vindictus

Official Site: Vindictus
Studio: Nexon
Launch Date: October 13, 2010 (NA); January 21, 2010 (KR)
Genre: Action-Combat MMO
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Battle Bards Episode 122: Happy town

In peaceful villages and bubbly burgs, you just know that there’s bound to be an abundance of happy music! Whenever the Battle Bards regroup to lick their wounds and drink the terrors away, they often find that happy town music is perfect to soothe jangled nerves and re-center one’s heroism. There’s plenty of those tunes in today’s episode, so recoup with them as they listen to the songs of the common folk.

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunesGoogle PlayTuneInPocket CastsStitcher, and Player.FM.

Listen to Episode 122: Happy town (or download it) now:

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Nexon gives its studio subsidiaries leeway to foster creative freedom

Can giant, money-obsessed game corporations have a heart? Well, no, they’re corporations, not people, but they can act in a way from time to time that mimics the warmer side of human emotions.

In the case of Nexon this month, the publisher and studio has decided to grant autonomy to seven of its subsidiary studios in order to cultivate creative freedom and overall product growth. After all, why acquire these outlets if you’re going to try to force them into the same mold as their new parent?

These seven studios now have independence from the main office and are being encouraged to come up with their own work philosophy and even compete with their fellow Nexon acquisitions. The studios granted this freedom are: devCAT (Mabinogi, Vindictus), What! Studio (Durango), Studio One, Thingsoft (Peria Chronicles), Nexon GT (Atlantica Online), Nexon Red, and Boolean Games.

Source: MMO Culture

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Vindictus introduces the girl with the dragon spine

If there is one thing that we have learned about Korean MMOs, it’s that the smaller the girl, the bigger the weapon she carries. We are seriously concerned about back strain issues at this point, but that is a small price to pay for looking wicked awesome.

Vindictus’ newest character is live on the servers today, and she is toting the biggest weapon of them all. Meet Miri, the “lost daughter of an ancient people” who wields the Dragonspine lance on the battlefield. The weapon isn’t there merely for looks; it also allows Miri to use fire skills and transform her into a DragonGirl™ in dire situations.

To celebrate the new hero, Vindictus is giving a free Miri registration pack to everyone. The bundle includes a level 90 weapon, an AP booster, 50 recovery potions, five XP boosts, and more.

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Connect with other online gamers via MMO Book Club’s Guild Wars 2 romp and MMOCircles

Feeling a little isolated? Having a hard time making friends? Does your mother have to validate how special you are? Here are a couple of ways that you can plug into the wider MMO community this week!

After a furious round of voting, the MMO Book Club has voted on Guild Wars 2 for its next grand adventure. Jump in and join this nomadic community as it learns the ropes in Tyria during the month of October. The fastest way to hook up with this group? Head over to Discord and see what’s up.

Another option is a brand-new social network designed specifically for MMORPG players. MMOCircles is designed to connect players to others who are interested in the same games. The platform says that it has 500 people signed up already and features titles such as Neverwinter and Vindictus.

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Battle Bards Episode 104: Something wicked this way comes

And lo, as the Battle Bards walk through the zone of the shadow of death, they will fear no evil, but they will listen to evil’s soundtrack because that is what they do! In today’s episode, the crew looks at the darker side of MMORPG soundtracks, dwelling in the wicked, the profane, and the deliciously macabre. Also, Syp does his Cookie Monster voice.

Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around a theme. MOP’s Justin co-hosts with bloggers Steff and Syl. The cast is available on iTunesGoogle PlayTuneInPocket CastsStitcher, and Player.FM.

Listen to Episode 104: Something wicked this way comes (or download it) now:

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The MOP Up: SMITE sees a Divine Light (July 9, 2017)

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 have stories and videos from Pokemon GoSplatoon 2Blade and SoulDragon’s Dogma OnlineClosers OnlineOverwatchVindictusMu OnlineWurm OnlineAstellia OnlineDofus PetsHellionSMITEStarCraftAionFinal Fantasy XI, and League of Legends, all waiting for you after the break!

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The MOP Up: Gamescom’s big opening by Angela Merkel (June 25, 2017)

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 have stories and videos from MechWarrior OnlineMu OriginDark Age of CamelotAstellia OnlineMarvel End Time ArenaRagnarok Online, and Guild Wars 2, all waiting for you after the break!

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Get a ridiculously tiny hat in Vindictus by playing rock-paper-scissors

Well. That’s a headline we never thought we’d be writing on this site, but here we are.

To kick off the summer season in style, Vindictus has activated a new rock-paper-scissors event that will run through June 21st. By throwing down the right moves, players can earn all sorts of rewards, including incredibly tiny hats populated by gremlins.

Other June events in progress include helping a magician test out his trick cards (which produce special buffs), spinning the swirly prize wheel, and saving as many gremlins as possible before they are corrupted. What is up with Vindictus and gremlins, anyway?

Back in May, Vindictus pushed out its Call of the Goddess update with a special interlude story starring Ceara.

Source: Vindictus

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The MOP Up: Pox Nora’s PS4 launch (May 28, 2017)

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 have stories and videos from Splatoon 2HellionEpocylipseLogresSteam HammerHEXIngressMabinogi HeroesPox Nora, and Heroes and Generals, all waiting for you after the break!

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Perfect Ten: Mobile MMOs coming in 2017

This past year, we couldn’t seem to go a week without bumping into news of some new mobile MMO or a tablet spin-off of some existing franchise. It seems as though the mobile market is still blowing up, and MMORPG developers are looking for a way to take advantage of the popularity and market penetration that these devices offer.

What does this mean? It means that in 2017, we have a whole lot of games heading our way. With any luck, some of them might unseat the low-quality half-breeds that seem to make up a bulk of the existing mobile MMO library and set a higher standard for fun and engagement.

Let’s take a look at about two dozen mobile MMOs we could be getting in 2017 — and which ones might be the new contenders for our undivided attention. Unless we mention otherwise, these titles will be coming out for both iOS and Android platforms.

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Nexon America’s leadership is getting shaken up

Nexon America is the American branch of Nexon, the company behind Riders of Icarus, MapleStory, Vindictus, and Mabingoi. It’s also in the middle of a management shakeup, as the current head of Nexon America, Rich Williams, is leaving the company at the end of January to start his own marketing firm, which will see Nexon as its first client.

Jungsoo Lee will be filling the vacancy left by Williams; Lee is currently the executive director of live games and has been with Nexon America since it was established in 2006. It seems likely that players won’t notice a great deal of difference on the ground level, but it’s still a bit of upper-level shifting, so perhaps more low-level shakeups should also be expected.

Source: MMORPG.com

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Vindictus Eternal promises all of the hack-and-slash action of the title on mobile devices

Do you love Vindictus so much that the thought of having to not play it in the waiting room of a doctor’s office makes you actively upset? It’s not like your doctor has ever been on time, and that’s valuable time you could spend hacking and slashing at a whole bunch of enemies. Well, good news: The game is getting a mobile port as Vindictus Eternal, offering all of the slashing you could want on a tablet. It’s not quite the palm of your hand (unless you have really big hands), but it’s close.

Vindictus Eternal sports a character-swapping mechanic to help you tag between different characters during combat, allowing you to combine multiple different tactical approaches. There’s no word on bringing it across the pond or a release date, but you can check out some early video just below.

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