Elsword, the anime side-scrolling MMO from KOG Games began to completely reboot its characters last month. The results are massive changes to each character and job in the MMO, an ambitious undertaking from the small team in charge of the title. advertisement Since the beginning of July, Elsword has slowly been rebooting each character in the game - there are 13 total to get through. Recently they just released the third installment of the RE:BOOT, releasing changes to Aisha, Raven, Add, and Laby. We had the chance to talk about the RE:BOOT as well as Elsword as a whole last week with GM Rush and GM Moshup.A bit of background: Elsword is centered around a crystal, the El, which all of the world derives its life energy from. Magic is also derived from the El. The El itself fractures, causing a lot of chaos in the world. Everything in Elsword is tied to the El itself. How and what caused the fracture is what starts the "El Search Party," lead by … [Read more...] about Elsword’s Character RE:BOOT Is As Ambitious As It Is Massive
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Sometimes I wind up starting these a bit early because there’s just not much to write about; other times I’m writing well in advance because gosh, we’ve already had so much stuff to discuss about Final Fantasy XIV and now I’m writing the last column of the year before we’ve even seen the live letter on the 21st. I might have actually had more to discuss post-live letter! I don’t know yet. But we’ll get to that down in the “next time” column because this is really my last chance to do a year in review. It’s safe to say that FFXIV has a pretty even split between its years; odd years see new expansions release (Heavensward in 2015, Stormblood in 2017, Shadowbringers in 2019) while even years just see a steady cadence of patches and advancement. This year did face some unique challenges, however, starting with the fact that it was the first time I’ve seen content in the game really release to an … [Read more...] about Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s 2018 in review
Last week we received a bounty of new information for next month’s Fallout 76, thanks to a press preview event. With beta and launch coming in rapid succession here, it’s definitely high time that Bethesda sells the gaming public on this online-only multiplayer concept. I’ve seen this sort of reaction before, but there’s definitely a lot of unwarranted fear from people that multiplayer is going to ruin everything. Single-player modes are like a sacred cow to the non-MMO populace, and I have to restrain myself from rolling my eyes too much when I see articles written about how it won’t be THAT bad and that it still feels solo-ish and whatnot. Even in 2018, there are people who think that soloing isn’t an option when you’re gaming online, and that is just plain ignorance. In any case, I’m generally upbeat about this entire game. Generally. Let’s get some general worries and gripes out of the way, which include: Bethesda always … [Read more...] about Fallout 76’s end of the world is right around the corner
If you want to get into ARK: Survival Evolved’s PvP scene, aren’t willing to deal with the mega tribes and rampant cheating found on official servers, and still want more permanency than Survival of the Fittest, the new Conquest cluster may be for you. The survival sandbox game launched this new mode of 36 connected servers just this weekend on PC (sorry consoles, you have to wait), giving players a new option for large-scale PvP. What is Conquest, and how does it address the unwanted scenarios mentioned above? That’s what this Survivalist is here to tell you. No more mega tribes In Studio WildCard’s announcement, the removal of mega tribes seems to be the expected top-draw of the Conquest cluster. The idea of Conquest is to offer a better, perhaps more fair, large-scale PvP to groups without the problems that mega tribes brought. Mega tribes could put a choke-hold on servers, effectively locking down available slots and destroying everything that belonged to … [Read more...] about The Survivalist: Will ARK Survival Evolved’s Conquest be PvP salvation or ultimately a clustercluck?