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Lord of the Rings Online announces surprise August instance and dates for next crafting events

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Lord of the Rings Online surprised fans by announcing on its Friday devstream that a new instance is in the works for next month. This will arrive in conjunction with Daybreak's "Year of the Dragon" celebration and may involve more than just a new dungeon in LOTRO. Before that, Update 41 with its PvP revamp and Birding hobby is targeting...

War Thunder nerds once again use classified military documents in a forum discussion

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Reset the timer, everyone: The forums of War Thunder have once again seen another set of classified military documents used as a cudgel to presumably win a forum argument or as a bullet point for a discussion about in-game vehicles. Either way, it's happened again. This time around, players of the military vehicle battler posted classified user manuals for the...

Quinfall opens its beta to the public for the final two days of its run, but there’s a small catch

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Were you among those who weren't selected to join in the second closed beta of Quinfall? Then you're in luck because Vawraek Technologies has decided to essentially turn the closed beta into an open beta for the last two days of the test. For those who want to hop in, it's simply a matter of going to the game's Steam...

Ultima Online plans beta testing of New Legacy server shortly – here’s how to add your name to the list

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It's taken the better part of four (!) years for this move, but fans of Ultima Online have finally gotten a tangible step closer to the arrival of the New Legacy server's release, as Broadsword Entertainment has confirmed beta testing is happening soon™. Readers might remember that this new server ruleset was first revealed in 2020 and explained by the...

Sky: Children of Light anniversary festival draws a million fans for hybrid online/offline event

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It's been quite the celebration for Thatgamecompany and its Sky: Children of Light this month, as its anniversary celebration drew hundreds of thousands of fans both in and outside of the game. The studio reported that 300,000 fans gathered in Japan and China for the SkyFest 5th anniversary, a number that was augmented by 700K in-game concurrent players enjoying...

The Daily Grind: What conventional MMO wisdom provokes a contrary response in you?

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Back in May, I did a smol piece on Echoes of Elysium that talked about the game's philosophy: "No more punching trees and building shacks." And you know what? Some folks on social media took that as a challenge. Turns out, kind of a lot of players still like punching trees and building shacks, and honestly... me too. But then,...

MMO Week in Review: Early access windows for Corepunk and Pantheon

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Two different MMORPGs announced early access this week, both planned for the end of the year: the long-awaited Corepunk, and the Kickstarted Pantheon. Something new to look forward to when the summer and fall launches have cleared out! Meanwhile, we weighed in on Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail, Once Human is tearing up the charts, and New World delayed its console...

The First Descendant promises to tweak icon visuals to better distinguish them from Destiny 2

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It would appear that Nexon's looter shooter The First Descendant has taken the "copy your homework" meme a bit too literally, as players and game journalists both noticed how many of the shooter's icons are a bit too close in design to those found in Destiny 2. However, Nexon has resolved to actually design its own iconography. Or to...

The MOP Up: Marvel Snap goes maximum effort with this month’s Deadpool season

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Deadpool's taken over Marvel Snap (just in time for his new movie) and is bringing a new game mode, several new cards (including Gwenpool), and additional locations. "This month we’re introducing a brand new in-game event that will allow you to wager more than your typical cubes. Here at Deadpool’s Diner, you bet Deadpool’s Bubs before you play! Keep winning...

The Stream Team: Hopping into the Dawntrail roulettes of Final Fantasy XIV

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It's time once again for MOP's Chris and his crew to come together in Final Fantasy XIV and hit the roulettes! Only this time around, the dungeons that arrive may have a bit more of a Dawntrail flavor to them, so if you haven't gotten through the expansion, beware of spoilers. Otherwise, tune in at 2:00 p.m. EDT for...

WoW Classic players petition Blizzard to revert the server to its original state without any changes

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It would appear that a small segment of WoW Classic players have a bone to pick with Blizzard and the way the era servers have been handled to this point: Apparently, Change.org petition has been making the rounds, with nearly 2,500 signers at the time of this writing raging at how the studio has messed with the MMORPG's presumed...

EVE Vanguard talks up its vision for ‘a true MMOFPS’ in latest video

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For better or worse, CCP Games has had no lack of lofty aspirations, and while many of them have either fallen flat or are arguably against the playerbase's wider wishes, the studio is absolutely stepping on the gas for its EVE Vanguard FPS module as the devs talk about the grand vision in a recent video. "The vision for Vanguard...

One Shots: FFXIV gets a glow-up

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Substance over style should be the priority in video games -- but that doesn't mean that style doesn't deserve consideration! It's always nice when your MMO gets a visual overhaul, because who doesn't love a little eye candy? Vincent is enjoying the Dawntrail visual upgrade, saying, "Hard to believe these shots are from the same game, same expansion. Such a...
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The Daily Grind: What are your most important daily tasks in MMORPGs?

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The name of this particular feature is, obviously, The Daily Grind. It is an allusion to daily tasks in MMORPGs. Now, certain games have made a big point of daily quests to the point that it's easy to think that "daily" means exactly that. But it doesn't! Many things in games have a daily reset or refresh and have...
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Fans fill The Crew’s gas tank back up for a ride down Rogue Server Lane

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Just because Ubisoft planted an "End of Road" sign for its open world racer The Crew doesn't mean that fans are content to turn off the engine and let their virtual cars fall into disrepair. In fact, there's an effort already underway to revive the shuttered game after Ubisoft took it offline and out of players' libraries. This movement isn't...

The Stream Team: The killer droid jailbreak in SWTOR

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The end is nigh! Massively OP's Larry is so close now to finishing the SWTOR's quest line to adopt the new Mandalorian robo pet, B3-S1. (Too bad he can't really enjoy the pup after unless he subscribes!) His last task is simply to break an expert out of prison on Belsavis. And by expert, we mean an HK droid...

Player numbers for Once Human continue to climb as limited seasons ignite friction

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NetEase's survival shooter Once Human continues to make a significant and surprising splash in the multiplayer gaming world, as this weekend has seen player headcount continue to climb, hitting a new all-time peak of over 173K this past Friday and a slow rise in positive user review sentiment to about 63% following Starry Studio's response to security complaints. However, the...

Embers Adrift goes on sale with its weekend Summer Celebration and free trial

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Embers Adrift hopes that you are warming up to this hardcore PvE MMO because its first-ever Summer Celebration is in full swing for this weekend, with another one coming August 16th through the 18th. The Summer Celebration involves a welcome party, special GM events in various zones, a PvP tournament, and other social activities (hide-and-seek, anyone?). During the celebration, Embers...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six ways you can prepare for the new legendary servers

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With brand-new legendary servers coming soon to Lord of the Rings Online, the allure of a fresh start, lower lag, and the Ringwraith ruleset may pull in many old, new, and returning players. Considering that this is the first new server (more or less) since 2021, I think it should prove to be a significant event. While we don't know...

Kickstarted VR MMO Zenith officially goes into maintenance mode

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It's the end of the road for Zenith, more or less, as its small indie team announced that the virtual reality MMO is going into maintenance mode going forward. This comes as little surprise, as the studio admitted that the game was running at a loss at the start of this year. Even the launch of an OARPG spin-off,...

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