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.
It’s hardly been a week since NCSoft went live with the last content update for Blade & Soul, and now they’ve announced that the game will receive a new major content update called Eternal Night on May 2, 2018. The update will include the first half of the Nightfall Sanctuary raid, the Sandstorm Temple dungeon and new legendary soul shield and gear to be discovered. Players will also be able to continue the Emperor’s Tomb storyline in this update.
Gameforge will begin merging several TERA EU servers with the same language in May. This is to help players “find other players for group content quickly and easily at all times”. The new servers will be integrated into the older servers.
In the future, this will mean you will have lots of new players to form guilds with, trade with, face challenges together, or compete against!
As part of the server merge, servers of the same language will be combined. We will integrate the newer servers into the older servers of the same language.
Riders of Icarus is offering rewards to returning players who have not logged in for 60 or more days. The incentive to return comes in the form of Event Rewards that can be redeemed in the game when logged in for at least an hour each day. This event will run from April 19th through May 2nd.
Feeling nostalgic since you’ve last played Riders of Icarus? Here’s an incentive if you’ve been wanting to play again! If the last time you’ve logged in was 60 or more days ago, then you’ll be eligible for some greate returning player rewards! Come back and show everybody else who you were and dominate once again. It’s time to play and be rewarded!