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Exclusive: MMORPG Astellia Online deep-dives its Warrior and Scholar classes

Korean-born Astellia has been hovering on the horizon for the last few years of its development as Barunson E&A - the majority...

Dark Age of Camelot tests Patch 1.125D, plans on reclaiming abandoned names

There is nothing quite as uniquely exciting as when an old favorite MMORPG gets a meaty patch today. This is indeed what is happening...

Interview: Astellia deep-dives its dungeon systems and Western tweaks

Incoming buy-to-play MMORPG Astellia has been a whirlwind in 2019 as Nexon and Barunson EA have prepared the game for release in the...

Massively Overthinking: Thoughts on the holy trinity in MMOs

One of MOP's bright new columnists, Tyler Edwards, blogs over at Superior Realities, and he recently brought to my attention his pieces...

Guild Wars 2 is working on multiple fixes and features for the new warclaw mount

It's a big week for Guild Wars 2 since Super Adventure Box today. But that's not all the studio's working on. MMO gamers...

Interview: Astellia’s western team on pay-to-win, themeparks, and dodging early access and battle royale

Yesterday we covered the news that South Korean born MMORPG Astellia is heading westward in 2019, with its holy trinity classes, solid PvE...
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Ship of Heroes honors City of Heroes’ deathiversary with a support toon video

Six years ago today, the sun set on City of Heroes for the last time, but the game's not been forgotten. Among the title's...

Ashes of Creation is testing MMORPG PvP in the alpha’s battle royale mode

Didn't have time for that hour-long Ashes of Creation stream on Friday? Don't sweat it; AOC Dungeon has the highlights recapped. A...
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City of Titans is bringing the control lifestyle back, baby

Raise someone else's hand up if you have fond memories of playing a Controller in City of Heroes. The concept of a crowd...
Homeward bound, I wish I was...

Albion Online has big balance changes planned for the next season of GvG

Sandbox Interactive has a new dev talk video out on Albion Online's upcoming balance overhaul, specifically for the 5v5 GvG meta, group fights,...

Black Desert’s weekly patch continues PvP and class rebalance with Karma penalties and crowd control tweaks

Lahn was already live in Black Desert, but when the game returns from its extended maintenance today, she'll be reunited with her absolute...

You can roll (but not play) Lahn in Black Desert today – there’s even a contest to enter

Lahn isn't live in Black Desert today, but she's the next best thing: pre-customizable. When she officially launches next week, she'll be BDO's...

Black Desert developer Pearl Abyss has even more rebalancing plans for PvP, debuffs, and crowd control

Yesterday's Black Desert patch apparently caught some backlash from the community, particularly in regard to the crowd control changes, but that's just the...

Black Desert’s weekly patch adds new events, combat tweaks, and ent world boss as Kakao deletes guild forts to save them

Tree bosses are all the rage this spring in MMOs, and Black Desert's got one too. Oh, did I say tree boss? I...

Grim Dawn begins formal testing of major engame revamp and new kraken boss

Grim Dawn players and tentacle fans should point their eyeballs at Crate's official forums today, as the studio says update 1.0.6.0 is...

Impressions of Project Gorgon from an Asheron’s Call player

It's finally time for me talk about Project Gorgon as a released product. As you might have guessed, I was avoiding the game prior to...

Black Desert Korea is letting players date (and vie for) NPCs

If yesterday's Black Desert patch in the west didn't grab you, maybe a peek into what Korea's getting will. Daum's official patch...

Black Desert’s latest update is for the birds; includes renown, gear purification, and PvP tweaks

This week's Black Desert update is officially upon us. Its key feature is a new guild boss, the Ahib Griffon, plus "several...

Here are all of the class nerfs and buffs coming with SWTOR’s 5.9

Just like a certain farmboy looking wistfully up at twin suns and thinking of his future, Star Wars: The Old Republic fans are...

Neverwinter AMA gets into the specifics of system design

The Neverwinter system designers were on hand this week for an Ask Me Anything on Reddit about the title. Naturally, it drew...

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