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The summer of no E3 seems to be treating publishers and developers just fine in terms of buzz

This is the year of no E3, the year with no big summer convention in which everyone packs together in a building to see...

Here’s what to expect from Elder Scrolls Online at QuakeCon 2020

With COVID-19 still raging around the country, Bethesda has turned this year's QuakeCon into a virtual event running August 7th through August 9th....

The Daily Grind: How should MMO end-of-life care play out?

Nonameplease recently sent us a concerned email about the future of MMOs, specifically Star Trek Online. "I have spent a ton of money on...
NOT THE WARP TARU!

Final Fantasy XI’s August update includes the first new storyline after Rhapsodies of Vana’diel

It appears that even the claims of Final Fantasy XI's story being finished were greatly exaggerated. That's not news, of course, but it...
Whether or weather.

Star Trek Online shows off the game’s summer reward ship, the Risian Weather Control Vessel

Risa is a resort planet. That's its whole thing in Star Trek in general and Star Trek Online in specific. It turns out...
Fly free, too.

Final Fantasy XIV offers a few more tidbits about patch 5.3 to its special site

Flight! Letting slip the surly bonds of gravity and taking to the skies! Final Fantasy XIV has let players fly in the expansion...

New World’s first ‘density’ stress test begins today at 5 p.m. EDT

MMO gamers are gearing up for stress testing in Amazon's New World today and into the weekend. As we previously posted, today's...

Red Dead Online’s new Naturalist role has also re-introduced extremely hungry predators

The recently added Naturalist role appears to be turning in to a monkey's paw wish for Red Dead Online players that were...
We're the New Hampshire Bonescrapers, thank you.

World of Warcraft changes how Conduits work and has a new type of weekly chest in Shadowlands

The first version of the Conduit system in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands didn't exactly go over well with players. No one was excited...

The Guild Wars 2 community is debating whether precursors belong in lockboxes

Guild Wars 2 players are busy on Reddit this week debating whether precursors should be even tangentially in the Black Lion chest...

Riot Games canceled its League of Legends esports partnership with Saudia Arabia after massive backlash

The League of Legends esports community was set on fire and then partially doused this week thanks to a decision - now rescinded...
What was best of all was that longing look you gave me.

Path of Exile shares the statistics of seeds in the Harvest league

A new challenge league has been running in Path of Exile for about four weeks now, and that means it's time to share...
Sort of?

Warhammer Online rogue server Return of Reckoning is getting Twitch drops, no kidding

I can't think of a whole lot of rogue servers or player-run emulators that make the leap to Twitch drops, but Return of...
Town.

Final Fantasy XIV reminds players to finish the Crystal Tower series and get a mount before August 11

The next Final Fantasy XIV patch arrives on August 11th, and you're going to need to do some stuff ahead of time if...
Fighty shouty fight-shouts.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands appears to have PvP world quests returning once more

In World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, players are wandering in the realm of the dead and dealing with afterlife issues. A perfect time to...
Ms. Not-Appearing-In-This-List.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs I was very wrong about

Here's a not-actually-very-secret bit of honesty about the industry that I have been working in for about a decade now: I am not actually...

Squadron 42 news delay is chalked up to developing a new roadmap and a video that wasn’t up to standard

Earlier in the week we reported on a Reddit post that wondered aloud what was happening with Squadron 42's development. CIG has...
Build it up.

The Daily Grind: When should MMO studios compensate players for downtime?

Been playing Lord of the Rings Online lately? That's a little gallows humor for you, right there; logging into LOTRO has been a...
Creep.

Astellia Online patches out the summer event, improves rewards, and adds more cosmetic slots

Summer has come to an end... well, over in Astellia Online. The game's newest patch removes the summer event, so you'll need...
Not a sharknado.

Final Fantasy XIV brings a shark-filled Moonfire Faire around on August 12

On August 11th, Final Fantasy XIV players will face the end of the Shadowbringers MSQ arc that will decide the fate of a...

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