The closed beta testing phase of the English version of MapleStory 2 has begun for those who have been accepted to participate. CBT will run for one week from May 9th to May 16th. Nexon has prepared a wide array of special events to keep players busy in that period. We’re talking about attendance check events, level-up events, world boss events, pet fishing and more. Some of which will give rewards that can be claimed in future betas and when MapleStory 2 is fully released. Check out the official page for a full list of CBT events and the rewards you may or may not be missing out on.
The latest class addition to Black Desert Online named Lahn is coming to Western version in two weeks on May 23, 2018. With this update, the Western version will be fully caught up to the Korean version in terms of character availability. Pre-creation of Lahn characters will be available one week prior on May 16th.
The upcoming female class uses an exclusive new weapon type called the Crescent Pendulum which is a moon-shaped blade at the end of a very strong piece of cloth. The Lahn class utilizes dance-like combat movements to perform devastating mid-range AoE combos and her Nimbus Stride skill to glide through the air.
As announced in March, the crowd-funded sandbox MMORPG Albion Online is making its way to a Steam release, and now they have revealed the date for it: May 16, 2018. The Steam platform comes with wide array of perks and what is possibly the main appeal for players of Albion is the instant increase in player population. This will surely rock the boat since Albion is a game where a significant chunk of your time is spent looking for fellow players to engage in PvP with.
On top of the the typical Steam features like achievements, as thanks to the veteran players of Albion Online, all achievements developed for the Steam launch will be obtainable by players that are using the native game client. Additionally, all players will receive a week-long Fame boost, giving 25% more Fame for all activities like gathering, crafting, killing mobs, and more. Fame is used for leveling up your adventure level.
Gloria Victis, the low-fantasy medieval MMORPG with an emphasis on realism is now part of a new Humble Bundle called Humble War Gamez Bundle. If you are unfamiliar with Humble Bundle, it’s a site that lets companies offer their goods (games, editing programs, books, etc.) as part of a bundle. Buyers can choose to pay a base price or add more money which can be allocated to the companies or a charity of choice.
Humble War Gamez Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/wargamez-bundle
With the Humble War Gamez Bundle, Gloria Victis can be purchased for $4.35 in addition to other titles which is less than 25% of the current Steam price of $20. If you’ve been keeping an eye on this game, now is a good time to snag an access key. Aside from Gloria Victis, the bundle offers other titles such as Panzer Corps, Mercenary Kings: Reloaded, Insurgency, Day of Infamy and 8-Bit Armies and Rising Storm 2: Vietnam.
The first English closed beta of MapleStory 2 will begin in just 2 days on May 9th. The final round of invites have already gone out and pre-download has begun for those who have been accepted to play. MapleStory 2 is accessible only through the Nexon Launcher. Installing the game requires ~8.7 GB of free disk space.
In an hour-long Q&A, Indie developer Dynamight Studios’ CEO Jacopo Pietro Gallelli has shared new information in regards to their vision for Fractured, the upcoming class-less isometric MMORPG with a fully interactable open sandbox environment. Fractured forum user Vengu has created a summary of the session categorized into topics.
Dynamight Studios shared that they have no concerns about the game, but they do have business concerns. They openly admit that they are a young team, not well-known developers with a large following just by name alone. They are showing as much of the game as possible to assure players that they can make Fractured and that their vision for the game is clear, an action MMORPG with a strong sandbox economy.
Crowfall’s upcoming Pre-Alpha 5.6 play test will allow backers to play as a male or female High-Elf. As a teaser, ArtCraft Entertainment’s Art Director Mellisa Preston has revealed one of the armor designs for the upcoming playable race as well as the visual direction behind it.
The High-Elves in Crowfall were designed with “many of the classic fantasy elements that players expect in an Elf race” in mind, especially their appreciation for art, detail, design and aesthetics. The armor design for them highlight the defined upper body and slim build of the High-elven race without relying on a push-up bra chest plate armor.
IMC Games shows off the latest feature in development for their isometric MMORPG, Tree of Savior called Beauty Shop. Beauty Shop is a new instanced salon area that will allow players to further customize their characters with dyes for changing hair color, more hair styles and new costumes.
The feature introduces the options for characters to have various choices of dual color hair. Many of the options require spending TP Tokens (Cash Shop currency). It’s certainly much simpler than changing one’s hairstyle in Tree of Savior’s spiritual predecessor Ragnarok Online which requires completing quests.
At first glance at the feedback given by Tree of Savior forum members, it seems that many players find the look of the new hair options to be unfit with the game’s aesthetics. Have a look at what’s coming when Tree of Savior’s Beauty Shop opens for business and let us know what you think of it.