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The studio behind Das Tal.

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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,...
Wow, this open-pvp gankbox has a dearth of players? This is my shocked face.

The Exiled puts forth its plans for dealing with feedback

The last few weeks for The Exiled (the game formerly known as Das Tal) have provided the developers with a lot of feedback. Plenty of...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 79: MOP goes to the opera

Justin and Bree discuss WoW, GW2, RIFT, Eternal Crusade, ESO, WildStar, Neverwinter, and Das Tal, with mailbag questions on armor scaling and better guild systems.

Das Tal changes its name to The Exiled

What's a Das Tal anyway? You won't have to worry about the meaning of Fairytale  Distillery's German moniker any longer, as the studio has officially changed its...

The MOP Up: Elder Scrolls Online’s Cradle of Shadows (July 31, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...
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...

Giveaway: Das Tal summer alpha keys from Fairytale Distillery and MOP [Over now!]

Indie sandbox Das Tal's summer alpha kicks off tomorrow morning on July 16th. Fairytale Distillery plans to cut the rope on the servers at...

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,...

Massively Overthinking: The MMORPG wishes that go unfulfilled

This week's Massively Overthinking question is a short and sweet one posed by Das Tal developer Alexander Zacherl. "What's the greatest unfulfilled dream of MMO players...

Das Tal creates a 14-step tutorial for July alpha test

The Das Tal team has its eyes set on the next big step for the game: July 16th's alpha test. When the alpha goes...
Oh, boy, poison swamps!

Das Tal outlines plans for its summer alpha test in July

The next major Das Tal alpha event is taking place in July, and it will leave you dying in the poison swamps. That is...
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...

Das Tal patch brings love to the newbies

As Das Tal's team says, getting the first steps of a game just right is essential in keeping potential players curious in your title. Because...

Das Tal recaps recent balance changes, previews upcoming ideas

When a game is in development like Das Tal, sometimes it can be difficult to keep up on all the changes. As such, the...

Das Tal puts power ratings in front of player names

Here's a not-so-hypothetical question for you: If you were playing a highly competitive multiplayer game, would you want a rating concerning your skill and...

The MOP Up: ARK’s free PvP version goes wide (April 17, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...
Das Tal get money for college

Das Tal’s investors give the game more funding

Those of us with a fondness for MMOs have had to learn exactly how expensive these games are over the past few years. The...

Das Tal development will literally change the face of the game

Fresh off of a March alpha test, the Das Tal team is parsing what worked well with the event, what didn't, and what development needs to happen...