League of Maidens - The Upcoming Superhero MMOARPG Looks GREAT!
Alright so before I get into this I want to let you guys know that we’re currently holding a giveaway with Maiden Gaming, the 3-man team behind League of Maidens.
League of Maidens is funded via Patreon right now, taking in monthly donations to create their game. This means that at least presently, the game is only accessible to players that donate monthly.
However after reaching out to Maiden Gaming following my first League of Maidens video, I managed to get 50 keys to the game for 50 of my viewers to access the game, completely free, forever.
This ensures that regardless of the business model League of Maidens ends up with – free to play, buy to play, subscription based, you’re guaranteed a copy of the game. Permanently.
To participate in the giveaway all you’re required to do is navigate to our giveaway, and follow the instructions.
All in all, it’ll take you maybe 60 seconds, 90 at max to apply and enter the giveaway. So what’re you waiting for?
WHAT IS LEAGUE OF MAIDENS?
I touched on this briefly in my last video but allow me to elaborate on it a little further. League of Maidens is an MMO.
It’s not technically an MMORPG – where hundreds, if not thousands of players are capable of occupying a single space at any given time.
But at the same time the max number of players that can concurrently occupy a space is significantly higher than that of other MMOs that are labeled as MMORPGs, such as Soul Worker, Vindictus or Phantasy Star Online 2.
So I’d venture a guess and say that it’s probably somewhere in-between. A nice medium, as it were.
Like DC Universe Online and Champions Online, League of Maidens is a superhero themed MMO. You have what is potentially even deeper customization options than any other superhero themed MMO out there currently.
And with graphics – or rather, character models like these, that look like they’re ripped right out of a Japanese Hentai game you can be certain that you’re going to be able to make the character of your dreams.
Don’t get me wrong though – I believe that the character models look incredible.
SPEAKING OF CHARACTER MODELS..
Yes, no doubt that sparked some interest. I figured it would. Character creation is perhaps the most advanced I’ve come across in a Western MMO – You have the freedom to edit every facet of your characters body.
I know the game came under some heat for their use of “oversexualized” or “hypersexualized” characters as I’m sure you can no doubt tell, the game is built around very voluptuously shaped women.
Other Youtuber’s, critics, game reviewers all decided to attack the game because the women in it wear skimpy outfits and have too much emphasis on the feminine body.
But this isn’t the first time a game has utilized sex appeal to garner players: It happens all the time. Have you forgotten about Quiet In Metal Gear Solid V? How about Dead Or Alive 5? Or, heck.. Subverse?
You cannot criticize Maiden Gaming for making League of Maidens “sexy.” Not when games like these exist.
I mean Subverse’s tagline is “Are we alone in this universe? What is out there? More importantly… can we bone it?” – and that game raised over $2 million dollars on Kickstarter.
So, yeah. You can hate, complain and criticize all you want but the market out there for games like this is growing rapidly. And yes I know there’s a dirty joke in there but this is a serious video!
WHAT ABOUT THE COMBAT?
Combat is, admittedly one of the best parts of the game. I mean yeah the game looks good and character customization looks fantastic but no game would be worth your time if it had less than stellar combat.
League of Maidens therefore thankfully excels in combat as well, introducing you to a world filled with crazy metahuman speed, flight, teleportation, superhuman strength and weapons to match.
I mean realistically I couldn’t see a gun or a sword posing much of a threat to someone with super speed and super strength, but at the same time imagine being sliced with a katana moving as fast as Barry Allen.
Yeah. The game has various kinds of melee weapons such as swords and daggers but also provides you with the ability to use a variety of long-range firearms with which to dispose of your foes.
I’ve seen quite a bit of gameplay featuring assault rifles, shotguns, snipers and katanas and I gotta say, for a 3-man team, I’m surprised everything looks and plays as smooth as it does.
ARE THERE CLASSES?
No. No? No. I don’t believe there is, anyway.
From what I’ve been able to gather thus far as I haven’t been able to test the game out yet is that you’re a War Maiden.
These are immortal beings created with superhuman powers with the purpose of protecting the world – or, alternatively, if you feel like being a dick.. destroying it.
War Maidens don’t have a specific class, rather, they choose what superhero powers they’d like, what weapons they’d like and customize their playstyle from there.
You have access to skills based off of what powers and weapons you use which essentially functions as a class system of sorts.
I’m not sure if the super power you choose is locked in and unable to be changed but you can freely change what weapon you have equipped at any moment making for a different overall style of play.
Overall, the game shows a lot of promise.
I know I touched on the fact that I was excited last month but this time.. this time I’m in direct contact with the 3-man team behind the game and they’re giving me direct access to content.
Content I can see first-hand, content I can create videos around because honestly, it is exciting. It’s always exciting seeing game developers – whether they be large budget AAA devs or indie devs going against the norm.
Just because people think you shouldn’t have a sexy game doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make one. I’m glad that Maiden Gaming continue to push the boundaries of what the mainstream media deem as an acceptable video game.
We need more developers willing to take risks, regardless of what the outcome could potentially end up being.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We need an MMO that isn’t Scarlet Blade, because although Scarlet Blade is a fun MMO.. it’s always a solid idea to have more than one game of its kind because sticking to one game can get.. stale.
I’m not overly fond of kickstarter funded MMOs because they have a knack for making promises they’re unable to meet but from what I can tell, Maiden Gaming are a group of pretty honest, friendly guys and what’s more – they live 2 hours from me.
After talking with them fairly extensively, I can say that they’ve earned a little trust from me and I can relate to their goal. The game, although funded by the community is on a much smaller scale.
You can choose to fund them via Patreon with any amount you deem appropriate or worth, and can even gain access to the game by becoming a Silver Patron for $15 a month.
I’m still excited for it. Moreso now that I’ve had much more of the game revealed to me. That’s why after all I reached out to them asking if I could give some keys away.
What about you though, are you excited for the game?