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First impressions from Diablo II Resurrected’s alpha: Just as good as you remember

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Multiplayer isn't in yet. There are only two acts and three classes available. So why am I heading into Diablo II: Resurrected? Simple: It's...

PvP Sandbox MMO Profane updates its alpha roadmap

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We've been watching the emergence of Profane with some interest, especially considering that this PvP sandbox has eye-catching graphics and an aggressive development schedule....

Corepunk Q&A discusses the launch window, guilds, mounts, and more

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If you're the type of person who respects short, direct, and to-the-point answers to specific questions, then you're going to like the first part...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster shares the secret of good social design in MMOs

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Raph Koster, the game designer behind Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Playable Worlds' upcoming project, has posted yet another essay about MMORPG design,...
And a real universe.

Betawatch: Who in the heck is running Dual Universe’s Novaquark?

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Who is running Novaquark? Well, we know one person who is not, as the Dual Universe developer has finally admitted JC Baillie is not in charge....

Elementia is an upcoming classless MMORPG planning a F2P alpha

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Polygonal-style MMORPG Elementia popped up on our radar out of nowhere last month, and while it's clearly very early days for the game's development,...

Working As Intended: There is no good reason for MMO gamers to fund Dreamworld

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Not quite a month ago, we covered the Kickstarter for a wildly ambitious MMORPG, Dreamworld. We were, uh, pretty skeptical about the game's chances....

Star Citizen plans more persistence, outlines dev on alpha 3.13 as CIG buys new office space

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Yesterday, we reported that Star Citizen was going to have a lot to say this past Wednesday, and sure enough the devs at CIG...

Elite Dangerous previews Odyssey’s conflict zone gameplay as phase two of alpha goes live

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When a system in Elite: Dangerous goes into a state of war, there are only a couple of ways players can influence the outcome:...
Small steps.

Elite Dangerous Odyssey’s second phase of alpha testing is tentatively scheduled for Thursday

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Players of the Elite: Dangerous Odyssey alpha test appear to be ready to move forward with phase two of testing, and for the most...

Diablo II Resurrected is beginning its technical alpha this week

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Arguably the most interesting news to come outta BlizzConline earlier this year was confirmation that Diablo II is getting a fully remastered version dubbed...

Steampunk MMO Noah’s Heart aims for a summer 2021 beta

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Last summer we delivered to you many precisely crafted words regarding Noah's Heart, a steampunk mobile MMO being developed by Archosaur Games, which is...
My ideas are so good!

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen discusses tweaks to health, mana, loot, and enemy DPS, shares a video of class abilities

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A recent livestream from Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen had a lot to say, and none of it was associated with NFT minting. Instead,...

City of Titans releases Mac avatar builder, improved menu system

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The big spring release has arrived for City of Titans, and while the metropolis' boundaries remain closed to players, this patch represents another stride...
You're the real thing.

Betawatch: Pantheon aims high for alpha test and hits low with NFTs

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Ah, Pantheon, you're aiming high for your still-undated alpha test! That's a really good thing. It's why we're rooting for you as a scrappy...

Dual Universe delays its missions system, opens tutorial portal

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The March newsletter for Dual Universe is out, containing a wrap-up of how this space sandbox fared over the course of the month. Update...

Stick and Rudder: Shaky space legs and promising potential in Elite Dangerous’ Odyssey alpha phase one

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Yep. This certainly was an alpha test. For those who are curious, yes, I bought my way in to the Elite Dangerous Odyssey alpha, as did...

Chronicles of Elyria team hopes to avoid the ‘one-man economy’ pitfall

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At this point, it's anyone's guess what's actually going on over with Chronicles of Elyria and its supposed single-player spin-off. But hey, the blog...

Massively Overthinking: Should MMOs sell exclusive items – in alpha?

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MOP reader Randomness recently wrote to us about a Reddit discussion about games with exclusive item shops before the game comes out. The issue...

Elite Dangerous touches on Odyssey alpha feedback regarding taxis, on-foot NPCs, and mission details

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With the alpha test of Elite: Dangerous Odyssey continuing to press forward, players of the expansion's test build have already provided a lot of...

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