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[Preview] Black Gold: E3 2013 Preview

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 23,001MMORPG.COM Staff 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, TXPosts: 882Member Uncommon
    Seems interesting.

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  • Ladrann27Ladrann27 ValkenburgPosts: 43Member
    I agree, something to keep on my radar.
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,951Member Rare

    I hate steam punk.


    Goooo Erlandir.

  • emotaemota PLYMOUTHPosts: 410Member Uncommon
    Very interesting
  • aRtFuLThinGaRtFuLThinG MelbournePosts: 1,265Member Uncommon

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


    Always found the choice of name interesting

  • tharkthark FalunPosts: 1,170Member 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 spokanePosts: 3Member Uncommon
    me too
  • jonrd463jonrd463 Tacoma, WAPosts: 597Member Uncommon
    I keep confusing this with Black Desert. Anyone heard anything new about that one?

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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 3,662MMORPG.COM Staff 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, TXPosts: 103Member Uncommon
    I am mildly interested.  Thing to keep my eyes on.

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

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  • MkilbrideMkilbride Hooksett, NHPosts: 641Member Uncommon

    Two factions.



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  • SwampDragonsSwampDragons KavlingePosts: 342Member Uncommon
    Dont really get why this game is supposed to be any interesting, looks like just the rest.
  • lestuslestus WellingtonPosts: 32Member Uncommon
  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly genevaPosts: 734Member

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

    keep on my waiting list

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  • discord235discord235 Woodland, CAPosts: 149Member Uncommon
    Looks a lot like GW2


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