The Cloaked Ascendancy is Live!

Greetings Adventurers!

After your adventures in the frozen lands in the North, it’s time to come back home to Neverwinter. Hang up your cloak, have your laundry done, and tuck away your newfound treasures. Enjoy the warmth, both in weather and the welcome of old friends like Knox. It’s a time to relax and reflect, and to drink a toast to absent friends. But heroes in Neverwinter never rest for long…

Trouble is stirring. Rumors of magic and uprisings fill the taverns. And now Lord Neverember is calling upon adventurers to help reclaim the old River District. It’s time to pull the boots back on and see what’s happening to your city!

Let’s dig into what we’ll see in this new expansion, The Cloaked Ascendancy:

New Adventure Zone: The River District – Lord Neverember has made good his claim to reclaim and expand upon Neverwinter by opening up the old rich merchants and nobles neighborhoods of the River District. Now he’s looking for adventurers like you to help him secure the port and land.  By establishing guard posts around the River District you can help recover wealth from abandoned mansions and crypts through excavation sites. The trouble is, he’s not the only one with the idea. Several powerful wizards have laid claim to the River District, and even worse – one of them has claimed sovereignty over Neverwinter! The River District comes complete with a new campaign with alternate paths towards completion.

More Treasure Hunting! The River District is full of possibilities and hidden treasures. All you have to do is find a map!

Ships ahoy! The opening up of the River District port means lots of opportunities for trading. Protect treasure caravans and barter with travelling merchants willing to trade fresh supplies of Voninblood and other sought after treasures in exchange for resources from the River District.

New Skirmish: The Illusionist’s Gambit! This crazy skirmish has you battling wits and blade against the mind of a mad illusionist. Be ready for anything- then play it again and be ready for something else! The skirmish has dozens of play combinations. Go test your luck!

The Return of the Spellplague Caverns!  Refurbished and remastered, we’ve cleared out all the corpses of adventurers gone by, and reopened both standard and Master versions. New challenges, new boss fights and of course new epic loot. The Mimic King compels you!

For everything mentioned above and more, follow the quest path to these blogs:

New Zone: River District

Monsters of the River District
Instances of the River District
River District Environment

New Ascendant Weapons
Updated and new dungeons Spell Plague Caverns
New Skirmish: The Illusionist's Gambit and updated Enviroment
Many-Starred Lockbox 

 

Thanks for reading, welcome home and look me up in the Driftwood Tavern – I’ll buy you a drink! 

Thomas “Mimic King” Foss

Lead Designer

Discuss on the official forum thread!

 

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Season 12: Reckoning

STAR TREK ONLINE CELEBRATES 7th ANNIVERSARY WITH SEASON 12 – RECKONING

Update Arrives January 26 with Featured Episode, New Space Queues and More

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 11, 2017 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Star Trek Online will kick off its 7th Anniversary with the release of Season 12 – Reckoning. The newest chapter to the 100% free-to-play MMORPG based on the classic Star Trek franchise releases on PC January 26 and on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 at a later date. Season 12 celebrates Star Trek Online’s upcoming anniversary with giveaways and mini-games, plus two new space queues, a new Research and Development System category and a featured episode titled “Of Signs and Portents.”

 

This year’s anniversary event for Star Trek Online offers captains the opportunity to complete in-game missions to earn exciting rewards, including the new Tier 6 Lukari Science Vessel, which the community selected the design for last fall. Players can also participate in two daily missions (Omega Molecule Stabilization Daily and Party Patrol) to earn special rewards and play the Omega Molecule Stabilization mini-game with Q to earn materials to construct crafting kits. Festivities also include server-wide giveaways for in-game items, which will take place soon on a daily basis leading up to the anniversary event release.

 

Season 12 – Reckoning continues the mission from Star Trek Online’s latest update, Agents of Yesterday: Artifacts. Under the leadership of Captain Kuumaarke, the Lukari have set out on a journey to investigate some unusual activity in an unexplored region of the Alpha Quadrant. Upon further inspection, they discover data that suggests weaponized use of protomatter. Fearing the Tzenkethi are behind this, they put out a call for help to the Alliance, who tasks captains from across the galaxy to help the Lukari prevent a looming cataclysmic attack.

 

Mission details for Season 12 – Reckoning will be revealed in the new featured episode, “Of Signs and Portents,” which will also feature the game’s first appearance of General Rodek, voiced by actor Tony Todd. The update also unlocks an expansive amount of content for captains to explore, including a new reputation, a new crafting school in the R&D System to create kits and modules, two brand-new space queues (“Gravity Kills” and “The Tzenkethi Front”) and a full space battlezone that has the Alliance pitting itself against the Tzenkethi in a desperate bid to stop the production and deployment of protomatter weapons.

 

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

 

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit www.playstartrekonline.com.

 

Star Trek Online is licensed by CBS Consumer Products.

 

® & © 2016 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

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ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published a number of popular titles, including Swordsman, Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, PWI and Star Trek Online. The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly acclaimed MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Group, Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.com.

 

ABOUT CRYPTIC STUDIOS, INC.

Cryptic Studios, Inc. is a leading developer of online games committed to delivering the next level of gameplay. Cryptic Studios, Inc. develops AAA titles for PC and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio of games to expand beyond the traditional MMORPG genre. Its successfully launched titles include Champions Online: Free for All, Star Trek Online and Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter. Cryptic Studios, Inc., a subsidiary of Perfect World Group, is located in Los Gatos, CA.

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Black Friday Sales

Looking to stock up on all kinds of goodies this weekend? Look no further – starting today we have a variety of sales and discounts that will be available this Black Friday! Enjoy a scaling charge bonus of Zen up to 25% and a wide array of game-specific bonuses. Check each games' individual news page and each game below for more information.

From now until 11/28 at midnight, you'll be able to unlock extra Zen! When you purchase virtual currency via our Charge Page using select payment processors listed below, we’ll add additional value to your purchase for you to spend in all your favorite games. Here are some additional details:

This Charge Bonus is ONLY available for the following payment processors:

Direct Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover)
Paypal
Skrill (Formerly Moneybookers)
BoaCompra
Xsolla
Paysafecard
Steam
 

Neverwinter

 

Save 40% on all items across Arc, Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation®4 from Nov 25 at 10:00am (PT) through Nov 28 at 10:00 am (PT)
Arc and Steam Players: Save 15-25% on Zen from Nov 25 – Nov 28
Xbox Live Gold Members: Save 15-25% on Zen from Nov 25 – 28
PlayStation® Plus Members and PS4 Players : Save 15-25% on Zen from Nov 23 -28
PlayStation® Plus Members and PS4 Players : Save 20-40% on select item packs from Nov 23 -28
Arc Players: Save 50% on select item packs from Nov 23-28, plus adventurers who purchase Zen through Arc will unlock free items, including mounts like the Gilded White Steed, Ice Panther, Owlbear and more!
 

For additional details, please visit us here.
 

Star Trek Online

 

Save 25% all items/packs on Arc, Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation®4 on the following dates:

Black Friday – Nov 25 at 9:00 am (PT) through Nov 26 at 9:00 am (PT)
Cyber Monday – Nov 28 at 9:00 am (PT) through Nov 29 at 9:00 am (PT)

Arc and Steam Players: Save 15-25% on Zen from Nov 25 – Nov 28
Xbox Live Gold Members: Save 15-25% on Zen from Nov 25 – 28
PlayStation® Plus Members and PS4 Players : Save 15-25% on Zen from Nov 23 -28
PlayStation® Plus Members and PS4 Players : Save 20-40% on select item packs from Nov 23 -28
Arc Players: Save 50% on select item packs from Nov 23-28, plus captains who purchase Zen through Arc will unlock free items, including R&D Packs, a T5 Sovereign, a T6 Prometheus and more!
 

For additional details, please visit us here.
 

Livelock

Regular Price: $19.99

Xbox Live Silver Members: Save 20% off from Nov 22 – Nov 28.
Xbox Live Gold Members: Save 30% off now through Nov 28.
PlayStation® Plus Members: Save 30% off from Nov 28.
PlayStation® Players: Save 20% off from Nov 22 – Nov 28.
Arc and Steam Players: Save 30% off from Nov 23 – Nov 29.
 

For additional details, please visit us here.
 

PWI

 

From Nov 23 -26

Save 20% off Special All Class Pets.
Save 45% off the War Front Supply Crate.
Save 52% off Medals of Glory (5).
 

From Nov 23 – Dec 7

Save 25-75% off select Mounts, Utilities, Shop and Fashion Items.
 

For additional details, please visit us here.
 

Forsaken World

 

From Nov 23 – 29

Save 34-53% off select Orbs.
Save 20-25% off select Upgrade, Utility and Refining Items.
Save 25% off a huge selection of Handhelds and Fashion Items.
 

Join a special event from Nov 25-30 to win a Kluer statue.

For additional details, please visit us here.
 

Swordsman

 

Save 20% of all Lv. 3 Gems and 30% off all Boost items from Nov 25 -30.

For additional details, please visit us here.

Agents of Yesterday Now Available!

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, the crew of Star Trek Online could not be prouder to announce our third expansion – Agents of Yesterday – is now live! Prepare your classic Original Series tunics and dust off your Mark II phasers; you’re about to take an away mission to an amazing adventure in that classic 60’s era. Our expansion is full of amazing features to bring you a complete and classic experience here in Star Trek Online.

First and foremost, players can create brand new captains in the Original Series era and engage in a story that takes them through the 23rd century and beyond. There will be a sweeping mystery to solve, one that ties into the overall story Star Trek Online has been telling for years. For players that choose to keep playing with their existing characters, we have a can’t-miss set of five episodes that will tie up the story arc we’ve been telling for nearly a year.

Next, we have an amazing cast of voice actors joining our captains on their adventure through this episodic content. Walter Koenig will be reprising his role as Chekov, and Chris Doohan will be filling in for his father by playing Montgomery “Scotty” Scott. Chase Masterson will be reprising her role as Admiral Leeta from the Mirror Universe, and Matt Winston will be making his Star Trek Online debut as Agent Daniels – originally seen on Star Trek: Enterprise. Finally, we have Joseph Gatt playing the cyborg crewman 0718, a character from the new Star Trek movies who joins us on our first adventure into that universe.

In addition to the amazing story content and voice actors we have a brand new Temporal Reputation that will grant people not only powers and a new suite of endgame gear but new queue-based content to play. The new Temporal Specialization will let people continue to differentiate their captains at endgame, and provides a full complement of brand new bridge officer powers. We will also be running a new “Temporal Agent Recruit” event for a limited time for any of our new TOS era captains. The recruitment system will provide challenges for players to complete that will provide a reward to that captain, and rewards for any other captains on their account.

This expansion truly captures the feel of the Original Series, and I can’t wait to see everyone in game!

Steve Ricossa
Executive Producer
Star Trek Online

The Arc Weekly – June 24, 2016

Check out highlights from some of the most popular and highly anticipated Arc games, including Gigantic, Neverwinter, Star Trek Online and Livelock.

Weekly Recap

 

 

Community News

Rooster Teeth Expo 2016: Gigantic & Livelock  – Join Perfect World Entertainment, Motiga and Tuque Games at this year's RTX, July 1-3. We'll have playable demos of both games as well as cool Gigantic & Livelock  themed swag. Learn more here or stop by and check out the games!

Gigantic: Stress Test Coming July 30 – Arc members and Xbox Live players interested in joining our stress test next weekend should check this link to find out more information about signing up. The test will give players players, both new and existing, a chance to check out the game and helps us get an idea of how gigantic will perform where it'll be played. 

Livelock Releasing August 2 – At long last, Livelock's release date is set, coming to consoles and PC early August 2016. The top-down shooter harkons back to the days of the arcade, where you and a few friends could experience high action for hours. Check out the blog for more info.

Neverwinter Play's Handbook – Story – With PS4's launch this summer, we're providing a look at Neverwinter for new players, idetifying key heroes, story elements, classes, and more. Check out our first Player Handbook blog for more!

Star Trek Online:  Navigating Console UI – For players looking forward to the upcoming STO release on consoles, Cryptic Studios' Thomas Marrone gives a breakdown of the changes to UI for consoles and how to find what your looking for. Check it out! 

Star Trek Online: Console Ground UI – Executive Producer, Stephen Ricossa shares a look at the ground combat UI and how players will engage in combat. Read this blog to learn all about it.

 

E3 Coverage 2016
 

Livelock
 

Nominated for “Best of Show” by Game Informer

“The destruction the game affords is too satisfying and the strategic depth of the action is just too compelling for me to pass this one up.” – Hardcore Gamer

Game Informer – Livelock: Twin-Stick Hero Shooting Takes Off
OnRPG – Livelock The March to Launch Continues
Hardcore Gamer – E3 2016: Never Trust an A.I. in Tuque’s Livelock
DVS Gaming – E3 Gameplay Demo: Livelock
MMO Games – E3 2016: Livelock Developer Playthrough
MMO Huts – Livelock: E3 2016 Dev Interview
PlayStation Lifestyle – Livelock Hands-On Preview: Lock and Load
Gaming Illuminaughty – Livelock Interview with Kevin Neibert
Senshudo – Livelock Interview at E3 2016
2P – PWE’s New Game Livelock Is Like a Diablo with Guns
Gamer Headquarters – Livelock E3 2016 Impressions
Gamer Professionals – E3 2016 Demo Impressions for Livelock by Perfect World Entertainment
Gamemoir – Livelock is a Twin-Stick Shooter With A Brain, And Plenty of Robots Too
Geek Nifty – E3 2016: ‘Livelock’ First Impressions
AVC Communications – E3 2016: Livelock

 

Star Trek Online
 

“… a very solid port… [With] familiar console controls, it seems Cryptic Studios has a good idea of what it takes to successfully port a full-fledged MMO to consoles.” – PlayStation Lifestyle

True Achievements – Cryptic Studios Talks Star Trek Online at E3 2016
MMO Huts – Star Trek Online E3 Dev Interview – Voyage to Consoles!
DVS Gaming – E3 Game Interview: Star Trek Online (Console)
PlayStation Lifestyle – E3 2016: Star Trek Online Preview – Beam Me Up
Senshudo – Star Trek Online Interview at E3 2016
Cinema Blend – The New Features Coming in Star Trek Online for Consoles
AVC Communications – E3 2016 Star Trek Online Comes to Consoles
Geek Nifty – E3 2016: ‘Star Trek Online’ PS4/Xbox One Port First Impressions
Sci Fi Gazette – Sci-Fi Games Steal the Spotlight at E3

 

Neverwinter
 

“Visually the game looks better than ever … the fast-paced Neverwinter combat is still there and it feels right at home on a PS4.” – Senshudo

Playstation Lifestyle – E3 2016: Neverwinter Hands-On Preview
Senshudo – Hands On with Neverwinter on PS4
RPG Fan – Neverwinter Coming to PS4, Here’s the Trailer
Gamer Headquarters – Neverwinter Playstation 4 E3 2016 Impressions
Massively Overpowered – E3 2016: Perfect World’s Star Trek Online, Neverwinter and Livelock
Stack Up – Perfect World at E3 2016
WCCF Tech – E3 2016: Perfect World Entertainment Hands-On

 

Livelock: Prepare For War

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It is time to equip your arsenal because you’re humanity’s last hope and on August 2nd, 2016 you will awaken.

PREPARE FOR WAR

Tuque Games in alliance with Perfect World Entertainment are proud to announce that Livelock will release on August 2nd, 2016, on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.

When Tuque Games formed in 2012, they set out to create a game that brought back the classic feeling of spending hours at the arcade with your friends. Livelock is this creation.

NO QUARTER MACHINES REQUIRED

You and your two closest friends are humanity’s last hope. Awaken to the planet Earth destroyed by a gamma ray. Although scientists received a warning 10 years ago, the preparation for the gamma ray’s devastation wasn’t enough. The millions of human consciousness that were uploaded into the digital network survived, but became corrupted and as a result, they have separated into 3 rogue robot fractions. Each of these fractions has created their own agenda for survival and will destroy anyone that stands in their way.

Upon awakening, you find that you’ve been uploaded into a mechanical chassis by an ally known as SATCOM, who wants to see humanity united, and your new mech body is armed with a gigantic arsenal. Lucky you!

CHOOSE YOUR HERO

Choose one of three Capital Intellects and fight your way through enemy hordes. Customizable arsenals and character classes make each Livelock game a unique experience. In the battle for humanity, choose to play as either Hex– the DPS marksman, Vanguard– the diligent close quarters brawler, or Catalyst– the tactical support with a mini drone army.

 

On August 2nd, 2016 the fate of humanity is in your hands. Will you fight together to take back Planet Earth?

 

Stay Connected with #Livelock

 

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