For those who have followed the Early Access release of Myth of Empires, a serious issue was found that led to the servers going offline suddenly. The team announced that there would be an emergency maintenance, for the yet unidentified issue. They've since updated that they now know what the issue is and the emergency maintenance continues.
Albion Online gets its new structure for season 14's opening, while the new Lands Awakened soundtrack debuts on streaming platforms.
Uncharted Waters Online, the historically inspired sailing game, has a new update that brings chapter 2 of its story based on the Seven Wonders of the World. The new chapter, Rhodes and Ephesus, expands the story and adds new features, balance changes, and brings a new deeper crafting system.
Sulake has announced that 1000 Habbo avatars will be given away for free to the wider Habbo Hotel community as part of a new giveaway. This follows September's NFT avatar sale, which saw 10,000 NFT avatars sell out in just over a day.
Sea of Thieves is showing what to expect in season five of Rare's MMO. The new season kicks off on December 2nd, and among the features coming are the ability to bury your treasure, create fireworks displays, to sit and sleep, and more.
Tomorrow, Guild Wars 2 gets its fourth and final beta for End of Dragons. This beta event will start, with all nine elite specializations featured and the brand new siege turtle mount.
As we reminisce on the MMORPGs that have come out this year (and ones recently announced to be in the works), Bradford started wondering what he would want to see in the next great MMORPG he gets sucked into. So he poses the question to you!
In the 2021 Q3 investor presentation from Enad Global 7, news regarding the Marvel MMORPG that has been under wraps for several years, prior to the purchase of Daybreak Games by EG7. Slated as part of their "longer-term goals" the unannounced Marvel MMORPG was listed as in-development by Dimensional Ink Studios. This isn't the first time we've heard about this Marvel MMORPG - so what do we know about it so far?
With the holiday and all, things were a little quieter than usual this week. Even so, there were still a lot of things happening in the indie MMO space this week, including three new entries into the IMS. One thing I didn't list was all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, so be sure to check out your favorite indie MMO for any special deals. Anyway, hopefully you have come out of your turkey coma by now, so let's get started with this week's Indie MMO Spotlight.
We're entering that time on the calendar where multiple games are getting expansions. It doesn't happen every year where you see three or four MMOs getting expanded upon, but this year we're definitely being given a treat. Expansions themselves can help define the lifetime of an MMO - so is there one that stands out to you?
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Ubisoft's love letter to Steep fans manages to provide an MMORPG unlike any we've seen before. There is no question that Ubisoft Annecy knows how to make an exciting extreme sports game, but after dozens of hours of playing, one question beckons. Does an extreme sports game need to be massively multiplayer?
With Pathfinder: Kingmaker, developer Owlcat Games gave us our first taste of a cRPG based on the Pathfinder role-playing system. The isometric RPG was a huge hit even before it launched, with over 18,000 backers pledging almost one million dollars on the Kickstarter project. With their standalone follow-up, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, Owlcat Games isn't taking the easy path by continuing the original story of Kingmaker.So how does it stack up?
Robin has been looking forward to Diablo II: Resurrected ever since it was announced as it was the one game in the series she had missed. Now, a few decades later, Robin has set out to fill that gap - here is her review of the remastered version of Blizzard's legendary ARPG.
Imagine a future where game developers make house calls, no different than when you call a plumber to your home to check the pipes. These devs assess, diagnose, and fix problems with gaming chairs where people lay back, throw on a virtual reality headset, and transport to an entirely new plane of existence. This is the basic premise of Gamedec, a futuristic mystery novel infused with RPG elements that eschews combat for fact-gathering and puzzle solving. Mixing the world aesthetic of The Ascent
Originally released in March 2018, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is now on the Nintendo Switch in its full glory. The Prince's Edition includes the base game and all 3 DLC including: The Adventure Pack, The Lair of the Lost Lord, and The Tale of a Timeless Tome. However, is the aging title worth full retail price, and how does it handle on the Switch's hardware?
Life is Strange's premise as a franchise is simple: a drama reflecting the real world, with the caveat of a protagonist having some type of "superpowers." Perhaps it's a "curse," if you choose to describe it through the lips of Alex Chen, the protagonist of True Colors. So how does the latest installment stack up? Here is our review.
For gamers like us, even when times are hard, and even when things get rough, games still manage to make us smile, inspire us, and bring us happiness, however we define it. Hear about whhich games, new or old, got our staff through 2021, then hop into the comments and tell us a little about the games that got you through 2021.
In most MMOs, end game consists of a gear treadmill where players continuously pick up new and more powerful gear, but in Ember Sword the most sought-after gear is all on the blockchain and has no competitive advantage. How will players stay invested in Ember Swords end game without a stat-based gear grind?
The story of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will be coming to its conclusion with the release of Update 9.2, Eternity's End. With it will come a new zone, take on a new raid and see the return of class tier sets.
Skyrim is back as the Anniversary Edition is out today, 10 years after its initial release. To celebrate, Bethesda Softworks is hosting a 10th Anniversary Concert on YouTube and Twitch with selections of Skyrim's music played by the London Symphony Orchestra.
The latest expansion in The Lord of the Rings Online, Fate of Gundabad, has launched today. Taking place in the northern reaches of Middle-earth, Fate of Gundabd concludes the story of Durin and the Legacy of the Dwarves as they aim to retake their ancient home of Gundabad.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and the MMORPG is doing so in cinematic fashion that fits the franchise. BioWare and EA have taken to remastering its trailers in full 4K and re-releasing them one by one throughout the celebration.
Jinx, one of the most iconic champions from Riot's League of Legends, has made her way into Fortnite thanks to a new collaboration with Epic Games. Riot is also celebrating the release of its upcoming animated series Arcane by releasing multiple titles on the Epic Games Store, including the insanely popular League of Legends proper as well as a few others.
Lands Awakened is slated to hit Albion Online this November 24th, and the team took to the game's website to break down what players can expect from the open-world sandbox MMO.
Blizzard has announced today that they are forming the World of Warcraft Community Council, a player council to help the Warcraft team gather feedback from its community.
For a long time there has been a "will they, won't they" between governments and game companies that employ the, nearly universally hated gacha loot box system. In our first episode of MMOWTF Steven takes a look at some of these loot box games, and speaks with clinical psychologist Dr. Anthony Bean to determine how predatory these mechanics really are.
It may never feel like we have enough Starfield information, as details seem to trickle in bit by bit, but in the latest exploration video with Bethesda Game Studios Design Director Emil Pagliarulo, we are given a little taste of what's to come from the Settled Systems.
For those hoping to finally go in on Elden Ring early next year, you are going to be waiting a tad bit longer. Bandai Namco announced today the RPG will be now releasing on February 25th, 2022, delaying the game by a month.
EVE Online the last few years has been a world of active war. And while that's true the majority of the time, this felt different with both a large-scale player war waging alongside a PvE generated one against the Triglavian Collective. And the last effects of that war, namely the new region of Pochven, are still being felt in New Eden.
Kakao Games will be hosting a special streaming week starting this Sunday to mark Elyon's first day of head start and running through the official launch.
Kakao Games has partnered with MMORPG.com to celebrate the release of Elyon in the West. As such we've been given 1000 keys for a Red Parrot Mount in Elyon for lucky readers to claim to put to use once the MMO releases on October 20th
NeoWiz and Round8 Studio have partnered with MMORPG.com to give 15 lucky winners a Frontier Pack of Bless Unleashed on PC! This $30 prize gives players a leg up on their journey, including currency, mounts and more.
Gamigo have teamed up with MMORPG.com to give away codes for an in-game mount and costume to celebrate its Realm of the Gods expansion, which hit back in August. The codes are good for 30 days and the giveaway runs through the end of October (or when we run out of keys!)
Cryptic Studios has teamed up with MMORPG.com to giveaway Neverwinter gear to one lucky winner. In addition, readers can enter the chance to win some in-game loot to help along your journey in the new Neverwinter Module.
Gameforge has partnered with MMORPG.com to provide codes for one of the most popular pets in Metin 2 right now: the football pet. You can grab your code here, as well as check out the latest update to hit Metin2: Legend of the White Dragon.
Amazon Games has partnered with MMORPG.com to giveaway keys to the technical alpha for its upcoming MMOARPG, Lost Ark, which releases (finally!) in the West this fall. The technical alpha runs from now until June 16th, 2021 at Noon PDT.
Gameforge has partnered with MMORPG.com to giveaway 1500 codes for their upcoming beta test phases for the MMORPG, Swords of Legends Online. These codes will give you access to both phases of beta test, starting on May 21st.