Is ArcheAge the right MMORPG for you? Here’s our review. Introduction At its onset, ArcheAge feels much like any other themepark MMO. Choose one of the game’s six races, split between two factions, select one of ten skillsets, such as Battlerage or Occultism, and then get leveling. The first thing that you’ll likely realize is just how good ArcheAge looks, even for a game going on four-years-old. The CryEngine is put to work here, and the result is quite fantastic, assuming you possess a computer powerful enough to run it. The Basics After a bit of leveling, you’ll be able to unlock a second skillset, and then a third, and then you’ll have created a class. ArcheAge features 120 different classes, each one a combination of three of the ten different skillsets. There’s a lot of potential here to mix, match, and conjure up some unexpected synergies, like a warrior who crafts songs and loves the occult. But no matter what class … [Read more...] about ArcheAge 2018 Review: Is ArcheAge Worth Playing?
TERA has announced that the Dark Reaches update will be coming to its MMORPG this October. Launching on Tuesday, October 16th, the new update will add more Apex skills for the remaining classes in-game. Additionally, more level up events and rewards will be coming as well to award players for their hard work. The events will take place in stages so it is a time gated system. To help players get new or existing characters ready for the Dark Reaches update and prepared for the new Apex missions and new skills, the team is hosting the multi-stage Reach Your Apex event beginning today. Starting now and remaining active until the Dark Reaches update launches on October 16, stage one enables leveling rewards for all classes to speed along their journeys, culminating in a full set Twistshard gear when they reach level 65. Two more stages with events aimed at level 65 players will kick off over the next few week leading up to the launch of the Dark Reaches update. For more details on the Dark … [Read more...] about TERA To Release Dark Reaches Update On October 16th
Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games have announced that Black Desert Online will receive a brand new expansion named Drieghan on the 14th of November. This update will feature a large mountainous area, over 300 challenging quests, a new story of the cursed tribe ‘Sherekhan’, fresh nodes to conquer and a new menacing dragon boss called Garmoth. Drieghan, also known as the land of dragons and the ancestral home of dwarves is a huge new mountainous area in Black Desert Online offering new story content, quests and challenges. Adventurers will be able to travel to Duvencrune, the capital of Drieghan which shows a variety of environments of an alpine region. New monster areas such as ‘Sherekhan’s Grave’, ‘Blood Wolf Town’, ‘Tshira Ruins’ will be released as well as the new dragon world boss, Garmoth, the Crimson Dragon. Players can also look forward to the Dragon Slayer, a brand new powerful craftable weapon which nearly matches … [Read more...] about Black Desert Online Will Launch Drieghan Expansion on November 14th
Next month, En Masse Entertainment will be releasing the next major update for its free-to-play action-combat MMO TERA. Titled Dark Reaches, the update will bring the second round of Apex skills for level 65 Archers, Gunners, Ninjas, Reapers, Sorcerers, and Valkyries. To help players prepare for the upcoming Apex content, En Masse is holding a multi-week event called Reach Your Apex, which will be rolled out in “three separate stages” over the coming weeks. Stage one of the Reach Your Apex event begins today, September 25th, and it’s all about helping players climb through the ranks to max level: “Our goal is to get you to level 65 in whatever class you choose,” the event page says, “so that when the new Apex content arrives, you’ll be that much better prepared to start your journey.” While the event is on, players will receive special rewards such as crystalbinds, potions, and temporary mounts for hitting certain level milestones. … [Read more...] about TERA announces Dark Reaches update, rolls out Reach Your Apex event
The hype around Battle for Azeroth has once again brought the seemingly endless conflict between World of Warcraft’s Alliance and Horde into the spotlight. Despite being a long-time WoW player, though, I find myself giving serious thought to passing on this expansion altogether for the simple reason that I have long felt the factional conflict is, in a word, stupid. And that’s not just true of WoW. Factions in MMOs — or at least in PvE focused MMOs — have always been one of my pet peeves. They harm games far more than they’ve ever helped them. Factions Add Little First of all, it needs to be said that factions really don’t add much to the experience of playing MMOs. They’re unnecessary, at best. The chief argument that seems to be put forth in favor of dividing players into factions is that it instills a sense of pride and faction identity, but I’ve never heard anyone clearly articulate why that’s actually a good thing. Mostly it … [Read more...] about Factions Have Outstayed Their Welcome