Editorial | 12/9/2013 at 9:00 AM

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume XXXIX

Beta Updates (as Always) and Eldevin Launch!

For this last MMO Co-Opportunities of the year, we do some more updates the hotly anticipated Wildstar Online and the Elder Scrolls Online. It feels like we’ve been doing beta updates forever, huh? Happily, we also have the launch announcement of browser-based MMO Eldevin to switch things up!

Elder Scrolls Online: Character Progression and You

Zenimax Studios sent out of a slew of beta invites late last month for an Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) beta weekend. If you made the cut, hopefully you had a great time. For the MMO’ers out there that didn’t make it, or for ESO fans who are just chomping at the bit for all things Elder Scrolls, Zenimax put together a nice 5-minute video on character progression. The video covers skill points, attribute points, skill lines, and ultimate abilities. It also explains how race and class choices impact your options. As Nick Konkle, lead gameplay designer, said: “It’s all about player choice.”

The Wildstar Class Drops Continue

Wildstar has been busy this past month and a half with “class drops” and weekly Twitch livestreams highlighting each class. Last month on MMOCO, we showed off the Warrior. Since then, four other classes have been featured. These include the previously announced Stalker, Esper, and Spellslinger, as well as the very recently announced Medic. The Engineer was also announced and will probably be up for next week.

Since that’s an awful lot to look at all at once, I’ve narrowed the videos to include here down to two: 1) the Wildstar “Flick” (a cinematic video created by using in-game assets) overviewing the different classes in a comical fashion and 2) the most recently featured class (and the one I’m personally looking forward to the most), the Medic:

For more information on the other classes, as well as links to the replays of the twitch livestreams, visit Wildstar’s website.

Browser-based Eldevin Officially Launched

You may not have heard of Eldevin. It was quietly launched at the end of November, and it may have not sent out a blip on your radar. Eldevin is a free-to-play, browser-based MMO. I played it some in beta and quite enjoyed it. The game is surprisingly robust, complete with crafting, extremely customizable character progression, quests, dungeons, and even PVP. The graphics might not exactly be cutting-edge, but remember it’s browser-based - it looks a heck of a lot better than many other browser-based games I’ve played. When I played it, I especially enjoyed the crafting system. It felt relaxing. The game has a decidedly old-school MMO feel to it, which I very much like. The launch video is below:

If you’re interested in trying out Eldevin, visit their website.

What MMOs are you guys looking forward to, or have there been any major updates to the MMOs you’re currently playing? As always, let us know in the comments below!