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Players offer new estimate for the price of capping out a Diablo Immortal character

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It is quite telling and a bit sad, my fellow dungeon divers, that since Diablo Immortal's launch, nobody's been discussing the actual gameplay --...
We're still here, yes.

Vague Patch Notes: You are not immune to predatory monetization in MMOs

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This week, I want to expand on something I mentioned in last week's Vague Patch Notes as an offhand thing that bears further examination....

Fall Guys’ multi-platform free-to-play launch causes the servers to take another temporary stumble

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As readers will recall, Fall Guys officially arrived to multiple platforms, including consoles, and did so with a free-to-play business model yesterday. So just...

Not So Massively: Enduring Space Punks’ sensory onslaught

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I've been meaning to check out Space Punks, the new isometric shooter from developer Flying Wild Hog and publisher Jagex, since it launched its...

Star Citizen and EVE Online unveil a LEGO build-off challenge for prizes and charity

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Last December, we spied the Twitter accounts of both Star Citizen and EVE Online trash-talking each other as a result of a fan-built Vulture...

Make My MMO: Indie MMO Genfanad already made its Kickstarter goal

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Browser-based MMORPG Genfanad is having a great month, as it began its Kickstarter and almost immediately funded. Of course, it's asking for only $10,000,...

Ark Survival Evolved rolls out Fjordur map and new conquest season servers this weekend

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Seven-year-old survival sandbox ARK: Survival Evolved is gearing up for a busy weekend. A busy Sunday, at least, which is perhaps not the most...
Same old story, same old song and dance.

Global Chat: Hot takes from the MMO community on Diablo Immortal’s release

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The latest iteration of the Diablo franchise is here with Diablo Immortal, but it doesn't seem to be stirring as much interest among the...

Not So Massively: First impressions of Diablo Immortal on PC

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There was a time when the release of a new Diablo game might have been a big deal for me. But I've never been...

EVE Online’s ‘revitalized’ multiple character training monetization sends players into a tailspin

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Why go through the "hassle" of having multiple accounts and multiboxing when you can pay more for the convenience of training multiple characters? That...
Void where prohibited.

The Daily Grind: What level of pay-to-win are you willing to tolerate in MMORPGs?

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Friend-of-MOP Clowd over at RIFT blog The Ghar Station penned a provocative piece this week proposing for the MMORPG genre a five-tiered system for...
Hooray for hexes!

World Seed removes travel restrictions and adds a cooldown for its free-to-play model

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If you've been closely following World Seed, you remember that the game launched out of early access on Steam earlier this month with a...

World War II Online marks 21 years by handing out premium access to everyone for a limited time

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Yesterday, June 1st, marked the 21st(!) anniversary of World War II Online, and in order to celebrate the milestone, Cornered Rat Software is opening...
Oh dear.

Vague Patch Notes: Mobile MMOs, free-to-play MMOs, and the path of microtransactions

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When I first started playing Magic: the Gathering, Revised was the new hotness and I got used to the idea that Serra Angel was...

Diablo Immortal launches on mobile and PC today with hellacious microtransactions

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The newest entry in Blizzard's long-running Diablo series was couched in controversy literally from the first minutes that it was announced. Now, with Diablo...

18 European countries back a Norwegian government body’s assertion that lootboxes are ‘manipulative’

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Clearly, pushback against the lootbox monetization model is not going away, a fact that is once more being brought to light thanks to a...
Mortal.

Belgium and Netherlands reject Diablo Immortal over lockbox gambling concerns

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This week's "global launch" of Diablo Immortal already wasn't going to be that global considering that several southeast Asia countries will have to wait...

Temtem talks crossplay and crossprogression ahead of its September 6 launch

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With the creature collecting MMORPG Temtem making its exit from early access into full release on September 6th, players may have a few questions...
Partying

Old School RuneScape releases an unranked Group Ironman mode and a Group Boss Bash event

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The newest update out of Old School RuneScape is all about Group Ironman, leading off with a new unranked version of the mode that...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMO will be next to raise its subscription?

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Almost three years ago, our writers and readers came together for a discussion about whether the age of the $15 subscription was coming to...

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