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...
Let bygones be bygones.

Latest World of Warcraft PvP balance adjustment targets Restoration Druids

Some more PvP tuning adjustments have been made in World of Warcraft, but this time around, it's a laser-guided nerf targeting the Druid class....
Taaake ooooon meeee

Crowfall examines the issues of changing scoring rules mid-campaign

The nature of time-limited Campaigns in Crowfall has given rise to an interesting question of whether or not it's a good idea to patch the...

Nerfs incoming to five Hearthstone cards in February 5th balance update

Ask not for whom the nerf bat bonks; it bonks for thee. At least, it does if you're one of the five Hearthstone cards...
Yes, we're all very impressed over here.

The Daily Grind: How much should fan communities influence MMO designers?

The other day I saw a comment on an MMO subreddit that I quite liked; to paraphrase, it basically stated that the system designers...

Elder Scrolls Online’s racial abilities are getting revamped in update 21

One of the things that the folks at Zenimax are focusing on in The Elder Scrolls Online's upcoming update 21 is balancing the passive...