MMO Roundup 9/16/2011
The MMO Roundup is a weekly recurring feature where we bring you all the news from the world of massively multiplayer gaming.
Here’s some of the biggest news in the MMO world this week — and a dash of the smaller news you may find interesting — parceled out by game and delivered in snack-sized chunks:
World of Warcraft
More Patch 4.2 hotfixes have been issued. Among the changes: For the The Deadmines, Molten Shield has been reduced from 50,000 fire damage to 20,000 fire damage on Heroic difficulty; Alliance and Horde players are able to teleport to Anachronos as many times as they wish even after abandoning and re-accepting the quest “A Legendary Engagement”.
Incarna 1.1.1 has been deployed. This patch includes changes to the user interface, graphics, modules, agents, and missions. Boosters no longer disappear after logging out before undocking.
City of Heroes
City of Heroes VIP got a head start on the new content that will be rolled out with City of Heroes Freedom. All players who had an active subscription on September 13 have become VIPs and will receive a Respec Token per existing character, a Tailor Token per unlocked costume slot, and a Global Handle Rename Token per account.
Public testing of Version 1.5 has begun. Version 1.5 is the first release of the Recursive Colony expansion and includes major new features, new content and fixes for Global Agenda, including the North Sonora Open Zone. All players are welcome to download the test client and help locate bugs in this update.
For the next two weeks, ten year old RuneScape Classic will be fully open and available to members, before formally retiring for new players. After the retirement, RuneScape Classic will only be accessible to players who have already visited the ancient world.
The new King of the Hill PvP mode has been released. Players queue up for a team-based battle for control of a mausoleum fountain; hold the location for 7 minutes, and you win. The assaulting team grows stronger over time, so it’s an uphill battle — no pun intended.
The game’s next update will be “The Bug Hunt,” which isn’t some form of exterminator game. No new content will be added; the development team will be hunting down and fixing bugs and other long-standing issues.
If you missed the last round-up, find out what news may have passed you by.