pve

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

EVE Online details management of the sandbox ecosystem and explains the intention of resource distribution

The one constant in EVE Online is that things are always changing, but sometimes it's not always clear why things are changing.

Choose My Adventure: Albion Online, chestnut logs, and terrible mistakes

I regret to inform you all that my final moments in Albion Online were something of a bellyflop. A number of smaller frustrations...

Bloodlines of Prima is a free-to-play PvP/PvE open world hero shooter MMORPG

OK, I confess that the headline for this one sounds like Bloodlines of Prima tossed all of the MMO sub-genres into a blender,...

Massively on the Go: How Pokemon Go is improving without all the ‘go’

We've briefly covered some of Pokemon Go's new changes in light of recent non-fun viral events, and in today's Massively on the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Speculating on Guild Wars 2’s Cantha expansion features

I never thought I’d be saying this with a straight face, but yes, Guild Wars 2 is finally going to Cantha! This...

World of Warships’ exercises and recipes, World of Tanks’ overhaul, and War Thunder’s movie set

Welp, here's something I've never seen before: An online game is offering up workouts and recipes that players can do from home while under...
GREEEEEEEN

World of Warcraft adds in Legacy Loot mode for Legion raids and dungeons

As the saying goes, it's better late than never. Adding in Legacy Loot for World of Warcraft's prior expansion (Legion) certainly feels late...

Massively Overthinking: What do you hoard in MMORPGs?

Last week, online gamers made headlines for hoarding toilet paper. No, not in real life - in Fallout 76. Way to embrace...

Revelation Online’s Skyward World is live today with the new progression system

While the Book of Enchantments sounds a bit like an old '80s high fantasy Muppet show (that I would totally watch by the way),...

Saga of Lucimia shows off over two hours of stage three alpha gameplay

If you've got time to kill (and most of us do) and are following the progress of Saga of Lucimia, then the developers...

EVE Online addresses cheaters, elaborates on tomorrow’s faction war updates

EVE Online has a whole lot to talk about, both on its official site and in the weekly EVE Pulse video series. This...

The Survivalist: Last Oasis virtual dev tour highlights nomadic life and offline safety

At this stage of the survival genre game, you need more than just a novel idea for the setting. You need unique features to...

Into the Super-verse: Getting started with Champions Online in 2020

The sharp rise and fall of Champions Online back in 2009 resulted in a game that's made for an easy target of jokes...

Microsoft is using cloud computing to make unbeatable raid bosses

My experience in fighting raid bosses isn't one of overcoming AI so much as learning dance steps; seeing wind-ups for abilities or telegraphs for...
Do you really want to hurt me?

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Warlords of Draenor

Oh barf. Yes, folks, it... it had to happen. We had to get to this expansion. I know, none of us really want to. World of Warcraft...

New World details how players will battle the PvE baddies known as The Corrupted

So, you can't just gank everyone you see in New World anymore. That means there's no sense of danger, right? Yeah, not so...
Big ideas.

Vague Patch Notes: Complaining about MMOs you don’t play

All right, folks, it's time to talk. And we're going to start by talking about Guild Wars 2, a game I used to play...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Avorion, Naïca, Pocket Mortys, Mighty Party, Neopets, Uncharted Waters Online, and Wolf Team

Welcome back to another roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent games you’ve (probably) never heard of -- or have totally forgotten about until now!...

More and more MMOs are offering sales and events during the coronavirus pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, MMOs and other MMO-adjacent games and studios continue to react, bringing their staffs home and offering bonuses...

The Stream Team: Raiding SWTOR datacrons on Quesh and Ilum

Massively OP's Larry and MJ are starting to run out of datacrons to hunt in SWTOR. What will they do when all their crazy...

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