Posts Tagged ‘gala networks’

Allods Remains Undaunted, Erodes Grind

That's you, that is.
I found Allods to be interesting, but frankly a bit lacking where it counts, when I played it. The operators of the free MMO, Gala Networks, are trying to reduce some of those issues with their new expansion for the game, Undaunted, which as well as pouring in new content massively reduces the rate of grind required to get through the first 25 levels. It should, apparently, bring the rate of progress a little closer to the industry standards of WoW and so forth. Whether that will see people return to the game, I am not sure.

The trailer, below, isn’t particularly inspiring and is quite peculiarly edited. Hmm. Stuff like this makes me wonder whether we’re going to start seeing some serious casualties in the free-to-play space, with the better games starting to rise to the top…
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Allods Online Finally Hits Official Launch

Lizard dude is unhappy because no one is using the item shop. Poor lizard dude. Also, he has no girlfriend.
Allods Online, which is actually not bad in the scheme of free-to-play MMOs, is hitting its official launch “very soon”, along with its fourth expansion. It’s had one hell of a beta, with three expansions added, bringing the game to a 2000-quest beast, which I think was about how questy WoW was on launch. The expansion is for high level players and adds more to that Astral space conquest bit of the game in which big space-galleons do fighting and stuff, as well as more high level content and things that you can buy if you want to spend money on the game. Anyone actually playing this? Is it more balanced than it was when I was playing it?

Allods More MMO: Allods Open Beta

Crazy-lookin’ Russian MMO Allods Online is in open beta for Europe. It’s noteworthy for having ship vs ship battles in the astral plane, as well as having a character race called “Gibberlings”. Here’s a beautiful quote from Gala networks CEO, Hyun Hur: “After a long time of Closed Beta testing and polishing the game in cooperation with the developer Astrum Nival, we’re glad to open the game to all players today, for our Open Beta. Players can now enjoy the variety of classes, quests, monsters and combat. PvE, PvP or even Ship vs. Ship battles on land and in the Astral space make Allods Online one of the most expected games in 2010.” It really is.

Go take a look.

Street Gears

You know, what we could all probably do with about now is a hug. But instead I’m going to provide you with the news that a Chinese Korean roller-skating MMO, named Street Gears, is now open for closed-beta sign ups. No, really: a roller-skating MMO. This will be no consolation to those of you trying to get into quite another beta, especially as the Street Gears is in French and German only. I hope we anglophones get a version of it too, it actually looks kind of fun, and also kind of free to play. Grainy, fuzzy video of cell-shaded skate antics after the hop.

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