Carlo Lacsina

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Teacher by day, Dark Knight by...... night. Huge (maybe even massive) MMO fan. Loves playing Black Desert Online, FFXIV, and GW2! Super social, really chatty, and always happy to talk about MMOs!

First impressions of the elusive Phantasy Star Online 2

We certainly live in interesting times. Last year, the idea of playing Phantasy Star Online 2 while I'm explicitly told to not leave the...

Desert Oasis: How Pearl Abyss can guarantee Shadow Arena succeeds

Hands down, Shadow Arena is my favorite battle royale. But just because I've written so many glowing words of accolades for the game...

Desert Arena: First impressions of Shadow Arena, the Diet Black Desert of battle royales

Did someone just cast Arcane Echo? Because this'll be our second piece on Shadow Arena this week, following its deep-dive by our...

Hands-on with Dragon Raja: First impressions of Tecent’s new mobile MMORPG

I enjoy mobile MMOs. It's a hit-or-miss kind of genre: Some are great, others are terrible. I personally love the adventure of finding those good...

Desert Oasis: Understanding Black Desert’s Black Spirit

When Black Desert first released stateside back in 2016, I wasn't interested. At the time, I was deeply invested in running Guild Wars...

Desert Oasis: Finding the plot in Black Desert’s story

In our preview of Black Desert's new Guardian class, one of the more surprising conversations to come out of the comments was the...

Desert Oasis: Hands-on with Black Desert’s new Guardian awakening

Wow, that was fast. Kakao and Pearl Abyss just released the Guardian last week, and we're already gearing up for awakening her.

Desert Oasis: First impressions of Black Desert’s new Guardian class

Remember that Futurama episode where Fry, Kip, and Zaf Branbigan got stranded on a planet full of amazons and were sentenced to death...

Desert Oasis: Fun things to do in Black Desert in 2020

With the new decade upon us, I think it's a good time to do some goal-setting for the upcoming decade. I might be biased...
Back in order.

Why I Play: How NCsoft’s Fafurion update saved Lineage 2 in 2019

I don't know what it is about Asian MMOs, but I'm inexplicably drawn to them. Maybe it has something to do with my background;...

Desert Oasis: A few improvements I’d like to see in Black Desert for 2020

Part of the reason it's been so easy to write for the Black Desert Desert Oasis column is that I really love...

Desert Oasis: A critique of Black Desert’s upcoming Tamer succession

Well, it looks like successions are finally here. This month's going to be a pretty big month for Black Desert's western audience with...

Desert Oasis: A first look at Black Desert’s Dark Knight’s Succession skills

The Dark Knight holds a special place in my heart when it comes to Black Desert. She was the main reason I decided to...

Desert Oasis: Getting hyped for Pearl Abyss’ Crimson Desert

Curbing my enthusiasm is something I constantly work on, so when the announcement for Crimson Desert made its rounds, I was both

Crimson Oasis: Speculation on Crimson Desert, Pearl Abyss’ new MMORPG

Lasst week, we reported on what looks like Pearl Abyss' power move to overtake the MMO market. With three MMOs and a Shadow...

Desert Oasis: Discerning the best purchases in Black Desert’s cash shop

I've always been someone who goes against the grain, and MMOs are no exception. Part of the reason I enjoy Black Desert so much...

Desert Oasis: First impressions of Black Desert’s Great Expedition

One of the most difficult things I've had to deal with in my time with Black Desert is sailing and boating. I've never...

Miniature Desert Oasis: Hands-on with the upcoming Black Desert Mobile

Five years ago, if you'd asked me about any mobile game, I wouldn't have even considered it a real game. I'd have considered it...

Desert Oasis: A guide to some of Black Desert’s world bosses and their weapons

You know what I want to be when I grow up? A boss. Not the kind that starts a business living in a car...

Desert Oasis: A guide to the best Mediah grindspots in Black Desert

Of all the Desert Oasis articles I've written so far, by far the most fun I had was doing a guide for two...

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