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Monday, March 5, 2001
Shadowbane Beta Journal #2
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The upcoming massively-multiplayer RPG Shadowbane has a large community of fans eagerly anticipating the release of this game, and they are clamoring for any information they can get out of the developers, Wolfpack Interactive. Thus the release of a second installment of the Beta Journal, which describes one test player's experiences with the game, has been met with great excitement.

This installment tells the story of Gamil Zirak, Dwarven Warrior. Very little has been seen of the stone-skinned dwarves in the game until now, and this journal is sure to please fans who have been wanting to learn more about this short, tough race.

Gamil starts out fighting measly grobolds, but quickly advances in rank and skill, and recounts his experiences grouping as a party with a number of other players to tackle the much more impressive Orc Chieftain and Ogre monsters. The screen shots of the group battles are quite impressive, and reveal how far along this game is in development. Here is a sample:

The Ogre was quite a bit tougher than the Orc Chief.  Trying to solo him would be suicide for just about any of us in the group considering he hits ridiculously hard and surprisingly fast.  I was sure Hroethgrim was going to die but luckily, Doran was readily healing him.  Before long, our combined might overcame the Ogre.  By the end of the fight, we had to heal up a bit but we didn't lose anyone (although it was close).
Wolfpack Studios' Internet Relations Manager Ashen Temper makes several comments within the journal to explain game concepts and provide more information on what is seen in the screen shots. Watch the Shadowbane site for more details; we hope to bring you information on the Mac beta test of this title in the near future.

Shadowbane Website
Shadowbane Beta Journal #2 - Gamil Zirak
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