It has been reconfirmed that NHN and Hangame are parting ways with each other. Starting on August 1st, NHN will rename itself to NHN Entertainment, they are feverishly recruiting new staff members and currently have 200 so far. Just like how other companies are having disputes with each other, turns out this is for the same reason. Another battle between the mobile gaming market and the MMORPG branch. If I may add to this, it seems like a lot of companies are focusing on the mobile gaming market this year. I know this is true because all the games I've been posting lately are mobile *facepalm*.
Park Yonghyeon, the developer of Lineage 2 and Tera Online started a new company called NAT Games. They are hoping to create the next Blockbuster MMORPG title and recently opened up a temporary webpage to recruit staff members. NAT Games previously known as LADA Studio's was one of the well known game studios that was supposed to work on the next MMORPG title for Netmarble Korea. Due to a dispute with Netmarble Korea, LADA Studio's was dismissed from the company. The main reason was that Netmarble Korea wanted to focus on the Mobile Market instead, Now that we have two big secret titles currently in development one by Bluehole Studio which is led by Tera Ex Producer Hwang Cheolung and this upcoming mystery title which is led by Park Yonghyeon. I wonder which one will be better!!?
PlayNC Korea started a costume contest a few weeks ago and it has been receiving a lot of attention, the top three will be implemented in the game. I actually had to clarify the amount of money being awarded in the prize pool, by asking a Korean B&S guild member of mine. 1st Place nets you about 4,400$, while 2nd is about 2,670$, and 3rd place isn't so bad because it's about 1,780$. Now does anyone want to enter the contest through me?! Just kidding, seriously, no. Some of the costume submissions look really good and professional, check some of them out below and the rest of them at original the official Blade & Soul contest page.
Just a little reminder that the Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 2 kicks off on July 17th, which is only a few days away. For those of you who want to get started on this game but don't understand a word of Japanese, the #1 PSO2 Blog has a great guide for beginners. If you've been holding off on trying this game out, I suggest checking getting started now because of the massive amount of content being implemented. I'm actually thinking of trying out the new race in Episode 2, they look really cool.
Action MMORPG XAOC Online has been out for about a week now and a lot of my followers are often asking me questions on how to properly register the game. With that said, I decided to make a very simple and quick guide on how you can register easily download this title. Registering is very easy, it took me less than five minutes without understanding the language. I hope this mini guide helps and answers some of the questions you guys might have, will also update my video with this guide.