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Daybreak Spins Off Game Franchises

Daybreak Games announced on Tuesday that they were spinning off three of their four game franchises into separate studios. Last year, eagle-eyed Twitter user MSandersonD had scoped out some new trademarks being registered by Daybreak, setting off speculation of this very action coming.

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DDO Publishes 2020 Producer’s Letter

Standing Stone Games made the news twice today.  Firstly with the not-really-news reassurance from publisher Daybreak Games that Daybreak’s announcement that it’s spinning off its three franchises off into separate but connected studios will not affect SSG, and secondly by publishing their 2020 Producer’s Letter for Dungeons and Dragons Online.

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DDO Previews Alchemist Class, Balance Changes

Today, Dungeons and Dragons Online opened up their Lamannia test server to give players their first hands-on look at the new alchemist class, class changes, and other iterations on current content.  First publicly discussed at GenCon last August, this complex class is set to be a support role, using various chemical mixtures to harry its foes or assist its allies in the form of thrown vials.  

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World of Warcraft to Launch Patch 8.3 on January 14th

In 8.3, WoW players will have to wrestle with the usual class changes as they gear up to tackle more content. This expansion unlike the previous 8.2 doesn’t really add any new landscape to visit, but rather does a sweeping set of changes to existing areas in time with the story of players heading to Ny’alotha, the Waking City, for a new 12-boss raid.

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Standing Stone Games Talks DDO and LotRO at GenCon 2019

Here is the transcript of the interview given by Executive Producer Rob ‘Severlin’ Ciccolini, Community Manager Jerry ‘Cordovan’ Snook, and Systems Designer Quentin ‘Lynnabel’ Cantor recorded at GenCon in Indianapolis, IN on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. It follows the announcements from the previous night’s player meetup involving both Dungeons and Dragons Online and Lord of the Rings Online.

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Get the Gear You Want: SWTOR Details Upcoming Itemization Overhaul

In perhaps the most detailed livestream they’ve done in quite some time, Star Wars the Old Republic’s team came out swinging on their massive itemization overhaul due to go live with their next expansion in September.  This overhaul, entitled Spoils of War, is not to be confused with Game Update 2.8 of the same name from 2014.  The title is apt, as the BioWare Austin team laid out the basics of their plan to overhaul gear going forward, and also reaching into the past.  

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