Tarisland, A Game Intended To Replace WoW In China, Is Going Global

It probably isn’t going to replace WoW anywhere else.

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor Posted:


Blizzard pulling out of China may have hurt the players who invested time and money into games like World of Warcraft over the years. NetEase seems to be implying as much, suing the company in part to “refund players”. But all of that doesn’t mean Chinese players haven’t had somewhere else to go. TenCent – you know that company that owns almost everything – was more than happy to step in with their own World of Warcraft-esque game, Tarisland. And now, they’re ready to take it global.

The Taris Global website launched sometime last week, offering players a chance to register early. Just looking at the site…. Well, it definitely gives some World of Warcraft vibes in the art area, if nothing else. At present, it offers seven classes – which, according to some on Reddit, may be gender and race locked. Reddit also indicates it uses a hero system more than customizable characters. The site isn’t particularly clear on either of these facts.

As far as content goes, the site promises “substantial” PvE raids, as well as a season-style rollout of new content. This seems to be intended to keep the level gap among players from getting too big.

None of this makes the game seem like something World of Warcraft, or any other MMO, will have to worry about much. The good news for those interested is that it is cross-server and platform. So playing with friends should be easy enough. The developers also promise that while the game is free-to-play, it will not be pay-to-win. But, as we’ve heard that one before, it’s best to wait and see.

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In this article: Tencent, Tarisland.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor

QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various gaming sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

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Discussion (7)

givemehacks404 1 year ago
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magicslinky 1 year ago
Can't wait to see what this game puts out! This is exciting news for the MMORPG market. I just hope it's fun and doesn't do anything crazy.

I also hope it doesn't set any expectations that turn out to be worse for future games.

mouhsine 1 year ago
Just wanted to add this since i can't edit my post...the game seems race and maybe gender class locked also...

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mouhsine 1 year ago
to many wow clones emerged during the past years(like Allods online) and none of them succeded in dethroning wow...the chinese trying their best in taking everything and this game will fail like the rest...i never saw or played in my life a chinese free to play MMORPG without the predatory pay to win elements...and trust me this will be the downfall of this game right from the start..why? because it is a free to play chinese... game..that it

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