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Ship of Heroes shares a postmortem for its summer beta and future development plans

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The summer beta test for Ship of Heroes has officially wrapped up, and it's time for the devs at Heroic Games to take stock...

Uncharted Waters Online hopes to boost visibility with its ‘first’ official trailer

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It's safe to say that Uncharted Waters Online isn't the name that's on every MMO player's lips. The quirky seafaring title has labored in...

Global Chat: New World beta pleases some, fails to grab others

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The buzz around MMO Town these days is on New World, and specifically, the open beta that wrapped up last week. So far, the...

Diablo II Resurrected drums up hype for its September 23 release with a new cinematic trailer

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We're now roughly a week away before the remastered version of Diablo II makes its way to release. However, is it really a game...
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Eternal Crusade is now officially shut down for good

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We're not entirely certain, but this probably means that the heretics won. Eternal Crusade is now shut down for good, with the developers posting one last...

New World’s open beta officially begins this morning – are you playing?

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Here we go, folks: There's one more New World test event before the launch on September 28th, assuming we don't see another last-minute delay,...

Neverwinter answers questions about molding the D&D Bard class to fit its game

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It's easy to assume that moving classes in Dungeons & Dragons over to a video game would be easy, but the Bard class is...
Boredom sets in.

Vague Patch Notes: Why the depth of an MMORPG’s world matters

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The world doesn't need first impressions from me when it comes to Elyon. Why not? Well, for one thing, basically anything and everything I would have...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 336: Bards and battleships

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Justin and Bree discuss World of Warships, Roblox, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Elyon, and Neverwinter, with adventures in LOTRO, FFXIV, GW2, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on repurposing nostalgia and transplanting MMO systems.

First impressions: Elyon is a boring world with compelling gameplay and customization systems

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I’m going to be perfectly honest, I went in to Elyon with some pretty low expectations. Watching it be transmuted from Ascent: Infinite Realm,...

The Stream Team: Taking a live first look at the closed beta test of Elyon

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Today is the day that Elyon -- aka the MMORPG formerly known as Ascent: Infinite Realm -- is heading to its second closed beta,...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Hands-on with Guild Wars 2’s new Harbinger, Virtuoso, and Willbender elite specs

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One of the most anticipated features of any Guild Wars 2 expansion is unquestionably the addition of new elite specializations. We got our first...

First impressions: Exploring Neverwinter’s leveling revamp and bard class

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It's funny: The last time I paid a visit to Neverwinter, it was to check out a revamp of the new player experience. Here...

Into the Super-verse: First impressions of Ship of Heroes’ mission beta

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With other City of Heroes spiritual successors lagging behind in development, the weight of our hope for the future of superhero MMOs lays upon...

The Stream Team: Live first impressions of Bless Unleashed on PC

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After some beta testing and some delays, Bless Unleashed has arrived to the PC, and it's time for MOP's Chris to dive in for...

The Soapbox: Pokemon Unite’s monetization is gross and threatens a competent game

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By now, you've probably seen several articles about the poor monetization in Pokemon Unite, often based on Reddit posts or streamer hot takes. Most talk...

SEED dev blogs discuss city building, player testing reactions, and the first version of an economy

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If you were worried that the somewhat sort list suggested by this story's headline meant that there weren't a lot of developer blogs roaring...
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NCsoft prepares ‘solo-friendly’ edition of Lineage 2 for an August release

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Come August 11th, Lineage II will boast not one, not two, but three separate versions of the game. In addition to the regular Lineage...

The Stream Team: A first-timer’s live exploration of the New World closed beta

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We've been following the journey of New World for a while now, including providing several hands-on impressions pieces, but now it's time for MOP's...

Amazon’s New World closed beta finally begins today – check out the trailer!

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Happy beta day, New World! Yes, Amazon Games' long-awaited MMORPG is finally rolling into closed beta today as the last leg of testing -...

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