NetEase soft-launches WoW-like mobile MMORPG Crusaders of Light today

Soft-launching today on both the iOS and Android markets is a new mobile MMORPG from Netease dubbed Crusaders of Light. It was originally released as Land of Glory overseas last month (and was tremendously popular in China), but it’s gotten a name-change and a spruce-up for the western market. You’ll notice immediately that it seems to have an awful lot in common with vanilla World of Warcraft, from its stylized graphics to its 40-man PvE raiding endgame. It boasts 25×25 battlegrounds, small-scale ranked arenas, guild ladders, mounts, and loot out the wazoo too.

As I write this, it’s not yet up for download publicly on either platform for me in the US; it looks to be trickling out to Oceania first today, then Europe, Russia, Brazil, and North America in time for the official launch this summer. You can preregister on the official site, and yes it’s free-to-play with plenty of stuff to buy on the side.

Source: Official site, press release. Thanks, Ken.
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Dyer Oac

Been playing for a week with Guildies in the Au server. If you Google it there are ways to join the Au server from other countries. We will reroll when us servers launch. Seems most of the folks I speak to are enjoying the game, A lot of players from mobile game Order&Chaos have made the switch.

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Prana Ki

can we see the talent trees? are the talent specs simple or complex? is there hybridation possibilities? thx;)

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Tyler Gomez

Wondering how long this will take to hit NA! I loved Tome of the Sun from Netease.

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Eric Cleaver

Definitely targeting the summer. And if you love Tome you might want to keep an eye out for news next month. ;)

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Mark Johns

port to consoles plz.

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Zander

Not available in your country.

when looking it up in the Google Play store. Wonder if the west or just U.S. is delayed or not available at all.

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Eric Cleaver

Soft Launch is limited to Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, and Malaysia. Rest of the world is coming but not for a bit.

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Michael18

all that talk about combat, raids, pvp, and such and so little talk about the world, zones, and questing makes me wary

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Eric Cleaver

Right now there are 3 huge zones with plans for at least 9. Open world content is fine, but not usually the first thing people want to hear about.

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Xijit

probably will be absolute murder on a phone’s battery.

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Eric Cleaver

It’s pushing a lot of pixels around. :) Battery consumption is higher than say snapchat, but the amount of optimization work the team has put in is incredible. Most mobile games I’m recharging every 3 to 4 hours, if I’m on a marathon grind. I haven’t tested it explicitly, but seems pretty consistent.

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McGuffn

This is an embarrassment. I’m not sure what I like more, the Blizzard Ram mount or the boss that is just the face of a red orc copy paste grafted onto some magma thing.

Pretty environments though.

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