game mechanics


Guild Wars 2 shows off the support options of Mesmers with rifles

You probably do not think of rifles as a supportive option most of the time, and if someone claims that she will heal you...

The Daily Grind: Do your MMO builds gravitate toward aesthetics or mechanics?

Every single class and build in every MMO is governed by two separate but interlocking things, the look and the feel. These things do...

Lost Ark shows off the Souleater arriving on November 15

The latest player option for Lost Ark arrives in the game on November 15th, the Souleater. And she's a very original class the likes...

World of Warcraft’s Guardians of the Dream launches today (albeit with delays)

If you aren't looking forward to World of Warcraft: The War Within, the good news is that there's a fair chunk of Dragonflight left...

Tarisland previews Dark Invasions and World Bosses for its next playtest

Are you tired of thinking about multiverses yet? Tarisland sure hopes not, because its next playtest will feature the zones flagged by the Dark...
Marching off to nowhere.

The Daily Grind: What was the last major victory you had in an MMO?

The reality is that we all know MMO victories are not the same as real-world victories. It's just not possible; these are video games...
Well this is not a great thing for draco-elezen relations.

The Daily Grind: How often do you change builds for your characters in MMOs?

I know people in Final Fantasy XIV who always, always wind up changing their main job to one of the new jobs from the...
Isn't it all nice?

Fractured Online’s latest patch adds quick rests and more ultimate legends

Ever have a tough fight in Fractured Online that makes you just step back and feel like you need a breather? The latest patch...
Leafy bits.

World of Warcraft previews the mechanics and rewards of upcoming Emerald Dream events

If you're excited to head to the Emerald Dream in World of Warcraft but aren't excited to have a whole lot of growing stuff...
Less drifty!

Embers Adrift opens up subscription perks to all for its anniversary event

It's already been just about a year since Embers Adrift first reached launch, and that's something to celebrate for any MMO. Even more so...
Tonguin' done.

New World discusses the changes made to Influence in its second iteration

There's just a few hours left to go until New World's Rise of the Angry Earth expansion, so why not spend a chunk of...

Survivalbox Chimeraland is stealth-launching a surprise new update today

Earlier this week, we checked in on Chimeraland, finding the delightfully weird title had abandoned its website, social media presence, and Discord, leading us...
It's fine, everything is fine, this is fine.

The Daily Grind: What MMO combat has felt unfair to you?

Fairness in combat is in the eye of the beholder, to a certain extent. There are people who will insist a fight is unfair...
There are problems with this art, but we're going to overlook that.

Final Fantasy XIV launches its special site for patch 6.5, Growing Light

Later this month will see the announcement of when patch 6.5, Growing Light, will arrive for Final Fantasy XIV (although we know it's early...
Hush up.

Final Fantasy XI is implementing boss difficulty selection for Sortie with its September version update

Upgrading your Prime Weapon in Final Fantasy XI is supposed to be hard. That's kind of the point. But there's also the fact that...
My old wounds are acting up and stuff.

Star Wars: The Old Republic’s 7.3.1 update and Season 5 launch today

After a long and arduous battle, Kai Zykken has been removed from the fleet stations for numerous offenses including writing bad checks, causing issues...
Shoot to wound!

Star Wars: The Old Republic releases patch 7.3.1 on September 6

If you absolutely cannot wait for the next patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic... well, we don't know what to tell you. There's...

Baldur’s Gate 3 adds more epilogue for Karlach, along with more bug fixes and improvements

What's the difference between "cut content the designers couldn't finish" and "cut content the designers didn't finish?" That might seem like splitting hairs, but...
Not quite the same stuff, but it is a different day.

New World previews Season 3’s planned changes, which include the end of the expertise system

Big changes are coming to New World when Season 3 rolls around, and you know that's the case because previews of that content are...
Maybe not.

The Daily Grind: Are there any MMOs you wish had a hardcore option?

We've got about a week until WoW Classic introduces the game's hardcore servers, which will allow you to take on the game with the...