Mobile MMORPG MU Origin Will Discontinue Service In The Netherlands Over Lootboxes

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Developer and publisher Webzen has announced that MU Origin, the open-world mobile MMORPG set in the same universe as MU Legend will no longer be available on Netherlands’ Google Play Store and Apple App Store due to new laws regarding in-game loot boxes. The recent judgement passed by The Netherlands Gaming Authority will be imposed on June 20th, 2018.

Webzen assures that this will not have effects on the service of MU Origin in other regions. There is no mention of any compensation in the announcement.
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Bless Online Will Let You Tame Over 660 Unique Creatures & Enemies

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One of the largest and most complex systems in Bless Online is its taming system and Neowiz is quick to draw attention to the extremely wide array of pet and mounts that are tamable in the game’s open world. Neowiz claims that when early access begins, players will find 660 unique creatures available for taming. Does that include the humanoid NPC enemies that are tamable as minions/servants? Who knows? 660 is a hard number to verify. Granted, in my experience playing Bless I would say that I have tamed at least three or four hundred different creatures, so the number isn’t far fetched at all.

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RF Online Launches a Fresh New Server With 4.25 Update

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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.

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Echo of Soul Invites Players To Party ‘Til They Drop As Classic Servers Shut Down Forever

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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.

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Revelation Online Unifies Client Build Under One Producer, Merges Western & Russian Teams

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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.

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Bless Online Q&A Shows Founder’s Packs Exclusive Skins & Reduced Founder’s Pack Price

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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.

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Blade & Soul’s Next Class Is A Greatsword Wielder Tank & It’s Coming In 2018

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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.

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TERA Opens Mask/Face Armor Slot & Adds Red Refuge With The Gilded Mask Update

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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.

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Black Desert Online Lahn Class Character Pre-Creation Is Available Now – Release Is On May 23rd

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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.

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