non-combat gameplay

The notes are there, but not the music.

DragonCon 2016: Garriott expounds on Shroud of the Avatar’s farming, food, and fancy footwork

Many people look at a game for its combat, however, there are many who also want a game with a variety of non-combat features....

Here’s how Star Citizen ship repair and maintenance works

One of the things that sets Star Citizen apart from the game industry at large is a virtual world design that provides players with options...

Elder Scrolls Online highlights its non-combat gameplay

If you're curious about non-combat gameplay in Elder Scrolls Online, a new dev blog on Bethesda's official website might be worth reading. Or...

The Soapbox: The fun and frustration of SWTOR’s housing system

When I was a kid, I had far too many Star Wars action figures, vehicles, and playsets. And when I say kid, I actually...

Revival devs talk character creation, whaling, and more

Revival's latest newsletter is essential reading if you've missed any of the fantasy sandbox's developer updates over the past month. Illfonic links...

The Daily Grind: Are you excited for Wander?

Wander kind of surprised me. I've been aware of it for some time, but due to its lack of a launch date and my...

Explorer-centric Wander launches June 4th with new Hira form

Explorers rejoice! On June 4th, those who revel in the non-combat aspects of MMOs will be able to meander aimlessly through the wilds of...
Wander

Leaderboard: Would you play an MMO with no combat?

Recently Worlds Factory published a piece about Wander subtitled "combat isn't the only way." After I finished pumping my fist and saying...
Star Citizen

Star Citizen’s cargo system sounds quite amazing

If your gaming preferences begin and end with combat, you might find the latest Star Citizen design blog pretty boring. If, on the other hand, you...
ArcheAge

The Daily Grind: What’s the last non-combat activity you did in an MMO?

It's no secret that today's MMOs focus almost exclusively on combat. Oh sure, some of them have rudimentary crafting, trading, and housing minigames, but...
Lost Continent - ArcheAge hero tractor

Lost Continent: In which we race ArcheAge tractors for money

So ArcheAge got five additional levels and a dungeon called The Library this week. To which I say, whoop-tee-funking-doo! Don't get me wrong...

Ultima Online is working on a new expansion

Broadsword has today announced that it is working on a new expansion for the classic Ultima Online sandbox. Time of Legends, the devs say in...

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