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

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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?

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

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

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

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

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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

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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 community...

EVE Online thieves produce propaganda music video, auction off ill-gotten gains

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If betrayals, heists, coups d'état, and threats aren't enough to pique your interest in EVE Online's metagame, maybe memes will do the trick. As PCGN...

Raph Koster explains why griefing in virtual reality isn’t going away

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Even if you can overlook the expense, the current lack of games, the potential for nausea, and the annoyance of wearing a clamshell on...

Cops-and-robbers sandbox Identity on griefing, prison, customization, and more

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Identity is an open-world, cops-and-robbers sandbox, and it isn't asking you for money. That's because it was already Kickstarted to the tune of almost...
Reputable!

Albion Online walks through the mechanics of the Reputation system

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The developers of Albion Online want you to murder the heck out of your fellow players, but they also want to make sure that...

Chronicles of Elyria AMA on alpha, middleware, griefing, and B2P

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The Chronicles of Elyria team submitted itself to the wilds of an AMA on Reddit earlier this afternoon, allowing players to bombard the developers...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Dark Brotherhood DLC buffs up the group finder

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Are you into grouping in The Elder Scrolls Online? Good news for you: ZeniMax says today in a new dev blog that it's focused...

EVE Evolved: Huge PvP battles and corp wars in Citadel

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Huge PvP battles have always been a core part of EVE Online's territorial warfare gameplay, with fleets of hundreds or even sometimes thousands of...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Moral panic and online griefing

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Welcome back to our ongoing exploration of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt’s book The Video Game Debate. As you can guess, the book itself focuses...

Massively Overthinking: Let’s take the classic Bartle test

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Here's something you probably didn't know: Online worlds researcher Dr. Richard Bartle didn't actually write the Bartle test. His original research explored, analyzed, and defined the...

ArcheAge bans blockades, griefers cry about it

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Those crazy ArcheAge kids, always mucking up the works! The latest bit of fantasy sandpark drama comes to us courtesy of the game's official...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever been scammed in an MMO?

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One quirk of some early MMORPGs was that character names weren't always unique. It was possible to roll multiple characters with precisely the same name and...

Sword and Bored: Re-trolling

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The nefarious underwear ninjas KaptianKuddles and DrL0v3 continue their griefing campaign. Mo's tanking buddy AnneSpanc co-stars.
No, saying that you don't care is not actually an answer.

Raph Koster explains Star Wars Galaxies’ TEF PvP system

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A long time ago on a website far, far away, we were having a discussion about modern MMOs and their inability to make sandboxes more than thinly disguised...

Sword and Bored: Newbie zone

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Mo loads into the game, unwittingly joining his first open PvP server and meeting new "friends."

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