End of Nations is coming back...as a MOBA

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor July 12, 2013
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I think I liked End of Nations more when it had been indefinitely postponed. Sure the RTS had some beta blues, balance issues, and staff layoffs, but things were looking up! Trion Worlds had taken over production of End of Nations and it looked like it would return at least somewhat resembling how it left.

A new teaser website for End of Nations has shattered those hopes however. Touting itself as "the first MOBA RTS" -a cliche in its own right-, End of Nations is apparently undergoing the MOBA treatment. So what's special about this one? Honestly so far, not much. While the website doesn't give too much information it does show off a few "heroes" you can command in battle. The heroes look a bit like they were ripped out of a Hasbro Transformers toy catalog, with most of them being vehicles, save for a robot named Col. Blaze.

The small and remarkably vague description blurb on the site does at least allude to you controlling heroes and units. So at the very least, some elements of an RTS seem to have survived the revamp. It's a bit baffling why Trion Worlds decided to take Petroglyph's project and run a completely different direction with it.

While End of Nations certainly suffered from balance issues and a few poor mechanics, the potential for an enjoyable fast-paced large scale RTS was there. While the MOBA market is currently exploding with games trying to hop on the bandwagon, the Free-to-Play RTS niche has been hardly touched. Besides End of Nations, only the upcoming EA Command and Conquer reboot is making an effort towards producing a AAA RTS.

Interested parties can signup for beta access by visiting the teaser site here.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (46)

Adolf H. 8 years ago
Epic Fail.

Nooo... 8 years ago
I want Massive Online RTS, not massive online 5 v 5

Nooo... 8 years ago
I want 52 vs 52...

FF Fan 8 years ago
What's next Final Fantasy MOBA ? xD

asdasda 8 years ago
I like mobs but I hope they don't turn this into a...loby based atuto-units, half rpg game.

Golgo28 8 years ago
And Trion continues down it's path to the darkside.Guess EA will soon have it's apprentice.

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Bic Boi 8 years ago
Lol mobas...soon enough they will become as saturated as FPS games. There's enough of them already..I've seen enough of that crap on a permanent basis.

lalflucas 8 years ago
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! why moba???? they destroy the game :(((

GamingMaster 8 years ago
End of nations going to be MOBA?

Well another game lost ... R.I.P

Weird how they don't see how many MOBA games are.. The MOBA genre should die..
RTS is like the classic games like Age Of Empires and MOBA has nothing to do with RTS...

reaply 8 years ago
Everyone is over reacting.

Just because it is announced as it will have a MOBA gamemode does not mean it will all be MOBA style. They already had a base game set for the RTS gameplay. They will not simply throw that away. It will still be there.

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Spazaid 8 years ago
there is no god... D:
i'm sick of mobas

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ugurano 8 years ago
we have to much mobas best here:

dota2
lol
smite
panzar
archeblade

why more?

HypnoticFoX 8 years ago
MOBA = Massive Online Battle Arena, you can do a lot of things with a moba without respawning a lot of minions in 3 lanes.

Like Bloodline Champions, Dota, LoL its a type of moba, boa moba can be a lot of different things.

Sorry for my bad english.

Black Phoenix 8 years ago
The game was such a gem back then. I loved every moment of every alpha/beta stage. There are/were no mmo rts-ses out there. The game felt like a true heir to the good old C&C we all loved. And then it all went dark

And just now i saw that mail talking about some kind of TACTICAL MOBA.

But there are thousands bloody mobas out there. and they are coming more and more each and every day. LOL,Dota 2,Smite, HON, Battle of immortals, Prime world, DC infinite crisis, Dawngate and the millions other.

And how many strategy games are there ? Aside the upcoming Generals 2 there are NONE.
There is no strategy in a moba genre. And personally im fed up with those games.

Sigh.
RIP End of nations.

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Adrian87 8 years ago
The negative feedback on this one is amazing. Everyone is so mad about it. In my opinion this is not gonna be a MOBA. Just cuz they added a few commanders does not make it a MOBA... yet. And i always complained that MOBAs do not have enough RTS elements in them, like Demigod had. And i want even more RTS elements then Demigod in my MOBAs.
If this is actually a MOBA, yes it sucks that there is gonna be a game less in the already thin F2P RTS market, but for one i am actually very interested to see what they did with the game.

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Critical Dunker 8 years ago
This game should now be called "End Of Hope"....

DinoLove 8 years ago
Game... Ruined.

TheGamer 8 years ago
WHAT?
Seriously?They changed the badass massive scale RTS battles to... another MOBA?
I'm not interested in this anymore, big oportunity missed.There're lots of people wanting to play a true Massive Online RTS, and now they're going to be making a MOBA?A market that is already saturated?Please understand, people that play LoL or DotA 2 or HoN or whatever AREN'T GOING TO CHANGE!!THEY WILL STAY WITH THEIR FAVORITE GAME!!

We don't need another MOBA.For God's sake...

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Razer 8 years ago
Just stumbled right over a small gold mine and kept on walking...

xcr00k3dx 8 years ago
Developers really need to get off the MOBA kick... >.>

morteetdabo 8 years ago
i wish Trion was just trolling everyone... although i know they arent. which makes me a sad panda

chefmadness 8 years ago
Where is the FIREFALL 1st look video & I do not want to hear there is all ready one. They totally revamped the game & it is a compleetly different game than it use to be so do one damn it. The 1st look vid is like a year old. Need to do a new one.

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catt 8 years ago
trolls will troll. there are literally 0 mobas compared to mmo clones. stop crying and pick the one you like , darn babys

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aiw 8 years ago
jeez, REALLY NO im not playing this anymore

Catt 8 years ago
End of nations..Interest in this game.
I love mobas but..jesus, plz stop making so many.

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Coldshire 8 years ago
No please Dont Just Dont please!


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