While we are not sure how many China companies were over at E3 2019, we were certainly surprised to know that Seasun Games was there showcasing its latest Chinese mobile MMORPG. The company, known as 西山居 in China, is a highly-respected developer in the country and made high-quality fantasy wuxia games for the PC. The mobile MMORPG at E3 2019 had an English name, titled Eastward Legend: The Empyrean, which launched in China this past week published by Tencent Games. As we are still wondering if Seasun Games is aiming to bring the game to the west, we decided to take a quick 2 hours spin. Faithful to the game’s original PC version, Eastward Legend: The Empyrean delivers a vast and immersive MMO experience on the mobile platform. There are 5 different schools, each with 4 playable characters, but 3 of them need to be unlocked via in-game achievements. These “extra” characters are much more powerful, and can be switched any time in-game once unlocked. … [Read more...] about – Classic Chinese wuxia MMORPG debuts on mobile
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This turned out to be quite the week. Not as many “releases” as previous weeks, but a hell of a lot more popcorn moments.Weekly Byte of MMORPG News! Let’s kick this off with some positive news, first.World of Warcraft: Classic will be launching in Summer 2019. WoW: Classic isn’t so much of a vanilla server like the old Nostalrius days, but rather, a modern reinterpretation of the vanilla days – featuring all of the back-end improvements made to the game over the years.Battle for Azeroth can opt in to the new Classic server and vice versa without having to pay any additional fees, ever. Next up, we have news of another buy to play MMO going the free to play route – Portalarium, the Texas-based gaming developer released Shroud of the Avatar officially earlier this year as a buy to play MMORPG to.. to say mixed results would be an understatement.Shroud of the Avatar is now 100% completely free to play.Ultima Online, and aimed to provide … [Read more...] about MMORPG News: Ascent Infinite Realm, Kurtzpel Closed Beta, WoW Classic, Diablo Immortal and More!
Since its launch on August 27th, World of Warcraft Classic has been smashing records everywhere including on Twitch. The viewership, player population and popularity of the game as a whole as risen again, thanks to Classic. But what about Classic has got everyone so pumped and hyped to play a 15 year old MMORPG again? Nostalgia Is A Drug The obvious answer is nostalgia. You can’t beat it, you can’t fight. In MMORPGs, we all have memories that are cherished – our first MMO, our first guild, the first time we experienced something, in some zone, or some raid. These memories over time creates a powerful longing to return to a time when the experience was pure. This is why older MMORPGs that create fresh start servers, or classic versions like World of Warcraft has done here will always be popular. On Classic right now, it’s hard not to pass by folks in chat without hearing about how the good old times have returned. Now it’s just a matter of seeing how far … [Read more...] about Why Is World of Warcraft Classic So Popular Right Now?
The scent of the pages coming freshly printed from the press is immaculate and pristine. There is nothing in this world that could describe the hardcovers with their dust jacket ready to be explored and immersed in altogether new avenues, lost among completely new characters, yet finding you among them. Welcome to the world of fiction books! There’s nothing truer than a story that bleeds, although termed as fiction, it is larger than life in terms of the things that you come across along the journey. The moment you come across the last page of such a wonderful journey, you feel joy for coming to the end, yet a subtle disappointment about the good things coming to an end. I was always an avid reader as a kid, and although my kindle somehow managed to convince me to dump paperbacks for eBooks, I still come back to my long lost love for them whenever I have the chance. I believe that there’s more to fiction than people actually realize. You get different perspective s and the … [Read more...] about 10 Must Read Fiction Books For The Self Employed
On a partly cloudy day in Irvine, California last week, I had the chance to learn a lot more about World of Warcraft Classic, the game that is on many of our community members’ lips these days. Classic hearkens back to an earlier time in MMOs, a time in the genre’s earliest days where the play was the tool to building communities and relationships with others around the world. With the release of WoW Classic this summer, Blizzard is looking to bring back, not only memories of the way the game played in its infancy, but also to bring back the sense of community. advertisement During the event, I spoke with World of Warcraft Executive Producer John Hight and Senior Software Engineer Omar Gonzalez to learn more about Classic and even managed to get a peek under the hood at some of the systems that will be in place to make it even more awesome.But before we get to what the pair had to say, let’s talk release date:That’s right, you’ll be able to … [Read more...] about WoW Classic Interview: Release Date & Preserving a Legend