Dungeons and Dragons Online plans another permadeath server run for later this month

Hey, that skull graphic's back up over a Dungeons and Dragons Online post, so you know what that means! That's right, another run of...

Dungeons and Dragons Online kicks off a new permadeath server run next week

Are you ready to die kicking and screaming and cursing the lag gods for your failure -- and then find yourself unable to resurrect...

WoW Classic’s permadeath community is absolutely hardcore

World of Warcraft Classic isn't exactly a walk around the block, especially if you're coming at it from modern MMOs. Of course, that's part...

Dungeons and Dragons Online winds down its second permadeath server

With piles of corpses heaped in its virtual graveyard, Dungeons and Dragons Online's second "hardcore" server has ended its run. The limited-duration permadeath shard...

DDO wraps up its permadeath server run with an after party

The first run of Dungeons and Dragons Online's permadeath server -- officially known as the Hardcore League -- has officially come to a close....

Not So Massively: How unrealistic expectations hobbled Heroes of the Storm

I find myself in the odd position of feeling compelled to both defend and criticize Heroes of the Storm. The game's taken a huge...
The core here is so hard.

The Daily Grind: What’s a hardcore MMO to you?

Sometimes we have ads that get me thinking. Case in point, the most recent ad on our site for the upcoming Lineage 2 classic...

The Daily Grind: How do you define ‘hardcore’ gaming?

Quantic Foundry's latest report from its gamer motivation study is well worth your time to read, but for this morning's Daily Grind, I want...
lol no

The Flower of Knighthood plucks a medieval hardcore MMO

When you hear the word "hardcore MMO," immediately your mind must go to floral arrangements, no? Well it will now, thanks to the debut...

Tale of Toast activates Steam early access

Looking for something to spice up your weekend? In the mood to try out a different MMO experience? The somewhat hardcore Tale of Toast is...

Tale of Toast is entering early access next month

Tale of Toast is an insidious title that sucks the unwary player in with colorful and innocent graphics... then kicks his or her butt...

EVE Evolved: Alpha Clone economics, bragging rights, and restrictions

Yesterday at EVE Vegas 2016, developer CCP Rise held us spellbound with tales of his recent misadventures in EVE Online recently when pretending to...

Guild Chat: Trying out for a hardcore MMORPG guild

Welcome along to another advice-filled edition of Guild Chat, the column dedicated to helping readers solve their guild-related dilemmas with both my help and...
Like it needs the help.

Saga of Lucimia shines a light on its darkness mechanics, seeks ‘photogenic’ unpaid CM

Upcoming hardcore fantasy MMORPG Saga of Lucimia has two videos up this week, both on darkness. The first covers the basic mechanics around the...

Saga of Lucimia emerges from ‘the dark ages’ of development

Wondering why you haven't heard much about Saga of Lucimia over the past several months? That's been intentional, as the team had gone silent...

RuneScape’s DarkScape will sunset in March

Jagex is retiring RuneScape's DarkScape "experiment" at the end of March. "DarkScape offered an intriguing twist on the traditional RuneScape gameplay, and the experimental mode...

Indie MMORPG Sacrament releases landscape flyover video

Remember Sacrament, the ultra-difficult, jack-of-all-trades MMORPG by indie dev Ferocity Unbound Core Studios? In apparent cooperation with the studio, YouTube channel OP Game (no...

Lineage II: ‘Classic hardcore is back’

Lineage II formally launched on Steam this week, complete with a fresh-start server, Zaken. There are even server firsts rewards, mostly pirate-themed goodies, for those...
Not happening.

Saga of Lucimia prides itself on group-based teamplay

Soloers, you are not welcome in Saga of Lucimia. At least that's the tone of developer diaries for the upcoming sandbox in which the team boldly...
It's like there's a party on your hard drive and you need that party to accomplish anything.

EverQuest’s popular progression servers face content competition challenges

Daybreak says that it is tweaking raid targets and high-end zones for EverQuest's new progression servers. "There are more active players on Ragefire and Lockjaw...