MMOs you’ve never heard of: Mad World, XAOC, and Moirai

Welcome back to our series on MMOs and other multiplayer games you you’ve never heard of! Tonight we have three to highlight.

Mad World

Mad World has my attention because of its cute graphics first and foremost. The Korean-born game styles itself as an action-centric HTML5 MMORPG with crossplatform play across Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. Studio Jandisoft – whose core members apparently worked on another game we’ve covered in this series, Metin2 – says it’ll launch next year on “a mission to offer a truly massively-multiplayer experience without boundaries,” but there’s a fun trailer out as of today:

XAOC

Up next is XAOC, an old-school Chinese import that is making another debut in the west following extensive development, though it appears to not be localized just yet. Expect it to hit early access on July 27th and test for three months. Thanks Fnights for sending this one our way via Steparu!

Moirai

Finally, there’s the sad story of Moirai, which as RPS reports was a free-to-play multiplayer game where what you did in the world affected the next person to come through behind you. Unfortunately, hackers have been screwing with the game so much that the developers decided to close up shop after four years.

“We’re not a large studio and we don’t have the resources to properly prevent against these attacks so we’re going to pull the game from the store,” the studio wrote to the playerbase.

So hey, thanks, wannabe e-thugs, for ruining it for everyone.

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Vardalaka
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Vardalaka

I’m definitely going to play Mad World. I had no clue about it or Jandisoft, thanks for mentioning it.

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I get that the Mad World people don’t speak English as their primary language, but if you’re going to release a trailer, have someone proofread it for you? Cross-platform, not cross-platfom.

Interesting to see some coverage of offbeat, “back row at the big show” games, though. Like it!

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Fnights

Interested only in Xaoc, old 2012 game but since then it had lots of updates and new content. Hopefully the price will be reasonable.
Also is an action mmo with a hybrid combat like B&S so even if is the same redundant korean brawler at least can be enjoyable for a bit.

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MesaSage

Korea: “Jiggle physics has gone as far as we can take it.”
China: “Hold my beer”

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elveone

XAOC?!?!?? I remember being hyped for this game 7 years ago. WTF?

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Mewmew

It’s funny, there was a time when HTML5 was supposed to be this amazing thing to revolutionize browser gaming – and yet browser gaming took it’s big nosedive just before this happened so we never really saw this revolution. Most of the players who used to and would have played on browser games moved to mobile gaming for that same type of fix instead.

This looks to be cross platform on Android and iOS as well, so it won’t have to worry about that. Honestly it actually looks really fun. I’ll have that to look forward to next year on my tablet. If the accounts are all linked so we can play on any device I’ll give it a try on browsers (or whatever it will play on PC with) as well.

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ChaosConstant

This is mainly because most of the browsers still don’t fully support HTML5. For instance, you can play RuneScape in HTML5, but last I checked, you could only play it in Firefox, the least popular of the big three, because Chrome and IE didn’t bother implementing the whole HTML5 spec. And then there’s the problem of the surprising number of people still on Windows XP who can’t even run newer browsers. This is why web development is awful.

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Oleg Chebeneev

Daym, never heard of those indeed. Mad World looks pretty cool.
Here are some games I’ve played that Im sure not many heard of: Dungeon Runners, Dawnspire, 4Story, Corum Online, Elf Online, Flysis, Fiesta, Fury, R2: Reign of Revolution,

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P3lli

Moirai Dead ? Q.Q . Played for a while and loved it. It was… quite relaxing.
God damn hackers why you have always to fuck my beloved games… (Wizardry..)

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Vardalaka

I had Moirai in my Steam Wishlist so that one day I would play it. It caught my attention one day and now I’m sad for what happened and the fact that I’ll never play it.

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Mewmew

Moirai could be good or bad or totally confusing, depending on others playing but it was definitely interesting. It wasn’t something you played more than a few times normally but that people who didn’t get to experience it now won’t be able to is sad.

It’s too bad some human trash had to ruin it, for what reason exactly? To try to catch email being entered at the end if you wanted a report maybe? Or just to be a**hats?. To brag to other little turds how they were able to screw with the experience and other people?

This small free non profit indie thing, to ruin that experience for others is a real low point, they have to really be miserable garbage to do such a thing.

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nobleeinherjar

Mad World: Amazing art style, but seeing it in motion doesn’t do much for me.
XAOC: Proportionally speaking, I think this game beats out Blade & Soul and Black Desert when it comes to the Bust slider. That was my take-away from this trailer.
Moirai: This is why we can’t have nice things.

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Dug From The Earth

ugh… none of these are available to play right now…. thx for that MOP

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