive battles – 40 or so versus 40.
There also was a new patch that came out today – details of the patch can be found here.