Weekly News Recap: Dec. 20, 2008

We have a ton of links to share with you in this week's recap of our exclusive content and noteworthy news items (which can be found after the jump). With the holiday season upon us, most MMOs are celebrating with numerous events. Some, such as World of Warcraft's Feast of Winter Veil, are listed below. Whichever game you play, take some time to enjoy the festivities. Also, feel free to browse our news archive to check out everything that couldn't fit in this weekly recap.

Allakhazam Features

Dangers of Sanrio Town : Hello Kitty Online features an in-depth social network. While it's a good tool for meeting other players, it could be dangerous for the game's younger fans.

Ten Years of Lineage II : Sam Han, Lineage II Producer for NCsoft West, and Young Park, the original Lineage Production Assistant for NCsoft West, talk with us about the Lineage franchise.

Jumpgate Evolution Media #3 : These exclusive screenshots showcase fighters class ships and factories that are used in crafting.

Swordsman Screenshots : We take an in-depth look at this class from IGG's free-to-play Zu Online.

Station Crap : Allakhazam Editor-in-Chief Andrew "Tamat" Beegle has a less than favorable personal opinion on SOE's new Station Cash microtransaction service. What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments section.

Noteworthy news stories

Spread Holiday Cheer with the Feast of Winter Veil : World of Warcraft's annual holiday event is in full swing, and members of the Allakhazam community have created guides and songs for the festivities.

Season 5 to Start with Item Purchase Changes : Many of you had comments regarding gear purchases in WoW's Arena Season 5. Feel free to add any new thoughts you have now that the season's under way.

Call of Fate Guild Interview : We have started our first in a series of guild interviews on our Warhammer Online site. Check it out to see what other guilds are doing in-game.

Child's Play Dinner Pushes Running Total to $1.07 Million : We're big fans of the Child's Play charity, so it's great to see so many people contributing to the cause.

Fan Festival Developer Interview : The Allakhazam team had the chance to ask the Final Fantasy development team some questions at Fan Festival 2008. Check out the full transcript for a ton of information.

EverQuest 10th Anniversary Server : SOE has announced they are merging "The Combine" and "Druzzil Ro (Tarew Marr)" servers on Jan. 21, 2009. This post contains all you need to know about the merge.

First TCG Expansion Has Launched : Fans of the Star Wars Galaxies Collectible Card Game can now add more than 250 new playable cards and 22 new loot cards to their decks in the Squadrons Over Corellia expansion.

6th Alliance Tournament Sign-up Begins Dec. 19 : This PvP tournament is a major event for EVE Online players. Check out this post for everything you need to know, including the official rules.

CoH Welcomes Mac Users in Open Beta : The Mac version of City of Heroes will be released in January 2009, but it needs to be tested first. Give it a try as CoH prepares to welcome a whole new group of players to the game.

100,000 Join RoM Open Beta on 1st Day : If you're looking for a new game to try, consider registering for the Runes of Magic open beta. The numbers suggest this free-to-play game is a pretty popular place.


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# Aug 28 2012 at 3:25 AM Rating: Decent
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# Dec 22 2008 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
Toki, I just wanted to say... Your "Weeky" news is awesome =P

Edited, Dec 22nd 2008 12:51pm by xNocturnalSunx
# Dec 22 2008 at 10:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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xNocturnalSunx wrote:
Toki, I just wanted to say... Your "Weeky" news is awesome =P

Ugh, that'll teach me not to post things so late at night. How embarrassing. Thanks for pointing that out. The title has now been fixed.
# Dec 22 2008 at 11:16 AM Rating: Good
It happens to me all the time. Usually I just start talking about random stuff with a bunch of typos. Sucks.
# Dec 21 2008 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
158 posts
If I wanted to see all this junk about non-EQ things, I would hit the non-EQ start page.
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