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Why Spellcraft: School Of Magic Is Not A MMO My Son Will Be Playing Again

My son loves playing games on his iPod Touch. Usually, he’s into single-player racing games, puzzle games, and platform games. But recently he asked me if I could find a game he could play with other kids online, “Like that game you always play” (i.e. Order and Chaos Online). So I went looking for a…(Read the full article)

Order and Chaos Surprises With New Content in iOS 6 update, Hints At Future Direction

On Wednesday, many apps pushed out updates to the App Store, adding iOS 6 compatibility and support for the iPhone 5′s wider screen. Order and Chaos, the top MMORPG on iOS, was one of these apps. But instead of just updating the display and other minor OS tweaks, Gameloft slipped some new content into the…(Read the full article)

Bear Mounts, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Gameplay, & More Coming to Gameloft’s Order and Chaos Universe

Last week was a big week for Order and Chaos Online, Gameloft’s big MMORPG, with two big announcements about upcoming releases: the long-awaited PvP Update and the thinly detailed spin-off game Heroes of Order and Chaos. This week, Gameloft kept the goods coming, revealing more about these releases and ratcheting up the anticipation. In last…(Read the full article)

In App Purchases Boost Gameloft to Record Earnings. What Does It Mean For Order & Chaos Online?

This week, Gameloft announced that they had record revenues of 50.4 million Euros ($62 million) in Q2 2012. They credited the record on the successful implementation of IAP-fueled freemium and paymium games in the past year. Gameloft’s descent into the freemium model is something I’ve had my eye on for awhile. It began just after…(Read the full article)

Paying To Play: Spending Too Much On iOS MMORPGs?

It came as some surprise to me last week to find out that Order and Chaos Online has a spending limit on rune stones. Rune stones (or simply “runes”) are the IAP currency of OnC. While purchasing runes is not neccessary to play the game, they do a lot to speed up the aquisition of 133t…(Read the full article)

Order & Chaos Celebrates One Year Anniversary, Only One Month Late!

This week, Gameloft announced that the next update for Order & Chaos Online , their successful take on World of Warcraft, will be getting a One Year Anniversary Update on May 31st. Huzzah! Here’s the announcement video: Looks pretty interesting, doesn’t it? Like the Christmas update we got last December, this looks to be not…(Read the full article)

Freemium, Subscription, or Both? The Right Price for Playing a Mobile MMORPG

Recently, Sega, developers of the upcoming Phantasy Star Online 2, talked some smack about the state of pocket-sized MMORPGs, in particular about the Freemium model that seems to be taking over the genre. According to a report from Kotaku: With the increase of free to play online social games for smart phones, the developers were…(Read the full article)

Surveying the Landscape of iOS MMORPGs

Massively Portable began as a podcast dedicated to “pocket-sized MMORPGs” – that is, massively multiplayer online role-playing games for mobile devices. While the podcast continues weekly, I have also teamed up with App Chronicles to provide regular coverage of the iOS MMORPG scene in a column format. Big thanks to Steve from App Chronicles for…(Read the full article)

Order & Chaos Online Review Part 1 (Levels 1-20): Massively Fun

 
 
 
 
 

Reviewing Gameloft’s Order & Chaos Online has been difficult. Reviewing an MMORPG isn’t like reviewing a linear game; there’s so much potential experience, so many possible outcomes, and so much game to sift through, that you’re always afraid that you’ll reach a premature conclusion. So instead, I’m approaching this as a partial review: my impressions…(Read the full article)


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