This week we fly off to L.A. for the E3 games expo
which runs from Wednesday to Friday. There's going
to be a lot of Dragon Empires on show and it will
be an exciting event for us. We have a huge gameplay
video on the stand (which we will bring you when Beta1
comes in June) and anyone can walk up and see the
game and chat to developers. It's going to be a lot
of fun but we're all certain to be hoarse by Friday!
year we will have a member of the Codemasters team
working full time to provide you with live coverage
of the stand and Codemasters events. This new site,
will have a web cam on during E3, dedicated E3 forums
for your questions or comments as well as video interviews,
coverage reports and a blog. Keep an eye on it and
keep in touch with the latest E3 news!
Letter from Gadsolme
more time brings us to the fourth instalment of
my study of some of the official positions within
the Dragon Empires. This time I will bring your
attention to the Greenwater Empire and those that
reside within its gracious floating cities...more
will be a Stratics House of Commons developer chat
on Monday the 31st of May at 8pm GMT and 10pm PST
(please note the new west coast US time). To learn
more about Stratics chats head to http://chat.stratics.com.
On the night connect to irc.stratics.com #de-devchat
to take part. The chat will be moderated.
GameSpot has some Dragon
- Codemasters E3Live
website is available
- MMOG Hell has two new
of the week.
- RPG Vault started a
new feature, the Dragon Empires Guidebook. This issue
looks at the Greenwater
- Robc has some
thoughts on the Greenwater empire in his
latest Empire Echoes.
news - Lore
Rob Adams, our in-house writer has been very busy
working on expanding the story of the Empires and
providing more detail to players through the Gadsolme
entries. A central part of Rob's job is planning how
our epic quests will be related to the existing lore
and where these stories will go as the game moves
forward. Above all we want to create an interesting
world with interesting stories and to see those stories
develop. After release the lore will continue to be
developed based on a combination of our own ideas
and the actions of players in game. With our quest
tools we can quickly drop in quests for a week that,
if enough players complete, change the way the game's
story progresses. We believe that through events like
this the story will really come alive for gamers.