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Atlas Reactor Beta Begins With New Features

Posted on April 17, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus Reactor the latest game from Trion Worlds has entered the closed beta phase according to a press release the developer released prior to the weekend. This closed beta includes brand new features like a new spectator mode, an inventory system, a storefront selling enhanced emoticons among other enhancements.

Ganeplay in Atlas Reactor consists of two opposing teams squaring off against each other in simultaneous turns that mix elements of action games and turn based strategy games. Strategy is key to succeeding in Atlas Reactor, only through cooperation can a team come out on top and counter their opponent’s actions for the sweet end game loot.

The addition of seasons allow players to complete “seasonal quests” which reward them with various types of loot. If players happen to get a duplicate reward they are able to break them down using the new crafting system and then construct alternative rewards. Each season will last approximately three months and the developers will inject new chapters into each chapter every few weeks which will include new pieces of lore, brand new quests, challenges and of course rewards.

With the opening of the closed beta players will be able to try out several new characters, referred to as “freelancers” in-universe. The first new freelancer to be unveiled is a woman named “Ellie”, many more freelancers will be added to the game as the closed beta continues. This latest version of the game also brings with it a new battleground for players to try out called the Evo-5 Lab.

If Atlas Reactor sounds interesting you can apply for the closed beta on their official website or through Trion World’s download manager Glyph. I applied and pretty much got instant approval, so I suppose they are looking for new players right now! Instant access can also be guarennteed through one of Atlas Reactor’s various founder’s packs.

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Community Corner: MMO’s Going F2P

Posted on June 5, 2013 by Trish Bennon

With intense competition pressed upon massively multiplayer online games by the explosion of the casual gaming market, developers are re-evaluating their businesses models to maintain not only their competitive edge but their overall player base.

In 2010 Turbine tossed out subscriptions for Lord of the Rings Online and replaced it with a free to play (F2P) model.  Two years later, Sony Online adopted the F2P experience for both Everquest and Star Wars Galaxies.  On June 12th, Trion Worlds will be the latest developer to climb aboard the F2P train. Historically, this shift has proven extremely profitable for developers.  The question on player’s minds is:  Will this be profitable to the veteran community?Read More


First Defiance DLC Detailed

Posted on May 14, 2013 by Joshua Rust

Trion Worlds, creator of Defiance, have announced the first details on DLC for their epic MMO Sci-fi shooter. For the Season Pass holders, you should know the deal by now, you will get 5 DLCs at a reduced price. But the question always remains: Is that content going to be good enough to warrant my purchase of the Season Pass?

Well, I know this is just the first DLC but it looks like Trion Worlds will be doing everyone justice. Not only for the Season Pass holders, but there will also be free DLC so that it won’t isolate friends from playing with each other regardless of what content each other have. Which is a good thing seeing how Defiance has now surpassed over 1 million registered users and I’m quite sure that many of them are waiting it out to see what kind of DLC we will get from the Season Pass.Read More


Trion Worlds Releases First Post Launch Patch For Defiance

Posted on April 12, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Trion Worlds released its ambitious, yet lukewarmly received, shooter title Defiance two weeks ago and the developers are already working on their first post-launch patch due out next week.

A client side patch will allow players to replay the main story missions after completing them, improving the quality of in-game pop-up menus and allowing voice/text chat channels to be muted independent of each others. These aren’t exactly world changing features but it is nice to see the devs adding new options for those who wish to play the game solo, or mute out annoying kids screaming over their headsets!

Trion will also be issuing a week-long bonus to XP, Loot and an exclusive in-game item, the Daredevil, to all players who signed up during the game’s launch week due to some technical issues. It’s always nice to see developers making amends when something goes wrong.

Defiance is a third person shooter developed by Trion Worlds that was released recently and one of its main selling points is the eventual tie-in with the SyFy show of the same name. Set in a future San Francisco Bay, players can choose to either to become a member of an alien race, or you know stay human, and play with thousands of other players. Reviewers have stated that the game’s pacing is a little slow but a smooth launch and a strong collection of collectable weapons have boosted its review scores among critics.



End of Nations Dev Faces Layoffs, End of Beta Program

Posted on December 5, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Things are not looking good for developer Petroglyph Games and their latest RTS offering End of Nations. After going into a limited closed beta earlier this fall development on the game seems to have halted with the studio reportedly laying off 30 employees from its Las Vegas office.

This sad news comes on the heels of two other announcements that transpired these past few weeks. Frist the publisher of the game, Trion Worlds, refunded any purchasers of the game’s beta access pass and now the developer has closed the official forums section for the game. Currently the next beta stress test of End of Nations is scheduled for some time in 2013.

Given their pedigree it’s kind of surprising that Petroglyph just couldn’t get things right with this one. Granted no one else has attempted an MMORTS but when your staff’s resumes include the Westwood era Command & Conquer series and 2005’s spectacular and underrated Star Wars: Empires At War you’ve done something right. Then again Universe at War didn’t exactly set the world on fire when it was release in 2007 either.

Source: Joystiq


RIFT Wants You To Make a Long Term Commitment

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

MMORPG Rift is set to expand with the release of Storm Rift, the game’s first official expansion, later this fall. Trion Worlds hopes to entice existing and returning players by offering the expansion free of charge with a one year commitment to the game. Subscribers who shell out for the one year commitment will also receive the title of ‘Storm bringer” and an in-game “Landslide” mount.

Storm Rift is set to offer players ten addition character levels, a dozen brand new zones and customizable spaces called Dimensions.

If this particular strategy seems familiar, that’s because it is essentially the same deal Blizzard offered World of Warcraft subscribers last fall. Although, Blizzard was offering players a free copy of Diablo III for their commitment. Will Trion’s enticing free expansion be enough to lure fans of the game back? We’ll have to wait and see.


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