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

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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The MOP Up: RuneScape Chronicles’ beach party (July 17, 2016)

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’s headline story is word that a beach party has arrived in Chronicles: RuneScape Legends as part of a patch that also contains a new legend and 37 additional cards. But wouldn’t those cards get soggy at a beach?

We’ve got plenty of other news tidbits for you after the jump, including stories from Age of Conan, Pantheon, Guild Wars 2, and Star Trek Online. What are you waiting for?

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Vindictus offers players a jump-start to 75 as it prepares for Delia

If you’ve been away from Vindictus for a while, you might be wondering what’s going on with the game. The answer is that it’s still hacking and slashing along with its various characters, including a new character set to be introduced on July 14th. Delia wields a two-handed sword and hacks her way through foes with graceful, arcing strikes, allowing her to mow down numerous enemies with just a few sweeps of the blade.

But what are you going to do until the 14th? Well, you can take part in the game’s ongoing Jump to 75 Event, allowing players with one character at 75 to push alts up with just a few quick items. The level boost also includes a variety of equipment and utility boosts to help you catch up further as you move through the current tier of game content. That event is running through July 31st, so you can feel free to held on to the power until Delia arrives… or you could just make use of it now, since there’s already a surfeit of characters to choose between.

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Perfect Ten: MMORPGs for mature audiences only

As with mainstream movies, it seems that the MMORPG industry has settled comfortably into the PG-13 zone for its approach and themes. Sure, there’s a bit of blood, skin, and the occasional foray into adult themes, but for the most part these games are playing it safe by not pushing too many boundaries. After all, why limit the potential size of your audience when you’re trying to draw in as large of a group of gamers as possible?

Of course, not every MMO out there deigns to appeal to the family market. Every once in a while we get a game that pushes well into the mature or even adult-only rating territory with edgier content. It’s an uphill battle to get these games out, sometime: World of Darkness and Revival both promised a super-gritty world yet were torpedoed well before launch.

Today we’re going to look at 10 games that don’t just accept mature content as a part of the gameplay experience, they embrace it fully and have earned an M or AO rating from the ESRB. Parental guidance from here on out is suggested.

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Asker Online is closing down next month

Well, that did not last long. Only months after launching, Asker Online announced that it is shutting down on March 22nd.

The action MMO featured elaborate dungeon crawls and boss fights and was positioned as a rival to Vindictus. Neowiz pushed the game through the beta stages last summer, although we hadn’t heard much about the game since then, suggesting that it didn’t make much of an impact in Korea.

Asker Online will join the funeral procession of several other overseas titles being shuttered this winter, including 9 Dragons and Gunslinger Stratos Reloaded.

Source: MMO Culture

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