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Quantic Foundry’s survey examines the motivations of gamers drawn to sci-fi settings

Quantic Foundry - aka the Nick Yee-backed analytics company that's most well-known for its Gamer Motivation Model - has shared some responses from an...
We stan a king.

Project Gorgon dev says it’s catering to older players who remember the golden age of MMOs

Last night's Project Gorgon patch brought cheers to the game's Discord as what was represented as a bug-fixing patch also heavily revamped a skill...

Choose My Adventure: I still don’t know if I like Tree of Savior even after hitting triple-digit levels

You'd be forgiven for thinking that I would have made up my mind about Tree of Savior after making it to character level 150,...

Warframe of Mind: Reflections on TennoCon 2023 and Warframe’s 10 years of Tenno

TennoCon 2023 may be long over, but that doesn't mean it's out of mind. This year's convention was significant in a number of ways;...

Diablo IV receives a sudden wave of positive reviews on Steam by suspected bot accounts

There are some strange things going on at the Steam page of Diablo IV. According to the eagle eye of a Redditor by the...

New World completes server merges, teases PUG finder, and addresses roadmap delays

New World's planned server merge went off yesterday without much of a hitch. Readers will recall that Amazon originally announced the merge of nine...

The Daily Grind: What was the best new race added to an MMORPG in 2023?

This question is an easy one for me because I play Lord of the Rings Online, which added River Hobbits this year. While there...

Pantheon influencers show off pre-alpha MMORPG footage as Visionary Realms loses a marketing staffer

Is Visionary Realms attempting to staunch the bleeding of player trust, or this all just part of an existing plan? That's certainly up for...
Never seen a bluer sky.

Wisdom of Nym: Why Final Fantasy XIV’s next limited job is (probably) not Pictomancer or Green Mage

Despite the fact that it is not coming out until significantly later, I'm willing to bet that a large part of the work for...

CCP Games finally ends official support of the long-neglected EVE Portal mobile app

Longtime fans of EVE Online have likely noticed that the sandbox's official EVE Portal mobile app has been in decline for a number of...

The Daily Grind: What was the most important innovation in MMOs in 2023?

It's weird to think about, but I don't really think MMORPGs are particularly innovative. Maybe they never have been. They're always walking a fine...

The Stream Team: Exploring Final Fantasy XIV’s Binding Coil of Bahamut raid at long last

Today's Eorzea Sunday stream is a little special. MOP's Chris is once again taking on legacy (read: old) raid content in Final Fantasy XIV,...

Global Chat: Tarisland is the real deal, folks

As Tarisland winds its way through the beta process on its way to our grubby little hands in 2024, there are more and more...

One Shots: Soft and squishy, yet fierce and determined

If MMORPGs, anime, and children's cartoons have taught me anything -- and really, it's where I get most of my learning these days --...
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The Daily Grind: What’s your least favorite death penalty in an MMO?

Just going to throw out a controversial statement here: Nobody really wants to die in a video game. When your health reaches zero and...

Perfect New World wraps up its ‘equilibrious test’ with stats and appreciation

The self-described "equilibrious test" for Perfect New World has officially concluded and the studio is happily crowing about the recent beta round's success, thanking...

WRUP: No, it’s the children who are wrong edition

And now, a special message from our favorite writer, Brick Moneyshield: Recently, I have invited a great deal of controversy from my article in which...

The Daily Grind: Do you wait for fresh start servers to come back to an MMO?

I don't think that MMO vets and developers entrenched into a particular game realize just how daunting it is for lapsed players to actually...

The Stream Team: Dancing for the rhythmic pigeon crown in Headbangers Rhythm Royale

MOP's Chris had so much fun the last time he streamed Headbangers: Rhythm Royale, he absolutely has to do it again! Join him today...

EverQuest players are raising the alarm over an economy-crushing dupe exploit

The EverQuest community is up in arms over what's being perceived as a meager response to a major problem that has reportedly crashed...