Reakktor have today released the Neocron Christmas Patch (152) bringing with it several new features along with bugfixes.
Most prominent in the patch notes are the introduction of new Sympathy missions which can be run to raise a character's sympathy with specific factions, these missions being obtainable from Tech Haven rather than the respective faction's HQ.
A fix for the problem of reloading has also been introduced (however it is stated that further adjustments to this issue are being worked on), along with the promise of a new weather effect, possibly the snow that people have been asking for for so long.
Full patch notes and discussion can be found here: Neocron Patch 152 Release Thread.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that World of Warcraft, its massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has surpassed five million customers worldwide.
With a strong presence across Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, World of Warcraft has quickly become the world's most popular MMORPG.
This morning the WarCry network hosted a live devchat with some of the Blizzard Developers with approx 1700 people present to watch & submit their questions.
Few highlights include:
-Cross server BG's
-Epic 5-Man instance sets
-Outdoor PvP objectives
If you didn't manage to make it you can find a complete chatlog of the dev chat right here.
For all interested WoW players - The WarCry Network (http://wow.warcry.com) will be hosting an online devchat with some of the Blizzard World of Warcraft Developers on Monday December 19th 2005.
Everyone is welcome to attend and come prepared with questions for the developers!
Monday 19th December 2005
9:00 P.M. Eastern, 6:00 P.M. Pacific
Snowballs are zipping through the air; mischevious-looking little people in red and green are running all over creation; Greatfather Winter stands by a decoration-laden tree offering gifts to all. What does this mean? That the Feast of Winter Veil is here!
Take a moment to check out our new page about the Feast of Winter Veil and see what the season has in store for you!
Due to the big success of Neocron Evolution 2.1 and Neocron Arcade: The N.M.E. Project, Reakktor has decided to extend the free game time for previous subscribers of the action-oriented cyberpunk MMORPG Neocron 2 by a week until December 22! All owners of a canceled Neocron 2 account may log in to Neocron 2 without reactivating the account to test the many improvements in the free Neocron Evolution 2.1 upgrade that was recently released.
Neocron Arcade, a new classic arcade shooter based on the world of Neocron, has been released!
You play as Mr Jones in the game, working for the CityAdministration, investigating reports about a strange creature that has appeared in the Wastelands.
The game takes you through places such as the newly implemented dungeon Regants Legacy and is completely free to all. Further information, screenshots, an FAQ, and download links can be found here for those interested.
Tomorrow's regularly scheduled maintenance will begin at approximately 3:00 AM Paris time in order to apply a minor patch. This patch adds content for the upcoming holiday festivities in Azeroth! You can review all of the changes contained in patch 1.8.4 here.
Please note: this patch is not The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj, the content patch currently running on the public test realms. To read more on The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj, view the 1.9 patch notes located here.
Big Congrats to all of the SSX & GoE for yesterday evening, we have now downed Razorgore the Untamed, the first boss in the 40 man raid instance - Blackwing Lair.
(Once again, for all non WoW players - Blackwing Lair is the next level up from the Molten Core, hardness wise. Molten Core being the other 40man instance that we have already fully cleared.)
"We are very pleased to announce the release of Neocron Evolution 2.1 and the new website!
To celebrate the release, all expired Neocron 2 accounts have received 14 days of free play time. This allows all previous Neocron 2 players to check out the major changes like graphical improvements in the Wastelands and new weapon models, as well as the engine performance improvements. But other areas have also received improvements, like the revision of the faction system, the new zone rules, or the new quests and some new locations."
You can download Evolution 2.1 as either a full client or as a regular set of patches, you can find links to both of these download options in this thread.
We hope to see you ingame.
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