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StevenWeber

Steven has been a writer at MMORPG.COM since 2017. A lover of many different genres, he finds he spends most of his game time in action RPGs, and talking about himself in 3rd person on his biography page.

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StevenWeber
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December 2017
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January 2021
Luster Class Headed to Phantasy Star Online 2 Global February 3rd

SEGA announced that the Scion class: Luster, new quests and a Max Level increase are headed to Phantasy Star Online 2 February 3rd. The Luster is a mobile and fast-attacking class that excels at using Gunblades.


Pearl Abyss' Self-Publishing of Black Desert Online Starts February

We reported just a month ago that Pearl Abyss was going to self-publish Black Desert Online in the west, instead of their (now) previous publisher Kakao Games. This unifies Pearl Abyss' publishing across all platforms in North America and Europe. This does not include the South American region.


Persona 5 Strikers New Trailer Shows Off Combat

In Atlus's newest trailer for Persona 5 Strikers touches on characters and combat, showing off some of the Phantom Thieves flashy moves. You can preorder Persona 5 Strikers now, and get in nearly 4 days early with the digital deluxe edition.


A Diablo 2 Remake is Still in Development at Blizzard

Last week we detailed a merger of Blizzard and Vicarious Visions, a subsidiary of Activision that has been working on several titles, one of which was a Diablo II remake in coordination with Blizzard.


Star Trek Online: House Reborn is Now Available on PC

The latest season for Star Trek Online is now available for PC. Titled, House Reborn, the new season is the beginning of the finale of the epic Klingon War, and will feature two new episodes for players to enjoy.


Magic: Legends Heads to Open Beta in March

After more than 100K Closed Alpha testers helped shape the progress of Magic: Legends it's time for Magic fans who weren't invited to the Alpha tests to join Cryptic for their Open Beta PC launch on March 23rd, 2021.


3 Ways MMORPG's Have Gotten Too Easy (And 3 Ways They've Gotten Harder)

Over the years MMORPG's have changed for many different reasons. Some changed to make the genre more accessible to new players, and some changed so gamers require a substantial time investment to make any beneficial progress. As developers embark on their own quests to find the formula that works for them, here is a list of features that many games have implemented over the past two decades that have either made MMO's a little too easy, or unnecessarily difficult.


Employees Accuse Darwin Project's Creative Director of Abuse

Scavengers Studio Creative Director Simon Darveau has been accused by current and former employees of multiple abuse claims. According to insiders that spoke with gamesindustry.biz staff writer Rebekah Valentine, Darveau not only screamed and belittled women in the office, but inappropriately touched several of them after getting intoxicated at a company party in early 2019, which resulted in two employees quitting.


Dragon Age 4 will be set in Tevinter

In a report by Eurogamers Tom Phillips, the fourth Dragon Age game will take place in Tevinter, but other unexplored lands may also be included. The information came from the book BioWare's Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development.


Fallout 76: New 'Inventory Update' Brings QoL Features

Bethesda released a new video detailing the next update headed to Fallout 76, aptly named the 'Inventory Update'. The new update will increase the stash box size from 800 to 1200lbs, a feature that players have been requesting since the game released back in November of 2018.


Atlas Dev Q&A Teases New Mount - Addresses Bug Fixes

In the latest Developer Q&A for Atlas, the crew introduces their new Community Manager 'Conch'. The team also answers a number of questions, while introducing another new underwater creature to tame, a giant Seahorse.


Returning ArcheAge Players Will Get a Free Homecoming Bundle

If you haven't checked in with ArcheAge in a while, Gamigo plans to entice you back over the next few weeks with a free Homecoming Box for ArcheAge Free-to-Play players and ArchAge: Unchained players. Each box will have rewards specific to either the legacy or the unchained version of ArcheAge.


Blue Protocol's Latest Tweet Introduces a QoL Feature - The 'Shortcut Ring'

In the latest Blue Protocol tweet outlining the development of the game, a quality-of-life feature known as the "Shortcut Ring" was shown, as a way to expand quick access components during play.


Grinding Gear Games says Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas is the Most Successful Xpac They've Released

Grinding Gear Games has touted over 265K concurrent players at launch for their latest Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas expansion. This cemented the game as their most successful expansion to date, and pushed POE to the 4th most popular game on steam during launch.


Mobile Game Blade & Soul Revolution is Headed Worldwide This Year

Mobile MMORPG's are rising in popularity, but finding a great Mobile MMORPG seems to be tougher than expected. Netmarble has announced that Blade & Soul Revolution will be headed west, and it seems to be a contender as it has had stints of high grossing quarters in South Korea over the past few years.