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AdventureQuest 3D is revamping combat to make it more fun, even when you die

Combat is supposed to be fun in AdventureQuest 3D. Is it currently not fun? That's not important; what's important is that it could...

Bless Online shakes up and builds out its combat system

With its early access debut coming next month, Bless Online has a lot riding on how well it can present itself to a...
No. Uh-uh.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the worst discrepancy in combat pacing?

Back when I played TERA for a feature on Massively-that-was, I found myself playing both a Warrior and a Lancer. Playing as a...

Ship of Heroes turns a critical eye to February’s combat alpha

Last month, Ship of Heroes ran its first alpha combat test with backers, and it was a blast (literally). With enough time to...
Yep.

Ship of Heroes shows off the new combat features for its upcoming alpha test

It's not really a superhero game unless you're fighting someone or something, right? So Ship of Heroes has a certain obligation to give...

AdventureQuest 3D overhauls classes and combat

Not content with the current state of the world, AdventureQuest 3D pushed out a patch this week that overhauled its classes and...
No, under these terms you can't remove gnomes, unfortunately.

The Daily Grind: What one character option would you remove from your favorite MMO?

Good news, MMO fans! You're getting to redesign your favorite MMO's entire combat system. The bad news is that you're doing so by removing...

The Black Death on headshots and insta-kills

Combat is the primary focus for this week's update to The Black Death. The not-at-all-depressing sandbox decided to jettison parrying in favor...

Gloria Victis sings a song of improved combat and performance

Sometimes it's the small details that makes a patch memorable. For Gloria Victis, it's something as simple as additional music during character creation,...
OFF WITH HIS KNEES

Gloria Victis shows off the results of its combat upgrade

We don't mean to surprise you, but Gloria Victis involves a whole lot of fighting things. You have various sharp bits of metal...

Absolver demonstrates its flexible combat system, plans August 29 debut

"Combat is your art. And mastering the medium is essential to becoming an Absolver." Multiplayer action RPG Absolver is putting great stock in its...

Legends of Aria rewrites Shards Online’s combat system

When Legends of Aria emerged from Shards Online, it changed more than just the name. In the first Aria-era dev diary,...
hooray sorta

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs have the best combat feedback?

I'm quite fond of 20XX, but I really hate the upgrades you can pick up in the game that eliminate hit stun. Sure, it...

Chaos Theory: Speculating on The Secret World’s relaunch

Well, it wasn't the news I was hoping for, but I'll still take it! This week we learned about Funcom's plan to relaunch...
You need to be getting into some CRIMES, MANG.

DC Universe Online adjusts abilities to have a little more impact

The stat revamp for DC Universe Online is an ongoing process with a lot of moving parts, and that means that none of...
Nast

Conan Exiles schools you in the art of combat

In an unexpected move, Conan Exile's combat system will play out abstractly using dice and lengthy columns of hit tables and damage effects....

Conan Exiles shows off its crafting and thrall systems

What are MMO NPCs good for, really? Usually they're either part of the quest system, trainers or vendors, or targets for our sharp, pointy...
Seriously, okay, fine.

Kings and Heroes posts a quick video of its combat

Do you remember Kings and Heroes? You don't remember it, do you. It's that online co-op dungeon crawler that entered early access...

Working As Intended: A tour of 19-year-old Ultima Online

Wanna feel old? Three years ago, I wrote a Second Wind pieceĀ for Massively-that-was on Ultima Online, which had recently been turned over...
But not quite so much.

The Daily Grind: What MMO would you like with a different game’s combat engine?

There are things I really like about The Secret World; the combat has never been one of them. However, if I could somehow...

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