MMO Week in Review: Black Desert is finally here (March 6, 2016)

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Black Desert formally launched in the west this week, bringing only mild to moderate launch drama, all rectified within the amusing “shitstorm matrix” that Daum crafted to pacify players whose launch wasn’t entirely to plan.

Don’t forget to check out our launch-day roundup as well as our new column, Desert Nomad, in which our columnist Matt Daniel will be chronicling his adventures in the fresh sandbox.

Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

Desert Nomad: The Nomad’s guide to Black Desert - Hello friends, and welcome to a new installment of Choose My Adv-- HA HA, PSYCH! This puppet's strings have been cut, suckers! No longer will I take your orders, blindly charging headlong into whatever folly you…
The Stream Team: Raising a Black Desert black smoke buddy - Can that creepy little Black Desert black smoke buddy actually get creepier? Yes, yes it can, as MassivelyOP's MJ recently learned. She was just questing along, humoring the freaky little puff, when it suddenly sprouts teeth! That…
Get hyped for The Division with these TV spots - "When society falls, we rise." Are you ready for The Division? It's just a few short days until this entry into the Tom Clancy video game library releases across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Chances are,…
WildStar systems lead Brett Scheinert leaves Carbine - WildStar is one fewer dev strong today now that Multiplayer Systems Lead Brett "Timetravel" Scheinert has left Carbine Studios. He had been with the company since 2011. "[I am] no longer an employee there," Scheinert confirmed on Twitter.…
Star Citizen pushes Alpha 2.2 to live - It's time to strap yourself in and put on your big captain boots, for Star Citizen's Alpha 2.2 is here, and it's bringing a new dimension to the game's dangerous universe. The core of the update…
Perfect Ten: Awesome (and unique) MMORPG classes - Class-based systems are one of those holdovers from tabletop RPGs that work surprisingly well in MMOs. I basically put up with class systems in exactly one tabletop game simply because Dungeons & Dragons is likely to…
No Man’s Sky pricing leak rumour sends fans into a tizzy - There's been a huge degree of fascination with indie game No Man's Sky since it stole the show at E3 2014. The game promises seamless exploration of a massive procedurally generated galaxy filled with unique planets, weird and wonderful plants and…
Camelot Unchained passes ‘send more programmers’ stretch goal - Camelot Unchained just announced that it's passed its "$3,900,000 - Send more programmers" stretch goal, which enables City State Entertainment to hire "two additional mid-level, gameplay-focused programmers for the team" and further expand the core programming…
MMORPGs celebrate The Revenant’s Oscars - If your MMORPG has a Revenant class, you'd best not be missing the opportunity to plug it today, as the movie celebrates its three Oscar wins from last night: one apiece for director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, actor Leo…

WoW Patch 6.2.3 PVP hotfixes pushed live

Updated graphics for WoW’s Warlock pets

Weathering the storms of WoW: Legion’s Eye of Azshara dungeon

Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre’s latest news and Massively OP’s best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all the little bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.

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