New World uses wealth-disparity tools and trade indices to balance its economy

This week's New World Forged in Aeternum video is a meaty one, at least if you're the type of MMORPG player who gets all...
And on and on and on...

Perfect Ten: Myths about balance in MMOs

For some MMO players, "balance" is a dirty word. And I'm not going to lie, I can hardly blame them. If you're not a...
Never gonna get it, never gonna get it.

Perfect Ten: The delicate balancing act of designing MMORPGs

MMORPGs are complicated. We all know that. But one of the things that I think is easy to overlook is how and why MMORPGs...
It's fine. This is fine.

New World’s latest video talks about balance changes and balance plans

First things first. The latest video from the New World development team was filmed on March 21st, so if you were hoping it would...

Old School RuneScape corrects issues with the Phantom Muspah boss encounter

Once players finish the Secrets of the North quest in Old School RuneScape, they can take on the new Phantom Muspah boss. That's kind...

Neverwinter prepares some major buffs for Wizards for the Northdark Reaches module

It's hard in Neverwinter for a Wizard. You try your best to cast destructive spells, but you have to deal with the jocks of...
This is not that story.

Think you can balance skills in Guild Wars 2? Give it a shot!

So right now balance in Guild Wars 2 is a contentious issue, due to... well, some community feelings about contentious balance efforts, let's put...

Neverwinter reduces the stat bonus on the Bone Devil’s Ribcage to more reasonable levels

That Bone Devil had a heck of a ribcage, huh? Neverwinter had a bit of a problem with the Bone Devil's Ribcage, because the...
Odor blocker.

Overwatch 2 is making Doomfist a tank and making Orisa more aggressive

Hero roles are going to be changing when Overwatch 2 arrives, and the game's upcoming PvP beta is going to shine a spotlight on several...

Not So Massively: The dos and don’ts of stealing from MMOs

Recently I played through the new PC port of the open world RPG Horizon Zero Dawn. While playing it, I was struck by how...
I half-see.

Vague Patch Notes: Balance in MMOs is overrated

Earlier this week, we did a post all about balance in Crucible. It was a detailed post explaining all of the ways that the...
Different. Yet the same.

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst way to balance things in an MMO?

When I wrote my recent piece about Cosmic Break Universal, I found through a bit of digging into fan coverage that the game had...
Guns and funs.

Fortnite addresses the importance of the B.R.U.T.E. and its actual impact

The latest season of Fortnite has added a big stompy mech in the form of the the B.R.U.T.E., and some people are really upset...

World of Warcraft developers are working on changes for rare spawns and the Battle for Nazjatar

The launch of patch 8.2 for World of Warcraft was just about a week ago, but it turns out there are some lingering issues...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: Why you should be cautious speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion balance

Whew. All right. So we've gotten the media tour information for the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion, and that means that people have gotten to...
Doom approaches.

No, Elite enemies in World of Warcraft: Classic are not dealing too little damage

Remember how back in the earlier days of World of Warcraft every Elite was a vicious murder machine, leading to Bloodborne-esque dances of nearly dying every...
hnn... colonel

Apex Legends patch hardens its large lads while making long-range gameplay more viable

Poor Caustic, Pathfinder, and Gibraltar in Apex Legends. They were just trying to run around and not get shot, but they're dummy thicc, and the...
Try this again.

EVE Online dials back repairs and rebalances capital and subcapital ships with its newest patch

The most recent patch to EVE Online is all about balance, and part of that balance is about reducing the effectiveness of repairs. Players...

EVE Evolved: Big things are happening in EVE Online this spring

There's a lot going on in EVE Online right now, from the insane storyline playing out right now in-game and new Triglavian ships on...

Bless Online previews the changes and additions of its upcoming balance update

It's been about five months since the release of Bless Online, and aside from some fairly minor adjustments here and there, class balance hasn't...