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Desert Oasis: A guide to open PvP and grindspot etiquette in the world of Black Desert

Back in my classic Guild Wars days, I was so happy to have the scrimmage system. It was a great way to solve...

Mordhau says it’s now ‘taking toxicity and racism seriously’ plus adding more maps and modes

"Multiplayer medieval slasher" Mordhau worked its way through the news cycle this spring and summer, first for its dazzling Steam launch and...

Ubisoft cracks down on chat griefers with Rainbow Six banwave

File this one under are you even kidding me right now: A whole bunch of griefers just got banned from Rainbow Six Siege for...

Desert Oasis: How AFKing in Black Desert is more productive than you think

You know what I enjoy doing in MMOs? Not doing anything. I fancy myself an AFK enthusiast. Finding a nice, scenic spot to park...

Red Dead Online’s beta expands with battle royale mode Gun Rush as Rockstar eyes griefing fixes

We've known since at least November that Red Dead Online, the in-beta multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2, was due for...

Red Dead Online has a creative approach to handling griefing

So right now, I'm feeling the pain of being a PC-specific gamer: Not only can I not play Red Dead Redemption 2, but...

EVE Vegas 2018: EVE Online is finally getting a fair wardec system

In my latest EVE Evolved column, I looked into the unfair nature of highsec war declaration in EVE Online. This feature bypasses...

EVE Evolved: Wars are literally ruining EVE Online

EVE Online is fundamentally about real conflict between players on massive scales, and yet I would venture to say that wars are literally...
Oh, you wanted to use these things. Huh.

Today in why we can’t have nice things: How a No Man’s Sky griefer exploits design flaws to screw with communities

A No Man's Sky griefer purporting to roleplay an evil emperor, monologuing and all, decided to up his griefer game by taking it out of game...

E3 2018: Bill Roper on gaming’s smoke and mirrors, Worlds Adrift, and building on SpatialOS

For MMO players, Improbable brought some interesting ideas to GDC this past spring. It also brought some games I wasn't expecting, and the ones...
It's not our department.

The Daily Grind: What obligations do studios have to provide a griefing-free MMO environment?

There's some interesting stuff to be unpacked in a recent analysis of Conan Exiles that characterizes it as replete with griefing, racism, sexism, and...
For a given definition of drift.

Worlds Adrift admits early-game PvP griefing is a big problem and vows to address it

In Andrew's hands-on with Worlds Adrift published Monday, he expressed some serious concerns over the title's approach to PvP. Even as a hardened...

Here’s how Sea of Thieves is addressing brig and respawn griefing

Rare isn't completely oblivious to the griefing going on in Sea of Thieves, even if it probably hoped gamers wouldn't notice...

Here’s something nobody saw coming, and by nobody we mean everybody: Sea of Thieves griefers are abusing the brig

Did you think Sea of Thieves' patch yesterday, which aimed to address respawn griefing, was going to put an end to players'...

Sea of Thieves’ patch today mops up bugs and addresses respawn griefing

Still arr-ing and ahoy-matey-ing and avast-ye-ing in Sea of Thieves? Today's patch... well, it's a wee one. Rare says it's fixed a...

Sea of Thieves abandons its planned death tax, focuses on griefing

Don't worry, death-prone pirates: You won't have to pay the piper more than once when you go down to Davy Jones' locker. Some players raised...

The Daily Grind: Is ‘griefing’ possible in an open PvP sandbox?

I was snooping around the Star Citizen Spectrum forums last week when I bumped into a topic that made me back up my...

Interviewing an Asheron’s Call Shard Slayer: On griefing, doxxing, losing mates, and winning MMOs

Last month, I put together an article and pair of videos discussing Asheron's Call's Shard of the Herald event to celebrate the...

Pre-teen Fortnite YouTuber gets swatted after achieving a high profile

In one story here we have the best and worst of humanity on display. It all begins with 12-year-old YouTuber Peter Varady, who goes by...

Elite Dangerous community thwarts griefers’ attempt to ruin final in-game voyage of terminally ill player

Elite Dangerous has once again become the battleground between griefers and everybody else, this time with real-life stakes. A few weeks ago, the Elite...

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