As previewed, the first part of the Skybound expansion is live in MapleStory 2 today, complete with the brand-new Soul Binder class, the Sky Fortress staging ground, new faction missions and hubs, new and harder raids and dungeons, and its 1v1 arena PvP mode. Festive holiday events are live today too, along with a login bonus: “To celebrate the update, MapleStory 2 is hosting a Skybound Celebration event where Maplers level 10 and above who log-in during the first month of the update will receive 30 Elixirs, 30 Master Potions, and a Level Up Booster Ticket, which boosts combat, performance and fishing experience. Once players reached level 60, they will be able to claim additional items including a level-up potion which instantly boosts a character to level 50 and more epic rewards.” To celebrate the release, Nexon has granted Massively OP 25 Founder Pack Explorer codes for Steam worth $24.99 apiece and no longer sold; they include a month sub time, a unicorn mount, … [Read more...] about Enter to win a MapleStory 2 Founder Pack Explorer code in honor of the the Skybound expansion launch
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(Update August 22, 9 pm local time: This giveaway is closed. All winners will get their codes via email, so you won’t have to do anything. Just wait a bit…) Trion has been very generous and as such, we did not only get codes for Rift, but codes for Atlas Reactor as well. In case you have not heard about the game yet, Atlas Reactor is a turn-based battle arena. It has the obligatory PvP mode, but it also has a nice PvE mode where you can either play against bots with other players or purely with and against NPCs. So even if you like such a game but do not like PvP at all, Atlas Reactor offers you the chance to enjoy it anyway. Having said that, we are giving away 10 beta codes. Atlas Reactor has a “Free Mode” which is available right now already. Download the game and play it. However, there are some restrictions. Once you buy the game, you are free from all these restrictions. Or, if you use a beta code, you are free from these restrictions throughout the beta. … [Read more...] about Atlas Reactor Giveaway: Grey’s Citadel Skin, Loot Matrices and more beta codes!
(Update: All codes are gone!!) We still have a few codes left for Atlas Reactor and since there is an expiration date attached to them (first Monday in September), of course, we would like to see them get to new owners soon! So this giveaway is a bit different from the ones we usually do. The first three people to comment here stating that they would like the codes will get them. But first, a short reminder of what these codes are about: “Atlas Reactor is a turn-based battle arena. It has the obligatory PvP mode, but it also has a nice PvE mode where you can either play against bots with other players or purely with and against NPCs. So even if you like such a game but do not like PvP at all, Atlas Reactor offers you the chance to enjoy it anyway.” (quoting myself here) If you belong to the first three people, you will get an email with three codes (for this, please make sure to enter a valid email address into the “email” field): Grey’s Citadel Skin … [Read more...] about 3 “code bundles” to give away for Atlas Reactor (all codes are gone!)
Part of The Complete Beginner’s Guide As in many free-to-play games the economy of War Thunder can be slightly confusing, with several types of currencies, rewards, items and so forth. Money, Money, Money The two currencies are Silver Lions, mostly earned from playing missions and battles, and Gold Eagles, mostly bought with real money. Silver Lions are used to purchase regular aircraft and modifications, to repair and resupply aircraft after battles, and to buy up to two extra crew slots. Gold Eagles have many uses, as outlined later in this post. You certainly don’t need to buy any Gold Eagles if you don’t want to; player skill and teamwork will get you a lot further than just spending money. Like many games of the genre, as you move up the ranks the cost of new aircraft, repairs and the like gets steeper so progress gets a lot slower, but if you’re not too hung up on advancing and enjoying the battles I wouldn’t worry too much about it. If you feel the … [Read more...] about A Beginner’s Guide to War Thunder – Items and Premium Options
In all our many roundups at the turn of the year, we’ve never done one on the legal dramas that have affected the MMO genre. That changes today! Of note, there’s… the lockbox scuffle as various countries turn their watchful gaze on the industry and self-regulation collapses in a puddle of shrugs; the Crytek lawsuit against Star Citizen studio Cloud Imperium; the potential for dead online games to skirt DMCA laws; multiple Pokemon Go-inspired lawsuits and criminal trials; the end of the Warner Bros. and Tolkien estate lawsuit; the continuation of the Oculus/ZeniMax Media lawsuit; the cease-and-desist filed against Asheron’s Call emulators; and a whole ton of Blizzard lawsuits, including the capsizing of the Bossland cheaters following multiple Blizz victories. My favorite, however, is Andrew’s research into whether lockboxes legally constitute gambling – from last January. Enjoy! Call of Duty swatting incident leads to man’s death in Kansas … [Read more...] about A look back at the MMO industry’s law dramas of 2017