To ever improve the quality of life for adventurers, Square Enix has announced a new "Equipment Set" option for macros, to be implemented in the August version update of Final Fantasy XI. This feature will allow players to designate and equip multiple pieces of gear with a single command, thus reducing clutter for making macros. Twenty equipment sets will be available for registry when the content update is first implemented, with the possibility of that number increasing in the future!
What is your opinion of this new equipment set macro option? Let us know over on the ZAM forums!
On Friday, July 25, the team at Behaviour Interactive will be showing off new 6v6 team combat and fielding fan questions for Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade. The team combat will pit the Space Marines vs the Chaos Space Marines and new weapons, such as the Bolter and Chainsword, will also be demoed. Interested in vehicles? The Predator Tank and Rhino will be driven around the battlefield as well.
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Are the people making the games we love getting fair wages for fair work? Every year, Gamasutra investigates the topic. This year's 8-page report summarizes their findings, the result of "4,000 unique responses worldwide." Here's what they found:
Couldn't get enough of ArcheAge's recent closed beta, or didn't get an invite? You'll have another chance with Beta 2, dubbed "Setting Sail", which will run from 10am PT on Wednesday, July 30th through 10am PT on Monday, August 4th.
Two new campaigns will be making their way to Vana'diel in the new future, and the name of the game is double! On July 31st, a new Double Capacity Points and Double Simulacra Segment Campaign will begin, running through to August 3rd and August 11th, respectively. During the Double Capacity Points campaign, monsters will yield twice the amount of capacity points they normally would, allowing for quicker job point upgrades, while the Sumulacra Campaign will double the drop rate on segments obtained in various reives in Adoulin!
Excited for these two campaigns? Share your thoughts over on the ZAM forums!
The world’s largest eSports tournament ever, The International, just concluded on July 21st. It was a spectacle on many levels; whether it be a sold out arena, the massive prize pool, or the level of competition, the tournament was truly massive and an achievement in many different ways. With the dust finally settled a single question has arisen: why does this tournament matter? The unpacking of this question is simple, but it also speaks volumes about the gaming community as a whole.
Tinkerfest, the Norrathian celebration of all things Gnomish, starts Friday! Your EQII ZAM staff has the scoop on the awesome new additions to this player favorite. 2014 brings back all the old activities and adds more rewards, house items, and recipes! There's a new quest and new achievement. If you didn't do so last year, be sure to unlock your tinkered mercenaries!
Tinkerfest 2014 will start July 25th and run through August 11th. Keep track of all your alts and every quest with our convenient Tinkerfest Quest Tracker!