Issue 606
February 10, 2018
Intrepid Studios devs were on hand yesterday with an Ashes of Creation live stream event showing off pre-alpha gameplay. If you missed it, you're in luck as the replay video is now live.
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Remember Paragon Institute and it's IndieGoGo campaign called Marvel Heroes Rebirth? You may recall its hope to talk Disney in to buying up the assets from the now-closed Marvel Heroes Online? If so, you'll be fascinated to read MMOFallout's discovery when trying to track down the Institute and its owner. While nothing outright fraudulent appears to be going on, there are more than a few red flags raised with regard to the "Institute" itself, as well as the credentials of its founder.
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It seems like a long shot, since traditionally Eastern MMORPGs are played but niche here in the states. But I think there's good reason to believe that on the heels of successful games like Black Desert Online, Ascent: Infinite Realm and Bless Online could make publishers think twice about investing in AAA MMORPGs. Of course, this is purely me spitballing on a slow news Friday, so let's play shall we?
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The Elder Scrolls Online site has been updated with a new blog post that lays out the details on big changes coming to the game with Update 17. These changes will be specifically targeted at players in groups to encourage better tactics. Players can look for significant changes coming to tactical maneuvering in Cyrodiil and for better tracking of synergies.
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We're bringing back another blast from the past from our friend Richard Aihoshi. In his column from November 2014, he talked about the "first modern era" of MMOs, namely the seminal games released between 1996-2005. Some of these games are the ones many of us cut our MMO teeth on. It's a fun look back, not only at 2014, but at the ancient days of yore stretching back into the last century. See if his thoughts still hold true today!
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Closers is an episodic anime action RPG with a truly epic storyline that unfolds over several seasons, and wild beat-'em-up action set in the beleaguered city of New Seoul. Get to know the team's personalities, and battle jaw-dropping monsters in classic arcade style!

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