Lost Ark Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Lost Ark RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Lost Ark Engravings Explained https://www.gameskinny.com/hclhf/lost-ark-engravings-explained https://www.gameskinny.com/hclhf/lost-ark-engravings-explained Wed, 23 Feb 2022 09:17:20 -0500 Sergey_3847

Many RPG games utilize such accessories like rings, amulets, and other items to improve character stats. But Lost Ark has gone even further in this regard, introducing the Engravings system, which applies additional effects to accessories, as well as ability stones.

This guide will explain everything you need to know about Engravings in Lost Ark. You will find out how to obtain, activate, and improve your Engravings, as well as learn about all the best Engravings for each class.

Engravings Related Quests in Lost Ark

Before diving into the world of Engravings in Lost Ark, it is recommended to complete the two related quests, such as:

  • Try Out Engravings
  • The More Engravings the Better

Both quests will explain how to use Engravings, as well provide you rewards that contain them.

You can do the first quest by simply speaking to Legendary Adventurer in any big city, and the second one can be done, while speaking to Guide Labrisha in the Training Zone.

Types of Engravings

Engravings can be applied to your rings, earrings, amulets, and ability stones.

There are two types of Engravings in Lost Ark:

  • Combat Engravings
  • Class Engravings

Combat Engravings are universal and can be used by anyone, while Class Engravings can be used only by their respective classes.

As of now, there are 43 Combat Engravings and 30 Class Engravings, two per class, in Lost Ark in total. These can be subdivided into Normal Engravings with positive effects, and Negative Engravings with negative effects.

All Engravings also come in four different rarities, including:

  • Uncommon (green)
  • Rare (blue)
  • Epic (purple)
  • Legendary (orange)

Engraving Levels and Points

Each Engraving has three levels or tiers that can be unlocked using Power Nodes (PN). You can see which Engravings and how many PNs you have by selecting the "Engraving" tab in the character build menu.

Each of the three tiers makes the Engravings more and more powerful, adding to the given effect. You will notice that these tiers have their own subdivisions that have five power slots.

The Engravings can be upgraded by investing 5x PNs into each tier, which makes up the following progression:

  • Engraving Tier 1 = 5x PN
  • Engraving Tier 2 = 10x PN
  • Engraving Tier 3 = 15x PN

Note that Engraving becomes active only when at least the first tier has all five power slots unlocked.

PNs are directly embedded in the accessories you collect and equip, such as rings, amulets, ability stones, etc. Different accessories have different amounts of PNs, so try to look out for ones that have the highest number of PNs attached to them.

You can also earn Engraving Bonuses by collecting Engraving Pouches and Engraving Chests. These contain both the recipes for Engravings and Power Nodes that make them stronger.

All these can be earned as rewards for completing unique island quests in Lost Ark.

Improving Engravings With Ability Stones

Ability Stones add up to the power of your Engravings just as much as your accessories, but you can't equip them right away, as first you need to learn how to facet ability stones.

Once you obtain the ability stones from quests, you need to find the Ability Stone Cutter NPC, who can be found in the gear update area of any big city.

The stone cutter will be able to facet your ability stone for 150 Silver per one improvement, but do note that this process has only a certain percentage of a success rate, so you may get it or you may not, which is determined by the RNG.

One successful improvement equals one Power Node to your Engraving. You can give this a try as many times as you want, if you have enough Silver in your possession, until all power slots are filled.

When that's done, you can equip your ability stone into the dedicated slot at the character screen.

Best Engravings in Lost Ark

All players should mainly focus on their specific Class Engravings and activate those before applying Combat Engravings.

Here is the recommended list of Combat Engravings for each class in Lost Ark:

  • Berserker: Cursed Doll, Keen Blunt Weapon, Raid Captain
  • Destroyer: Super Charge, Grudge, Duel Price
  • Gunlancer: Barricade, Adrenaline, Cursed Doll
  • Paladin: Adrenaline, Cursed Doll, Spirit Absorption
  • Bard: Awakening, Expert, Emergency Rescue
  • Sorceress: Precise Dagger, Hit Master, Adrenaline
  • Wardancer: Master of Ambush, Keen Blunt Weapon, Adrenaline
  • Scrapper: Adrenaline, Master of Ambush, Grudge
  • Soulfist: Awakening, Adrenaline, Master of Ambush
  • Striker: Master of Ambush, Keen Blunt Weapon, Adrenaline
  • Deathblade: Adrenaline, Master of Ambush, Sight Focus
  • Shadowhunter: Adrenaline, Hit Master, Keen Blunt Weapon
  • Sharpshooter: Loyal Companion, Hit Master, Keen Blunt Weapon
  • Deadeye: Master of Ambush, Adrenaline, Spirit Absorption
  • Artillerist: Adrenaline, Keen Blunt Weapon, Hit Master
  • Gunslinger: Hit Master, Adrenaline, Keen Blunt Weapon

Related guides

That's all you need to know about Engravings in Lost Ark. For more Lost Ark guides, please check out our dedicated hub page.

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Lost Ark: Mokoko Seed Locations https://www.gameskinny.com/8x1aa/lost-ark-mokoko-seed-locations https://www.gameskinny.com/8x1aa/lost-ark-mokoko-seed-locations Wed, 23 Feb 2022 14:16:44 -0500 Gavin Burtt

In Lost Arkthere are more than a thousand Mokoko Seeds scattered throughout the world, so it's easy to find lots early on, but it can quickly become a pain. Running around finding collectibles is one of the most relaxing things you can do in video games, but seeking out so many as in the case with Mokoko Seeds is just the opposite.

Where to Find Mokoko Seeds in Lost Ark

Finding and collecting Mokoko Seeds will grant players tons of XP, earning you 180 Roster XP per one found. These collectibles will also grant you rewards, based on how many you have collected. To earn your rewards, you can talk to Totoma, an NPC in Mokoko Village on Tortoyk.

Mokoko Seeds appear as small, beige plants wrapped in vine, with two green leaves sprouting out of the top. Once found, they can be interacted with to be collected. As there are more than a thousand in game, we can't list out the exact location of every single one, however the papunika.com Lost Ark interactive map will help with just that.

To use this map, simply click on any one of the 100+ islands or cities to jump to an interactive map for that area.

In this map, on the right of the screen, you will see a list of all of the collectibles and points of interests for the area. The Mokoko Seeds icon will list a number beside it, indicating how many there are in the area, all of which are marked on the map.

If you'd like to hide the icons that aren't Mokoko Seeds, you can click them on the list to toggle them off. To return to the main map so you can choose a new location, simply right-click. You can also click the portals on the maps themselves to teleport to specific regions.

Unfortunately, you can't mark areas that you've cleared of Mokoko Seeds on the map directly, so you may want to keep a list of cleared areas for yourself, so as to avoid exploring the same islands or villages over and over again.

The seeds themselves won't always be in plain sight. You may have to peer behind or underneath objects or terrain to find them, but as long as you know the rough area of where one is, you should be able to track it down rather easily. If one is giving you trouble, take note of which one it is and you can always come back to it later if you need to.

With help from the papunika map, finding Mokoko Seeds in Lost Ark will become an absolute breeze. If you're interested in learning more about this title, consider checking out our other Lost Ark guides!

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Lost Ark: Sunflowers for my Love Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/dufwy/lost-ark-sunflowers-for-my-love-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/dufwy/lost-ark-sunflowers-for-my-love-guide Tue, 22 Feb 2022 05:56:45 -0500 Gavin Burtt

Even if you have completed the Lost Ark main story, there is still plenty to explore in the game, including side quests, collectibles to find, and hidden stories to complete. One of such hidden stories, "Sunflowers for my Love" requires players to solve two clues within a time limit. In this article, we're going to walk you through solving them both.

How to Complete Sunflowers for my Love in Lost Ark

As Lost Ark's hidden stories like this one are timed, you should give this guide a full read-through before starting the quest. If you happened to have already started it, you can attempt to quickly read through and finish it off, though you'll be racing the clock.

Alternatively, you can restart the quest by heading to the starting point of the quest and reinvestigating, giving yourself a fully reset timer. Below, we'll explain how to initiate the story. If you've already done so, you can skip ahead.

How to Start Sunflowers for my Love

To start this hidden story, make your way to Prideholme, found in the southwest region of the continent of Rethramis. Head to the southeast of this city to find a little house with some sunflowers in the front garden, next to a stone wall. Approach this door and you'll be prompted to investigate. Doing so will begin the quest and start your timer.

How to Solve the Two Clues

The first clue will appear on your screen when you initiate the quest, and will imply that you need to get to the Loghill Wildflower Garden. Walk north of the house and up the street to the northeast to warp to Loghill. 

Once in Loghill, quickly make your way to the following location on your map, northwest of the portal from Prideholme. Here, you will find a bunch of sunflowers that you can investigate in plain sight, to the left of a broken wooden cart.

You will then receive your second clue. This one tells you to go back to Prideholme, so traverse back to the portal and then back to the house you initiated the hidden story at. Investigate the sunflowers to the right of the front door to solve the second clue and complete the hidden story.

Be very careful not to investigate the door by accident, as that would restart the story. Once complete, you will earn two Charisma points.

That is all you need to know about completing this rather straightforward hidden story in Lost Ark. If you're interested in learning about other quests in this sensational title, you can do so by checking out our guides hub!

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Lost Ark: A Nose for News Quest Walkthrough https://www.gameskinny.com/zlql1/lost-ark-a-nose-for-news-quest-walkthrough https://www.gameskinny.com/zlql1/lost-ark-a-nose-for-news-quest-walkthrough Tue, 22 Feb 2022 09:34:52 -0500 Sergey_3847

Some quests in Lost Ark are designed better than others, but some quests make players guess too long and don't give clear instructions on what to do exactly. One such example is "A Nose for News" main quest, which offers some excellent rewards in terms of gear and money, but is really difficult to complete if you have no idea where to go.

Our guide will offer players a complete "A Nose for News" quest walkthrough in Lost Ark. Simply follow all the steps listed below, and you will finish this quest in no time and be able to follow through with the rest of the main campaign.

How to Complete A Nose for News in Lost Ark

Speak to Origins of Stern NPCs

In order to start "A Nose for News" quest players need to speak to both NPCs located in the Origins of Stern headquarters in the Arthetine region, who can be found on the spot indicated by the marker on the map above. These NPCs are:

  • Editor-in-Chief Phillan Kaiman
  • Reporter Mathias

From them, you will learn about the Technologist, who is up to no good, so you will be asked to investigate the suspicious case and make headlines in the news.

Once asked, if you want to join, your response should be "Of course!". Then, you will be directed to the region of Nebelhorn for further investigation.

Investigate Nebelhorn

Before investigating the anomalies in the Nebelhorn, you need to speak to Lab Directo Yulia, who can be found in the Nebelhorn Lab, located in the center of the Nebelhorn region.

She will explain to you that some of the measurements in the Nebelhorn Oasis are extremely abnormal, and she will ask you to take new measurements to be sure.

Then, you need to travel to the three markers indicated on the map above in the northern part of Nebelhorn, and investigate these areas. These investigations will reveal the abnormal levels of temperature and magick, as expected.

Speak to the Technologist

Here comes the trickiest part of the entire quest, the one which keeps so many players guessing what to do.

You need to reveal the suspicious presence and uncover the location of the Suspicious Tech Branch Employee. Here's what you need to do exactly:

  1. Go to the red marker indicated above
  2. Use Magick Flow Detector next to the bones scattered near a cactoo
  3. Scan until you receive the "Follow the suspicious presence" pop-up message on the screen
  4. Go to the yellow marker on the map outside of the quest zone
  5. Use Magick Flow Detector again near a waterfall

If you did everything right, then this should reveal the presence of the Suspicious Tech Branch Employee. At first, he will refuse to tell you anything, so you need to investigate him by using an "Interrogate" emotion.

At this point he should tell you everything about his misdeeds, and that's how you complete the hardest part of this quest.

Go Back to Nebelhorn Lab

With all the information you discovered, you need to go back to the Nebelhorn Lab and speak to Lab Director Yulia once again.

Then, approach the Communicator in the lab and use it to speak to Reporter Mathias.

Finally, you should speak to Sasha, so teleport back to the Origins of Stern. You can find her in the norther part of the Town Hall.

When she receives the news about the end of the mission, she will grant you the following rewards:

  • 2x Lavish Guardian Stone Fragment Chest
  • 4x Splendid Shard Chest
  • 6x Splendid Destruction Stone Fragment Chest
  • 290 Roster XP
  • 1,800 Silver

One Lavish Guardian Stone Fragment Chest contains 100x Guardian Stone Fragments.

A Splendid Shard Chest contains 1x Harmony Shard Pouch.

And finally, one Splendid Destruction Stone Fragment Chest contains 10x Destruction Stone Fragments.

Related guides

That's all you need to know on how to complete 'A Nose for New" quest in Lost Ark. For more Lost Ark guides, please check out our dedicated hub page.

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Lost Ark: How to Farm Harmony Shards https://www.gameskinny.com/pynjh/lost-ark-how-to-farm-harmony-shards https://www.gameskinny.com/pynjh/lost-ark-how-to-farm-harmony-shards Mon, 21 Feb 2022 09:23:27 -0500 Sergey_3847

The gear leveling system in Lost Ark relies entirely on the ability of players to earn and invest in Harmony Shards. There is a point in the game, where you will find yourself out of these precious materials, and you will need to find a way to earn more of them.

This guide will provide you with tips on how to farm Harmony Shards in Lost Ark. Note that all the methods listed below become available only during the endgame stage of Lost Ark.

How to Farm Harmony Shards in Lost Ark

Clear North Vern Resonance Dungeon

Lost Ark players have access to a number of chaos dungeons in the game that provide players with some seriously good rewards. But there is only one dungeon that actually grants you Harmony Shards on each of the four tiers, and that is North Vern Resonance dungeon.

Follow these steps, if you want to unlock North Vern Resonance dungeon in Lost Ark:

  1. Complete the "Ealyn's Request" main quest
  2. Reach at least Level 50 for your character
  3. Enter the first tier at North Vern, using:
    • Party Finder menu
    • Town Shrines
  4. Each dungeon tier requires your gear to have the following ranks:
    • Tier 1: 250
    • Tier 2: 340
    • Tier 3: 380
    • Tier 4: 420

You can also clear all other dungeons on both Normal and Hard modes, but these will grant you Harmony Shards only at the very end of each run.

Also, when you're done with both runs of the dungeons, you can keep doing so in order to get Purification Fragments, which can be exchanged for Harmony Shards.

Clear Island Quests

Islands become available as soon as you hit gear Level 250, which shouldn't be hard, if you have already unlocked your first dungeon.

While traveling around islands and completing the quests, you will be rewarded with enough Harmony Shards to bring your total gear rank to Level 300.

However, it is important to keep in mind the following two rules while engaging in island quests:

  • Never accept quests that require you to leave islands
  • Clear islands in this specific order for best results:
    1. Serenity Isle
    2. Toto Silver Island
    3. Freedom Isle
    4. Blackfang's Den
    5. Lullaby Island
    6. Astella
    7. Starlight Isle
    8. Panda Island
    9. Peyto Island
    10. Dreamgull Island
    11. Golden Wave Island
    12. White Wave Island
    13. Kalthertz
    14. Shadow Island

Join a Guild

It doesn't matter which guild you decide to join, but do so. If you have eight friends playing together, then you can create your own guild already. If you want to create a guild and you still don't have enough members, then you can recruit them at this subreddit.

Either way, once you're in a guild, you need to follow these steps in order to acquire Harmony Shards in Lost Ark:

  1. Donate 6,000 Silver to your guild every day
  2. Complete weekly guild quests
  3. Level up Silmael Bloodstone shop to Tier 2
  4. Exchange Bloodstones to Harmony Shards once a week at the Silmael shop, which can be found in every big city

Trade With a Merchant Ship

There is a special merchant ship, which can sell some Harmony Shards in exchange for Pirate Coins.

This vessel is called "Tea and Libra Guild Vessel", and you can find it in one of the following harbors:

  • Turtle Island
  • Forpe Island
  • Estella Island
  • Ocean Paradise Payto

If you're wondering where you can get Pirate Coins, then here is a list of islands where you can earn them by completing quests:

  • Lullaby Island
  • Giant Mushroom Island
  • Runaways Island
  • Golden Wave Island
  • Sublime Island
  • Peyto and Glacier Isle
  • Freedom Isle
  • Blackfang's Den
  • Kalthertz
  • Atropos
  • Cradle of the Sea Fermata

Complete Shadespire Tower

One of the most lucrative ways of earning Harmony Shards, but also one of the most time-consuming ones, is to progress through the 50 floors of the Shadespire Tower, which becomes available in the endgame.

However, in order to farm Harmony Shards in the Shadespire Tower, players need to create an alternate character. It is important to follow through with the first run of the tower on your alternate character, and do the second run on your main character.

This is necessary, because the tower rewards you with character-related items that increase your skills and stats the first time around. When you decide to run it the second time, it will give you other things, including lots of Harmony Shards. That's why it's important to run it again on your main character to collect all those shards.

If you clear all 50 floors of the Shadespire Tower on your second run with your main character, you will be able to earn up to 20,000 Harmony Shards.

Related guides

That's all you need to know on how to farm Harmony Shards in Lost Ark. For more Lost Ark guides, please check out our dedicated hub page.

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Lost Ark Powerpass Explained: How to Get & Use It https://www.gameskinny.com/ox5v5/lost-ark-powerpass-explained-how-to-get-use-it https://www.gameskinny.com/ox5v5/lost-ark-powerpass-explained-how-to-get-use-it Mon, 21 Feb 2022 06:14:42 -0500 Gavin Burtt

One of the best items of the Lost Ark beta, the Powerpass, is back and better than ever with the full release of the game. This is an item that allowed players to freely level up a character to Level 50 from scratch, without the need of grinding out quests and the main story. In this guide, we'll explain how to get it, how to use it, and why it's even better now.

The Lost Ark Powerpass Explained

What is the Powerpass?

In Lost Ark, players are not restricted to having just a single character, and can instead have up to 18 that they can freely switch between. You only begin with six, though you can purchase the last dozen if you're interested in doing so.

With the Powerpass, you can freely and immediately force two of your additional characters to Level 50. In the beta, you could only do so with one.

How to Get the Powerpass

In order to get it, you will first need to legitimately level a character to Level 50, and you will need to complete the main quest to unlock the item.

Upon completing the final mission, Ealyn's Gift, your first Powerpass will be given to you. It will appear in your mailbox, which can be accessed through the envelope icon in the top left corner of your screen.

How to Use the Powerpass

Once you've got the Powerpass obtained, back out to the character selection menu and pick which character you'd like to use it on. Select said character, then press the "Powerpass" button at the bottom of the screen, to the right of "Launch". Doing so will immediately boost that character up to Level 50, no strings attached.

As stated above, the full version of the game allows you to Powerpass a pair of characters, not just one. To boost a second character, you'll need a second Powerpass, which thankfully, you unlock automatically upon using your first. Check your mail again, and you'll see a new one waiting for you.

All of the content that comes with being Level 50 will come with using the Powerpass. You will have immediate access to the Adventurers Path, which when begun, you will receive a condensed version of the main story told by Beatrice, where you will be taught how your new character's class works.

Now that you have three characters of unique classes at Level 50, this blows Lost Ark wide open in terms of how you can vary your playstyle. This is all without needing to mindlessly grind out the same campaign over and over, something we've all had to go through in ARPGs or MMORPGs alike.

If you're interested in learning more about Lost Ark, consider checking out our other Lost Ark guides.

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Lost Ark: How to Complete Tragedy Written in Stone https://www.gameskinny.com/ifjuk/lost-ark-how-to-complete-tragedy-written-in-stone https://www.gameskinny.com/ifjuk/lost-ark-how-to-complete-tragedy-written-in-stone Mon, 21 Feb 2022 06:11:24 -0500 Sergey_3847

Lost Ark players may come along a number of strange artifacts in the game that can serve as special quest items. Too bad these items don't tell much about the secrets they are connected to, so it can be really tough to decipher their meaning. One such artifact is the Moss Journal that leads to the "Tragedy Written in Stone" quest.

Our guide will explain how to complete Tragedy Written in Stone quest in Lost Ark. You need to be prepared to fight a number of enemies, as well as one big boss at the end. Follow all the steps listed below and soon you will be able to gain all the rewards from this secret quest.

How to Complete Tragedy Written in Stone in Lost Ark

Get the Moss-Covered Log

In order to start the "Tragedy Written in Stone" quest, players need to obtain the Moss-Covered Log, a mossy old journal, which drops from the ghosts of the Rethramis Border graveyard. Note that this is a very rare drop, so you'll need to try over and over again until it finally drops.

Once the journal is obtained, you can start the quest. You will learn that this quest is connected to ghost haunting, which takes place in this area of the map.

You can open the journal and read it by pressing F5 or by clicking on the log icon next to the active quests list. You actually need to read the log, as this is one of the main prerequisites for completing the quest.

From the journal you will learn about the sad story of one named Eulone, who needs to be saved at the end of this quest.

Speak to the Gravekeeper

Now you need to collect more information about the event, so go to the opposite side of the graveyard, indicated by the marker on the map, and speak to the Gravekeeper Kendal.

He will tell you that there is a Eulone's Coffin hidden somewhere on the graveyard with her ghost constantly creating unrest. At this point, you need to find the coffin.

Find Eulone's Coffin

Travel to the northernmost part of the graveyard and seek out the last coffin on the platform with the statue, indicated by the map marker above.

Interact with the coffin to unlock the Eulone's Epitaph, which will describe the events in more details, suggesting that Eulone's soul needs to be released.

Right after that, a fight with five Graveyard Keepers will commence. This is not a hard fight, and if you managed to beat the ghosts earlier in this quest, then you'll be able to defeat these enemies as well.

Defeat Vengeful Spirit

The final battle will commence on a smaller graveyard in the northwestern part of the map. This time the Vengeful Spirit boss will be much stronger.

It is a Level 15 boss with 3,487 HP, which needs to be depleted 3x times. This boss is immune to status effects, so keep the fight simple with ranged or melee physical attacks, and with enough pressure, it will be destroyed. Here are a few tips for this boss:

  • The best class to beat the spirit is Gunlancer. This tanky character can take on the Vengeful Spirit without any help.
  • The best engravings would be Combat Readiness and Master Brawler.
  • You can quickly deplete the HP meter with the following skills: Bash, Guardian's Thunderbolt, and Counter Gunlance.

Once the spirit is defeated, you need to go back to Gravekeeper Kendal and tell him about the spirit. He will be glad to hear it and give you the following rewards:

  • 1x Secret Map
  • 17,000 XP
  • 1,560 Roster XP
  • 2,600 Silver

Related guides

That's all you need to know on how to complete Tragedy Written in Stone quest in Lost Ark. For more Lost Ark guides, please check out our dedicated hub page.

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Lost Ark: How to Get Pirate Coins https://www.gameskinny.com/0dh9e/lost-ark-how-to-get-pirate-coins https://www.gameskinny.com/0dh9e/lost-ark-how-to-get-pirate-coins Fri, 18 Feb 2022 06:04:03 -0500 Gavin Burtt

Pirate Coins are one of many types of currencies you can earn in Lost Arkand it's also one of the most important. It's the only currency accepted when trying to upgrade your ship, and there are numerous exclusive items that can only be purchased in exchange for these coins.

In this guide, we're going to break down how to easily earn Pirate Coins in Lost Ark.

How to Get Pirate Coins in Lost Ark

Island Quests

The primary way of earning Pirate Coins in Lost Ark is through the completion of island quests. Some islands are better than others for earning coins, with Freedom Isle and the Blackfang's Den being the two favorites. They don't necessarily have the most coins to earn, but you can get a lot in little time through completing the quests it has to offer. 

All of the island totals are listed here:

  • Atropos — 10,000 Pirate Coins
  • Blackfang's Den — 10,000 Pirate Coins
  • Cradle of the Sea Fermata — 9,000 Pirate Coins
  • Freedom Isle — 15,000 Pirate Coins
  • Giant Mushroom Island — 2,000 Pirate Coins
  • Golden Wave Island — 7,000 Pirate Coins
  • Lullaby Island — 16,500 Pirate Coins
  • Kalthertz — 8,600 Pirate Coins
  • Peyto and Glacier Island — 5,000 Pirate Coins
  • Runaways Island — 5,000 Pirate Coins
  • Sublime Isle — 6,000 Pirate Coins

A lot of these island quests will require some intense traveling, but they are still, bar-none, the fastest means of earning Pirate Coins.

As we said before, start with Freedom Isle and Blackfang's Den, as they are the quickest, then if you need some more coins, you can clean up some other quests from the other islands.

If you've exhausted all of your island quest options, don't worry, you're not out of options. There are several other means of earning Pirate Coins in Lost Ark. Marine Events, Una's Tasks, and trading are all additional ways to make some bank.

Marine Events

Marine Events are the best of these options, and can be found in the Voyage tab of the settings menu. Open up this list to find all the upcoming events.

You can use the megaphone icon next to the Marine Events to turn on their notifications, so you'll be alerted when they start in the notifications menu (the alarm clock icon). Each event will take place at a set location, so be there on time. You'll need to complete four minigames in each event, and upon completion, you'll earn yourself some Pirate Coins.

Una's Tasks

Una's Tasks are daily and weekly tasks that become available upon reaching Level 50. To find them, click the Adventure button in the bottom-right corner of the screen, then choose Una's Tasks.

Simply pick whichever task you want to take on, then complete the objectives before reopening the task menu to complete it for your rewards. These are a good option if you've completed all of the island quests, and there's a while to wait before the next Marine Event.

Trading

Finally, trading is another great option if you've accumulated lots of the wrong types of coins. Approach the Tea and Libra Guild Vessel at any port of your choosing, and you can make coin exchanges here. The exchange rates are as follows:

  • 1 Gienah's Coin — 10 Pirate Coins
  • 1 Sceptrum's Coin — 12 Pirate Coins
  • 1 Arcturus's Coin — 15 Pirate Coins
  • 1 Ancient Coin — 17 Pirate Coins
  • 1 Sun Coin — 20 Pirate Coins

Additionally, you can trade in a High Seas Coin Chest for a whopping 100 Sun Coins, enough for 2,000 Pirate Coins if traded (as much as some islands).

With all of these method combined, you should be able to pad your wallet with Pirate Coins in no time.

Items like the Song of Resonance, which can only be purchased with Pirate Coins, and the high demand for this currency by seafaring merchants makes this one of the most important currencies in all of the free-to-play Lost Ark. If you're interested in learning more about this game, consider checking out our other guides in the guides hub!

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Lost Ark: How to Get Disorder Crystals https://www.gameskinny.com/2qzrg/lost-ark-how-to-get-disorder-crystals https://www.gameskinny.com/2qzrg/lost-ark-how-to-get-disorder-crystals Thu, 17 Feb 2022 18:54:15 -0500 Ashley Shankle

You won't have to worry about Disorder Crystals in Lost Ark until you reach endgame, but at that point they become an integral factor in getting your build actualized.

There is only one way to get your hands on Disorder Crystals during your time with Lost Ark. We'll go over how to get them in this guide, as well as where to spend them so your efforts are not in vain.

How to Get Disorder Crystals in Lost Ark

Disorder Crystals can only be obtained by completing Chaos Dungeons, which are available at endgame.

How to Unlock Chaos Dungeons

You can unlock Chaos Dungeons by meeting the following requirements:

  • Be level 50.
  • Finish all of the main story quests.
  • Accept the quest Ealyn's Request in North Vern.

This will unlock Chaos Dungeons for daily use. You can run two Chaos Dungeons per day, which does ultimately limit your Disorder Crystal intake. Luckily these dungeons are not too tricky, and often can just be spammed to completion (at least in the earlier tiers).

You can access Chaos Dungeons in most hubs, just look for this icon to get started.

How to Spend Disorder Crystals

So you've cleared a couple of the first tiers of Chaos Dungeon and want to see what you can do with those Disorder Crystals you've got in hand.

Luckily you don't have to travel far to spend them, as the vendor NPC to trade them and the higher tier Contempt Crystals sits right outside each Chaos Dungeon entrance.

That's really all you need to know about getting Disorder Crystals in Lost Ark, as it's something that just ends up coming naturally with the flow of endgame. If you found this guide helpful, check out some of our other Lost Ark guides here on GameSkinny.

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Lost Ark: How to Get Jewel Coral & a Moss Turtle Mount https://www.gameskinny.com/zjztp/lost-ark-how-to-get-jewel-coral-a-moss-turtle-mount https://www.gameskinny.com/zjztp/lost-ark-how-to-get-jewel-coral-a-moss-turtle-mount Thu, 17 Feb 2022 18:55:29 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Lost Ark players can get their hands on a spiffy mount if they can get their hands on some Jewel Coral. The Luxury Goods Merchant taunts them with an Azure Moss Turtle and Yellow Moss Turtle mounts, but how do they get the Jewel Coral they require?

Arkesia is a big place, so figuring out where to get Jewel Coral to get your hands on one of those turtle mounts is no obvious task. Actually doing it takes some patience as well, as it is not possible to get Jewel Coral before level 50.

How to Get Jewel Coral in Lost Ark

You've got to do two things before you can start on your journey for Jewel Coral in Lost Ark:

  1. Get a ship — Continue your story quests until you reach the quest Set Sail, which comes after Have to Half It, to get your first ship.
  2. Be level 50.

Having completed this objectives, you can actually set sail -- out to Turtle Island. Its location is marked on the map below, courtesy of the Lost Ark overworld map on Papunika.

Look for a turtle named Tatan and start the quest The Turtle and the Boy, which is a prolonged effort. That effort is worth it, though, as the eventual reward is the Jewel Coral you've been looking for.

It takes long enough to complete The Turtle and the Boy and the quests that follow, that it may be best to just do it as you continue through story quests. This depends, of course, on how patient you are over getting your very own Azure Moss or Yellow Moss Turtle.

Once it's all done, head to a Luxury Goods Merchant and trade your Jewel Coral in for one of the two turtles. Both are adorable and have a movement speed of 420 as well as the ability to dash.

Hopefully, you can give one of these turtle mounts a fine home. If you found this guide helpful, take a gander at some of our other Lost Ark guides here on GameSkinny.

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Lost Ark: Where to Find the Rambutan Orchard Secret https://www.gameskinny.com/hs10c/lost-ark-where-to-find-the-rambutan-orchard-secret https://www.gameskinny.com/hs10c/lost-ark-where-to-find-the-rambutan-orchard-secret Thu, 17 Feb 2022 12:39:19 -0500 Sergey_3847

There are lots of hidden treasure spots in Lost Ark, which players can miss completely, since the quest logs connected to these locations don't really tell you much. One of such place is the Rambutan Orchard, which contains some excellent loot and doesn't cost a single coin.

Out guide will help you find the Rambutan Orchards secret location in Lost Ark. as well as explain how to get there and what rewards you can count on. You will have to find the key first, and then the location itself. After that you can claim all the rewards.

Rambutan Orchard Secret Location in Lost Ark

Rambutan Orchard can be found in the Flowering Orchard region of the East Luterra continent. Once you get there, you will need to fight a miniboss in order to obtain the key. So follow these steps to get there:

  1. Find Twisted Rambutan Tree boss to the east of the Sien Inn.
  2. Fight him until he drops the Seamus's Orchard Storage Key.
  3. Pick it up and accept the Rambutan Orchard quest.

After that, travel to the location indicated by the blue circle on the map above, which is located to the east of Sien Inn and north of Sunbright Hill. That's where the secret warehouse is located.

Enter a wooden structure using the storage key and interact with the workbench inside. This will complete the Rambutan Orchard quest.

Then, you need to break the barrels to your right, and collect the following rewards:

  • 1x Eagle Ring
  • 100x Adept Healing Potion
  • 350x Providence Stone
  • 18,500 XP
  • 2,950 Silver
  • 720 Roster XP

Related guides

That's everything you need to know on where to find the Rambutan Orchard Secret in Lost Ark. For more Lost Ark tips and tricks articles, please check out our dedicated hub page.

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Lost Ark: How to Find & Defeat Rovlen https://www.gameskinny.com/nxa00/lost-ark-how-to-find-defeat-rovlen https://www.gameskinny.com/nxa00/lost-ark-how-to-find-defeat-rovlen Thu, 17 Feb 2022 13:22:40 -0500 Sergey_3847

Rovlen is one of the world bosses in Lost Ark. He has a rare chance of dropping Rovlen's Tentacle, a special item, which can be mutated and consumed. This allows players to add progress to the Adventure Tome.

Our guide will provide you with tips on how find and defeat Rovlen in Lost Ark. Note that this is a Level 25 boss, which can be really hard to take out on your own. But of course it's up to you.

How to Find and Defeat Rovlen in Lost Ark

Rovlen can be located in the Bilbrin Forest area of the West Luterra continent. This tentacled boss resides in the grove, indicated by the blue circle on the map above, east of Grayhammer Mine.

Rovlen has over 1.5 million HP, which needs to be depleted 15x times the first time you fight him. A lot of damage is needed to kill this boss, so here are a few tips on how to actually beat him:

  • Rovlen's attacks both physical and ranged are poisonous, so bring some poison healing or poison resistant items to the fight.
  • Once you deplete his HP meter the first time, he will create a shield surrounding and healing him. You need to cut all the tentacles outside of the shield to be able to destroy the shield and stop him from healing.
  • The best type of strategy against Rovlen is Dash attacks, which allow you to make quick powerful blows, and then retreat once you need to heal up. Repeat this until Rovlen is finally dead.

Rovlen Rewards

After finally slaying Rovlen, he will drop the world boss chest and some other items. The Rovlen chest contains:

  • 3x Epic Gear
  • 1x Epic Accessory
  • Secret Map
  • Eternity Essence
  • Rovlen Card

Besides the chest you will also get the following gear:

  • Magick Keeper Gloves
  • Tangled Aeon Necklace
  • Rovlen's Tentacle

Rovlen's Tentacle is a special boss item, which you can consume, but don't do it right away. Let it mutate into Wriggling Tentacle Sashimi within the 30 minute period first, then right-click on it to consume it. 

Once consumed it adds progress to the Adventure Tome. But if you consume Rovlen's Tentacle without waiting for it, then nothing will happen, and there is a big chance that Rovlen will not drop it the next time you decide to fight him.

Also, note that you will get all these rewards only during your first Rovlen kill, so don't expect the same results each time.

Related guides

That's everything you need to know on how to find and defeat Rovlen in Lost Ark. For more Lost Ark tips and tricks articles, please check out our dedicated hub page.

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Lost Ark: Where to Find The Dalian Orchard Secret https://www.gameskinny.com/jr8js/lost-ark-where-to-find-the-dalian-orchard-secret https://www.gameskinny.com/jr8js/lost-ark-where-to-find-the-dalian-orchard-secret Wed, 16 Feb 2022 11:10:56 -0500 Sergey_3847

Lost Ark is full of surprises and secrets that keep a lot of players guessing. One of the biggest secrets in the game is the Dalian Orchard location, which can be unlocked using Connie's Orchard Storage Key that drops from the Orchard Keeper. The quest log doesn't tell you much except that the orchard can be found somewhere in the north.

Our guide will provide you not only with the tips on where to find the Dalian Orchard secret in Lost Ark, but also how to get there and what kind of rewards you get in the end. Just follow our guide below for all the tips and tricks.

Dalian Orchard Secret Location  in Lost Ark

In order to get the storage key and the quest itself players must travel to the East Luterra continent, and enter the Flowering Orchard area in the southeastern part of the continent.

If you wish to start the quest now, you need to do the following

  1. Locate Orchard Keeper to the west of the Sien Inn
  2. Slay him with the rest of the enemies gathered there
  3. He will drop the Connie's Orchard Storage Key, so pick it up
  4. Accept the Dalian Orchard quest and read the log

Once this is done, go further to the west and enter the wooden building at the location indicated by the blue circle on the map above, which can be seen west of Sien Inn and south of Traveling Circus Camp.

Once you're inside, speak to the orchard dweller and he will reward you with the following items:

  • 1x Battle Item Selection Chest
  • 18,500 XP
  • 2,950 Silver
  • 720 Roster XP

That's all you need to know on where to find the Dalian Orchard secret in Lost Ark. Also, visit the following link, if you want to know how to change mouse controls in Lost Ark. For more Lost Ark tips and tricks articles, please check out our dedicated hub page.

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Lost Ark: How to Change Mouse Controls https://www.gameskinny.com/orogk/lost-ark-how-to-change-mouse-controls https://www.gameskinny.com/orogk/lost-ark-how-to-change-mouse-controls Wed, 09 Feb 2022 13:51:43 -0500 Ashley Shankle

The mouse controls in Lost Ark can give players some pause when starting a new character. Your ARPG experience will play a big part in which mouse control scheme you choose when starting out, but you don't have to stick with it if you want to change your mouse controls.

Changing which mouse button is used for what is easy enough in Lost Ark, so let's go into how to change them up if you don't like your initial control choice.

How to Change Mouse Controls in Lost Ark

Some ARPGs want you to right-click to move and left-click to attack, and some want you to left-click to attack and right-click to move. Lost Ark lets you choose which one you're using at a given time, you've just got to go into your options and make an adjustment.

Here's how to change mouse controls in Lost Ark:

  1. Press the Escape key
  2. Click on Settings on the bottom row
  3. Click on Hotkeys
  4. Click on Basic Controls
  5. Check or uncheck "Attack with Right-click"

Whether you have to check or uncheck depends, of course, on what you initially selected when you made your character. Save your settings from here and give them a shot — hopefully, they make that bit of difference.

That's it for how to change Lost Ark's mouse controls, but there's a lot more to learn about in this ARPG-MMORPG hybrid. We've got more Lost Ark guides coming here on GameSkinny, so stay tuned. 

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11 Most Anticipated New MMO Releases of 2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/140vn/11-most-anticipated-new-mmo-releases-of-2019 https://www.gameskinny.com/140vn/11-most-anticipated-new-mmo-releases-of-2019 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:03:56 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Lost Ark

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Lost Ark is another victim of insane hype and long delays. The game footage of this Action MMORPG looked so good that you couldn't wait to play it, but that was the problem. You couldn't! Well, until now, as Smilegate finally launches an open beta test at the end of 2018 with a possible release of Lost Ark in 2019.

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The Korean game combines all the best aspects of the MMORPG genre and provides a smooth experience of interwoven cutscenes and action sequences. The graphics looks amazing even if it utilizes Unreal Ungine 3, which means only good things for players who don't have high-end PCs.

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So let's keep our fingers crossed for Smilegate to finally give us Lost Ark next year in all its glory.

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Let us know in the comments section below which of these 11 MMOs coming out in 2019 do you personally anticipate the most and why. Also, don't forget to check back soon for even more most anticipated games lists here at GameSkinny!

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Lineage 3 or Lineage Eternal has been in development for many years. Last year the developer changed the title of the game to Project TL, and plans to start beta testing at the end of 2018.

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This will be the first time, when players all over the world will be able to finally play the game, which was hyped like no other MMO before. For those who are not in the know, Project TL is an isometric Action MMORPG with orcs, elves, and wizards.

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The developer promises a deep combat system with realistic physics, and an interactive world, in which every object will have an impact on your gameplay. In addition, it will have a dynamic weather system, landscape changes and destructible environments.

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Age Of Wushu 2

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Here is one more martial arts MMORPG from China, this time it's a sequel to an already established Age of Wushu franchise. The new game will utilize Unreal Engine 4 and will even have the VR mode for exploration. Unfortunately, players will have to take their VR headsets off during combat.

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The Chinese developer also introduced a new PvP system, where the typical elements such as health and power gauges will be completely absent. Players will have to figure out the state of their opponents by their behavior during the combat.

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This definitely sounds interesting and may introduce a whole new sub-genre of MMO fighting games.

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Justice

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If you've been following the development of another martial arts MMO, titled Revelation, then you probably heard about Justice already. It's a new MMORPG from the same developer, which is focused on two factions that fight each other time from time.

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PvE system focuses on boss battles and world exploration, while PvP offers no safe zones, meaning that battles may occur anywhere in the game. However, the developer has confirmed that there will be special PvP arenas present in the game as well.

There will be seven classes in total, where each class will have its own special combos and storyline.

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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen

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  • Release date: TBA 2019
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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is a spiritual successor to such MMORPGs like EverQuest and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. It is set in an open fantasy world of Terminus inhabited by all sorts of heroes, deities and enemies.

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The story of Pantheon will unfold itself to a player gradually as he or she progresses through the world. The developer says that the game will be more of a sandbox-style RPG rather than your typical fetch-quest RPG. But there will be quests nonetheless, although it will not be that easy to get them in the first place.

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It looks like the game will have a rather high level of difficulty, deep lore, and interesting gameplay mechanics.

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Kingdom Under Fire II

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  • Platforms: PC, PS4
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  • Release date: TBA 2019
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KUF2 is probably one of the most delayed MMO projects in the history of gaming. It was first announced in 2008 and since then the developer kept pushing the release date each year. Since April 2018 KUF2 has been in the open beta stage, which may hint on the actual release date sometime in 2019.

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The game is mainly focused on massive battles that will take place on different locations and servers. Each such location will be able to host only a few players at once, but each player will have access to a huge army, which he or she will have to control throughout the entire battle.

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Camelot Unchained

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Camelot Unchained is a sequel to the highly-praised MMORPG from 2002 Dark Age of Camelot. This time the conflict will take place between the Irish Celts led by King Arthur on one side, the Vikings on the other, and the tribe of Nuada on the third front.

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Dual Universe

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Dual Universe offers gamers the opportunity to travel through the universe and visit any planets they want with no restrictions whatsoever. From the story point of view, humanity was forced to explore other planets after the apocalyptic event that destroyed the entire Solar System.

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Players will be able to build cities and entire spaceports, trade resources and design their own space arks. If you enjoy games like EVE Online and Star Citizen, then Dual Universe should definitely be in your list of the best upcoming MMOs 2019.

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New World

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New World is set in the late 17th century North America, a period during the colonization of the continent. The players will have a complete freedom of choice. They will decide how they want to build their cities and which enemies they want to destroy.

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But this is not a realistic historical MMO as it will involve fantastic creatures that roam the valleys and forests of New World. Some of them will be so powerful that players will have to cooperate in order to protect themselves and their settlements.

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The game will also feature dynamic season and weather systems, and of course, day and night cycles. The developer promises that New World will be able to host up to 500 players at once.

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Mavericks: Proving Grounds

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Here is a brand new project by Automaton Studios, which developed a cooperative horro game Deceit. Mavericks is targeted specifically at gamers who love playing Battle Royale games, such as Playerunknown's Battlegrounds.

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But this time the British developer offers something slightly different. Mavericks will have a permanent world for 1000 players, which will serve as a PvP ground for 400 people. Reportedly, the in-game world will have 12 square kilometers, which is more than enough for any Battle Royale game.

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Additionally, Mavericks: Proving Grounds will have plenty of destructible objects, wild animals, dynamic weather, footprints, etc. It will include a rather complex character development system and an entire social hub of its own.

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Tom Clancy's The Division 2

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This is the second part of the extremely popular third-person shooter set in the post-apocalyptic Washington DC. Just like the first game, The Division 2 was developed using the Snowdrop engine.

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During this year's E3 conference Ubisoft, the game's publisher, officially announced that this sequel's storyline will follow the events of the first game, which take place seven months later.

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As for the mechanics, Tom Clancy's The Division 2 will focus on cooperative gameplay, including Raids, which can be accomplished with up to 8 players. The developer also stated that it will pay a lot more attention to the endgame content this time around.

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Once MMO games were truly special, and the reason was that there were only a few of them around. These days there are so many MMO games out there that it's really hard to find something truly innovative and groundbreaking. That is also the reason why gamers prefer to return to their old favorites, such as World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy Online, rather than subscribe to any other new MMOs.

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However, it looks like MMOs coming out in 2019 may change this trend, as there is a number of truly exciting new MMO titles scheduled for the next year. Most of them are MMORPGs, but others explore a more exciting world of Battle Royale shooters, which isn't surprising at all, as everybody wants that sweet piece of PUBG's pie.

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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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  • 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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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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Best Free-to-Play PC Games Released in 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/515so/best-free-to-play-pc-games-released-in-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/515so/best-free-to-play-pc-games-released-in-2017 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:12:07 -0500 Brandon Janeway

This year gave us some amazing games, including a handful of free-to-play games for PC. We came up with 7 games that we think are the best free-to-play PC games released in 2017. 

Hand of the Gods

Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics is for anyone who is a fan of Hearthstone or who wants to play a strategic card game. Mixing the style of SMITE with that of turned-based card games, the game itself is free and only has players pay for additional content if they want to. Additional content comes in the form of card packs and exclusive items, but otherwise, the game can be played without spending a penny. Hand of the Gods is available here.

Fortnite

Fortnite is a co-op multiplayer survival game with PvE and PvP modes. The PvE campaign requires payment, but Fortnite is at its best in its PvP survival mode. This is a 100-person battle royale on a single map, with unique combat mechanics and environmental features. The PvP alone makes it a great game. You can play Fortnite here.

Dauntless

Dauntless is a co-op, action role-playing game where players team up to battle fearsome monsters and reap rewards. You can craft powerful weapons from your hunts and use them to take down your next kill. There are numerous weapon types to chose from, and the grim setting does a lot for the game's atmosphere. Dauntless is currently in open access, and you can access it here.

Total War: ARENA

If you are looking for a strategy game that utilizes team mechanics, Total War: ARENA should be on your radar. It thrusts two teams onto an ancient battlefield to take part in large-scale warfare. Your team will need to make use of all its resources in order to take down the enemy army. Total War: ARENA is available in early access here.

Lost Ark

Lost Ark is a new action-oriented MMO with a beautiful fantasy setting. The game utilizes a non-targeting combat system and a quarter-view angle to intensify the action and provide a more dynamic feel. If you are a fan of Diablo, or if you're looking for a new MMO, this game may be for you. You can play Lost Ark here

Black Squad

If you want a free-to-play first-person shooter, then check out Black Squad. The game has a standard premise of CIA vs terrorist cell, but it's a nice break from typical first-person shooters. Black Squad is very free-to-play friendly and very easy to jump into, even if you have never played an FPS before.

GWENT: The Witcher Card Game

If you are a fan of The Witcher franchise, then GWENT may be calling your name. A strategy-based card game set in the fantasy world of The Witcher, GWENT has a promising eSports field and deep mechanics that allow for a lot of player freedom. The game is currently in open beta, and you can access it here.

These were our top picks for the best free-to-play PC games released in 2017. Let us know in the comments what free-to-play game you are playing this year.

 

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The 11 Most Anticipated MMORPG Releases of 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/ogdn2/the-11-most-anticipated-mmorpg-releases-of-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/ogdn2/the-11-most-anticipated-mmorpg-releases-of-2017 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:43:09 -0500 Sergey_3847

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Bless

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Developer: Neowiz, Aeria Games
Current Status: In development
Business Model: Free-to-play
Official website
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You got it right -- Bless is still not available in the NA/EU regions. Many rumors have been circulating the web in the first quarter of 2016 about the beginning of the closed beta test, but it didn’t happen after all. Finally, last week the developers addressed its fans, and here is what they said about the upcoming release (read the full text here):

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“As explained in our status update the US/EU release of BLESS has been pushed due to some rework being done by our friends at Neowiz to enhance player’s experience.”

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This means that we need to wait for at least another six months to be able to play one of the most anticipated MMORPGs of the year. If you still aren’t familiar with the game, then take a look at the trailer below.

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What other anticipated MMORPG releases would you like to see included in this list? Share them in the comments section.

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Tiger Knight

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Developer: NetDragon
Current Status: Early access
Business Model: Free-to-play
Official website
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Tiger Knight is a historical action MMORPG in the vein of Mount & Blade. The coolest thing about Tiger Knight is that it is not fantasy-based, but accurately depicts the ruling period of the Han dynasty of the Chinese Empire (221–206 BC).

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The game utilizes a new and adapted Unreal Engine 3 and looks absolutely fantastic. Each player will be given a squad of soldiers rather than just one playable character to be used in the battles of epic proportions. So, can you imagine a PvP of 200 vs. 200? Well, that’s what you will get in Tiger Knight.

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Crowfall

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Developer: ArtCraft Entertainment
Current Status: Closed alpha test
Business Model: Buy-to-play
Official website
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This mysterious Kickstarter project is still deep in the development and testing stage, but there are rumors that late 2017 is the time when we will see Crowfall in its full glory.

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The world of Crowfall is divided into many segments, where each of them has its own separate campaign. Every next campaign becomes progressively harder, and the developers promise that they will take up to several months to finish.

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This is a cloud-based MMORPG that hosts different rules for different worlds, where guilds and factions can create their own challenges for others to try out. The Voxel Farm graphics engine will be well utilized for these purposes, as it allows for procedurally-generated areas and structures. The destructibility system is also promised to be spectacular.

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Twilight Spirits

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Developer: Netease
Current Status: In development
Business Model: Free-to-play
Official website
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Here is something different for you – an action MMORPG from the developers of Revelation Online. Twilight Spirits is a hack-and-slash game with tons of character customization, hence the RPG label. The game utilizes a never-before-scene graphics engine called Nirvana that makes everything look and move incredibly smoothly.

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The main goal of the game is to kill as many dungeon bosses as possible, so the core component of Twilight Spirits is PvE. However, there is one mode dedicated to PvP, and that is Guild Battles. Currently, this game is considered a title that will change not only how we see action MMORPG games, but hack-and-slash games in general.

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Dark and Light

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Developer: Snail Games
Current Status: In development
Business Model: Buy-to-play
Official website
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Here are a few interesting facts about Dark and Light:

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As you see, it has quite a history -- but all this will be finally over next year when the game hits the shelves. Dark and Light has a huge world with a total area of 25,000 square miles. No wonder the developers even included the terraforming technology that allows you to change the biomes from cold to hot and vice versa.

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Another cool thing about Dark and Light is that the day and night in the game change in real-time, as synchronized with your world clock – hence the title of the game. The characters will starve and get cold, so the survival component is very strong here. Other than that, this is your typical third-person MMORPG in a classical fantasy setting.

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Peria Chronicles

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Developer: Thingsoft
Current Status: In development
Business Model: Free-to-play
Official website
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Peria Chronicles will be really interesting for all manga and anime fans, as it utilizes cel-shading technology, which makes everything look like… well, like manga. To be honest this MMORPG does look very beautiful -- just watch the trailer below.

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The game won’t bother you with building tasks, but instead structures will naturally appear in the places where groups of players gather in big numbers. Every character will have a bunch of monster sidekicks, which means that it tries to appeal to Pokemon fans, as well.

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There is a voting system in the game that allows for guilds to vote for new players or how to punish the naughty ones. Overall, it’s full of fresh ideas and ought to put a smile on your face.

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Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance

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Developer: NCSOFT
Current Status: In development
Business Model: Pay-to-play
Official website
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Lineage Eternal has been in development hell for a very long time. It was promised to be released this year -- but as we can see even today it still didn’t manage to get to the closed beta stage. The fans are furious!

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The developers once again promise to deliver the game next year, but should we trust them on this? Probably yes, since any further delay would simply kill the buzz for one of the most anticipated games ever.

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It is interesting to note that Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance almost has nothing to do with the two original games of the cult MMORPG, but takes place 200 years after the event of the first game in a completely different setting.

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The game will have an isometric view (just like the original Lineage), and each zone will accommodate up to 1000 players at the same time with the possible PvP battles of 40v40 and 100v100. Lineage Eternal introduces a completely new interactive system called “Drag and Hold” that allows for a very simple yet effective way of controlling your character.

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All the dungeons and raids will be procedurally generated, so you will never stumble upon the exact same location twice. We’ll see if the mixture of old and new ideas will bring any benefit to the game, but that’s going to be clear only next year.

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Chronicles of Elyria

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Developer: Soulbound Studios
Current Status: In development
Business Model: Pay-to-play, Pay-per-life
Official website
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Chronicles of Elyria is a truly original project -- it is an MMORPG with sandbox elements and unusual approach to character development system. The heroes not only level-up and learn skills, but also gradually mature by getting gray hair and becoming one step closer to death. Hence, the business model that allows you to pay for the life of a character until it dies.

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The world of Chronicles of Elyria is reminiscent of medieval times with all their glorious castles and pristine nature. Now, imagine that there are no classes in the game -- you create a character and develop it in any way you like. You can become a king, a simple farmer or even a witcher -- it’s up to you.

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The project has been kicked off with the help of the Kickstarter campaign and is currently awaiting for the closed beta to start. You can register and wait for your invitation right now. It is really an unusual project and that’s what makes it so interesting.

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MU Legend

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Developer: Webzen
Current Status: In development
Business Model: Free-to-play
Official website
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MU Legend is a sequel-prequel to MU Online that takes you a thousand years prior to the events of the first game. It has been in development since 2009 and is currently open for closed beta registrations.

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The game combines both the elements of MOBA and MMORPG, which makes it a truly ambitious project. It introduces four new classes: War Mage, Dark Lord, Whisperer, and Blader. All classes have various abilities and skills that allow for some really creative hybrid builds.

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MU Legend offers two types of PvP arena battles: 1v1 and 10v10. Also, there is a separate mode for guild battles. This one has launched and can be played for free.

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Lost Ark

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Developer: Tripod
Current Status: In development
Business Model: Free-to-play
Official website
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Although Lost Ark is another clone of Diablo, it is extremely well done. It has been in development for the last two years and is set to be released early-to-mid 2017. The game is now only available in South Korea, and if the closed beta is successful there, it will be opened to the rest of the world.

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The most interesting thing about Lost Ark is that all areas within the open world of the game are fully available from the get go. However, some of the areas can be restricted if you take specific quests to accomplish.

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Lost Ark has a strong PvP component with several types of arenas for both small and massive battles between the in-game guilds. Another cool thing is the possibility to play card games in the taverns, which is truly a great addition to any modern RPG game.

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Revelation Online

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Developer: NetEase
Current Status: Closed beta
Business Model: Free-to-play
Official website
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Revelation Online has been in development for the seven long years, and finally it will be officially released worldwide sometime in early 2017.

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Currently, you can sign up for a closed beta and see what the game offers.
The world of Revelation includes a whole set of quests in the air, on the ground, and under the water -- all of which become progressively more difficult. The story is full of surprises and the characters are some of the most bizarre you have ever seen in any MMORPG title.

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It also includes the standard PvP arena, dungeon raids, crafting and trading systems, and other typical MMO game modes. Despite the lack of new ideas, Revelation Online looks very impressive and it will definitely find its audience.

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The year of 2016 has seen a huge increase in players coming back to their favorite MMORPG titles. Obviously, the biggest return has been to World of Warcraft with its new amazing expansion -- Legion. We all remember how Blizzard lost half of its subscribers just a year ago, and now they register numbers as high as over 10 million.

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The other two games that strongly retain their playerbase are Final Fantasy XIV and Guild Wars 2, both having over 7 million subscribers. And some new titles have also seen some success, such as Black Desert Online and Blade & Soul. However, their numbers are not even close to the tried-and-true giants of the MMORPG scene.

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Does this mean that there is no room for new massive multiplayer games anymore? Not at all! There are actually many great projects waiting to be released in 2017. Some of them are still in development, some are in closed alpha or beta stages, but all of them should be ready to see the light of the day next year. And some of them can certainly be played for free.

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Here are the 11 most anticipated MMORPGs of 2017 that you should be looking forward to.

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