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Tuesday, May 15, 2001

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Shadowbane Preview, Site Updates
8:22 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Mor information on the upcoming massively multiplayer RPG Shadowbane has been posted recently in the form of a new preview at PC.IGN and updates to the game's official site. Wolfpack Studios is kicking off their E3 experience with a redesigned web site, which should be easier to navigate. They have also updated their massive FAQ with more about the party system in the game. And they list the members who will be attending this week's big event in Los Angeles.

If you're wondering what all the excitement over Shadowbane is about, take a look at PC.IGN's preview. It gives a good overview of the guild system, the game's history, and this clip about the story:

What you need to know as a gamer is that Wolfpack is planning on implementing the new, exciting trend in MMORPGs, namely the story arc. The full storyline of Shadowbane will take five years from the game's release, with player actions playing a large part in determining how the story unfolds. While the details aren't revealed at this point, obviously it's going to concern your part in helping the world rise out of the dark age into a new Age of Kings. You'll be able to work against or for that cause, working for or running mobs to control innocent cities, or trying to create a fair, good democratic town. The story will also take legs of its own, and guide you through new adventures and quests as well. What separates the game from competitors like Everquest, though, is its guild-specific emphasis. You'll be encouraged to pick sides and take park in sieges on competing towns, or work your way up through the ranks to be a world-renown (or infamous) leader.
This is exciting, as it gives the player much more of a purpose (other than just getting that better piece of armor). Plus, since Shadowbane will be the first 3D MMORPG to make it to the Mac, you can bet we're excited. Many more goodies on the title will be released this week, so stay tuned to IMG for the latest.

Official Shadowbane Site
Shadowbane Preview at PC.IGN
Wolfpack Studios

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