Slightly disappointing context.

WoW Factor: The Dragonflight pre-patch talent trees fix a lot of problems in WoW

If you don't want to read an entire column in which I talk about the new talent trees in World of Warcraft... good gosh,...

Perfect Ten: 10 things to understand about MMO Bards

In the past four installments of this pseudo-series, I have done columns on archetypes that exist in every single game. Every game has a...

Halloween fun across the MMORPG genre, 2022 edition

Halloween officially began October 1st (or September 1st, by some calendars), and we've been collecting all the spoopy events in MMORPGs and MMO-adjacent titles...

World of Warcraft’s Dragonflight era gets off to a shaky start with buggy pre-patch

It was the end of the Shadowlands era for World of Warcraft -- and the beginning of Dragonflight... sort of. Last night's delayed rollout...

Vitae Aeternum: First impressions of New World’s greatsword and world revamp

We come now to part two of my early impressions of New World's sprawling Brimstone Sands update. Previously in our Vitae Aeternum column, I...

Vitae Aeternum: First impressions of New World’s Brimstone Sands and Nightveil Hallow

It's finally here: New World has launched its fall update, and the Soulwardens of Aeternum now venture into the wastes of Brimstone Sands. This is...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 reasons to get psyched about Before the Shadow (that aren’t the new zones)

Standing Stone Games went and pulled a classic case of misdirection on all of us -- and I'm not complaining. While the studio had...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO haunted houses to explore – if you dare….

Happy Halloween! Or if you prefer, Happy Scare-Related Holidays featuring the Stylings of Ed Casbar and His Electric Teeth. It'd be the best of...

New World’s Brimstone Sands sees a peak of 65K players – and queues to match

So just how did yesterday's Brimstone Sands launch go for New World? That's what we're here to compile, but the answer to the question...
Ah... hmm.

World of Warcraft announces the Dragonflight pre-patch will roll out in two phases starting October 25

As it was speculated, so it has come to pass: World of Warcraft's pre-patch for Dragonflight will roll out on October 25th. Or at...

Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.25 is live today with new types of dungeons and new quests

Are you ready for a new style of dungeon? How about helping a rabbit and a robot open a cafe at the end of...
How charmingly old world.

New World’s Brimstone Sands releases today with greatswords, improved beginner experience, and more servers

After months of rising population and renewed community interest, New World seems as though it's on the cusp of a genuine second chance. That's...

First impressions of Embers Adrift, the Kickstarted MMORPG once known as Saga of Lucimia

Those who know me will attest that I am not an old-school MMORPG player by heart. Every time I thought about getting into EverQuest...

LOTRO Legendarium: Four options for character leveling in LOTRO

One of the unsung benefits of maturing MMORPGs is that they generally offer far more options for leveling and adventuring than what was present...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: Was the faction split ever good for World of Warcraft?

Before I had played World of Warcraft and back in the time when I allowed myself to speculate more freely on what games would...
Pay to lose.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that went through complete technical clownshows

I've gone on record multiple times to state that when you get right down to it, MMOs look pretty darn complicated. There are a...

Chronicles of Elyria dev celebrates dismissal of backer lawsuit as next phase of ‘hero’s journey’

The sorry saga of Chronicles of Elyria has a new chapter today, as Soulbound Studios' Jeromy "Caspian" Walsh has released a Q3 update, and...

Stick and Rudder: Everything we learned from Star Citizen’s CitizenCon 2022 presentations

I've lost five hours so you don't have to. This year's CitizenCon event for Star Citizen was definitely something, and while a great deal of...

Final Fantasy XIV confirms Patch 6.25 for October 18, Fan Festival’s return in July 2023

The Live Letter from Final Fantasy XIV was already planning to have lots of information about what's next for adventurers in Eorzea, and it...

Elder Scrolls Online players stuck on Stadia will be able to transfer to PC with all their stuff

Last week's abrupt announcement that Google will be sunsetting Stadia in January took a lot of gaming studios by surprise, including MMO studios. As...