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Hooray, no shouting LFG for hours, that's enticing.

Check out Anthem’s day-one patch notes as BioWare puts an end to gear farm cheesing

It just wouldn't be an MMO or pseudo-MMO launch without a day-one patch, now would it? Thanks to a leaker on Reddit, we've got patch...
OFF WITH HIS KNEES

Gloria Victis introduces movable catapults, streamlines crafting system

For Valentine's Day, the folks at Gloria Victis gave their players a rather unconventional present: movable catapults. Sure, they may not be able...
Blocky

Vague Patch Notes: On play conditioning and the lecture of experience in MMOs

Yes, it's another week in which we talk about abstract concepts that underpin the way we play video games, this time inspired by a...

Love and war collide in Black Desert Online’s latest update

Whether you're a lover or a fighter, the latest Black Desert Online update has something for you. Just in time for Valentine's Day,...

SWTOR’s Wretched Hive update sends players into the lair of the Geonosian Queen today

The latest update for Star Wars: The Old Republic, GU 5.10.1: The Wretched Hive, is live today, bringing with it a brand-new lair...
Keeping your garden.

Final Fantasy XIV releases Hydratos in patch 4.55 and updates its conduct rules

It's time to finish up Eureka in Final Fantasy XIV, as today marks the release of the fourth and final area, Hydratos....

Shroud of the Avatar’s cash shop is now dispensing buffs when you buy stuff

Shroud of the Avatar players dipping their toes into Release 62 for the first time might want to take a peek at the...

PlanetSide Arena’s latest build comes to the closed beta test

A huge patch is coming to PlanetSide Arena's closed beta servers, and Daybreak is hoping that the changes therein will make this battle royale experience...

The Division 2’s private beta test is underway through next week

You've heard of an open beta, you've heard of a closed beta, but what the heck is a "private beta?" Sounds a little iffy,...

The first of Ultima Online’s planned 2019 high seas updates has hit the test server

At the start of the new year, Ultima Online did its level best to disrupt my plans to take a break from subbing...
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...
We may also not be in Telara, either.

RIFT delivers a small patch, points to ‘future content releases’

Out of Gamigo's purchases from Trion Worlds, RIFT has fared especially poorly with very little in the way of development (or developers) in...

Classic Guild Wars just got another quality-of-life update and new Complete Collection edition

Although often overshadowed by its more modern little brother, ArenaNet's classic MMO Guild Wars is still trucking along in maintenance mode,...

Black Desert explains Cron Stone prices and ups some horse prices

A letter from Pearl Abyss Executive Producer Jae-hee Kim gives Black Desert players the scoop on what the heck is going on...

LOTRO hints at Minas Morgul with new skirmish event

One of the big content drops reportedly coming to Lord of the Rings Online this year is the opening of Minas Morgul --...
Good thing this isn't ever predatory or awful in the real world and thus should totally be brought over, huh?

Legends of Aria pulls controversial item from in-game store as dungeon patch and anti-gank spell go live

This week we've been covering the unfolding concern over Legends of Aria's newly instituted in-game store, specifically the release of a power...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 62 brings housing improvements and back-slot gear changes

The folks at Portalarium want everyone in Shroud of the Avatar to experience the joys of home ownership, which is why one...

Vague Patch Notes: How to recognize MMO lies from quite a long way away

One of the most consistently weird elements of covering MMOs is that there's a very simple and yet incredibly odd metric of knowing if...

Overwatch’s new Paris map is live on the PTR

The city of lights will soon be lit up in an entirely different sense as Overwatch players take to the streets of the...
There are lots of other meanings for the term beta. Do not post them in the comments.

Black Desert adds devour system, privacy mode, and new battle royale classes with Lunar New Year update

Lunar New Year descends on Black Desert today, which means players will be dipping into no less than three events: Cakewalk,...

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