holy trinity

Vitae Aeternum: New World’s dungeon finder is a welcome addition

A few weeks ago, New World finally launched its cross-world expedition group finder, otherwise known as a dungeon finder. While it was arguably overdue,...

Co-op MMO-styled boss battler TrinityS makes its debut on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

Last year saw a unique piece of multiplayer gaming enter early access in the form of TrinityS, a three-player co-op title that saw players...

Choose My Adventure: Amrine Excavation and other flail-based New World adventures

I wasn't sure that I was going to be playing with others this week in New World. That's not to suggest that I've been...
Plue Brotocol.

Blue Protocol interview addresses the western version’s combat, story, and content cadence

Blue Protocol is one of the many MMOPRGs that are represented at Gamescom 2023, particularly the Amazon Games-published western edition of the title. That...
Sure, Jan.

Ashes of Creation fights a giant cyclops in its latest Alpha Two preview

Gamers who have been following the development track of Ashes of Creation might remember that the sandbox MMORPG will have world raid bosses, such...

Pantheon Rise of the Fallen dates June pre-alpha and talks about designing its healer classes

Healers. They're arguably the linchpin of a holy trinity MMORPG's party makeup, but playing as one can sometimes speak to a very specific kind...

Embers Adrift launches October 15, confirms its box price and subscription model

It looks like Embers Adrift, the crowdfunded MMORPG once known as Saga of Lucmia, is on its way to the end of beta and...

TrinityS is an early access three-player co-op game that’s all about beating raid bosses

What if you took the big raid boss fights in traditional MMORPGs and made that into a three-player online co-op title? You might get...

Side-scrolling 2-D MMO Element Quest has relaunched as Sunset World Online

You'd be forgiven for having missed Element Quest, the 2-D platforming MMO inspired by MapleStory that released in November 2021 and then shut down...

Embers Adrift’s latest video outlines a more ‘relaxed,’ strategy-dependent combat model that utilizes reagents

Earlier this month, Embers Adrift noted in a newsletter that combat mechanics will have distinct things like positional advantages and bonuses for a chosen...
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Massively Overthinking: What are your most on-brand MMORPG class archetypes?

A while back in MOP's work chat, we were chatting about Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons and how its elite specs line up...

Ashes of Creation fields fan questions about combat, classes, content challenge, PvP, and social interactions

Yesterday, creative director Steven Sharif joined with the MMORPG subreddit's community rep Protobear to answer several fan questions about Ashes of Creation, which ran...

New World offers a brief explanation of Expeditions in newest video

Care to take a delve into the Expeditions of New World? Then perhaps you'll enjoy the game's latest video, which offers a look at...

Four Winds: Exploring Swords of Legends Online’s mindblowing world

Have you ever played a game knowing exactly what you're going to get, only for it to impress you because it did exactly that...
Tanks for the memories

Ashes of Creation provides a preview of the tank archetype arriving to alpha

What's an MMORPG without a good tank? Probably one that doesn't lean on the crutch of the Holy Trinity class design, actually. Ashes of...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite crowd control class in MMORPGs?

I know that crowd controllers as a standalone class have long since fallen out of fashion - most MMORPG players don't even remember when...

Kickstarted MMO Zenith wants to be ‘the Ultima Online of VR’

We've reported a couple of times about Zenith, the in-development VR MMO that soared through crowdfunding to lock down over $280K and is slowly...
It's a tiny little sprout thing. It might kill you.

Vague Patch Notes: Player vs. class in Final Fantasy XI

I had finally hit level 41 on Red Mage inĀ Final Fantasy XI. That was when the world changed, and if you played the game,...

Developers from World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, and Final Fantasy XIV talk about raid design

Raids. You either find them to be the apex of MMORPG content and challenge, or liken them as the source of community gatekeeping and...

Aion: Legions of War details plans to improve the starter experience, Arena sniping, and battle mechanics

Aion: Legions of War, the mobile MMORPG from the greater Aion IP, has shared a developer update full of plans to adjust several aspects...