Boon Control recently had the pleasure of playing guides to the lads of Yogscast in the recent closed beta test of ArcheAge. Our very own Acina and Aspira joined Simon (Honeydew[ugu]) and Lewis (Xephos) with some non speaking guides from Boon and other press sites, to show the world this extremely interesting MMO.
Archeage is a Korean made MMO from XLGames which uses CryEngine 3 for the graphics, animations and physics to produce the finest looking MMO to date.
The main focus of AA is the open nature of the game, you create and destroy the world you live in.
As you will see in the coming weeks as Yogscast pump out this footage, and from other videos found online, ArcheAge boasts a variety of features you do not see in most MMOs to come to the west including but not limited to: Dynamic environments within a persistent world, Player and guild housing, Mass PvP with seiges of castles, Naval warfare with...
Mojang has just recruited 4 members of Bukkit to ensure that Minecraft has the best modding experience it can provide, and the guys behind the well know Bukkit mod are definately the people for the job.
So it's been a monumental few days for the guys and girls at ArenaNet and NCsoft, on Wednesday evening at 6pm GMT the flood gates opened and the much anticipated great Guild Wars 2 beta signup marathon began.
In just 48 short hours the gates were supposed to close (6pm GMT today), at which point the above image was tweeted out, they had reached a whopping 990,152 sign ups. SWTOR as a comparison managed to bag 1.5 million sign ups in the first 2 months they were open.
It must have been agony for the hardworking folks that had been hyping up the beta sign ups for the whole of those 48 hours, to be so close to 1 Million that they could touch it! It was announced that the sign ups would stay open longer, all hell broke out, twitter was on fire with #GW2beta and #GuildWars2 hashtags, facebook went crazy and the Ducksboard site that was hosting the...