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Fight or Kite is a PvP MMO column by Samon Kashani. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

Fight or Kite: Spellbreak’s epic combat and classes set it far apart from the battle royale pack

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Another week, another battle royale arrives at my doorstep, this time with a subtle but sweet note attached: Please kind sir, take it in,...

Fight or Kite: New World’s beta hasn’t made me a true believer – yet

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The New World beta preview came to an end a few short nights ago. Like some of the other members of...

Fight or Kite: Early thoughts on Crowfall’s lively beta, necromancy, and alts

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Anyone who’s been following Crowfall over the years since its original Kickstarter has likely at one point or another felt like the game’s...

ArtCraft on Crowfall’s beta release today, Eternal Kingdoms, the newbie experience, and much more

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Crowfall, the PvP-centered MMORPG originally Kickstarted back in 2015, announced last week that it had finally arrived at its beta milestone and...

Fight or Kite: Return of the PvP in Star Wars The Old Republic

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With the launch of SWTOR on Steam this week (and totally, completely, not a beautiful coincidence), I finally reclaimed my account and...

Fight or Kite: Examining Crowfall’s newbie systems, from God’s Reach to Awakening

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Despite the current pandemic we are all living through, one thing you absolutely have to give the team at ArtCraft credit for is continually...

Fight or Kite: Space MMORTS Starborne’s latest time-limited campaign draws to a close

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I’ve had Starborne open nearly every waking minute over the last ten weeks – and even during many of the sleeping ones. It...

Fight or Kite: Deep-diving Crowfall’s Dregs RvR gameplay

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A couple weeks ago I was preoccupied with leveling up my Frostweaver in Crowfall and completely missed out on the Dregs campaign...

Fight or Kite: Surveying Crowfall’s new Frostweaver class and interface updates

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I’ve been itching to get back in and play some Crowfall, and with the War of the Gods update I've got a...

Fight or Kite: Valorant’s place in an MMO player’s rotation

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The new hotness from Riot Games, developer of League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, delivers twitchy, intense FPS action in Valorant....

Fight or Kite: Starborne is the MMORTS I didn’t know I was missing

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For about 15 years, I’ve had an MMORTS shaped hole in my heart. I didn’t even realize it was there. I used to play...

Fight or Kite: You’re stuck in the house, so PvP with the kids in Trove

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It might not be the best time in history to be a human, but it is one of the best times to be a...

Fight or Kite: Hackmud is more than a MUD – it’s a living cyberpunk world

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As these words loaded into your browser, sending bits and bytes across a vast array of interconnected wires and tubes, someone is typing away...

Fight or Kite: Shining a light on Pearl Abyss’ Shadow Arena

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Last week, Pearl Abyss allowed players to finally jump back into its take on the battle royale craze with Shadow Arena. The game...
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Fight or Kite: New World’s switcheroo is the best thing that could have happened for PvPers

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About a month ago, Amazon’s large age of conquest MMO, New World, announced a huge shift in focus from a free-for-all, full-loot PvP...

Fight or Kite: Examining the state of Guild Wars 2 PvP ahead of the big balance patch

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About two weeks ago, ArenaNet dropped one of the largest - maybe the largest - balance patch previews for Guild Wars 2...
All those darn crows refuse to stay airborne.

Fight or Kite: MMO PvP needs to be memorable or it’s not worth the bother

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The best combat-related moments I’ve had in gaming were always surprising feats or wild encounters with other players. They weren’t always victories, but those...

Fight or Kite: Griefing! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

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Here we are at the very first Fight or Kite of the New Year and of the decade. With it, let’s discuss something...

Fight or Kite: Totally reasonable expectations for PvP MMORPGs in 2020

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A new year is upon us, and I am especially excited this time around. The past few calendar swap-outs have been pretty stale from...

Fight or Kite: 2010-2019, the decade when PvP boomed and MMOs languished

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The end of the decade is upon us. Many are now reflecting on how our lives have changed over the past 10 years. We’ve...

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