Weekly News Recap: March 29, 2009

It's time again to look back at our features and most noteworthy news articles of the week on ZAM.com. Keep reading below and after the jump for links to stories on everything from our list of the top 10 MMOs we'd like to see to our IRC chat logs with EverQuest II developers.

ZAM Features

Exploring LOTRO with Turbine: Part II: We continue our discussion of of Lord of the Rings Online and Book 7 with members of the Turbine team. Check out part 1 first if you missed it.

Courtesy in MMOs: Dead, or Just Hiding?: Editor Sam "azerian" Maxted discusses courtesy in MMOs and how he has no time for beggars.

EverQuest Inspired by D&D Campaign: We uncover an EverQuest lore secret by talking to Tony "Vhalen" Garcia about his work on EverQuest, EverQuest II and all the things in between.

Age of Conan: What They Did Wrong: Editor Christopher "Pwyff" Tom follows up his interview with Age of Conan's Producer/Director Craig Morrison to discuss Funcom's mistakes.

If You Build It, They Will Come: azerian outlines the top 10 MMOs he'd like to see, from Discworld to Grand Theft Auto. What MMOs would you like to play in the future?

EQII Developer Chat Logs: We hosted an IRC chat with EverQuest II developers. Keep reading to see what they had to say!

Polls Are Open! Vote for Your Favorite Eggs!: You have until April 2 to cast your ballot for your favorite Final Fantasy XI eggs.

Noteworthy News Articles

EVE Fanfest Set for Oct. 1-3 in Iceland: It may be six months away, but start planning your trip to Iceland now for this year's EVE Online Fanfest.

Flask Duration Decreased to 1 Hour in Patch 3.1: Flask durations will decrease from two hours to one hour in the new World of Warcraft patch. Keep reading to see how this will affect recipes.

Blood of Gladiators TCG Expansion Released: The eighth expansion for the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game is here. It focuses on PvP and the new Arena theme.

Dev Diary: Spring Festival: The Lord of the Rings Online Spring Festival runs until April 7, and a hedge maze has been added to the list of events.

Video Tour of Ishalgen: NCsoft has released another tour trailer for Aion. Check out this area, which can be found in Asmodae.


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