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

Survival MMO Fractured Veil just hit $100K funded on Kickstarter

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Remember Fractured Veil? We covered it earlier this year when developer Paddle Creek was hunting for testers. The game is being billed as an...
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World of Warcraft brings Brewfest around once more in both retail and The Burning Crusade

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Do you feel like celebrating right now in World of Warcraft? No, not so much? Can't imagine why. Let's try a different question: Do you...

Revelation Online’s Demonic War update shifts to an October release window

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Wait, didn't we hear about the Demonic War update for Revelation Online before? Yes, yes we did; back in May 2021, when the update...

The Stream Team: A return to raiding in Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers

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It's been a long time -- a number of years to be precise -- since MOP's Chris has done any of the raid level...

Hearthstone promises a mix of RPG and roguelike when Mercenaries arrives October 12

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There's a new game mode coming to Hearthstone on Tuesday, October 12th, which seeks to blend the CCG's characters with RPG and roguelike elements....

DokeV dev talks about world size, finding Dokebi, multiplayer features, and the pivot away from an MMORPG

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There are a great number of us who are intrigued by DokeV, the colorful multiplayer open world game being crafted by Pearl Abyss full...

Age of Empires IV’s stress test is open to all this weekend

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There are few titles more anticipated in 2021 than Microsoft's Age of Empires IV. Fans of the series are crossing every digit they have...
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Elder Scrolls Online’s Update 32 aims to tackle combat and power creep

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ZeniMax Online Studios is already looking ahead to Elder Scrolls Online's Update 32, which is set to bring major combat changes to the game...

Stick and Rudder: Gaining traction as a newbie in EVE Online

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EVE Online has a reputation for being difficult for new players. The varied, complex systems, some of which are a product of the era...

WoW Classic releases Overlords of Outland, WoW Patch 9.1.5 undergoes additional testing

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The watchword of World of Warcraft this week is "patches." Patches of patches of patches. Miles of patches. Patches of all shapes, sizes, and...

Swords of Legends Online brings extreme dungeons, a hard mode raid, and a Moon Festival tomorrow

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The next update arriving to Swords of Legends Online tomorrow, September 16th, could easily be described as having two halves. On the one side,...

Vampire multiplayer survival title V Rising shows off gameplay and plans a 2021 beta

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V Rising, the multiplayer vampiric survival title from Stunlock Studios (of Battlerite fame) has been doing a lot of talking to this point. Readers...

Perfect Ten: Shapeshifting classes in MMOs

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After my wife and I saw an X-Men movie a while back, we got into a discussion about what mutant power we'd pick for...

Archewood conjures dreams of the 16-bit glory days transported to 2021

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You can understand why very small indie MMO teams might gravitate toward creating SNES-style titles, as the graphics are far easier to work with...
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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s lack of public testing is fine by me

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When the Final Fantasy XIV media tour happens, it'll be the first opportunity anyone outside of Square-Enix has gotten to look at anything related...

Twitch unleashes a lawsuit against two alleged hate raid organizers

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In August we reported on efforts by streamers to call attention to hate raiding and other forms of harassment targeting Black, POC, and LGBT+...

Massively Overthinking: Overcoming barriers-to-exit in MMOs

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About a thousand years ago, I wrote an article on Old Massively called "but I already have that game" about barriers-to-exit: the difficulty of...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Waking Flame DLC and update 31 are live on console today

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It's not every Elder Scrolls Online update that we get to say the best parts are aimed at console players, but it's true this...
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Lineage II Aden brings the Orc Fortress and World Olympiad with today’s patch

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We hope you're ready to fight Flag Guardian Greg in Lineage II Aden. Yes, that's his name. He's Flag Guardian Greg, and he guards the...

Jagex addresses Old School RuneScape’s Group Ironman mode development

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Last week, Old School RuneScape unveiled plans to launch a group-based version of its Ironman mode, allowing small teams to come together to face...

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