Category Archives: Massive Multiplayer (MMO)

Lineage 2: Revolution [Free] is a huge game with a huge player base, and now that huge player base is about to go to war (well, even more war). The game's first major update will add the Fortress Siege and Open Siege modes, which will let you slaughter each other at greater numbers than before. Fortress Siege—held every Friday from 20:00-21:00 PST—will have players enter a real-time, massive PvP battle between two clans. The Fortress Siege can host up to 50 players per clan, and the first to "imprint" on their opponents' Holy Artifact wins. In order to participate, clans have to first successfully bid on a desired fortress and then enter the battle against the clan defending that fortress. Bidding is held from 0:00-19:00 PST every Thursday, the day before the Fortress Siege. As you'd expect, winning gets you great rewards but even losing gets you Adena, EXP, and Proof of Blood...

'Lineage II: Revolution' Review - A Fascinating Exploration of What Actually Constitutes Gameplay in an MMORPG

When it comes to massive mobile game launches, it seems like Lineage II: Revolution [Free] has rewritten expectations of what a "huge" launch can be. NetMarble has pulled out all the stops when it comes to promoting this game, doing everything from tapping celebrities like Conan O'Brien to advertising the upcoming launch of the game literally everywhere (except TouchArcade, it'd seem). The amount of awareness this has raised is unlike anything I've seen before, and this pre-launch hype was flawlessly quantified by the over 1.5 million people they got to sign up for the game before it was available to download. Even friends of mine who I know don't care at all about mobile gaming knew about it. From a marketing perspective, Lineage II: Revolution is a flawless victory for NetMarble, but is the game any good? It turns out that's a question with a surprisingly complicated answer...




Lineage 2: Revolution [Free], the mobile game based on the PC game Lineage 2, is now available on iOS and Android, and it's an ambitious game. The game is all about the Massive part of MMORPG, and it boasts the largest multiplayer gameplay ever on the platform, with real-time 20vs20 and 50vs50 battles (as well as 3vs3 and 5vs5). If you saw the TwitchCon stream last month, then you saw Conan O'Brien show off the game's 50v50 Fortress Siege, a frantic but fun game mode. The game's massive nature should help with player disconnects as well, since losing a few out of a group of 50 matters less than when you're playing as part of a smaller group...

Guns Royale [Free] isn't shy about its inspiration; it wants to bring to mobile the same experience that Playerunknown's Battlegrounds brought to PC, but tailored to the mobile platform, and now that the game has launched worldwide, you can try it out for yourself. The game has you dropping in a large area along with many other players, collecting weapons and equipment, leveling up, and then trying to stay alive by taking everyone else out. As in the case of the PUBG, this simple gameplay loop can get very addictive and fun, so long as the game plays well and is relatively balanced...

World of Tanks Blitz [Free] is doing a crossover event with Warhammer 40K, and if you like futuristic, fancy looking tanks, you should definitely hop into the game. Macgragge's Thunder, named after the home of the Space Marines, will turn your garage into a Space Marine landing zone filled with drop pods and relics. It looks pretty cool and blends perfectly with the game's interface and overall mood. The most important parts of the event, though, are the two premium vehicles, the Ultramarines Vindicator and the Ultramarines Predator, both of which look really cool and will stand out among all the other vehicles of the game...

The mobile version of the classic Stronghold franchise called Stronghold Kingdoms [Free] has finally launched worldwide, so you now all check it out. At the same time, keep in mind that this game is an MMO version of the classic Stronghold series, so go in expecting something closer to Clash of Clans than the traditional castle-building of Stronghold, although players in our forums point out that it's not a Clash of Clans clone. In this game you get to build your own castle with all kinds of castle defenses, manage your resources and troop production, trade with the many other players on the map, siege other players' castles, and so on...

If you're been looking for a game like EVE Online to play on your phone, the just-released Hades' Star [Free] might be it. We wrote about the game back when it was looking for Alpha Testers, and our forum members who tried it were quite happy with what they saw. Hades' Star aims to be a less complicated version of something like EVE while still being deep and interesting. The developers built the game for mobile, keeping in mind that players usually jump in and out more than play for hours, so they focused on making it easy to play in small chunks...

If you aren't of a relatively-young age, you probably won't know what Club Penguin is. This was a PC MMO where you played as a penguin in a winter-set online world. The game grew pretty quickly to the point where by 2013, it had over 200 million registered user account, and while most of its players were of the 6-14 age range, there were older players too. Alas, as with every good thing in this world, Club Penguin's time came to an end yesterday, March 29th, but fear not because Disney is instead offering Club Penguin Island [Free], a mobile version of the popular game, available now...

Once upon a time, there was a fairly popular Java-based online RPG named Wyvern [Free]. It began its life in 2001 and ran for 10 years before its server was shut down in April of 2011, much to the sadness of its devoted players. It took some legal wrangling, but its creator Steve Yegge was finally able to secure the rights to bring the game back, and he's opted to do it on iOS. Inspired by 1980s PC RPGs, Wyvern has something of a vintage look and feel to it, and it's anything but beginner-friendly. If you're okay with that, however, you'd be hard-pressed to find a deeper MMORPG experience on mobile...

After appropriately milking those very irritated birds for years and years, Rovio is planning on developing MMOs that go beyond the Angry Birds universe. As announced by the developer today, Rovio is expanding its studios with a new team based inLondon whose focus will be specifically these new MMOs. The announcement doesn't give any specific details outside the usual talk of how unique these MMOs will be. That's to be expected given we won't be seeing any games coming out of that studio for a good amount of time...

'Dofus Touch' Review - A Great MMO, Now on Mobile

'Dofus Touch' Review - A Great MMO, Now on Mobile

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October 7th, 2016 12:32 PM EST by Andrew Fretz in 5 stars, Free, Massive Multiplayer (MMO), Reviews
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About a year ago I had a sad realization that mobile MMO isn't really a living genre. For better or worse, mobile game development is most effective when creating innovative and elegant gameplay on a flat, straight forward canvas. Unfortunately not much of that is what you expect to see in an mmo. It should come as no surprise that one of the first jolts of life being thrust into the rotting carcass of the genre is about as close to a straight PC port as you could get. Dofus Touch [Free] is out now for iPhone and iPad and outside of some of the most recent updates this game is a carbon copy of the PC version. ..

Rerunners: Race for the World [Free] is a very entertaining runner that we enjoy here at TouchArcade Towers (despite some monetization issues). The latest update lets players challenge friends and others to a 1v1 race, an attempt to make the game more social according to the developers. In this new mode, you get two options: you either race your in-game or Facebook friends in a Buddy Challenge or do a Quick Challenge that matches you against random players. In the Buddy Challenge you have to bet coins before entering and then the winner gets to collect them all. So, bragging rights and money, what more could you ask for? Since there's the betting side of it, this feature comes with a Fair Play option the equalizes skills and items...

Yeah, you read that right. ReRunners: Race for the World [Free] is a massive multiplayer online platformer. Kind of. You never actually see other live players, but the world is populated and alive regardless. And it is freaking outstanding. I have been utterly hooked by this game for the last week. Not only is the actual gameplay smooth, fun, and functional, but the crazy, vibrant, psychedelic world that you’ll explore is almost worth the price of admission alone. Or it would be, if this game even had a price tag. There is a ton of expressive, creative content, with loads of customization options for your character and upgrades. I implore you to read on, my friends, for this is one of the most original games I’ve had the good fortune to be completely addicted to this year...

If you're looking for visually-impressive fast-action MMOs to play on your iOS device, you don't have to look much further than Snail Games, the developer of Age of Wushu Dynasty [Free] and Taichi Panda: Heroes [Free]. If you enjoy games such as those two, you'll probably want to give Kingdom Warriors [Free] a try. This just-released action MMO takes players to the Three Kingdoms era and has them fighting to defeat the rising chaos (I know, very original story). The game offers 40 plus heroes to collect and command, and you have AI-controlled lieutenants to help you in your fights. In typical RPG fashion, you'll collect and upgrade items and customize your equipment as you level up...

One of my major irritations with WOT Blitz [Free] gameplay so far has been the amazing strength of twigs and tiny pieces of debris. What do I mean? Imagine getting into the perfect shooting, tapping the button, and then seeing your shell explode because it hit a tiny twig on the way to devastating the opponent. Fortunately, Wargaming.net is finally changing the game's shooting mechanics to address those issues and, in general, improve how your shells behave. We can now fire through obstacles with the shell continuing its trajectory and hitting anyone hiding behind. However, depending on the obstacle's durability, the shell will lose an amount of its energy and might be unable to penetrate the target. Full-featured ricochets are now in the game too, with deflected shells damaging nearby enemies if they hit them...

As pretty much all Clash of Clans [Free] players know, the game will soon get a pretty big update that will add Town Hall 11 along with many other features like changes in multiplayer matchmaking, session timers, village guard, and many more. While I was looking around for more info on the update, I kept bumping into all kind of Clash of Clans-related arts, crafts, and food stuff, so I decided to write this article. Since almost all Clash of Clans players are patiently (or impatiently) waiting for the update to drop, I thought I'd offer some possible gift ideas for those Clashers in your family. While these ideas won't be for everyone, I also wanted to write this to show the game's popularity outside the screens of your mobile devices. It's always amazing to see a game's universe and characters inspire people so much...

As it happens with every big update to a game as important as Clash of Clans [Free], the upcoming Town Hall 11 update has players either quite excited or not at all. Since everyone has been speculating about what the update will include and how it will change the game, I decided to also speculate a bit. When the update was originally announced in ClashCon, many felt that the focus on Town Hall 11 showed that the upcoming update was going to mostly include features that matter only to the top Clash of Clan players rather than the majority of the game's community. The reaction must have been measurable because the developers came out the other day and declared that the update is part of an effort to improve the way everyone plays Clash of Clans and, in general, will bring "quality-of-life" changes...

If you've been following World of Tanks: Blitz [Free] news, you'll know that the 2.3 Update was supposed to hit this week. Due to some unforseen circumstances (probably ran out of tank oil or something), the update has been pushed back to next week. Still, we have the information about the update as well as a video preview of the new map, Canal. So, let's start with the new map. Canal is based on northern Russia and features rolling hills, industrial facilities, and canals. The Canal splits the map, which should make for some fun fights over controlling crossings. The map also has changeable weather and thick mud, which I'm very curious to see how it wlll play out. I would like to see fully changing weather in all of WOT Blitz maps because it adds an element of randomness that could help turn battles around. Fog, thick snow, rain, bring it on...

I know that Clash of Clans [Free] ClashCon was way too far away for most of you and the vast majority of clashers didn't manage to make the trip to Helsinki, Finland. Apparently, there were more than 1000 clashers at ClashCon, a tiny number compared to the global community and the dedicated players of the Clash of Clans. Reading about all the news that came out of ClashCon is one thing, but actually watching some video is another, so I tried to put together some videos from ClashCon to help you get the feel of the event even if you are thousands of miles away from Helsinki and a few timezones removed. Now, this isn't of course an exhaustive list of ClashCon videos, but I tried to have a good variety...

ClashCon 2015 has concluded in Helsinki, Finland, and we finally got the news about the upcoming Clash of Clans [Free] update which everyone had been expecting for weeks now. While we didn't get a firm release date for the update (guesses range from a few days to around three weeks), we did see some of the big new features that will be added to the game. First of all, the game is getting a Town Hall Level 11, which wasn't really a big surprise as most clashers were expecting Supercell to finally raise the Town Hall Level. Many players have fully upgraded Town Hall 10 bases, so this new addition should allow them to finally continue upgrading their bases. However, as one player mentions in the video below, there's a worry that the new Town Hall (and its accompanied defenses) will be too expensive for most players...

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