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Guild Wars 2 details next week’s adjustments to unidentified gear loot drops

Some major changes are coming to the way Guild Wars 2's loot drops function for level-80 characters, which the devs hope "will provide...

The Stream Team: Flower picking and other Lord of the Rings Online Spring Festival fun

What is more spring-like than enjoying newly bloomed flowers? In LOTRO, it's picking them -- picking them all! The Spring Festival is back, and...

Massively Overthinking: Designed downtime in MMORPGs

In a Daily Grind not long ago, MOP reader Armsbend said something I thought just cried out for discussion. After noting that he...

Aion launches Ereshkigal’s Rage on March 27 with Veilenthrone raid

What does Ereshkigal have to be angry about in Aion? Lots of things, really. There's nothing good on TV, there were no more muffins...

RuneScape delays Firemaking updates and previews its Freedom camera mode

Bit of bad news, good news out of the RuneScape camp: The bad news is that the improvements to the Firemaking skill are...

Age of Conan adds semi-permadeath mode, badges, and new race/class combos

It's time to pull Age of Conan out of "maintenance mode" status and back into active development, because Funcom just dropped an...
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PlanetSide 2 celebrates 20 years of EverQuest with a new objective line

Just because the big milestone anniversary this year is for EverQuest and not PlanetSide 2 doesn't mean that the latter title needs to be...
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Albion Online lays out its future roadmap with hideouts, hotspots, and customization

The Oberon update landed in Albion Online yesterday, along with news that the game is going free-to-play in just a few...

Perfect Ten: MMOs that set themselves up as spiritual successors

As with the larger video game market, sequels aren't unknown in the MMO space. We've seen studios take a stab at following up successful...

Superdata February 2019: EA’s Apex Legends and Anthem crushed it as Blizzard fumbled

If you were wondering exactly how Apex Legends stacks up against Fortnite since the former's debut earlier this year, SuperData's February...

RIFT’s eighth birthday celebrations are live today with Carnival of the Ascended

RIFT players are having a bit of a wild ride the last few weeks. First, Gamigo announced it was nuking the game's...

Pantheon delves into its philosophy of challenge in latest dev diary

What does it mean for a game to be challenging? That's the question that the Pantheon devs tackle in their latest dev diary....

Project Gorgon opens microtransaction shop full of stuff you can’t use yet

Monetization is always a tricky topic in MMOs, especially when it comes to microtransactions, but that's just the territory that Project Gorgon devs...
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AdventureQuest 3D details the fight against hackers deleting characters

On a list of unpleasant things occurring to players in any MMO, "getting your character deleted while you're still playing" is probably near the...

LOTRO and DDO hand out downtime compensation packages as spring festival begins

Freebies! Who wants freebies? Get them while they're hot! Get them while your inventory still has space! Oh, hello, I see you heard my call....
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MMO Business Roundup: Lucasfilm Games, Anthem sales, MapleStory Fest, and Oculus

Welcome back to another round of the MMO Business Roundup. It's GDC week, so it's no surprise that we've had so many business...
Wow, that's almost like a real smile.

Black Desert Online changes node war mechanics and encourages collecting cherry blossoms

The spring has arrived in Black Desert Online, and that means it's time for the traditional celebration of spring in the form of
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Path of Exile teams up with Kakao to publish in Korea

Opening service in a new region is always an exciting sign of success for a game, so it's good news to hear that Path...

Skyforge announces New Horizons expansion and new planet coming April 9

My.com has announced today yet another new expansion for Skyforge, notable specifically because it'll be the first time the game's ever introduced...

Albion Online goes free-to-play next month as Oberon update rolls out today

After two and a half years of live play and just about a year on Steam, Albion Online will finally move from...

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