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Skyforge details the improvements to the new player experience coming with the next patch

If you haven't played Skyforge yet, the developers would like you to do so. Obviously they would also like you to continue playing if you're...
That's not a doll, guy.

The Daily Grind: What are the MMO starting zones that feel most welcoming to you?

To this day, there is no starting zone in any MMO that has felt as warm and welcoming to me as Ronfaure in Final Fantasy...
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Crowfall is working to make the new player experience smoother

Starting a new game can always be challenging, but it gets a bit more challenging in a very open-ended title like Crowfall. The developers...
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The Daily Grind: What could your favorite MMO do to attract new players?

Every MMO wants more people to play it. That's kind of the nature of the thing. While no one working on Secret World Legends is...

EVE Evolved: Improving EVE Online’s organisational tools

Throughout most of EVE Online's lifetime, players have developed their own third-party applications (and yes, spreadsheets) to help organise and enhance their gameplay. We've...

The Daily Grind: What MMO tutorial experience is your favorite?

The best way to learn how to play most MMOs is to already know how to play them. Heck, there are major parts of...

EVE Evolved: Getting started with EVE’s free-to-play

Just under two weeks ago, EVE Online launched its new free to play account option with the introduction of clone states. Subscribers are now given the...

EVE Vegas 2016: EVE Online is finally getting a real tutorial

One of EVE Online's developers once described the new player experience with the line "Welcome to EVE, here's a Rubik's cube, go f**k yourself," and he...

EVE Evolved: What else is coming to EVE Online in November?

Recently I've been looking at how EVE Online will be affected by the introduction of free-to-play "alpha clone" accounts in its upcoming November expansion, but there's a...

EVE Evolved: Fixing EVE’s New Player Experience (again)

It's become almost a running joke in the comments of articles that EVE Online is a great game to read about but not nearly...

EVE Evolved: Could achievements save EVE’s new player experience?

EVE Online has always been a very long-term game, with players setting goals that often take months to achieve and forming friendships over the...

EVE Evolved: Exploring EVE’s ‘new opportunities’

This week saw the first concrete reveal of EVE Online's potentially revolutionary new Opportunities system, which promises to replace the current tutorial with a...