Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion Announced

This press release from Ubisoft and Wolfpack announces plans for Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion, an upcoming expansion pack for Shadowbane, their MMORPG. Here's a bit on new features and classes in the add-on, which is expected on November 30:
"Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion brings guild warfare and city sieging to an exciting new level with a strategic end-game that is unprecedented in the genre of MMO games. ‘Build an Empire’ was one of the early rallying cries of Shadowbane and with this expansion, our players can do exactly that," said Frank Lucero, Shadowbane’s producer. “Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion brings with it the new Vampire Race, new classes and disciplines, each with special powers and abilities designed to enrich PvP combat. Additionally, graphical improvements and extensive refinements to the existing siege system will enrich play and improve performance.”

In addition to the new strategic systems, Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion will feature extensive new player options centered around an invasion from the Lands of the Dead. Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion marks the first time in an MMORPG that players can play Vampire characters. The Vampires’ clothing and armor will spotlight their supernatural power and allure and demonstrate the appeal of these creatures while exploring a new visual direction for Shadowbane. Their unique powers, strengths, and weakness will add new layers and tactics to the Shadowbane PvP landscape.
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Great!
Sep 9, 2004, 14:49
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Great! Sep 9, 2004, 14:49
Sep 9, 2004, 14:49
 
I'm sure the 3 or 4 people still playing will be tickled pink about this.

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Re: Great!
Sep 9, 2004, 15:18
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Sep 9, 2004, 15:18
 
I got hooked to SB again after 6 months departure, it´s still the best mmorpg after UO for me. (can´t stand boring level treadmills)

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Re: Great!
Sep 9, 2004, 15:41
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Re: Great! Sep 9, 2004, 15:41
Sep 9, 2004, 15:41
 
Wow, this is about as lame as announcing a Horizons Expansion

What a load of turds this game was

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Re: Great!
Sep 9, 2004, 15:53
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Re: Great! Sep 9, 2004, 15:53
Sep 9, 2004, 15:53
 
I give them props for being one of the very few MMO's that are totally unrestricted PvP. Some people just can't hang in that environment where sitting in a corner pulling dumb AI doesn't work as a skilled human will come and take them out and loot their precious little bitmap swords and armour.

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wow
Sep 9, 2004, 16:03
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wow Sep 9, 2004, 16:03
Sep 9, 2004, 16:03
 
For some reason I loved this MMORPG when it first came out. When I got an offer to come back and try it out there was nobody in the game ...there was like 200 -150 people per server!!! If more people played this game I would pick it up again.

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Sep 9, 2004, 16:04
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Sep 9, 2004, 16:04
 
Guess it has a small rabid fanbase that keeps it alive? Thought for sure UBI would've axed it by now.

Dr. Michael Bolton's Hairdreser PhD, MD, LLP, DDS
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Sep 9, 2004, 16:46
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Sep 9, 2004, 16:46
 
"Some people just can't hang in that environment where sitting in a corner pulling dumb AI doesn't work as a skilled human will come and take them out and loot their precious little bitmap swords and armour"

Yes because we all know that games like that are so successfull, take for example Lineage II....

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great
Sep 9, 2004, 17:57
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great Sep 9, 2004, 17:57
Sep 9, 2004, 17:57
 
lol at least 3 of the servers at peak times have over 1k people playing

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Re: great
Sep 9, 2004, 19:16
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Sep 9, 2004, 19:16
 
Yes that's right, announce it quickly! For soon, the REAL Oblivion shall be upon us all. Muhahhahaa.

http://www.elderscrolls.com/splash/index_01.htm

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Re: great
Sep 9, 2004, 19:29
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Sep 9, 2004, 19:29
 
lol at least 3 of the servers at peak times have over 1k people playing

Really? Last time I tried the free trial the server pops was abysmally low.

Dr. Michael Bolton's Hairdreser PhD, MD, LLP, DDS
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Re: Great!
Sep 9, 2004, 19:46
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Sep 9, 2004, 19:46
 
shadowbane has a grip on its lil niche. As the only 100% pvp game. charactor creation is deep, and xp is easy as pie. Honestly WoW will prolly suck the life out of SB. But its been a good run and maybe ubi learned something. And those who were at the 300-400 people battles. The fall of cournerstone, mordkessle, etc. some guild spends hundreds of millions in gold to build a grand city, they put up a darn good fight when trying to keep it. When you guys play WoW and come across the hardcore pvp guilds from SB youre gonna curse their exsistance as you travel back to your grave as a ghost.

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Re: great
Sep 9, 2004, 20:01
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Sep 9, 2004, 20:01
 
Im gona go off here.. Will someone PLEASE reinvent this genre.. Played WOW beta and I really wanted to like it but it left an EQ aftertaste.. I still think DAoC is one of the better mmorpgs out there and I know it has problems in fact I havent played in weeks. Im a little discouraged that even Blizzard couldnt fix this problem.. And you may ask "What problem?".. Here it is.. Cant someone make an mmorpg that doesnt make you have to move into your mom's house like the rest of these LOOSERS just to be able to PvP without those choads spamming /laugh at you?? Get a job you unwashed apes your Mom/GF/Wife wants me over for "Dinner".. /rant off
And for you non-pvp folks.. grow some lettuce or are you afraid someone might kill your "uber-toon"..

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Sep 9, 2004, 20:11
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Sep 9, 2004, 20:11
 
Im intrested in the geaphic upgrade...will the whole game be lifted? If so even better. I dont think anyone from Shadowbane will run to WoW. Its PVP is laughable. Its an afterthought. Classes are so unbalanced its stupid. Shadow stepping warrior.....Imagine being a caster when a warrior can shadow step right to you...

PVP in WoW is plain and simple stupid and boring. Nothing new its EQ PVP. ShadowBane at least has PVP going for it. I might check out shadowbane again.

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Sep 9, 2004, 21:15
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Sep 9, 2004, 21:15
 
look i am not trying to wave the wow flag...but beta hasnt even fully implimented its pvp, and yes there are some balancing issues. and after macroing for hours making stims in SWG i am no fan of crafting.But Wow looks to be the new "game" but sb has the best pvp right now hands down. While i hate zerg wars...i love a good "big battle"...i have not seen any game come close to those fights...i am talking like 5-6 hour pure 200 plus ppl battles

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Sep 9, 2004, 22:59
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Sep 9, 2004, 22:59
 
While i hate zerg wars...i love a good "big battle"...i have not seen any game come close to those fights...i am talking like 5-6 hour pure 200 plus ppl battles

I've played battles like that all the time in Planetside. That game is a very different mmorpg... it's all pvp, has vehicles, the implants are nice, the teams are huge, etc. I haven't played the game in a while, but my friend still plays and says that the servers are always loaded. The game had a bad release, but its current incarnation is supposedly quite fun. I may need to start my subscription again after I top out CoH.

I'm going to pass on World of Warcraft. It plays a little too much like EQ, and I don't have time for that kind of treadmill style gaming. I get bored too quickly.

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Re: Great!
Sep 10, 2004, 02:01
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Sep 10, 2004, 02:01
 
Why the hell won't this POS just die?

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Sep 10, 2004, 02:27
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Sep 10, 2004, 02:27
 
You guys are forgetting the hardest enemy to defeat in Shadowbane: sb.exe. STILL FUCKING HAPPENS! I couldn't believe they didn't address that issue before the last expansion. I haven't played SB in about 9 months but I'm sure it's still happeing. It's probably some basic building block portion of the app they fucked up when they wrote it originally.

They also screwed everyone else wanting to come back by making the expansion have new higher territories that only people with the expansion could access. All my enemies were sitting on that new fucking expansion island farming all day and I couldn't pk them :(.

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