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Chronicles Of Eidola

Chronicles Of Eidola is a turn-based browser fantasy RPG in which players assemble a team of heroes to vanquish evil monsters from the land. Contract devils, angels, and servants to defeat treacherous bosses, and team up with other players to challenge quests.

Publisher: AMZGame
Playerbase: Low
Release Date: April 20, 2017
Pros: +Mini-games. +3D graphics. +PvP.
Cons: -Auto-battle. -Graphics pop-in. -Lag issues.

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Play Mirage: Arcane Warfare For Free Until May 14th

Mirage: Arcane Warfare is currently in Open Beta through Steam, and that means from today until May 14th you can slap players around for free. Mirage is the spiritual successor to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, and the MMOs.com crew checked it out one fine Sunday Funday. Though content has been added since we played, including 9 new maps.

Today's announcement also adds Arena Mode for two maps: Spire and Tunnel.

Play 9 Team Deathmatch and Objective maps in the Open Beta, out of a total of 27 maps/variants (including 6 arenas) coming at launch. Plus, try out our extensive Character Customization system.

My initial impression of Mirage was that it was okay, though it lacked many of the Chivalry elements I loved. You can see our initial Closed Beta impression on the Mirage game page.

Overwatch's Cooperative Mode, Uprising, Was Very Popular

Turns out Overwatch players don't just want to slap each other around in competitive play. The cooperative game mode Uprising proved to be insanely popular when it released on April 11th, with over 145 million matches played. Blizzard has compiled a slick infographic detailing the goods—that you can scroll down to see for yourself.

Uprising is a four-player coop mode in which teammates fight against robotic AI in King's Row. It's not easy. Of the total matches played more than half were losses: 67 million victories versus 78 million losses. Difficulty is a good thing.

Unfortunately, the Uprising event ended on May 1st but it's popularity likely ensures future PvE events for the hero shooter.

Get A Free Level 100 Character Boost In EverQuest 2

Everyone who logs into EverQuest 2 before Monday, May 22, 2017 is entitled to a free level 100 character boost. The promotion is in-part a way to promote the game's latest update GU103: The Menagerie—adding the Proving Grounds.

This is a great time for someone to test out a new character, or for player that have been taking a vacation from Norrath to get to caught up to their friends when joining them on their server.

The first two events as part of the update are limited time only, and challenge two teams of up to six players to finish a PvE event first. The first one begins on May 9th, and ends on the 16th; while the second starts on the 16th and ends the 23rd. Meanwhile the update also adds Familiars: pets that provide buffs: "some of the more unique and rare familiars have custom abilities or buffs for level 100 characters based on the familiar creature type."

Crowfall Details The Lore Of The Frostweaver Archetype

For the first day in Crowfall's "'Massive Reveal' Teaser Week" the team has unveiled the backstory of the Frostweaver archetype in an official post. There's also beautiful looking concept art, seen in minimal form above.

...No, fool of a student. Fire is the action, Smoke the result. In the same way, ice is not the action. The opposite of fire is frost. Frost is the action, ice the result...

The Frostweaver is a ranged DPS class wielding powerful magic (ought to be obvious) in the sphere of Frost (also obvious). Slow down enemies and stop them in place, kiting other players while an ally charges in with blade in hand.

If you want to learn more, or you're interested in what's coming next to Crowfall, take a look at the most recent Q&A with the Crowfall team below.

Enter The Void In League Of Legends: New 3v3 Game Mode

League of Legends has entered the void with its Dark Star update, adding thematically appropriate skins for Orianna and Kha’zix, along with a new—temporary—3v3 game mode.

As the Dark Star consumes, new Corruptants are born. Whether elegant or savage, these twisted forms emerge from the Singularity, eager to feed more to the inky, inescapable abyss.

Dark Star: Singularity takes place on an asteroid hurtling through space, and tasks two teams of 3 with hooking and flaying their opponents into a black hole as Dark Star Thresh. But watch out for opponents looking to stare at you on the horizon line.

The Singularity is a limited time event that only lasts until May 15th.

Beat The Clock In The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind's New Trial

When The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind releases on June 6th, a new trial called the Halls of Fabrication will release with it: a place brimming with clockwork automata and deadly traps. To survive it will take teamwork, cunning, and skill. New mechanics will be introduced that have never been seen before in ESO, with many environmental hazards to watch out for.

“The amount of coordination and teamwork that it takes to complete this Trial is something we haven't done before," says Trial Dungeon Lead MikeFinnigan. “We wanted to make the Halls of Fabrication a full group experience."

Extravagant rewards await those who conquer the Halls of Fabrication: four new armor sets, unique Furnishings, and many, many achievements to latch onto your belt—including one called "Like Clockwork," which requires completing the trail on Vetern Hard Mode without any deaths, in 40 minutes.

Just last week Bethesda released a trailer giving viewers a brief video tour—that you can watch below—of the upcoming Dwarven ruins waiting to be explored. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is scheduled to release on June 6th.

D.Va Available On The Heroes Of The Storm PTR

The latest Heroes of the Storm PTR patch has just gone live and it adds the MOBA's next hero: D.Va. A spotlight video has also released—that you can watch below—giving an overview of the "tenacious warrior;" she's a world-class bully that forces her opponents to retreat.

Just like Overwatch, D.Va will hop in and out of her mech. While in the exo she'll be able to attack while moving, making her a versatile pusher. Hopping out makes D.Va vulnerable but also boosts her attack damage to single targets.

She can also boost while in the mech, which knock-backs enemies that she rams into. The classic defense matrix returns, but rather than absorbing enemy attacks, it will severely reduce enemy attack damage.

Then there's self-destruct which has no cool down but runs on a charge—filled by dealing and taking damage. She also has an oddball heroic ability which makes her invulnerable as D.Va's mech bunny-hops around enemies and damages them.

You can check out the full patch notes or hop onto the PTR and experience the new hero directly. The patch will be available to play until May 15.

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Steam Hammer

Steam Hammer is a sandbox RPG set in a steampunk universe in which players harvest resources, construct a Victorian-era industrial city, craft items, build airships, and wage war against other players with both melee and ranged weapons.

Publisher: Big Way
Playerbase: Low
Type: Sandbox MMO
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Pros: +Steampunk setting. +Extensive Crafting. +Airships, Jetpacks, Victorian city building.
Cons: -Clunky combat. -Confusing UI.


Co-op Mode Arrives In Dota 2 Later This Month

The Dota 2 International Battle Pass is now available, and buyers who spend $10 or more will gain access to a cooperative multiplayer campaign. Who woulda thunk it? It's called Siltbreaker, and is split into two parts, with the first releasing later this month and second act coming in July.

Available to play later this month—and with Act II arriving in July—this all-new campaign calls upon you to party up with three friends or queue-met allies to battle through a diverse landscape of loathsome monsters, cunning traps, and other lethal terrors.

Participants will earn Campaign XP; accumulate enough to spin the Wheel of Rewards which can grant a Desert Sands Baby Roshan, exclusive to the campaign. It's a great way to incentive the Battle Pass: 25% of all Battle Sales add up to The International 2017 prize pool, which has nearly hit $4.5 million.

While Dota 2 (and its competitors) are primarily known for intense multiplayer gameplay, cooperative modes are a smart move to not only draw back in players but give a competitive edge. I wont be surprised if we see League of Legends make a similar announcement in the not-too-distant future.

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