I have a few vices, and one of them is a mild to moderate obsession with game pets and mounts. I am pretty sure there’s a drug coming through the FDA pipeline for people like me, but in the meantime, there’s Riders of Icarus. It’s a Nexon MMO that can be played through the Nexon launcher or via Steam. I have played it via both platforms and don’t really have a preference; you get to the same destination either way. And that destination is full of critters to tame with a variety of ways to get and use them. I play on Baellas, one of the North American servers. I have four characters, the maximum I could have without spending money on character slots, in which I have a Priest, an Assassin, a Trickster, and a Magician. Coincidentally, that list is from the lowest level to the highest. The Trickster and the Magician are the only gender-locked and non-human classes; they are female fairies. (Technically, they’re “Shalings.”) Additionally, Tricksters … [Read more...] about MMO Cartographer: Riders of Icarus is a very tame MMORPG
Last week, we covered some odd happenings over at the MMORPG company formerly known as SOE and now known as Daybreak, and today we’ve got a few more to add to the pile. Some backstory: In June, Daybreak filed for trademarks for Darkpaw Games and Rogue Planet Games, adding to the filing for Bronze Age Studios last year, which we speculated might mean the company’s about to split off its individual titles to separate substudios of some sort, as they seem to correspond with the EverQuest, PlanetSide, and DC Universe Online franchises. (If there’s one for Z1B1/H1Z1, it’s not been unearthed yet.) We also learned the company registered a new Daybreak Game Studios LLC on the same day it filed for the Darkpaw and Rogue Planet trademarks. Coincidentally – or maybe not – the studio also shut down its Player Studio program for all but PlanetSide 2, sparking concern, especially given it’s mid-July and we’ve yet to hear another peep about the … [Read more...] about Daybreak filed for yet another studio trademark just a week ago
What’s better than a first birthday? A second! Albion Online is celebrating its second year, and Massively OP’s MJ is on hand to join in the festivities. Said festivities include buffs to use and gifts to get! Who doesn’t want an anniversary banner house item and three colors of fireworks? For your presents, you must log into an existing account between now and 6:00 a.m. EDT on July 24th; just click the gear icon at the upper right, and select Claim Rewards to grab yours. And tune in live at 8:00 p.m. to join the party! What: Albion Online Who: MJ Guthrie When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 The show is over now, but we’ve embedded it here just for you. Don’t forget to check out our past streams and videos collection, and stay tuned for our next show! July 18, 20192:00pm EDT: AdventureQuest 3D - MJ July 19, 20199:00pm EDT: Conan Exiles - MJ … [Read more...] about The Stream Team: Happy second birthday, Albion Online!
For a few years now, the advent of August doesn’t just mean hot weather and a countdown to school days: It also means that Blaugust is back. Blaugust is an annual festival of blogging created by MMORPG blogger Belghast, who has taken it upon himself to rally and encourage writers to get their thoughts out for everyone to enjoy. This month-long event is designed to get people writing regularly while providing mentorship, writing prompts, and a sense of community. “Several years back I had this idea of challenging other bloggers to do a full month without missing a post,” Belghast wrote. “However over time that has morphed and mutated and taken on other festivals that are no longer running to turn into what was Blaugust Reborn last year a sort of one-size-fits-all festival for blogging and all serialized content.” It’s pretty fun, and Bree suggested we mention it here because many of the writers here at MOP originally got our start writing our own MMO … [Read more...] about Join the MMO blogging scene with Blaugust 2019
On this week’s show, Sam joins Bree and Justin to talk about Albion Online’s newest update, the disturbing moves over at Daybreak Game Company, the escalation of the new Lord of the Rings MMO, and more! Please note that the Albion Online segment of this episode is sponsored, but as always, everything we’re saying is our own take and the devs did not request (or receive) influence over our opinions or conversation. It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so. Listen to the show right now: Show notes: Other info: Download Episode 229 Podcast theme: “Main Theme” from Albion Online Your show hosts: Justin, Sam, and Bree Listen to Massively OP Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM, TuneIn, Google … [Read more...] about Massively OP Podcast Episode 229: Adventures in Albion Online