Just in time for yesterday's lovefest, Devilian unleashed wave after wave of nailbiting terror with group instances that will make your hair turn white and your gear disintegrate in shame.
First in line to kick your butt is the nightmare-level Dimensional Fortress, which can be run twice daily in case you blacked out the first time around. But that's small fry compared to Devilian's newest raid, the Forbidden Sanctuary. This Egyptian-themed eight-player instance contains several challenging minibosses and the fearsome Pharoah Totames at the end.
Not wanting to feel left out, the mobile version of Devilian got its own update yesterday with completely different content. Players can explore the dimension of Bithynia, fight the archdemon Avarix, and grind out some brand-new gear sets modeled on those fashion-conscious demons.
Ready for sappy questlines, particle effects that look like hearts, and lots -- and I do mean lots -- of pink? Valentine's day has arrived in the real world and many of the pretend worlds inside MMORPGs (for some reason). And who are we to fuss when the events are all about candy and cheap romance? Nobody, that's who. Read on for our guide to Valentine's Day around the MMORPG verse!
Our mamas always told us, "Kids, you can never have too many enchanting stones!" This didn't make sense for most of our lives, and we were the target of several unfortunate witch hunts, but now Trion Worlds has helped us understand this maxim.
From Friday through Monday, Devilian is dishing out bonus enchanting stones from boss kills to help power up player gear. It's a very fiddly event from the look of things, as each of the four days will focus on one specific type of enchanting stone that will drop during a set time window.
Lowbies will get green stones from the event while level 50-plus characters should expect blue-quality drops. You'll want to check out the full schedule if you're planning to take advantage of this event!
One of the more prominent faces of Trion Worlds has been traded over to the team at Bethesda.
Evan Berman, more commonly known as "Scapes" (ask him about his "Save Farscape" history), joined Bethesda Softworks in early November. This comes after handling CM duties for RIFT, Devilian, Defiance, Trove, and ArcheAge since 2014. His previous positions include Microsoft, En Masse, and Flagship Studios.
His new role at Bethesda is listed as senior community manager.
It happens only once in a game's life: that first anniversary! Yes, Devilian turns one year old today. Where on earth did the time go? Massively OP's MJ is hopping in to celebrate the occasion. It's been a while since she's wandered this path; what has changed? Tune in live at 6:00 p.m. to join in the festivities and wish the game a happy anniversary.
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 6:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, December 10th, 2016
As you're gobble, gobbling up food today, rooting for your favorite football team, and enduring the uncomfortable political conversations at the dinner table, you might be tempted to take some time to play MMOs during this American holiday.
Thanksgiving isn't as huge of an inspiration for MMORPG holidays, but they do exist and are perfect for players who want to get decked out in the latest Pilgrim fashion from 1621 and stock up on food buffs.
So if you're looking for a way to complement the holiday in-game, here's where you should go today!
Following a limited rollout earlier in September, Devilian's mobile edition is now available to players around the globe.
This mobile version of the action-RPG isn't cross-platform with the one being run by Trion Worlds here in the west but instead is being handled by GAMEVIL. According to the press release, over 150,000 players pre-registered for the game. It looks, for all intents and purposes, to play the same as the PC client (and was developed by Bluehole), although there could be limitations or restrictions separating the two.
You can grab Devilian mobile for free on the App Store or Google Play.
Extra Life is kicking off this weekend! The charity group has been organizing game developers and players alike in an annual gaming marathon for most of the last decade, and thanks to Twitch, we can watch and tip participants as they play to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. MMORPG studios like Trion, Perfect World, En Masse, and Turbine (thanks Toanstation!) are all streaming for the charity this weekend. (In fact, Trion is one of the core sponsors.)
"All money donated to the En Masse Entertainment Extra Life page will count towards the team's $5,000 goal and will go towards the Seattle Children’s Hospital."
"Two things I did on Hallows Night: / Made my house April-clear / Left open wide my door / to the ghosts of the year." ~ "All Hollows Night" by Lizette Woodworth Reese
Is your door open to the ghosts and ghouls of MMORPGs this season? They are definitely shambling up your walkway, looking to tell you of the grim delights of the holiday in your favorite online games. Indeed, Halloween season is upon us, which means that MMOs have an excuse to break out their favorite yearly festivities.
With so much to look at and do, you might be in a terrible fright trying to figure out what to do first. We consulted our Massively OP gravedigger Bram (he's on retainer), who offers surprisingly good advice for sorting out the Halloween season in MMOs and getting the most out of the holiday. We recorded his words in this guide, although beware to the soul that reads them all -- Bram might be seeing you before the week is up. MUAHAHAHA.
has rolled out the 5.1 update
for its ORPG clicker Devilian
today. Dubbed Bloodstained Legacy, the patch lifts the level cap to 58, adds new gear sets, and allows players to boost their expansion artifacts. There are also new hell modes for four dungeons and heroic modes for six. Halloween is here too!
"Starting now, you'll be able to crush monsters for delicious candy! Defeat monsters in the world and in dungeons that are within 5 levels of your character and they'll have a chance to drop some Halloween Candy. Dungeon Bosses, always drop candy. (They all are afflicted with The Curse of the Sweet Tooth.) Meanwhile, all monsters in the Infinite Hunting Grounds will not drop candy, all because they hate fun. (Perhaps that makes them the greatest monsters of them all.) Once you gather enough candy, visit Justina in Asperon to turn it in for prizes like a Witch's Broom, a Pumpkin Head, Talismans, Attribute Stones, potions, and more!"
The team has promised more on the Halloween tomorrow during its livestream.
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. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!
This week we take a look at how SkySaga is handling a particularly tricky issue regarding player trading and recipes. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from Pokemon Go, Landmark, Heroes of the Storm, and more, all waiting for you after the break!
GAMEVIL announced today that it's ported Korean-born hack-n-slash MMOARPG Devilian to mobile -- at least if you live in Spain, Mexico, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Sweden, the Philippines, and Vietnam, where it's currently live on the Google Play Store. GAMEVIL's Facebook page is referring to the release as a soft launch and implies that the game will move from Android to other platforms following this phase.
Devilian was originally develped by Korea's Ginno Games, now Bluehole Ginno, though it sunsetted in that country last year. It launched in the west under Trion's wing in December of last year and saw a large update, Alvir's Legacy, back in July.
According to the press release, this mobile edition is "based on Trion's popular MMORPG for the PC." It is not known when it's coming to other countries. "When we get the official date we will announce it to the community," a GAMEVIL rep told players inquiring about a possible US market launch.
An anonymous reader tipped us off to possible staffing shifts at Trion Worlds
this week, and now Trion's Garth Chouteau has confirmed to Massively OP that two employees did depart in what is apparently not
a mass-layoff as was originally feared:
"We can confirm that two employees left the company last week, and we wish them the best! In unrelated matters, two different employees joined the company last week, and we're looking forward to their contributions!"
At least one of those gone is Defiance and Devilian Community Manager Sarah "Kiwibird" Walters, who was much beloved by the community. She tweeted a fan that she was no longer working at Trion a few days ago.
ArcheAge CM Seraphina "Celestrata" Brennan says she'll be helping out with Devilian's community duties, while Eric "Ocho" Cleaver says Defiance players can expect attention from him and others on the community team: