New Archlord 2 Open Beta Review

It's been one month since Archlord 2 went into Open Beta. How is it doing? What does the future hold? Find out here!

Are you interested in an online romance?

Small list of games that offer players the chance to get romantically involved with on another...or just use each other for awesome buffs!

Eudemons Online Upcoming Expansion!

New class,new skills,and a rumor about class balances! Could this be what brings Eudemons Online back to the state it used to be in? Or will it continue to be run by Vampries and Necromancers?!

Celes Arca Online

Turn based mobile mmorpg for those of you that like to play these kind of games!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Archlord 2





THIS GAME IS STILL IN OPEN BETA SO THIS REVIEW WILL CHANGE AS THE GAME RELEASES MORE CONTENT AND POSSIBLE FIXES!





  Alright I'm not going to sugar coat this at all...but this game needs serious work. Before anyone starts throwing comments left and right about how I am wrong remember...I'm never wrong. Now back on subject! Archlord 2 is NOT I repeat NOT a direct sequel to the original Archlord. "But omg Igneius it has a TWO in the name"! NO just like Ragnarok Online 2 Archlord 2 is basically not a direct sequel. Apparently the entire story of Archlord 2 is based on a parallel dimension. Yeah I don't get it either but from what I could grasp in the trailer it's the same thing. Orcs/Moonelf vs Humans/Dracopeopleshits...w/e. Both separated into the Azuni(Humans) and the Crunn(Orcs). ERMERGERD WOW CLONE MUCH? Is what I've read all over the place. But that's for whoever is playing this to decide. MOVING ON!

             Azuni                                                                Crunn











  Class wise there are no classes. Yep that's right a classless system! You can also equip a secondary weapon ala Guild Wars 2 and utilize that weapons skills to help you out on the battlefield! Want to be an archer with the ability to tank in case a monster or players gets too close? You can! Want to be a wizard that can cast powerful magic skills while being able to further damage large mobs with a two handed sword? You can! This adds another layer of complexity to PvP and PvE but it is rarely used due to sets benefiting one stat that the other may need. Example would be the shield and sword and bow users. Both are viable for using a set that gives +dodge and so on since both can do greatly with a pure agility build. But a bow+staff user is kind of left out in the open due to the lack of magic attack from the armor and missing stats. So it isn't all fun and games! Also the main weapon you choose from the start gets 1 additional skill point per weapon level. That's right you get to level your weapons individually and you will receive a debuff on said weapons if your weapon level is lower than what is required to wield it!


  Now most of you are thinking that this game is open world where each faction clashes on the field and mighty warriors test their mettle...but you would be mistaken. The game goes the carebear route. Quest areas are PvE ONLY and PvP is limited to Battlegrounds,Contested Areas(which are separate),and Skirmishes. Okay...I could understand this for you know the tutorial area or whatever the hell you want to call it kind of like how on Aion the first few maps are safe then BAM rifts are opening and players from the opposing faction pour through to murder the hell out of you causing high level players from your faction to raise weapons in order to defend you the not so geared player! But for the ENTIRE game in terms of PvE you are never met with any opposition other than monsters. That...is...boring! Why would you call this a hardcore pvp mmorpg when the entire time from levels 1-41(current cap) are empty of any PvP?! I went into the skirmish area thinking I might get into some heated battle...but I was WRONG! NOBODY is in the level 10 or 20 contested areas. NOBODY! Now I get it...most players are probably in the level 41 battlegrounds and so on but really...NOBODY?! One of my friends bumped into ONE person in the contested area for level 10...after being there for about an hour. Just....whatever...for you PvP lovers(like myself) you are going to have to sit through a few days of doing quests before you get to see any PvP just like I am doing right now to hit level 30 and get some PvP done...hopefully.

  

  The PvE in this game is just as stale as most games. Grab a quest,go out and kill or collect stuff or both,and then head on back to get your experience points! Yep...FUN! Not even the dungeons are mildly interesting with the exception of Nightmare but even that is a pain to take place in! Why you may ask? Because I have been in the dungeon finder que for about 15 minutes and have yet to get a party to tackle nightmare! Normal dungeons are a joke and can be soloed by any player even though it does take more time! So there is no real reason to do anything in a group other than dungeons. FUN! The only promise of things getting interesting are when the announced contested areas with bosses and other things gets released! I can't wait to take down a huge boss while having to watch my back for any Crunn players! But that is a ways off and right now this is all we have to go with.


  Graphics wise...well it's alright. Having played Mu Online,Ragnarok Online,and other games with less than interesting graphics I am fine with these. The one thing that does annoy me is that I have a gaming rig that can run TERA,Aion(forts etc),and other demanding games at 60+ frames per second but you are telling me that THIS game makes the FPS drop to 25?! WHAT KIND OF POOP IS THIS?! Bleh...this might get fixed...or not...I'm hoping it does!

  Now I know I kind of went off on this game but it isn't all bad! Skills are flashy,combat is fine...with the exception of you sometimes not auto attacking,and gear looks smexy as it always should! But like I said at the start...this game needs a whole lot of work! The majority of the PvP is basically left for end game. So to those of you that wanted to have fun right from the start...NOT HERE! But for now I suggest people play this so they can hit the level cap,get geared,and be ready to tackle the next wave of content! Preview of new content to be added is right here!  Archlord 2 New Areas

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Eudemons Online: Upcoming Expansion


  Eight years. That is how long Eudemons Online has been up and running. Considering the many things they have done wrong with handling new classes and balancing out the new ones apparently they finally decided to do something right! Maybe? According to a recent post on their official Facebook page they will be releasing new skills and applying class balances to even out the playing field! This is good to hear because in all honesty I would love to make a warrior or a mage or paladin and not feel gimped from the start! And yes I did give into the Necromancer class but I have a warrior and mage ready to test the new expansion! Right now they have only released a screenshot of the new warrior skill(or skills?) and it looks promising!



  Look at the shininess! LOOK AT IT! This skill will hopefully put warriors on par with Vampires and Necromancers and I am hoping the new class they announced isn't overpowered beyond belief! Because honestly I miss the days of old when you would log into the game and see warriors,mages,and paladins running around! Now all I really ever see are vampires and necromancers...with a rare paladin or warrior and hardly any mages! But that will soon change! Right? The new class that has been announced is the "Shadow Knight" class! People are assuming that it is a mixture between warriors and necromancers but I am hoping it is a class all its own and differs from the others! Just to add a bit of spice to the game! You know what I mean? Here is some concept art as well as a screenshot of the weapons they will be using which apparently look like spears? :D



  What do you guys think? Will this balance the game out and will this new class be overpowered? Or will things FINALLY settle into place and will this game make a comeback of sorts? To those that haven't played it are you now interested in playing it or are you going to wait for the expansion? Let me know! :D

  I say hi to you from my Necromancer GamerJesus on the LA server! :P


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Celes Arca: Android Gaming Review



  So I have noticed that I have been gone for a very long time...and undoubtedly lost a large portion of the people that would actually read any of these articles! But now that I am back(and no I did not go to jail) I plan on doing some much needed cleaning,updating,and more importantly submitting new articles for you all to read! That being said let's get started with this article!

  Celes Arca Online is a very gorgeous game that reminds me of a time when all I had was Final Fantasy on my SNES and would bust my head open trying to figure out how to beat a certain boss! Call it nostalgia but I have found myself strangely addicted to this game! As some of you may have already figured out Celes Arca has a turn based combat system similar to the early Final Fantasy games! This means that you must carefully select how to handle monsters or bosses or you might find yourself kissing the ground more often than not! You are given a set amount of skills based on what stones you produce and place into slots on your weapon! I am still fairly new to the game but the most slots I have on me right now is 2 on my weapon. But that's more than enough for the monsters of my level and I am sure that as I craft better weapons I will gain access to a few more!



  Now unlike most turn based games you do not get npc characters or mercenaries to help you but rather a player can simply jump into combat and join your party! This makes for interesting encounters and also means that less people fight over mobs in areas! Most of you are probably thinking that you get a penalty to your experience but from what I have seen that doesn't really happen at all! Everyone gets the full amount of experience points so this encourages players to help out if they can! So let's say you're fighting a monster and are having trouble...then out of nowhere a player pops in and helps you by casting a healing spell or using an item on you! Both of you just took down a monster,got the exp,and probably become friends and take down even more baddies! Sounds good huh?



   To make things even more interesting this game also has 3 different classes that you can choose from upon reaching level 5! As you can see in the image above they are the more basic ones and not much of a selection...right? But it gets better! Upon reaching level 35 you are allowed to do another advancement quest which allows for you to choose from 1 of 2 branching classes! Not enough? Well you upgrade and specialize even more upon reaching level 65! Which is what I am trying to do right now! The title of Lord Knight...makes me drool! But enough of that! You have a wide variety of class advancements which specialize in different areas and if you are really curious just check out the wiki which shows all the different ones and what they specialize in! Celes Arca Classes

  From a first time player I am very much interested in playing this game and reaching level 65! Not only for the title of Lord Knight but also for the opportunity to take part in boss fights as well as join or create a guild and defeat monsters and so on! The community of this game is lively and you will undoubtedly see people fighting monsters,doing quests, and asking for items in this game as well as talking on the main chat! This is pretty cool and I am looking forward to being part of this community! If you are interested in checking it out these are the links for both the Android Version and the Apple Version!

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Top Ten List:

This list is ongoing and will be updated as I progress and make more posts! Stay around and follow me for updates on this!

#5 An online game that most of us are familiar with! What game is that? Ragnarok Online! The classic game is known by many as one of the best games they have played! read my full review below!

read the full review here: http://www.bubblews.com/news/1613523-favorite-10-online-games-5-ragnarok-online

#6 A game similair to LoL and DOTA2 check out my review on Prime World! More game less trolls!

Read the full review here: http://www.bubblews.com/news/1602606-favorite-10-online-games-6-prime-world

#7 One of the most beloved novels and films this game now takes the stand as an mmorpg! check out my review!

Read the full review here: http://www.bubblews.com/news/1594808-favorite-10-online-games-7-lord-of-the-rings-online

#8 Ragnarok Online 2 is one of the most controversial mmorpgs out there! Both loved and hated read my review on it to find out whether this game is right for you! :)

Read the full review here: http://www.bubblews.com/news/1590737-favorite-10-online-games-8-ragnarok-online-2legend-of-the-second


#9 This game is one that is considered a classic! Always changing and adding more to the game is what the developer Webzen has done and it is doing a very good job at keeping the playerbase interested!What game is it?You'll have to read the review in the link below to find out!

Read the full review here: http://www.bubblews.com/news/1582941-favorite-10-online-games-9-mu-online


#10 Although this game is at the bottom of the list that does not mean it is meant to be forgotten! Check out my review of Mortal Online!


Read the rest here: http://www.bubblews.com/news/1567030-favorite-10-online-games-10-mortal-online

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ragnarok Online 2

 

  Alright so besides the other Ragnarok 2 that was scrapped completely this is the one that is currently out and breathing! This game boasts pretty nice graphics as well as some systems that are derived from the original and beloved Ragnarok Online. But it is not at all an actual predecessor! This is a completely different game with little to nothing in common with the original! Not really worth of being called Ragnarok Online 2 but it does stay true to a few things and for those of you that have played the original,seeing the world of Ragnarok with better graphics might just be an awesome experience!

  Classes are broken down to the usual in any online game! Archer,Assassin,Warrior,Mage,Healer,and the odd ball of the game as well as new race the Noel which can be Alters. At level 25 each class has a choice of one of two class specializations and will unlock an entire new skill tree! As you progress through the game you will notice that their are now instances and that MvP monsters are now instance bosses or raid bosses!

 The game is also more linear than the original in the sense that you aren't encouraged to actually explore the world or maps! You just get quests,kill a few mobs,turn them in,rinse and repeat. Again nothing bad but it is a bit of a let down to those of us who were expecting it to stay true to its roots!

  For those of you that loved WoE in the original Ragnarok Online then you will be happy to know that it is also included in this version! I have not personally attended WoE so the mechanics might be a bit different but aside from that it seems pretty promising!

 This will be one of my shorter reviews due to me being a level 20 barely so expect for things to change on this review as time passes by!

Feel free to follow me on Twitter if you are interested in getting updates as I review more games and give you the lowdown of what is good what is bad and what just doesn't belong! Till then take care fellow gamers! <3

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tera Online



  Yes I know I haven't been posting as many reviews as I should but my laptop broke and I had to upgrade.Now I can run higher graphics mmos though and do reviews on them so I suppose it's a plus?Anyways...Recently TERA went free to play with the update "TERA Rising".With this came restrictions to free-to-play  players such as only being able to make two characters per server but having access to every class and race so it's not much of a big deal.I will be updating this section though as I advance and see that any limitations are troublesome!TERA Online is by far the most graphically beautiful game I have played.The environments are lush and the mobs as well as players are very well detailed!So for those of you with a high end pc or laptop that love awesome graphics this game is for you!But before you go on and download it finish reading this post!

  TERA's roster of races and classes is simply amazing!There are no gender locked classes and the only gender locked race would be the giant rock guys(forgot the name)!Every race has an assortment of racials that you gamers that love maxing out and being the best you can possibly be should look into before you finalize your character and jump into the world of Arborea.I still haven't chosen a class but I am stuck between a priest and a mystic and I am leaning towards mystic!The class roster is as follows:Lancer,Warrior,Slayer, Berserker,Priest,Mystic,Sorcerer,and Archer!So you will have quite a few to choose from and every class has a different play style!Be sure to check them out!


  Gameplay wise it is very similar to Monster Huner in the sense that you can dodge attacks or block attacks depending on your class.This is extremely crucial for classes that intend to tank the BAMs(Big Ass Monsters) that they will undoubtedly bump into and be required to kill as they adventure throughout the game.From every class that I have played so far(Archer,Warrior,Slayer,Sorcerer,Berserker) I can say that being able to avoid being hit is key to not dying...no duh right?Also the attack and skill animations are beautifully executed and are fluid which is a plus to those that are annoyed by sluggish actions.

  The community is active and may even be MORE active due to the transition to free to play so finding groups,guilds,friends,and so on isn't such a pain in the ass as it is on some mmos.Adventuring in a group WILL make your experience more enjoyable and it is cool to be able to sit around a campfire and just chat about random stuff to pass the time!As I am still a new player to TERA you can expect this review to be short but it will get updated as I get further in the game.Stay tuned peeps ;)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

List of MMOS with a couples system

I have received requests to make a post specifying which mmorpgs are suited for couples or friends that would like to use a couples system to reap the benefits.After researching and downloading many mmos due to my horrible memory I have finally been able to release a list of just that!I will be updating this so be sure to check back every once in a while!This list is in no general order so don't think they are listed from best to worst.Just watch out for those people that pretend to be girls to get stuff as well as those nasty divorces that leave you with almost nothing! :c





  The first game I would like to mention is Grand Fantasia.Having played this with my girlfriend I know first hand what the couples system can do.Aside from getting bonus experience while around your couple you also gain a currency conveniently named "Lover Coins" every week based on the total level of the the two lovebirds divided by ten.These coins can be used to purchase many goodies from special buffs to bigger bags and even items that you would normally have to purchase from the cash shop such as chisels to make sockets in your gear as well as exp buffs.If that isn't enough to convince you to join hands with someone couples also gain buffs to apply to each other which is especially helpful during dungeon runs or pvp.If you want more info just stop by the official Grand Fantasia Wiki.






  As if being able to switch your character class at any time wasn't reason enough to play this or being able to build your own guild town if you work hard enough Aeria Games has also included a couple system!Much like Grand Fantasia when on the same map as your other half you receive CP and EXP +10% as well as being able to see the position of your lover(the pretty pink heart on the map).You also obtain "Luv Coins" to buy nice potions that will be life savers in the future and any serious player should have them!You also get couple specific skills that can be activated by using a "Heart".I have not been able to find a lover on Eden Eternal(Forever alone) but I am sure Hearts are obtained passively.You can check out the official Eden Eternal Wiki







Yes as if Mabinogi weren't addictive enough as it is they also have the nerve to add a couples system!Players can get married at there respective race towns and can hold a huge wedding to show off to the rest of the people that will never find another lover!After holding the ceremony of chaining yourselves together for all eternity you can choose to create a family.Yeah Nexon just make us not want to leave our chairs....*ahem* this is interesting for those people who want to add friends to a family tree the more people you add the more exp bonus you receive!That's right you also get a max of 40% exp bonus after having EIGHT family members!For more info on the marriage and family systems check it out  here:Marriage Family




  Yes your favorite cutesy 2d mmo made it to this list! Unfortunately it will cost you money just like in real life granted though that it isn't as much.When I say money I mean both mesos and nexon points!Yes you read correctly as if it weren't enough to take your actual money they are also taking your in game currency!The bastards!Aside from costing an arm and a leg for it to happen you get some pretty neat bonuses.The rings for example have set stats as well as upgrade slots as well as a neat effect when the couple is close.Since they don't really give much I may as well include the divorce...it costs 500,000 mesos and will also more than likely generate in game drama.You have been warned!Check out the wiki for more info The Expensive Wedding





  Forsaken World...well I may as well add the Perfect World Entertainment logo and summarize this post...but that's just no fun.As like most PWE mmos Forsaken World also has a marriage system that,as most of you guessed,you need to pay real cash for.Sure you can argue that you could just earn in game gold to trade for it in the auction house but let's not forget this has the "Soul" currency that is soul bound and only good for buying skills or other items from the several npcs.Making it that much harder to get hitched in this game...also there are no benefits to being married.Except getting a title that says you are the property of [insert name here that has xX at beginning and end].More info here.Awesome Wedding and Divorce






  Dragonica Online is a 3d action mmorpg that is compatible with your joypad/game controllers.The addictiveness of running dungeons and getting SSS ranking as well as competing to beat the times of previous players adds on to the entertainment value!To make it even more awesome you get a couples system as well as a marriage system!As a couple you have access to passive and active buffs to make running through dungeons a breeze as well as couple only actions such as making out in front of other strangers like most twelve year old kids do to be cool!But after you get married by doing a few quests you gain access to couple only dungeons that can be tackled together or seperatly....no idea why you would do it alone though!Read more at the official Dragonica Online website! Couples Marriage Couple Goodies




  Fiesta has always been an mmo that I never really enjoyed but that is just me.For those of you out there that may like it you will be glad to know that it also has a couples system!Aside from the usual buffs that are given you actually get to hold your own wedding and invite people to join in on the celebration!If that isn't enough you also get a wedding pet as well as bonus exp when the two of you are partied up together!You can also summon your wife or husband to you in case someone is putting the moves on them!Quite handy if you ask me.More info at the wiki.Marriage Guide







  RIFT is one of my all time favorite mmorpgs!From invasions to the fun and fast paced pvp this game is sure to have what you are looking for!Having the ability to spread your skill points into any of three same type classes you are capable of creating your very own class unique to your playing style!The new expansion added more goodies to do as well as more classes for you to use to further perfect your unique class.A marriage system is in place and although I never personally got hitched I have heard that it is somewhat expensive using in game coins (I believe 5 platinum?) so be sure to have enough left over for the honey moon!More info at the official wiki Marriage





  Asda 2 is also one of the games I personally played and liked.The community was helpful and close knit unlike some games where no one ever talks at all.Featuring a faction system and arena pvp this game is filled with things to do as well as instance for gears!One of these is finding a "Soul Mate" and enjoying all the buffs and the exp bonus that you will receive from finding one!Some of these buffs will be essential when boss hunting,pvping,or for making yourself just that much more badass!Here is the link to the official wiki describing the skills you can use as well as how to get one and get rid of one! Soul Mates