The Creative and Unique Races in MMORPGs

The worlds of MMORPGs would be nothing without the many, many races that help to make character creation such an enjoyable yet time-consuming process. To the most indecisive gamers, the intensity of labouring over the choices upon starting a new game can often outweigh the in-game challenges.

“What if I make the wrong choice and only realise after days of gameplay?” “Does this haircut truly reflect who I am on a spiritual level?” “Why would anybody choose to be a boring human?” These are some of the questions that plague the mind of the most hesitant gamers out there. So we’re here to pinpoint those races that we think are the most unique and, therefore, most deserving of your attention.

We already covered 7 original MMO races back in 2014, so before condemning our criminal exclusion of the fantastically original Gibberlings or adorable Popori be sure to check that out first! That said, if we have forgotten other truly one-of-a-kind races regardless, be sure to give us a piece of your mind in the comments.

The examples on this list may share some common features with MMO character tropes, such as scales or magic powers. However, each brings to the table something different that we feel deserves the hype.

Barakas – TERA


Much unlike their frankly terrifying namesake from the Mortal Kombat franchise, the Baraka race found in TERA are peaceful nomads characterised by their size and scholarly habits.

Descended from giants, these lumbering pacifists tragically lost their homeland thanks to the warmongering of their more scrappy relatives. With nowhere to call home, they began to wander the world, establishing libraries and amassing the collective knowledge of TERA’s many races.

Though unique for lacking an intact homeland, being technically genderless and, let’s face it, their abundance of clothing compared to the other races within TERA, their striking style is what earns their place on this list.

While the hulking humanoid model is a mainstay in MMORPGs (you know, tanks), the Barakas boast some pretty distinctive features. They look like wandering statues thanks to their stoney skin and spherical shape, with left arms that are inexplicably longer than their right ones (there honestly is no explanation). That’s not forgetting their cold dead eyes that reflect what too much knowledge does to a creature. As a great philosopher once said ‘for when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.’

Norn – GuildWars 2 


The Norn of Guild Wars 2 are another towering race whose backstory involves displacement from their homeland. Yet it is their shapeshifting abilities that set them apart and brings them to this list. While it may be true that shapeshifting is not unique within MMOs (though woefully scarce), the mechanic is most often conveyed as a class-based skill rather than a racial one.

This Viking-esque hunter race that hail from the frozen north are imbued with the power to transform into werebeasts that resemble the Spirits of the Wild; namely a bear, snow leopard, wolf or raven. We admit that werewolves are not particularly original, at least within the realms of fantasy, but just one look at the freakish wereraven is enough to embed the Norn in this list, and our nightmares.



The horned and scaled Au Ra of Final Fantasy XIV were introduced as part of the Heavensward expansion. While not unique in their draconic attributes, they are in the disproportionate size between the males and females. One would be forgiven for confusing these slender and mystifying humanoids as belonging to different races entirely were it not for their more subtly similar features.

Like the other races within the FFXIV roster, the Au Ra are further divided into two clans: the peaceful Raen and the warlike Xaela (with the former sporting typically paler orange skin and the latter a darker blue). The Auri creation myth tells of a Dawn Father and a Dusk Mother with each clan claiming descendancy from one or the other. We’ll let you guess which is which.

Dragons – Istaria


Dragons are famously prolific throughout the fantasy genre (and some sci-fi for that matter) – but to actually play as one? That’s a different matter. This is what essentially comprises the unique selling point of oldschool fantasy MMORPG Istaria. Istaria breaks away from the bipedal avatars we’re used to with their inclusion of these legendary beasts as playable characters.

Even amid a list of other rare races such as Satyrs and Dryads, choosing to play as a dragon is especially enticing not just for the unusual character model (props to the devs for the extra animation effort), but also because of the alternative gameplay that it opens up. As a dragon you grow from a hatchling to an ancient, earning your ability to fly and choosing a path between a magic-wielding or tooth-and-nail fighting style.

St’rm – Camelot Unchained


While it is difficult to pick just one race from the uncommon creatures that make up the upcoming MMO Camelot Unchained roster, St’rm makes the cut for their mysterious origins. Largely based upon the folkloric beasts of the British Isles and Viking mythology, the anticipated fantasy MMO promises playable renditions of valkyries, leprechauns and gargoyles, among many others (including more anthropomorphic cats, because why not?).

The St’rm are described as ‘one of the most enigmatic races in all the realms’ with wilfully shady origin stories. We are told that this race is matriarchal, with their most famous warriors being female which also implies an exclusively female character build.

But while they look like a particularly creepy dragon-fairy, its unusual design leaves its origins in question. Are they harpies? Demons? Dragons? Why are their wings on their butt? Wouldn’t that throw off the aerodynamics? Maybe you already have the answers to these burning questions, so let us know what you think.

Trolls – World of Warcraft


Of course World of Warcraft was bound to make this list somewhere. The developers’ proficiency at keeping the game fresh and full of compelling races is nothing short of legendary. Their original concepts are still flowing and setting standards to this day.

But we mustn’t forget that this originality was as ever-present upon its initial release as it is now. Sure, you had the Taurens and the Undead – but variations on the voodoo-obsessed, tusk-bearing, multicoloured Trolls are difficult to pinpoint within WoW’s spiritual successors.

Whereas bipedal animals are comparatively common, the Troll’s design and lore is rarely imitated. Perhaps they could be seen as particularly spindly Orcs, with subsequent MMO titles favouring the more bulky and brutish counterpart time and again. Whatever your thoughts, they are a distinctive and compelling race to play as (even after a kung-fu panda joined the lineup).

Aliens – Star Trek Online


OK so this one is a bit of a cheat. The highly-customisable Alien ‘race’ within Star Trek Online are basically whatever you want them to be. However, that is not to say that there isn’t an extremely deep pool of predetermined races to choose from within this spinoff MMO.

But it’s precisely because of the multitude of races available that we had to include this one on the list – because most if not all of them deserve a spot (apart from humans, obviously). Granted, the available races are drawn straight from the source material but it would be remiss to exclude them in a list about original concepts.

Unlike the other races, ‘Aliens’ do away with preset traits, instead allowing you, the player, to decide for yourself. This also goes for their appearance, which can take many, many forms. A mechanic like this, especially as part of an already substantial list of race options, is extremely rare to see, if not entirely unique to this sci-fi title. You could say, perhaps, that this game has gone where no one has…nevermind.


So that’s our two cents, but we want to hear what you think. There’s almost certainly a few races that we’ve missed so now is your chance to shine on them the spotlight that we have so cruelly denied. We are, of course, extremely excited to see what options upcoming MMO titles have to offer so make sure you follow us to keep up to speed on the MMO news as we receive it. is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Fantasy MMO TERA Unveils Dungeons, Quests and Bling

TERA, the beautiful free-to-play fantasy MMO from publishers En Masse Entertainment, has received a new update. The beloved title takes place within Arborea (with the title, TERA, standing for ‘The Exiled Realm of Arborea’) which is itself a physical manifestation of the dreams of two titans, Arun and Shara. You know those dreams you have where you create entire worlds, races, gods, sagas and life and death themselves in your head? Well, that’s TERA!

The most recent patch introduces a new dungeon challenge, adventure system, and shiny new loot box treasures.

The Draakon Arena plays host to the notorious azart force commander, Kalligar, who awaits the challenge of a 5-player team. This dungeon is the first specifically designed for level 70 players and can be taken on in normal or hard mode. The rewards include the top-of-the-line Warlord Ring or Warlord Necklace accessories and potentially some resizing stones.

The Partner Adventure System bestows a little autonomy upon your companions, allowing players to send up to three partners on solo quests in the name of acquiring more sweet loot. Successful adventures can rustle up gatherables, skills advancement scrolls, relics, halidoms and even dungeon rewards. Upgrade your partners and the rewards they discover by teaching them the Gifted Skill: Adventure Enhancement and curtail their adventure time by using the new Instant Completion Tickets that can be found in level 65+ dungeons.

The third part of this update unveils Balder’s Radiant Weapon Skin Loot Boxes – a mouthful of a feature which does what it says on the tin. Balder is a god whose eyes were given so that the children of the Dream could see through the darkness. The weapons themselves are apparently gold and bejeweled, emitting a glow and ringed particle effect reminiscent of Balder’s splendor! If sporting one of these opulent pieces in a fantasy MMO isn’t the very definition of flexing, then I don’t know what is.

For an in depth look at the latest TERA update you can swing by the patch notes is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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New PvP Trailer For Space MMO Dual Universe

A new PvP trailer has landed for the ambitious upcoming space MMO Dual Universe from developers Novaquark. Novaquark have said that they wish to create the ‘world’s first online civilization’ where everything you do matters and has a permanent impact on the world. So, you know, no big deal really.

This new trailer demonstrates how PvP is going to look within this universe, emphasising how players must use their brains as capably as they use their keyboard. Skill in shipbuilding is just as integral to victory as your piloting ability. And when it comes to the former, size matters – as do the materials and weapons and damage types you employ.

The battles themselves are based on a lock-and-fire mechanism (so you can live out those Star Wars fantasies) and can range in scale from one-on-one skirmishes right up to large-scale battles between bonafide armadas.  

“With Dual Universe’s PvP, we have tried to do something really unique and innovative, leveraging the potential of our voxel engine, and first-person immersion inside potentially very large ships,” said CEO Jean-Christophe Baillie. “Fans will have to rely on both their design  and combat skill in order to stake a claim for themselves in battle. It’s all about strategy and planning, teamwork and coordination, just like real life, large-scale naval battles.”

As you can see from the trailer above, it also showcases the real-time voxel damage of this space MMO where a player’s proximity to the point of impact (as well as many other factors including the type of damage dealt) can impair specific parts of their ship. When it comes to a good old-fashioned dogfight, the special attention paid here to the immersion has certainly made us eager to get stuck in. 

If you’re already won over, jump in straight away by visiting the Dual Universe website and check out more information on the game here. Dual Universe’s Beta launch is expected to release this summer, with the full game arriving in 2021. is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Bring Me That Horizon – Margoria Opens Up for BDO Console Players

Black Desert Online – winners of our most beautiful MMOs hotlist – have doubled the size of the world for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players by unveiling the Great Ocean of Margoria. This vast ocean harbours a whole new world of treasures, creatures, and secrets awaiting discovery – but not without first posing a challenge. 

Console players can discover Margoria via a new harbour found to the north-west of the mainland. Either captain a ship and embark on a voyage or don your diving gear and plunge the depths to gather resources. Sailors who choose to manually captain a ship will earn sailing experience towards mastery over the sea and their vessels. 

But this new world brings new perils, and not just the tentacled kind. While seaborne monsters promise lucrative rewards for those brave enough to tangle with them, destructive typhoons can also tear across the waves, threatening to submerge unsuspecting seafarers. Not only that but legends of a Margorian Phantom Ship tell of how an unlucky few will see the sky turn black and their ship reach a sudden stop, though only the bravest adventurers will discover what happens next.

There’s a lot to look forward to with this new update – but here are the key features to anticipate:

  • Guild-vs-guild naval combat – Guard your wealth and trade routes by defeating rival guilds in fierce ship-to-ship combat.
  • Ship construction – Build your private sailing ship or work with your guild to build powerful galleys that are packed with firepower.
  • New harbors and ocean – Establish lucrative trade routes as the trading system expands to the open seas.
  • Sea monster hunting – Take down the terrifying sea monsters that live in the depths of the Margoria ocean and earn guild silver.
  • Enhanced skills – Reel in new species of fish in the Margoria ocean and gather other ingredients to improve your cooking skills.
  • New quests – Meet new characters and continue on your grand adventure
  • Dynamic weather system – that will affect gameplay in new and unexpected ways.

Want to take the plunge? Check out more details on Black Desert Online here and on the update itself here is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Who Needs Sports? The WoW Classic Summer Bowl Is On The Horizon

Exciting times for WoW Classic masters as this summer marks the inaugural Summer Bowl – a no-nonsense, no-holds-barred pvp tournament with a grand cash prize of $4,000. 

This Warsong Gulch Tournament will pit teams of ten against one another until the victors are crowned. The tournament is set to take place in two regions – Europe and North America – with the winning teams from both regions bagging themselves the prize. The tournament will only take place on live servers for WoW Classic using the recently added War Game feature and will be open only to players at level 60. 

The Summer Bowl will be split into two stages, qualifiers and finals. Qualifiers are open sign-ups and the finals will feature the top six teams for the region, allowing players to queue up battlegrounds against other teams in their region.

So rally your teammates and ready yourselves for battle as this summer is going to get heated! More information including casters, final teams and how to watch will be shared by the WoW team soon, so players are encouraged to sign up and join their Discord server. If you’re ready to get stuck in then sign up on the NA or EU pages and check out more info on WoW here. is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


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Free-To-Play Fantasy MMO Ragnarok Online Turns Village into Powerhouse

Developers Gravity have implemented the latest update to their flagship title. The free-to-play fantasy MMO Ragnarok Online now hosts vast changes to the village of Veins, the introduction of God items, a new auction event. 

Ragnarok Online is an illustrious free-to-play fantasy MMO which has been around since 2002, establishing it as one of the true originals of the MMORPG world. Over the years, the game’s landscape has been repeatedly warped by its ongoing narrative, following an ever-flowing timeline which you, the player, can experience in real time. 

This latest update continues that characteristic by transforming the familiar yet previously inconsequential village of Veins – a village lost within the canyons of Arunafeltz. Formerly consisting of just a few adobe shacks, this little settlement will soon become an industrial centre swarming with adventurers, merchants and scientists. Following the opening of the Arunafeltz borders, the unique geological composition and minerals found around Veins, and in particular the Hetarium, promises to lure both researchers and tourists alike. 

Additionally, this latest update will introduce God items – extremely powerful artifacts that are as rare as they are mighty. A distinct set of parameters must be met in order to obtain them, including prerequisite quests to be completed by the population of a server. Additionally, only Guild Leaders with access to guild dungeons will be allowed to create God items – so getting your hands on one will not be so straightforward!

Finally, this weekend will see the arrival of the black market auction event in which players will compete for the costume Poring Jar. Any player can make a bid for this item if they possess enough Memos from the fight against Virus – a previous event within Ragnarok Online

Don’t forget to check out our game page for this legendary title – and for all the information on this update and event, check out the official website is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Open The Gates to Darkmeyer in In Old School Runescape

Though borne by nostalgia, the Old School Runescape team refuse to dwell in the past as they deliver a new update that unlocks the doors to Darkmeyer for the first time. Sins of the Father is the latest chapter of the Myreque quest line and, upon completion, opens up the previously inaccessible Darkmeyer city. 

The bloodstained path of the Myreque storyline has been a mainstay of the Old School Runescape lore for quite some time. Within it, the freedom-fighting Myreque struggle to liberate the dark swamplands of Morytania from the grasp of the feared vampyre Lord Drakan.

Mike Donatelli, the game’s Product Director said of the update:

“The Myreque is a dramatic storyline and one which is close to many players’ hearts. It is one of the oldest and longest quest series in-game, and players have enjoyed unravelling the history of the vampyres and the elusive Lord Drakan. As always, we have collaborated closely with the Old School RuneScape community throughout the development of Darkmeyer, with an emphatic vote of ~90% of 55,000+ polled players backing the quest.”

Upon throwing open the Darkmeyer gates players will encounter a new multitude of shops, amenities, enemies and two new skilling methods: 

  • The Hallowed Sepulchre will train players’ agility skill, with a minigame that involves traversing the boobytrapped crypt that houses the long-dead citizens of the ancient city of Hallowvale
  • The Essence Mine will train the Runecrafting skill by harnessing the mysterious power of mineral deposits within the demonic city. 

Be sure to experience this exciting new world by diving into the world of Old School Runescape, and check out our game page for more details on the game. is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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We absolutely do not believe that a game has to be beautiful to be enjoyable. I say that as an expert: someone who invested probably 1000 hours playing Snake on a Nokia 3310. However, in these days of lockdown and quarantine, what better way to bring a little beauty into your life than firing up a beautiful MMORPG game?

Now I appreciate it doesn’t matter how beautiful a game might be – you’re still not going to feel the wind in your hair. If it was possible, though, then these would be the games to do it. Read on to find which beautiful MMO game has been crowned the winner of the beauty pageant!


#5: Astellia

Astellia MMORPG

There is one award we can give to Astellia straight away: it has the most extraordinary number of character appearance sliders. If you’re the kind of player who insists on shaping every minute detail of your character’s ear width, height and position, then Astellia is certainly the game for you.

This is the only game on the whole list to be released (in the West at least) this year. It has, however, been in development for a while, with various releases in Korea dating back to 2014. It runs on Unreal Engine 3, so despite it having only just been released on Steam, it doesn’t actually gain any technological advantages over the other games featured in this list. Having said that, it still brings a certain beauty to the table.

The soundtrack also bumps Astellia up the ranking. The music was produced by the South Korean composer and producer Yoon Sang, and he did an incredible job. Some of the soundtrack is slow, moody and ebbing, and other tracks are loud, bright and exciting. I could happily listen away to the soundtrack any time – take a listen.


#4: Archeage Unchained

ArcheAge Unchained interview Shadows Revealed update

With some dispute over whether or not to put this game in the list, we’ve decided to let you make up your own mind. The player population has been on the decline since – well, ever. We wrote in more detail about the trials and tribulations of Archeage Unchained here. Is this game worth playing? We’ll leave you to make that choice. Is the game beautiful? Yes!

Just take a look at this video montage showing off Archeage’s aesthetic appeal:

We particularly love the oceanography in the game, but we aren’t sure whether it is enough to keep us playing forever.


 #3: Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 - Revenge of the Capricon

Ring the bell in ‘Revenge of the Capricon’

This list would not be complete without the beautiful fantasy world of Guild Wars 2. The graphics aren’t quite at Black Desert level, but this game is beautiful nonetheless. Playing the game feels almost like you’ve jumped straight into a painting. There are quaint farmlands with windmills that turn gently, lush green grass, and a never-ending number of moss-covered ruins, broken columns, and winding rivers. And that just scratches the surface.

Guild Wars 2 consistently maintains a huge user base, and one that shows little sign of dwindling any time soon. The sprawling maps and fantastical elements lead to a beauty that is hard to leave behind, even in an eight-year-old game. The graphic style of Guild Wars 2 doesn’t necessarily capture a photorealistic beauty, but more of an artistic fantasy style. The game is full of iridescence: bright, vibrant flowers; water that appears to glisten and sparkle in the sun; bright flaming torches that cast a flickering glow.

How much longer can a game like Guild Wars 2 earn its place in beauty contests? Without a near impossible move to a modern graphics engine – probably not that much longer. Our advice is to take advantage now of the chance to explore the artistically beautiful Guild Wars 2 before it begins to fall behind over the next few years to the relentless march of graphic technology.


#2: The Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online is another game that fits into the fantasy art aesthetic and doesn’t aim for photorealism. It has slightly less of the “vibrant iridescence” of Guild Wars 2, which may or may not make it more beautiful, depending on whose eye is beholding that beauty! The graphics have aged well since the game’s release in 2014.

Elder Scrolls Online is a game of quests, battlegrounds, dungeons and roleplay. It is also a game of all seasons. You can almost feel the crisp mountain air in spring-like Rivenspire. The island of Summerset can offer that ‘hot sand beneath your toes’ vibe as you stare into the ocean. The Rift is so obviously autumnal, with deep red foliage in the trees. And lastly the snowy Orcen Wrothgar is a wonderous winter-scape.

If you’ve played one of the single player Elder Scrolls games then you might imagine you know what to expect, but that isn’t quite the case. You can’t freely roam the world quite as much, and you’ll be faced with a more linear story. That’s not to say that the story isn’t as deep or epic as you might expect from an Elder Scrolls title.  

If you’re interested, the Elder Scrolls Online website has a fantastic media section. You can browse loads of screenshots from the game. Just like Black Desert, Elder Scrolls also has a full orchestral score and all six-and-a-half hours are available here on Spotify.


Our Winner at #1: Black Desert Online

It’s easy to lose yourself in Black Desert Online, especially if you roam around at sunrise or sunset. This is the perfect dose of beauty if you’re into trees, mountains, waterfalls and… well… deserts!

Black Desert Online would have been a great contender for this list, even when it was first released in December 2014. Four years after release, the game was fully remastered, bringing with it a host of fantastic graphic improvements. Particular improvements were made to cloth rendering, light scattering, ocean rendering, volumetric clouds, and much more. This sandbox MMORPG utilises some of the most advanced graphical technologies, and it shows.

The Display Settings menu is almost as vast as the character creation screen, with options allowing full customisation. There are many guides available on how to tone down the graphics to improve performance if your hardware is struggling, although we highly recommend doing what you can to experience the immersion of this game using its highest settings.

It isn’t just the visuals that were overhauled in 2018 either, the sound effects have been re-jigged, NPC dialogue re-recorded, and the original MIDI background music has been replaced with a full orchestral score. Pearl Abyss have released the entire game score for the 3 continents of Balenos, Serendia and Calpheon right here on Soundcloud.

It’s so easy to lose yourself spending hours just roaming and exploring the beautiful landscapes. There are hundreds of beautiful vistas viewable from thousands of different viewpoints. You can see the seabed teeming with vibrant life, snow-dusted mountainside villages, or pine tree covered hills as the sun just peeks its way through a misty sky. What’s not to love? This MMO is beauty defined, and therefore takes the ‘Most Beautiful MMO Game’ crown!


Honorable Mention: Justice Online

This game is a piece of art. Released in China in June 2018, it would absolutely be a feature on this list if it was more accessible to western audiences. There are some simple guides online to help you get started, but please – before you get hooked on the beauty of this game – be aware that it is currently only available in Chinese.

We published a funny little story about this game last year: a man accidentally sells a character worth $1.4m for $500 and then gets sued!

If/when Justice Online gets a release in the west, we might have to consider a new hotlist. In the meantime, we’ll let Black Desert Online keep the trophy, and satisfy ourselves by settling into this stunning hour-long montage.


Congratulations to Black Desert Online! Readers, if you think we’ve missed out any gorgeous games, please let us know in the comments. is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Rise: Promise of the Guardian – MapleStory Keeps on Scrolling

For fifteen years, the 2D fantasy MMORPG MapleStory has kept its fans swimming in fresh content. And now, hot off the back of its 15th anniversary celebrations, the cutesy side-scroller is bringing yet another update entitled Rise: Promise of the Guardian, complete with a brand new class, region, and in-game events over the course of June.

Adele is a High Flora Warrior of Grandis and was first introduced in the Korean MapleStory server, stoking the anticipation for her global arrival on 24th June. Adele wields pure magic Aether Swords and has been described as ‘nearly unstoppable’ as she strikes her enemies without ever touching them.

Several Rise: Promise of the Guardian themed events will also be taking place from 10th June, each providing the opportunity to earn players some rewards. These include:

  • Rise Salon: The first stop on the journey, players at level 101 and beyond can pop in after completing the ‘Invitation to the Rise Salon’ quest through the event notifier.
  • Rise Fountain: Granting wishes to visitors, the Rise Fountain is an area where players can come to put their Rise Coins aside, earning themselves various rewards.
  • Rise Coin Shop: The main shop in the Rise Salon, players will need to find Gilberto in the Rise Salon map to purchase a variety of items using Rise Coins.
  • Rise Royal Shop: For players looking for special items, the Rise Royal Shop is a paradise. Maplers who find and chat with Melissa can purchase a multitude of items here with Rise Coins.
  • Rise Stamp Shop: Diligent players who collect all of the daily Salon Stamps can purchase a plethora of goods from the Rise Stamp Shop, which houses everything useful and convenient. 
  • Rise Famous Painting: This painting is said to be the most cherished painting by Daria, the Rise Salon’s host. Players who use the Salon Stamp can acquire a mysterious buff from the painting.

Finally – starting on 8th June, players who are at level 205 and above can visit Reverse City, a new region based along the Arcane River.

For all the details on these new updates check out the official website, and don’t forget to check out the MapleStory game page for a full summary of the title. is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Playing Games and Saving Trees with Gamigo

More good news ushering forth from the world of MMO gaming as Gamigo, creators of ArcheAge, RIFT and Trove among many others, have announced the runaway success of their partnership with the Eden Reforestation Project

Once again MMO gamers have banded together and demonstrated that they can be a collective force for positive change. Over the last month, the Gamigo player-base have had the opportunity to purchase special packages within their games, resulting in enough funds raised to plant over 94,000 trees. Plus, the Gamigo team have pitched in to round that number up to a whopping 111,111 trees.

“We’re incredibly proud to have such a dedicated community that went above and beyond for this charity event. That’s why we decided to pitch in ourselves and show our support of the important work the people at Eden Projects are doing and that, no matter how small, everyone can make a difference.”

“We’re happy to see the huge success of our cooperation with gamigo. With over 94K trees pledged we are grateful to the gaming community who took part in this project. Thanks to the gamigo players we can support reforestation efforts worldwide and help make earth a better place to live for every one of us tree by tree.”

Packages could be bought at $1.99 with 2 trees planted, $9.99 with 10 trees planted or $19.99 with 20 trees planted. So if our maths is correct, the total amount raised was…a lot of money. Gamigo also stoked the fires of their players’ competitiveness by publishing a leaderboard, showing how many trees had been planted by their players – so huge congratulations to Veder whose individual efforts saw 1250 trees planted! is committed to bringing you all the freshest, funniest, and most insightful MMO news. If you enjoyed this content, why not share it with your community? And make sure that you never miss our updates and exclusive giveaways by following and favouriting us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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