game mechanics

She does look more pale.

Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.15 arrives on December 10 with Blue Mage and PvP updates

It seems not that long ago that we were wondering when we would be getting an official date for the next Final Fantasy XIV...
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Final Fantasy XIV shows off more details about the Blue Mage updates and a new mount for patch 5.15

A firm date has not yet been established for patch 5.15 for Final Fantasy XIV, but we have gotten some extremely relevant new information...
Here we come again.

WoW Factor: A history of itemization in World of Warcraft

Huh. You know, I really thought I'd written about the whole Corruption system in World of Warcraft's upcoming 8.3 before now in a format...
My little pony, my little pony, ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh ♪

Conan Exiles adds mounted combat and followers in tomorrow’s patch

Tomorrow, it will be time for fans of Conan Exiles to take their horses to the old town road and ride until... well,...
The back end.

Star Trek Online makes Phoenix Packs permanent while removing a daily free pack

The biggest problem you can get with exchanges between real-money currencies and in-game currencies in MMOs is when one is far more valuable than...
It was a thing.

EverQuest Online Adventures emulator updates fans on the state of the project and how fans can help

While the original EverQuest and EverQuest II are still running, the game's console edition of EverQuest Online Adventures shut down back...
Now we all feel appropriately flashy.

Final Fantasy XI introduces big shifts to Domain Invasions in December

Domain Invasions have been in Final Fantasy XI for a while, but the fact of the matter is that they just aren't as...

Path of Exile shares further adjustments arriving for bow skills in Conquerors of the Atlas

One of the major balance goals for Path of Exile in the Conquerors of the Atlas expansion is to make bow skills...
I blew things up!

Apex Legends raises the level cap substantially but adds a lot more rewards to it

You may or may not be at the old level cap for Apex Legends, but you are almost certainly not at the new...
Capital city.

EVE Online patches in new balance adjustments and skills for Triglavian ships

The entire Triglavian invasion in EVE Online would feel less interesting if players couldn't learn to build those ships, and the latest patch...
Nice try, this is AFTER jumping.

The Daily Grind: What strange things stick out to you when you swap MMOs?

You know what feels really wrong jumping between Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft? Jumping. It doesn't seem like that should be a thing,...
It's kinda hot.

The Black Desert Online battle royale spinoff Shadow Arena places a premium on leveling your skills

If there was any MMO on the market that could break into the battle royale genre in a big way, it would seem to...
My car! I only had fifteen more payments on it!

The Division 2 is offering weekly status updates and delaying a full State of the Game until January

If you were hoping for a State of the Game stream for The Division 2, you will be sadly disappointed by this week's...
Swank? M aybe? Yes?

OrbusVR has launched the player house customization update for delightful decoration

It's nice to be able to get home from a long day of work, return to your home, fire up your favorite MMO, and...
The whole world.

Path of Exile explains the Atlas changes coming in Conquerors of the Atlas

The system changes in Path of Exile tend to be well-considered and arrive in reasonable timeframes. As the game prepares for the upcoming Conquerors of...

The Covenant abilities for Death Knights in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands have been revealed

When World of Warcraft: Shadowlands arrives, every individual class will be choosing between four different class-specific abilities via the Covenants. Of course, enterprising fans...
great googly moogly

Hearthstone’s Battlegrounds mode rotates heroes and tweaks minion tiers

The Battlegrounds mode of Hearthstone isn't as concerned with balance so much as it wants to provide a wild set of auto-battling madness. So...
So much text, so ugly.

Black Desert Online introduces PlayStation 4 players to the world of fairy companions

There are some players who think that Black Desert Online is an intensely hardcore game that rewards nothing so much as brutal combat efficiency....
Yes, this is one of the few cases wherein EA kinda gets to be the good guys.

The last week of Anthem’s Season of Skulls has arrived

It's not just the sixth week of the Season of Skulls over in Anthem; it's also the last one. Yes, the season is...
Planet of hates.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting rid of locked lockboxes altogether

The process of getting crates in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is not necessarily all that rewarding. You pay your hard-earned BP to get a crate, and...