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!

Desert Oasis: Black Desert Mobile has a little something for every playstyle

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It's amazing how fast two years flies by. It didn't seem that long ago that I was doing my first impressions piece of Black...

Desert Oasis: ‘Jumping’ into Black Desert’s new Drakania class

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Everything gets better when a dragon knight is involved as far as I'm concerned. Kain Highwind made Final Fantasy IV the single best Final...

Desert Oasis: Hands-on with Black Desert’s Eternal Winter expansion, launching April 6

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I needed to take a sabbatical. Not just from Black Desert, but the whole genre. The pandemic gave me a lot of computer time, and...

Desert Oasis: Unearthing the origin story of Black Desert studio Pearl Abyss

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On our side of the pond, the exploits of various popular video game companies and their founding are well documented. But when it comes...

Riot Games on video game anti-cheat measures: ‘It’s a continual arms race’

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Remember last year when folks lost their minds over Valorant's kernel-level anti-cheat? Well, it's here to stay, and moving forward it might be a...

Blizzard pins Diablo II Resurrected’s server issues partly on 2001 netcode from the classic game

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While Diablo and brothers never really had much trouble returning to Sanctuary over and over again, the heroes who seek to slay them (over...

First Impressions: Revisiting memorable locales in Diablo II Resurrected

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What a time to be alive. I can't believe I'm playing a remastered version of one of my all time favorite PC games. And...

Four Winds: MassivelyOP’s guide to getting started in Swords of Legends Online

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It's a strange trend whenever new MMOs launch that there's a deluge of tutorial videos on a bunch of topics but a shortage of...

Desert Oasis: The key takeaways from Black Desert’s Heidel Ball 2021

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It's been a busy two weeks for Black Desert Online. The past week saw another Arena of Arsha event, this time with trial characters. And...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s Atoraxxian dungeon is a good idea, but will it last?

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Burger and Fries, Mario and Luigi, Garfunkel and Oates. Are there any other iconic pairs? Oh yeah! RPGs and dungeons. Be it the sprawling...

Four Winds: Everything you need to know about Amazon’s Lost Ark

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Raise your hands if you've been eagerly waiting for Lost Ark. Now give me a high five because as announced earlier today, it's finally...

Desert Oasis: Why Black Desert Online is my favorite MMO

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It's crazy how fast two years go by, but it's how long I've been running this column. I've interviewed the lead producer Jaehee Kim,...

Four Winds: Exploring Swords of Legends Online’s mindblowing world

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Have you ever played a game knowing exactly what you're going to get, only for it to impress you because it did exactly that...

Desert Oasis: So Black Desert wants to be an esport now

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Even though the San Francisco Giants threw away a 6-2 lead against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, the real highlight of my weekend was...

Four Winds: Final thoughts on Elyon’s first closed beta test

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Elyon's closed beta test came and went, and boy am I happy with what I played. It was unfortunate that the test fell on...

First impressions of Elyon’s western closed beta: Day one and a dungeon run

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I can't believe I'm actually playing Elyon on local servers. People have been excited for this game since it was called Ascent: Infinite Realm, and just...

Desert Oasis: The best Black Desert quality-of-life changes

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I wasn't there at launch, but I've played Black Desert long enough to see some major changes in the game. And since the game just...
Closer.

Four Winds: Why are Asian MMOs monetized the way they are?

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Welcome to Four Winds, Massively OP's newest column, dedicated to Asian MMOs and the culture around it. As the resident Black Desert columnist, I'm...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s Sage release demonstrates Pearl Abyss’ focus on the west

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I'm not really a comics guy, but I still have my favorite superheroes. For me, it's Dr. Strange. Marvel's artifact wielding, spell-slinging, multiverse traversing...

Desert Oasis: The problem with Black Desert’s season servers – and how to fix it

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Black Desert's had some exceptional growth over the past year. What I've always liked about this game is that it's never tried to be...

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