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Life is Feudal video dashes hopes for player shops

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There are going to be no shops in Life is Feudal when the MMO portion of the game goes live. This is even true...
I did a thing, now give me my stat boost.

Landmark shows off its upcoming achievement-based progression

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The next big update to Landmark will bring a major update to progression, and that means a major update to how the game's achievements...
If this game is willing to show itself off despite its age, your game, newer or older, can do the same.

Anarchy Online overhauls its world and professions

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Anarchy Online is deploying patch 18.7.0 to the live servers on Tuesday, but if you play the game, you'll probably want to look at...
Not included is a guide the playing it on your 3DS, however.

How to unlock your World of Warcraft Menagerie

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There's a feature sitting right in your Garrison in World of Warcraft that you might have barely used, but it's something that pet battle...
Masters without blasters.

Guild Wars 2 explains the philosophy of Masteries

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Players are not getting a level cap bump with Heart of Thorns; the apex of power in Guild Wars 2 will remain Level 80....
That old saw.

Eternal Crusade updates players on design goals and founder packs

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The melee combat in Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade has gone through several revisions, and it's going to go through several more. The latest State...
Bears.

How Daybreak thwarts H1Z1 cheaters

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Getting screwed over by other players cheating in H1Z1 isn't a fun feeling, even though the game is still in early testing and has...
How did everything go so predictably wrong?

World of Warcraft adds retro ‘timewalking’ dungeons

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There's no reason for you to go back to older dungeons in World of Warcraft unless you particularly like the look of something that...
It's just another FPS, yes. That was not a surprising development.

A first look at Ghost in the Shell Online in action

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Now that we know that Ghost in the Shell Online will definitely be coming to Western shores, there's all the reason in the world...
Stunning absolutely no one who's been following along, it's like people don't want MMOs to be jobs any longer.

Black Desert adjusts for ‘casual lite’ Korean market

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Every game changes during testing, but Black Desert seems to have changed even more significantly compared to its original vision from the fan standpoint. One...
We'll defend against whoever in the world we're at war with. Probably ourselves.

World of Warcraft 6.2 adds new dungeon difficulty, zone

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If you thought the first major patch of Warlords of Draenor seemed a bit thin on content, you'll be happier with World of Warcraft's...

MMO Mechanics: How strong communities are barriers-to-exit

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MMOs occupy a unique position in our game libraries because they include a wide range of clever mechanics that keep us logging in day...
It was kind of mostly satisfying at the time, anyway.

The Daily Grind: What sort of characters do you have a tendency to play?

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As a roleplayer, I have a lot of different character types that I've played, lots of different archetypes and the like. However, taking any...
hooray sorta

Diablo III’s Patch 2.2.0 adds and improves items

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Health potions are one of the core elements of Diablo III, but they're not actually interesting to stock up on. The game has thus...
Try to survive!

Skyforge’s beta is surprisingly satisfying

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I can safely say that what I got when I first fired up Skyforge was not, in fact, what I had been hoping I...
Nothing about snapping to the QB at the ten-yard line, though.

Crowfall video shows off siege concepts

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Crowfall's siege mechanics are on display today in a new video highlighting the Artcraft Entertainment's current plans for taking on player-controlled cities. The video...
What's that saying about diving into the past because the present is less interesting?

RIFT chronicles the remaking of the Hammerknell raid

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If you came into RIFT late in its life cycle, you missed Hammerknell. If you weren't raiding when Hammerknell was super relevant to the...
The future is dragons, as is the present.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Steps of Faith

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It happened, just as expected. A day after I posted a lengthy column discussing Final Fantasy XIV's last big pre-expansion patch, that patch dropped, and...
AHHHH

WoW Factor: Flying ruined everything and shouldn’t be removed

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Allowing flying mounts in World of Warcraft was a terrible mistake that should never have been corrected. For those not up on their history, here's...
Can't we go back to mushroom people? That'd be keen.

EverQuest II is testing class balance updates

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EverQuest II's latest producer's letter is a bit lower key than previous entries, perhaps, but no less vital for it. The letter outlines new...

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