This week week in MMO crowdfunding, we’ve got some sad news from MMO space colonization sim 3001SQ: Development on the game has been halted indefinitely. Gamers will recall that the game went to Kickstarter back in 2016 but was unsuccessful at funding there; it then carried on with production anyway. But a game representative told me this week that the devs have since parted ways and will be finding new placement with other MMO companies, so we won’t be losing their insight, though it’s unlikely we’ll ever see 3001SQ itself. Over in Star Citizen land, folks are still shaking their heads over the predictable postponement of some of the content originally the planned December patch, but at least there’s something to do: Alpha 3.3.5 has made its way to the Evocati PTU testers, while alpha 3.3.0 hit the live server as scheduled. (Thanks, DK and Armsbend!) Meanwhile, Chronicles of Elyria began its map voting campaign, Shroud of the Avatar plopped release 60 on … [Read more...] about Make My MMO: Space sim 3001SQ is put on hold, Star Citizen rolls out 3.3.5 to the Evocati
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I've had a lot to play lately -- that's always an awesome feeling. This weekend I've decided to put in some time on the following: WoW - Ret Paladin progress Stardew Valley - Nintendo Switch playthrough with my wife Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep - Finishing up the Ventus storyline Pillars of Eternity 1 - I started my very first playthrough last week as a Paladin Albion Online - Steam launched, playing with Graev WoW Ret Paladin I've spoken a lot about this over the past few days so there's not a lot more to say. Right now I'm progressing through the class order hall quests and wiping my way through some LFR stuff. I actually really, really miss dungeon runs. I miss that feeling of dungeons giving good gear and having everyone desire to run them as new and cool places to be. Probably what I'm eager to see most in BFA. Stardew Valley My wife and I are playing through Stardew Valley on the Nintendo Switch. This is my second 'serious' time playing. My first time I only got most … [Read more...] about What’re You Playing This Weekend?
This week in MMO crowdfunding, buy-to-play sandbox Albion Online, which launched back in 2017, formally landed on Steam, bringing its blend of PvP warfare to a totally new audience. While the game never ran a Kickstarter, it did raise close to $10,000,000 from a quarter of a million backers through website crowdfunding and preorder packages prior to its release last summer, making it one of the higher profile crowdfunded MMORPGs to actually make it to launch and keep on producing content. In Camelot Unchained – you’re still keeping an eye on the upcoming beta one, right? – the devs are busy sending early backers into the test server this weekend to break things. Among the bits and bobs CSE is working on? The crafting system, a major environment bug, character creation rendering, new ambient music, scenario maps, trait icons, animations, and “a new template for the home islands.” Meanwhile, the Pantheon team sat down for a stream and revealed the first … [Read more...] about Make My MMO: Albion Online hits Steam, Camelot Unchained tackles crafting (May 19, 2018)
This week in MMO crowdfunding, indie sandbox Albion Online — whose 250,000 founders reportedly crowdfunded the game for almost $10,000,000 — formally launched. The buy-to-play isometric game has hardcore old-school flair with a potentially alienating PvP template, but it’s brought plenty of PvE content along for the ride in an attempt to woo a more diverse playerbase. Meanwhile, Project Gorgon made progress on its 64-bit test build, OrbusVR plans to open its alpha next weekend, City of Titans released a new lore piece, Camelot Unchained showed off more of its UI, Ashes of Creation demoed arenas, Path of Exile picked a date for Fall of Oriath, and Crowfall pushed its very first trial campaigns to testers. Oh yeah, and some Star Citizen drama. Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding over the last week and the regular roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’ve got our eye on. Albion Online launch Recent MMO crowdfunding news Camelot … [Read more...] about Make My MMO: Albion Online joins the list of launched crowdfunded MMORPGs (July 22, 2017)
Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! Classic-but-still-updated MMORPGs were on fire this week! World of Warcraft kicked off PAX East with a bang by announcing Battle for Azeroth’s launch date of August 14th, and then Ultima Online released its Endless Journey patch, taking the 20-year-old game free-to-play for the first time ever. Stay tuned early this week as we roll out all our PAX coverage! In the meantime, read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth expansion launches August 14 - Who had August in the poll? Anybody have August 14th specifically? Because that, my friends, is precisely when World of Warcraft's Battle for Azeroth expansion is launching. So sayeth Blizzard's official… Ultima Online’s F2P … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: WoW picks its Battle for Azeroth launch date, Ultima Online goes free-to-play (April 8, 2018)