Nvizzio Creations announced today that their upcoming title Eden Rising will also offer a free-to-play option at launch. This blend of Tower Defense and Open World will offer a fresh multiplayer experience, and the F2P option will let players join the servers of paid players to experience high-level content, and gain high-level loot. The full launch will arrive on the first-year anniversary of entering Early Access, and in the above image, players can see the differences in the Free-to-Play edition (Explorer Edition) and the Paid Purchase Edition (Ascendant Edition). Nvizzio also confirmed the Explorer Edition will contain no microtransactions in the game. The Ascendant Edition will unlock an additional four zones, all siege and armor dyes, as well as increased server benefits. Players opting for either game option will be able to delve into the stylistic and genre-blending world of Eden Rising with both versions offering a complete experience for players. With a minimum of three … [Read more...] about Eden Rising Will Feature Free-To-Play Option at Launch
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Fans of the upcoming anime MMO KurtzPel had to swallow a bitter spoonful of bad news last week as Kog recently announced that the game would see a delay in the start of its early access. Well follow that nasty taste up with some honey, because this launch isn’t as far away as we were led to believe. In fact, early access for both North and South America is scheduled to begin on April 30th, with servers on the east and west NA coast as well as one in Brazil. The rest of the globe will have to wait a while longer: Europe is getting the game in early June followed by Asia in early July. Founders packs are in the works right now, and Kog confirmed that KurtzPel’s core content will be free-to-play. The studio said that this rollout is being done for a good reason: “As you all know well, KurtzPel is a fast-paced, online multiplayer game with a strong emphasis on PvP. That being said, a stable, strong connection between players is very important, and in order to provide … [Read more...] about KurtzPel starts Americas early access this month, will be free-to-play
Astellia, the upcoming South Korean Unreal Engine 3 powered MMORPG, will be buy to play in the West according to the game's developer, Barunson Entertainment. At a panel at PAX South earlier this last weekend, representatives for Barunson promised that the Western version of Astellia won't be pay 2 win and that the micro-transactions in the South Korean version of the game that many consider p2w, won't be in the cash shop in the English version. Astellia seems to following in the footsteps of Bless and Black Desert Online, as both games were free to play in their home markets but launched as buy to play in the West. Another difference in the Western version is that classes won't be gender locked, but these changes may not make it into the game by the time its set to launch later this summer, but when the changes go live, players will be able to change their gender for free if they choose to. While the game is set to launch sometime this Summer, 2 rounds of closed beta testing should … [Read more...] about Astellia Will Be Buy to Play in the West, Promises not to be a Pay 2 Win
In looking over my history with MMORPGs this year, one trend leaps out at me: In pretty much every old favorite that I returned to, I started over completely rather than pick up and play old characters. From SWTOR to Star Trek Online to FFXIV, I kept doing this over and over again. Am I troubled? Am I addicted to that “new character” smell? Or is it what I keep telling myself, that to really get invested back into an MMO, I need to experience it from scratch? I’m not sure, but chances are that I’m going to keep doing this and very rarely make it to any max level and endgame. Do you do this? Do you start over when you come back to MMOs rather than pick up and play old characters? If so, why? Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Do you start over when you come back to an MMO?
After A Year LawBreakers Is Shutting Down and Will Be Free To Play Until Then LawBreakers is shutting down. The game will switch off its lights officially on September 14, 2018. Until then, the game will be free to play, will all monetization systems going down. Players will be unable to purchase anything and there will not be refunds. The news comes a day after Boss Key Productions announced that the studio will be closing. In a Steam announcement, Community Manager Cuddlewings details the situation: Dear LawBreakers, In light of the unfortunate news regarding Boss Key Productions shutting down, we regret to announce that we will be sunsetting our support of LawBreakers on September 14, 2018 as we are not able to operate the game. Our servers will remain open until then and the game will be made free-to-play on Steam for all players effective immediately. Please note that any and all new in-game purchases will also be disabled and we will not be able to accept any refund requests. We … [Read more...] about After A Year LawBreakers Is Shutting Down and Will Be Free To Play Until Then