Four Winds

Four Winds is a multi-game column focused on Asian MMORPGs and written by Carlo Lacsina. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

Four Winds: Remembering TERA’s wild start and in-game politics

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Well, the TERA sunset thing caught me off guard. I don't play TERA, but I was always under the impression that the game was...

Interview: Lost Ark’s regional parity, genderlocking, and the Amazon-Smilegate collaboration

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A few days before the western release of Lost Ark, we posed questions to the Amazon Games team, and franchise lead Soomin Park was...

Four Winds: The good, the bad, and the weird of Lost Ark’s endgame

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So here I am, at the top of the mountain of Lost Ark, but then another rise greets me. I've been moving at a...

Hands-on: Lost Ark is a solid MMO that falls just short of true greatness

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After years of waiting, the MMOARPG Lost Ark launches in the west today, at least for those who bought founder's packs. The rest of...

First Impressions: Lost Ark’s beta version feels like the MMOARPG for folks who are bad at ARPGs

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I’ve probably started and restarted this impressions piece about three different times now, primarily because I’m not entirely sure where to begin with Lost...
clock is ticking folks

First Impressions: Elyon continues to blend in with the MMORPG gaming furniture

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After about 30 or so levels and an entirely different class, I can pretty much say with a fair bit of confidence that my...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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