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The Daily Grind: Where would you live in an MMO if you could?

Sometimes MMO developers and artists are so very good with creating welcoming and gorgeous zones that I think that I wouldn't mind moving there. You know, if the taxes and school systems were good and I wasn't in imminent danger of being eaten by a Level 3 Grue whenever I went for a hike. There are several places that come...

The Stream Team: Making music with Warframe’s Octavia Prime

Once a music-making frame was introduced in Warframe, Massively OP's MJ has knew she had to have it. And now she has the Prime Frame! Will MJ be able to make sweet music with Octavia Prime, or will all her notes fall flat? Join us live at 8:00 p.m. to check this new addition out. What: Warframe Who: MJ Guthrie When: 8:00 p.m. EST...
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Betawatch: Zenith plans its alpha for April 16

Playing a game on a VR headset already feels kind of futuristic, but the upcoming Zenith is a bit more futuristic than even that. And the game has now set the alpha preorders for March 10th and beta for April 16th, meaning it's just over a month away. Hopefully that means the bits of radio silence from the team have...

ArenaNet promises to fix the Guild Wars 2 GeForceNow account lockout issue

If you swapped to playing Guild Wars 2 through GeForceNow thanks to the deprecation of the game's old Mac client - or if you just wanted to play through GeForceNow for any reason at all - you might want to pay a bit more attention to the status of your game account. That's because multiple GW2 players, including a...

LEGO Universe emulator Darkflame Universe outlines its next steps to closed beta

Let's say you were swimming around in the retrospective of LEGO Universe and it got you pining for the brick fjords, so you look in the direction of the player-operated emulator Darkflame Universe, which has been in closed alpha since 2017, to see where things stand. Lucky for you, there's some news on that front, as the stewards of...

MMO Business Roundup: Theorycraft, My.Games, the FIFA fixing lawsuit, and Roblox’s latest concert

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Theorycraft: Could you found a new games studio on $37.5M? Yeah, probably. A bunch of veteran devs are going for it, with a pedigree spanning League of Legends, Destiny, Overwatch, Valorant, Halo, Dota 2, and more. The fledgling company raised that nice chunk of change from investors, including NetEase,...

Interview: Camelot Unchained lays out its innovative alchemy system

One of the major slices of content being worked on in this current 90-day quadrant of Camelot Unchained development is its crafting system, specifically and initially the design of alchemy. During City State's afternoon stream, the studio explained that the alchemy craft will essentially allow players to mix "an almost unlimited number of combinations" using ingredients with an ever-increasing...

Minimalist multi-user roguelike Apsis Online plans a Steam release this quarter

It's been a while since we brought up Apsis Online. This ASCII-styled title was first showcased in January 2019, calling itself a "minimalist MMO" before coming up again in November 2020 as a new style of game -- the "multi-user roguelike" or "MUR." At that time we noted that the game had entered crowdfunding on Indiegogo, which sought $600 but...

The Stream Team: Meeting the Son of Braken in AQ3D

Her friends wanted to take her to meet the Son of Braken in AQ3D last week, but Massively OP's MJ didn't qualify. She aims to remedy that! Today she'll work on fulfilling all the requirements to open that big boss up. Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. for some sea shenanigans. What: AdventureQuest 3D Who: MJ Guthrie When: 2:00 p.m. EST on...

EverQuest II brings back Brewday with a new quest and new items

The adventurers of EverQuest II work hard, so if their preferred method of taking the edge off from all of that heroic work is knocking back some ale, then this is the most wonderful time of the year as Brewday 2021 has officially kicked off. Between now and Thursday, March 18th, players can find portals to the Bar of Brell...

Last Oasis announces a ‘broken’ update featuring improved UI and controller support in preparation for its Xbox release

The devs at Donkey Crew want to make one thing very clear to players of Last Oasis: the game's next update is going to be, by their own admission, "broken." That's because this upcoming update is rebuilding a variety of things from the ground up, so the next build needs some player feedback and multiple hotfixes. It's all in...

Star Citizen shows off alpha 3.13’s big new caves and previews new vehicle-based mining tools

CIG is very proud that it's made holes in the ground. That's the rather acerbic takeaway from this week's video update from Star Citizen, which offered a look at six new cave entrances coming in alpha 3.13 that are specifically designed for spaceships and vehicles to traverse. There's a little more going on than just having holes in the ground,...

ArcheAge Unchained announces new Fresh Start servers arriving on March 25 as server merges continue

Who here would like to start from square one in ArcheAge Unchained? You're going to be getting your wish this coming Thursday, March 25th, because that's when new Fresh Start servers arrive to the game. More details are set to be shared soon, but the post confirms that there will be one NA server and one EU server and...

MMO company Perfect World Entertainment is working on a new game according to hiring post

So what does Perfect World Entertainment have in the works right now? We don't know, but it appears to be something new happening. A new posting on Twitter has announced that the company is recruiting a Live Producer for a project, with the specific call-out of shepherding a game through pre-alpha and into live service. The mention of an alpha...

WoW Factor: Will most WoW Classic players genuinely move on to The Burning Crusade?

So as much praise as I had for the WoW Classic side of the World of Warcraft equation last week, there's something that was interesting as part of the presentation that's been rolling over in my head the whole time. One of the recurring talking points that was raised was the idea that the staff expects the majority of people to...

RuneScape’s login servers had a meltdown, forcing the game to roll back a few hours

RuneScape has been having a bad couple of days. Players of the MMORPG started running into issues logging in at around 9:00 a.m. EST yesterday, which were bad enough that the devs announced later that day that servers would need to be rolled back to a few hours earlier, specifically 9:15 a.m. EST. After the rollback and attempt to bring...

Tamriel Infinium: Previewing Elder Scrolls Online’s Flames of Ambition DLC and Update 29

It’s that time of year again, fans of The Elder Scrolls Online! The new yearlong story is about to kick off with the first quarter dungeon update. This year, the plot centers around the dwelling place of the daedric princes: Oblivion. The first DLC, titled Flames of Ambition, includes two new dungeons and launches alongside update 29, which is...

World of Warcraft’s valor patch comes next week while WoW Classic flirts with #somechanges

A systems and balancing patch is hitting World of Warcraft's live servers next week as Blizzard fine-tunes Shadowlands before it brings Patch 9.1 out to play. The 9.0.5 update is focused on "improving systems, rewards, covenant and legendary tuning, and bug fixes," according to the studio. It's a rather extensive patch, but we want to point out that it will...

Valve ends Artifact’s reboot dreams and shoves it into maintenance mode

BioWare isn't the only studio throwing in the towel after attempting a reboot of a promising title. Fans of Valve's digital card game Artifact were dismayed to hear this week that the company has decided to end work on Artifact 2.0, cease development altogether, and move the title into maintenance mode. "It's now been about a year and a half...