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Broken Ranks takes a closer look at upcoming legendary item tweaks and a new endgame instance

Players of Whitemoon Games' tactical turn-based multiplayer RPG Broken Ranks have some new content just on the horizon, which fans might remember was detailed...

Neverwinter readies an underground trial full of illusions and traps for unwary visitors

You know what's a fun word to quickly say six times in a row? "Menzoberranzan." And you best be practicing that too because Neverwinter's...

New World breaks down the creation of Fire and Fellowship’s new Fire Storm heartrune

With an update name like Fellowship and Fire, you probably expect that New World would be adding some flames to its gameplay - and...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Swordsman X Survival, Legend of Lunia, and X8

Welcome back to MassivelyOP's random and recurring roundup of a few MMOs you've never heard of! Maybe you've heard of some of them. You're...

Lost Ark’s Artist class launches in the west next week – with outfit alterations

We're just a week away from the release of Lost Ark's latest patch and the new Artist class - though Amazon is reminding players...

Conan Exiles outlines upcoming golem shaping mechanics and the journey system revamp

While you can put people under your thrall in Conan Exiles now, it's arguably a bigger flex to make golems that follow you around...

Ashfall provides a brief peek at its crafting system and some of the high-level items players can make

The NetEase post-apoc MMO shooter Ashfall is back once more with another quickie dev blog that's all about crafting. Or at least a short...

Chronicles of Elyria boss justifies website rebuilding, communication, and re-opening the Discord

Last month, Soulbound Studios' Jeromy Walsh wrote another long-form address discussing the merging of design documents for Kingdoms of Elyria and its erstwhile (i.e.,...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go kicks off Rising Heroes by lurking in shadows

Pokemon Go players know better than anyone that Niantic's really not great at communicating. Not only did the new season, Rising Heroes, launch in...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s What Lies Beneath, the next End of Dragons story, has launched

Happy anniversary to Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons expansion! Can you believe it has been a whole year? In some ways I feel...
Ah, no.

Lord of the Rings Online’s delvings to see nerfs, improvements, and dungeon expansion

When Standing Stone Games introduced the delving system with last year's Before the Shadow mini-expansion, it was banking hard on this difficulty slider being...

RuneScape will be getting quest list filtering and sorting updates thanks to a game jam test

Last October the devs of RuneScape took a break from updating the MMORPG to work on personal projects related to the title in an...
And chill.

Overwatch 2 players question Season 3 balance, find an invincible statue, and beg for a Mei-killing homing grenade

Yes, we appreciate that headline is a melange of weird and disparate pieces of Overwatch 2 news, but some of these things are a...

Mad World issues dev blogs about pets and gems while continuing to crank out preview videos

It's been another couple of months since we peeked in on Mad World, so it's about time we circled back around to Jandisoft's socials...

Elder Scrolls Online highlights some of the quality-of-life and accessibility features coming with Update 37

As usual, the next update to Elder Scrolls Online isn't only about the Necrom expansion and all of its gubbins; it's also about Update...

Conan Exiles previews Age of Sorcery’s new story content, animated golems, and journey system revamp

The third chapter in the Age of Sorcery looms over Conan Exiles, and the devs at Funcom are eager to tell players all about...
How now crown bow... wait.

Leaderboard: Do you prefer first-person or third-person perspective while gaming?

Quantic Foundry, the team behind the Gamer Motivation Model and the modern gamer profiling test, put out a dev blog at the end of...

Neverwinter elaborates on upcoming combat companion balancing and prepares another Siege event

Companion NPCs can be a pretty invaluable tool when making your way through the battles of Neverwinter, but it looks like those combat companions...

Valheim teases Ashlands, a new critter, and a hat toggle

The last time Valheim foretold a "fairly meaty" patch, it turned out to be a nothingburger, so don't get too excited by today's dev...

Destiny 2 plots adjustments to seasons, challenge, and activities to fight against perceived predictability

According to game director Joe Blackburn, Destiny 2 updates have become a bit too consistent, leading to the sense that updates are predictable and...