MMO News

Trove Megalithic update launches
There's nothing like an invasion of dinosaurs to get the creative juices flowing. Of course, we're talking about such an invasion within the confines of the virtual worlds of Trove and not in real life. It's a safe bet to say that if dinosaurs began rampaging around the streets of New York or Dallas, people would be freaking out and not figuring out ways to tame them to be really cool mounts. The new Trove Megalithic update is now live for the wo...
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Jun 27 2017
Lord of the Rings Online Update 21 reveal
For decades, the very name of Mordor has conjured up images of absolute and unending evil due to the seminal writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. The realm of Sauron, who brought war to Middle-earth, served as the locale of the climatic final act in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and now players of the LotRO mmorpg are going to be able to venture there. In a recent livestream, developers from Standing Stone Games revealed quite a few details of the upcomi...
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Jun 26 2017
PWE announces Gigantic launch date
Despite all the odds, Gigantic is going to cross the finish line. The action mmo suffered quite a few setbacks during its development, least of which was some layoffs at Motiga, the game's developer. However, the game has persevered, and PWE and Motiga have announced that the official Gigantic launch date will be on July 20th across all platforms.The Gigantic launch date announcement comes as the game also finds its way onto the Arc platform....
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Jun 22 2017
Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood DDoS attack
Final Fantasy XIV players are having difficulty enjoying the newest update to the online rpg. Instead of enjoying a raised level cap, new dungeons, the Red Mage and Samurai jobs, and new areas for exploration and adventure that are part and parcel of the Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood expansion, gamers are forced to deal with the effects of an ongoing DDoS attack.A new post details the technical difficulties created by this Final Fantasy XIV DD...
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Jun 21 2017
New Conan Exiles region-lock implemented
One of the joys of playing mmo games is the ability to play with people from across the globe. Of course, such a feature also brings in some distinct issues, such as possible language barriers and having to deal with different time zones. Funcom initially instituted a Conan Exiles region-lock for its servers so that players from the same region, and similar ping, could have the best possible gameplay experience, But gamers are crafty and cunning,...
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Jun 20 2017
Secret World Legends ARG: Kiss of the Revenant
We're getting closer to the launch of Secret World Legends, and Funcom is ramping up an interesting promotion. One of the hallmarks of the original The Secret World is the incredible immersion that was created by the many fake websites and side activities that Funcom developed to create the conspiracy-laden virtual world. Now such attention to detail is being deployed again as Funcom has released the new Secret World Legends ARG: Kiss of the Reve...
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Jun 19 2017
SMITE adds Cu Chulainn
Another figure from Celtic lore is joining SMITE. The free mmo of warring gods features a heavy list of deities and heroes from Greek, Egyptian, Viking, and Mayan mythology, but figures from other pantheons have been regularly added over time. Hi-Rez Studios have announced the new playable SMITE Cu Chulainn hero's addition to the game.The playable SMITE Cu Chulainn character is a figure from Celtic mythology. He is believed to be an incarnati...
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Jun 15 2017
Pantheon newsletter for June 2017
It's fascinating to see the development process that an online rpg goes through. The developers for Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen have always been very open on what features they're working on and what their vision for the game entails. The new Pantheon newsletter for June sheds some more light on what facets of the game the devs are pouring their efforts into, especially as it pertains to lore and crafting.In the new Pantheon newsletter, Seni...
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Jun 14 2017
Magic Duels shutting down
Magic: The Gathering has been wildly successful as the game essentially created the collectible card game genre and made its parent company, Wizards of the Coast, a mainstay in the gaming industry. However, the game's success in the mmo market has been less spectacular, even though Magic Online is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Wizards of the Coast recently announced the development of a M:TG mmo in partnership with Cryptic, but such good news...
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Jun 13 2017
Elder Scrolls Legends Heroes of Skyrim expansion announced
One of the most popular rpgs over the last decade is the Skyrim entry in the Elder Scrolls franchise. Many players have logged countless hours in that game fighting dragons, saving the realm from peril, and even getting married. Now many of the characters from that game, including lots of dragons, will be making their way into the Elder Scrolls Legends card-based mmo. Bethesda announced yesterday at E3 of the upcoming Elder Scrolls Legends Heroes...
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Jun 12 2017