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Now is the winter of our discontent.

Whatever happened to The Exiled (formerly known as Das Tal)?

Do you remember The Exiled? What about Das Tal, its original name? If you answered yes to either question, congratulations, you remember a PvP-centered...

Riot Games-backed afrofantasy MMO The Wagadu Chronicles just went live on Kickstarter

MMO developer Alexander Zacherl kindly put this game on our radar today, and it couldn't be more timely, given that this summer's swelling of...

The Daily Grind: So, do you think Google’s Stadia will revolutionize gaming?

Yesterday's Google presentation and announcement of Stadia - and all its attendant accoutrements - set the internet as well as our staff chattering about...
So long.

The Exiled outlines early access packages, denounces pay-to-win

With just a week to go until its early access launch on February 23rd, indie "social sandbox" The Exiled -- formerly known as Das...
Losing in a way that's incidentally the same as not in fact losing at all.

Massively Overthinking: Real solutions to the MMO toxicity problem

Toxicity. It's plagued online spaces since long before there were MMORPGs and other online video games, as any old school BBS user can attest....
Everything is working great, dude.

Indie sandbox The Exiled hires on a new lore writing team

If you've been thinking of The Exiled (formerly known as Das Tal) as a hardcore indie PvP sandbox where the players make the story,...

The Exiled is thoroughly revamping its user interface

Indie PvP sandbox The Exiled, formerly known as Dal Tal, is in the middle of a massive upgrade to its user interface. Fairytale Distillery's Alexander...
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Massively Overthinking: The best combat systems in MMORPGs

One of the big problems in the MMORPG genre as I see it is game studios' inclination to prioritize combat above all else, turning...
Take a shot.

Das Tal devs doubles server capacity, apologizes for alpha’s technical issues

"Thousands of players heeded our call and stormed onto the Das Tal servers on Saturday." So sayeth Fairytale Distillery's Alexander Zacherl in a postmortem...

Massively Overthinking: The best MMORPG trailers of all time

This week's Massively Overthinking should be a fun one -- and hopefully it'll contrast nicely with the Game Archaeologist column we ran last week, which...
Can't stop won't stop.

Das Tal plans both US and EU servers for summer alpha

Are you getting hyped for Das Tal's summer alpha? If not, was it because Fairytale Distillery planned only an EU server for the test,...
Keep it going, folks.

Das Tal seeks feedback on settlement buildings, announces clan alpha contest

A lot of MMOs talk big about giving players a say in their development, but few deliver the way Fairytale Distillery is by way...

Das Tal adds 29 skills to give players more ‘interesting choices’

Fairytale Distillery's Alexander Zacherl says the team working on Das Tal has just finished up a two-week sprint working on a new world editor...

Massively Overthinking: Reconsidering the MMORPG daily quest

Dailies. The word evokes pure hatred from some corners of the MMORPG world. And yet games without dailies are dinged for not having enough content...

Massively Overthinking: The best newbie systems in MMORPGs

One thing I've realized from my time in Black Desert so far is than even for a die-hard sandbox fan, the introduction is pretty...

Das Tal players logged 4000 kills during its clan alpha weekend

Das Tal has kicked off Monday with a recap of its first March Madness weekend, during which it brought in new alpha testers and guilds...

Massively Overthinking: The best government for an MMO guild

This week's question comes to us from Das Tal developer Alexander Zacherl, who says his team is in the process of implementing a direct...
Can't stop won't stop.

Das Tal plans major PvP feature additions for April alpha

Das Tal is due for a new round of alpha testing "for all testers" come April. Fairytale Distillery's Game Direct Alexander Zacherl explained to fans...

‘No more grind’: PvP sandbox Das Tal launches its Kickstarter

As promised, buy-to-play indie PvP sandbox Das Tal has begun a Kickstarter campaign today to coincide with the launch of the German wing of...