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Whale whale whale.

Worlds Adrift previews its creature-based ecology

The developers of Worlds Adrift currently have three types of creature in the game. Yes, just three. If that sounds like a rather...
Vote like you want to win.

Star Trek Online enters the final round of ship design votes

So what do you want for your next Federation ship in Star Trek Online? If your answer was something about red and blue...
Less exploratory than I might have thought.

Wisdom of Nym: Coordination, aetherial gear, and Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch

How many times a day do you think about aetherial gear in Final Fantasy XIV? If the answer is more than "zero," I'm...
I get so emotional, baby.

Worlds Adrift shows some real emotion

The developers behind Worlds Adrift want the game to have a lot of customization options, but that doesn't mean much if the characters...
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...
Mead mead mead mead mead mead.

EverQuest Next challenges players to design buildings for Halas

One of the cooler parts of the EverQuest Next development process is that it's not happening behind closed doors; players have already had...
Different?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion endgame, three weeks in

As of this writing, I haven't yet cleared Alexander. I've had other things to do, and while it might mean I'm ultimately one week...
Like a dragon, but, like... a danger dragon.

How Neverwinter designs the critters that wreck you

Neverwinter has an advantage in terms of enemy design, since years of Dungeons & Dragons have given it huge amounts of material to...
Like we always do it this time.

Skyforge will finalize open beta after this week’s test

Skyforge has entered its final beta test, which means that open beta and soft launch is just around the corner. If you've been...
Would you like to see something unsettling?

WoW Factor: What the flight changes portend for WoW’s future

Did anyone else get flashbacks to the Xbox One launch with World of Warcraft's flying announcement? I pictured a lot of arm-folding and...
It's like overhead WildStar.

Das Tal demos skill-based combat and posts Kickstarter FAQ

What does skill-based combat mean to you? We can't tell you that, but we can tell you what it means to the makers of...

Heroes of the Storm devs talk Kael’Thas and character design

Wondering how Blizzard's developers choose from the studio's incredible roster of characters and then crafted those selections into Heroes of the Storm's...
It's not really a new ship without slow pans around it and swelling orchestral music.

How Star Trek Online constructs its new pilot ships

The newest ships in Star Trek Online are all based around making players feel like that piloting specialization was a good expenditure of...
Oh, yeah, we sort of see it now.

Did you know Diablo III was once planned as an MMO?

It's indisputable that World of Warcraft took a lot of nods from online Diablo II when it first launched. Sometimes, it almost seems...
Worlds Adrift

Worlds Adrift dev blog shows early character designs

Want to get a glimpse behind the curtain of character design and development in the MMO industry? The latest Worlds Adrift dev blog...
That old saw.

Eternal Crusade updates players on design goals and founder packs

The melee combat in Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade has gone through several revisions, and it's going to go through several more. The...
It's just another FPS, yes. That was not a surprising development.

A first look at Ghost in the Shell Online in action

Now that we know that Ghost in the Shell Online will definitely be coming to Western shores, there's all the reason in the...
AHHHH

WoW Factor: Flying ruined everything and shouldn’t be removed

Allowing flying mounts in World of Warcraft was a terrible mistake that should never have been corrected. For those not up on their history,...
Worlds Adrift

Worlds Adrift explains why it can’t disable PvP

Worlds Adrift has updated its website with a new design-focused blog that sheds quite a bit of light on how the game...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: The design slide from start to present

After more than a decade of operation, a curious thing has happened to World of Warcraft: It's circled back around on an awful...

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