Hear that rumble off in the distance? It’s WoW Classic, and it’s only two weeks out now, as all the infodumps and server plans and promos and new models and character boosts and server types indicate. We got Blizzard’s quarterly financials this week too, and no surprise – WoW subs are up in anticipation. We’re thinking it’ll be awfully interesting if WoW Classic prods the rest of the genre to turn another page the way the original game did. Meanwhile, No Man’s Sky is prepping its next big thing, DCUO hit the Switch, Legends of Aria hit Steam early access, City of Heroes’ rogue servers took steps toward legitimacy, video games were once again unjustly blamed for spurring on violence, and the ESA’s backtrack on lockboxes feels like a bit of a hollow victory. Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! THIS WEEK’S TOP … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Where Blizzard goes, the MMO genre follows?
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Peach Fuzz and Pretty Boys As I said yesterday, a friend of mine hooked me up with access to ArcheAge alpha and throughout the day it downloaded and installed. I came home over lunch to take a breathing treatment, and when I got there it was ready and waiting for me. I didn’t get much time to play at that point, but I did manage to create a character. I have to say at this point my hopes were a bit dashed. I generally have a problem with the Asian and specifically Korean graphical style, in trying to create a character I really liked. I had this problem with Aion, GW2, and to some extent Rift. It very difficult in these style of games to create any form of a male that is not a “pretty boy”. I went into FFXIV with the same fears but found myself pleasantly surprised that I could create a character aligned to western ideals with a very nice beard and everything. ArcheAge unfortunately… this was not the case. They … [Read more...] about ArcheAge Impressions