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Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

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During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...

Dungeons and Dragons Online begins testing its new Dragon Lord Fighter archetype

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It was just last Friday that Dungeons and Dragons Online's producer confirmed that the MMO was getting at least two new class archetypes in...

Wandering Wraeclast: Introducing Path of Exile 2’s Mercenary crossbow class and WASD

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Looking forward to new Path of Exile updates has been a quarterly spectacle for many years. It's only recently, however, that fans also can...

Guild Wars 2 introduces the pistol-totin’ Elementalist for testing November 28

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Elementalists, your time to pew pew in Guild Wars 2 is finally here, or will be when the weapon proliferation beta goes live on...

BlizzCon 2023: Overwatch 2’s new hero, Mauga, has goofy guns that were at one point bigger than Tracer

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During the Opening Ceremony at BlizzCon this afternoon, Blizzard's Overwatch 2 team was the first game out of the blocks to introduce the new...
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Massively Overthinking: The ‘elements’ of MMOs

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MOP reader Nibbana recently posed us a fun question: "As I play my Scrapper in Guild Wars 2, I thought to myself, man, I...

ExileCon 2023: Previewing Path of Exile 2’s Monk and Sorceress skills

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During the sneak peek press preview ahead of ExileCon 2023, Game Director Jonathan Rogers highlighted many different things. So. Many. Things. But in this...

ExileCon 2023: Path of Exile 2 is now a true sequel with a closed beta June 7, 2024

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ExileCon 2023 kicked off this evening as Path of Exile fans have gathered both live in New Zealand and in front of screens all...

Kickstarted sandbox Fractured Online unrolls massive balancing and movement patch

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As Dynamight Studios' post-Gamigo testing revamp of Fractured Online continues, the team is adjusting the game on the fly based on player feedback. "The Server...

The Daily Grind: Knockdown in MMOs sucks. What should replace it?

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OK, I should rephrase. Knocking down doesn't suck. Knocking down your enemy flat on his butt so you can whomp on him is hilarious....

Overwatch 2 discusses Season 5 adjustment plans for crowd control, one-shot abilities, and specific heroes

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The fourth season of Overwatch 2 is nearing its end, yet already game director Aaron Keller is plotting changes for Season 5, including some...

Embers Adrift offers a running QA tally of fixes, promises another free weekend and more advertising soon

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Just in case you forgot, Embers Adrift has been running an ongoing forum post that shares Stormhaven Studios' homework. Specifically, the thread offers a...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is the Burglar LOTRO’s least-loved class?

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In most MMOs that I play, I confess a certain attraction -- if not affinity -- for seeking out the least-played and -loved class...

Casually Classic: 20 tips for surviving the WoW Classic community’s hardcore mode

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"Just one more hour of WoW Classic. One more hour, then I'll go and play something serious. Or be a productive member of society....

Here’s how World of Warcraft is tweaking PvP in Embers of Neltharion

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Hey PvPers, how's Dragonflight treating you so far? The World of Warcraft team is pretty happy with it for the most part, though Blizzard...

Embers Adrift launches October 15, confirms its box price and subscription model

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It looks like Embers Adrift, the crowdfunded MMORPG once known as Saga of Lucmia, is on its way to the end of beta and...

Vitae Aeternum: The best solo ranged and melee builds in New World

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One of the main things that keeps me coming back to New World despite its many rough edges is the fact it's one of...

Why I Play: Returning to Diablo III in 2022

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I don't know if there's a marketing term for this phenomenon, but Diablo Immortal did an excellent job selling Diablo III. Popular streamers all caught...

Lord of the Rings Online now lets you take level 20 characters into its PvP zone

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The second round of testing for Lord of the Rings Online's Update 33.1 is on the Bullroarer server this week, and all eyes have...
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Wisdom of Nym: First impressions of Final Fantasy XIV Newfound Adventure’s content

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I'm not going to lie: I don't like having to wait for my tribal quests. I recognize that might seem more than a little...

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