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Vague Patch Notes: Waiting for the MMORPG endings that are never coming

It took some real courage for Naoki Yoshida to get up and announce that Final Fantasy XIV was ending. After an enormously successful run,...

Palia’s Winterlights festival – the first part of it, anyway – is live alongside new Asia-Pacific servers

As promised, yesterday's Palia update launched Christmas for players in the cozy sandbox pseudo-MMO. "You are just in time for the special Winterlights celebration taking...

Fractured’s devs smacked it with a nerf bat to reduce ‘crazy solo speedy farming’

Fractured Online's been in early access (again) for only a few weeks, but it's already cranking out patches, and the most recent tackles some...

Diablo IV’s Abattoir of Zir is live just in time for another 40% off sale for the game

Blizzard has released Abattoir of Zir for Diablo IV today as promised, granting new challenges for players who have already finished out their season...

Star Wars The Old Republic’s Chains in the Dark update is live – here are the patch notes

Broadsword's latest patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic is live today as promised, and that of course means that the update's patch notes...

Ultima Online preps Christmas and nerfs your old too-long character names

How angry would you be if you logged into your favorite old MMORPG account and found that your name, which you'd used for over...

Overwatch 2’s new hero Mauga is ready to wreck faces starting tomorrow

As promised, Blizzard is raising horn to lips to herald Overwatch 2's Call of the Hunt, which is officially on as of tomorrow, December...
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Vague Patch Notes: MMO gameplay by enhancement

A while back, I was talking in the comments of an article about how bad The Secret World's combat was. It was the game's...

19-year-old EverQuest II’s 20th expansion, Ballads of Zimara, launches today

Don't look now, but EverQuest II's 2023 expansion, Ballads of Zimara, is quietly launching today. Wait, no, look now. Daybreak is quiet, but we...

Mortal Online 2 releases its big Unreal Engine 5 upgrade and gameplay adjusting patch

The time has come for players of Mortal Online 2 to enjoy crispier textures, shinier lights, and nicer-looking skies. The game has fully released...

Guild Wars 2’s weapon proliferation beta has begun as ArenaNet ungates SOTO for alts

It's weapon proliferation day in Guild Wars 2! OK, OK, it's the "Expanded Weapon Proficiency Beta," otherwise known as your first chance to try...
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Project Gorgon dev says it’s catering to older players who remember the golden age of MMOs

Last night's Project Gorgon patch brought cheers to the game's Discord as what was represented as a bug-fixing patch also heavily revamped a skill...
Are we shut down yet?

Shroud of the Avatar prepares to celebrate 10 years of monthly updates in December

It's been almost 10 years since Shroud of the Avatar started making monthly updates - since December 2013 by Catnip Games' reckoning, which is...
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Vague Patch Notes: The myth of the ‘first’ MMORPG

One of the things I like to joke about every so often is various myths about the history of MMOs, and a lot of...

The Realm Online returns yet again with a ‘reimagined’ version of this classic MMO

While it looked as though fans of classic MMORPGs would be losing one of the oldest titles on the market this year, some business...

Tower of Fantasy releases a new area, new character, and new events in Butterfly in the Abyss update

Fans of the shared world RPG Tower of Fantasy can now enjoy their trip to the Forbidden County as the game's Butterfly in the...

Palia’s latest beta update adds a new character storyline, fresh decor, and a quirky critter

Happy patch day for Palia! It looks as if you'll be joined by a new character for Thanksgiving: Her name is Subira. "This patch...

Mabinogi’s big Beyond quality-of-life update is live as Nexon promises more for December 14

This week brought yet another bout of quality-of-life improvements to the anime MMO Mabinogi in the form of the Beyond update, which brings some...
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Vague Patch Notes: How does an MMORPG studio rebuild trust it shattered?

Earlier this week, Pantheon cancelled its intensely stupid extraction shooter mode. Now, I don't say that it's intensely stupid because I dislike this sort...

Don’t look now but Blizzard has been quietly patching up Heroes of the Storm

When it comes to Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard is putting the "maintenance" back in "maintenance mode" as November 16th saw a new patch...