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

Wanna feel old? Three years ago, I wrote a Second Wind piece 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...
There's... yeah, there's a lot.

The Daily Grind: How complex should playing an MMORPG character be?

I am downright out of room in Final Fantasy XIV. My characters have two sets of action bars packed to the gills along...
This is not h

Massively Overthinking: The best combat systems in MMORPGs

One of the big problems in the MMORPG genre as I see it is game studios' inclination to prioritize combat above all else, turning...
This was the account.

The Daily Grind: What MMO handles active combat the best?

Action combat is a big thing for newer games. Instead of just sitting, targeting, and spamming abilities, you have to dodge hither and yon,...
We're friends, right?

‘Online combat RPG’ Absolver plans 2017 launch

Absolver is... probably not an MMORPG. But it is an "online combat RPG," which sure sounds like an action combat MMORPG without the...
Here in mycar I feel safest of all.

Crossout enters its next phase of testing complete with factions

If you've ever played a game focused around vehicle combat and thought "hey, this would be better with Mad Max-style customized war vehicles," you...
Can we start, start over?

Shroud of the Avatar drops Release 26 update with a full character wipe

Here's the bad news for players looking forward to the next major Shroud of the Avatar patch: A character wipe is happening....

The Daily Grind: What’s your preferred style of MMO combat?

A passionate WildStar discussion-slash-debate in my guild the other day on the subject of MMO combat styles had us all taking sides on what...

Albion Online highlights its reworked combat

Sandbox Interactive has released a new four-minute video highlighting the combat changes in Albion Online since last summer. Lead game designer
Somehow I don't think that's going to be a problem.

The Repopulation patches in combat improvements, sets the stage for sieges

Are you not currently part of the The Repopulation's testing but want to check out the game? Good news: You will be able...
Well, good hustle.

Camelot Unchained newsletter discusses combat philosophy and developer status

The Camelot Unchained test phases had to be delayed, and that means that the latest newsletter for the game is in an...

Crowfall explains why combat physics are ‘hella complicated’

The Crowfall community has a heapload of questions about the upcoming PvP title's combat systems, and the devs apparently have (some of) the...

Chaos Theory: I like The Secret World’s combat

Hi. My name is MJ. And I like The Secret World's combat. There, I admitted it. And trust me, I am fully aware that...

Crowfall preps core combat test, commits to raising $1M from additional investors

With a large roster of potential classes, how will Crowfall balance it all? By starting small, of course. The devs wrote a new...
Try to fly better than this.

Hands-on: Blade & Soul’s western port is a cheerful cliche storm (and I want to play more)

I spent a ridiculous amount of time playing Blade & Soul just moving around. Most of the time in a given game, I'm moving around...
Why do you build me up, Buttercup, baby, just to let me down and mess me around?

Project HON is cancelled by NCsoft

Remember Project HON? It was a giant robot combat game in the Unreal 4 engine, and every trailer released for it looked stompy...

Tamriel Infinium: A guide to Elder Scrolls Online’s combat basics

I was looking back through some of my posts about the Elder Scrolls Online, and I noticed that I've mentioned combat quite a...

Koster on Star Wars Galaxies’ combat and social connectivity ‘glue’

MMO designer Raph Koster is back with yet another post-mortem on Star Wars Galaxies, this one the second part of his "living...
Try to survive!

Skyforge’s beta is surprisingly satisfying

I can safely say that what I got when I first fired up Skyforge was not, in fact, what I had been hoping...

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