Yesterday, Daybreak and NantGMobile announced that Jace Hall is no longer consulting on the PC version of H1Z1 known as Z1 Battle Royale, having “reverted back to a player.” Hall was brought on in August of last year as the project lead with the support of the PC community in an attempt to rescue that version of the game and restore some old-school functionality for the title, even as the PS4 version (which got to keep the H1Z1 name in the divorce) surged in popularity and forked off in a different direction. Under Hall’s tenure, we saw the zombie survival side of the game, Just Survive, fail to survive, as well as the apparent collapse of the H1Z1 esports league (which was loaded with financial drama over which Hall presided). “Todays new @Z1BattleRoyale update to S3 means I now return to ‘player-only’ status,” Hall tweeted. “Im no longer admin or involved in dev. It’s been an honor to help where I could & S3 is hopefully now a … [Read more...] about H1Z1’s PC version, Z1 Battle Royale, sees another leadership reshuffle as Jace Hall steps down
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Last week, there was a thread on the MMORPG subreddit that struck a chord with me. Author SaintNutella rattles off a list of some of the larger MMOs in our genre and their very best points… and then the one thing that renders the others moot. For example, Elder Scrolls Online? “Great story, huge world, good quality” – but clunky combat. Black Desert and Blade and Soul? That pesky RNG gets in the way of awesome combat. Guild Wars 2? It’s cheap and it’s got awesome combat, but a lot of content is abandoned and the dev communication is, as the author puts it, “questionable.” I bet “FFA PvP” accounts for a lot of rationale behind not hopping into many titles nowadays too. I know sometimes when you’re grumpy with a genre you can start looking for reasons to skip a game. But other times, you’re willing to put up with some specific dopey element because something else in the game sets your heart on fire. Somewhere in … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Which MMO is soooo close to being perfect but just misses the mark?
With its second closed beta run and done, MapleStory 2 is turning its sights to something bigger. Something grander. Something… launch-ier. Nexon said that it’s going to announce the launch date for this 3-D sequel to the hit MapleStory on August 21st. “Not only will we reveal the official release date, but our team will also discuss the future content schedule of the game,” the developer said. In the meantime, players can start reserving their names and even create their first character so that they can hit the ground running when MapleStory 2 launches. You’ll need to buy a founder’s pack to access this perk, however. It’s probably a good thing that Nexon has made these packs available for purchase again! Oh, and MapleStory 2 will be at Pax West: Source: MapleStory 2, #2, #3. Thanks Kinya!SHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about MapleStory 2 is getting really close to launch, you guys
Last winter, City State Entertainment announced it’d received a big cash investment and put a date on Camelot Unchained’s beta one: July 4th, 2018. At the time, the beta was already three years late, as the studio struggled to find programmers, completely refactored large chunks of its ability system, and ultimately opened up a second studio in Seattle, and I think it’s fair to say that patience has thinned out along the way. But as we’ve been reporting for the last few weeks, while the team was originally on schedule, GDPR compliance requirements created a huge setback for the beta as key employees worked on dealing with bureaucracy instead of fixing mission-critical bugs. Consequently, as CSE’s Mark Jacobs notes in yesterday’s stream, whether or not the beta actually launches Wednesday is still “too close to call.” Jacobs tells fans that the studio is down to a list of 40 bugs it’s still crunching on – yes, they’re … [Read more...] about Camelot Unchained’s 4th of July beta launch prospects are still ‘too close to call’
After I’d already gone to visit the Hall of Monuments for my armor pieces, I figured I could also go and charm the HoM pets with my ranger. Charming pets in Guild Wars 2 is really easy. You just hit “F” when you’re near a “juvenile animal” that you haven’t charmed before and it gets added to your collection. The pets that you get through your Hall of Monument can be found walking around there. The Jellyfish is found in the water. If you don’t have the required Hall of Monument points, don’t worry, though. All you are missing out on are the looks of the pets. As the wiki page says, there is always a regular pet to be charmed in Guild Wars 2 which has the same skills than one of the HoM pets. So there is no need to grind those HoM points… unless you want the look, of course. But even then, there are similar skins available. The black moa is exclusive to the Hall of Monuments reward. But what about a pink, blue, white or a red … [Read more...] about Hall of Monuments: Pets!