Official Site: Paladins
Studio: Hi-Rez Studios
Launch Date: N/A
Genre: Shooter
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4

Second Wind: The problem with World of Warcraft’s Dragonflight’s class design

It's time for part two of this four part Second Wind series on revisiting World of Warcraft after many years away. In the first...

Tarisland says male mages and female paladins are the next step in gender-unlocking

We're down to the last of Tencent's announced dev blogs for Tarisland focusing on how the studio has tweaked the game between the last...
Trans rights city.

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on new job abilities for Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail

I'm not going to lie: It feels as if Dawntrail kind of leaped into action with the Final Fantasy XIV fandom. The fan festival...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: 10 times World of Warcraft was killed forever

As many of you reading this may know, World of Warcraft is a game that launched and then immediately died forever. It then proceeded...

Vague Patch Notes: When MMO designers build traps for players

So last week, I spent a whole lot of words talking about what "the meta" actually means when it comes to MMOs. Put very...

Neverwinter’s Spelljammer module sends players into Wildspace with today’s launch

As promised, today is patch day for Cryptic's Neverwinter, in spite of the shadow of studio layoffs hanging over the company thanks to Embracer's...

Neverwinter details Spelljammer’s updates to boons, the Paladin class, and several UI elements

It's easy to get lost in the sauce of Neverwinter's upcoming Spelljammer module being mostly about riding the titular airship around areas of Wildspace,...

BlizzCon 2023: WoW Classic panel reveals Cataclysm, Hardcore, and Season of Discovery

Despite shouts of "Classic Plus!" coming from the crowd at BlizzCon, Blizzard resolutely pushed forward the more predictable path for World of Warcraft Classic:...

Neverwinter previews Spelljammer’s Defense of the Moondancer trial

On Halloween, Cryptic rather abruptly announced Spelljammer, Neverwinter's next module, for November 7th. In addition to adding a new adventure zone and overhauls of...

Massively Overthinking: The ‘elements’ of MMOs

MOP reader Nibbana recently posed us a fun question: "As I play my Scrapper in Guild Wars 2, I thought to myself, man, I...
The stars are over Dun Morogh.

WoW Factor: What would World of Warcraft ‘Classic Plus’ even look like?

So before I start this column, I want to make something very clear: I do not for one moment, in my heart of hearts,...

WoW Factor: Long-shot potential additions for World of Warcraft’s next expansion

Last time we were here, I wound up just talking about potential class and race additions for the next World of Warcraft expansion. As...

WoW Factor: Potential features for the next World of Warcraft expansion

Last week I talked about potential destinations for the next World of Warcraft expansion, which is actually a pretty short list when you think...

Hi-Rez Studio president adjusts a contract rider for voice actors after being called out for potential AI use

If you've been on gaming Twitter anytime recently, you might have seen a thread started by voice actor Henry Schrader that was calling attention...

The Daily Grind: What MMO class concepts need a complete refresh?

Not all tropes are bad. Familiar patterns ease us into unfamiliar settings and systems, and so I understand why MMO developers aren't constantly reinventing...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever run MMO dungeons with a one-class group?

A few weeks ago, MOP's Colin mentioned that he's fond of Guild Wars 2 strikes specifically because there's no gear requirement or meta rules,...

The MOP Up: Destiny 2 will compensate fan whose art was misappropriated for a cutscene

Bungie has major egg on its face after a recent Destiny 2 cutscene was found to have copied fan art from a couple of...

Here’s how WoW Classic’s newly unveiled Hardcore servers will work

As we reported in May, World of Warcraft Classic is adopting the hugely popular Classic Hardcore server ruleset for future implementation. And while we...

SMITE, Paladins company Hi-Rez is hit by layoffs following major restructuring and new CEO

Hi-Rez's Stewart Chisam has announced a major restructure of the company and its multiple online games studios - and unfortunately, it includes layoffs. Chisam wrote...

Four Winds: The Artist has become my favorite support class in Lost Ark

Here's a thought experiment: How would have Anakin Skywalker turned out if he had grown up on planet covered in paint rather than coarse,...