PSA: Wurm Online is dirt cheap in the Humble ‘Endless RPG Lands’ Bundle

Sandbox fans, if you’ve never tried Wurm Online, you’re about to get a pretty cheap chance, as Wurm Online – specifically, its Wurm Unlimited edition – is currently dirt cheap in the Humble Bundle’s Endless RPG Lands package, basically a buck unless you pony up more to get a few other classics.

Wurm Unlimited is the 2015 standalone version of MMORPG Wurm Online, a graphics-challenged but mechanically impressive full-scale sandbox. Don’t want to deal with official servers or toxic players? Build your own server and go live there.

Most recently, the game patched in a new highway system, new buildable items, waystones, village settings, and deed tweaks.

Source: Humble Bundle, official site. Thanks to Marnick, Agemyth, and Francois!


Mobile MMO Roundup: Flyff Legacy, Ragnarok Journey, MU Legend, Project B, and Archlord Awake

Whether it makes you want to seek shelter or embrace the winds of change, the era of mobile MMOs and spin-offs is upon us. Let’s check in with what’s going on with three of them today!

Flyff Legacy, a successor to the cute online RPG, launched on September 26th for iOS and Android. In this flying-empowered MMO, players can take on the role of a Mercenary, Acrobat, or Magician and learn how to zoom around on a broom, conquer dungeons, collect pets, fight other players, and enjoy the “whimsical style” that is a hallmark of the series.

Another recent launch was Ragnarok Journey, the latest in the long-running Ragnarok Online series. The gameplay should be familiar to Ragnarok veterans, although the studio said that this version has upgraded graphics and offers a “fresh experience.” Players who jump into the launch period will be given a gift pack with a few helpful goodies to send them on their way.

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Secret World Legends rearranges the Orochi Tower while The Park spin-off goes on sale

Secret World Legends’ weekly “The Buzzing” roundup has moved from Reddit to the official site, and in the most recent edition, the team covers the recent patch, the return on the legacy transfer service, and the upcoming final chapter of the Tokyo storyline.

The Orochi Tower is loosely scheduled to arrive in SWL in early October, although veteran players might find a few new surprises when it does. “The tower’s gameplay flow is going to be different from the classic tower,” the devs said. “You’ll need to do more floors in a more linear fashion, and you can expect to see a couple small gameplay changes and references to things that weren’t in TSW.” Rumor has it that there is even a new floor in the works.

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AdventureQuest 3D revamps the Greenguard Forest

Even as AdventureQuest 3D continues to press forward with its development, it hasn’t resisted looking back to see what older content could use a dose of revise-and-revamp. Next on the slate? Greenguard Forest.

The Greenguard is receiving better visuals and a heftier dose of storytelling. “We took care to get rid of the grind in this new adventure, and then we added an abundance of nostalgic and iconic AdventureQuest stuff. Because this is certainly the right place for it,” the developers said.

The team is frantically testing the new Greenguard before Hurricane Irma hits Florida (and the game’s studios) this weekend. As Irma arrives, the AQ3D team will be hosting a weekend sale and posting a skeleton crew at the studio to hopefully keep things running. Stay safe, you crazy game devs!


World of Warcraft slashes Legion’s price ahead of 7.3 Shadows of Argus

Displaying a level of pomp and hype that is normally reserved for an MMO expansion or perhaps the impending visit from the Queen of England, World of Warcraft is going all-out with the release of this week’s Patch 7.3: Shadows of Argus.

Just take a look at this landing page for the patch and revel in the grand finale for the current expansion cycle. In addition to the flashy presentation, there’s a pretty good overview of what Shadows of Argus contains as well as videos and screenshots.

The patch begins its multi-stage rollout tomorrow, August 29th. If you’re feeling called to come back to the game because of it after, say, missing this entire expansion so far, the studio is prepared to make you a tempting offer. Legion’s price has been slashed down to $30 for the standard edition and $50 for the digital deluxe edition. And remember, both of those editions includes a level 100 character boost, which is normally $60 in the store.


Final Fantasy XIV synergizes with Dominos and Netflix, throws a huge Mog Station sale

Like a mighty team of warriors coming together for a final boss battle, Square Enix has partnered up with some interesting companions to spread the word of Final Fantasy XIV.

Dominos has a new deal in Australia in which you can order a “Pizza and Gaming Bundle” that includes three pizzas, garlic bread, a drink, and a download of FFXIV and its two expansions, all for $50. That should fuel your gaming caloric needs for the first few days, at least.

Over at Netflix, there’s a new series called “Dad of Light” in which a Japanese father and son end up bonding together over the MMORPG. Supposedly it’s based on a true story, and let us hope that story is more interesting than watching two people sit in front of a screen for a season. I mean, we have Twitch for that already.

If pizza and TV isn’t your thing, how about discounted deals on in-game goodies? To celebrate its 10 million players milestone, FFXIV is putting a large chunk of the Mog Station on sale over the next month. Everything except Tales of Adventure boosts and dyes will be 30% off through September 26th.

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Kingdom of Loathing spin-off West of Loathing launches

Sinister clowns. Demon cows. Filthy spittoons. You know you’re intrigued already, but why stop at mere words when a world of western stick figures is available to play right now?

West of Loathing, a western-themed spin-off of Kingdom of Loathing, launched this week on the PC. While the latter is a punny quasi-MMO, West of Loathing is a strictly single-player affair, albeit with sinister clowns. Players will take on roles like a Snake Oiler and explore over 100 locations on an epic (and weird) quest.

“Wordplay and dad jokes abound,” the team promised, “along with at least one drunken horse, more than 50 hats, and liberal use of the Oxford comma.”

The game is on sale for 10% off during its launch, and a mobile version is expected to come down the line. Check out the trailer after the jump!

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Guardians of Ember goes on sale, struggles to add horde mode

Early access title Guardians of Ember was hoping to have a great week, what with introducing a cool new feature and all, but it’s turned into a bit of a mess overall.

The team wanted to include a “horde mode” that would pit a group of players against neverending waves of bad guys until overwhelmed. And while the update went out on Monday, by Tuesday problems with the system required a rollback and a rework of the system.

The good news is that the horde mode should be active today, and players can enjoy a double XP event over the weekend as compensation. For those who have yet to pick up this hack-and-slash MMO, the base edition of Guardians of Ember is 50% off at $14.99 until August 1st.


PSA: Champions Online’s freeform slots and lifetime subs are on sale

Too much gold weighing down your pockets? Champions Online has a solution for that: Give Cryptic a good chunk of it.

This weekend, the superhero MMORPG is putting two of its most-desired items on sale. Freeform slots, which allow players to mix-and-match powerslots to build a unique character, are half-off at 2,500 ZEN through Tuesday, July 2nd.

Lifetime subscriptions are 33% off though July 6th, reducing the price of from $299 down to $199 for the time being. This unlocks a gold subscription for the life of the game, which includes all archetypes, more travel powers, free costume pieces, and a monthly ZEN stipend.


The MMOs of the Steam Summer 2017 Sale

After some ups and downs this afternoon — everybody loves the “try again later” message, right? — Valve’s summer Steam sale is finally underway and stable. Here’s what we’re looking at in our corner of the gaming world.

On Steam…

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Good Old Games’ summer sale includes a few multiplayer gems

Good Old Games may not get the attention of Steam’s big sales, but then Steam’s sales aren’t what they used to be either, which might just make the GOG sale going on right now worth a look. The site has never had much in the way of MMORPGs, but there are good bits for our multiplayer online RPG readers:

GOG is also giving out a freebie copy of Rebel Galaxy to peeps who are making their first purchase with the platform.

Anybody spy more that’d be of interest to our community?


PSA: Wild Terra hosts a free weekend

Here’s a possible option for your gaming weekend, especially if you have a hankering for some sandbox freedom: Wild Terra is opening up its doors to everyone from May 19th through the 21st to play as much as they want for free.

The free weekend is being coupled with a 15% off sale on the official site, bringing the price down to $12.74 for the early access title.

Wild Terra recently revealed that it is working on “unique rare equipment” that will be crafted using standard equipment and special drops from chests.

Source: Steam


Old school-style MMO Arcfall hits Steam early access

Craving some old school challenge in your MMORPG diet? You might want to try a helping of Arcfall, a game that’s an intentional throwback to the Ultima Online era and that also just arrived on Steam early access.

This pre-alpha build has a rather long feature list implemented already, including open-world housing, a player economy, farming, full loot on death, PvE zones, five regions to explore, and a classless skill-based character system. There are many other features in the works, such as guilds, PvP, dungeons, ships, player-owned islands, and the wider world.

Arcfall is notable for its graphical style, which is reminiscent of Albion Online and RuneScape rather than the over-the-shoulder perspective seen in most MMORPGs. The team behind this indie MMO is only starting to get the word out about the title, so for all intents and purposes this is the public debut of the title.

Early access is expected to last for most of the year, followed by a beta in late 2017. Until May 23rd, Arcfall is 30% off on Steam at just $14. After that it returns to its base price of $20.

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