Korea has always had stiffer gaming regulations than the West. For years, account registration on Korean portals like Nexon or NCsoft required users to enter their Korean Social Security numbers, something alien to those of us who often use throwaway emails, names, and birthdays when registering. On November 20, 2011, Korea's Youth Protection Revision Act came into force. Commonly reffered to as the Cinderella Law, the act forbids children under the age of 16 from playing games between midnight and 6am. There are also a host of laws restricting the amount of time minors can play games per day. Westerners who play Korean games will likely have noticed reminders that they have played for x hours and should consider a break. Those notices carry far more weight in Korea, where in-game mechanics hamper players' progress if they play for too long. Now, Korea has introduced another piece of legislation that restricts gameplay. Account Boosting, the act of artificially increasing a player's … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Korea Makes Account Boosting Criminal, Should The West Follow?
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Webzen is celebrating the multi-week winter holidays this year with a round of bonus events across its whole catalogue of MMOs, including including MU Legend, MU Online, Rappelz, Flyff, and Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9). “Starting today through January 8th, 2019 (UTC), the entire Webzen.com portal will be celebrating the holiday season with all players. To make this holiday season truly special, the WEBZEN team will be holding a tree decorating event, Facebook events and giveaways, cool in-game events and special offers. During this holiday season, players are invited to decorate the Webzen Tree on the official WEBZEN website. Players can collect Candy Canes from the tree every day, and then exchange them for decorations. Players can mix and match all decorations to create and customize their individual Webzen Tree. Different rewards will be given out based on the number of Candy Canes collected during the event.” In honor of the season, the company has granted us a … [Read more...] about Snag a MU Online, MU Legend, C9, Flyff, or Rappelz gift in Webzen’s Winter 2018 giveaway
Play EVE Online for freeY’all remember the wild mess in EVE Online last winter and spring, when CCP Games said it was “coming for the bots” and getting tough on botting in the space sandbox? At the time, CCP said it had already banned 1800 accounts just in the month of January – and that was after a group of bot-hunting vigilante players had exposed the scale of the problem by taking down some of the outrageously expensive supercarriers owned by an RMT crew and piloted by bots. CCP Games put out an update on its progress in the war on bots today, saying it understands that it’s “a key issue in the eyes of [its] community.” It says it’s banned 18,398 accounts since February: 8771 for RMT, 4250 for botting, and 5377 for account hacking. The studio also says it has implemented a new password checking system to prevent account hacking and further asks the community to help by voluntarily enabling two-factor authentication on EVE Online … [Read more...] about EVE Online has banned almost 20,000 accounts since February for botting and RMT
Play Elder Scrolls OnlineElder Scrolls Online is obviously a huge draw for MMORPG players, but it’s far from an exciting title for the vast majority of gamers attending E3, so I was surprised to see Game Director Matt Firor on the stage at all during the Bethesda presentation. It’s not to say that ESO isn’t a great game; it’s just been around awhile, and the hypetrain is hardly running at full speed right now. During his presentation, Firor mentioned a lot of things worth considering. He had a very short time to not only tell existing fans what was happening in the game this year, but he also had to remind people of how great ESO is right now. Of course, he was hoping to get new players interested in the game. He knew that ESO wasn’t always well-received, but he had to show how far the game has come. Here’s how he did it. Best MMO of the year When Firor first took the stage he mentioned that ESO was awarded Best MMO of the Year three years in a … [Read more...] about Tamriel Infinium: Unpacking the Elder Scrolls Online presentation at E3
When it comes to notable years in the MMORPG genre’s history, 2008 stands out as one of the most significant. World of Warcraft’s debut onto the scene in 2004 caused an upheaval in ways far too numerous to go into detail here. Suffice to say that its overwhelming popularity drew the attention of game designers who looked at the staggering numbers of players and found themselves envious of the potential to grab a slice of that money pie. Many projects went into high gear following WoW’s launch, with plenty of them trying to copy the formula and structure that Blizzard established in the hopes of making it at least partially as big as that game. So-called WoW clones began to pepper the market and there was a sense that gamers were ready to move on from World of Warcraft to the next generation of MMOs. In many players’ minds, this would be either 2008’s Age of Conan or Warhammer Online, two big-budget MMOs with strong IPs that carried a lot of the weight of … [Read more...] about The Game Archaeologist: Warhammer Online