General: The Return of the Early MMO
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 February 2016, 4:58 pm

The Return of the Early MMO

Gaming can go full circle with trends and concepts. Back in 1997 Ultima Online created a concept that allowed large groups of players into a digital sandbox to grow a fantasy world together. EverQuest picked up the ball and ran with it scoring a huge touchdown by taking the game from an isometric view into a third person view.




General: Mystic Kingdom Launched for iOS and Android Mobile Devices
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 February 2016, 3:22 pm

Mystic Kingdom Launched for iOS and Android Mobile Devices

Netmarble has announced that its mobile RPG, Mystic Kingdom, has launched for both iOS and Android mobile devices. The game is available worldwide and in six different languages.




General: Arc Offers Daily Quests for Fun & Profit
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 February 2016, 3:35 pm

Arc Offers Daily Quests for Fun & Profit

Perfect World Entertainment has announced an updated Arc client that offers players a chance at daily quests to earn points that can be redeemed for Zen or other in-game purchases. Those who take part can use Arc to explore all of the games offered by the multi-title platform and learn more about each.




General: Rise of the Tomb Raider
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 May 2016, 7:25 pm

Rise of the Tomb Raider

This week Rob takes a break from his normal staple of the MMO and RPG genre and dives into something new. Read on for his impressions of Rise of the Tomb Raider.




General: Empyrean Interactive Revealed - Making 'MMOs You Can Beat'
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 May 2016, 10:34 pm

Empyrean Interactive Revealed - Making

Former WildStar developer Tom "Hildogen" Cassera has joined a new team called Empyrean Interactive. According to the official site, MMOs are in development that are considered "MMOs you can beat" and are called "persistent cooperative adventures.




General: Vampire Bloodlines Trademark Filed by White Wolf
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2016, 3:41 pm

Vampire Bloodlines Trademark Filed by White Wolf

White Wolf seems to be on the move to bring the Vampire IP back to life. On April 26th, the company filed a trademark for Vampire Bloodlines related to "role playing games; downloadable publications in relation to computer games; video game software; application software for mobile phones; computer game software".




Orcs Must Die: Unchained: Ian Fischer Details Changes Coming to Open Beta
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2016, 3:51 pm

Ian Fischer Details Changes Coming to Open Beta

After collating feedback from open beta players, Ian Fischer has penned an extensive look at changes coming to Orcs Must Die! Unchained.




ArcheAge: Castle Upgrades Incoming with Ascension Update
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2016, 6:43 pm

Castle Upgrades Incoming with Ascension Update

ArcheAge: Ascension will be arriving soon and with it comes a slew of castle upgrades. Guilds will be able to construct new buildings around the Archeum Lodestone that can even unlock elite quests. Construction of new buildings will require a special currency that comes in three types: Territokens, Lord's Pence and Lord's Coin.




H1Z1: King Of The Kill: Skirmish Game Mode Added
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2016, 6:47 am

King Of The Kill: Skirmish Game Mode Added

The latest producer's letter for H1Z1: King of the Kill has been released with notable news that a new game mode is now available that is a weekend event only. Called Skirmishes, these battles have special rulesets that might be, for instance, "Small Arms", which would limit the types of weapons used during the fight.




War Thunder: Victory Day Event Kicks Off - Runs Through May 10th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2016, 7:19 am

Victory Day Event Kicks Off - Runs Through May 10th

Gaijin Entertainment has announced a series of events taking place in War Thunder in remembrance of Victory Day. Players can take part in battles to earn special rewards including a Victory Decal and PPSh SMG decoration. In addition, several items are on special sale through the game shop.




EVE Online: 13 Years In New Eden Celebrated
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2016, 7:28 am

13 Years In New Eden Celebrated

CCP Games is celebrating 13 years of EVE Online with a special blog post and a developer video from CCP Seagull sharing the game's rich history. CCP Falcon has also penned a brief timeline of major events in EVE's past.




General: HeroWarz: Closed Beta Coming May 18th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2016, 7:39 am

HeroWarz: Closed Beta Coming May 18th

KOG Games has announced that its anime-themed RPG HeroWarz will be entering its closed beta phase of development on May 18th. In addition to traditional RPG experience, players can also enter a stand-alone PvP element called Arena TV, a MOBA-based environment. Those interested in signing up can head to the HeroWarz site.




Wild Terra: Update 8.3 Released
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2016, 7:52 am

Update 8.3 Released

Juvty Worlds has released the 8.3 update for its survival sandbox MMORPG Wild Terra. The update features a number of improvements for cloaks, including animations and colors. Players can also look forward to permanent mounts, new colors and breeds of horses and new mounts added to the game shop.




WildStar: New Race / Class Combos Announced
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 May 2016, 6:47 am

New Race / Class Combos Announced

Carbine Studios recently solicited feedback from the community regarding race / class combinations. This past Friday the team announced several new choices for WildStar players.




Overwatch: Open Beta Extended Through May 10th
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 May 2016, 6:53 am

Open Beta Extended Through May 10th

Blizzard has announced on the official Overwatch forums that the open beta will be extended through 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern on Tuesday, May 10th. The reason for adding more time to the open beta is to continue to collect feedback from the community.




Fragmented: Huge New Update Deployed
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 May 2016, 7:31 am

Huge New Update Deployed

Fragmented has been patched with the largest update since early access began. Localization has started with Spanish and Simplified Chinese with other languages to come in the future. In addition, the guild system has been overhauled and guild leaders will have more control over what buildings will be placed in guild bases.




General: Starmourn Updated With Human Race Lore
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 May 2016, 7:38 am

Starmourn Updated With Human Race Lore

Starmourn, a new MUD in development for release in 2017, has been updated with a new lore article to reveal the backstory for the human race. It features a character named Captain Maddox and a military group called Omega Company.




Dungeons & Dragons Online: Update 31 'Gnomework' Detailed
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 May 2016, 7:50 am

Update 31

Turbine has revealed the first information about the next free update to Dungeons & Dragons Online. Called Gnomework, the content expansion will feature several all new quest lines that send players on discovery missions in a classic choose-your-own adventure story.




Exile Online: KickStarter Campaign Seeks $43k to Complete Development
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 May 2016, 10:42 am

KickStarter Campaign Seeks $43k to Complete Development

Exile Gaming Studio has opened up its KickStarter campaign to generate a bit over $43K in funding to complete development of Exile Online and prepare it for release in mid-2017. Exile Online is set in the distant future in a cyberpunk universe.




Black Desert Online: Real Life Strikes
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 May 2016, 1:31 pm

Real Life Strikes

Having had a very busy week I've not once logged into Black Desert Online. My time has been short and when I did want to go on the computer recreationally I wanted something immediate. In many ways I'm grateful that Black Desert Online is Buy to Play so that I don't feel pressured to log in. On the other hand, I still feel somewhat anxious when I don't. Years of a gear treadmill or handing over for a subscription fee tends to have that effect.




EVE: Valkyrie: Out of the Launch Tube
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 May 2016, 1:36 pm

Out of the Launch Tube

Just over a month ago, EVE: Valkyrie launched on the Oculus Rift. At EVE FanFest, we sat down with Lead Designer Andrew Willans to look at what they've learned, how the community's developed, and what's coming up in the next year.




What

Greetings fellow Crusaders, it's been a long while, but we're back with more coverage of Behaviour Interactive's upcoming Eternal Crusade, a third person Shooter set in Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe. Since last we spoke, Eternal Crusade has been early-released on Steam, to positive reviews from those who ventured into the early-release, and a lot of things have changed and grown since then.




World of Warcraft: Listen to a Piece of the Warcraft Movie Soundtrack
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 May 2016, 7:18 pm

Listen to a Piece of the Warcraft Movie Soundtrack

Duncan Jones has released a two-minute segment of the Warcraft movie soundtrack, this portion composed by Ramin Djawadi. The untitled composition has a very "orc-ish" and militaristic sound to it, perhaps masses of the Horde moving through the Dark Portal? What do you think?




World of Warcraft: Movie Trailer Gets Fan Remake Using In-Game Assets
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 May 2016, 5:41 am

Movie Trailer Gets Fan Remake Using In-Game Assets

World of Warcraft YouTube fan Ivan Kuzkin has remade the Warcraft movie trailer using in-game assets. In the first, the entire trailer is shown solely with in-game character and environmental assets, the second shows the released trailer compared to the game-created trailer. Enjoy!




Das Tal: Latest Update Improves New Player Experience
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 May 2016, 9:12 am

Latest Update Improves New Player Experience

The latest Das Tal update has been deployed that brings a number of changes to the game including a vastly improved new player experience. In addition, combat balance, an improved UI and more polish to movement abilities are now live via the patch.




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