The Daily Grind: Do you engage in ‘mapping’ in explorable MMORPGs?

A while back, we did a Daily Grind on "vestigial organ" design in MMOs, and I mentioned Guild Wars 2's leveling system as being...
Oh, we're in real trouble now.

Blizzard refreshes players on World of Warcraft development and Overwatch 2 map design

The Sepulcher of the First Ones raid continues to release in slow molasses-drip format on World of Warcraft's raid finder, with the third wing of...

LOTRO opens Hiddenhoard of Abnankâra T3 this week, plus check out this amazing player-made map

Lord of the Rings Online is unleashing its 32.0.3 patch today, and while that's perhaps not the most exciting name, there's still some good...

The Daily Grind: What was the best new zone added to an MMO in 2021?

As a SWG Legends player, I was thrilled to see the launch of Bespin to a Star Wars Galaxies rogue server this year. Not...
Pictured: A much better honse game.

Star Stable announces new Wildwoods zone and releases ASMR video

Gather 'round, fellow horse girls and horse guys, because the kid-friendly equestrian MMO Star Stable is announcing big news for the game today, and...
snaaake snaaaaake, oooh it's a snaaaaake

Wild Terra 2 plans to add in the map as it promises a growing team for development in Early Access

The team currently developing Wild Terra 2 - which just rolled into early access last week - is small. Quite small, in fact; it currently...

Check out this fan-made interactive map of New World to help your testing

So you're out in the field in New World, and you're not lost per se, but you're frustrated. All you want is a lynx!...
Are you a door or not?!

The Daily Grind: Do sealed doors in MMOs bother you?

I am well aware of the reasoning behind why there are several doors in Final Fantasy XIV on buildings you cannot enter. The point is...

Chronicles of Elyria reveals its four world maps

Are you a map fiend? Did you used to pour over paper atlases or Google Earth to check out terrain, roadways, and features? I...

The Daily Grind: Do you think MMO worlds are too bloated and big?

A couple of months ago, I saw an interesting topic on Reddit that deserved more love than it got. User RuccFeddit (<3) posted what...

Overwatch’s new Paris map is live on the PTR

The city of lights will soon be lit up in an entirely different sense as Overwatch players take to the streets of the new...

The Daily Grind: How important are minimaps to your MMORPG experience?

MMO minimaps became the topic of a weird debate this week, as multiple sites appeared to have misunderstood a Belgian magazine's interpretation of the...
Back again, etc.

Destiny 2 introduces new Breakthrough PvP gametype, adds new maps

Yesterday, Destiny 2 received a pretty sizeable content update that introduced a new Crucible gametype as well as three new maps (or four, if...

Overwatch’s latest map, Busan, goes live today

Overwatch's latest map, Busan, is live as of today. The new map, which is located on D.Va's home turf of South Korea, may be...

PUBG for Xbox One enters version 1.0, introducing Sanhok map, new weapons, and more

Today's a big day for the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, as the latest patch officially brings it into version 1.0. In addition...
The stuff that you have, does someone have a claim on it?

The Daily Grind: What MMO area do you find most annoying to navigate?

I'd like to thank Final Fantasy XI for having some of the most obnoxious areas in any MMO to navigate ever. Maps that are...

MMO Community Roundup: Battle for Azeroth bookclub, Secret World fashion show, Ashes of Creation map investigation, and RuneScape Classic preservation

The communities for MMORPGs are what keep these games vibrant and awesome, and today we want to shine a spotlight on various projects and...
All the same mistakes.

H1Z1 discusses the imminent return of the Z1 map and Auto Royale

The past is just practice. Accurate? Not always. But it seems to cover the current plans for future development for H1Z1, which is eagerly...

Get a bird’s eye view of LOTRO’s new Mirkwood map

Sometimes you can learn an awful lot from an in-game map. Take for example Lord of the Rings Online's Northern Mirkwood map, which testers have...
A world of disappointments.

Overwatch heads off to Blizzard World on January 23

Haven't you ever wished that you could bring your favorite Overwatch characters on a grand tour of every Blizzard game? Because... well, you sort...