mmo news roundup

MMO Week in Review: Who better to bring Secret World to TV than Johnny Depp (August 20, 2017)

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Eyebrows across the MMOverse rose in unison this week as Johnny Depp’s production company announced it was working on a TV show based on none other than The Secret World, which in its current Secret World Legends incarnation has launched Tokyo and fiddled with currency. Don’t miss our piece on what we hope to see in the show!

Meanwhile, Guild Wars 2 hosted another Path of Fire preview weekend, Daybreak dropped the “H1Z1” from Just Survive, and Dauntless kicked off its founder alpha.

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MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire begins with actual in-game fire (August 13, 2017)

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If our poll is any guide, a whole lot of our readers — and presumably the broader MMO playerbase — were immersed in Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire preview event this weekend, putting out actual in-game fires, hopping around on raptors, and wondering if Herald Kehnan was ever gonna shut up! (He is not.)

Meanwhile, World of Warcraft’s next expansion was probably leaked, Black Desert talked up its plans for the rest of the year, a huge war is brewing in EVE Online, and Star Citizen stripped all the dates from its public production schedule.

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MMO Week in Review: To Elona via bunnies in Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire (August 6, 2017)

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This week, Guild Wars 2 took the lid off its next expansion: Path of Fire, a nostalgia-driven, story-oriented trip back to the deserts of Elona. With bunnies.

Meanwhile, Lord of the Rings Online successfully launched us all into Mordor — read our recap here! — and Funcom successfully ported Secret World Legends over to Steam.

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MMO Week in Review: Guild Wars 2’s expansion, Star Citizen’s drama (July 30, 2017)

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Another huge week for the MMO genre! On the AAA MMORPG front, Guild Wars 2 dropped its final season 3 episode, noted Mike Z is leading the expansion effort, and teased its expansion announcement for this week (stay tuned for our liveblog Tuesday!).

Star Citizen dominated the headlines and comment sections with the news that its alpha 3.0 has been delayed again, that the new concept ground vehicle boosted the game to $155M funding but won’t launch with 3.0, and that the studio has “no intention of reducing the size of the Star Citizen universe.”

And Citadel: Forged With Fire launched early access, building on last week’s Fortnite and Dark and Light momentum and leading into this coming week’s launch of The Secret World on Steam.

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MMO Week in Review: Dark and Light is finally live (July 23, 2017)

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It was a huge week of launches for the MMO industry, headlined by crowdfunded indie sandbox Albion Online, RIFT 4.2 Celestial Storm, shooter Gigantic, Star Trek Online’s 13.5 update, and of course, Dark and Light, a once-abandoned MMO revivified and spruced up into something playable in 2017, albeit in early access with the usual early access launch woes.

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MMO Week in Review: Hurtling toward LOTRO’s Mordor (July 16, 2017)

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Lord of the Rings Online startled everyone this week by smacking a release date on its Mordor expansion, and it’s surprisingly soon: July 31st. Maybe. “In the event of delay, you will receive the Mordor expansion content and items no later than August 31st, 2017,” preorder players are told. Of course, if you are thinking of preordering, maybe check out our editorial on the community’s reaction to the price and what’s in the virtual box before doing so.

Meanwhile, Guild Wars 2 announced its season 3 finale, EVE Online killed the last remnants of walking in stations, and we got a last-minute heads-up on new “massive” online RPG Citadel: Forged With Fire.

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MMO Week in Review: Firefall’s demise, Warframe’s rise (July 9, 2017)

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MMORPG vets said farewell to Firefall this week, as on Thursday Red 5 emerged from months-long silence to abruptly announce a sunset for the very next day.

The good news is that there are a few places former fans can get the same vibe, including in Warframe, whose TennoCon event this weekend revealed some upcoming MMO-like features, including open landscapes and adventure areas.

Meanwhile, we issued report cards to both Elder Scrolls Online and Pokemon Go.

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MMO Week in Review: The Secret World is out of secrets (July 2, 2017)

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The Secret World formally relaunched as Secret World Legends this week, complete with a launch trailer, bans, and compensation for headstart issues. We added another impressions piece to our archive as well. Still wanting to play on Steam? You’ve got another few weeks to go.

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MMO Week in Review: Secret World Legends’ soft launch (June 25, 2017)

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Ready or not, The Secret World has become Secret World Legends this weekend as Funcom game soft-launched into the headstart of its reimagined MMORPG. The launch hasn’t been without its issues, however, including today’s downtime and patcher problems, though the weekend revelation that vets will get more than they expected has been welcome.

Meanwhile, Final Fantasy XIV’s Stormblood formally launched, racking up praise from our veteran players.

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MMO Week in Review: New MMORPGs on the horizon (June 11, 2017)

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This week was a doozy for MMORPG players as two new games were announced for our genre: an as-yet-unnamed Magic: the Gathering MMO from Cryptic and PWE, and Fractured, a SpatialOS-powered MMOARPG sandbox without some of the more annoying tropes that usually attach themselves to sandboxes.

Meanwhile, Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind formally launched, Secret World Legends plotted a headstart and new beta wave, and Bless Online apparently gave up on its western ambitions.

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MMO Week in Review: Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood’s everything (June 4, 2017)

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This week, Final Fantasy XIV let the western press loose on the Stormblood expansion that’s until now been a bit buried by other summer releases. Not anymore, though! MOP’s Eliot Lefebvre posted nine in-depth previews and guides on what to expect from the content avalanche on the way.

Meanwhile, Ashes of Creation’s Kickstarter funded many times over with $3.2M now banked, Black Desert scored big on its Steam launch, and NCsoft put a date on Master X Master. Read on for the rest of the best of this week’s MMO news and opinions!

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MMO Week in Review: Morrowind, Black Desert, and a bajillion other MMO launches (May 28, 2017)

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Memorial Day weekend: a time for gaming deals, double-experience events, and launches. Mainly launches this year! Black Desert has landed on Steam, The Elder Scrolls Online began the PC head start for Morrowind, Marvel Heroes soft launched on PS4, Legends of Aria kicked off its alpha, Revelation Online and Shroud of the Avatar saw major content updates, and both Kritika Online and Worlds Adrift entered closed beta.

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MMO Week in Review: Wild West Online isn’t just a gankbox (May 21, 2017)

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Gotta love a massive week for MMORPG news! We chatted up the Wild West Online team to learn more about its reversal on Kickstarter and its PvE server plans, Funcom saw its best financial quarter ever but delayed Secret World Legends’ Steam launch, Bungie revealed Destiny 2 gameplay and sent WoW Token prices skyward, Elder Scrolls Online prepared for Morrowind’s head start, and Star Citizen’s latest concept ship sale propelled it over the $150M fundraising hump.

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