Lord of the Rings Online prepares a rewarding Yuletide Festival for this week

Every Hobbit loves a good party and a lot of presents, and they -- and their other LOTRO chums -- will get plenty of...

The Soapbox: In defence of World of Warcraft Cataclysm

When Blizzard announced Cataclysm Classic servers for World of Warcraft, there was some bemusement in the broader MMORPG community. Cataclysm has always been controversial,...
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Wisdom of Nym: Why Final Fantasy XIV fans look for messages in tea leaves from trailers

If you are not on the sinking ship that is Twitter Dot Com at this point, you have, objectively, made a good decision. But...

Lord of the Rings Online preps a Corsairs of Umbar content patch for next week

Speedy LOTRO players who zipped through Corsairs of Umbar and are now twiddling their thumbs impatiently have mere days to wait before more content...

It’s raining blood in Diablo IV — and pay-to-win rebuttals

When the weather forecast in Diablo IV calls for a torrential downpour of blood, it's time to grab that Umbrella of Demon-Slaying Might and...

Hearthstone is happy with reception to Showdown in the Badlands but touches up some cards in latest patch

Getting the balance of a digital TCG is going to be an endless effort, especially when a new card set is added, but by...

Wandering Wraeclast: Introducing Path of Exile 2’s Mercenary crossbow class and WASD

Looking forward to new Path of Exile updates has been a quarterly spectacle for many years. It's only recently, however, that fans also can...
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WoW Factor: The story issues World of Warcraft must address going into The War Within

It's telling that we're now very much in the back nine for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, and the general consensus has not shifted much...

Destiny 2 swiftly stops sales of a baffling Starter Pack after players drag Bungie for the bundle

What do you think would be included in a Starter Pack for Destiny 2? Do you envision some currency? Perhaps access to an expansion...

Casually Classic: Which version of WoW Classic is right for you?

Choice is a double-edged sword: Too little of it is restricting and frustrating, yet too much can lead to decision paralysis and feeling overwhelmed....

Diablo IV surveys suggest Vessel of Hatred bundles will sell early access to ‘functional items’ and stash tabs

While Diablo IV's Vessel of Hatred expansion isn't expected until sometime later next year, Blizzard has decided to apparently burn some goodwill early. According...
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Final Fantasy XIV announces the streaming plans for the Tokyo Fan Festival

If you cannot make it all the way out to Tokyo for January but still really want to learn all of the new information...

19-year-old EverQuest II’s 20th expansion, Ballads of Zimara, launches today

Don't look now, but EverQuest II's 2023 expansion, Ballads of Zimara, is quietly launching today. Wait, no, look now. Daybreak is quiet, but we...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 447: MMO hackers, headstarts, and proliferations

Justin and Bree discuss the hackings of Ethyrial and Fractured, Palia's beta update, City of Titan's test launch, World of Warcraft's paid expansion headstart, and Guild Wars 2's weapon proliferation beta, with adventures in Project Gorgon, LOTRO, Fallout 76, and WoW.
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Project Gorgon dev says it’s catering to older players who remember the golden age of MMOs

Last night's Project Gorgon patch brought cheers to the game's Discord as what was represented as a bug-fixing patch also heavily revamped a skill...

New World completes server merges, teases PUG finder, and addresses roadmap delays

New World's planned server merge went off yesterday without much of a hitch. Readers will recall that Amazon originally announced the merge of nine...

Bungie finally admits it’s delaying Destiny 2’s The Final Shape to June 4

Confirming what leaks and rumors and layoffs a month ago had already implied, Bungie announced this afternoon that it's delaying Destiny 2's The Final...

EVE Online’s FPS module Vanguard will have its first test on December 7 for subscribers

When CCP Games announced EVE: Vanguard, the FPS module that claims to link itself to EVE Online, many people expressed skepticism, particularly since the...
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WoW Factor: Fine, let’s talk about Blizzard being dumb with early access

All right, let's get it over with. I didn't really want to write this column, not because I didn't think there was anything to talk...

Lord of the Rings Online players speculate on possible zone expansions

Here's something fun for Lord of the Rings Online players today: an annotated map of Middle-earth showing both the zones added to the game...