In the MMO genre, we’ve been blessed with many great rogue server projects — but there’s always room for more, right? MMO Fallout’s Connor posted his top five most wanted emulators in this gaming space.
“There’s an alternate timeline where Tabula Rasa didn’t throw a nuclear bomb into NCSoft’s finances and the game was able to get a second shot at success. While it had numerous problems, every time we bring up MMO emulators I always see a tidal wave of people wishing that Tabula Rasa would be brought back from the dead.”
Read on for more MMO essays, including ones touching on New World, LOTRO, Black Desert, and more!
The Ancient Gaming Noob is getting salty over New World, but it isn’t what you think: “Meanwhile, our salt quest was going slowly. We had hit a few crates that yielded up salt for one or two of us, but it wasn’t very consistent. I seemed to have the worst luck with the salt, though I had quite a stack of green beans by the time we were done.”
Contains Moderate Peril looked at some of LOTRO’s abandoned systems: “Although far from popular, the developer’s persisted for another two years adding further epic battles in Gondor. It’s a great idea on paper, just like mounted combat, but the reality is quite different.”
Video Game Book Club looked at the difficulties of getting a group of friends to play online together: “I do squad up with friends in online games every once in a while. Now that my friends live all over the country (and the world), it’s great to have the option to play online with them. I just always find myself running into the same problems.”
Altar of Gaming went to the Black Desert fashion show with Shai: “This class received perhaps the most exclusive looks, as the makers could not use the clothes of other adult female characters in this case. So Shai’s collection is full of little girls’ fairy-tale clothes, playful accessories, and solid lingerie.”
MMO Juggler shared the secret to fostering a host of Elder Scrolls Online alts: “The secret is: the random dungeon queue. Well, plus the double XP buff during festivals. That festival XP buff takes the form of some themed drink/food (New Life Mead, Jubilee Cake, Witch’s Brew, etc) and also stacks with XP scrolls, which you can get from daily rewards. Level up fast by group dungeons. You know, the main reason for playing an MMO.”
Nerdy Bookahs asked a simple yet heartfelt question: “When I am now getting the itch to play a game like Defiance… I am a bit at a loss. I know I don’t want to play a regular shooter game. But what else is out there that is like Defiance?”