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Casually Classic: When will WoW Classic stop adding expansions?

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This spring, the era of Wrath Classic will officially come to an end when the Cataclysm Classic pre-patch hits ahead of the summer launch....

Vague Patch Notes: Why we drift away from MMORPGs we still love

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Why did I stop playing Star Trek Online? Was it because there was some change made to the game that made it no longer...

The Soapbox: Casuals and soloers need challenging MMO content too

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In a recent press Q&A around the announcement of Elder Scrolls Online's Gold Road chapter, Zenimax creative director Rich Lambert appeared to dismiss the...

PSA: Valheim’s Discord and two Iron Gate Discord accounts have apparently been hacked

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Bad news bears for survival sandbox Valheim tonight, as apparently hackers have taken over the game's Discord - as well as some of the...
Blue-green complement!

Johanna Faries is the new president of Blizzard following Mike Ybarra’s ouster

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Following last week's layoffs, it didn't seem likely that the potentially frozen throne at the head of Blizzard Entertainment would remain vacant for long....

Interview: Survival MMO Age of Water on monetization, sandbox play, and the Q1 early access launch

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Way back at the end of 2020, we first caught wind of a new sandbox called Age of Water: Developed by Three Whales Studio...
KITTY!

Tamriel Infinium: The history of Elder Scrolls games (before and after Elder Scrolls Online)

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There's nothing quite like that feeling when you first dip your toes into a particular game only to discover that it's part of a...
hot hot hot hot hot hot

Vague Patch Notes: Early access is just game development as performance art

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I was reminded recently about Valheim. I do not own the game and thus have not played it; I cannot tell you if it...
WHOOPS

Microsoft lays off 1900 workers: Blizzard sheds Mike Ybarra, its survival game, and its customer support in one day

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We've updated this story at the bottom with some of the latest news that has come forth about the scope of the layoffs and...

The Day Before studio claims to be the target of misinformation and a hate campaign

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When Fntastic's survival shooter The Day Before officially shut down its servers, we had assumed it would be the last headline to come out...
SIR

Perfect Ten: The 10 most utterly bizarre Final Fantasy XIV NPC names

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A lot of times when I write these columns, I have either a point to make or a higher concept that I am touching...
Looks nice enough, I guess.

Wisdom of Nym: Impressions of Final Fantasy XIV’s petite patch 6.55

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There's an odd thing that keeps going back and forth in my head when I look at last week's patch 6.55 for Final Fantasy...

LOTRO Legendarium: Digging into LOTRO’s 2024 roadmap, from U39 to the Baharbêl expansion

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Oh boy -- it's roadmap time for Lord of the Rings Online! As we've been seeing over the past few years, Standing Stone Games...
Flags?

City of Heroes Homecoming opens testing of new Arsenal powersets, epic power pool revamp, TF diversity, and more

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It's finally here, and by here we mean on the Brainstorm beta server: City of Heroes Homecoming's first big patch since April 2023 (and...
SHIP IT

Vague Patch Notes: What City of Heroes Homecoming means for the wider MMORPG industry

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As you have probably noticed from the fact that I have been writing about City of Heroes nonstop since the Homecoming server got its...
VORP

Into the Super-Verse: What City of Heroes needs now is not more endgame content

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One of the key discussion points about the City of Heroes revival revolves around what the perception of the game is going to be....

Guild Wars 2 studio says no accounts involved in new social engineering claim were compromised by CS

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The Guild Wars 2 Reddit community has been up in arms this week over a gigantic thread started by former ArenaNet partner and content...

World of Warcraft’s Seeds of Renewal update is set to go live tonight

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The epilogue for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is here... in many ways. Sure, today's Seeds of Renewal update literally includes an epilogue for the...

Vitae Aeternum: The ups and downs of New World’s revamped story

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In the early days, I made the argument that New World's narrative, while minimal, deserved more credit than it was getting. Since then, however,...
Michael Bay palette.

Wisdom of Nym: Dreaming about Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.55 during the day-long downtime

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Somehow, the final Endwalker content patch has arrived. All right, maybe you could argue that's just the tiniest bit premature; technically we've still got...

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