As some of you may know, Silent Strike had it’s origins in the original Everquest, 14 years ago. (Wow, 14 years!!) I’m sure many of us that played that game still remember it fondly and it’s safe to say that game changed us all in one way or another. We’ve met lifelong friends (and even spouses) in that game and so it’s interesting to ponder what the next iteration of that game might be.
I just finished watching the entire SOE Live presentation via Twitch.TV and I have to say, I’m pretty intrigued. The destructibility of the world, the expressive characters and the ability to learn new classes as you play are things that new games have tried, but haven’t quite achieved. EQN Landmark should be a lot of fun for we Minecraft junkies.
Silent Strike may just have to return to Norrath!
Here’s the Twitch.tv recordings if you’re interested. Part 1 gets to the meat of it around 27 minutes in, if you want to skip past the sand painting.
Get your camping gear ready and don’t forget to pack the bug repellant! The Summerfest World Event begins July 25 in Rift. Featuring a new zone event, camping, scavenger hunts and new costume swimsuits on the Rift Store! Daily Login gifts have the chance to give you Rift Credits, so be sure to log in every day during the event! Read all about it on the Rift Community site
If you were one of the people that helped to fund the Kickstarter for TUG and contributed enough to gain Alpha Access, your wait will soon be over. TUG will begin it’s first Alpha testing phase on Monday July 15 . You should receive your invitations later in the day.
Word from reliable sources is that this is truly the very beginning of Alpha stages, so don’t expect a complete game. Right now alpha testers will mostly be interacting with the environment, moving, scaling, rotating and placing world blocks (think Creative Mode Minecraft). There are guaranteed to be bugs, but I’m very excited to see this beautiful new world.
If you missed out on the Kickstarter, you can still get in on Alpha access via PayPal directly from the Nerdkingdom Website. They have a great twin pack deal that gets you 2 copies of the game with alpha access so you can share it with someone.
Tonight the HammerStrike Raiding Alliance cleared our first Storm Legion raid dungeon – Triumph of the Dragon Queen. It’s been a couple of months of tries and learning, and it finally all paid off. Congrats Everyone!