RF Online, the Scifi/Fantasy MMORPG originally named Rising Force has launched a brand new server named Pegasus on May 15, 2018. What is so good about this server? Well, this new server will be the first new server to receive the 4.25 update which re-balances leveling and questing, adds new quests and maps and changes map requirements. The new Pegasus server rates are as follows: 2x ANIMUS, 1x EXP/DROP/PT/FORCE. RF Online was originally released back in 2004 and to this day, the game still gets major updates.
Aeria Games has invited veterans and soulkeepers of the Echo of Soul Classic Servers to an epic party that will last until the servers shut down forever on May 23rd. Players can participate in all day events like “All-you-can-request”, Buff-me-up-Scotty” and “Spawnmageddon”. This will be the last chance for players to take memorable screenshots with the game’s community in Echo of Soul Classic.
When? Tuesday afternoon until roughly midnight. May 22nd, ~16:00 CET to 24:00 CET.
The third and final closed beta of Lost Ark, the upcoming isometric MMORPG will begin soon for South Korean beta testers. Testers for this phase have been chosen and announced. The test period will start on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 and end on Sunday, June 3, 2018. In celebration, Smilegate has released new combat intro videos for three of Lost Ark’s classes including the two latest classes named Hawkeye and Soulmaster.
Revelation Online, published by Russian-based Mail.ru will receive a new update under the name of “New Sulan” that will unify the Russian version and Western versions of the game under one producer and team. At the moment, the Western versions are handled by My.com, a subsidiary of Mail.ru and the Russian version is handled by the parent company Mail.ru. The Russian version has always had a slightly more updated client than the Western versions and this update aims to lessen the differences between the two versions.
The spearhead of this process and the new unified client build will be the new global producer Petr Lagun.
To play the Steam version of Bless Online as soon as possible on May 28th, you will need access to the head-start that can only be obtained by purchasing a Founder’s Pack. Last week, the prices for the three different Founder’s Packs were revealed to be $40 for the Standard edition, $70 for the Deluxe Edition and a whopping $200 for the Collector’s Edition. Many in the Bless Online community had complained that the biggest package was overpriced and now Neowiz has announced that the Collector’s Pack will now be sold for $150 (149.99 to be exact) instead of the original $200. The controversial “Premium Customer Service” that came with this Collector’s Pack will no longer be included as a direct response to user feedback.
Jonathan Lien, NCSoft’s Associate Producer for Blade & Soul has posted a producer’s letter for Spring 2018 to talk about Blade & Soul’s state and give previews of the content that we should expect for the game in the coming months. On top of the exciting news that the game will switch from Unreal Engine 3 to Unreal Engine 4, players can now look forward to a new greatsword-wielding tank class.
The new tank class will be powered by brute strength. Unlike other classes, this class will consume HP instead of Focus to use certain skills. Players will need to choose wisely. The class will have abilities to mitigate damage and gain temporary immunity to incoming status effects. More details will be shared later this year.
The latest update to land on TERA (The Exiled Realm of Arborea) called “The Gilded Mask” has arrived on May 15th. The update introduces a new dungeon called the Red Refuge which extends the story of the villainous Red Raiders and brings in a new villain. Longtime players may be delighted to find out that this update also introduces the Onset Mask, the first piece of armor that is designed for the face-slot.
The Red Refuge is a level 65 dungeon located in the wilds of Feral Valley, not far from the Temple of Dagon. Players will encounter three bosses named Argog, Kalavese and Thormentum as they search for the abducted Karakhir, the son of the legendary blacksmith Muhrak.
The latest and upcoming 16th class of Black Desert Online called Lahn has been added to the game’s character creation tool. Players can pre-create their characters’ looks before Lahn is released into the world of Black Desert on May 23rd. The new class utilizes dance-like combat movements to perform devastating mid-range AoE combos. Her Nimbus Stride skill allows her to glide through the air.
As far as the other classes are concerned, the Lahn update is accompanied by a long list of class changes, PvP changes and monster changes. Changes related to CC and knock-back have been applied to reduce the impact that server lag has on recovery speeds. You can read the full list of changes on Black Desert Online’s patch notes.
The first closed beta of Defiance 2050 is over and Trion Worlds, the game’s developer and publisher has posted a statistical “Fun Facts” list to show us what the closed beta testers managed to achieve. While they boast a whopping 3.45 million dead Hellbugs killed so far, they also reassure that they are fixing bugs and improving server stability for the upcoming launch this summer. As the launch approaches, Trion Worlds states that they will share information in regards to new class abilities, graphic updates, itemization updates and more. There is still no announcement for the next beta event and the launch date.
Bless Online is set to release on May 30th and Neowiz’s announcements regarding the founder’s packs and game access have been hot topics for fans to mull over. Bless Online Community Manager Penta the Panther has written an open letter to address concerns throughout the fast-growing Bless Online community and to clarify some misinformation.
Unfortunately, the prevalent concerns regarding the cash shop, founder’s packs and in-game content were not addressed in this open letter. However, Cheshire, also a Bless Online Community Manager has stated on the Bless Online official Discord that they “hope to have more details about what is in the cash shop to share soon” and details on exactly what “premium membership and premium customer service” are.