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The Stream Team: Getting ready for HRX with SMITE

Hi-Rex Expo -- with its new partner and new time slot -- debuts this week, and Massively OP's MJ is looking forward to see the changes. In honor of the event, she's dusting off her arena chops and jumping into a few rounds of SMITE. Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. for a pore-con helping of... What: SMITE Who: MJ...

EverQuest II previews the Planes of Air and Water in anticipation of tomorrow’s Chaos Descending launch

We're only a day away from the release of EverQuest II's 15th expansion, Chaos Descending, which will take players across the elemental planes of Norrath as they vie to restore balance to the universe. Daybreak Games has announced that the EQII servers will be going down tomorrow, November 13th, at 10:00 a.m. EST to deploy the...

Tree of Savior is planning a major class restructuring later this month

It's been a hot minute since we poked our noses into what cutesy MMORPG Tree of Savior is up to, and as it turns out, quite a bit. The two-and-a-half-year-old MMO always seems to go quiet and then resurface with some big announcement, like a combat and leveling revamp, server merges, intense balancing changes,

Camelot Unchained’s 64-bit client is functional, CSE shows off regional home islands

What were the Camelot Unchained devs up to last week? Continuing work on rubble, the ability system, readied weapons, the particle system, armor mapping, the crafting UI and the animation system. This list looks a bit like last week's list, and if that sounds boring to you, stay in whatever job you have and don't become a game...

‘Tenno Against Crunch’: Warframe players urge devs not to overwork on updates

Here's a feel-good story to cap off your Veteran's Day whether you're stuck working or not: Warframe players on Reddit last week begged Digital Extremes not to crunch for the Fortuna launch. Reddit user spacesheepie whipped up an infographic as a "gentle reminder" that "crunch is bad for wellbeing." The so-called "Tenno Against Crunch" thread racked up over...

Superhero MMORPGs mourn the passing of comics legend Stan Lee

Geeks of all stripes are mourning the passing of Stan Lee today, perhaps no one more than gamers who live and breathe superhero MMOs. Over on the DC Universe Online forums, there's been an outpouring of love for the iconic Marvel superstar.

Saga of Lucimia is in love with World of Warcraft Classic

You know who's super-duper excited that World of Warcraft Classic is becoming a thing? A competing fantasy MMO, that's who. Saga of Lucimia's dev team feels vindicated by the enthusiasm behind the upcoming WoW legacy server, saying that this shows that there is an audience out there for hardcore mechanics and group-oriented play. In last week's developer...

SCUM introduces genital customization, hilarity ensues

It's a wild time to be alive, friends. The latest update to Gamepires's open-world survival game SCUM was full of new features, including bow hunting, craftable trophies, and musical instruments, but all of these are somehow eclipsed by the addition of fully nude character models, complete with genital customization. Perhaps it's best if we let the patch...

Check out some Monster Hunter movie pics from the set courtesy of the stars themselves

Movies based on video games are... well, they're movies. The chance they end up in sometimes top 10 listicle of the worst transmedia synergies ever is pretty high. The Warcraft movie pretty much bombed critically, after all, recovering its costs only thanks to China. Thanks, I guess, China? Anyway, let's hope the same doesn't happen with the upcoming live-action 
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Wisdom of Nym: Predictions for Final Fantasy XIV’s fan festival

Well, here we go again. This Friday is time for Final Fantasy XIV fans to sit down and find out what the next expansion will look like. Sure, we haven't technically been told that we're getting a new expansion at all, but we all know it's happening, it'll release some time around mid-to-late June, we'll be ready for...

Path of Exile’s custom leagues are now live ahead of the expansion reveal

Path of Exile is on fire right now, and that was before Blizzard decided to botch Diablo Immortal and drive players into Grinding Gear Games' waiting arms. Just in the last couple of weeks, we've learned the New Zealand MMOARPG is getting a PlayStation 4 launch as well as a new expansion, both next month. In...

Amazon survival MMO New World reveals more and more of its alpha map

All right, I've finally figured it out: New World's current map is basically Game of Thrones' map. Which is certainly appropriate, given the shared source material and context and likely content too. However, that's not a permanent picture, as is becoming clearer with each new reveal from Amazon Game Studios. Over the weekend, the studio tweeted out an...

Bungie contradicts Activision disappointment in Destiny 2: Forsaken

Players certainly seem to have been happy with Destiny 2: Forsaken, which many players have cited as a similar update in nature to the first game's The Taken King. So last week's investor call revealing that it underperformed expectations has got to leave players with a little bit of anxiety regarding the game's future and the...

Fallout 76 beta: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave

Did you think it was possible for the bugs plaguing the no-wipe beta of Fallout 76 to get any worse? O ye, of little faith. Don't you know it can always be worse? Apparently today's "worse" is that PC players are struggling to actually uninstall the game now that their beta has come to an end. When some players...

Tad Williams’ Otherland MMO rebrands as Otherland Next with Fire Isle expansion, social sandbox mode

Way back in March, Otherland announced a big expansion called Fire Isle, themed around Chinese mythology and launching summer 2018. It didn't quite make that summer window, but it is here now, according to a press release from the team today. Incidentally, Drago appears to now be calling the game Otherland Next. "Drago Entertainment, developer of the Otherland...
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Sea of Thieves plans a new not-quite battle royale PvP update, The Arena, for next year

The next major update for Sea of Thieves is planned for launch late this month, but the developers have plans for further in the future. Next year's updates are indeed being planned, and the first teases of next year is a new PvP mode pitting players against one another in a direct arena. No need to parlay;...
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The Daily Grind: What one piece of advice would you give to new MMO players in 2018?

Over the weekend, CCP tweeted out a fun poll asking EVE Online players what advice they'd like to deliver to newbies: Insure your ship, trust no one, join a corp, that sort of thing. I love these little exercises because they're really not as much about the newbies as they are about the person giving the advice,...

MMO Week in Review: BlizzCon aftermath, LOTRO’s next big thing

Doesn't it seem as if BlizzCon was weeks ago? Nope, just one week. So over the last seven days, the gaming community has been mulling over the convention and where it went wrong. Probably not from their phones. Investors didn't seem too pleased with the Diablo Immortal reaction or the company's third quarter financials either. Meanwhile,...

EVE Evolved: Making the most of EVE Online’s Onslaught expansion

EVE Online's Onslaught expansion goes live in just a few days on November 13th, and it looks like it has a little bit of something for everyone. Nullsec territorial alliances are gearing up to start setting up new private jump gate networks with the release of the new player-owned stargates and other structures. PvE-focused players are...

The MOP Up: Pagan Online slams ARPGs and MOBAs together

Tack this on your list of action-RPGs to watch. Mad Head Games announced that it is developing a blend of ARPG and MOBA with its upcoming Pagan Online. The title is being made in conjunction with Wargaming and should come out next year. "We’ve modernized how combat in a top-down action RPG works, taking cues from MOBAs to create...

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