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Black Desert Online’s latest patch reworks Node War system, kicks off Beerfest event

This week's Black Desert Online patch introduces changes to the game's Node War system, marks the beginning of the three-week Beerfest in-game event, and implements a bevy of other fixes and tweaks. The biggest news in this patch is bound to be the alterations to Black Desert's Node War system, which does away with the distinction between "Normal"...

PWI celebrates its 10th anniversary, releases Redemption expansion

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, PWI (aka Perfect World International) is receiving a new expansion, Redemption, that brings new zones, the new dungeon bestiary feature, a sixth boundary tier, and updated visuals to Perfect World Entertainment's venerable MMO. In addition to the new content, such as the Royal Sky Boundary, which provides further progression opportunities for...

Perfect Ten: My favorite WildStar memories

As I grow older, I start to worry about the loss of memories that are precious to me. I already joke that I'm pretty much a human goldfish that can't remember what happened the day before, nevermind last year or during momentous occasions. This memory loss doesn't bother me when it comes to live MMOs, because there's always the...

H1Z1’s PC ‘Z1 Battle Royale’ gets its first big update under its new joint studio today

When Daybreak announced its new investment and development partnership with NantWorks and Jace Hall set up shop inside the company, H1Z1 fans expected big things, and not just for the promised new mobile game. As it turns out, big things are exactly what they're getting, especially on the PC side of the veteran battle royale game, both...
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World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons Online, and other MMOs celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day

It's time for everyone to once again pretend that saying "arr" after every sentence makes you sound like a nautical criminal, and internet culture being what it is, you probably aren't surprised that games are getting in on Talk Like A Pirate Day celebration. Conan Exiles doesn't have an event running, but it did encourage players to...

Secret World Legends has launched its new Occult Defense scenario

Secret World Legends' latest content drop is here and live, Funcom tweeted this morning. We're talking, of course, about the new scenario, Occult Defence, which the studio first teased for us at DragonCon and followed up with a video. "The Council of Venice have agreed to utilize their virtual reality system for a new combat simulation: Occult...

Fortnite player arrested for threatening to kill an 11-year-old opponent

This week in why we can't have nice things, a grown man apparently threatened to kill a little kid who beat him in Fortnite. Yesterday, New York's News 12 reported on the arrest of the 45-year-old man, Michael Aliperti, who was arraigned by police for aggravated harassment and "acting in a manner to injure a child." Police say...

Earn a pony, a horse, and a house in The Elder Scrolls Online’s Summerfall event

The folks at ZeniMax are giving Elder Scrolls Online players the opportunity to earn themselves a glowing pony, a glowing horse, and an absolutely fabulous palatial estate in the upcoming Summerfall event. The event, which begins Thursday, September 20th and runs until Friday, September 28th, tasks players with completing the Summerset Pathfinder achievement "by visiting all...

The latest build of Lord of the Rings Online’s Where Dragons Dwell hits the PTS

The Bullroarer public test server for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with the latest build of Update 23, Where Dragons Dwell, and it includes an updated work-in-progress preview of the upcoming Hobbit avatar update, changes to the way that stat ratings are calculated, and the implementation of the new lootbox and endgame currency system, which...

The Daily Grind: What’s the funniest conversation you’ve witnessed in MMO world chat?

I know it's common wisdom to simply jettison the world chat window as soon as you log into a new MMO. It's not healthy to have a firehose of angry, bitter, and combative people spewing crazy onto your screen without any filter. Yet I usually leave it turned on, and this one act makes me a noble and brave soul...

Age of Conan formally announces Saga of Blood PvP server and event

Things are about to get bloody (or bloodier than usual, I suppose) in Funcom's Age of Conan with the release of a brand-new Saga Server, this time boasting a PvP ruleset. As players had previously predicted, the Saga of Blood server, which will go live on September 27th, is "a new time-limited server running on a...

Aion has retired its Prestige Pack recurring subscription

As of this week, Aion has retired its Prestige Pack recurring subscription system. Prestige Pack subscriptions are no longer available for purchase, and on October 3rd, all auto-renewing subscriptions will be automatically cancelled. Players with a currently active Prestige Pass will be able to continue to take advantage of its benefits and granted items until the items' time...

Chronicles of Elyria’s Searing Plague event concludes

Early last month, Chronicles of Elyria kicked off the first of its live community events, The Searing Plague, in which players were able to take part in a sort of in-depth choose-your-own-adventure game via the game's forums and Discord, where the results would determine the progression of the event's narrative, which would in turn shape the Chronicles...

Hearthstone’s first In The Works update unveils new Classic cards, details new-player experience improvements

Today Blizzard released the first In The Works update for its perennially popular online CCG Hearthstone, in which the studio gives players a peek at what's coming through the pipeline in the near future. The update begins by taking a look at the current state of the meta, saying that although some decks "stand out from the...

Fortnite patches in port-a-fortresses and spiky stadiums

Fortnite's latest patch is out today with a brand-new playground perk for the battle royale king, dubbed Spiky Stadium. This is inarguably a terrible name, but a cool concept, as it's literally a consumable that allows you to insta-build a "7x11 sized stadium full of Damage Traps and Bouncers" inside red supply drops in playground limited time mode...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 187: The raid in our stars

Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's new living world episode, Boundless, EverQuest II, Blizzard, Warframe, EVE Online, SWTOR, the petition to save WildStar, and our big site revamp.

World of Warcraft announces Tides of Vengeance with new content and account-wide rep tweaks

If you're enjoying World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth, you're probably OK with more of the same, as long as it's shiny and new. And that's just what you're getting. As revealed in the Blizzard Twitch stream this afternoon, World of Warcraft is due for a big patch dubbed Tides of Vengeance. Blizzard's Ion Hazzikostas laid it out as...

The Stream Team: What’s in the cards for Elder Scrolls Legends?

It's been quite a while since Massively OP's MJ was able to enjoy some The Elder Scrolls Legends. Today, she fixes that! her last adventure was working on puzzles, but today she'll be working on a story pack. Tune in live at 3:00 p.m. to see what the cards have in store for her. What: The Elder Scrolls Legends Who:...

Grim Dawn previews the Oathkeeper’s abilities in new dev post

The devs over at Crate Entertainment are back with another installment of Grim Misadventures, and this time they're focusing on the upcoming Oathkeeper mastery, which will be added in Grim Dawn's next expansion, Forgotten Gods. In the previous Grim Misadventures, players got one of their first looks at the Oathkeeper by way of a slew of...

EVE Online dev blog delves into the October balance pass

The latest EVE Online dev blog is all about the upcoming October balance pass, which will focus on reworking the Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) mechanics, rebalancing interdiction nullification, making changes to warp disruption field generators, and more. One of the major changes coming in the October balance pass is a reworking of the way that ECM and systems-jamming mechanics...

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