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

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

Shroud of the Avatar unveils its patch notes for release 42

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

Gigantic discusses upcoming polish and balance changes in open beta

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

Fan-made Overwatch short explores Mercy’s backstory

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If you've played a single Overwatch game with Mercy as your support hero, you've heard her rallying shout at least once - "Heroes never...
Stick it out, man.

Gigantic talks about player disconnection and player abandonment

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

Greg Street discusses balancing League of Legends for all skill levels

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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 been...
It never ends.

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

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

Paragon celebrates a year of early access with a big patch

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

WildStar player analyzes the Primal Matrix and finds it wanting

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

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

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

Path of Exile explains its rebalancing philosophy for patch 2.6

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

Perpetuum rolls out the final wave of Syndicate robots

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

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

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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

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About a year and a half ago, I first put (digital) pen to (theoretical) paper about Final Fantasy XIV's Machinist. At that point, Heavensward...
Do I look like a patient cow?

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

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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 they...
Usually, games are lucky to get 1.0 going.

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

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

EVE Vegas 2016: Ascension expansion detailed, new trailer released

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

Jeff Kaplan discusses the future of hero balance in Overwatch

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

TERA’s next major update brings big changes for Sorcerers

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

Mercy gets less love in the latest Overwatch patch

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

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