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Four Winds: Final thoughts on Elyon’s first closed beta test

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Elyon's closed beta test came and went, and boy am I happy with what I played. It was unfortunate that the test fell on...

Activision-Blizzard wins a nine year-long patent infringement lawsuit

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Today in "our legal system is absurdist and utterly broken probably beyond any and all hope of repair" news, Activision-Blizzard can now officially claim...

First impressions of Elyon’s western closed beta: Day one and a dungeon run

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I can't believe I'm actually playing Elyon on local servers. People have been excited for this game since it was called Ascent: Infinite Realm, and just...

Why I Play: Monster Hunter Rise is still worth it one month later

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It's been over a month since Monster Hunter Rise was released to the public. I was feeling good about the game during the press...
Sun's out guns out.

Black Desert patches in defense icons and a new event to praise the sun

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It can be a bit tricky sometimes to remember exactly how various defensive abilities work in Black Desert from time to time. Does this particular...

Not So Massively: Wolcen’s Bloodtrail is worth coming back for

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I've been a fan of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem from the start, but with how long things went quiet after the initial post-launch updates,...

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 update...

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 the...
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 concept...

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 had game...

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, and one...

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 make...

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 various...

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 does...

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 PvP columnist...

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 on...

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. Just take...

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