Devilian formally launches today; here’s our coverage roundup

One of the benefits of publishing games from across the Pacific is that a studio can get it to us quickly, and that’s exactly what’s happened with Trion Worlds‘ MMOARPG Devilian, which formally launches today, just a few short months after its June 2015 reveal.

Massively OP’s Justin Olivetti scoped out the game’s testing in October, declaring in his first impressions,

To its credit, Devilian plunks the player down in the thick of the action from the get-go without a lot of annoying hand-holding. This is a Diablo clone, after all, so all you need to know from the onset is that clicking is good, and clicking faster is even better. Gradually over the first 20 levels (they come quickly), Devilian peppers in tutorials masked as quests, but they’re spread out as to keep it from feeling as though a developer is force-feeding you a manual all at once.

In honor of today’s launch, we’ve rounded up all of our coverage from the game from announcement to now. If you’re playing, let us know what you think about the game!

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Devilian turns on megaserver tech, starts regular PvP event - [AL:Dev]The transition to Devilian's new megaserver technology is complete. Trion Worlds has merged all of the game's population into two plus-sized shards, one for North America and one for Europe. Europe's server went online last week,…
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Devilian begins selling early access packs - [AL:Dev]Even in a free-to-play game, money talks, which is probably why Trion has begun selling Devilian selling early access packs to the community. The packs, which cost $20, include a two-day head start to launch, guaranteed beta access, a…
The Stream Team: Another date with Devilian - [AL:Dev]MassivelyOP’s MJ was pleasantly surprised at how much she was enjoying her first romp in Devilian. And now that the second closed beta weekend has opened, she's back in on her Evoker to continue questing while…
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Update: The game is live now. Have fun!
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carson63000
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orionite ShagrathVtc I never thought PoE came within a mile of competing with Diablo 3, but it’s light years ahead of Devilian. So is Marvel Heroes. This is just.. bland, dull, jerky, ugly, bad writing, bad sound effects, bad voices, nothing to recommend it.

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

Not compelling but will try sometime.

Kenny A
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Kenny A

Launch steam to launch glyph to Launch Devilian.

sigh

Sargonnax
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Sargonnax

Goronmon Means you are getting too old :)

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

GabeNewellFetish Full MMO. What Diablo 3 was going to be before the team left and they redid it. 20v20 pvp. 3 player dungeons, full world roam, 8 player raids, infinite dungeons, 5 difficulties, and more that i can’t name off the top of my head without loggin in

GabeNewellFetish
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GabeNewellFetish

So I haven’t been following this game…

Is it *really* an MMO? Or is it more like Diablo, where you can only play with four people and there isn’t really an open world? You know, like *not* an MMO outside of.. I dunno… “we got leaderboards therefore MMO”?

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

Lhumierre breetoplay Enikuo I remember Bluehole, formed by some ex NCSoft guys that stole assets from Lineage 3 and used them in Tera.  I think some of those guys got time.

Filur
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Filur

From their FAQ:

Players that dont pay “will not be able to use Megaphones to message other players, initiate
communication with players not on their friend list, place items for
sale on the in-game Auction House, or open trades with others.”
Good luck with enjoying this game without paying.

Xevious
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Xevious

Lhumierre Different hopinions, the salt of life. I am still playing PoE from pre-Alpha version, still having so much fun. Devilian gave me 35 levels of boringness, then i had to uninstall it. And I don’t want complaining about Dungeon Stamina System, troll-kids with their lovable megaphones (and the community is not much better), TONS of useless “go there and there” quests with autopath, obscene TERA-like character design and other stuff. Sorry, just no. I pass. We will see the future of Devilian together.

Ceder
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Ceder

Lhumierre Ceder ShagrathVtc  Publisher= manage.

Enikuo
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Enikuo

I tried it and the combat seemed to be pretty cool. But it has one of those always-on megaphone channels that you can’t hide. And, you can’t even right-click and ignore players in that channel if they’re being obnoxious. So, that’s a deal breaker for me.

Copi
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Copi

Zariarn Copi I know the game is f2p. But you couldn’t download the game before the f2p launch so you could start playing as soon it launched.

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Perfect Hero I presume you’re referring to ArcheAge?

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Try the game with SweetFX.  Heck, try all games with SweetFX!
https://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/4591/

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Copi   Pre-download without paying?  Only for the headstart was that necessary.  Founders had a two day headstart.  The game is free.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Perfect Hero Trion’s games aren’t pay to win.  AcheAge is borderline P2W at best, but the rest are pay for convenience, cosmetics, and content.  Trion has some of the most generous f2p titles on the market.

fpGrumms
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fpGrumms

Perfect Hero That wasn’t Trions fault with ArcheAge, lol.

Valkyrie Noel
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Valkyrie Noel

Excited to get home today and play this! : D

Armsbend
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Lhumierre Perfect Hero I think Trion games are really smooth.  I don’t think so of the Asian games they choose to publish. 

I’m looking forward to some mop writer/player reviews soon.

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

Bashmet Yea the same developers who did Devilian made Tera prior

Bashmet
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Bashmet

Lhumierre Xevious The art is definitely more on the dark fantasy side of things. I wouldn’t say worthless at all, but just fitting with the setting. Which is my problem with Devilian, it’s just way too anime.

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

Xevious Path of Exile tried to be a Diablo 2 successor and it’s fucking bland as hell. Their art direction and everything is worthless. there is no reason to choose a single character from any other besides the position on the skill constellation they start on. They can all be built the same way and use the same items. Everyone is a copy of everyone else. The only innovative thing they did was how currency works.

There is tons more to do in Devilian than in PoE, Devilian is just being localized from the korean build that has been out for years before PoE was a thing. PoE becomes extremely boring the more and more you grind for a Kaom’s Heart or any other unique the more you play. I thought WoW drop rates were bad.

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

Perfect Hero Where’s the P2W in Trove, Defiance, Devilian? I’ve played and alpha/beta’d all 3 to this day. Please enlighten me.

orionite
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orionite

ShagrathVtc I played a few hours in closed beta and maybe I expected D3, POE or MH pace and feel. However, everything was quest driven and I just wandered around from quest marker to quest marker. Most mobs did not attack me. The loot did not excite me somehow. Normally, every time I find some stuff, it motivates me to keep bashing those demon heads in, but at Devilian it “feels!” like I just get the next version of the same item per slot. I dunno, hard to explain. 
As was said before. PoE, to me, is currently heads and shoulders above any other ARPG out there. Grim Dawn looks very good, but is a bit slower and more story driven.

Perfect Hero
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Perfect Hero

It’s trion so expect lots of p2w.

JacquotteFox
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JacquotteFox

Greaterdivinity According to a dev post in the forums, you should be able to download at approx. 10:10 AM PST, which is now.

Goronmon
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Goronmon

It makes me sad that every year I grow less and less excited at the idea of new MMOs coming out. Maybe I’m just getting too jaded.

JakeBoller
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JakeBoller

I will try it. But I’m expecting P2W.

Chamuyo
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Chamuyo

Greaterdivinity I think it’s 12pm. You can go to the store, click ‘Devilian’ > ‘Play’ > ‘Install’ right now. But it doesn’t let you download.

Chamuyo
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Chamuyo

Well, not being able to pre-download the game without paying is not a very good sign…

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

I take it that it’s launching at like, 10am pst or something? Not seeing it on the Trion launcher yet.

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

breetoplay Enikuo Lhumierre When did they purchase them? for Bluehole it shows they developed Tera & Devilian. The character designs and art style also match. Is Bluehole Ginno like a sub division like Ubisoft Montreal? 

https://www.bluehole.net/en/game/pc

Xevious
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Xevious

Lhumierre ShagrathVtc Diablo 2 has already its successor, its name is Path of Exile. And honestly, it is much better than Devilian in every way.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Enikuo Lhumierre Technically, the developer is Ginno Games, which is now owned by Bluehole.

Moods
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Moods

Enikuo Lhumierre Ceder ShagrathVtc I bought the game expecting pretty much nothing, well i bought early access package, something to tie me over till Blade and Soul, but honestly its a great little game, as long as they dont screw up the cash shop theres many hours of fun to be had.

Enikuo
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Enikuo

Lhumierre Ceder ShagrathVtc I didn’t know the developer was Bluehole. They’re pretty okay. Hmm…

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

” clicking is good, and clicking faster is even better. “

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

sn00giep00 Lhumierre Ceder ShagrathVtc Stamina / Charges are because it directly correlates to the cash shop for “recharge items” they control the monetization but not as in “here’s a new class we made etc “

sn00giep00
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sn00giep00

Lhumierre Ceder ShagrathVtc Trion DOES have some say into the management of the game–for example, they are going to remove the Dungeon charges/stamina stuff as it’s a carry-over from the way the Korean MMO marketplace works.

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

Ceder ShagrathVtc Trion = Publisher . They have no input on Design, It is strictly up to Bluehole who are the developers of Tera.

Ceder
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Ceder

ShagrathVtc  Trion will mismanage it.  That’s all you need to know.

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

ShagrathVtc Is everything a spiritual successor to Diablo 2 should be. It captures that perfectly while adding modern components that everyone is use to in MMOs nowadays.

ShagrathVtc
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ShagrathVtc

To those who are already playing? How is the game in terms of atmosphere? Is it good, or shallow?

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