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New World just took a hard turn away from a PvP slugfest, and hardcore PvPers are not happy

Even knowing it was slated to arrive, I was still surprised last night when Amazon Game Studios dropped New World's latest dev...

The Daily Grind: Do you like standard MMO classes or abnormal ones?

Any time I hear about a new MMO or jump into an existing one, the first thing that I look at is its class...
However you want it.

Betawatch: Crowfall is heading on to beta land

Oh, Crowfall, you've missed many a milestone for your planned test phases, but there's good news. The next major patch is apparently
Hot or not?

Bless Unleashed plans a stress test starting at the end of January

When is Bless Unleashed launching? It's a perfectly valid question, and the official answer is still a coy smirk and a vague "soon"...

Warframe roundup: Empyrean on Switch, Digital Extremes philanthropy, and a 1M follower celebratory livestream

All right, there's a whole lot of Warframe stuff going on right now, so let's get right to it, bullet point style. Nintendo...

Leaderboard: Have you ever failed MMO events on purpose – like for roleplaying’s sake?

Earlier this week, MOP's Sam Kash came into the MOP writing room cracking up over a thread on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit...
Echoing.

Final Fantasy XIV puts up its patch site, previews its next tomestones, and welcomes back old players

The next Final Fantasy XIV patch is scheduled for mid-February, but right now it's still shrouded in mystery. Usually the launch of the...
Do this differently.

WoW Factor: There is (not) much to do in World of Warcraft

Here's a fun question for you: How do you count discrete activities in World of Warcraft? It's a more complex concept than you...
The only reason John Williams isn't rolling over in his grave is because he's still very much alive.

World of Warcraft bundles its new Year of the Rat mount, Squeakers, in with a six-month subscription

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an effort to distract you from what will no doubt be at...

Lord of the Rings Online players remember Christopher Tolkien

Kites soared and fireworks burst overhead last night in Lord of the Rings Online, as the player community gathered together to pay tribute...
Not the chess maneuver.

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG bugs ever

This week's Massively Overthinking discussion topic is inspired by Crowfall's J Todd Coleman, who last fall tweeted about the time playable spiders...

Watch Elder Scrolls Online’s global reveal of The Dark Heart of Skyrim and 2020 content plans

UpdateThe keynote is over now - check out our full recap right here! Today's the big day for The Elder Scrolls Online, as...

EVE Online’s charity campaign to support victims of Australian bushfires is now live

Last week, CCP Games announced that it was reviving its PLEX for GOOD campaign specifically to raise funds for victims of the
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? No. You smell bad.

ArcheAge Unchained offers players another shot at the Diligence Coin Compensation Package

All right. So back in the long long ago (meaning a couple of months back, obviously) ArcheAge Unchained had a bit of a problem,...

Neverwinter shares the lore of Infernal Descent’s Vallenhas and hosts a systems team AMA

So we already got a look at Neverwinter's upcoming Vallenhas from a visual standpoint, but you have to figure that an entire...

Star Trek Online shares anniversary Task Force Operation details and some new mysteries

The 10th anniversary of Star Trek Online is coming soon and so have the reveals for what players can do in-game to mark...
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

Vague Patch Notes: Guild Wars 2 might be the MMO that defined the last decade

It's been about a week or so since we did our Overthinking on the best MMO of the decade, and I ultimately rattled...

Destiny 2 introduces a tantalizing new mystery in the Corridors of Time

It would appear that there's something afoot within Destiny 2 and its Corridors of Time location. A new quest that was stealthily introduced...
Time?

The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you always think is older or younger than it is?

If you ask me what year Guild Wars 2 released, I'll think for a moment and then respond "2009" with a firm nod...
We have alternate titles but you can't see 'em.

Bless Unleashed unveils the Union system and crafter-centric society

It's time to team up with other players in a very passive sense in Bless Unleashed with the addition of the game's Union...

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