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Not So Massively: Wolcen’s Bloodtrail is worth coming back for

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I've been a fan of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem from the start, but with how long things went quiet after the initial post-launch updates,...
Owliest bears.

Dungeons & Dragons Online patches in a number of Augment fixes

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The newest update for Dungeons & Dragons Online has a whole lot of stuff about augments in there. Some of it is as simple as...

Not So Massively: The dos and don’ts of stealing from MMOs

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Recently I played through the new PC port of the open world RPG Horizon Zero Dawn. While playing it, I was struck by how...
Balancing.

Crucible’s designers explain how the game’s balance is achieved

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So, how does balance work in Crucible? As in any competitive game, balance is important, but it's kind of a vague and nebulous concept...

Not So Massively: Delving into builds and endgame in Wolcen Lords of Mayhem

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A few weeks ago in the Not So Massively column, I gave my initial impressions of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem. I found it a...
Yes, we're all very impressed over here.

Final Fantasy XIV buffs up job potencies in patch 5.08

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The latest patch for Final Fantasy XIV has arrived, but it's not one of the game's immense content patches. No, this one is all about...
Guns and funs.

Fortnite addresses the importance of the B.R.U.T.E. and its actual impact

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The latest season of Fortnite has added a big stompy mech in the form of the the B.R.U.T.E., and some people are really upset...
Spend!

Albion Online changes its land auctions to collect more from winning bids

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There's a notable change arriving to Albion Online's land auctions, and while it might seem like a little thing it has far-reaching implications for...
Yes, we're all very impressed over here.

The Daily Grind: What in-game leveling methods do you dislike in MMOs?

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I really like the Deep Dungeon content in Final Fantasy XIV, but I kind of dislike people who spam it relentlessly to level up....
Oops?

World of Warcraft developers are working on changes for rare spawns and the Battle for Nazjatar

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The launch of patch 8.2 for World of Warcraft was just about a week ago, but it turns out there are some lingering issues...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: Why you should be cautious speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion balance

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Whew. All right. So we've gotten the media tour information for the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion, and that means that people have gotten to...
Mouth.

RuneScape improves the quality of life for those who delve into dungeons

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The latest update for RuneScape is all about improving the quality of life for players, especially around dungeons. Elite Dungeons in particular have seen a...
Try this again.

EVE Online dials back repairs and rebalances capital and subcapital ships with its newest patch

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The most recent patch to EVE Online is all about balance, and part of that balance is about reducing the effectiveness of repairs. Players...
Taaake ooooon meeee

Crowfall examines the issues of changing scoring rules mid-campaign

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The nature of time-limited Campaigns in Crowfall has given rise to an interesting question of whether or not it's a good idea to patch the...
Yes, we're all very impressed over here.

The Daily Grind: How much should fan communities influence MMO designers?

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The other day I saw a comment on an MMO subreddit that I quite liked; to paraphrase, it basically stated that the system designers...
Sure, great, thanks.

Atlas promises players that things will be better in the new year

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It's been kind of a mess thus far, but Atlas is sailing into the new year after kicking off early access in 2018. The...
Straight shot.

MapleStory 2 prepares for its headstart with a massive patch

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The headstart period for MapleStory 2 is arriving today, and that means players are being treated to a nice big patch reflecting the fact...
You're tricked.

Neverwinter explains its upcoming balance changes for all classes

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The next major update for Neverwinter is bringing some pretty major changes, especially for Trickster Rogues and Control Wizards. Not exclusively those two, though;...
Light it up.

Path of Exile outlines balance changes for Delve League

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The Delve League for Path of Exile should be out on Friday, but players who love examining patch notes will have to wait a...
This is going to be a running theme, isn't it.

Bless Online patches in a new battlefield while weakening attacks and buffing defense

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Players of Bless Online seem to be a little upset due to the whole lack of PvP at the top level. It's only one...

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