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Lineage II Aden kicks off its sixth L2 Pass for players

It's not exactly news that Lineage II Aden (which is the solo-focused version of Lineage II, by way of reminder) has battle passes. The...
Sadly, we do not get to witness this doing lots of fun things to the frame rate.

Satisfactory’s Update 6 brings new ammo for weapons, new aliens to contend with, and new gear

What's your favorite thing to do when playing Satisfactory alone or with friends? If you're thinking about wandering around and sticking tons of explosives...
And then it all went tits up.

Here’s how World of Warcraft’s PvP is changing in Wrath of the Lich King Classic

It's easy to miss a thing or two about the various changes to Wrath of the Lich King Classic if you haven't been following...
Put stuff in it.

Skyforge redesigns its bag system with the game’s next maintenance

How many unread tabs are on your current web browser? Be honest with yourself; you don't have to tell us in the comments. Tabs...
Chop chop.

Final Fantasy XIV explains its Savage fight difficulty balancing in the wake of patch 6.21

When patch 6.21 arrived this week for Final Fantasy XIV, it included a pretty significant change in that it dropped the health of the...

Tower of Fantasy launches update 1.5, Artificial Island, complete with your own house to build

If you've played Tower of Fantasy and thought to yourself, "Hey, this game feels like anime gacha WildStar, but it lacks housing," the latest...
Mumor has looked better.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever kept playing an MMO that didn’t want you around?

Every MMO wants everyone to keep playing as long as possible, on some level. The developers want you to keep paying money and playing...
Tales of loss, and fire, and faith.

Final Fantasy XIV fixes bugs and buffs Paladin and Warrior with patch 6.21

It's a bit ironic that this Final Fantasy XIV expansion is the one where Paladin is the iconic job and yet Paladin is not...
Man... or dragon man?

World of Warcraft adds the option to place more Fated modifiers onto raids if you want

Some people just like making things harder on themselves. They see games like Dark Souls 3 and say, "Yeah, this is pretty hard... but...

Final Fantasy XI prepares for the Buffalo Blitz while the anniversary site looks back at console hardware

These days, the idea of an MMO on a video game console is not particularly surprising, considering that your consoles are all connected to...
I say again: MOOJ

Swords of Legends Online kicks off the Moon Festival and adds a new extreme mode

Ready to take on a harder version of the fights in the Realm of Hallucinations? The latest patch notes for Swords of Legends Online...
Good, well-thought-out plans.

Last Oasis outlines changes to map rarity coming to the game very soon

At the start of the newest Last Oasis season, one of the big changes was a revision to make the game more PvE-friendly and...
And this continues somehow.

Ragnarok Origin adds Dancer and Bard to the Archer class progression

So you started playing Ragnarok Origin as an Archer, but you're level 39 and you've realized what you really want to do is dance...

Dual Universe loads up a building contest right before launch

Less than a month remains before Dual Universe exits beta and enters launch, and you know what would definitely spice up that last month?...
Content preview!

Camelot Unchained offers up a whole newsletter about gathering tools and processes

What are Camelot Unchained fans waiting for nine years after its Kickstarter? Presumably, finalized launch information and more signs that the game is getting...
Home is where the hutt is.

Star Wars: The Old Republic outlines its plans for events through the month of September

A long time ago (the beginning of August), in a galaxy far, far away (in-universe), Star Wars: The Old Republic started the Nar Shadda...
Eye see.

Final Fantasy XI offers players some September buffs for an event campaign

Want some extra experience or capacity points in Final Fantasy XI? Want to get some more seals? Want extra drops from high-end battlefields? Don't...
Sunset on original ideas.

The Daily Grind: How easy do you find long-term farming projects in MMOs?

I've never had a problem with long projects that have clear goals. Tell me that you need to get 200 Magic Iron Bars to...
Ah, stereotypes.

Genshin Impact’s 3.0 update is live now and has one final trailer

The good news if you're a Genshin Impact fan is that the game's sizable 3.0 update is already live for the game now. The...
This looks less than welcoming.

Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.2, Buried Memory, is live with the new Island Sanctuary content

If you've been eagerly awaiting more story in Final Fantasy XIV since the first teases back when patch 6.1 arrived, your wait is finally...