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Mortal Online

3 years ago

Feature: It's only Mortal

Have You Played… Mortal Online?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. When I first played Mortal Online [official site] in the dim February of 2013, I described it as “a free-to-play MMO about living in a fantasy world and not being very good at anything”. I stick by that assessment, not because I have…

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6 years ago

Feature: "dressed only in his starting cloth"

This Mortal Toil: A Diary, Part Three

Brendan has been playing sandbox MMORPG, Mortal Online. So this is how it ends. Trapped between two hissing lizard men and a fatally high, geographically unremarkable, cliff edge. The lizard men take another step and poke their razor sharp tridents at the air in front of me. The prongs of the weapon are barbed, and the barbs themselves are also barbed, which I consider to…

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Feature: Amazing Boots

This Mortal Toil: A Diary, Part 2

Brendan is playing Mortal Online for some reason. Previously on This Mortal Toil... “What do you know about work!?” “Shhh, Rabbit. I will take care of you.” “When you play the game of Mortal, you win... or you DIE.” – “And then you respawn.” – “Oh yes and then of course you respawn.” Now, on This Mortal Toil...

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Feature: ‘Shepherds Pastry’ or ‘Cottage Potatoes’

This Mortal Toil: A Diary, Part One

I am Vegi Roll. Son of the Oghmir clan. My blood is Blainn, my blood is Huergar. Though my skin be pale, my back is strong. I have dwelt on the mountain; I have dwelt in the cave. My form is righteous. My logic is unmatched. Eat springbok carcass. Your tummy begins to ache. I am Vegi Roll. I do not feel very well.

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7 years ago

Crafty: Mortal Online Goes Free To Play

I'd somehow managed to avoid reading anything about Mortal Online until this morning. Upon hearing that the game's free trial has been extended, now lasting forever, Jim directed me to this conversation about the player-driven sandbox MMORPG. He also said, "it's a game where you spawn with just your pants" which caused my browser to instantly open a new tab and attempt to download the…

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8 years ago

9 years ago

Live Forever In Mortal Online Open Beta

RPS Beta Army, you are hereby required to conquer Mortal Online, which goes into open beta today. "But what is Mortal Online?" Well, I've only gone and answered that particular inquiry over at Eurogamer by performing the ritual of the preview ritual here. In it I explain: Mortal, being developed by Swedish studio StarVault, is focused on creating an experience that lives up to the…

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The Year Ahead, Part Three

Once we get past early summer things get a little hazy. We enter a nether-realm of shifting dates and unclear prophecies. By then we'll also have a whole bunch of games I haven't previously mentioned show up in the intervening months, stuff that we didn't have release dates for to place them in our line-up. This final post in our preview attempts to survey them…

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11 years ago

Mortal Online

Until a fantasy-themed MMO crashes and burns quite as disastrously as Auto Assault did, it's likely that wizards'n'warriors will remain the prevailing trend for experience point-gobbling. So, it's not surprising that's the tack taken by Mortal Online. See here: A few details on the game lurk beneath the cut.

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