April showers have ended, May is in full bloom and warmer days are rapidly approaching. While the summer is all about school vacation, sports, picnics and fun at the beach, it also provides many of us with extra time to enjoy our favorite online games.
Players and fans of MMORPGS (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game) are in for a treat this summer. There are literally dozens of great games to choose from and deciding which ones to recommend was not easy. After much deliberation, we have selected the games we think you will really want to play. Some are well established, some are recent releases and one is starting open beta tonight. What they have in common is that they are all kick-ass games that offer the highest levels of fun and excitement.
Over the next few days, we will be revealing all of our suggestions for your summer gaming sessions. Today we will start with the game that has set the standard by which all MMORPGS are measured.
WORLD OF WARCRAFT:
World Of Warcraft has been around for almost 8 years and every time it looks like WOW is about to run out of steam, the folks at Blizzard come up with another exciting expansion to pull us back into the game. This time its Kung Fu fighting pandas in the much anticipated Mists of Pandaria expansion. Now in beta while Cataclysm continues on the live servers, the upcoming new content is sure to add a distinctive, exotic flavor to the WOW franchise.
Since no one can hype a WOW expansion better than the wizards at Blizzard, let’s read about The Mists Of Pandaria in the head panda’s own words:
“Unleash the Secrets of a Lost Continent”
“Shrouded in fog since the world was sundered more than ten thousand years ago, the ancient realm of Pandaria has remained unspoiled by war. Its lush forests and cloud-ringed mountains are home to a complex ecosystem of indigenous races and exotic creatures. It is the homeland of the enigmatic Pandaren, a race that celebrates life to the fullest even while under siege by an ancient menace.
The new continent reveals itself to a broken world just as the Alliance and Horde are spiraling ever closer to a war that will consume all of Azeroth. Will the mists of Pandaria part to reveal the world’s salvation? Or will the battle to control this rich and breathtaking new land push the two mighty factions over the brink of war and into total annihilation? The answers await within Pandaria’s mysterious shores!”
Yes gamers, Azeroth is once again on the brink and it is up to you to help stave off disaster as you continue your adventures in the World Of Warcraft. If you are one of the fortunate players who is able to access the Pandaria Beta, you may already be enjoying an advance look. The rest of the WOW community is working hard to max out their favorite toons in Cataclysm before the expansion goes live in the coming months.
Do you plan to play WOW this summer? We sure do and as always, its “FOR THE HORDE.”
Tomorrow: We will take a look at the long awaited new game from Funcom called The Secret World. This unique MMORPG takes place in a highly original, contemporary setting and will feature “magic, myths, conspiracies and dark horrors.” The Secret World starts its open beta tonight, Tuesday May 8, 2012 and invited gamers are chomping at the bit waiting for 5:00 pm EST to roll around so they can log in and get started.
Were you one of the lucky gamers who got an open beta invite to The Secret World? Are you planning to play the game when it goes live in June, 2012?