The Soapbox: How Pathfinder killed World of Warcraft for me

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launches today. I will not be playing. Once upon a time, a new WoW expansion would be a...

MMO Week in Review: Calling a Truce

It was a surprisingly huge week for MMORPGs, even setting aside the fact that WoW Shadowlands launches tomorrowday. Guild Wars 2 released...

Huge Lord of the Rings Online Q&A talks Gundabad, River-hobbits, Brawlers, and 2021 plans

Lord of the Rings Online players have been clamoring for a lot more communication from SSG this year, especially from the game's higher-ups....

Enter to win a Neverwinter Carmine Bulette mount and ghost friendo for PC

With the final phase of Neverwinter's Redeemed Citadel rollout live for PC players last week, PWE has kindly granted Massively OP...

MMO Week in Review: Next-gen is now-gen

The Xbox Series and PlayStation 5 systems launched this week, which meant that a lot of companies who weren't launching games along with...

MMO Week in Review: Marching to Markarth

If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it's to appreciate a low-key week when everything was fine and nothing was actively...
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EVE buffs up the Encounter Surveillance System to encourage player fighting even after taking out PvE bounties

The upcoming new Dynamic Bounty System for EVE Online gives players a reason to fight PvE pirates and earn bounties, with the game's...

Wisdom of Nym: The implications of Final Fantasy XIV Forspoken

So we do actually know the title of the next Final Fantasy XIV expansion now, even though we don't. Technically this has not yet...

MMO Week in Review: WoW Shadowlands repositions for launch

This week in MMOs, we learned that Guild Wars 2's Steam launch and Path of Exile's next league would be delayed, which...

Grab a Bless Unleashed Steam PC closed beta key from Round8 and MOP!

Bless Unleashed has rolled out to Xbox One and PS4 over the course of 2020, and now, the franchise is making its way...

Grab a MU Online or C9 gift bundle in Webzen’s Halloween 2020 giveaway

Webzen is celebrating the spooky season once again with events across its catalogue of MMOs: MU Online and Continent of the...

MMO Week in Review: No, LOTRO’s War of Three Peaks is not an ‘expansion’

This week, we took a first deep-dive into Torchlight III (we found it cheerfully "adequate"!) and struggled to puzzle out just why Standing...

Albion Online’s midseason patch, Brimstone & Mist, is live with new dungeon mobs

It's patch day for Albion Online - hope you like demons and fire and fish! Yes, the midseason update - Brimstone &...

Grab a key for three months of Dual Universe beta time courtesy of Novaquark and MOP!

When sci-fi MMORPG sandbox Dual Universe launched its beta this past August, it did so with an unusual caveat: While early backers...
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MMO Week in Review: Squishy squish squish

World of Warcraft's Shadowlands pre-patch launched successfully this week, with some squishing and some bugs and some downtime and some meandering through...

Explaining Genshin Impact’s impact: Is it actually worth your time?

In Explaining Genshin Impact’s impact: The reinvention of gachapon, I went into the nitty-gritty of the gacha system and how it's actually pretty...

Guild Wars 2’s Shadow of the Mad King Halloween 2020 is officially live

Shadow of the Mad King is back in Guild Wars 2 for the Halloween season of this hell year, and if you're...

MMO Week in Review: Crucible is canceled

Good news, junior high students everywhere: The Crucible is canceled! Nobody even likes that play. It's boring and sanctimonious and tedious - good...

Fight or Kite: Small changes (and one big one) to improve Spellbreak’s balance

An inordinate amount of my time has been spent playing Spellbreak recently. I’m honestly not a gigantic fan of battle royale as a...
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MMO Week in Review: Shadowlands postponed

World of Warcraft's Shadowlands delay - to later in 2020 - was by far the biggest news of the week, all but...