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The Daily Grind: What MMO could really use a true fresh start server?

We talk a lot about progression servers and vanilla servers, branches of MMOs that use different rulesets, either new or old - we even...
Let's fight the fighty mans.

Lineage II Classic releases its Saviors update on February 27

The first major update to Lineage II Classic is arriving on February 27th, and it's got some steep new challenges for players. Four...
Blocky

Vague Patch Notes: On play conditioning and the lecture of experience in MMOs

Yes, it's another week in which we talk about abstract concepts that underpin the way we play video games, this time inspired by a...
Roguish.

Closers brings its Rogue Agents update with a new season and level cap

In the Closers update dropping tonight it appears that the nights are for hunters. Hunter's Night is the name of the first...
Keeping your garden.

Final Fantasy XIV releases Hydratos in patch 4.55 and updates its conduct rules

It's time to finish up Eureka in Final Fantasy XIV, as today marks the release of the fourth and final area, Hydratos....
DIVE

Global Chat: Anthem makes first contact with gamers

The game on everyone's mind this month definitely has to be BioWare's Anthem. The studio's first new IP in a long time is...
Guns hurt more when you're shot in the back, I can only use this gun for that, sorry, don't make the rules.

The Soapbox: A pre-mortem for Star Wars The Old Republic, a game that never knew what it had

Would you believe that Star Wars: The Old Republic is shutting down? I'm going to bet that you could believe it, and I'm even going to...

Anthem previews its post-launch plans as release day approaches

We're just over two weeks away from the release of BioWare's multiplayer sci-fi shooter Anthem, but the devs are already looking past launch...
i'm sad

The Division 2 shares more story and endgame details ahead of its February 7 beta

The first real beta test for The Division 2 kicks off on February 7th, but fans have got some new compiled information about...

The MOP Up: FFXIV tickles the ivories

One of the best (of many) features in Final Fantasy XIV is its amazing soundtrack. And just when you think you've heard it...
Even-handed.

Perfect Ten: MMO arguments we need to put down

You know what I hate? No, not just botting. No, not people with more cash to spend on game development than sense about whether...

Global Chat: When MMOs fail to communicate

Roger over at Contains Moderate Peril addresses a point that I've been saying for years now: Many MMOs skew to information overload when...
I know when I'm not wanted.

World of Warcraft’s latest Q&A covers the global cooldown and item level changes

Pretty much no one has really been made happy by World of Warcraft putting most major cooldowns on the global cooldown, one of the...
When you've got tons of promo work to go back through.

MapleStory 2 is retiring Toad’s Toolkit on January 31

The latest producer's letter from MapleStory 2 describes Toad's Toolkit as an experiment, an attempt by the designers to address a clear issue...
Please be a spell, then.

Path of Exile details the caster-heavy class breakdown in the Betrayal league

With every Path of Exile league, the designers take the time to dissect the overall balance of classes found throughout the game in various...
Insecure.

World of Warcraft outlines the item reward changes arriving in the game next week

Next week sees the opening of a new raid in World of Warcraft on Normal and Heroic difficulties, which means you'll be getting some...

Interview: Astellia’s western team on pay-to-win, themeparks, and dodging early access and battle royale

Yesterday we covered the news that South Korean born MMORPG Astellia is heading westward in 2019, with its holy trinity classes, solid PvE...
Deep cut.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.5 in review

Ah, that's the good stuff. I'm not going to lie, I was honestly a bit concerned about this patch for Final Fantasy XIV. Not just...
More edgy.

Blade & Soul outlines how to earn its Cutting Edge cosmetics for the three-year anniversary

To celebrate the third year of Blade & Soul in the west, players are getting the chance to getting some far futuristic-looking costumes...

Bless Online’s latest content update adds the Wise Ones’ Mausoleum elite dungeon for endgamers

If you're one of the couple thousand folks still playing Bless Online and hoping Neowiz can turn the game's fortunes around, then...

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