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The Daily Grind: How often do you use macros in your MMOs?

My relationship with macros stretches back to Final Fantasy XI, where they were considered downright vital. Since the game had no form of hotbars...
Is this food?

Crowfall’s latest Q&A is all about power and food

Powers are pretty important in Crowfall, since they're the tools you use to do damage, heal, mitigate damage, and basically do everything else...
It's not exactly a spell in the traditional sense.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite non-combat ability in an MMO?

Combat abilities in MMOs are big, flashy, and usually leave a mangled corpse. That's why they're there. But sometimes you wind up with non-combat...
This is your skillset.

The Black Death outlines the new profession system that starts you off as a plague doctor

There are no medical exams to pass when you start a new character in the next patch of The Black Death. You get...
punchsmash

City of Titans outlines power set design for the game

As a spiritual successor to City of Heroes, there's an obvious line through City of Titans when it comes to powers. That...
Not his boyfriend yet, though.

Junkrat is exploding into Heroes of the Storm

The parade of Overwatch characters porting straight over to Heroes of the Storm continues with the latest addition to the game, Junkrat....
I HAVE COME AFLAME

Dark and Light’s Fire magic tree does exactly what it says on the tin

Do you find yourself curious about the Fire magic tree for Dark and Light? Are you wondering what it does? Because the answer...
You will die here.

Valiance Online kicks off its investor alpha today

If you've been eagerly awaiting the day when Valiance Online would open for testers, the day has come. The investor alpha is starting...
Get a charge

Take a look at Path of Exile’s new Charged Dash skill in action

Charged Dash is a new skill coming to Path of Exile, and when you read about how it works it probably seems...
boat

Cloud Pirates explains how best to play the Heavy Reinforced Galleon

If your goal in Cloud Pirates is to pilot the most specialized ship possible, you probably aren't going to enjoy the Heavy Reinforced...
You have to want it.

Check out Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood’s new abilities in action

The second expansion for Final Fantasy XIV is bringing more than just new abilities; it's also bringing an extensive set of changes for...
Well, I'll take it, but I won't pay much for it.

Crowfall explains the logic and breadth of passive powers

It is reasonable to assume that anyone who has spent a bit of time playing MMOs is familiar with the basic concept of passive...
My track record has been pretty good!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s removed skills, Ranged/Caster edition

Well, folks, by all reasonable estimation we're going to have the final story patch of Heavensward next week. Why? Because there's no more...
Harley left a long time ago.

DC Universe Online adjusts abilities to have a little more impact

The stat revamp for DC Universe Online is an ongoing process with a lot of moving parts, and that means that none of...
Warp Restraining Orders

Atlas Reactor shows off Kaigin the Warpstalker

The newest character in Atlas Reactor, Kaigin, does not respect the personal space of warp. He's sneaking through warp's closets and taking compromising...
Literally a fresh hell.

Albion Online introduces the Hell artifacts

A new batch of artifacts is arriving in Albion Online, and it's hellish. These are literally called the Hell Artifacts, you see,...
There's... yeah, there's a lot.

The Daily Grind: How complex should playing an MMORPG character be?

I am downright out of room in Final Fantasy XIV. My characters have two sets of action bars packed to the gills along...
Go Arsenal!

Albion Online previews its passive weapon abilities

The final beta test for Albion Online has added in plenty of stuff for players to explore, and that includes more passive weapon...
How now brown cow.

Crowfall shows off the power design for the Myrmidon

Crowfall's Myrmidon is the kind of fighter who attacks first, then attacks second, crushes everything to dust, and then asks questions of the...
You will lose here.

Perfect Ten: What your MMO character type says about you

Every MMO has character classes. Every single one. You might rail against this by pointing out that there are several games out there with...

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