MMO Trials

Funcom sends along an announcement: "The critically acclaimed and award-winning Shadowlands expansion pack is now available as a part of Funcom’s Free 7 Day Trial for Anarchy Online. Now players from all over the world can download the entire Anarchy Online universe and try it without any commitment for seven full days." The trial version can be downloaded from this page, and here's a bit on the content the expansion for their science fiction MMORPG, which has: "introduced 20 large playfields, 40 smaller playfield areas, and over 165 distinct dungeon zones tailored to players of all levels. An impressive range of new features, including new professions, faction system, hundreds of perks, better AI, hundreds of monsters and items, new music and a greatly updated graphics engine ensured a gigantic addition to what was already an award-winning game. Shadowlands doesn’t take any of the trademark gameplay away, but greatly expands a fantastic virtual world." Likewise, Palestar sends word of another promotion for DarkSpace, their MMO space game, where: "all new player accounts now receive a coupon for 5 free days after the account has been activated. No credit card is required, just a valid email address. This enables full access to all servers and the ability to gain rank and prestige."
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Hell, I've stopped smoking cigarettes and started exercising regularly since getting into massive multiplayers, seems a fair trade of vices to me. The climb up the rungs of power gets really long monotonous and lonely if you go at it alone. Making ego concessions in a team will get you further faster and jolt your emotional meter more. Which should be seen in the light of the fact that the fastest and most reliable 'quick session' method (solo missions) doesn't let you readily tap off the benefits of being in a team. There are plenty of other windows of opportunity that you can window-shop though, AO's chat manager is a unique & powerful beastie.

In any case, AO remains the MMO that's most readily capable of dividing goals at short enough intervals that you can get in and out quickly and come away with progression every time. The fast-paced play style is a hallmark that Marius, the next AO game director, intends to vitalize further. The intellectual transfer across states, nations and time zones is a pull for me personally, though localisation remains a challenge.

Happy United Nations day!

Edit: Link to index of Shadowlands reviews (average = 88'ish) http://www.anarchy-online.com/content/game/shadowlands/reviews/

This comment was edited on Oct 25, 10:49.
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