Lord of the Rings Online: The Breaking of Isengard

On Monday, Lord of the Rings Online released Update 13: The Breaking of Isengard. Owners of the Helm's Deep expansion can embark on a quest to discover what has happened to Saruman after the sacking of Isengard. Additional features include a new mail system, UI customization and size upgrades for inventories, new items in Lalia's market and more!

The recent Producer's Letter also mentioned that the next class to be introduced in LotRO will be the Beorning! You can read the entire letter on the official forums.

EverQuest II Producer's Letter: Lots to Come!

This morning, Holly "Windstalker" Longdale released a Producer's Letter titled "Lots to Come!" It details the All Access transition occuring next week, what benefits are available to EverQuest II subscribers and what content we can expect in the near future.


All Access Transition: SOE will be consolidating all games into a singular subscription model. Current subscriptions will be converted automatically. Those with special pricing should have their rates grandfathered, but please contact SOE Customer Support if you want to look more into the conversion. The entire FAQ for this transition is available here.

EQ2 Membership Benefits: Subscribers to EverQuest II receive the following benefits...

  • Base amount of 7 character slots
  • Permanent 15% coin loot and 10% mount speed
  • Permanent double alternate currencies
  • Member-only Loyalty Tokens
  • Unrestricted access to broker, chat channels, ability tiers and in-game mail
  • Early access to content and promotions: Receive access to new content, such as next week's Contested High Keep, before non-subscribers

Upcoming Content: Several things are lined up "for the weeks following April 23, 2014", including: a Prestige Guild Hall (seen here), new loyalty merchant items, the release of the Darklight Palace prestige home, a new Temple of Veeshan raid zone, the Tunaria Battleground and the conversion of old currencies, such as Obol and Void Shards, into Tinkering and Transmuting components. On deck next week is the release of Contested High Keep and the Bloody Shank HQ.


The entire Producer's Letter is available after the jump.

Shinai-Swinging Showdown

 Those Moogles should really work on improving their security! Once again, the Far Eastern armor sets under the care of the MHMU have been pilfered by brigands, and it's up to you to take up your shinai to help recover them! From April 24th through to May 8th, the lands between the three starting nations and the Grand Duchy of Jeuno will be overrun by wayward suits of armor, and helping to subdue them will net you various seasonal rewards! So be sure to take part in this newest Feast of Swords, for the Moogles' sake!

Excited for the Feast of Swords? Let us know all about it over on the ZAM forums!

Civilization: Beyond Earth - PAX Panel

"CIVILIZATION IN SPACE!" sounds like a dream, but it's a dream that Firaxis Games is making a reality. Revealed just last week, Civilization: Beyond Earth is the next great chapter in the ever-popular Civ franchise. Denizens of Earth: commence tears of joy. To shed light on the future of future-Civ, the developers took to the stage:

"For all of you fans out there that loved Alpha Centauri,
this is the game we have made for you."

First Ever Double Capacity Point Campaign!

 Needing more capacity points? Wishing there was a way you could cut down on the endless grinding to improve your favorite job? Then get ready, for Final Fantasy XI's first ever Double Capacity Point campaign is about to arrive! Starting on April 17th and running through to April 20th, monsters will yield twice the capacity points they normally will, so pick up your most cherished blade and your repertoire of spells, and prepare to power up your character like never before!

Let us know what you think of this new campaign over on the ZAM forums!

Hearthstone Now Available on the iPad

Blizzard Entertainment announced yesterday that Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has been released on the iPad! It is supported by the following devices: iPad Air™, iPad 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2, iPad mini™ and iPad mini with Retina® display.

Elder Scrolls Online: Craglorn "Ask Us Anything"

From the looks of it, Craglorn is looking good. After enjoying the recent Elder Scrolls Online reveal, we had two new questions for every question it answered. Luckily, Zenimax Online continues their "Ask Us Anything" series with a Craglorn-specific edition. If you're low on time, here's our run-down:

Infinite Crisis Reveals Blue Beetle

Jamie Reyes wandered into a fight between warring super-human gangs and, desperate to escape, stumbled across the object which they were fighting over: a strange blue scarab. The scarab bonded to Jamie and instantly covered his body with battle armor. Protected, he fled to safety.

WildStar Flick: Warplots

Following the huge Eldergame info dump we received from PAX East this year, WildStar Wednesday reers its head again this week with another WildStar Flick revealing the last bit of the game's action-packed PvP content. You know about open-world PvP, you know about Battlegrounds and Arenas, now it's time for some 40v40 action.

It's time to enter Warplots!

Nexus Talk Episode 48: Warplots

Was the special PAX East Edition of Nexus Talk not enough for you? Well, there's no need to worry because Richie Procopio is back again, this time with a plethora of information regarding WildStar's Warplots. Be sure to grab 39 of your closest friends, because it's time to go to War!