KoramGame announced today their title Spirit Tales will be entering Closed Beta testing later this month, the 3D fantasy MMORPG still is accepting sign-ups and they will also be distributing keys through a number of other websites as well to boost their traffic in. If you’re a hardcore fan of the project I would say look into trying to snag those external keys as they’re said to come with additional prizes too.
The team prides itself on character depth, customization and features like pets as well. Once characters are designed it’s off to venture across a fantasy world to fight creatures and unlock the Spirit form of the character for extra damage. Combine that with the Chibi / Super Deformed styling and the game can be quite addictive for those looking to get a 3D twist on the genre after the glory years of Ragnarok passed. Check out the screens for more details and the character art and video below for even more details on the game.
F2P concepts are taking over, you have so many games in the market making the switch that even World of Warcraft has made their own grab at capturing the crowd. This week we saw the announcement of Aion announcing truly free gaming for the 3.0 update as it reaches Ascension. SOE has also announced Everquest (1 not 2) will go free to play as well on March 16th with the option to upgrade to Silver or Gold memberships.
The details we have so far:
Launches March 16, 2012
Offers Free, Silver ($5.00) or Gold ($14.99) membership tiers
Former, new and current players will have access to all expansions
Four Races will be available to Free and Silver players, Gold will get full access
No level cap will be installed on lower tiers
Free players get 2 slots, Silver get 4 slots and Gold get 8 slots per server
Spell ranks are capped at Rank 1 for Free and Silver while Gold is Unlimited
Prestige items are locked for Free and Silver members
Not only will it be free to download but free to play! After seven years and 20 updates, the MMO will now come in a few new flavors. Here is the breakdown.
There are 3 levels of player status free, premium and VIP.
Free is the basics, Less archetypes, no super groups, no mail, limited chat options and limited auction house functionality.
Premium is any existing players that move over to free. Essentially if you have subscribed before, you get a reward for doing so. You get more chat options, more archetypes, mail use and can join super groups.
VIP is where the mythical expendable income players hang. You pay the fee monthly, you get all the goods. All types, full auction house and form super groups.
Currently it is implied that you can go from premium or free to a VIP and back to premium, unlike other super powered MMO’s that offer free play.
No specific date is yet, just later this year as a launch window for City of Heroes Freedom.