Is Treasure Arena the cutest MOBA ever?

    
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If you’re looking for a quick, simple, and charmingly adorable MOBA experience, then we might have the fluffy pick for you. It’s called Treasure Arena, and it marries four-player arena action with retro-style sprite graphics.

The goal of the game is simple: Grab weapons, kill enemies, avoid death, and collect the most coins to win. This author played a few quick rounds and found himself charmed by the SNES graphics, peppy soundtrack, and ability for a knight to blow goblins’ heads off with a shotgun.

You can play Treasure Arena in your browser or pick it up on the Chrome Store.

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Observer98 Sadly, MOBA’s appeal to the MMO crowd (maybe not us, but hey ho) so MMO news sites have to cover them. Perhaps not as much, but at least somewhat. At least Massively keeps it once in a while. :)

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Jibily AdeptusEnginus SomewhatEclectic Observer98 Any of the RPG Subgenres see bleed-over, but ARPGs in particular see a lot of bleed over because they’re built upon similar principles in terms of core focus. MOBAs see a lot of bleed over with MMOs because of how imperfect MMO PVP has always been, hardcore PVP players from MMOs, have gradually moved over to to MOBAs to scratch that itch. Unless you’re referring specifically to the incredibly niche titles within the MMO genre, but those are not the only ones that they’re reporting on. The more mainstream MMOs see a good amount of interest bleed-over with a number of other genres by virtue of being facets of online gaming. That’s not even taking into account game communities that bleed together by virtue of their developers; there’s a reason they were, and still are, reporting on Overwatch despite it not being an MMO at all.

Massively has for a long time reported on more than just core MMOs. They ran the not-so-massively column for 4 years straight, with no sign it would cease before AOL pulled the plug. It’s their site, and they want to write about both, and they don’t have to chose one or the other. The reality is that most people here don’t mind that, and If the MOBA/sub-MMO articles really bother you that much, you can just ignore them.

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Jibily 
I’ve always seen MOBAs as fairly similar with the hub/instance MMOs like GW1 to be honest.
That aside though, you realize Joystiq is no more right? Massively.com was part of Joystiq and its closure is why we have this lovely new site now.

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AdeptusEnginus Jibily SomewhatEclectic Observer98 What is the bleed-over between the genres? Besides general focus on fantasy.
And the problem with feeling like there should always be a report even when there is no news is that you start reporting on things that are not news. Or on news that your viewers don’t want. You don’t always need oodles of new articles. If you feel like you are not engaging your audience, write opinion pieces. Don’t start talking to them about things that you’re not supposed to talk about.
If you want to write news articles about all your favorite types of video games, go write for Joystiq (engadget?) or Kotaku.
If you want to write about MMOs, write about MMOs. Send your MOBA and ARPG articles somewhere else.

AdeptusEnginus
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Jibily SomewhatEclectic Observer98 Except MMO news isn’t an unlimited stream. You can’t just bring up more news for MMOs whenever you feel like it, stuff actually needs to happen. They started covering MOBAs in the first place for the very reason that there’s a lot of bleed-over between the two genres, and it’s another source of news to report on when the MMO-space is being quiet.

Personally, I’m happy for them to report on MOBAs, MMOFPS, ARPGs, etc. More to read.

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elvedrano 
Yeah I paid too, join the crowd.  I guess that both means we have opinions, whee!
MMO news sites are scarce these days, MOBAs are everywhere, but MOBAs aren’t MMOs. I was hoping to see them concentrate on, you know, MMOs.  A guy can dream.

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SomewhatEclectic Observer98 They could have used the time they spent on MOBA articles doing things for MMOs.
This is an MMO site.

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Vexia 
I think you underestimate the internet’s ability to take itself far too seriously :)

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Would be nice on mobile, Android needs more mobas anyway. Yes I know mobile does not always lend itself well to the moba, which often requires a bit longer chunk of a time commitment than other mobile genres. Still want more anyway.