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Bored now.

The Daily Grind: Is there MMO content you won’t do because it’s too difficult?

The difficulty of raids in World of Warcraft does not contribute one whit to my lack of desire to take part in raids in World...
Just marking time after all.

World of Warcraft kicks off the last season of Battle for Azeroth item level increases

We're all still up to date on the fact that World of Warcraft's Visions of N'zoth patch is a bit of a mess, right?...
We wouldn't want to assail your dignity.

Fortnite bans certain actions in competitive play to avoid cheating

Good news, Fortnite players, you can be issued a ban for jumping during competitive play! Sort of, anyhow. See, Fortnite really doesn't want players...
Bring out your something.

Albion Online hot-fixes a Hideout issue while acknowledging issues with the Battle for Caerleon event

Every big patch has some issues, and Albion Online's Queen update, which landed yesterday, was no exception. It turned out that Hideouts were...
We have alternate titles but you can't see 'em.

Bless Unleashed unveils the Union system and crafter-centric society

It's time to team up with other players in a very passive sense in Bless Unleashed with the addition of the game's Union...

PlanetSide 2 patches in weapon changes and major shifts to continent lockdowns

The latest patch for PlanetSide 2 does not contain some of the database migration that was originally planned for the title. That's the bad...
Oh, right, more freaking sky pirates.

Final Fantasy XIV brings back the Moogle Treasure Trove on January 20

It's time for another run of the Moogle Treasure Trove event in Final Fantasy XIV, because the event is a good way of...
No elf.

Blizzard shows off the remodeled Night Elves for Warcraft III: Reforged

Warcraft III: Reforged might have missed its initial launch date of "by the end of 2019," but not by much; the game is...
Ah, good, backstory.

World of Warcraft launches patch 8.3, Visions of N’Zoth, today

Who's feeling downright crazy today? It's the day for crazy in World of Warcraft with the launch of patch 8.3, Visions of N'Zoth, concluding the Battle...
Contains some monsters.

Final Fantasy XI adjusts Beastmasters and Ambuscade for January

All right, Beastmasters of Vana'diel, it's time to start this year off right with adjustments. Yes, the latest Final Fantasy XI update doesn't just...

Star Trek Online starts the Borg Resurgence Event to end the first Event Campaign

You've got your liberated Borg captains, you've got regular events blowing up the Borg, you have Borg arcs... yes, at this point the Borg...
I've got a lot of problems with you people!

The Daily Grind: What MMO grievances would you like to air at a title you enjoy?

Tomorrow is December 23rd, which means that it's time to celebrate the holiday of Festivus! And as many of you already know (being people...
To blathe.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades explains what you can do with the game’s new Guilds

The most recent update for The Elder Scrolls: Blades has added guilds to the game, meaning that you can group up with like-minded players...
We do not work here.

Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.18 arrives on December 24

Good news, Final Fantasy XIV fans, you get a present on Christmas Eve this year in the form of a patch. Admittedly, it's...
We all become done.

WoW Factor: Where WoW Vanilla’s and WoW Classic’s communities diverge

I want to talk about the community in WoW Classic because I think it's interesting and it's been on my mind ever since the
Word of the day calendar.

Path of Exile outlines the issues being addressed for Conquerors of the Atlas

Well, Path of Exile players, it's been five days since the launch of the latest expansion, which means that you can officially declare that...
yay sure

Shroud of the Avatar rolls out Release 73 with its first iteration of GM tools for players

The latest release for Shroud of the Avatar is giving players the power to serve as GMs. Before you get too excited about this...
In homeboy's defense, he really was a harbinger of doom.

WoW Factor: How WoW’s Corruption system breaks the redeeming features of Titanforging

Last time around in WoW Factor, we took a nice healthy look back at how itemization has evolved in World of Warcraft...
No galaxy brain here.

World of Warcraft lets you turn traitor in patch 8.3 with a little help from N’zoth

Yes, you will be able to turn traitor against your own faction in the next World of Warcraft patch. No, it's probably not what...
This guy.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about console porting and addressing older parts of the title

If you've ever thought that Final Fantasy XIV's earlier main scenario and quests don't really reflect the game's overall quality, you should know...