Wildstar Reloaded – Part 2: This time, It’s not lagging!

It’s safe to say that Wildstar has had a bit of a rough re-launch this week. Thankfully Carbine have been on the ball and have taken action to try to improve the situation for all players, with the addition of some extra hardware and more servers to spread the load, while they try to fix the back-end problems with their Megaserver technology.

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I’ve used the time on the new PVE EU server, Jabbit-2, to have a proper run at the game now, as well as to poke around the in-game cash shop a bit more.

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Wildstar Reloaded – Part 1: The Free to Play Model

I played Sci-Fi Western style MMO Wildstar way back when it first launched last year, and whilst my impressions were mostly positive, some of the core hooks for an MMO weren’t really ready for the big time.

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A year later, Carbine Studios are releasing the biggest content update to Wildstar yet: Wildstar Reloaded (trailer). Can this new update breathe new life into the game? And more importantly, can it encourage new players to give it a try?

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Legacy of Romulus Expansion for Star Trek Online

Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios are proud to announce that the first expansion for the award-winning, free-to-play MMORPG Star Trek Online is now live and free-to-play.

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Jane Wilde Out Now

LevelBit today announced that over-the-top cartoon horror side-scrolling shooter Jane Wilde is now available for free-to-play download from the App Store.

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Neverwinter Q&A

We were recently given the opportunity to present some questions to the Neverwinter team!  Grant Allen, Combat Designer, took some time out to answer them for us..

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Star Wars: The Old Republic – Expanded Free to Play Version

EA have announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will get an expanded F2P version later this year, allowing players to take on any of the eight character classes up to level 50, from the current limit of 15.

Subscriptions will still be available for players who want unrestricted access to the entire game; Free to Play players will have some restrictions on access to new content and advanced player features. (more…)

Star Trek Online goes F2P For All

Cryptic Studios‘ MMO RPG Star Trek Online goes free-to-play for all today, following two weeks of free play for previous customers of the game.

Star Trek Online was originally released in February 2010, with updates being added at regular intervals throughout 2010 and 2011.  The game originally launched with two payment options: the usual monthly subscription, and a Lifetime subscription, which waived the monthly fee.  Additional content was also made available through microtransactions using Cryptic Points or the C-Store.

Existing subscribers become Gold Players, with the same access to the game as they have had up until now, while free, or Silver players will be able to explore the Star Trek universe as the captain of their own ship, but with a few restrictions compared to Gold members.  They will also have access to additional content via the C-Store or through Cryptic Points, the in-game and web-based virtual goods store.