Still unable to purchase a bra, though.

The Daily Grind: Should MMORPGs levels be used for gating content?

Massively OP reader Sally Bowls recently pointed us to a blog post by Dr Richard Bartle about the leveling mechanic in RPGs -- and...
Well-told, but not well-planned.

The Daily Grind: Do you have to reach the top of an MMO to really understand the game?

We all play MMOs in different ways, and I personally tend to play to reach the top. It's no shock if I tell you...
The game does not look like this.

A Tibia player is on the verge of unlocking a decade-old reward

Tibia is an old game. Very old. Old enough that the developers could add a more-or-less throwaway joke a decade ago, a door that...
I need healing.

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating about leveling in Final Fantasy XIV’s future

Speculating about the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion is something that I engage in quite a bit, but the fact is that there's an...
Actually, I'd rather play as the fox here.

Riders of Icarus kicks off two events to get people out in the world

The world of Riders of Icarus really is full of things. Familiars to collect, animals to ride, levels to gain. Plus, there's more content...
After the end of Spirited Away, No-Face was forced to do horrible things to survive until his next starring role.

Asta officially launches with its first major expansion

It is just a little bit odd that Asta: The War of Tears and Winds is launching when its first expansion drops. Those two...
You like? You buy it!

Defiance now has a game-wide auction house

Don't you hate when a new gun drops in Defiance and you don't need it? If the developers would implement a gun that shot...

The Daily Grind: Are you ever sad when you levelcap in an MMORPG?

I recently levelcapped another character in Guild Wars 2, my Asura Guardian, and yet as soon as she dinged, some of the spark of...
Aw yus.

WoW Factor: Levels and legends in the Legion alpha

The alpha testing for World of Warcraft's next expansion rolls on, with the vague hope that we might actually have a beta tag by...
Same old story.

The Daily Grind: What’s your ideal progression rate in an MMO?

One of the things that I like about the original Guild Wars was that leveling was pretty much locked into the same speed from...
I know, I usually don't reuse these so quickly, but come on. This time it makes perfect sense.

Wisdom of Nym: Analyzing Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 3.2 notes

It's patch day, ladies and gentlemen! All right, so it's the day before patch day. It's close to patch day. It's patch day adjacent....
No levels, but still levels just like always.

Trove’s new character power ranking system rolls out today

What level is your favorite character class in Trove? There are rather more answers to that question than you might think. Sure, there's the...
Happy first patch to you, game.

Blade & Soul’s first major patch arrives on February 10th

The great part about games that were localized after being out in their native country for some time is that there's no dearth of...
What will we do?

Lord of the Rings Online’s next update will allow you to level to 95 instantly

It's indisputable that there is a lot of content in Lord of the Rings Online. There's a huge pile of zones and quests for...

World of Warcraft dramatizes the level 100 boost process

Like the last expansion, World of Warcraft's upcoming Legion expansion will let players skip the tedious process of leveling up through old content and...
Kind of taking a drubbing here, Tyria. I'm sorry.

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst MMO grind you’ve experienced?

There was a certain level band in World of Warcraft where my wife and I just resigned ourselves to a lack of useful quests...

The Daily Grind: Are levels in MMOs overrated?

Today's Daily Grind question comes from an anonymous Kickstarter donor who wanted to see just how many cans of worms he/she could open in...
Earth below us, drifting, falling, floating weightless, coming home.

Wisdom of Nym: The 60 climb in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

As of this writing, I'm not quite 60 yet in Final Fantasy XIV. Thanks to real life, I'm a bit behind the curve, to...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Expanding into Guild Wars 2’s Heart of Thorns

When Guild Wars 2's expansion was announced, most of the questions on our lips were permutations of "What's the new level cap?" and "What...
Running toward the blue sky.

Wisdom of Nym: What we now know about Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

I honestly hadn't expected to learn quite this much about Heavensward this soon. I don't know why I hadn't expected this, to be fair;...