There are certain tedious tasks that are just better left up to automation sometimes. Sure, you need a steady flow of incoming wood and metal in Albion Online, but you don’t have the time to constantly harvest it yourself and play the game. That’s what the game’s laborers are for: taking care of menial tasks that keep basic materials or resources flowing while you devote your time to more elaborate goals.
Laborers can be hired for a reasonable initial cost, at which point the player can walk through a set of actions and request the laborer to follow the same basic pattern. The resultant haul will be less than what players could gather in the same amount of time, but it’ll mean that you can focus on more involved tasks than just gathering, crafting, or farming for money. Be aware, however, that laborers will require compensation for their work, adequate facilities, and a certain amount of space to themselves. Check out the video below for an overview of hiring and employing labor.
Will Asta be a success here after its poor fate in its native land? It’s too early to say, but you can start making that decision for yourself. The game’s first beta starts today, running until Tuesday, November 10th. And it’s open, too; all players with an active Webzen account can sign up and download the game to start playing and seeing what the game’s all about.
If you’d rather have some idea of what the game’s about before you start playing, the game is based heavily on Eastern mythology and the battle between two factions, the Asu and the Ora. Players have access to talent trees for the game’s five classes, along with the Divine Spirit system to further specialize character attributes and abilities. Check out a trailer for the game and some artwork just below, and if you want to see what the deal is, jump into the test.
You are not your weapon in Crowfall. Just because two archetypes use a bow in the game doesn’t mean that they play the same. The most recent video Q&A session with the development team goes into a bit more depth on this point discussing the Ranger and the Stalker. In short: The former makes use of traps and knocks people out of stealth, while the latter sneaks around and snipes. Same fundamental weapon, but the core archetype is very different, even with the options of disciplines to bring in some similarities.
The November set of answers also covers the question of formations on the battlefield, bodies of water, post-combat development focus, and fast travel options. Why take our word for all of it, though? You can watch the video just below and see an assortment of wigs along with the cold, hard data. Who doesn’t like wigs?
Do you need a game that’s so dark that if it were any darker it’d be a pure black rectangle on your monitor? Are you craving a mature-themed vampire MMO with some serious bite? Then perhaps Dogma: Eternal Night (previously called Project Dogmat) might be for you.
Developed by Prelude Games Factory, Dogma is picking up the dropped ball by the prematurely canceled World of Darkness and running with the themes of gothic horror, supernatural creatures, and a contemporary setting. The game promises the potential for permadeath, live events, and a world that reacts to player actions.
Dogma: Eternal Night will be launching its Kickstarter campaign on November 24th. In the meantime, the devs are improving the build, adding more GUI functionality, and adding more world interactions with objects. We’ve got the announcement trailer and early screenshots for you to ogle after the break!
It’s not common at all to see Arabic-language MMOs release in the west, which is why the recently released Areeb World might merit some attention.
The game, which does not have an English version, features a scientifically advanced city that was destroyed by powerful robots created by the population. To help rebuild the metropolis, players jump into roles such as teacher or doctor and utilize math, science, and robots in the task. Yes, it’s one of those teaching kid-friendly games, but there is combat as well.
Divergence Online creator Ethan Casner published a new YouTube video yesterday that focuses on the sci-fi sandbox’s factory implementation. Much like in the classic Star Wars: Galaxies on which Divergence is based, factories exist to mass produce crafted items and save the player tons of time by avoiding individual crafting. You’ll see some familiar sights if you’re an SWG vet, as the factories themselves look much as they did in SOE’s late Star Wars title, and portions of the interface have carried over as well.
There are some notable changes, though, which you can see in the video that we’ve embedded past the break.
Do you know kung fu? The Blade & Soul Kung Fu Master does, clearly, and today NCsoft decided to kick off Kung Fu Master class week with a wall of text, a video, and a listing of common combos. The text claims that the KFM is “likely the most complex class,” both because it requires strong situational awareness and quick decisions and because many of its skills are “triggered from specific conditions.”
Kung Fu Masters deal both fire and wind damage, though not all abilities have an associated elemental effect. The class is also one of two in the game that can generate threat, so expect to keep boss mobs focused on your KFM in PvE. Click past the cut for a video overview.
Back in June, MassivelyOP’s MJ explored Das Tal during a playtest with devs. Now you have the chance to jump in and see what the game is about! MJ has alpha keys for this open PvP sandbox to give away! These keys will grant players access throughout the the alpha period (not the launched game), and winners can download the game and jump in to play right away — the persistent servers opened up on October 31st. Join us live at 2:00 p.m. for your chance to win!
What: Das Tal
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EST on Monday, November 2nd, 2015
The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. See any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!
This week we’ll gorge on free games from the entire Tribes library, find out what Oort Online’s new name is, get a first look at Lord of the Rings Online’s latest update, and more!
What better way to spend Halloween night than wandering through a shadow-filled amusement park? MassivelyOP’s MJ is diving into The Park, the single-player experience based on The Secret World’s own creepy Atlantic Island Park. She’s sure to be startled by spooky sounds as she scours the world for clues to suss out what all is going on. Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ plays through from start to finish.
This stream will contain nothing but spoilers, and possibly even some ear-splitting screams. You have been warned.
What: The Park
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 31st, 2015
Nothing beats a good Halloween event, and ARK’s transformation into ARK: Fear Evolved is one of the best. From fighting roving skeletal dinosaurs to collecting gravestones and pumpkins to hunting the elusive DodoRex, MassivelyOP’s MJ can truly immerse herself in the holiday. The question is, can she survive while she’s doing it? Join us live at 12:00 p.m. to see how much Halloween she can live through!
What: ARK: Survival Evolved
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 12:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 31st, 2015
MassivelyOP’s MJ was pleasantly surprised at how much she was enjoying her first romp
. And now that the second closed beta weekend has opened, she’s back in on her Evoker to continue questing while flinging magic at her foes. Join us live at 9:00 p.m for another peek at this MMOARPG.
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 30th, 2015