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Greg Street discusses balancing League of Legends for all skill levels

How do you balance a video game? It's kind of an ongoing question, but it's also one that Greg Street (aka Ghostcrawler) has...
It never ends.

Star Trek Online offers a broad overview of upcoming space combat balance changes

The space combat of Star Trek Online is pretty much the crown jewel of the game. It's intriguing, diverse, engaging, and pretty much...
Whip it, whip it good.

Paragon celebrates a year of early access with a big patch

Has it really been a year since Paragon first went into early access? It certainly has according to the developers, and they would...
I'm not sure if Wildstar had any casual content, by extension.

WildStar player analyzes the Primal Matrix and finds it wanting

The most recent WildStar patch hit just yesterday. You would think it would take a little bit longer for people to get really...
Y'all know I love some robots.

Jeff Kaplan chimes in on the power of Overwatch’s bird-watching robot and metagame balance

Do you think Overwatch has made Bastion too powerful? The good news is that yes, Jeff Kaplan agrees with you, as he's outright...
Choose.

Path of Exile explains its rebalancing philosophy for patch 2.6

When The Fall of Oriath goes live, Path of Exile will undergo quite a bit of balance adjustment. But why wait until...
ROBBOTT

Perpetuum rolls out the final wave of Syndicate robots

The final robots are arriving in Perpetuum. The last four Syndicate robots are being rolled out with the game's newest patch, allowing...
You deserve what you got.

The Daily Grind: What form of balance is best for MMOs?

I've been thinking about balance a lot. We all say that we'd like a balanced game, but there are a lot of different potential...
What happens next?

Wisdom of Nym: The state of Final Fantasy XIV’s Machinist

About a year and a half ago, I first put (digital) pen to (theoretical) paper about Final Fantasy XIV's Machinist. At that point,...
There's a reason I'm super attached to Tauren.

World of Warcraft’s secondary stats are dropping in power; here’s why

Players who log on to World of Warcraft's 7.1.5 test realm will no doubt have already noticed that secondary stats just aren't what...
Usually, games are lucky to get 1.0 going.

Armored Warfare is revamping every aspect of gameplay with ‘Balance 2.0’

A casual glance at the information available seems to indicate that Armored Warfare has not lit the world on fire. But the development...

EVE Vegas 2016: Ascension expansion detailed, new trailer released

While the main event of the EVE Online social calendar is unmistakably the annual EVE Fanfest convention in Iceland, smaller gatherings are held...
Everything's fine.

Jeff Kaplan discusses the future of hero balance in Overwatch

Are all of the heroes in Overwatch balanced? Probably not. Some heroes are a bit more powerful than others. But is that actually...
The eternal sstruggle between man and naked.

TERA’s next major update brings big changes for Sorcerers

The next major update for TERA is dubbed Spellbound, and it's bringing two new dungeons and two new armor sets to go along...
Heroes do actually die, but...

Mercy gets less love in the latest Overwatch patch

Are you tired of seeing Mercy's Resurrection use as a Play of the Game in Overwatch? Because dedicated support players were probably pretty...
Same as it ever was.

Diablo III brings patch 2.4.2 to the live servers

The latest patch for Diablo III is here, and it brings with it new challenges. Specifically, it brings the new Torment XI-XIII...
I AM SCARY AREN'T I

Heroes of the Storm patches in Gul’dan

Gul'dan is the newest addition to Heroes of the Storm, albeit with a somewhat loose definition of the term "hero." Maybe if you...
My track record has been pretty good!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s class weaknesses and why they matter

The other day, I was browsing the official Final Fantasy XIV forums for a reason I can no longer recall. I am sure...
Suit up.

Crowfall adjusts the performance of armor to improve diversity

Armor in Crowfall is about more than just stacking the biggest armor values and praying for rain; it's meant as a tactical choice...
You only think this is fair because you're winning.

Gloria Victis further balances combat while improving account management

The last patch for Gloria Victis focused on combat balance, and this patch does too. Adjustments for player HP, passive abilities, and...

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