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The Daily Grind: What one character option would you remove from your favorite MMO?

Good news, MMO fans! You're getting to redesign your favorite MMO's entire combat system. The bad news is that you're doing so by removing...
Car fights.

Armored Warfare deep-dives the role of Armored Fighting Vehicles

The latest development diary on the Armored Warfare site is trying to answer a remarkably unclear question: What are Armored Fighting Vehicles?...
it's okay take your time

SWTOR plays the nerf-and-buff game with Assassins, Shadows, Sages, and Sorcs in 5.5

The latest set of class changes for Star Wars: The Old Republic are like the circle of life. Deception Assassins and Infiltration Shadows?...
Oh, this is a nice farm.

Destiny 2: Console sales numbers, 1.2M concurrent, and future content

So hey, Destiny 2 launched for consoles, and a lot of you bought it, if the 1.2 million concurrent player mark is...

World of Warcraft’s Argus hasn’t got flying – and it never will

So, had you been hoping that at some point World of Warcraft would let you fly in the final zone of Legion?...
SREAM?

Master x Master is devaluing one currency to improve another

Have you found yourself playing Master x Master and thinking that the game was just too darn generous with currency? Probably not, but...
GUNCRAFT

Blade & Soul is revamping crafting in the Rise of the Gunslinger patch

What are you expecting for Blade & Soul's Rise of the Gunslinger patch? Probably mostly gunslinging, possibly a strained Stephen King reference or...
Really?

Albion Online alters resource respawns and rune rewards

Resources matter in Albion Online, and major changes to the respawn rates of resources is going to shake up the game's economy significantly....
Rawr and stuff.

Neverwinter is going to refine the art of refinement

Are you a fan of Neverwinter's current system of refinement? The developers certainly aren't, which is why the system is being massively...
TOO FAR

Kritika Online patches Starhenge adjustments and Green Leaf damage decreases

Sometimes you go a bit too far. It happens. Kritika Online made some changes to Starhenge with its last patch to make the...
Obviously silly dances are already universal.

Wisdom of Nym: The numbers game in Final Fantasy XIV

It's not really hard to figure out the best stats for melding in order to do the maximum damage in Final Fantasy XIV....
Imperfect balance.

Final Fantasy XIV details some of the balance changes coming to the game on Tuesday

The next patch for Final Fantasy XIV arrives tomorrow, and everyone who has been following the game knows that it's bringing the new...
Test me out.

Path of Exile updates fans on the state of Fall of Oriath’s beta

The sixth week of beta testing of Path of Exile's next expansion is kicking off, and the good news is that the developers...
uh, guys, really?

RIFT opens up patch 4.2 on the test servers

The 4.2 patch for RIFT (Celestial Storm if you're on a first-name basis with patches) is heading to the live servers on...

EVE Evolved: The controversy over EVE Online’s capital ship nerfs

EVE Online players have been up in arms this week over sweeping nerfs that are about to hit to high-end farming gameplay styles in...
It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: Words of caution about speculating on Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood’s balance

Whew. All right. Last week had a big old release of news about Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, and now I'm far...
Oh, and let's not forget this freaky lady.

Shroud of the Avatar unveils its patch notes for release 42

The end is coming to Shroud of the Avatar. The next patch for the game, release 42, allows players who have succeeded...
Not becoming poles, that's a different sort of polish.

Gigantic discusses upcoming polish and balance changes in open beta

The development of Gigantic has moved on to the stage of polishing and refining the content already in the game, which is a...
Heroes do actually die, but...

Fan-made Overwatch short explores Mercy’s backstory

If you've played a single Overwatch game with Mercy as your support hero, you've heard her rallying shout at least once - "Heroes...
Stick it out, man.

Gigantic talks about player disconnection and player abandonment

It sucks when you get into a match in Gigantic, you get ready for the thrill of competition... and then two of your...

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