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!

Why I Play: Finally completing Final Fantasy XIV’s relic grind

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When I started my relic grind in Final Fantasy XIV, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. But after finishing the first few...

Why I Play: Final Fantasy XIV’s memorable Shadowbringer relic weapon grind

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I have a love-hate relationship with Final Fantasy XIV. I actively fought against giving the game MMO of the year for 2020, and I hold the...

Desert Oasis: Having a blast with Black Desert’s new Nova class

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Thanks to the quarantine, it's been a pretty long while since I've gone out and enjoyed some coffee at a cafe and a beer...

Desert Oasis: Avoiding burnout in Black Desert Online

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Players leaving Black Desert in a tizzy is something of a tradition in the community. It can be for a number of reasons. Sometimes...

The Soapbox: What I want to see in Riot’s League of Legends MMO

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It's finally happening, y'all! League of Legends is getting an MMO! And boy howdy am I excited. While I didn't follow the game in...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert Online should be 2020’s MMO of the year

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Well here we are again, heading to the end of another year. And while many are eager for this year to end, us gamers...

Desert Oasis: So, is the PlayStation 5 an upgrade for Black Desert on console?

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Way back in August, I did a first impression of Black Desert for the PlayStation 4. It was a solid game, but I couldn't...

First impressions of Netmarble’s A3 Still Alive: Is it relevant in 2020?

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What's going with MMO names these days? First there was V4, and now we have A3. The full title is A3: Still Alive, which...

Desert Oasis: Is Black Desert’s lore actually a time-travel narrative?

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In the last edition of Desert Oasis, I wrote about an absolutely dismal week in Black Desert that ultimately ended with my taking a...

Explaining Genshin Impact’s impact: Is it actually worth your time?

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In Explaining Genshin Impact’s impact: The reinvention of gachapon, I went into the nitty-gritty of the gacha system and how it's actually pretty easy...

Explaining Genshin Impact’s impact: The reinvention of gachapon

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Yes, I know Genshin Impact isn't an MMORPG. It's not even an MMO; it's just regular old multiplayer. But when its first four days...

Desert Oasis: The worst week I’ve ever had in Black Desert Online

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This week, I was planning a third entry on my adventures in Black Desert Mobile, but a few very exasperating incidents happened to me...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert Mobile is not just a mobile copy of Black Desert

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Last week, I taught my freshman classes basic email etiquette. In a time of distance learning, it's an important skill to teach. We looked...

Desert Oasis: Checking back in on Black Desert Mobile, almost one year later

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It's been a while since I checked in on Black Desert Mobile for Desert Oasis. In fact, I haven't really played it since my initial...

Hands-on with the four Vs of Nexon’s mobile MMO V4

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One of my friends once said to me, "Carlo, I always see you play those random 6 out of 10 MMOs, and I don't...

The Soapbox: Stubborn MMO players are sleeping on autoplay mechanics

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Autoplay, huh. What is it good for? Absolutely something! I'll say it again: There is value in autoplay. It's got such a bad reputation...

Desert Oasis: Our guide to playing Black Desert’s season servers

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The introduction of Black Desert's season servers this summer was my chocolate-in-peanut-butter moment of the year. I didn't know the combination would be so...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s outlook in the lead-up to Crimson Desert

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I've played nothing but the Black Desert season servers in the last month. It's such a fresh breath of air, and it's something I...

Desert Oasis: How should Black Desert handle class balance?

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Last week, I wrote about how the recent tamer changes in Black Desert resulted in a write-in campaign. Ever since then, I've had game...

Massive Black Desert nerfs prompt tamer players to action through a letter writing campaign

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As we've previously covered, Black Desert was updated with the PvP changed originally touted during the Heidel Ball last month. Tamer players (including me)...

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