WarpPortal, the online video game publisher known for handling Ragnarok Online, Rose Online and other popular anime-styled MMORPGs has announced that all of their games and services to the European regions will be terminated. As of May 25, 2018, all of the European countries except for Russia Federation and the CIS countries will be blocked by regional IP from accessing their games or accounts. This change is due in large by Europe’s new data protection initiative called GDPR that set into effect on the same day as the announcement.
Some of the games affected are:
- Ragnarok Online
- Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second
- Metal Assault
- Dragon Saga
- Requiem: Rise of the Reaver
- Rose Online
- Record of Lodoss War
- Ragnarok: Restart
We first heard of news regarding RaiderZ‘s revival quite suddenly in the last stretch of last year. Its new developers at Masangsoft started this year nicely with a development roadmap that revealed information about planned changes for the game. Now Masangsoft has shared more information about the upcoming re-launch and released a survey via Facebook asking fans of the game where they live.
The survey will be used to help the publisher choose which regions RaiderZ will be available for. It is a Google form where you answer only a single question. If you are interested in playing the re-release of the game and want to help ensure that your region will be supported, here is the survey. There is no account or additional information required.
City State Entertainment, the developers of the upcoming MMORPG Camelot Unchained has given another new insight into what we can expect to see in the closed beta of Camelot Unchained on July 4th of this year. The team is well occupied with mountains of development hurdles that are being solved daily in preparation for the coming testing phase. While there was no weekend backer test this week, lots of work on item-de-cluttering, the UI Subsystem, VFX, Character Creation Renders, Traits Design and Animations were achieved and will all need to be tested in more weekend backer tests.
Correction: Camelot Unchained will go into Closed Beta, not Open Beta on July 4th.
We are about two weeks away from MapleStory 2‘s first English Closed Beta on May 9th, but before you get too excited, make sure that you’ll actually be allowed in if chosen as a tester. Nexon has shared the full list of countries that the game will be available for in its English form and a list of countries that will not be supported. If you aren’t in the list of regions with access, you will likely face IP restrictions. Of course, keep in mind that there are also the already existing Korean and Chinese version.
Development for Old School Runescape Mobile seems to be on track with more than 5,000 beta invites recently sent out by Jagex. Runescape, the classic fantasy MMORPG currently has two versions. The modern version of the game uses a new and more powerful engine with modern eye-pleasing graphics and updated combat and skill system. In 2013, Jagex released a 2007 version of the game known as Old School Runescape (2007scape) to please players who prefer the game in its original state before major core gameplay updates. Both will come out with mobile versions, but Old School Runescape Mobile will be launching first.
Revelation Online invites duelists to attend and dominate a new PvP feature called the Colosseum. The Colosseum is a no-rules, point driven competition that awards winners based on their rank at the end of each event. There is a leaderboard for the event’s ranking and the event also has a dedicated website page. The current Colosseum event will end on May 3 at 12:00 CST.
Dave Haddock, the man behind much of the fictional world of the upcoming crowdfunded sci-fi MMORPG Star Citizen guest stars in this week’s latest episode of Star Citizen: Around the Verse. The episode overviews the development work on recently released content such as the new character customizer, new weapons, quality of life improvements and more. Upcoming content in regards to mining on Planetary Boundaries and group content are also highlighted. The attention to detail with the mining mechanics and sound effects are impressive.
Final Fantasy XIV is set to have a major content update called Under the Moonlight (Patch 4.3) in the later part of May 2018. Yep, no dates as of yet, but we know what’s coming! This update will include the next chapter of the main scenario regarding the peace negotiations between Doma and the Empire and the new dungeon called The Swallow’s Compass. A trailer for Under the Moonlight will be released in the near future.
Albion Online‘s upcoming Midseason update will bring major changes to player experience on May 2, 2018. The PvP focused MMO will now allow players to trade skill masteries between different skill paths and re-spec their combat frames. A GvG Training System will also be added that allow players to practice Guild battles with zero costs and zero risks. Balances to GvG have also been added in light of the new training feature.
Keep in mind that it is possible to unlock one’s entire skill tree and that many new combat changes will be implemented in this update too before you convert all of your combat fame into re-spec points.
This patch will bring numerous combat balancing changes to keep combat in Albion vital and fair. This time around, the focus is on buffing various underused base- and lower-level Artifact Weapons. This should bring some weapons that have been underrepresented lately back into the spotlight. Another change will be increasing the mobility of Battle Mounts in order to make them more attractive in bigger battles again.
Read more about the upcoming changes to Albion Online on their official site.