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PvE stands for player-vs.-environment, where environment is generally taken to mean the world, NPCs, and AI.

Star Citizen previews derelict settlements and a new dynamic event arriving in Alpha 3.17.2

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Alpha 3.17 of Star Citizen is going to be getting a patch soon, and in that patch players can look forward to a couple...
Somebody thinks that's neat!

Aion EU previews more PvP and a new character sprint event for patch 8.3

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Are you looking forward to Aion patch 8.3 on the EU servers? If your answer is "no, I stopped playing that game ages ago,"...

Vindictus opens the Cavern of Enmity raid and hands players free gear for the summer

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The latest raid added to Vindictus features a suitably dramatic name and a lady who was sealed inside of it for unexplained reasons, and...

Dungeons and Dragons Online goes prehistoric with Isle of Dread launch

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Watch out for the enormous piles of dino doo-doo, and welcome to Isle of Dread! Dungeons and Dragons Online brought the classic D&D module...

Guild Wars 2 previews better strike mission rewards, class tweaks, and a new system for raid accessibility

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ArenaNet just dropped a fresh studio update and a state of the game blog for Guild Wars 2, featuring check-ins from Game Director Josh...

Interview: ArcheAge’s Ham Young Jin on the Great Prairie, the western build, and beyond

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ArcheAge is on the cusp of a big update this week as the Great Prairie releases on June 23rd, bringing with it a huge...

The Daily Grind: How much time do you spend doing non-combat stuff in MMOs?

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If you don't watch our streams, you might not have noticed that MOP's Chris and MJ kicked off a series this year in which...

Diablo IV talks up player choice in PvE and endgame while Diablo Immortal rakes in $24M in revenue

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The devs of Diablo IV are hitting the press trail, putting out interviews and previews of the multiplayer ARPG ahead of its 2023 release...
And the crowd goes mild.

Overwatch 2 shares seasonal patch plans from its October launch with PvE planned for 2023

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The wait is not yet over for Overwatch 2, but it's getting close to being over... assuming you were mostly waiting for the PvP,...

Fractured revamps Aerhen, magic staves, and city raids in today’s CBT update

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Dynamight Studios is continuing to pump new and renovated content into Fractured Online as the closed beta pushes forward. Today's release for testers is...

Zenith releases its dungeon-filled Celestial Throne update today – here are the patch notes

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Today is the day when VR MMO Zenith unleashes its big Celestial Throne content update, which is being billed by the devs at RamenVR...

Lineage II Aden kicks off a Baium’s Raid event that promises shiny loot and buffs

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Video games have taught me that when an ominous-looking mystical tower that's nearly shattering to pieces from some malefic power appears, it probably needs...

Perfect Ten: The 10 NPCs you meet in MMORPGs

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Is there a figure in online games that more symbolizes the thin barrier between the server database and user playerbase than the non-player character?...

Swords of Legends Online is bringing more story, new zones, and revamped raid loot in its next update

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Update 2.1 is on the horizon for Swords of Legends Online, and publisher Gameforge is promising it will be a "killer update," with more...

ARK 2 heralds a 2023 release window in new trailer and opens up a Steam page

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While ARK: Survival Evolved is most certainly still a thing - the survivalbox released a new map earlier this week - there's still the...

Massively Overthinking: ‘Every MMO inconvenience is someone else’s game’

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A while back, someone in our comments (I can't find it again, so I can't remember who!) dug up a quote from Raph Koster...

Riot says Legends of Runeterra’s pivot from PvE to PvP is about scope and studio balance, not underperformance

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Last week, Riot Games sent eyebrows flying skyward as it essentially announced a pivot from Legends of Runeterra's Path of Champions PvE mode toward...
mmm whatchu saaaaay

Perfect Ten: The stupid reasons I have had for sacrificing sleep for MMOs

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One of the most useful pieces of advice that I've gotten regarding making decisions for the future is also the simplest: Imagine yourself taking...
Not allowed!

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about PvP design, deific lore, and characterization

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Players are loving the new Duty Support feature in Final Fantasy XIV according to Naoki Yoshida. A recent interview with the producer and director...
Looks like a nice enough garden.

Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning prepares new events for the game and celebrates eight years

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Things are getting deadly in Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning starting on June 10th. Except... actually, they're sort of not? They're getting anti-deadly? Undeadly?...

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