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Hands-on with Amazon’s New World first expedition, Amrine Excavation

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The funny thing about our ongoing pandemic is that it didn't really change the way video game previews are done. It turns out that...
fight fight fight

The Daily Grind: How important is an MMO’s combat to you?

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Today, we don't want to talk about whether you prefer tab-targeting gameplay or action combat. It's not important if you prefer harder fights or...
Bang.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has your favorite combat animations?

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When the time comes, almost every MMO has a moment when it's time for you to start cracking heads instead of chatting and socializing....

Book of Travels provides a quick primer on how combat will operate

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The tiny multiplayer online world of Book of Travels is not going to be without its dangers despite its painterly style and promise of...
SWEET GUITAR RIFF

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of dodge and joust mechanics in MMOs?

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Deep in the bowels of a Reddit thread about WildStar vs. WoW Classic a while back, several people mentioned WildStar's combat as being one...
None of my salesmen has ever sold a car.

Population Zero outlines the basics of arming yourself with weapons

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If you're going to survive in Population Zero, you'll need weapons. Fortunately, it looks like the most basic varieties of weapons won't be all that...
STAB IT

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

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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 be...

Bless Online shakes up and builds out its combat system

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

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

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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 Warrior...

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

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

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

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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 you...

AdventureQuest 3D overhauls classes and combat

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Not content with the current state of the world, AdventureQuest 3D pushed out a patch this week that overhauled its classes and combat --...
don't make

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

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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

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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 of blocking,...
Unbalance.

Gloria Victis sings a song of improved combat and performance

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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, terrain...
OFF WITH HIS KNEES

Gloria Victis shows off the results of its combat upgrade

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

Absolver demonstrates its flexible combat system, plans August 29 debut

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

Legends of Aria rewrites Shards Online’s combat system

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

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

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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

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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 the...

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