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Global Chat: High adventure in Dungeons and Dragons Online

If there was ever an MMO that was made for parties to adventure together, it is Dungeons and Dragons Online. Telwyn over at

One Shots: A nose in a book

I love me a good library. When I was a kid, going to libraries and book stores were some of my favorite outings, so...
Weird dog.

The Daily Grind: Are you re-exploring old MMO content during isolation?

These days, a lot of people are sitting at home without necessarily much to do. We are many of us content locusts now, swarming...

Ultima Online’s next update will feature an overhaul to its quest system

With Publish 108 out the door, it's time for Ultima Online to look forward to Publish 109, which will feature an overhaul...

EVE Online crowns its Champion of Lowsec, posts Pulse video and charity campaign

Last week, EVE Online challenged player alliances and corps to blow up the most stuff possible in the Champions of Lowsec event...
This picture is about horses.

WRUP: Song listing for Andrew Lloyd Weber’s next musical ‘Horses’ edition

Overture: several actual horse neighing sounds are played while the actors sit and vape on the stage. One of them occasionally says "horse" but...

The Daily Grind: What is your favorite memory from a shuttered MMORPG?

Free Realms. Warhammer Online. WildStar. Asheron's Call. We've lived through so these and so many other MMO shutdowns over the...
What the el. Yon. Elyon.

Betawatch: Ascent Infinite Realm rebranded to Elyon during beta

Rebranding is one of those things that always feels like a bigger deal than it might be but also easy to under-sell by accident....
H-H-H-H-Holy shirt.

Final Fantasy XI introduces its April version update

This month's update for Final Fantasy XI is a bit lighter than usual, and in the video digest for the update it's...
Sitting around.

Crowfall’s latest ACE Q&A covers class design and the safety of the ArtCraft team

We've all gotten accustomed to videos from the Crowfall team, but the latest ACE Q&A video is a little different from usual as...

Bless Unleashed is back online after fixing a ‘critical hit critical issue’

In the wee hours of this Friday morning, Bless Unleashed ran into an issue. A "critical hit critial issue" even. One that...
Less of this and more lantern-y.

ArcheAge kicks off the Lantern Festival as a tribute to the lost

The development team at ArcheAge is encouraging everyone to stay home and stay safe, and part of how you do that is by...
No! My empire of faeces is collapsing!

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Battle for Azeroth

Oh no. I'd ask how this happened, but I know how it happened. It happened because I am a gigantic idiot. This expansion tour seemed...
This is how I win.

The World of Warcraft player who cleared all of the game’s achievements has done it again

Back in 2018, a World of Warcraft player by the (in-game) name of Xirev made a splash when his Blood Elf Mage managed...
Ah yes, teamwork.

Massively Overthinking: How are MMO players faring through the pandemic?

This week's Overthinking is going to be a bit different from normal. As we've been covering extensively for more than the past two...
YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE!

The Daily Grind: How do you deal with jealousy and FOMO in your MMORPGs?

Earlier this week, Polygon ran a piece on Animal Crossing: New Horizons players who were not happy. It's not because of the...
Well, that might not be a great sign.

Final Fantasy XIV wraps up its Shadowbringers creation documentary while preparing for patch 5.25

A big chunk of Final Fantasy XIV gameplay involves re-fighting familiar content. If you play the game, you know that. The final documentary...
Donkeys cannot use horse gear.

Black Desert’s guild event gets exploited all up in its face

When there's a will, there's a way. And when the devs overlook something that can be abused, there's an exploit waiting to happen. Black...

A fan-made Guild Wars 2 dating sim is arriving on Friday to support charity

How would you like to enjoy some amusing Guild Wars 2 dating options without having to actually log in to Guild Wars 2...
dem bones

Sea of Thieves is heading to Steam with full cross-play capability

It may not be the biggest sort of cross-platform news, but after enjoying a lengthy stretch of life as a Windows 10 and Xbox...

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