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Obviously silly dances are already universal.

Wisdom of Nym: The numbers game in Final Fantasy XIV

It's not really hard to figure out the best stats for melding in order to do the maximum damage in Final Fantasy XIV....
Imperfect balance.

Final Fantasy XIV details some of the balance changes coming to the game on Tuesday

The next patch for Final Fantasy XIV arrives tomorrow, and everyone who has been following the game knows that it's bringing the new...
uh, guys, really?

RIFT opens up patch 4.2 on the test servers

The 4.2 patch for RIFT (Celestial Storm if you're on a first-name basis with patches) is heading to the live servers on...

EVE Evolved: The controversy over EVE Online’s capital ship nerfs

EVE Online players have been up in arms this week over sweeping nerfs that are about to hit to high-end farming gameplay styles in...
When you're not the planner you thought you were.

Wisdom of Nym: Words of caution about speculating on Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood’s balance

Whew. All right. Last week had a big old release of news about Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, and now I'm far...
Oh, and let's not forget this freaky lady.

Shroud of the Avatar unveils its patch notes for release 42

The end is coming to Shroud of the Avatar. The next patch for the game, release 42, allows players who have succeeded...
Not becoming poles, that's a different sort of polish.

Gigantic discusses upcoming polish and balance changes in open beta

The development of Gigantic has moved on to the stage of polishing and refining the content already in the game, which is a...
Stick it out, man.

Gigantic talks about player disconnection and player abandonment

It sucks when you get into a match in Gigantic, you get ready for the thrill of competition... and then two of your...
Well well well, how the turntable.

Greg Street discusses balancing League of Legends for all skill levels

How do you balance a video game? It's kind of an ongoing question, but it's also one that Greg Street (aka Ghostcrawler) has...

EVE Evolved: Video highlights from EVE Fanfest 2017

For a few days each year, hundreds of EVE Online players from across the world flock to a frozen volcanic rock at the top of the world...
It never ends.

Star Trek Online offers a broad overview of upcoming space combat balance changes

The space combat of Star Trek Online is pretty much the crown jewel of the game. It's intriguing, diverse, engaging, and pretty much...
Whip it, whip it good.

Paragon celebrates a year of early access with a big patch

Has it really been a year since Paragon first went into early access? It certainly has according to the developers, and they would...
Y'all know I love some robots.

Jeff Kaplan chimes in on the power of Overwatch’s bird-watching robot and metagame balance

Do you think Overwatch has made Bastion too powerful? The good news is that yes, Jeff Kaplan agrees with you, as he's outright...
Nothing can ever stay the same.

Heroes of the Storm balance update tunes down Tychus, Varian, Malfurion, and Murky

The latest Heroes of the Storm balance patch isn't going to give anyone a bunch of satisfying new tricks. It's actually taking...
Choose.

Path of Exile explains its rebalancing philosophy for patch 2.6

When The Fall of Oriath goes live, Path of Exile will undergo quite a bit of balance adjustment. But why wait until...
Challenge: Get queued up.

Eternal Crusade makes loadouts more flexible with widespread balance changes

It's been a bit quieter than normal on the Eternal Crusade front this month, but that was due to a large-scale rebalancing patch...
No, under these terms you can't remove gnomes, unfortunately.

World of Warcraft’s Hazzikostas discusses the goals for future Artifact Power implementation

There has been some back-and-forth about World of Warcraft's Artifact Power system. The problem that people have run into, essentially, is that the...
ROBBOTT

Perpetuum rolls out the final wave of Syndicate robots

The final robots are arriving in Perpetuum. The last four Syndicate robots are being rolled out with the game's newest patch, allowing...
You deserve what you got.

The Daily Grind: What form of balance is best for MMOs?

I've been thinking about balance a lot. We all say that we'd like a balanced game, but there are a lot of different potential...
You need to be getting into some CRIMES, MANG.

DC Universe Online adjusts abilities to have a little more impact

The stat revamp for DC Universe Online is an ongoing process with a lot of moving parts, and that means that none of...

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