RIFT Prime Server Another classic MMORPG from the ‘golden age’ of MMOs, RIFT, also offers its own nostalgia progression server. RIFT Prime like LOTRO’s, costs $15 a month to play on it, and its been out since February 2018. Its initial popularity brought in a surge of players to experience RIFT from the beginning, and Trion admittedly did enjoy its early success. Regardless of what’s going on right now (Trion’s sale to Gamigo), the Prime server is still popular for its on-level raiding and lack of pay to win in the cash shop. However, the long drought between content updates on both Live and Prime is what’s hurting them at the moment. … [Read more...] about The Most Popular MMORPG Nostalgia Fresh Start Servers 2018
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With WoW Classic, Blizzard has a chance to redeem itself and correct the many glaring mistakes of the past. Using the original version of WoW released in 2004-2005, they can follow the timeline of original patches and carefully and nimbly continue forward with future expansions such as The Burning Crusade and The Wrath of the Lich King but avoiding the pitfalls along the way. … [Read more...] about Why World of Warcraft Classic will Save the MMORPG Genre
Just a few short years ago in 2016, the World of Warcraft community caught fire after a popular rogue private vanilla server threatened with legal action pivoted to agitate for Blizzard to revisit the idea of progression servers then taking off across the MMO industry, complete with petition and live meetings. Though at first the posturing had seemed like a joke – you guys remember Nostalrius’ “core values” demands, right? – by 2017’s BlizzCon, Blizzard had come ’round to the idea and announced WoW Classic, putting to rest the “you think you do but you don’t” meme. … [Read more...] about WoW Classic’s servers are live – have fun in your queues!
Before the release date was declared, most people expected the server to flounder with a small population, the irony of which quickly became a meme. Therefore, months ago I saw no reason to hand all of our work over to someone I didn’t know when the project had a reasonable chance to stay small enough to avoid the need. Though I have no problem contributing to honest developers, the market to wrongfully profit from this stuff is much too lucrative to hand it out on a whim. Had we time to smooth out the release, this certainly would have been something to explore. The warning signs to expect notice from Blizzard were there but receiving it that quickly was something I don’t think many expected. … [Read more...] about Felmyst Server Shuts Down After Blizzard Sends Legal Letter to Disabled WoW Fan
We spent most of this week watching the slow-motion (and not-so-slow-motion) implosion of a well-known company, so it’s easy for big beta news to have been put on the sidelines. For example, did you notice that World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is in beta testing now? Any other week that would be up for headlines! It kind of got tossed to the back burner this week. … [Read more...] about Betawatch: World of Warcraft moves Battle for Azeroth to beta testing (April 27, 2018)