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Legends of Aria AMA covers sandbox endgame, difficulty, balancing, and future content

Yesterday, devs from Citadel Studios zipped over to Reddit for an AMA all about Legends of Aria, which MMO players will recall just recently hit early access off-steam. Studio boss Derek "Supreem" Brinkmann and lead game designer Jeffrey "Miphon" Edwards sat for questions from the MMORPG sub. While the AMA continues today, here are some of the notable answers posted yesterday:
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Stardew Valley’s multiplayer mode is heading to the Switch very soon

After waiting for the Stardew Valley multiplayer mode to exist in any version of the game for half of forever - a wait exacerbated...

One Shots: Hobbit herbal hobbies

If Hobbits are seen as being generally lazy creatures that gobble up their weight in food every day, then how come they have such...

Black Desert’s just pushed out a farming minigame in its latest patch

Lakiaro content has come to the world of Black Desert in today's patch. "While the world was fighting for grind spots the...

Albion Online delves into Crystal Realm PvP battles ahead of Nimue update’s release

In two days, Albion Online's Nimue update will go live, bringing with it an array of new features, such as the new Crystal...

Black Desert’s Xbox One beta has officially begun – here’s the trailer

It's happening: Black Desert's Xbox One beta has officially begun as of today, running through November 12th, with a slew of events...
And here, we see yet another thing thrown away for no damn reason.

WoW Factor: We’re all farming Nature Resistance gear now

First and foremost, I'd like to note that I am writing these columns consecutively and immediately, so all I can do is hope that...
Actually developing a title to not be a boring slog is a skill some developers have yet to master.

Perfect Ten: The 10 types of skill in MMOs

Everyone has a very strong opinion about player skill in MMOs. This is understandable. Furthermore, I've met a lot of different people with different...
Today, in Bad Forward Planning Theater.

WoW Factor: Examining excitement, accomplishment, and elitism in Battle for Azeroth

It's been a while, and for good reason. But now that we're nearly three months into Battle for Azeroth, the World of...

Stardew Valley’s iOS version is coming soon – but without multiplayer

October 24th. That's pretty much all you need to know if you're (a) an owner of an Apple device, (b) have a fondness for...

EverQuesting: A guide to EverQuest II’s expansion prelude event, Against the Elements

Sometimes it feels like forever before the next expansion comes -- even when it's regular every year! That's what this year has been like...

Guild Wars 2 tweaks class balance, adds buyable stools and resource contracts

Guild Wars 2's promised mini-balance-patch has arrived on schedule, and it... sure is a pile of class tweaks. Even Reddit doesn't...
A shameful spread of riches.

Wisdom of Nym: Examining Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.4, Prelude in Violet

I mentioned a few days ago that I follow the same somewhat ridiculous process every time there's a new Final Fantasy XIV patch....

Path of Exile now has big plans to rebalance sulphite drops and Delve’s azurite mines

It turns out that yesterday's patch to Delve League wasn't the only change Grinding Gear has in store for Path of Exile....

PAX West 2018: The PWE gauntlet of Neverwinter and Torchlight

If you had told me five years ago that Perfect World Entertainment would not only own but make many of the games that...

Endless Trials seeks $66K on Kickstarter to build a semi-hardcore endgame PvE MMO that omits grind

Here's a new one for us, and if you like it, you can throw money at it right now: It's called Endless Trials, and...

Gloria Victis’ latest patch introduces proper crop farming and camping placeables

This past weekend, Gloria Victis received what it's calling one of its biggest updates ever; specifically, it allows players to add interactive objects...

EVE Evolved: A furious supercapital war is raging in EVE Online

This year kicked off with a bang for EVE Online as rumblings emerged of impending war on a scale that the gaming...

Citadel: Forged With Fire reignites today

It's almost like a brand-new game altogether. Tomorrow will witness a massive revamp for the multiplayer magic sandbox Citadel: Forged With Fire. The team...

Time to go shopping and make friends in retro-sandbox Staxel’s latest update

Ah heck, as I started writing this post, I remembered I defied my "no early access" rule and bought this game on the Steam...

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