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Fight or Kite: Absolver is the greatest martial arts melee brawler you never played

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I’ve been wanting to write about Absolver for the better part of my time here at MOP. In fact, it’s been rolling around the...

Massively Overthinking: Bots in MMOs – but not the bad bots

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A while back on the MMORPG subreddit, there was a provocative thread about bots - no, not those bots. Essentially, the Redditor asked whether...

Lost Ark teases the Glaivier and Destroyer advanced classes, might hold back some spring raid content

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Amazon and Smilegate dished out more details for its roadmap entry for Lost Ark last night, telling players the studios want to "keep the...

Massively Overthinking: Is free-to-play as bad as we thought it’d be a decade ago?

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It's 2022 and we're about to talk about free-to-play like it's 2012! Back then, the conversation was all about which MMORPG would fall to free-to-play...

Chinese martial arts MMORPG Justice Online announces western release but it can be played via cloud gaming now

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Have you heard of Justice Online? Unless you live in China, probably not: It's a martial arts MMORPG based on a wuxia novel by...

Blade and Soul adds the new Soul Fighter spec and celebrates six years in the Soul Resurgence update

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Blade and Soul is six years old and it's celebrating by letting Soul Fighters slap enemies at mid-range with glowing hands of divinity. This...

Martial arts survivalbox The Swordsmen X Survival details planned features as it eyes a 2022 launch

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Last July, we wondered what happened to the Age of Wushu franchise, and in our digging around we came across The Swordsmen X: Survival,...

Fight or Kite: Naraka Bladepoint is battle royale but with grappling hooks

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Welcome back to the Monday after a holiday (at least in the US). Hopefully you were able to enjoy your family, friends, or game...

Tree of Savior adds Luchador class, previews Sadhu rework and Hwarang archer

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Whatever happened to Tree of Savior? Despite the fact that the isometric MMO made it to a top ten list of MMORPGs we've already...
When the lights go down in the city.

Design Mockument: Fresh ideas for City of Heroes 2 in 2021

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Back in 2019, I had the idea to make Design Mockument semi-regular column because I like doing this sort of thing. I put out...

Whatever happened to the Age of Wushu franchise?

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This story has something of an interesting progression to it. It began with a dive into whatever happened to Age of Wushu, which then...

Pantheon previews the Monk class and talks about its QA process

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You've heard a lot about Pantheon and have seen plenty of its screenshots and concept art, but how about taking that next step to...

Swords of Legends Online offers a free limited-time demo on Steam

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Steam Next Fest, the marketplace's big showcase of upcoming titles from a wide variety of genres, is being used as a platform for Swords...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Elethor, Astonia, Guardians of Cloudia, Lands of Kehliel

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Let's take a peek through some MMOs you've never heard of or have totally forgotten about. The tinier and more obscure, the better, we...

Genshin Impact adds a new island area and hits the Epic Games Store on June 9

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This coming Sunday, June 9th, will see players of Genshin Impact hit the waves to take on a threat to Klee's stuffed animal charm....
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Blade and Soul launches its third Summoner specialization with its next patch on April 14

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Sometimes, you want a new specialization for a class in Blade & Soul that's grounded in something like a deep reflection on martial arts and...

Blade & Soul Revolution’s global edition hits mobile today

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The Blade & Soul news just keeps on coming today, as Netmarble has officially released the global version of Blade & Soul Revolution to...
Faces are boring.

Whatever happened to Absolver?

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Remember Absolver, the martial arts multiplayer title from developer Sloclap and publisher Devolver Digital? There hasn't been much news out of the game beyond...

Caravan Stories prepares for the Lunar New Year with the Clash at the Gold and Silver Lotus

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If you've been following our personal Twitter accounts, you'll notice that Bread Girl has once again come to our minds, which means that we're...

Into the Super-verse: A heroic year of superhero MMO development

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As we get ready to tuck 2020 into the annals of history and venture into the wilds of 2021, it's a good time for...

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