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 and...
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 in...
Sometimes the game hates you trying to understand it.

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 to...

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 does not,...
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. How does...
We represent the short-term planning guild!

The Daily Grind: What are you proud of accomplishing in an MMO?

Sometimes I wonder if my list of accomplishments in the games that I've played is worth anything. I certainly did not have multiple 75s...

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 is...
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 today...
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 a little...

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 Galleon....
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 existing...
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...
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, and are...
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 with...
Mad skills.

The Daily Grind: How do you define good play in an MMO?

One of the buzzwords of the modern MMO space is games promising to reward player skill rather than gear. I understand the argument being...
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 smoldering...
Does not play well with fire gems.

Trove previews the Gem system coming with the Mantle of Power expansion

The upcoming expansion for Trove offers you a chance to really alter your character fundamentally with the new Gem system. A new preview outlines...
I get the temptation, but you are not actually a captain.

Interview: The scoop on Star Trek Online’s skill redesign

I make no secret of the fact that I'm very fond of Star Trek Online, but I also make no secret of the fact...
I don't feel as if saying that I'm specifically thirsty for blood is fair, exactly.

Crowfall explains the design of its skill trees

How do you get better at things in Crowfall? Obviously, there's personal practice, but in the more abstract sense, there are the game's skill...