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Vague Patch Notes: Why do MMOs have randomness?

If there's one concept that is nearly universally reviled among MMO players, it's randomness. Yes, pretty much everywhere. You could make a little fairy...

The Daily Grind: What MMO will change its business model dramatically in 2020?

It used to be our tradition around the end of the year to speculate on which MMORPG that hadn't yet gone free-to-play would be...

Fight or Kite: Archeage Unchained’s leveling PvP is a test of resolve and avoidance

Welcome back everyone! For those of us in the US, the Monday after our Thanksgiving holiday can be a brutal one. Sleeping in (getting...
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The Soapbox: Cross-play, console exclusivity, and why companies won’t play nice

Let me tell you something: As the columnist who writes about Final Fantasy XIV I am so damn tired of hearing about crossplay. Seriously....

SuperData October 2019: League of Legends is back on top as console and PC trend downward

SuperData's October 2019 global revenue report on the video game industry is up today, and if you were hoping the PC and console...

Legends of Aria’s New Dawn revamp is now slated for December 5

Last night, Citadel Studios put a date on Legends of Aria's latest round of early access overhauling: December 5th. "We’ve been hard at work...
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The Elder Scrolls Online disables a purchased costume due to an invisibility exploit

If you bought the Dungeon Explorer costume in The Elder Scrolls Online, you may have noticed that it is now a bit less... visible...
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MMO Burnout: Exploring EA’s new Star Wars title, Jedi Fallen Order

It’s impossible to understate how much cultural influence Star Wars had on kids born in the ’70s. One of my first movie-going memories includes...

Global Chat: EverQuest II’s 15 years of being in WoW’s shadow

For just a few short weeks of its now 15-year lifespan, EverQuest II existed apart from a launched World of Warcraft. Then late November...

Make My MMO: Book of Travels’ Kickstarter travels past $150K and promises a player music system

This week in MMO crowdfunding, the Kickstarter for Book of Travels journeyed onward as Might and Delight has now pulled in over

Leaderboard: Are you giving Dark Age of Camelot’s free-to-play version a try?

Classic MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot released its Endless Conquest mode this week, a free-to-play option for one of the few pure...

Legends of Aria previews New Dawn’s episodic content and murder penalties

Just before Halloween, Legends of Aria's Citadel Studios announced some sweeping changes coming to the early access sandbox. After revamping its PvP...

Fallout 76 dataminer is banned from the game after reporting an exploit

No good deed goes unpunished for one Fallout 76 player who found a significant exploit regarding legendary weapons, reported it, and got summarily...

Fallout 76 players discuss the current state of the game and the Fallout 1st subscription

If you want to take the temperature of a game's community, often you're left to some of the more acerbic places of discussion like...

The Daily Grind: Should World of Warcraft switch to annual expansions?

During last week's Activision-Blizzard investor call, Blizzard executives dodged hard on one analyst's question about WoW Classic retention - no great surprise...

Make My MMO: Destiny’s Sword is launching a Steam demo Monday

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, we learned that Destiny's Sword is dropping a Steam demo on Monday as a tie-in with Veterans...

WAPO says Activision-Blizzard execs profited from dodgy but legal stock sale

Yesterday we covered Activision-Blizzard's third quarter financial results, which were... not good. While WoW Classic drove a subscription spike and saw Blizzard's...

Activision-Blizzard’s Q3 2019 revenues sink for the third quarter in a row

Activision-Blizzard has not had the best year. In February, the company saw record-high revenues and promptly laid off 800 employees, leading to widespread...

Fallout 1st subscribers have formed a clan of aristocrats to perpetrate Fallout 76 class warfare

Whether the reports of Fallout 1st players being harassed in Fallout 76 are highly fabricated or not, a large cluster of Fallout...

Desert Oasis: Discerning the best purchases in Black Desert’s cash shop

I've always been someone who goes against the grain, and MMOs are no exception. Part of the reason I enjoy Black Desert so much...

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