As a response to the current pandemic, Darkpaw Games is encouraging gamers to stay indoors and play more EverQuest! The game’s time-locked progression servers are now open to anyone who wishes to play in them. All TLP servers will be open except for LockJaw and Flippy (they will be merging soon). This is a temporary opportunity that will last until May 8th.
Last Oasis debuted on Steam as an early access title on March 26th. The post-apocalyptic survival sandbox MMO has since been berated by Steam reviewers for having poor server capacity. Many players reported being unable to play due to long wait times and client crashes.
Qualifications have begun for Guild Wars 2‘s arena tournament called Masters of the Arena! The cross-region eSports tournament for North America and Europe is hosted by ArenaNet partner MightyTeapot. Strong PvP players are being called to participate to win incredible prizes.
Six teams from both regions will compete in 5v5 matches. All qualifying teams to compete will receive in-game gold. The top teams will receive cash prizes and rewards in-game.
Amazon Game Studios has released a new developer’s diary video for New World showcasing the game’s combat systems. The upcoming sandbox MMORPG will offer a dynamic action combat. There will be no classes. Instead, players will gain skill trees for each weapon that they choose to wield. The dev team wants the experience you get from wielding each weapon “to be so different, depending on the choice you make, that it almost feels like a class choice”.
Pearl Abyss has announced that Black Desert Mobile has opened a pre-registration event for the game’s upcoming Dark Knight class. The Dark Knight is a sword-wielding melee class and is the seventh class to be added to the game.
Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft Classic’s Arathi Basin battleground will be unlocked on March 11th at 3PM PDT. The date was revealed by Community Manager Bornakk via a forum post. Battleground Holidays will start later that same week which will give players more honor and reputation from battleground participation.
Bandai Namco has announced that the closed beta testing of the upcoming Japanese anime MMORPG Blue Protocol has been delayed. Testing was supposed to begin in March 2020. The developer wishes to “prevent the spread of the new coronavirus and to ensure the safety of operation and development staff.”
Previously titled TERA Frontier, TERA Hero (테라 히어로) is the new mobile spin-off of the classic Korean PC MMORPG The Exiled Realms of Arborea (TERA) to be releasing. Developed with Unreal Engine 4, the mobile-only action MMORPG will improve on the PC version’s combat system. TERA HERO will start with 12 playable character classes and add 6 more at a later date for a total of 18 playable classes. Players can create 3-person parties to take on the dungeons and challenges of the game. Check out the video below!