Archive for June 2009

MMORPG Info Logo Bookbinding: Player-Written Books in Norrath

Books For Every OccasionPlayer-written books have come to Norrath! I’ve already filled a shelf in our guild hall with books for everyone: an address book for our guild members, a copy of Harvesting by Tier, collection references and a few short stories set in Norrath. Writing your own bestseller is easy: you simply need to choose a design and then fill the pages with your prose.

There are two book recipes per tier, one handcrafted book using the standard pelt and one mastercrafted book using the rare pelt of that tier. The mastercrafted books have a clasped design.

These books are crafted by sages with level 50 or higher. Sages learn these recipes via a quest on the Isle of Mara. You will need to have basic Far Seas Trader faction to do the quest. You can gain this needed by speaking to Captain Ingrid at the docks and completing her initial quest.

Books come in two orientations which alternate up the tiers. Tier 1, tier 3 and the rest of the odd-numbered tiers sit flat while tier 2, tier 4 and the other even-numbered tiers stand upright. [More…]


MMORPG Info Logo Moonlight Enchantment Mushroom Rings

It’s confirmed! The mushroom rings will be appearing on live servers for the first time on Saturday, June 20th and then continue to appear each month for at least 24 hours but no more than 48.

Here is a quick summary of information based on discussions on the forums with DominoDev.

On the 20th of each month, magical mushroom rings will appear in secluded woods around Norrath, tempting adventurers and tradeskillers into hidden instances.

The rings are all placed in relatively safe forested areas (which is why there are no rings in the Commonlands nor Gorowyn):
Merchant Screenshot from test by Rowenash

  • Archer’s Wood in Antonica
  • East of D’Abth Bridge in Nektulos Forest
  • West of the Spires in Enchanted Lands
  • Nerian Highlands in Darklight Wood
  • In front of the Nursery in Greater Faydark

The mushroom rings lead to small, temporary instances which scale to your level. The instances are a simple type of mission which reward elemental tokens which can be used to purchase house furniture. You can collect up to six tokens per month (there are two quests in the Darklight Woods instance). The tokens are heirloom so you can trade them between characters on a single account.

These instances also include special purple shiny collections. There is only a single question mark in an instance, so it may take some months to complete these collections.

DominoDev posted yesterday confirming the Moonlight Enchantments mini live event

Last month folks on Test server noticed the appearance of some mysterious mushroom rings in various forested areas of Norrath.

These rings are only visible when the phase of the moon is right … which appears to correspond to the 20th of every Earth month (PST time zone).

Those who wish to investigate where the mushroom rings may take them should therefore keep their eyes open this weekend, and around the 20th of each month in the future!

We hope this regularly occurring little mini event will give you something to look forward to each month. And if you happen to miss it one month, it’s not long till the next time the rings appear! 😀


MMORPG Info Logo Research Assistants

Game Update 52, Might and Magic, has come to Norrath. Kiara has posted the Game Update Notes which offer plenty of detail. Before you disappear into the depths of Kunark to explore the new quest lines, however, you should pop by your home village to find out about getting upgrades to your abilities from the new Research Assistant you will find there.

Research Assistants have come to Norrath to help adventurers upgrade their abilities. When you interact with a Research Assistant, he or she will offer you a list of the spells and combat arts which can be upgraded, along with a timeline of how long it will take to research the upgrade. [More…]


MMORPG Info Logo How Many Game References Can You Spot

Pac Man, , Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, Advance Wars, Metal Gear, Pokemon, Sonic, Doom … and I haven’t even started yet!

How many game references can you spot?

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(via wonderlandblog)


MMORPG Info Logo Dragonica Launches in Europe

Great news: Dragonica is ready for launch. We played the game in the closed beta and had a great time with it and now you can too.

The European launch is on the 10th of June, 2009 and you can download the software from the Dragonica site on gPotato. [More…]


MMORPG Info Logo Spending Void Shards

Have you got a stack of shiny Void Shards? Are you wondering what to do with them? Give them to me! Oh well, I guess that won’t work. In that case, you should be looking through all of our handy guides for the Void Shard rewards so that you can work out exactly what you want to spend them on. [More…]