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

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

Vague Patch Notes: Balance in MMOs is overrated

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

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

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

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

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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...
Oops?

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

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

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

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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...
Doom approaches.

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

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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...
hnn... colonel

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

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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...
Try this again.

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

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

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

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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...

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

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It's been about five months since the release of Bless Online, and aside from some fairly minor adjustments here and there, class balance...
Let bygones be bygones.

Latest World of Warcraft PvP balance adjustment targets Restoration Druids

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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...
Taaake ooooon meeee

Crowfall examines the issues of changing scoring rules mid-campaign

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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...

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

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Ask not for whom the nerf bat bonks; it bonks for thee. At least, it does if you're one of the five Hearthstone...
Let's protest by playing!

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

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

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

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

World of Warcraft smacks Monks, Shamans, and Druids with PvP nerfs

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To help bring some fairness and balance to the relentless, never-ending warfare of World of Warcraft, the folks at Blizzard have recently...
Sure, great, thanks.

Atlas promises players that things will be better in the new year

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It's been kind of a mess thus far, but Atlas is sailing into the new year after kicking off early access in 2018....

Hearthstone aims to balance Giggling Inventor, Mana Wyrm, and Aviana

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A balance update is incoming to Blizzard's hit online card game Hearthstone, and it aims to open up the meta a little...

Albion Online’s preseason patch brings GvG rewards, monthly challenges, and major balance adjustments

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Yesterday's Albion Online preseason balance patch brought with it some additions to Guild vs Guild season rewards, new monthly adventurer's challenges, and a...

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