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Aion NA adds the Timeless Terrace, opens a new dungeon, and introduces Glyphs in the Unshackled Fate update

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The NA version of Aion has gotten itself some fresh content in the form of the Unshackled Fate update. The centerpiece of...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite crowd control class in MMORPGs?

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I know that crowd controllers as a standalone class have long since fallen out of fashion - most MMORPG players don't even remember when...

LOTRO Legendarium: Speculating on the Brawler class

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You have to imagine that there's some frustration over at Standing Stone Games this past week. The studio wants us all to be focused...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Hands-on with Guild Wars 2’s new Sunqua Peak fractal, live today

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While Guild Wars 2’s Cantha-centric End of Dragons expansion may not be coming until next year, players eager to visit The Empire of...
Balancing.

Crucible’s designers explain how the game’s balance is achieved

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So, how does balance work in Crucible? As in any competitive game, balance is important, but it's kind of a vague and nebulous...

Desert Oasis: How should Black Desert handle class balance?

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Last week, I wrote about how the recent tamer changes in Black Desert resulted in a write-in campaign. Ever since then, I've...

Albion Online showcases the Avalonian weapons coming with the Rise of Avalon update

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Albion Online's Rise of Avalon update has a number of things for players to look forward to when it lands in August,...

Perfect Ten: Unconventional MMORPG magic classes

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Earth. Fire. Air. Water. These elements are all well and good if you want to summon Captain Planet for some reason, but they...

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen shows off the Shaman and discusses the mastery system

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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen has put out another livestream this week, with this one being all about the Shaman class and its...

Desert Oasis: How Pearl Abyss can guarantee Shadow Arena succeeds

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Hands down, Shadow Arena is my favorite battle royale. But just because I've written so many glowing words of accolades for the game...

Desert Arena: First impressions of Shadow Arena, the Diet Black Desert of battle royales

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Did someone just cast Arcane Echo? Because this'll be our second piece on Shadow Arena this week, following its deep-dive by our...

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on themepark design, SWG inspiration, and the MMO genre

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Last week, we ran an interview with Stormhaven Studios' Tim Anderson, the boss behind upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia. That interview was focused...

PAX East 2020: Hands-on with Cryptic’s Magic Legends

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I’ll be honest, Magic: The Gathering is one realm of geekdom that I’ve never really gotten into. I know a bit about it, but...

Desert Oasis: Hands-on with Black Desert’s new Guardian awakening

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Wow, that was fast. Kakao and Pearl Abyss just released the Guardian last week, and we're already gearing up for awakening her.

Desert Oasis: A first look at Black Desert’s Dark Knight’s Succession skills

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The Dark Knight holds a special place in my heart when it comes to Black Desert. She was the main reason I decided to...

First impressions of WoW Classic – from a total World of Warcraft newbie

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The gaming world is abuzz with excitement over World of Warcraft Classic. Players around the world are gushing with nostalgia over this trip...

Path of Exile announces Blight league for September 6 – here’s our preview interview with Grinding Gear!

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Fall is creeping up on us, and that means back to school is almost -- if not already -- here. That also means it...
Oh, there's going to be so much chopping.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most annoying type of MMO enemy to fight?

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We all do it. We're going along, adventuring in a virtual world, when we see an enemy approaching that makes us want to take...

First impressions of DC Universe Online – on the Nintendo Switch

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Last week, DC Universe Online became one of the only MMOs on the Nintendo Switch, prompting many gamers to give it a...

Desert Oasis: Taking a swing with Black Desert’s Tamer and her bō staff

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When I first started playing Black Desert, it was because I wanted to play a Dark Knight. From her animations, armors, and that...

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