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EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s comms blackout will lead to absolute anarchy

All hell is about to break loose in EVE Online for the territorial alliances waging wars in the depths of space following some...
Space and stuff.

EVE North 2019: A huge battle once broke out in EVE Online, but not a single player was involved

Massive battles are the norm for sci-fi MMO EVE Online, with players routinely clashing in their hundreds or thousands over territorial claims...

EVE Evolved: How working with NPCs could improve EVE Online

While EVE Online is primarily based around the conflicts that arise between groups of players competing in the same virtual universe, the New...
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Crowfall Q&A turns its focus to NPC creation

Don't be fooled by the PvP nature of Crowfall -- the game world (or worlds, plural) will feature many NPCs to add flavor...

EVE Evolved: The Agency could revolutionise casual PvE in EVE Online

Though EVE Online has a reputation as a cut-throat PvP sandbox where anything goes, the fuel that fires its conflict engine has always...
But not of-the-year material.

The Daily Grind: Who are your favorite MMO NPCs to hate?

The first really story-heavy MMO I played was arguably Guild Wars, and while it's been many years I still remember talking with other...

EVE Fanfest 2017: EVE Online plans amazing new PvE gameplay

Today's EVE Online is a far cry from the empty but hopeful sandbox released back in 2003, having constantly re-invented itself for over 14...
The Twilight Zone S1E1

Edengrad adds in more reactive NPC mechanics

Even in a post-apocalyptic setting like Edengrad, it's important for NPCs to fill out the world and make it feel more alive. However,...

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...

EVE Vegas 2016: Bridging the gap between PvE and PvP

While EVE Online is typically thought of as a cutthroat PvP game, players spend a substantial amount of time engaged in PvE activities...
The vaguely threatening capital blob!

EVE Online goes to the pirates in late June

The EVE Online update that's launching on June 28th is bringing new capital ships into the mix, and they aren't coming from...

Albion Online’s Heretics will poach you for your skull if you’re not careful

One of the first groups of PvE enemies that Albion Online adventurers will encounter in the game is the Heretic faction. This is...
Oh, these bugs.

Final Fantasy XIV previews the upcoming Gnath beast tribe quests

Even if you've never played Final Fantasy XIV, you can probably make a decent guess about how the Gnath work. They're little insectoid...
HAVE AT YE, FOUL TREE STUMP!

Gloria Victis alpha patch adds NPC battles and resource depletion

The player characters in Gloria Victis are not the only moving pieces in the game world. Even without players there, NPCs are still...

EVE Evolved: Three things you don’t want to miss in 2016

In the previous edition of EVE Evolved, I looked back at some of the big highlights EVE Online throughout 2015. It was a year that...
I have been called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the world grows cold and dim.

Crowfall shares a little lore behind the First Crow

Who is the First Crow? He is a figure of some notoriety in Crowfall. He is eternal. He is unchanging. He is nothing....

EVE Vegas 2015: The future of PvE in EVE Online

While the focus of EVE Vegas 2015 was definitely on the new Citadel structures and the capital ship overhaul coming next spring, the...

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