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Massively on the Go: A primer for Pokemon Go’s November event plans

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November may be the release month for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, but don't count Pokemon Go out just yet. The November events are up, and not only will the ARG be celebrating the remakes' release, but it'll also herald several other notable events, including a new holiday and the global release of one that was previously regional. As...

The Stream Team: Celebrating the Dark Harvest by beating up the Shrowd in Dauntless

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That big spooky bird beastie is at it again. Dauntless' Shrowd Behemoth is stirring up trouble as part of the game's Halloween-themed Dark Harvest, and MOP's Chris is on the job to put the creature down and maybe enjoy some spooky rewards as a result. Join him today at 12:00 p.m. EDT as he goes on the hunt for...

Elyon temporarily shuts down world quests in order to mitigate server lag

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While there's plenty of questing to be had in Elyon, as of yesterday there's one less type of quest on offer: the World Quest. Developer Kakao Games announced on Twitter that the game would be taking down World Quests, which players can queue for from the map, on a temporary basis in order to improve server performance. It appears that...

One Shots: Marinating in Halloween

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Yes, yes, I know you saw the headline and can't wait for some tricks and treats, but we have some business to take care of before seasonal fun. And that business is the launch of Elyon, which has seen at least one player in the form of Hikari. Check out this steampunky suit: "I’d be remiss if I didn’t post...

The Daily Grind: What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever bought in an MMO?

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There are two types of MMORPG players: the type who spends game currency like there's no tomorrow because it's a video game and why not, and the type who literally tracks video game currency in a spreadsheet with a budget and a plan for expenses. I am the second type, unfortunately, but I am trying to be more like the...

Make My MMO: Book of Travels’ early access, Fractured Veil’s Kickstarter victory

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Kickstarted "Tiny MMO" Book of Travels landed in early access this month to the confused delight of cozy-game players everywhere. MOP's own Justin called it "beautiful yet baffling" which seem like fair modifiers for the title. It's got plenty of testing - at least two years of it - to go before a full launch, so sit tight for...
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Epic Games retracts a policy that granted extra days off to employees

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The 40-hour, five-day work week is something of a de facto standard for a lot of office jobs, but the COVID-19 pandemic shifted a lot of business' thinking on how to operate safely. One such adjustment was made by Fortnite developer Epic Games, which had granted its employees every other Friday off. Recently, however, the studio decided to rescind...

Lord of the Rings Online starts Fate of Gundabad testing

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While the first round of public testing has already concluded, Lord of the Rings Online: Fate of Gundabad's beta -- Update 31 -- kicked off this past week. The update included the various regions of Gundabad, a new Allegiance UI panel, a fresh set of missions, and the Den of Pughlak three-person instance (which gives a new meaning to...

New World reopens and then shuts down Outpost Rush due to a persistent softlock bug

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Players of New World who were hoping that they would have some time in Outpost Rush are going to be a bit disappointed. While the mode was briefly brought back online after a lengthy attempt to fix issues, it's been brought back down again. For those who haven't been following along, the mode was temporarily closed down on October 11th...

LOTRO Legendarium: Maximizing your character’s first 20 levels in Lord of the Rings Online

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Probably more times than I can count, I have started up new characters in Lord of the Rings Online and gone through those oh-so-familiar paths of the first 20 levels. As such, I have a very set and (I think) efficient method of maximizing my progress and character development to get the best start possible. What I've never done, however,...