Diablo IV notes 29B monsters slain and 61M hours played during the open beta test

This past weekend was a very obviously busy one for Diablo IV considering it was running an open beta test. That said, those who...
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Vague Patch Notes: Can anyone really cover games objectively when there’s suffering built-in to them?

In July of 2021, we started a roundup tag in our tag cloud that most of us probably didn't expect to still be using...

Not So Massively: Second impressions of Diablo IV

My initial impression of the Diablo IV open beta was lukewarm at best, but I did hold some hope that the second beta weekend...

BitCraft dates its next pre-alpha for March 31, promising to add ‘several thousand’ new testers

The pre-alpha testing progress of BitCraft is pushing forward, with the developers noting in last month's address that "several thousand" players would be considered...

Ship of Heroes’ arrival on Steam is imminent as Heroic is still planning launch in 2023

Earlier this year, we noted that superhero MMORPG Ship of Heroes was eyeing an arrival on Steam, and as of today, it's finally happening. Or...

First impressions of Destiny 2’s Lightfall – through the lens of a long-lapsed player

Destiny 2 and I have a long and kind of weird history. I was along for the ride when this game first launched primarily...

First impressions of Diablo IV: Resurrecting Diablo II once again

If franchise media has taught us anything, it's that sequels which take risks and aren't universally beloved cause the parent company to panic and...

Diablo IV’s paid beta wraps up this afternoon as players warn about GPU bricking issues

So how was your weekend in Diablo IV? We've been covering the pre-order beta over the past couple of days, noting both initial teething...

Square-Enix’s Babylon’s Fall went out with the wimpiest of whimpers

How do you imagine your favorite online service game going dark? Hopefully it's with bittersweet parties among the faithful community and massive end-of-game events...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s What Lies Beneath, the next End of Dragons story, has launched

Happy anniversary to Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons expansion! Can you believe it has been a whole year? In some ways I feel...

Dragon Raja marks its third anniversary with a new class, new map, and cash prizes for referrals

Three years ago, the mobile (and now PC) MMO Dragon Raja released, and our initial impressions at launch found the game to be "solid"...

Not So Massively: Impressions of Century Age of Ashes’ new PvE mode

Back in 2021, I took a look at an early version of dragon-riding arena shooter Century: Age of Ashes. I found that its core...

Albion Online’s Beyond the Veil Patch 4 is live with ZH/IN language support and combat balancing

Yesterday saw a major planned outage for Albion Online as studio Sandbox Interactive pulled the servers offline for patch 4 and preparations for the...

WoW Factor: Blizzard’s latest earnings report was mixed news for World of Warcraft

On one level, the most interesting thing that came out of the most recent earnings call for Activision-Blizzard was how much stuff the company...

Global Chat: Is Dragonflight living up to expectations?

While first impressions are all well and good, the mark of a solid MMO release is whether or not it can sustain interest and...

Wisdom of Nym: Takeaways from the Final Fantasy XIV 6.3 preliminary patch notes

Here we are, a day before the first major Final Fantasy XIV patch of the year... which is also very, very early in the...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMO stories of 2022

It's tradition for us to pick out one big story or narrative arc that defined the year and slap it with an award label,...

Stick and Rudder: The year that was in Elite Dangerous, from self-owns to sloppy updates to slight hope

To say that Elite: Dangerous had a rough 2022 is putting it mildly (and pretty much dismisses the nuance this retrospective hopes to provide)....
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WoW Factor: The curious treatment of alts in World of Warcraft Dragonflight

So now that first impressions are out of the way and I can focus on other things like making sure that my alts get...

Five things that excite me playing World of Warcraft: Dragonflight

For most of 2022, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight was so far down my list of "most anticipated releases" as to be falling off the...