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Open PvP MMORPG A3 gets a new battle royale lease on life as mobile MMO A3: Still Alive

Are you familiar with the PC MMORPG A3? Neither am I, but apparently it's something of a PK nightmare with open PvP the...
Remember, he's bigger and stronger than you, but you're smaller and weaker!

Vague Patch Notes: Why the social penalty for open PvP in MMOs never works

One of the most important things to have when you're thinking about games and their design is reference material. It's one of the things...
DID YOU PICK UP THE QUEST?!

There are no more PvP servers in World of Warcraft

It finally happened. After years of people claiming that it was happening whenever any change was made to PvP servers that the complainer didn't...

Deep-diving Gloria Victis’ swordplay and siege warfare

We’re in the midst of a sort of sandbox renaissance, with numerous sandbox titles under development and more seeming to scuttle out of the...
Ramp everything.

PAX East 2017: Jumping and climbing through Chronicles of Elyria’s pre-alpha

I admit to my weakness: Despite years and years of games using it again and again, I still enjoy the simple gameplay benefits of...

Exclusive: Indie sandbox El Somni Quas on free-for-all PvP, races, classes, housing, and more

Back in December, we published an exclusive dev diary about El Somni Quas, an indie sandbox from a Czech studio that actually cut...
I definitely didn't do it.

Tree of Life turns PvP into a factionalized affair

If you're not a fan of open PvP, you'll probably be quite happy that Tree of Life has waved farewell to open PvP...
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

The Daily Grind: Is there anything that could get you to enjoy free-for-all looting PvP?

Some of you out there already like free-for-all PvP in which all of your stuff can be taken by whosoever chooses to kill you...

Divergence Online adds consensual PvP server stretch goal

Yesterday, we published a detailed interview with Ethan Casner, one of the devs behind Star Wars Galaxies-inspired Divergence Online. The response...

Divergence Online’s Ethan Casner on SWG 2.0, open PvP, and edgelords

Star Wars Galaxies-inspired indie sandbox Divergence Online busted out its third alpha and third crowdfunding campaign last week, prompting many of...

Worlds Adrift gets a full gameplay trailer

Last Friday, Bossa Studios teased a trailer for its new Worlds Adrift trailer. Today, we got a look at the real deal,...

Albion Online’s missions are like quests, but not exactly

Top-down PvP sandbox Albion Online has released a new video highlighting the game's missions and factions. Lead designer Robin Henkys and technical...
It's the same old song, and with no different meanings.

World of Warcraft’s Ashran expands to a new area in patch 6.2

If you've been taking part in the battles over Ashran in World of Warcraft, it's understandable that you could be a little tired...
Boat status = on one.

ArcheAge outlines the battles in the Sea of Graves

So what sort of nautical nonsense can you get up to in the most recent ArcheAge update? How about beating back a...

El Somni Quas draws upon classic Ultima Online for an old-school MMO experience

It's interesting to see how players who have grown up under the influence of certain MMOs are now making their own games drawing from...
I don't know what's going on in this picture and I honestly don't wish to.

Salem isn’t dead! It’s launching June 17th

Salem might have slipped off of your radar over the past few years. It's a permadeath, open-PvP sandbox that fell into the perpetual beta...

Sword and Bored: Poof! Poof! Poof! Poof!

Realizing that open PvP servers are wretched hives of scum and villainy, Mo decides to reroll.

Linkrealms reboots as an open PvP server

As the name of the brand-new Phoenix server implies, Linkrealms is rising from the ashes of oblivion to deliver a fresh experience for...

Mortal Online has ‘a few thousand’ active players

Ever wondered how many people are playing Mortal Online? Star Vault CEO Henrik Nystrom was unexpectedly candid about the question on...

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