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High Treason is a low-fantasy PvP MMO with an optional permadeath mode

Just in case you're among those who are opining that MMORPGs are too easy and not hardcore enough, there's another incoming title to serve...

Desert Arena: First impressions of Shadow Arena, the Diet Black Desert of battle royales

Did someone just cast Arcane Echo? Because this'll be our second piece on Shadow Arena this week, following its deep-dive by our...

Hardcore sandbox MMO Trials of Ascension is back under a new team – with yet another Kickstarter

You folks remember Trials of Ascension, right? The hardcore permadeath sandbox MMO with all the messy Kickstarters and drama? The one whose...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five ideas for special servers in Lord of the Rings Online

At PAX East recently, Standing Stone Games teased some details of Lord of the Rings Online's future. I'm going to hold off...

Massively Overthinking: How could MMOs combat endgame rushing?

Rushers, content locusts, world-firsters: Whatever you want to call them, these folks are both a boon and a bane for MMORPGs. They buy the...

Dungeons and Dragons Online’s next Hardcore League and new permadeath server are here

Dungeons and Dragons Online is having a good 2020, first with its 64-bit client and Alchemist class - and now with the...

Dungeons and Dragons Online’s 2020 roadmap includes Shifter race and Feywild expansion

What do you want in your Dungeons and Dragons Online this year? Whether it be a new permadeath server, an expansion pack, a...

Dungeons and Dragons Online begins testing the Alchemist class, addresses balance concerns

With a penchant for potions and poisons, the Alchemist might not be welcome at most frat parties, but in Dungeons and Dragons Online...

The Division 2 reveals early Episode 3 details, Hardcore Mode stats, and a new cosmetics lootbox

The latest State of the Game roundup from The Division 2 has a number of details for players of the co-op shooter, including...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...

The Division 2’s Title Update 6.1 is bringing Hardcore Mode and the Situation: Snowball seasonal event

Just because the Washington, D.C., of The Division 2's fiction is under siege doesn't mean that Agents can't enjoy a bit of holiday...
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Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO surprises of 2019

After 10 years of covering MMORPG news, I can assure you that I am still fired up to keep doing this. One of the...

DDO wraps up its permadeath server run with an after party

The first run of Dungeons and Dragons Online's permadeath server -- officially known as the Hardcore League -- has officially come to...
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Perfect Ten: The many flavors of MMO PvP

Not so long ago (so, at the rate news has come out since then, what feels like decades ago) I wrote a column about...

The end of Dungeons and Dragons Online’s permadeath server approaches

As the mound of slowly decaying corpses pile up on Dungeons and Dragons Online's permadeath server, players only have a few more weeks...

Perfect Ten: Solo prequel games to MMORPGs

When studios go about making MMORPGs, risk comes along with the effect as a matter of course. The only question is how to reduce...

The Daily Grind: How would you make a special MMO ruleset server?

Lately there's been some friction over in Lord of the Rings Online due to what players see as mishandling and miscommunication over...

LOTRO Legendarium: The bold life of a player chicken

When you get a little bored of the normal questing flow or dungeon hopping in Lord of the Rings Online, there are plenty...

Dungeons and Dragon Online pumps out a Sharn-themed adventure pack

It's Patch Day for Dungeons and Dragons Online. So what does the GM have planned for adventurers in Eberron? Why, it's a...

One Shots: My other car is a ravenous dragon

Sure, in your normal, mundane life you drive a Prius hatchback, but in your virtual existence, you enjoy a ride that's a bit more...

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