PLAY NEVERWINTER FOR FREEThe upside of having a system to vote-kick players in Neverwinter is that abusive players can be identified and removed from a run before they ruin the experience. The downside is that players can also vote to kick out others just as loot is being distributed, thereby opening the doors to a whole different sort of abuse. Thus, the game’s vote-to-kick system is being revised in the near future to curb loot-related exploits.
Vote-kicking players will no longer be possible while loot is being rolled for or while players are in the middle of a boss fight, thus preventing two rather common forms of griefing. The change will be rolled out shortly before the Strongholds patch on the PC, with an Xbox patch and announcement coming “soon.” Hopefully, this will curtail abuse of the abuse-prevention system, because nothing is ever easy.
PLAY TERA FOR FREEWhat’s summer without a party or two? That’s TERA’s thinking, as the action MMO announced that it’s dealing a one-two punch of celebratory fun this month.
TERA has reactivated two of its summer events, starting with the Festival of the Sun. Here players can eradicate vermin in a temple, clean up graffiti, and snack on a few icy desserts. Then there’s a beach party at Dragonturtle Beach, which features several mini-games including a splash cannon, watermelon smashing, and sandcastle building.
Of course, there are rewards to be obtained for undertaking the various related quests and minigames. Both events will be around until near the end of August.
PLAY WORLD OF TANKS FOR FREELook away from Pluto for five seconds because we’re approaching another big astronomy milestone: the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Wargaming is celebrating the moment by adding Lunar Mode back to World of Tanks on the Xbox 360.
“While more than 40 years ago man first set foot on the Moon in a bid for adventure and discovery, today marks a return to the lunar surface for the singular goal of combat. Starting July 17 and running through July 20, players who log into the game will receive the exclusive M24 Lunar, a Tier 9 medium tank built exclusively for combat in space. Equipped with a high-tech blaster, this tank is capable of distributing punishment of the laser variety, perfect for eliminating the opposition on unforgiving lunar terrain.”