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Revelation Online invites you to battle for glory in its new colosseum

It was teased, but now it’s truly here. Revelation Online is introducing the colosseum, and its world will never be the same. Specifically, it will be far more violent. Seriously, it’s a place for violent gladiatorial contests; that is really violent. Also, it’s a place where you can compete for valuable prizes as part of an ever-expanding event in the game.

That one is probably going to be more resonant for individual players. The violence is kind of de rigueur at this point.

Players will earn a Merit Plate just for signing up to take part, and winning matches in the colosseum will bring you closer to rewards for being the best of the best. If you’re not the best, though… well, you’ll still get plenty out of it, as just participating earns points which go toward PvP ranks and associated rewards. So it’s worth it to strive, even if you aren’t very good at first.

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PUBG Corp sues Netease for cloning PUBG in Knives Out and Rules of Survival

Let the battle royale lawsuits begin! TorrentFreak caught wind of a new lawsuit in California that ought to set all the cloners on edge: PUBG Corporation is suing NetEase for ripping off PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, specifically alleging copyright infringement, trade dress infringement, and unfair business competition. (The Korean PUBG Corp and Chinese NetEase both operate businesses in the US, hence the justification for the venue.)

Given how old this particular genre is, and how PUBG was far from the first to run with it, you might be skeptical about the company’s claims. PUBG Corp believes it has copyrighted the concept of a pre-game lobby where you can test out weapons, among multiple other concepts, including the dynamic air-drop spawning system, the map, the boost bar and consumables, “starting with nothing” and being forced to compete for resources, realistic gear, character paper doll, shrinking gameplay, down-but-not-out incapping, butt-covering frying pan… it goes on like that for a while. Maybe we’ll give them the frying pan. Honestly the screenshots are more convincing than the list. 154 pages of this.

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Revelation Online is opening a new EU fresh start server today as First Contact launches

Gosh, isn’t it nice to have a fresh server to start on? No old connections, no old animosities, no problems to worry about. It’s like a fresh playground to just enjoy the game before you go back to making the exact same mistakes that made you long for a fresh start in the first place. Now you too can experience that when Revelation Online launches an EU fresh start server on March 22nd – today. Which just so happens to be launch day for the game’s latest update, First Contact, which chiefly focuses on PvP upgrades and modes.

As always, the draw for the new server is that everyone starts new on a level playing field, with no existing characters to come in and muck things up. So, depending on how many people are willing to sacrifice sleep and careers for relentless leveling, there will be only a handful of max-level characters for the first week or so. If this is the sort of server you’re looking for, keep your eyes peeled for Emollion (the new server) when it opens up.

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Cross-platform Crusaders of Light to debut on Steam in March

If you were on the lookout for a solid mobile MMO, you might have already checked out last year’s Crusaders of Light on both iOS and Android. It wasn’t a game that broke any genre conventions, but it did look pretty solid and attractive, so that low bar for mobile was met.

Well now the title is heading to a new platform: PC. NetEase announced that it’s bringing Crusaders of Light to Steam in March, at which point the game’s cross-platform capabilities will shine. Players will be able to use the same account for both mobile and PC, allowing seamless transitions between devices.

The studio is also preparing to open up a new North American server called Farroc Camp. If you pre-register for this server, you’ll net yourself $50 worth of in-game gifts when it launches.

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Revelation Online lets you build a brand-new seaside villa… when you clear the hardest raid

The good news for Revelation Online players is that a new seaside villa is added to the game, and it’s a gorgeous private island with an airy layout that feels like the lap of decadent luxury just looking at it. The bad news? Well, the only way to craft it is to gather materials from the Eternal Chasm raid, also known as the most difficult raid currently in the game. So anyone not taking part in the front edge of content will be straight out of luck.

If you are taking part, though, you can look to this particular villa as a personal goal, and it features plenty of space for new and familiar decorations across the island landscape. Check out screenshots and a video preview just below if you’ve got a heart for real estate, and we can only hope that those of you who will not be able to get this particular house also have characters who don’t like airy seaside mansions in the first place.

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Revelation Online encourages you to strip… your gear of enhancements

It is possible that Revelation Online could have used a thesaurus for its latest feature, as “stripping your gear” produces a mental image that is wholly unrelated to what said feature actually involves. See, it’s about stripping enhancements from your gear, not about…

Oh, you’re already on the mailbox. No. Put your boots back on. Can we… can we just talk about this feature? While wearing clothing? Yes, that’s much better, thank you.

See, in a game with multiple item enhancements, you’re often tempted to hold on to everything in the hopes of just upgrading one thing, right? So now you can strip your old gear of experience, Dragonspikes, and Tier Beads all at once. Then you can apply those to new pieces of equipment, ensuring that you still have a reason to upgrade and a reason to not hoard your upgrades.

Although we suppose you can still take off all of your gear if you want to. That’s just not the feature under discussion.

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Revelation Online: ShadowBlade brings Assassin, new class training, and class changes

Do you want to skulk in the shadows in Revelation Online? The new ShadowBlade expansion for the game lets you do just that with the new Assassin class, capable of slipping across enemy lines to unleash death. But even players who want to stick with their current classes will find new things to do with the addition of new class training areas, offering challenges that unlock new skills and abilities for each of the seven classes.

What if you do want to change to a new class but don’t want to level up all over again? The newly added class change feature is just what you asked form, then, allowing you to hop to another class while retaining your level. There’s also a new motorbike mount to unlock through questing; you can see a preview of the bike along with the Assassin class in the trailer down below, or peek at the screenshots for a glimpse of the new training areas.

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Blizzard sues alleged Overwatch clone, bans World of Warcraft cheaters

Gone are the days when Chinese companies could get away with ripping off games left and right: Blizzard is going after another one of these alleged copyright-violating piles of crap.

The game in question is mobile title Heroes of Warfare; Japanese publication PC Watch reports that Blizzard’s Chinese conglom and publisher NetEase are suing the the maker, demanding and apology, restitution, and removal from Apple’s appstore, on the grounds of IP violations in China.

Meanwhile, stop cheating, cheaters. Your day has come, as the studio has apparently begun another round of six-month bans to folks who use cheat tools. Stoppit.

And in happier Blizzard news… here’s the whole WoW dev team. The fluffy white dog on the left personally made the no-flying-in-Argus decision, we’ve been informed by the PR collie being hoisted over on the right.

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Revelation Online adds in a new level cap and new bosses in the Uprising update

It’s time to get better than you ever thought possible in the latest Revelation Online patch. Heck, better than it was possible to get, even; the patch raises the game’s level cap to 79, allowing you to reach new heights of power even as you push your way through a new dungeon floor in the Mech Citadel on its Scour Dungeon version. There’s also the new Altar of Swords dungeon, the new Azure Dragon Guild tournament, easier soul grid unlocks… lots of nifty stuff, in short.

The patch also contains some fun flying sword mounts for being among the first to clear this new content, so if you’ve got a crew ready to take on these challenges you could be richly rewarded. (If you’d rather fly under your own power, we do still have dragon wings.) Combine that with a 24-hour sale in the game’s store, and you should be able to get at least a few nice rewards for yourself with the patch launch.

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Revelation Online outlines the lore-hunting Scene Chronicle feature

Are you fascinated by the lore of the various locations in Revelation Online? In the event that you don’t care about that at all, are you a big fan of getting to pick up valuable items and fame just by filling in some check marks? The Scene Chronicle feature caters to both sorts of players, giving you a chance to look behind the scenes of the game’s area lore while also giving you plenty of fame and potential other rewards along the way.

The feature allows you to select from the various cities to pick out both the best spots of treasure hunting and the most interesting locales, while those not yet unlocked will require you to interact with NPCs (and the guide will helpfully point you in the right direction). Successfully filling in entries will award fame for the respective region as well as things like leaderboards and possible items. So go head on your quests, whether you want to learn more about the realm or just pick up some easy fame. We won’t judge either way.

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Revelation Online adds apartments with the Safe Haven update

You work hard in Revelation Online, and you deserve a nice place to relax after all that hard work. The game is deploying its Safe Haven patch today to provide you with exactly that by deploying apartments to the game, giving you the chance to own and decorate an apartment in one of three sizes (small, medium, or larger). Obviously, bigger apartments are more expensive, but they offer you more space to decorate and enjoy, so mark for yourself if it’s worth the money.

You can unlock your apartment once you’re level 49, with keys available so that five of your friends can come and go freely. Once within the apartment, of course, you’ll be the one who gets to decorate the whole thing however you like. So you’ll have to wait out the maintenance today, but once that’s over it’s an apartment for you; check out the trailer just below to whet your appetite.

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Revelation Online gets its own infobase courtesy of a fan

Item databases are always fun and useful for fans of a given MMO, and now Revelation Online has one. The Revelation Online Database doesn’t have a particularly creative name, but it does have a descriptive one, and it does have a useful listing of all of the game’s items in an easily searchable format. And it’s gotten a spotlight on the official site, so that’s all good.

The spotlight also includes a brief interview with the creator and maintainer, Kiriak. He mentions that he plays a Gunslinger at the moment (although in previous games he’s usually gone for sword-wielding characters) and enjoys that he sees Revelation Online as less RNG-oriented than many other games of its type. So it’s a database and a spotlight on the person behind the database. Good news all around!

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Revelation Online promotes mentoring with the Journeyman Alliance

We all know that playing a new MMO can be a challenge. Heck, sometimes it’s even a nigh-on impossible one; you have a lot of things to keep in mind all at once, and you get a lot more out of doing things and screwing up than just hearing about them. That seems to be part of the motivation behind establishing the new Journeyman Alliance in Revelation Online, a chance for players at level 49 and above to form a bond with a newer player and serve as a mentor and a guide.

Players will need to complete a quest chain to become a mentor, then find someone to be mentored, and clear challenges together as a team on a daily basis. Success improves your status with the faction, eventually allowing your mentored companion to become a mentor as well, proof that you have in fact taught someone what needs to be known. If you like in-game rewards for helping out new players, it seems like something you may very well enjoy.

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