class mechanics

Skeleton dance forever.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the most satisfying classes?

Not every MMO has classes. Sometimes that's more a function of strict definition than anything; sure, your character can technically do anything, but as...

Wisdom of Nym: Musings on Final Fantasy XIV’s current crafting game

Crafting is really important in Final Fantasy XIV. That much can't be denied; the game places so much emphasis on the options available to...
Count the headlights on the highway.

Check out a translated interview on TERA’s upcoming Lunar Dancer

Another new class is coming to TERA's Korean version, as we learned yesterday. We even got the barest version of information about that new...

The major class changes coming in SWTOR’s Knights of the Eternal Throne

Another expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic means another level cap bump and another set of adjustments for the various classes and their...
Marbleface McSpheretummy

EverQuest II shows off the Ascension classes for Kunark Ascending

When EverQuest II's next expansion hits, players are going to be progressing through an entirely new set of classes. The new Ascension classes are...
Sneak and stab.

Revelation Online’s Chinese version adds the stealthy Assassin

Those of us here in the US have to wait a little bit longer for Revelation Online to start in on beta testing, but...
But no ladies.

Crowfall introduces the Duelist and the Guinecean race

Do you consider "play a swashbuckling guinea pig" to be one of your most cherished video game goals? Your absurdly specific dream is coming...
No, this is not Star Trek: Beyond.

RIFT buffs up the Saboteur soul

The Saboteur in RIFT is all about, well, sabotage. It's a specialty based around bombs blowing things the heck up. The latest patch to...
SUVs are right out.

Revelation Online introduces the Vanguard

If your preferred method of transportation is the noble van rather than the selfish SUV or the sneaky car, Revelation Online's new Vanguard will...
Jump around, etc.

Vindictus offers players a jump-start to 75 as it prepares for Delia

If you've been away from Vindictus for a while, you might be wondering what's going on with the game. The answer is that it's...
All of the ladies in this game seem to have an actual class of Clothing Avoider.

Blade & Soul’s Soul Fighter update is live today

The Soul Fighter does not actually fight souls in Blade & Soul. No more than any other class, anyhow. It mostly fights with soul,...
Hey, dude, things cool? We're just chilling.

Pantheon previews the Shaman and plans a new livestream

The latest Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen newsletter has quite a bit to say about the Shaman. The healing and support-oriented class is meant...
nin nin

Check out the Ninja Awakening for the Korean version of Black Desert Online

The Korean version of Black Desert Online is going to issue a wake-up call to Ninjas very soon. It's the next class to get...
Fight that soul.

Blade & Soul shows off the new Soul Fighter class

At long last, players of Blade & Soul will be able to properly fight souls with the new Soul Fighter class. It's a class...
loud noises

Check out Crowfall’s Druid in action

The Druid in Crowfall borrows a bit of a trick from the Ranger insofar as she uses more than one ability tray. In her...

The Daily Grind: What’s the least effective character you’ve played in an MMO?

Red Mage is pretty unambiguously the worst class in Final Fantasy XI right now. The old trick of the class (enfeebling magic) is now...
My track record has been pretty good!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s class weaknesses and why they matter

The other day, I was browsing the official Final Fantasy XIV forums for a reason I can no longer recall. I am sure it...
There were some decent tabletop Star Trek games, but no.

Perfect Ten: What your MMO character type says about you

Every MMO has character classes. Every single one. You might rail against this by pointing out that there are several games out there with...
Slash heal.

Crowfall previews the first batch of powers for the Druid

The Druid of Crowfall is not a firehose healer. What does that mean? Well, for one thing, firehouses that die around her stay dead. In...
There are places I remember

Meet RIFT’s Maelstrom, complete with awesome shark-head

If anyone ever asks you what the best soul in RIFT might be, you now know that the answer is the Maelstrom. Is any...