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Final Fantasy XIV director expresses frustration and confusion as another world first clear is won via addon use

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It would appear that Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida has McFreaking had it with addons being used in order for raid...

Dungeons & Dragons’ OGL fiasco ends in victory for third-party content like The Secret World TTRPG

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Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro flooped around and found out. As we discussed earlier this month, the stewards of the Dungeons & Dragons...

Survival MMO The Day Before is abruptly delayed to November over an apparent trademark dispute

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Just a few days ago, we refreshed your memory on The Day Before, a survival MMO that was supposed to be releasing raw gameplay...
Mad fake mode.

NetEase slams Blizzard China’s last-minute WoW proposal as ‘brash, unseemly and commercially illogical’

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Earlier this week, Blizzard China took to social media to suggest to Chinese World of Warcraft players that NetEase is to blame for the...

Kickstarted sandbox MMO The Repopulation is apparently dead as Idea Fabrik’s contracted dev team quits

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When last we checked in on The Repopulation, it was in August, when I realized that the team behind the game had put out...

G2 Esports loses bid to join Valorant’s league thanks to the org’s CEO partying with a flagrant misogynist

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If you've heard of the esports organization G2 Esports recently, it may very well be for all of the wrong reasons. The Berlin-based org...

Stick and Rudder: ‘Robin Hood’ scammer claims he robbed rich EVE Online corp of $100 billion ISK

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EVE Online is a game that will certainly go down in MMO history as one of the most fascinating studies on human behavior to...
Sure, fine. Great. Neat.

Mortal Online 2 fans argue the game’s newest trailer exaggerates game features

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The beginning of August saw Mortal Online 2 gleefully extol its various gameplay features and mechanics in a summary trailer as a means to...
Venting prevents ex-plo-si-on.

EVE Online addresses community safety and promises more action to police community behavior

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There's been some drama unfolding in EVE Online recently, the kind of drama that is at once not surprising when you see the cast...
Where does the time go?

Unity’s John Riccitiello apologizes for sentence he wishes he ‘never said’

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A harsh judgment from Unity's CEO last week experienced a fair bit of pushback and criticism from gamers and other studios alike. John Riccitiello...
This is not a doll.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever ragequit an MMO?

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We've all heard the stories, at the very least. Someone died in a particularly inconvenient way, or someone lost a valuable items, or a...

Players of Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds decry a crypto-powered cash shop filled with pay-to-win PvP items

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Players of the recently released mobile RPG Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds have some thoughts on the game's monetization, particularly its engrained pay-to-earn crypto...
Pork chops

The Daily Grind: What’s your worst MMO guild drama moment?

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Guild drama! The words that strike fear into the hardened hearts of MMO players all over the world. Whether it's World of Warcraft or Ultima Online,...

World of Tanks community rep resigns in protest over firing of fellow Wargaming staffer

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Wargaming, the studio behind World of Warships and World of Tanks, is garnering the wrong kind of attention all over again, this time for...

Complete coverage of Blizzard’s sexual discrimination and harassment scandal

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In the summer of 2021, Activision-Blizzard made headlines when the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil rights and equal pay...

The Daily Grind: What’s your oldest memory of epic MMO guild drama?

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Let me tell you a story about my first real experience with guild drama. It was back in the days of yore, when I...

Ashes of Creation boss criticizes New World’s business model, argues for subs and cosmetic shops

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New World's cash-shop snafu last week still has a wide swath of the MMO community up in arms, apparently. Readers will recall that a...

Dreamworld co-founder’s ex-fiancee calls out Kickstarter fibs but says he’s not intentionally scamming

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A couple of weeks back, we covered the impending Kickstarter funding of Dreamworld, a game by a couple of MMORPG industry novices promising the...

EA insists it’s focused on ‘engagement,’ not monetizing FIFA players into gambleboxes

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Yesterday, Canadian outlet CBC published a massive Electronic Arts document leaked by a supposed "gaming insider" that seemingly confirms what you already thought about...
Yum yum rocks.

Elite Dangerous YouTuber is denied free access to Odyssey’s alpha due to ‘offensive’ content

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There are a number of YouTube content creators that have hitched their wagons to Elite: Dangerous. One of them is a YouTuber by the...

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