Various MMORPGs have come and gone, trying to add spice, or trying to revolutionize some component of this age old formula. Mad World is no exception to this pattern, marketing itself as a game centered around its cross-platform capabilities. Written in HTML5, the Korean, browser-based MMORPG virtually has no barrier to entry, requiring only a device that can open a browser. But, novelties aside, the core question behind any MMORPG remains the same: is the game worth your time? With a little bit of luck, I was able to get into the Alpha 01 test for the game, and had the luxury of testing out its core gameplay features, story, and overall presentation, which will hopefully help address that question a bit more in-depth. Admittedly, however, because it was only an alpha test, the game lacked a certain level of polish when it came to translations, gameplay, and completed content. Nevertheless, the game was in a playable enough state to inform a reasonable perspective on what the game … [Read more...] about Mad World First Impressions (Browser MMORPG)
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Announced back in 2016, it has been a long time coming for Eyedentity’s mobile MMORPG, World of Dragon Nest. Built upon the foundations of the popular PC version, Dragon Nest, this is not just a mobile port! The development team is introducing many new and unique features to the first open-world game of the IP. MMO Culture talks to publisher Nexon Thailand and find out more about World of Dragon Nest in this exciting interview. Read on! Q: Hello, can you please introduce yourselves to our readers? Hello Dragon Slayers! I am Beak, Project Manager for World of Dragon Nest from Nexon Thailand. I am an avid fan of Dragon Nest since the PC version and very excited that we will launch this game in the region! I am excited to e-meet you all and thanks to MMO Culture for having us! Q: Why was the decision made to launch World of Dragon Nest first in Southeast Asia instead of South Korea? The Dragon Nest IP is one of the most well known in the region and many of previous Dragon Nest … [Read more...] about – Interview with Nexon Thailand on new open-world mobile MMORPG
I was a lil bit shocked when Spectre told me, that the Foundation system is most likely going to end in near future during Alpha test phase. So it seams that Foundation program was meant to be part of kickstarter campaign and pre-alpha testing phase. End of the Foundation program would be a shame actually, because the base idea is really good. I believe, that the reward ladder system encourages people to spread the word, stick with the game and participate to conversations. It is kind of win-win situation. So why not continue Foundation program through all the testing phases and stop just before release? Imho it would be wise to continue, because I see Foundation program even more valueable after Alpha 1 release than time before that. Then Fractured has more concrete content to show, and the possibility to buy the game and start to play immediately. This would also lead people to participate more to conversations, leave suggestions and give feedbacks. The Foundation program does not … [Read more...] about I suggest to continue the Foundation program
Today’s In Plain English covers the very short lawsuit between Starfall Education Foundation and Trion Worlds regarding the Rift expansion Starfall Prophecy. You may be aware that Trion Worlds recently changed the name of the expansion to the Prophecy of Ahnket and wanted to know why. The explanation lies in a recent lawsuit filed by a children’s charity foundation over its ownership of the trademark “Starfall.” If you don’t know what Starfall is, I’ll let the charity’s website explain itself: Starfall Education Foundation is a publicly supported charity, 501(c)(3). We create free and low-cost experiences whereby children can successfully learn through exploration. On the Starfall website and in Starfall classrooms, children have fun while learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play. We teach through positive reinforcement to ensure children become confident, intrinsically motivated, and successful. Donors to the Starfall … [Read more...] about In Plain English: KLM Starfall Education Foundation v. Trion Worlds, Inc.
Last week, when we hit the milestone of 2,000 registered users, we stated that our referral program was only partially implemented, and promised you another revolution. Today, this feature is live in all its glory. Give a warm welcome to The Foundation! What is The Foundation? Well, although connected to recruiting friends, The Foundation is much more than a “glorified referral program”. It’s a system that rewards you for doing all the small things that show your interest in Fractured and its success: posting your feedback and ideas, engaging with other members of the community, browsing the latest updates and sharing them with your friends. Each of such actions is represented by one or more quests that, once completed, grant you points to climb the ladders of The Foundation. Other than the above, there are a couple other ways you can gain Foundation Points: By inviting your friends to register to Fractured and getting them too engaged in The Foundation. As thanks … [Read more...] about Engage and Win with The Foundation