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It's actually fine.

Wisdom of Nym: No, Final Fantasy XIV reliability isn’t a bad thing

There's a common criticism of Final Fantasy XIV that I frequently see and agree with. The argument goes that basically, five years out from...
Where do we go now

World of Warcraft is shifting the unlocks of artifact power and adding cross-faction elixirs

Remember when World of Warcraft launched and the developers specifically ensured that Forsaken and Human players couldn't speak with one another to keep a...

Chaos Theory: Secret World Legends has a Krampusnacht content gift – here’s your guide

Whoot! Secret World Legends delivered a nice surprise gift for Krampusnacht 2018: new content! As in, new new, not returning-from-TSW new. Not just...
Shocking!

Dungeons and Dragons Online sells out $300 season passes, talks Sharn expansion

Wondering just who -- if anyone -- would plop down $300 for a two-year "season pass" to Dungeons and Dragons Online? Turns...

LOTRO loses its lead designer, starts Yuletide with two new instances

Santa's bringing both coal and presents to Lord of the Rings Online players this Christmas. First, the coal. Long-time Lead Designer Ben "Dr Octothorpe"...
Overpowered.

LOTRO tests new Anvil of Winterstith raid, Beorning and Burglar changes

Would you rather be mauled by a bear or backstabbed by a Burglar? Either way, your hypothetical future is about to get a lot...

Lord of the Rings Online addresses player suggestions, basks in the glow of college class presentations

Lord of the Rings Online players collaborated recently on a list of suggestions for fixes and features in the MMO, and Standing Stone...

World of Warcraft’s Tide of Vengeance update goes live today

Facing down an impatient and unsatisfied World of Warcraft community, Blizzard is firing off the biggest bullet it can this holiday season with...

World of Warcraft preps to unlock Battle for Dazar’alor and previews post-BFA content

We're four days away from the release of World of Warcraft's Tides of Vengeance content update, and Blizzard has posted a new...

Hyperspace Beacon: Why PVPers are abandoning SWTOR – again

I don't usually like to jump into the PvE-v-PvP debate because no one wins, but I have started to see an exodus of PvPers...

Enter to win a MapleStory 2 Founder Pack Explorer code in honor of the Skybound expansion launch

As previewed, the first part of the Skybound expansion is live in MapleStory 2 today, complete with the brand-new Soul Binder class,...
Being back in Azeroth might be a little more reassuring.

RIFT opens up the game’s Fae Yule event on its test servers

It's not exactly a fun time to be a RIFT fan. The team reduction and ambiguity about the game's future following the unexpected...
Not pictured: Rabbits. We don't know what they'll look like yet.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV will let you pet the rabbits

The first Final Fantasy XIV fan festival this year seem to have been an exercise in subverting player expectations, albeit with subtlety. Six prior...

The Stream Team: Raiding ARK: Extinctions drops

Drops on ARK: Extinction are quite different than on any of the other maps. Instead of a floating box gracefully descending for a survivor...
Feel free to put the quotes in the comments.

Final Fantasy XIV details the sculpting of Yiazmat

The Return to Ivalice raid series is ending in patch 4.5, but Final Fantasy XIV players still have more time to catch up on...

Blade & Soul previews the dungeons arriving in Theater of Mystery

It may be safely concluded that the eponymous Theater of Mystery in Blade & Soul's update of the same name does not refer to...
It's right there.

The Nexus Telegraph: What other MMOs should learn from WildStar’s demise

The shutdown of WildStar stings in a way that other shutdowns haven't. It's hardly the first game I've covered closely that has stepped away...
luls

Vague Patch Notes: Having fun in an MMO doesn’t actually mean it’s any good

It appears that Fallout 76 has become the latest in a long line of games that launched too early with ill-defined goals, trying to...
Tell me lies

Vague Patch Notes: Accessibility vs. relevance in MMORPGs

You know that old chestnut about how the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist? The greatest trick...
Not so different.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Blue Mage is balanced right, even if you don’t like that

This extra this week entirely comes from me doing the intellectual equivalent of pouring a mixture of lemon juice and salt directly into an...

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