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[Preview] Black Gold: E3 2013 Preview

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 21,748 Epic

Snail Games has been coming on strong in 2013, first with the release of Age of Wushu and now with the announcement that steampunk-high fantasy hybrid Black Gold is on the way. At E3 this year, we managed some quality time with Black Gold and have a terrific preview to share. Read on and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

Most MMOs tend to fit into a certain theme, but Black Gold mixes two. You’ll find both steampunk and fantasy themes in the game and it’s these themes that are representative of Black Gold’s two factions. On one side, you have the steam-powered Isenhorst, and on the other, the fantasy-based Erlandirs. While these two factions are different in many ways, they are similar in their desire to secure control over the vital resource of ‘Black Gold’. With only so much of this stuff to go around, it shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise that these two factions are locked in conflict over the resource and it’s this conflict that serves as the focus of the game. 

Read more of Mike Bitton's Black Gold E3 2013 Preview.



  • Punk999Punk999 Baytown, TXMember Posts: 882 Uncommon
    Seems interesting.

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  • Ladrann27Ladrann27 ValkenburgMember Posts: 43
    I agree, something to keep on my radar.
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIMember Posts: 8,868 Rare

    I hate steam punk.


    Goooo Erlandir.

  • emotaemota PLYMOUTHMember Posts: 408 Uncommon
    Very interesting
  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbourneMember Posts: 1,248 Uncommon

    Just wondering is Black Gold's first expansion gonna be called Texas Tea?


    Always found the choice of name interesting

  • tharkthark FalunMember Posts: 1,168 Uncommon

    Since they have both magic and a steam punk faction they should look at ARCANUM of steamworks and magica.

    Hopefully they will take inspiration from that game :)


  • bubbaduda19bubbaduda19 spokaneMember Posts: 3 Uncommon
    me too
  • jonrd463jonrd463 Tacoma, WAMember Posts: 598
    I keep confusing this with Black Desert. Anyone heard anything new about that one?

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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 3,203 Epic
    @jonrd: You're in luck! We met with Black Desert too and have a write up coming Monday.

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  • SandricSandric Austin, TXMember Posts: 103 Uncommon
    I am mildly interested.  Thing to keep my eyes on.

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  • SyrusSyiSyrusSyi Asheville, NCMember Posts: 366
    I'm going to keep my eye out for this game.

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  • MkilbrideMkilbride Hooksett, NHMember Posts: 641 Uncommon

    Two factions.



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  • SwampDragonsSwampDragons KavlingeMember Posts: 338 Uncommon
    Dont really get why this game is supposed to be any interesting, looks like just the rest.
  • lestuslestus WellingtonMember Posts: 32 Uncommon
  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly genevaMember Posts: 734

    looks so great to me, hope it will not be boring to play!

    keep on my waiting list

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  • discord235discord235 Woodland, CAMember Posts: 149 Uncommon
    Looks a lot like GW2


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