Lord of the Rings Online defends – and now pauses – controversial pay-to-win currency changes

(We've updated the end of this article with SSG's afternoon announcement that it will be pausing this plan. The original article follows.) An abrupt announcement...

Final Fantasy XI launches its January update with new Ambuscade and harder Odyssey monsters

There's no new story content in this month's update for Final Fantasy XI, but since at one point the game was supposed to never get...

Lord of the Rings Online plans ‘significant’ changes to Ember, Mote, and Figment currencies

While Lord of the Rings Online is putting out a small adjustment patch today, it has much bigger things in store for the game's...
Chop chop.

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer learning or executing mechanics in MMO fights?

When it comes to any MMO battle with mechanics more complex than, "There's a guy over there so go perform violence upon that guy,"...

New World begins testing new gearscore-boosting shards and expedition ‘mutations’

As of last night, Amazon has opened up the New World public test realm for players to test... and scope out the changes coming...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: Is World of Warcraft a good value for the money?

There are a lot of reasons to not be subscribed to World of Warcraft at the moment, although "the current state of the game...

Project Gorgon added a new six-person level 85 endgame dungeon right before the holidays

Just before the holidays, we noted that Project Gorgon was gearing up for its winter event along with an endgame content patch. In fact,...
The tome of your life.

Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.05 is live today with weekly tomestones and Savage Pandæmonium

The waiting is over and the full endgame process has begun in Final Fantasy XIV. Patch 6.05 is live today, and with it comes the...

Final Fantasy XIV plans its maintenance for Savage Pandæmonium on January 3

Here's hoping that you've managed to make your way through the main scenario of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker by January 3rd because that's when...

Fight or Kite: Was 2021 the death of large-scale group PvP MMOs?

Here we are on the cusp of the end to another year: 2021 is almost completely in the rear-view mirror. As I look back...

Not So Massively: Godfall’s Challenger Edition is a flawed introduction to a flawed game

I've been keeping one eye on Godfall for a while. I didn't want to take a chance on a game from a new franchise...

New World dev roundtable video discusses mutators, balance, new weapons, and late game progression

If you've got about an hour to burn and are curious to learn about the current and upcoming plans from the devs of New...

War of Dragnorox is a ‘dynamic warfare MMORPG’ where devs deliver the action live in-game

Apparently, being the dungeon master of an MMORPG is a job. Or at least it's a job for the upcoming game War of Dragnorox,...
Hey! You! Go punch a thing!

New World’s director discusses testing cadence, future features, and contending with update issues

By now New World's unsteadiness is well-known among MMORPG fans. The game's initial launch caught fire, but over the past few months the game...

The MOP Up: Trove’s polished paragon paradise

Trove is making sure that its players have plenty to do this season thanks to a Polished Paragon system. This patch came out on...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2021 predictions

Last year's MMORPG predictions didn't exactly go to plan, since in 2019, we weren't really expecting 2020 to play out the way it did....

New World responds to endgame gear concerns: ‘It is now clear we were wrong’

New World has a big endgame problem -- and it's not been helped by Amazon throwing flaming logs of change onto the already burning...

The MOP Up: Ultima Online plays Santa and hands out gifts

Ultima Online is really into gift giving this season, so head in and get yours before they're all gobbled up: "We wish to offer...

New World bans botters, begins testing winter event, plans unpopular endgame gear system

Christmas -- or some variation thereof -- is coming to New World as the game's first holiday. Yesterday, Amazon announced that it was putting...

Galaxies of Eden shares details of server vs. server endgame, Artist profession, and alpha testing dates

Galaxies of Eden, as we've noted before, has plenty of familiar trappings in an indie sandbox MMO package, and developer MIR Cybernetics Corporation is...