After the recap of this upcoming content, the team then did the big reveal. SWTOR’s 6.0 iteration is an expansion entitled Onslaught, and the basic story continues increasing the war between Republic and Empire, picking up where the Jedi Under Siege update left off. Players as the Alliance Commander built up during the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion will get to choose which faction to help.
We met with the folks at Bethesda’s subsidiary Zenimax at their unabashed wingding at PAX East in Boston at the tail end of March. Last year’s event merely took over the comedy club in the Westin hotel lobby. This year, they took that and the adjacent Irish pub and restaurant for an even bigger experience. We had a chance to sit down Creative Director Rich Lambert to discuss what was coming in Elsweyr and even have a go playing their upcoming class, the Necromancer.
I had the privilege of visiting Standing Stone Games during PAX East weekend, and I sat down with SSG head honcho Rob Ciccolini and community manager Jerry Snook to ask questions about the state of their two games, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and Lord of the Rings Online. Here’s the link to the audio of that interview, and below that is a transcript in keeping with our accessibility policy.
Standing Stone Games is celebrating the 13th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons Online with a three-week event quest, thirteen weeks of a giveaway, and a livestream. They have also announced the name and basic information about their next expansion due later this year, Masterminds of Sharn. The anniversary event includes a single quest involving kobolds and an Evil Overlord that players have to find and defeat.
After an earlier report on the gaming industry site GamesIndustry.biz with rumors of impending layoffs for the NCSOFT company ArenaNet, it has now been confirmed that some staff reduction is planned.
The team at Enplex Games is preparing to launch into alpha testing for Population Zero and backers at the Commander level will be able to take part in the final pre-alpha gameplay session starting on February 23rd.