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The MOP Up: Ravendawn’s PvP system goes down in infamy

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Ravendawn's newest dev blog tackles the meat and potatoes of the MMO's player-vs.-player conflict. Basically, the game is trying to pave the way for...

Dual Universe outlines changes to warping and docking coming in the Ares update

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Earlier this week Dual Universe started writing up details about adjustments planned for the Ares update, with the first post discussing stress a stress...

Guild Wars 2: ‘Upgrading to DirectX11 is the first step toward being able to do more shiny things’

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If the Revenant, Warrior, and Elementalist aren't your Cup of Light-Roasted Coffee, then next week's Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons beta round might...

Vampire multiplayer survival title V Rising shows off gameplay and plans a 2021 beta

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V Rising, the multiplayer vampiric survival title from Stunlock Studios (of Battlerite fame) has been doing a lot of talking to this point. Readers...

Black Desert launches PC season+ server, offers next-gen console support and roadmap

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It's Wednesday, which means another weekly deluge of Black Desert news. First, over on the PC servers, where the game is celebrating 2000 days online...
I made this.

Dual Universe outlines core combat stress, shield changes, and PvP fixes coming in the Ares update

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When Dual Universe kicked out a tease to its Ares update on the game's roadmap, it had plenty to list but not a whole...

Lost Ark previews four regions of Luterra as we wait for the new 2022 launch

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So you're bummed about Lost Ark getting the boot to 2022. I get it. You know what might make you feel better? Lore! That's...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Everything we learned about Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons’ fishing and skiffs

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Fishing is one of those weirdly ubiquitous RPG systems. Nobody picks an MMO based on how good its fishing skill is, and nobody complains...

Star Wars The Old Republic talks system design as a new KOTOR remake is unveiled

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The gameplay loops that keep players chasing goals in Star Wars: The Old Republic is all powered by system design, which is the topic...

Destiny 2 releases its revamped Trials of Osiris, touts anti-cheat progress, and recounts seven years of updates

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It's time once more to face the Trials. This past Friday saw Destiny 2 bring back the Trials of Osiris, this time with a...

Diablo II Resurrected addresses chat, parties, TCP/IP support, and big honkin’ monitors

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With Diablo II Resurrected's remaster release right around the corner and more or less expected to carry Blizzard through the rest of the year,...
This is different.

Lost Ark on localization, latency, and the Striker’s western release

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Last week, Amazon admitted that it has delayed the western release of Lost Ark from this fall to next year; the studio said it...

PlanetSide 2’s inbound patch makes map adjustments for low and high population situations

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PlanetSide 2 has a big PTS patch in store for later this week, Daybreak announced just ahead of the long weekend. While the new...

AA indie sandbox MMO Galaxies of Eden discusses classic vs. action combat switch and skill balancing

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A month ago, we covered a new sandbox MMORPG under development by MIR Cybernetics Corporation: Galaxies of Eden. It's absurdly ambitious, with an alpha...
Why is this someone's crappy destination wedding.

The MOP Up: Perfect World Mobile celebrates its second anniversary with extra bonuses

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Perfect World Mobile just reached its second birthday, and with that comes a string of extra goodies, bonuses, login rewards, and even a special...

DC Universe Online is fixing episode 41’s endgame source marks situation

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As surveys for DC Universe Online continue rolling in, Daybreak and Dimensional Ink are forging ahead with plans for future development, as catalogued in...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster has all but said he’s building a metaverse

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If you've been listening to companies like Epic Games yammer about the "metaverse" over the last year and wondered whether it's all just a...

Old School RuneScape makes adjustments to Deadman and unveils a Group Ironman mode

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Last week saw the start of the new Reborn version of the Deadman tournament to Old School RuneScape, and already the mode has seen...

Albion Online teases ‘hideout HQs’ and new weapon lines

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Sandbox Interactive has pushed out a new dev blog this week focusing on upcoming balancing changes in Albion Online, all part of its push...

Massively on the Go: Everything we learned from Pokemon Go’s post-backlash Task Force

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While Niantic already reverted its Pokemon GO gym and PokeStop nerf in late August, the company said that more changes would be announced on September...

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