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Get up to speed with everything you need to know in MU Origin’s latest update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on April 26th, 2017
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In case you haven’t heard, MU Origin just got a colossal new update with new all-server events, battle modes, and systems making their way to the land of MU. Here’s a handy guide to everything you need to know about the latest content.

Brand new PVP mode – Battlefield of Heroes

To kick things off, there’s the new all-server PVP battle event, Battlefield of Heroes. Now, an RPG revamping its battle modes here and there might not seem like anything new – but in the land of MU things tend to be a little more epic. Pushing the boundaries of graphics capabilities and server limitations is the name of the game in MU Origin, and it’s perfectly exemplified in this gargantuan 100 player team battle event, fully realised in stunning 3D visuals.

Split into one of two teams, you’ll be competing against up to 50 other warriors, battling to gain points by vanquishing your opponents, hunting for bosses, and mining precious items. Every point you pick up brings the promise of better rewards so be sure to register from 21-00-21:25 every Tuesday and Friday to get involved in the action.

Battle Core Event

Another exciting all-server event served up in the latest update is Battle Core – a mad dash race for teams to reach 1,000 points in order to emerge victorious. There will be plenty of rewards for those that do, with large amounts of EXP, fame points, and achievement points earned for every victory. At the same token, rewards will diminish significantly after every loss, so there’s no room for any shirking.

To keep all things fair and competitive, the Battle Core system will assess the ability of each team to make sure that their opponents will be evenly matched, so it’s going to take brains as well as brawn to win.

Server Dungeons – ‘Harmageddon’ and ’Elemental War’

Team up with players from all over the world to take on evil in these two new all-server dungeons. These certainly aren’t to be taken lightly, with victory in Harmageddon only being achievable by defeating the final boss in under 15 minutes – and to get that far you will have to battle past the Four Knights in order to summon him.

Elemental War is no picnic either, with victory achieved only after destroying evil hordes one after the other. So what’s so hard about that you ask? Well, there are over 30 waves of them in total, and each get progressively more difficult with every one that you dispatch. On top of that, you’ll be battling against the clock as well – if there are any monsters left standing when the time limit expires then the dungeon will end, and so will your chance to pick up those precious rewards.

Upgrade your characters with the new Soul Stone and Relic Systems

Besides adding in some glorious new ways of engaging in combat, the latest update to MU Origin also provides some new and unique systems to upgrading your character and gaining buffs.
The Soul Stone system will task you with finding one of three different types of stone – Orbium, Tris, and Quadion – which when used and combined together in various ways will grant elemental stats to your character.

These precious stones can be found by mining for them using Diamonds and the mysterious Soul Dust – which can be obtained in the Elemental War dungeon and Battlefield of Heroes event.

The Relic system will provide even more ways to boost your character by piecing together the fabled Relics – Golden Grail, Golden Crown, Golden Sword, and Golden Scripture – from 6 different pieces. To get the benefits from the pieces, you’ll need to enhance them using fragments, which you can find in the Harmageddon dungeon and Battlefield of heroes event. Do all of that and you’re on your way to receiving some really powerful boosts to your stats.

But that’s not all...

Besides the big events and fancy new stat systems, you’ll find improvements in many more areas of the game. In-game items have had their stack limits significantly raised, three brand new pets have been introduced, the max equipment enhance level and Zodiac levels have been boosted, and there’s also a new costume system to give your character a fresh new look too. Besides all this, MU Origin is even letting you cut a few corners here and there with the Daily Benefits system, which allows you to instantly clear daily tasks.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Fantasy MMORPG MU Origin adds new modes, systems, and more in a colossal new update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on April 25th, 2017
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MU Origin, Webzen’s highly popular fantasy MMORPG is getting ready to shake things up for the second time this year, as a new update makes its way to the Google Play and App Store from today. Introducing new systems, modes, and events, the land of MU is once again in need of thrill-hungry adventurers.

The first thing veterans will notice upon loading up the freshly-updated MMORPG , are the suite of new systems each capable of majorly influencing how players interact with the world. Most of note is update 1.7’s introduction of the Soul Stone system, which for the first time ever offers players the means to apply various unique elemental changes to their character, giving them an edge before entering battle.

As well as a slew of other substantial systems, the new update introduces two significant all-server gameplay options, ideal for those looking to get their EXP and achievement point fix. First up is Battle Core, an all-new event which acts as a race against time, requiring players to be the first to reach 1,000 points. From gathering chalices to defeating opposing warriors, balanced match-making assures victory is dependent on skill, and skill alone.

Also keeping things fresh is Battlefield of Heroes, a new PVP system beyond servers that sees an incredible 100 warriors enter the fray to do battle with each other. 50 v 50 madness is open for business every Tuesday and Friday between 21:00-22:25, rewarding those who succeed in mining, boss hunting, and everything else Battlefield of Heroes may throw at you.

Webzen have used this opportunity to implement plenty of minor tweaks and fixes too, making for the smoothest MU Origin experience yet. Update 1.7’s new content is free to try out within MU Origin from today on both iOS and Android.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Have a statue built in your honour in the action-packed Sword of Chaos

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 3rd, 2016
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The most action-packed MMORPG on mobile ever is out right now on iOS and Android.

Sword of Chaos has you create your very own character from a variety of different classes and then working your way through a challenging dungeon which includes twenty different levels.

Along the way you'll encounter tons of foes like werewolves, goatmen, and centaurs, and you'll have to unleash a few different combos to defeat them.

Defeating enemies is the fastest way to level up your character, at which point you'll unlock new skills, outfits, and boost your skills. Eventually, you'll be powerful enough to take on more difficult content like the team dungeons and PvP.

Order & Chaos 2: Redemption Review

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By Jennifer Allen on September 17th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ORDERLY CHAOS
Gorgeous and appealing, Order & Chaos 2: Redemption is an excellent MMO.
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Order & Chaos 2: Redemption - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Beginners

Posted by Jennifer Allen on September 17th, 2015

[Want to know how Order & Chaos 2: Redemption stacks up? Check out our review.]

So, you’ve just downloaded Order & Chaos 2: Redemption and you don’t know what to do next. That’s fair - the game is huge after all. To help you out, we’ve conjured up some helpful tips and tricks to ease your transition into the massive world.

MMORPG Forsaken World Mobile is Coming Soon to iOS

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 14th, 2015

Fedeen Games is bringing their gorgeous MMORPG Forsaken World to iOS. Fans of the series and new players alike can enjoy the huge open world where you get your choice of five different classes; assasin, mage, cleric, kindred, or warrior. With your role secured you'll explore dungeons, destroy bosses, loot epic treasures, and team-up with your friends in raids to beat the ultimate bosses.

"I'm incredibly excited to be bringing the Forsaken World series to mobile enthusiasts across the world," said Project Lead Vincent Li in a press release. "The ability to dive into the rich, detailed universe at any time is truly amazing."

There is no official release date as of yet, but Fedeen Games says Forsaken World will be coming soon.

Great Moogley Moogle! Nexon Korea is Developing FINAL FANTASY XI for Mobile

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 20th, 2015

Final Fantasy fans are you ready? Nexon has been chosen to develop a mobile game based off of the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI! The original game was set in Vana'diel, a high fantasy world, 20 years after the Crystal War. Players had access to 5 different races: Elvaan, Hume, Galka, Mithra, and Tarutaru. Nexon has not revealed much about the upcoming title, but they certainly seem happy about it.

“We are thrilled to partner with SQUARE ENIX to bring this amazing franchise to mobile audiences around the world,” said Owen Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon, in a press release. “We are excited to strengthen our partnership with SQUARE ENIX by adding one of their most successful titles to our portfolio, as we continue to leverage our game development and global publishing expertise to provide high-quality experiences to gamers around the world.”

This mobile version of Final Fantasy XI is planned to be released in 2016.

Kabam Releases New Free Online RPG, Wartune: Hall of Heroes!

Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 1st, 2014
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Kabam has released Wartune: Hall of Heroes, its latest MMORPG. The game was originally released in China and grew in popularity fast. Originally released as a browser-based game, this version has been optimized to work on iPhone, iPad, and iTouch.

With Wartune: Hall of Heroes, you have the option of playing alone fighting monsters and exploring dungeons or joining other players in creating guilds and knocking each other around in PvP events. Players can choose between a Knight, Archer, or Mage and further customize their characters with weapons and armor they find or craft themselves. The game is not only an action-strategy rpg, but also includes elements of city building and farming all bundled into one.

You can pick up Wartune: Hall of Heroes in the App Store now for free.

Dawn of the Immortals, a Dungeon-Crawling, Cross-Platform MMORPG, Announced with Pre-Registration Bonus

Posted by Carter Dotson on April 30th, 2014

Perfect World Entertainment has announced their new MMORPG coming to iOS, Dawn of the Immortals, releasing this summer in North America and Europe. Players will fight through dungeons, teaming up with fellow players to take down their opponents in both PvP and PvE (player vs. environment) arenas. There will be guilds, parties, group chat, and more social features, including cross-platform play with the Android version.

Dawn of the Immortals is planned for this summer, and players who pre-register can get a free mystic pet summoning card when the game releases.

Chaos Fighters Review

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By Jennifer Allen on April 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHALLOW FIGHTING
There's plenty to do, but it's oddly not particularly gripping in this colorful but uninspired MMO.
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Dynasty Warlord Review

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By Jennifer Allen on March 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: DULL BUTTON TAPPING
Tap button after button to level up and feel detached from one's avatar in this soulless RPG.
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Excalibur: Knights of the King Review

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By Jennifer Allen on March 13th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FUN BUT FORGETTABLE
Don't expect anything too impressive here, but Excalibur is still an enjoyable, if not altogether memorable, side-scrolling MMO.
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Spacetime Studios Announces the Fifth Expansion for their MMORPG Arcane Legends

Posted by Tre Lawrence on March 13th, 2014
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Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BRIGHTER :: Read Review »

Spacetime Studios has announced a new expansion - the fifth - for Arcane Legends, called "The Dragon Enclave."

This one takes the player into Lord Rendtail's lair. It sports new player caps, new bosses, and new pets to explore with. There is also new currency, dungeons, armor, and daily quests to keep players engaged.

Legends Producer Alex von Minden likes the continued product. “The Spacetime Development Team had a lot of fun creating the Dragon Enclave and it shows. The art, action and story come together for solid MMORPG experience, all delivered neatly to your mobile device. I’m especially proud of our final boss, the fearsome Lord Rendtail. It is a great boss fight with a unique spin that makes it unlike any other encounter we’ve done before.”

The Dragon Enclave expansion has been submitted to the App Store and should be going live very soon. In the meantime, you can download Arcane Legends for free.

Angry Heroes Review

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By Lucy Ingram on February 6th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MASSIVELY ENTERTAINING
Witty, comical, and entertaining, Angry Heroes offers hours of endless fun packed in a bizarre MMORPG world.
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It Came From Canada: Heroes of Dragon Age

Posted by Carter Dotson on October 24th, 2013
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Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TOO DETAILED :: Read Review »

Heroes of Dragon Age sees EA taking the deep backstory of the Dragon Age series that BioWare helped to create and allowing players to create armies of characters throughout the series' history, taking part in famous battles throughout the mythology. It's a free-to-play game currently in testing in Canada, and we're featuring impressions and a video of it in this latest edition of It Came From Canada!

All the combat is automatic, with players having no real say in what happens: just sit back and watch as everyone takes turns fighting. Players set up their lineup of fighters and then hope that they are advantageous in battle. Although there are strategy elements: using an army of the same type of character will give everyone a boost, and upgrading a character by consuming other ones can help turn even a poor fighter into someone who might help win some battles.

Yes, consuming other characters. Getting new characters is done through a card system, and consuming unused characters (really just a card system without much of the card metaphor) can upgrade a character's stats. It's kind of disturbing when it's characters consuming other characters.

There's an asynchronous battle element, too. Players can take on other players, or at least their current army, to get rewards. Of course there's the lengthy campaign to take on as well, which takes players through various challenges with the ability to repeat them to get additional rewards, including premium currency. There's energy systems for both multiplayer challenges and the singleplayer campaign.

Interestingly, for those who haven't had much experience with the franchise the game's language and characters are virtually indistinguishable from a brand new intellectual property, so don't think that there's a need to be previously exposed to the franchise to enjoy this one. The type of automatic combat is seemingly meant for a more casual, laid-back experience: it's something seen in other mobile MMORPG type games as well.

Heroes of Dragon Age does have a high learning curve early on, though - there's a lengthy tutorial section, which I explore in the video below. If all goes well this should be available internationally very soon, but soft launches are an art, not a science!