SOE Sunsetting Bullet Run

Wow… that was short lived:

From an SOE email:

Dear Bullet Run Contestant,
After much review and consideration, Acony Games and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) have mutually made the decision to discontinue development on the free-to-play FPS game, Bullet Run. As a result, SOE and Acony will sunset the game and end all game services for Bullet Run on March 8, 2013. We would like to thank the players for their dedication and support of the game.


The Orcs Are Coming!!

An Orc

Excellent news, Orcs fans….

Stan Nicholl’s has a graphic novel coming out this month http://amzn.to/qDGmh5

AND the third book in the Orcs trilogy should be out at the end of December http://amzn.to/qKabZS

More details at http://www.stannicholls.com/

Download and installation was relatively hassle free. If a little slow (though that may be my connection issues more than anything).

Once in, it’s very much your good old EQ2 but with far fewer choices as to race, profession etc. You can only start as a neutral character, in the competely free to play version, and are restricted to a subset of profs.

Gameplay is, understandably, exactly the same as EQII. Missions in the new Halas area have a nice ‘icy snowbound, we all hate orcs’ feel and my barbarian had a high old time levelling from 0-8 in a fairly short period of time.

Characterisation for the NPCs is well done, the froglok kid you run into early on is a nice touch.

In short, if you have an old EQII itch but don’t want to re-up or the kids are wanting to play but you are too mean to buy them an account, this is a great way in. If you can pay, I’d pay and just get into the vanilla EQII game, with all the options, all the quests and an established community.

That having been said, I’ll be going back to EQIIX from time to time, it’s… fun.

..but, at the moment, not back in Warhammer.

Currently reinstalling Everquest II and will be blogging about that for now.

Still waiting on SW:TOR with bated breath.

As you may have noticed, there’s not been an update in over a month.

We could blame it on the sunlight, blame it on the moonlight or blame it on the boogie but, in reality, it’s just down to the single fact that I haven’t logged in to WAR in a month.

So for the mean time, you can take it as read that the Troll Slayer has booked into an ale house, found himself a couple of dwarf wenches and is not travelling for now.

Dakmik, our hamfisted Dwimmerdim engineer,  has been out and about in the Marshes of Madness and seems to have been hitting the ale again.  Hard.  Poor bugger came back today ranting about some great big spinning lump of rock that was floating in the sky, if you can believe it!

Last we saw of him he was stomping off towards Altdorf in seach of a tavern and or the Sisters of Shallya, though Sigmar alone knows why.  He left his field notebook behind and there were a few odd entries…

Richt, ah dinna ken whit’s happening these days. Wan minute ahm stood at the bar of the Nun and Bugle enjoying a barrel of Bugman’s

  1. Throw 5 Twisting Tentacle Pies at Enemy players in the Twisting Tower Scenario
  2. Complete the Scouting Quest within the Twisting Tower Scenario
  3. Perform a Service for a Dwarf or Greenskin Leader
  4. Soar 50 Leagues in the Twisting Tower Scenario
  5. Defeat 10 Enemy Players in Open RVR
  6. Defeat any 25 Dwarfs or Greenskins
  7. Complete the Killing Quest within the Twisting Tower Scenario
  8. Collect 10 Weapons of the Fallen from the Open RVR Battlefields
  9. Complete any 3 stages of a Public Quest in Dwarf of Greenskin Lands
  10. Swear at each Enemy Career

1.3 Hits Live…

“With this version we kick off the last Live event in the Call to Arms Live expansion: Rise of the Tomb Kings, which, as its ultimate prize, grants first and 24 hour exclusive access to the Land of the Dead to the realm that wins it! Please note that this means that there will be no immediate access to the Land of the Dead, this access will need to be earned through competing in the Rise of the Tomb Kings event!”  – WAR Europe