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Part one of Villagers & Heroes’ Wrath of the Black Thrush expansion is live

Will Wrath of the Black Thrush eventually become Villagers & Heroes' very own WOTLK? I dunno about that, but I do know it's live, as Mad Otter surprised the players of this cutesy crossplatform sandbox yesterday with an early patch that includes part one of the content rollout. The studio told players that it's heavily redesigned the mobile UI...

World of Warcraft guild Method nets world-first Mythic Uldir clear, Blizzard introduces $75 mount-and-subscription bundle

Just over one week after Blizzard opened the gates to World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth's mythic Uldir raid, the raid has been cleared and the final boss, G'huun, has been defeated by a team from prominent progression-raiding guild Method. According to real-time updates made to Method's site during their G'huun attempts, it was a close...
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Final Fantasy XIV offers a UI guide and opens up its roleplaying server

It wasn't a feature of the game's most recent patch, but Final Fantasy XIV did something almost inconceivable yesterday: It opened up Balmung for character creation. Balmung is the game's unofficial roleplaying server as well as being incredibly populated, stuffed to the brim with players and long kept unavailable for new characters. But now you can make...

Hyperspace Beacon: What will we see on SWTOR’s ‘ancient Jedi world’?

Producer Keith Kanneg wrote, "[T]he next phase of the SWTOR storyline will kick off with a bang on the ancient Jedi world." Let's look at the clues that let us know exactly which Jedi world that is, why I am excited to see that world, and what we will likely see on that planet. I don't think I have to mention it at this point, but I will: Possible spoilers ahead, but only if I am right.

Red Dead Redemption 2’s multiplayer version, Red Dead Online, hits beta this November

When I mentioned I was writing this piece, one of my colleages politely asked why the heck we were covering Red Dead Redemption 2 at all. "Does it have a major online component that I've missed?" he wondered allowed. Why yes, yes it does! In fact, Rockstar just confirmed the multiplayer that it had previously teased. It's even...

The Stream Team: Flirting with SWTOR Iokath cliffhangers

Massively OP's Larry and MJ saw how much you viewers loved SWTOR cliffhangers, so they ended on another one last time (it had nothing to do with running out of time, really). It may not be the biggest story decision, but it was one of more import to the audience: the flirt. You cast the vote, but...

Neverwinter is completely overhauling its entire crafting system

It's shaping up to be a big week for crafting across the MMO space, and Neverwinter is getting in on the action. PWE has announced that it's planning on revamping its profession system, calling it a "ground-up redesign" with all-new recipes, upgraded workshops, new hireable artisans, and even a do-over for how players actually complete recipes. Today, the studio's...

Black Desert Online’s latest patch reworks Node War system, kicks off Beerfest event

This week's Black Desert Online patch introduces changes to the game's Node War system, marks the beginning of the three-week Beerfest in-game event, and implements a bevy of other fixes and tweaks. The biggest news in this patch is bound to be the alterations to Black Desert's Node War system, which does away with the distinction between "Normal"...

PWI celebrates its 10th anniversary, releases Redemption expansion

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, PWI (aka Perfect World International) is receiving a new expansion, Redemption, that brings new zones, the new dungeon bestiary feature, a sixth boundary tier, and updated visuals to Perfect World Entertainment's venerable MMO. In addition to the new content, such as the Royal Sky Boundary, which provides further progression opportunities for...

Perfect Ten: My favorite WildStar memories

As I grow older, I start to worry about the loss of memories that are precious to me. I already joke that I'm pretty much a human goldfish that can't remember what happened the day before, nevermind last year or during momentous occasions. This memory loss doesn't bother me when it comes to live MMOs, because there's always the...

H1Z1’s PC ‘Z1 Battle Royale’ gets its first big update under its new joint studio today

When Daybreak announced its new investment and development partnership with NantWorks and Jace Hall set up shop inside the company, H1Z1 fans expected big things, and not just for the promised new mobile game. As it turns out, big things are exactly what they're getting, especially on the PC side of the veteran battle royale game, both...
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World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons Online, and other MMOs celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day

It's time for everyone to once again pretend that saying "arr" after every sentence makes you sound like a nautical criminal, and internet culture being what it is, you probably aren't surprised that games are getting in on Talk Like A Pirate Day celebration. Conan Exiles doesn't have an event running, but it did encourage players to...

Secret World Legends has launched its new Occult Defense scenario

Secret World Legends' latest content drop is here and live, Funcom tweeted this morning. We're talking, of course, about the new scenario, Occult Defence, which the studio first teased for us at DragonCon and followed up with a video. "The Council of Venice have agreed to utilize their virtual reality system for a new combat simulation: Occult...

Fortnite player arrested for threatening to kill an 11-year-old opponent

This week in why we can't have nice things, a grown man apparently threatened to kill a little kid who beat him in Fortnite. Yesterday, New York's News 12 reported on the arrest of the 45-year-old man, Michael Aliperti, who was arraigned by police for aggravated harassment and "acting in a manner to injure a child." Police say...

Earn a pony, a horse, and a house in The Elder Scrolls Online’s Summerfall event

The folks at ZeniMax are giving Elder Scrolls Online players the opportunity to earn themselves a glowing pony, a glowing horse, and an absolutely fabulous palatial estate in the upcoming Summerfall event. The event, which begins Thursday, September 20th and runs until Friday, September 28th, tasks players with completing the Summerset Pathfinder achievement "by visiting all...

The latest build of Lord of the Rings Online’s Where Dragons Dwell hits the PTS

The Bullroarer public test server for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with the latest build of Update 23, Where Dragons Dwell, and it includes an updated work-in-progress preview of the upcoming Hobbit avatar update, changes to the way that stat ratings are calculated, and the implementation of the new lootbox and endgame currency system, which...

The Daily Grind: What’s the funniest conversation you’ve witnessed in MMO world chat?

I know it's common wisdom to simply jettison the world chat window as soon as you log into a new MMO. It's not healthy to have a firehose of angry, bitter, and combative people spewing crazy onto your screen without any filter. Yet I usually leave it turned on, and this one act makes me a noble and brave soul...

Age of Conan formally announces Saga of Blood PvP server and event

Things are about to get bloody (or bloodier than usual, I suppose) in Funcom's Age of Conan with the release of a brand-new Saga Server, this time boasting a PvP ruleset. As players had previously predicted, the Saga of Blood server, which will go live on September 27th, is "a new time-limited server running on a...

Aion has retired its Prestige Pack recurring subscription

As of this week, Aion has retired its Prestige Pack recurring subscription system. Prestige Pack subscriptions are no longer available for purchase, and on October 3rd, all auto-renewing subscriptions will be automatically cancelled. Players with a currently active Prestige Pass will be able to continue to take advantage of its benefits and granted items until the items' time...

Chronicles of Elyria’s Searing Plague event concludes

Early last month, Chronicles of Elyria kicked off the first of its live community events, The Searing Plague, in which players were able to take part in a sort of in-depth choose-your-own-adventure game via the game's forums and Discord, where the results would determine the progression of the event's narrative, which would in turn shape the Chronicles...

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