Official Site: Eldevin
Studio: Hunted Cow
Launch Date: November 5, 2014 (Steam)
Genre: Fantasy themepark
Business Model: F2P

Perfect Ten: Exploring MMORPGs from the far corners of the world

Have you ever noticed that while there’s an entire world out there, most all of the MMORPGs we discuss and play tend to either be ones crafted in the USA or imports from China or Korea? We even have a shorthand for this: “western” and “eastern” MMOs. We’re usually not talking about entire hemispheres with these references, but rather about categorizing three countries that are big into the MMORPG business.

But what about the rest of the world? Are all of these other countries so uncaring about this genre that they’ve never tried their hand at making an MMO? Of course not; as I’m about to show you, there are plenty of online RPGs that have been made in countries other than China, the USA, and South Korea. It’s just that for various reasons, those three countries ended up fostering concentrations of video game developers who knew how to create these types of games.

So let’s take a tour around the world and see if we can’t give some credit to other countries for their contributions to the MMORPG genre past, present, and future. Before you click the link, see how many you can name off the top of your head!

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Massively OP’s MMO guide to the Steam Winter Sale

Do you have any money left after all of that holiday shopping, travel, and dining out? Steam would very much like to have what remains, if you please, and is willing to trade you some discounted games in return.

Yes, the annual Steam Winter Sale is up and running, which means all sorts of deals for the frugal MMORPG player. We’ve compiled a huge list of all of the deals — including discounts of up to 90% off! — to help you navigate the holiday promotion. The sale ends on January 2nd. Hope it helps!

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Eldevin raises the level cap and adds three new areas

And lo, a patch did arrive to Eldevin. And hark! The people were happy, for it contained many wondrous things. Well, most of the people were happy; there’s always people like KurtKrusher101 who won’t be satisfied unless one of the patch notes is “Everyone gets an ‘I win!’ button.”

With Eldevin’s Game Update 1.3, the colorful fantasy title raised the level cap to 47, added more dungeon achievements, threw in more crafting recipes, and patched in a couple of new quest books. The update also expanded the world with three previously unexplored areas: the Fields of Darrowvale, Forgotten Ruins, and Infernal Command Center. That last one is also what we call Massively Overpowered headquarters.

[Source: Game Update 1.3. Thanks to Pixelmancer for the tip!]