We’re in a drought right now – New MMOs are scarce and current MMOs are looking stale. It’s a lamentable state to be in but here we are nonetheless. The first of which happens to be Lost Ark. I was going to start this one off with a joke about wanting to be the very best like noone ever was, but I feel like that joke is long past its prime. World of Warcraft is the largest MMORPG in the genre. There’s no denying that. It is also the most successful, has had more concurrent players than almost any other pay-to-play game online and.. well, I could go on. There aren’t many MMORPGs around that utilize this graphical style. Less than a handful. 2D MMOs just aren’t very popular anymore, and that’s a shame as it’s a genre I’ve enjoyed over my time gaming. This one is a little different. Oath is an upcoming free-to-play open world action combat sandbox MMORPG built on Unreal Engine 4 that almost didn’t make it to … [Read more...] about Upcoming MMORPGs in 2019 and Beyond Worth Playing
Mmos worth playing 2019
Back in October 2018 I did a video titled “The Only Anime MMORPGs & MMOs Left Worth Playing In 2018 And 2019”. I include this game in every single video I do about Anime MMOs because to this day – it is still the very best Anime MMO released in the West. I haven’t included Phantasy Star Online 2 in a “top” video in a very, very long while. This is because the game, although incredible.. just isn’t as readily available as the other games in this list. Aeria Games is one of the worst publishers in the MMO-sphere. They take good games, make them heavily pay to win, unbalanced pieces of garbage and then eventually shut them down when people stop playing them. Like PSO2, a lot of you guys were really upset when I didn’t include Dungeon Fighter Online in my previous video. I get it. I played through a good amount of the game over the last month and I can see why you all enjoy it so much. Mabinogi was once the … [Read more...] about 13 Anime MMORPGs You Should At Least Try In 2019
We’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we head into 2019! You might think that August, having birthed Battle for Azeroth, would have been the bombshell month for 2018, but you’d be wrong. It was in fact September, which saw the announcement that EVE Online and CCP Games had been bought out by Black Desert’s Pearl Abyss, the news that THQ Nordic had bought the rights to and abandoned MMO Project Copernicus, the revelation that WildStar and Carbine were being shut down, and the report that Daybreak had seen major investment from a benefactor aiming to use it to build mobile games and an e-sports empire. And that was all just on September 6th! The rest of the month was no slouch either; we learned that another Lord of the Rings MMO is in the works, Boundless launched, Belgium began its criminal investigation over lockboxes, and MassivelyOP itself got a major website overhaul. … [Read more...] about MMO Year in Review: Literally the biggest news day in MMO history (September 2018)
As we wind down the year and turn our attention toward the next, I want to review some of the MMOs I think we should be watching in 2019. Please note that I am not saying that this is a list of what comes out, or a list of what I think will be the best games. These are simply games worth watching, and my reasons for putting them on this this are below. Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Pantheon continues to gain momentum as they inch closer and closer to a release date. Brad and the development team are creating a very true-to-form recreation of the pseudo-open-world-sandbox-feel that EverQuest provided us nearly 20 years ago. They're aiming for the right motif and chanting our beloved mantra, but will they execute a game that is 'technically' sound and a joy to play? That's my concern. Camelot Unchained On the other end of the spectrum from Pantheon is the up and coming -- yes, still coming -- Camelot Unchained. CU is poised to usher back in the RvR (read: superior version of PvP) … [Read more...] about MMOs to Watch in 2019
So back in November last year I did a video titled “Is Black Desert Online Worth Playing In 2017?” Since 2018 is finishing up and we’re beginning 2019, I wanted to take the time to run through the game again and see how it’s doing going into 2019. If you want to download Black Desert Online, I have a link in the description that will give you a 7-day free trial of the game. So hit that up if you’re interested. Anyway, I’ve played Black Desert on and off since it launched. I was one of the first people to purchase the game for my sister, Wiggy and I because we’d been playing TERA for a long while and needed a change of pace. The new Archer class was actually released just last week and I have to say, it’s probably the most fun class outside of the Striker for me. Black Desert, with the addition of Archer has 17 unique classes: Archer, Warrior, Ranger, Sorceress, Lahn, Berserker, Tamer, Striker, Musa, Maehwa, Mystic, Valkyrie, Kunoichi, … [Read more...] about Is Black Desert Online Worth Playing In 2019?