Durango: Wild Lands Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Durango: Wild Lands RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 2018's Most Anticipated Mobile Games https://www.gameskinny.com/0yfk5/2018s-most-anticipated-mobile-games https://www.gameskinny.com/0yfk5/2018s-most-anticipated-mobile-games Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:57:21 -0500 Ashley Shankle

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

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Genre: Augmented reality RPG
Publisher: Niantic

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There should be little to no doubt that this will be one of the biggest games of 2018, mobile or otherwise.

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Little is known about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite so far, but it does appear to be similar to Niantic's Pokemon Go. Both make use of the developer's geolocational data and augmented reality technology, and Wizards Unite will have players searching the globe much like Pokemon Go.

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How will it differ from Pokemon Go? No one knows just yet, but we're sure to find out as we edge into 2018 and closer to release date. One thing is for certain: it's going to be interesting.

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We may not know much about the game, but we do know how Niantic deals with server issues at the start of a game's release. Here's to hoping they deal with Wizards Unite's overloaded servers faster than they dealt with those in Pokemon Go.

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Are these all the high quality mobile games we're going to see in 2018? Certainly not! 2017 was packed with larger mobile game releases but saw a huge wave of quality RPGs and arcade-style games from smaller publishers.

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From the gritty dinosaur-laden Durango to the fanciful world of wizards and muggles in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, mobile devices in 2018 are going to see more quality and creativity from bigger developers than 2017 even could have imagined.

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World of Warships Blitz

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Genre: Warship PvP combat
Publisher: Wargaming Group

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World of Warships has been on PC since 2015, and now Wargaming Group is ready to bring its combat to mobile devices, albeit a little condensed.

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World of Warships Blitz has been out in a number of countries for a little while now, and the consensus seems to be that the gameplay doesn't fall too far from the original game, which is great news.

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Its 6 minute battle length may be shorter than some fans of the PC game may enjoy, but short battles will keep Blitz feeling arcade-like and fresh on mobile.

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This big boy may actually see a release in December 2017, but it's worth a mention regardless. Those looking for a good non-fighting action game will definitely want to look here.

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The X-Files: Deep State

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Genre: Puzzle adventure
Publisher: FoxNext

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The X-Files is soon to return to TV, and it seems it's getting a brand new mobile game to go with it.

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The X-Files: Deep State will have players solve puzzles to unravel the mysteries behind Mulder's favorite obsessions: aliens and government conspiracies. Sounds good, right?

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It does! And even better, developer FoxNext promises new cases for players to solve each month, alongside character customization and monsters of the week. I think we can officially upgrade "good" to "great" right about now.

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Not much is known about this one just yet, but we'll be sure to hear more about Deep State as we edge closer to the return of the TV series on January 3rd, 2018.

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Tekken

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Genre: Fighting
Publisher: Bandai Namco

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After Tekken 7 totally killed it in 2017, the series is finally moving to mobile to find further success.

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Not much is known about Tekken mobile at the time of writing, but it appears to have gameplay different from the mainline fighting series. Players will be able to collect and upgrade characters to create tag teams and take on opponents.

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Considering the popularity of the series through the years and its recent resurgence, it's going to be interesting to see how the mobile game plays and performs.

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Pre-registrations for Tekken mobile are open and they are near the completion of their pre-registration stretch goals. If you know you're going to play this one, it's best to get registered sooner rather than later.

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PAYDAY Crime War

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Genre: PvP FPS
Publisher: Overkill

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A little different from PAYDAY on PC, PAYDAY Crime War promises to be a mobile PvP game to remember.

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Players will be able to choose between police and heisters in Crime War, a first in the series. Police will have to thwart the tactics of the heisters, a totally new concept to the PAYDAY series.

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How this game is going to play out is still a bit of a mystery, but the concept of a full PvP PAYDAY game is very enticing. We'll have to see how heavily monetized it after PAYDAY 2's microtransaction fiasco in 2015, but the gameplay is sure to be top-notch. Let's wait until 2018 to find out.

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RuneScape Mobile

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Genre: MMORPG
Publisher: Jagex

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It was only a matter of time before Jagex took the plunge and tried their hand at bringing the long-running MMORPG to mobile devices. And they are -- this is going to be a cross-platform affair.

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The mobile RuneScape experience appears to pack all of the punch of the PC version of the game, and will give players a great deal of customization over their UI.

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This is the only game on the list that is technically a port, but it is definitely worth noting. Players will be able to play their characters either on PC or on their mobile device with little to no effort, and even the classic version (called Old School Mobile) is being released on Android and iOS devices. What's not to get excited about?

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Marvel Strike Force

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Genre: Squad-based action RPG
Publisher: FoxNext

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It should come to no surprise that 2018 will see its fair share of Marvel mobile games, and the first we know about is Marvel Strike Force.

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With developers from Marvel: Contest of Champions, Strike Force will feature a plethora of characters from Marvel comics. Players will have to team up with SHIELD's Nick Fury to duke it out with villains from yesteryear and next year's Marvel comics and movies.

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Who knows when this baby is going to be out, but pre-registration is open now for those who want to make sure they get in on the action well-prepared. Pre-registering grants in-game currency as well as a 3-star Daredevil. Sounds like it's time to get to it!

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Durango

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Genre: Open world survival MMORPG
Publisher: Nexon

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The open world survival genre is booming on mobile devices, and none look as comprehensive as Nexon's dino-taming Durango.

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A full-fledged MMORPG, the game will feature a number of mechanics to keep players busy and fighting for survival in the unrelenting dinosaur-filled wilds. Players will be able to build their own settlement, farm, fish, craft, and harvest materials in the wild.

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Unlike many of the other survival titles currently on Android and iOS, Durango will actually be an online multiplayer experience. Players will have to cooperate to tame dinosaurs and build settlements to succeed.

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Pre-registrations for Durango appear to be closed, but you can sign up for updates on the official website.

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2017 has certainly been an exciting year for mobile gaming. From feature-rich MMORPGs like Crusaders of Light to light casual games like Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, there has been a lot for mobile gamers to chomp on and whittle the time away this year.

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But what about 2018? With the rise of idle grinding RPGs in late 2017, it may seem like there's not much interesting on the horizon for next year.. but that's not the case at all. There's way more coming than 2017 has let on.

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Here, we're going to go over eight of 2018's most anticipated Android and iOS games and highlight why you -- yes, you -- should be excited to get your hands on them. All of these games are slated to come out on both platforms, so cruise on through!

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The 11 Most Anticipated MMO Releases of 2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/t1goh/the-11-most-anticipated-mmo-releases-of-2018 https://www.gameskinny.com/t1goh/the-11-most-anticipated-mmo-releases-of-2018 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:04:37 -0500 Sergey_3847

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Dark and Light

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Developer: Snail Games
Platforms: PC
Release date: TBA 2018

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Dark and Light is an online sandbox survival RPG that has an absolutely massive, fully explorable world of 40,000 square kilometers. It is inhabited by a large number of races involved in various dangerous adventures.

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The reputation system plays a significant role in the character progression, which will ultimately allow you to buy your own land and build a city there. Also, there is a dynamic weather system in the game that influences the events of the world in a significant way. For example, merchants will close their stores during heavy storms.

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All this should make Dark and Light one of the most significant MMO releases of 2018.

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That is it for the most anticipated MMOs of 2018. Hopefully you have found a project or two that have you interested. Stick with GameSkinny for more upcoming game news and information, including our take on the most anticipated RPGs of 2018.

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Which upcoming MMO do you want to play the most? Leave your opinion in the comments section below.

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Durango

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Developer: What! Studio
Platforms: Android, iOS
Release date: January 2018

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Durango is a promising new mobile MMORPGs from Korean developers What! Studios. Players will need to survive in a world with dinosaurs, and some of them can even be tamed and saddled.

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You will also be able to go hunting, fishing, and resource gathering, which will provide your character with animal hides, blood, water, and food. By teaming up with other players, it will become possible to hunt together for large animals and also resist the aggression of NPCs and players from other clans.

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Dual Universe

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Developer: Novaquark
Platforms: PC
Release date: TBA 2018

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According to the game's official plotline, humanity will find itself in a position where it must develop a way to leave Earth after a powerful neutron star is set on a collision course for the solar system.

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This irreversible event will test humanity's readiness, and thousands of ships depart to different sides of the galaxy to ensure the survival of the species at all costs. Thus, the players will play as one of the colonists trying to find a way to survive in new alien environments.

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The creators of Dual Universe were inspired by such projects as EvE Online and Space Engineers. So, if you like those types of games, then Dual Universe is definitely something worth looking forward to.

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Escape from Tarkov

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Developer: Battlestate Games
Platforms: PC
Release date: TBA 2018

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If you like hardcore multiplayer online shooters that combine FPS, TPS (third-person shooter) and RPG elements, then be sure to check out Escape From Tarkov next year.

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The events of the game take place on the territory of the city of Tarkov, where you will take on the role of a mercenary fighting against players of another private military company.

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The developers promise a full-on realistic shooter with complete freedom of action and character control. 

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Ascent: Infinite Realm

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Developer: Bluehole
Platforms: PC
Release date: TBA 2018

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One of the publishers of PUBG is preparing to release a new MMO in 2018 -- Ascent: Infinite Realm, which was previously known under the working title "Project W."

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In this upcoming game from Bluehole Studios, players will enter an amazing world of technology and magic. Battles will take place not only on the ground but also in the air. You will be able to use a variety of battle techniques, build houses, join raids to pillage dungeons, customize your vehicles, and participate in PvP battles.

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A:IR will have five basic classes: Assassin, Mystic, Gunner, Warlord, and Sorceress. Heroes will be allowed to fish, farm, manage furs, attack air ships, take part in public activities, and destroy huge monsters together.

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The Crew 2

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Developer: Ubisoft (Ivory Tower)
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release date: March 16, 2018

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The Crew 2 will now not only include racing challenges in cars but also on motorbikes, motorboats, and even in airplanes. Ubisoft decided to add a new level to the genre of racing games and give every player absolute freedom of action. 

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The open world of The Crew 2 will cover the entire vastness of the US, with all of its diverse landscapes. All players will have an opportunity to explore the land, sea, and sky without any boundaries.

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Street racers and professional riders, off-road explorers, and freestyle fans can gather from all states, from one coast to another, and compete in a whole variety of racing disciplines.

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Ashes of Creation

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Developer: Intrepid Studios Inc.
Platforms: PC
Release date: TBA 2018

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Ashes of Creation is a new dynamic MMORPG that will react to every player's actions. The developers of the game stated that they wanted to reduce the static elements of the gameplay to a possible minimum, and hopefully they achieved what they wanted.

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You will have the opportunity to build a house in any part of the open world and to then make it grow into an entire settlement. You can also cultivate a piece of land, hunt animals, craft items, etc.

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The game will have a system of quests that change in real time, which may include the siege of a castle involving several hundreds of players from all over the world.

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Lost Ark

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Developer: Smilegate
Platforms: PC
Release date: TBA 2018

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If you've been carefully following the MMO scene for the last couple of years, then you've surely heard about Lost Ark already. This epic MMORPG was supposed to leave the closed beta testing this year, but it looks like the developers needed another one to bring the game to its desired state.

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The delay is not surprising at all, as Lost Ark is one of the most ambitious MMO projects ever. The game will introduce 18 different classes, with each one having its own unique combat system. 

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On top of that, the world of Lost Ark will have no limits in terms of exploration; you can go as far up as you wish or as deep as you desire.

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Wild West Online

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Developer: 612 Games
Platforms: PC
Release date: TBA 2018

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Wild West Online is an upcoming open-world MMO that takes place in the 19th century Old West. Players will be able to create their own gangs and engage in bank robberies or bounty hunting. The saloons will be open to all visitors, and there will also be an opportunity to play card mini-games.

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But that's just the tip of the iceberg. If none of the above activities interest you too much, then you can always do some gold mining, recipe crafting, or farming instead -- this game will feature lots and lots of opportunities for all types of players.

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Life is Feudal: MMO

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Developer: Bitbox Ltd.
Platforms: PC
Release date: January 2018

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Life is Feudal: MMO is a survival simulator set in the Middle Ages. The MMO version of the game is not too different from the original Life is Feudal. It includes the same role-playing system based on stat cap and skill cap, a rich crafting system, and characteristic socio-political development. The difference is the scale, which in this case is much bigger,

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The world map covers 21 square kilometers, with the open possibility of further growth. The size of the map also influences the number of players that can take part in the game, which will most definitely result in an even harder level of difficulty.

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If you like to play survival MMOs set in medieval times with deep crafting systems and gorgeous graphics, then Life is Feudal: MMO should be just right up your alley.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

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Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Platforms: PC
Release date: TBA 2018

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After the massive success of the Legion expansion for World of Warcraft, Blizzard made an announcement about their next expansion during this year's BlizzCon -- Battle for Azeroth.

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The new expansion will bring lots of cool changes to the game, the most important of which are as follows:

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  • your character's cap level will increase to 120
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  • no more separate PvE and PvP servers; instead, players will choose through a menu which mode they want to play
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  • new artifact -- Heart of Azeroth
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  • two new Alliance and Horde islands
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  • six new races
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  • ten new dungeons
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  • two new raids
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  • new RTS mode -- Warfront
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As usual, the announcement of Battle for Azeroth was followed by an exceptionally well-made cinematic trailer, which you can watch above.

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The MMO market has been growing intensely in the last few years, and it looks like 2018 will be no exception. Over a hundred new releases are expected to enter the market next year, but we've chosen only the best ones that you should be aware of.

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Many of these games are in either closed or open testing stages, while others are still deep in development. A few of the familiar titles that should have been released in 2017 were delayed and will see the light of the day only next year.

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MMORPGs are obviously the most popular among all the massively multiplayer online games, but you will find a few unusual titles in this selection as well. So, if you're looking for something fresh, then check out these 11 most anticipated MMO releases of 2018.

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A Guide to Getting Started in Durango: Wild Lands https://www.gameskinny.com/ztcxj/a-guide-to-getting-started-in-durango-wild-lands https://www.gameskinny.com/ztcxj/a-guide-to-getting-started-in-durango-wild-lands Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:34:28 -0400 Stephanie Tang

Post-apocalyptic survival is definitely not a new thing in video games -- particularly since we've long since been beaten to death and antipathy by the zombie craze. And post-apocalyptic dinosaur games are also fast-becoming a thing, with games like ARK and Horizon Zero Dawn already out and making waves. Fueled by a generation and a half that grew up on Jurassic Park, they're pretty damn good and doing great. 

Enter NEXON Korea (a subsidiary of the main NEXON company) working with What! Studio to bring you another hit to add to the roster. Durango: Wild Lands is a mobile MMO spin on the genre, where players are thrown through a time warp into the prehistoric era. Here they must band together to fend off dinosaurs, starvation, and (let's face it) some fast-disintegrating clothes.  

The game hasn't officially released yet, but it is looking good and was already nominated for Best Mobile/Handheld at E3. A limited closed beta ran late last year/early this year, and now it's currently in open beta on the Google Play Store... but only in a select number of countries -- the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Russia, Australia, Brazil, Vietnam, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. 

Unfortunately, the biggest chunks of the gaming markets are sadly out of luck - looks like you've still got some waiting to do. But in the meantime, you can still peruse this beginner's guide to Durango: Wild Lands so you'll be ready to play when the game releases in your region.

Note: For those of you who can play it, keep a charger handy. This game eats your battery like crazy.

 

Character Creation/Class Choice

The game throws you on a moving train of people where you must choose, almost at random, which character you wish to play as. Each one will have certain bonuses that correspond to a certain play style, but at a glance it can be a little tough to figure out which will be the most applicable to you.

If you're anything like me, you pick the one in the cutest skirt and go on blindly from there. You then learn that you can customize your character's appearance and clothes in a fairly in-depth character creation menu. (Go figure.) This part happens after you choose your class and is fairly standard and self-explanatory. So don't worry -- you'll get the chance to look exactly how you want to look.

If you're not like me and actually want to know what these bonuses are and how they affect you, this is what you need to know:

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Seat Class Skill M/F
1 Soldier Melee M
2 Office Worker Building F
3 Job Seeker Defense F
4 Engineer Weapon Crafting M
5 Homemaker Cooking F
6 Soldier Melee F
7 Homemaker Cooking M
8 Attendant Craft Clothing M
9 Office Worker Building F
10 Farmer Farming F
11 Farmer Farming M
12 Attendant Craft Clothing F
13 Engineer Weapon Crafting F
14 Student Gather M
15 Student Gather F
16 Job Seeker Defense M

 

There are 8 classes and a choice of male/female for both. The class and gender is far more important at this stage of the process, because you can customize appearances almost immediately after.

  • Note: What you choose at the very beginning won't necessarily impact your life choices forever -- if you've got the skill points to spend, you can push them into one path, another, or more than one if you want to. But if you decide to commit right from the beginning, you'll get to where you want to go much more efficiently. 

Here they are, in general order of ease to play/usefulness as a starting character:

Job Seeker

With an extra bonus in Defense, this character gets a boost in several different stats, including HP and defense, and a higher health regen rate. 

Note: A highly recommended class for starting out with, especially in a survivalist game. Choose this one if you want to choose an easier, well-rounded character class. (You may need to ignore the fact that the character's life story is kinda... pathetic.)

 

Soldier

Choice 1 if you usually enjoy combat in MMOs. This is fairly straight-forward and allows you to learn a number of attacks very quickly right from the beginning. In spite of the name, it will also give you a boost in learning weapons too. 

Note: Unfortunately you won't get a chance to test out what the combat system actually feels like before you make your character choice. It can feel a little clunky; the game combines timed mobile game controls with an isometric view. However, being good at killing things is handy in any MMO.

Engineer

This gives you the skills to craft both weapons and tools. No matter what skill you choose to specialize in, you're going to need to have at least some basic tools to work with -- this is in fact the first kind of crafting the game introduces you to!

Note: Another decent choice to start with as a newbie. Whether you like combat, survival, or hunting/gathering, you're not going to get far working with only your bare hands. 

Homemaker

Eating a necessity is dino-land, so it stands to reason that the food that you make also ends up being rather important too. Cook food that can regen your stamina, HP, and eventually provide your character with extra buffs as well.

Note: This class compliments almost everything that you might want to do in this MMO because food is such a necessity to keep you alive and fit. 

Student

Gather resources from the wilds to supplement any kind of crafting; in the beginning of the tutorial you learn to gather dates (and in my case, pretty much never stopped). This skill will help you figure out what ingredients are useful and how to gather them. As you progress, higher and higher-level resources can be gathered.

Note: While important, you will find that you can do a lot of this regardless of whether or not you pump your base stats into this skill. 

Attendant

Considering how quickly your neat little uniform falls into a torn and ragged mess, this will give you a boost in crafting better clothes that will help maintain your stats and keep you alive. The more your skill increases, the longer your defensive gear lasts.

Note: Extra nice to have if you're anything like me and enjoy being a pack rat because you are able to increase carry capacity. Also nice to have if you're like me and blunder into rivers without looking too closely and soak yourself. While handy, this skill is starting to get a little niche according to play style. 

Office Worker

This character gives a crafting boost in building - houses, villages, and all the stuff that you can make inside (e.g. Furniture/Workbench, Installation/Decoration) improving areas that have been eroded away and improving human civilization.

Note: If you're just starting out on your first character, this may not be of much use to you to learn the game right away. The boosts this character provides certainly benefits you more later on when you start working with other players to build tents, houses, village parts. 

Farmer

Once established, farmers can craft farm tools, make fertilizer, and plant crops.

Note: This class bonus is also most beneficial to you later on in your character journey when you've begun to develop a village and to support it agriculturally. To get to this point, you will likely push your skill points elsewhere first. 

There are other skills in the game, but these aren't ones that you gain automatic bonuses in right from the get-go. They are: 

  • Surviving: increases as you gather basic resources, build shelters, and craft tools
  • Slaughter: helps acquire meat, leather, and bone from a dead animal
  • Archery: skill in slings, bows, and crossbows

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That's all for now! Good luck creating your character! And stay tuned for more Durango: Wild Lands guides here at GameSkinny.

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