MMORPGs That Are Worth Checking Out
To succeed as a gold farmer, you need to know where your customers are, and which games are attracting the most attention from players. This means staying ahead of the competition and jumping onto new games as they emerge. Let’s take a look at some new MMORPGs that the gaming community is buzzing about.
Still in beta, Devilian is an action RPG that was created by the makers of ArcheAge, RIFT and Defiance. The title’s development is a joint effort between Bluehole Ginno Games and Trion Worlds.
Players take on the role of the last of Nala’s vanguards, a half-devil hero. Your mission? To save the world from a fallen god.
The game has a familiar feel, with players able to play as a spell-casting Evoker, a Beserker wielding a gigantic sword, a Cannoneer who packs some serious artillery, or an agile Shadowhunter. Devil Form is also unlockable for each class.
In the PvP department, Devilian offers 20 v 20, 3 v 3 and guild v guild battles. Quests, guilds and crafting are also a part of the experience.
Devilian is still in beta phase, but you can sign up for an invite. While it’s still too early to tell if Devilian will take off, it’s a free to play MMO, so players will definitely be eager to give it a try. Even if its time in the sun is short-lived, there’s still an opportunity to take advantage of the hype by farming for currency or materials, and selling them to players.
Darkstar Legends is a newer MMO that was just released in late June. Players take on the role of one of the Archangels in an attempt to wipe out the Dark Regime. This game offers a variety of hero classes with customizable skill trees for each one.
Now, this is a browser MMORPG, which may not sit well with some gold farmers. But the game has attracted a decent-sized following mainly because it’s free to play and easy to get started.
As of right now, you have the option of playing six classes:
- Ice Magician
- Great Sword Warrior
- Crossbow Archer
- Flame Magician
- Paladin Warrior
- Bowmaster Archer
Admittedly, the classes are nothing new or innovative. But most players will be familiar with them and able to pick them up fairly easily. If the game is easy to get into and start playing, more players will stick around.
In Darkstar Legends, the paid-for currency is MCoins. This is a free to play game, so like any other title in this category, you can purchase special currency that gives you access to better equipment, gear, etc. You can also earn Copper from completing events and using AFK mode while in the Underground Empire. Crystals and mount shards can also be obtained.
Gold farmers will want to check out this game and start farming for copper and crystals.
Dragomon Hunter is Aeria’s answer to the wildly popular Monster Hunter. It’s free to play, and there are over 100 Dragomon to defeat and collect. The game is slated for a fall release in both English and French.
What’s the goal of Dragomon Hunter? To explore the game’s vast world on a quest for the “ultimate” hunt. With each monster (or Dragomon) kill, you can harvest material to craft new and more powerful gear. You can also use defeated monsters as mounts, which is a nice perk.
Judging from the trailer, the game looks pretty solid. The graphics are pretty impressive, and the worlds seem immersive enough.
While you can register for an account right now, the game won’t be launching until late fall, and there’s no beta sign-up available. Keep this game on your radar. There’s sure to be demand for the materials harvested from Dragomon and whatever in-game currency is used.
Echo of Soul
Another offering from Aeria Games, Echo of Soul is a 3D MMO with a fantasy theme. The game was released in late May and developed by some of the key team members who worked on Lineage II.
The main objective of the game is to save the World Tree and, of course, all of creation from an evil force. It’s a free-to-play title, and gameplay is familiar. There are dungeons to raid, quests to complete and worlds to explore. Players can also download an accompanying app to manage their inventory and auctions, and chat with friends.
Echo of Soul gives you the chance to play one of five classes: Guardian, Warrior, Archer, Sorceress and Rogue. Each class has two specializations that are available at level 10. After defeating enemies, you collect and purify their corrupted souls to gain buffs or use them to craft rare items.
Three professions are available, too: Alchemist, Jewelcrafter and Resource Collector. This means there will be demand for resources as well as in-game currency. Players can also collect rare eggs while playing the game, and trade them in for cash items without having to spend any real-world money.
Echo of Soul has generated a fairly large player base, so this is one free-to-play title that’s definitely worth checking out.
Felspire is slated for an early August release and promises to take the tedious grinding out of the MMORPG experience. If it can deliver on that promise, it’s sure to gain a huge player base.
Felspire is another fantasy-themed game based in the world of Eremos where the Felspire continues to cause problems with the locals. No one really knows what Felspire is, but one thing everyone can agree on: it’s going to cause war.
Rather than leveling and grinding, you jump right into the action. A random loot system is in place, so you can start collecting gear and customizing your character right away. Dungeons are scattered throughout the world, and present a challenge for you and your group.
There are three classes: Mage, Warrior and Archer. You can sign up for early access right now to get some extra in-game items. This is a free-to-play game, so there will be a cash currency. Materials and in-game currency (if there is one) will also be valuable to players.
Cronix is a bit different from the other games on our list. It’s a PvP game, and it’s a bit more futuristic/post-apocalyptic themed. This is a strategic action MMO where you fight for your survival.
The game features unique characters with distinct features and three modes of combat: domination, survival and brawl. Each mode has a different objective, and the graphics are sharp.
Like all of the other games on our list, this one’s free to play. Players will be looking for in-game currency to boost their gear and abilities. Cronix is already up and running, so you can sign up for an account today and check out the player base.
Everquest Next is the latest installment of the largely popular Everquest series. The game is still in development, but fans of the series have bene patiently waiting for its release since August of 2010. It’s free to play, which makes it easy for you, as a gold farmer, to check out the game and see if it’s worth your while.
As of right now, we know of three classes: Cleric, Tempest and Elementalist.
Everquest has a huge following, so this is one MMO you want to keep your eye on. If you’re looking to expand your gold farming business selling in-game items, accounts and services for new games, check these titles out. Many are still in the beta phase, which gives you a chance to get in on the ground floor before the market becomes saturated.
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