General: The MOBA Genre's Entry Point to Mobile
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 October 2014, 5:45 pm

The MOBA Genre

Thus far, the perception has been that tablets and MOBAs just don't mix - and for good reason. Competitive MOBA players (is there any other kind?) require a level of technology and a degree of speed and precision that heretofore have existed only on PC. Current gen tablets have removed the first obstacle, and with its upcoming MOBA Vainglory, Superevil Megacorp has plans to remove the second.




Guild Wars 2: I Miss Halloween
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 October 2014, 7:51 pm

 I Miss Halloween

Holidays have become very important for MMOs. It allows the developers and players to breathe a bit and just have some good old fashioned fun. My favorite has always been Halloween, and it's just right around the corner. Sadly, there isn't a lot of attention being thrown towards it. The first Halloween for Guild Wars 2 was an amazing event that really set the standard for what to expect from the developers, which is why it may have been too good, as the following year was a serious let down.




General: Two Recent Questions
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 October 2014, 8:13 pm

Two Recent Questions

What role should governments have in the online game industry? This question was brought back to mind recently by news about a bill in Singapore that may have substantial potential to impact how the free to play revenue model can operate there. I also had renewed reason to wonder about the future of World of Warcraft in our planet's largest market, China.




Destiny: Weapon Balance & Templar Encounter Addressed
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 October 2014, 9:35 pm

Weapon Balance & Templar Encounter Addressed

The latest hot fix patch has been applied to Destiny. With its arrival, various weapon balance issues have been addressed and the Templar encounter in the Vault of Glass has had a number of fixes applied to it.




General: The 5 MMOs with the Best Quests
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 October 2014, 8:42 am

The 5 MMOs with the Best Quests

It's no secret that most MMO quests are incredibly boring. If it weren't for the engaging gameplay, multiplayer camaraderie, or epic scenarios that players find themselves, chances are this genre wouldn't exist any longer. If you compare the questing found in most recent MMO releases to that of early pioneers, the types of quests are almost identical.




General: Deathtrap Early Access to Begin October 22nd
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 October 2014, 10:53 am

Deathtrap Early Access to Begin October 22nd

Fans of both tower defense games and action RPGs will be interested to note that early access for Deathtrap is set to beginning on October 22nd. Early access will take place on Steam and can be gained by pre-purchasing Deathtrap for $19.99.




Runescape: Trading Card Game Set in Runescape World Announced
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 October 2014, 10:58 am

Trading Card Game Set in Runescape World Announced

Jagex has announced that it will be releasing a new trading card game set in the Runescape world. Called "Chronicle: RuneScape Legends", the multi-platform title is expected to be released sometime in 2015.




WildStar: Megaservers Coming This Week
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 October 2014, 11:45 am

Megaservers Coming This Week

Carbine will be bringing down all WildStar servers on October 15th for twelve to twenty four hours to implement megaserver technology. The team will be keeping players informed of the progress of the update throughout the downtime.




Camelot Unchained: Live Stream Event to Feature an "Important Announcement"
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 October 2014, 4:41 pm

Live Stream Event to Feature an "Important Announcement"

City State Entertainment has announced that it will be hosting a special Camelot Unchained State of the Game live stream event at 4:00 p.m. EDT / 1:00 p.m. PDT today. During the event, Mark Jacobs will be on hand to field questions and the team has teased that there will be an "important announcement for our backers".




General: Hero Commander Gift Pack Key Giveaway!
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 October 2014, 2:03 am

Hero Commander Gift Pack Key Giveaway!

MMORPG.com has been given special gift keys for Hero Commander - the all new game from GTArcade! Hero Commander is a cute fantasy strategy game by GTArcade set for a 2014 release, perfectly combining tactical and MMORPG elements into a heroic adventure of epic proportions. Get your key now!




General: This Week's Live Stream Schedule
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 October 2014, 10:06 am

This Week

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General: Shadowgate to Undergo Massive Update at October's End
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 October 2014, 11:56 am

Shadowgate to Undergo Massive Update at October

Shadowgate will be undergoing a massive update at the end of October that will include a special addition called the "Dread Pumpkin Quest" to give players that Halloween feel. In addition, the team is implementing a bunch of new features including an alternate command system, new game modes and new achievements.




Big Things to Show Off During This Week

The Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade team has been hard at work and is looking forward to showing off the game's progress during tomorrow's live stream. The show will feature a look at 6v6 gameplay, new Space Marine and Chaos Marine models, new UI elements, a preview of character customization, and much more.




Elder Scrolls Online: The Justice System Revealed
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 October 2014, 8:52 pm

The Justice System Revealed

"By order of the Jarl, stop right there!" Even though I have not logged nearly as many hours as a lot of people, that phrase is one I know all too well. Anytime I've tried to be a sneaky thief, there was always a guard right near me ready to confiscate my stolen good. From what I saw at the Guild Summit, this phrase (or variations of it) will be playing a lot through my speakers as I play The Elder Scrolls Online.




Swordsman: Gilded Wasteland Celebrated with New Trailer
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 October 2014, 9:09 pm

Gilded Wasteland Celebrated with New Trailer

Swordsman Online will be growing on October 23rd when the Gilded Wasteland expansion hits live service. To celebrate the big news, Perfect World Entertainment put together a brand new trailer to show off some of the expansion's locations and more. Check it out!




General: Immortal Empire: A Cross Between DOTA, Diablo & X-Com
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 October 2014, 9:13 pm

Immortal Empire: A Cross Between DOTA, Diablo & X-Com

Tactic Studios has announced a brand new Kickstarter initiative for Immortal Empire, described as a hybrid between DOTA, Diablo and X-Com. The game is being largely created by a single developer and has already been 'Greenlit' on Steam.




Star Citizen: State of the Game: Can Star Citizen Live Up to Expectations?
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 October 2014, 9:24 pm

State of the Game: Can Star Citizen Live Up to Expectations?

Earlier this month, it was announced that Chris Roberts' Star Citizen had broken a Guinness World Record for the top crowdfunding project of all time with $55 million being raised to help develop the game. While $55 million is far from the biggest game budget of all time, it's still an impressive amount of money to be raised by little more than word-of-mouth and a Kickstarter campaign.




SMITE: World Championship Prize Pool Reaches $1M
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 October 2014, 10:38 pm

World Championship Prize Pool Reaches $1M

The SMITE team will be handing out some big bucks in January now that the prize pool for the SMITE World Championships has crossed the one million dollar mark. The community contributed to the prize pool through the purchase of special promotional items within the game. Community members added over $400,000 to the overall pool in just seven weeks, with fourteen more to go.




Warframe: Archwing Takes the Space Ninjas into Space
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 October 2014, 11:42 pm

Archwing Takes the Space Ninjas into Space

Earlier this week, we were treated to a developer livestream with the devs at Digital Extremes to check out the Archwing update. Due later this month, Archwing will literally take the "space ninjas" into space with wings and weapons systems that attach to the Warframes themselves, making the players airborne weapons of death. Read on for our full preview.




Dark Age of Camelot: Come Back to Camelot Celebrates the Game's 13th Anniversary
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 October 2014, 8:01 pm

Come Back to Camelot Celebrates the Game

Former Dark Age of Camelot players are being invited back for a special thirteenth anniversary event that will allow them thirteen days of free game time and a chance to participate in a special anniversary RvR event. Any account active prior to September 24, 2014 is eligible to return for the event.




Lord of the Rings Online: Update 15 to Arrive on Bullroarer on Friday
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 October 2014, 8:11 pm

Update 15 to Arrive on Bullroarer on Friday

Lord of the Rings Online players anxious to give Update 15 a look will have the opportunity to do so on Friday, October 10th when the content goes live on the Bullroarer test server. Players will be able to try out the new Beorning class as well as explore new areas of Gondor.




ArcheAge: Review in Progress #4 – A Hard Lesson in Safe Trade
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 October 2014, 8:36 pm

Review in Progress #4 – A Hard Lesson in Safe Trade

As you might recall last week, I obtained my first real seafaring ship: the clipper. One of ArcheAge's biggest selling points, at least in my eyes, is the crafting and trade game. There are two ways to go about it too: the safe way where you don't have to worry about danger (but get less reward), or the dangerous way where you have to go into enemy territory (but the payoff is significantly larger). This past week, I learned the difference between the two the hard way.




Landmark: Progression on Paper
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 October 2014, 9:00 pm

Progression on Paper

Landmark has an updated roadmap towards its development, and we dive in to find the best bits.




Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall Director’s Cut: Diving Back Into the Shadows
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 October 2014, 9:10 pm

Dragonfall Director’s Cut: Diving Back Into the Shadows

After seeing a number of spectacular failures recently on Kickstarter, Yogventures and Clang to name two, it's nice to see a kickstarted game go above and beyond what it originally promised its backers. One such game is Shadowrun Returns. Last time we checked in with developer Harebrained Schemes they had recently released the Dragonfall DLC which is the second campaign following Dead Man's Switch fulfilling all their obligations to their Kickstarter backers.




General: Will We Ever See a KOTOR 3?
Posted by MMORPG.COM News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 October 2014, 9:22 pm

Will We Ever See a KOTOR 3?

Welcome back to another edition of the RPG Files! Each week we take a look at the latest and greatest in the world of roleplaying games and deliver it fresh with a side of commentary and more than a little snark. This week we're taking cues MMO part of our site with the news that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be releasing a Revan-centric expansion, a character last seen in Knights of the Old Republic. Will we ever see a KOTOR 3? That and the news of the week in this week's breakdown!




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