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Gamigo compensates ArcheAge players for merge messes and Relics of Hiram delays

With promises about future content and revamps plus the launch of Relics of Hiram finally out the door, Gamigo is finally turning...

Leaderboard: Is a ‘WoW Immortal’ a very real possibility?

During this week's podcast, Justin made a joke about the potential for a "WoW Immortal" that... doesn't seem like such a joke, especially...

WildStar sunsets November 28 – and it’s still dropping lore

Salt in the wound here: Carbine, or what's left of it, has released this week another leg in WildStar's meta plot and the...

Defiance 2050 updates playerbase following Trion buyout, looks forward to the future

We haven't heard specifically from the Defiance 2050 team since last month when Trion was acquired by Gamigo and the majority...
The more I know you, the less I want to.

The Daily Grind: What’s the ideal length for MMO group content?

An average run of content in Final Fantasy XIV is going to take me about half an hour... usually. It's actually more fiddly...
Found you!

Lost Ark addresses player questions on open beta connectivity issues

After what seems to be forever, Lost Ark is in testing right now in South Korea. Or launch, depending on how you look...

Brad McQuaid’s MMO Pantheon has snapped up Trion’s Linda ‘Brasse’ Carlson

Did you wonder where Linda "Brasse" Carlson was going to end up post-Trion Worlds' implosion? Because you had to know she'd end up...
Ah, right, the big picture.

The Elder Scrolls Online slows down combat updates to focus on the shape of combat

There's been a lot of work done in The Elder Scrolls Online over the years to make combat feel better. Anyone who played...
So fungus are evil?

Secret World Legends’ Dark Agartha is open

Have you ever been ambling through Agartha in Secret World Legends and thought that the place seems oddly foreboding and sinister? The good...

The Daily Grind: Are special MMO servers worth a subscription?

With all of the special legacy and progression servers being started up across the MMORPG genre, I've noticed that there's an interesting factor that...
so lonely

Destiny 2 encourages players to invite friends for exclusive loot

Is it just me, or does "refer your friend to the game and get stuff" sort of undercut the idea that the most fun...
Heck

Closers invites players to go to hell with its newest update

It's been a whirlwind tour for Closers, but with its newest update, the developers want you to go to hell. Contamination Hell,...
Team effort!

Final Fantasy XIV celebrates five years of community ahead of its newest fan festival

It's only a few days until the newest Final Fantasy XIV fan festival kicks off in Las Vegas, so you would imagine that...
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Warframe

Warframe hits a new concurrency record on Steam with its Fortuna update

Were people excited by the prospect of Warframe's latest update? Yes, it turns out. So excited that the game managed to break its...

‘Tenno Against Crunch’: Warframe players urge devs not to overwork on updates

Here's a feel-good story to cap off your Veteran's Day whether you're stuck working or not: Warframe players on Reddit last week...

Superhero MMORPGs mourn the passing of comics legend Stan Lee

Geeks of all stripes are mourning the passing of Stan Lee today, perhaps no one more than gamers who live and breathe superhero MMOs. Over on the DC Universe Online forums, there's been an outpouring of love for the iconic Marvel superstar.
Hot lady

Wisdom of Nym: Predictions for Final Fantasy XIV’s fan festival

Well, here we go again. This Friday is time for Final Fantasy XIV fans to sit down and find out what the next...

Fallout 76 beta: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave

Did you think it was possible for the bugs plaguing the no-wipe beta of Fallout 76 to get any worse? O ye, of...
Splash, ah-ah

Sea of Thieves plans a new not-quite battle royale PvP update, The Arena, for next year

The next major update for Sea of Thieves is planned for launch late this month, but the developers have plans for further in...
Money?

The Daily Grind: What one piece of advice would you give to new MMO players in 2018?

Over the weekend, CCP tweeted out a fun poll asking EVE Online players what advice they'd like to deliver to newbies: Insure...

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