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RvR stands for “realm vs. realm,” usually a reference to faction-based player-vs.-player warfare, and frequently (though not always) in the context of more than two realms.

The Game Archaeologist: Super-early versions of MMORPG websites

One of the absolute best things the internet ever generated has been the Internet Wayback Machine. Through this site, snapshots of millions of...

New World just took a hard turn away from a PvP slugfest, and hardcore PvPers are not happy

Even knowing it was slated to arrive, I was still surprised last night when Amazon Game Studios dropped New World's latest dev...
Do this differently.

WoW Factor: There is (not) much to do in World of Warcraft

Here's a fun question for you: How do you count discrete activities in World of Warcraft? It's a more complex concept than you...

The Daily Grind: How would you solve the RvR MMORPG balance problem?

One of the forever problems facing RvR MMORPGs - really any multi-sided PvP MMO, but three-way RvR the most - is the inevitable population...

Black Desert Guardian pre-creation has begun on PC as the Dark Knight snags succession skills

It's patch day across Black Desert! Really, there are so many versions, it's almost always patch day for Black Desert. Here's what's on...
Obviously silly dances are already universal.

Wisdom of Nym: The little-explained lore bits in Final Fantasy XIV

This column, in part, is in honor of a random party member who had never realized that the currency you're picking up in dungeons...

Fight or Kite: Griefing! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

Here we are at the very first Fight or Kite of the New Year and of the decade. With it, let’s discuss something...

Crowfall Q&A talks fundraising, alpha and beta, and War of the Gods features

It's a bit of "second verse same as the first" for the latest version of the ACE Q&A video from Crowfall, but then...

Lost Ark Korea announces personal housing, genderlock removal, and battle royale as part of Season 2

The Korean version of Lost Ark is already gearing up for its next content in Season 2, and there sure is a...

SMITE launches Season 7 on PTS and goes into more detail about the season’s new Joust map

The next season of SMITE is on its way and with it is a new Joust map for players to... well... joust on....

Crowfall preps beta, raises another $12M from investors to bring total funding to $35M

Crowfall's founder update hit the ArtCraft site this afternoon, and it's a doozy. The studio's J Todd Coleman says development progress is "fantastic,"...

Chronicles of Elyria is still working on the botched Settlers of Elyria event – and future events too

Chronicles of Elyria has returned after winter holidays with a new newsletter for backers. As usual, the newsletter is pretty fluffy (I...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 254: New year mysteries

Justin and Bree discuss Ashes of Creation, Camelot Unchained, Guild Wars, the Bless franchise, City of Heroes, LOTRO, SWG Legends, and The Witcher, with mailbag topics on CoH on console, PlanetSide's mismanagement, and a celebratory haiku that prompts some follow-up site discussion!

Guild wars come to Black Desert Mobile in today’s PvP-centric update

If Tuesday patch day feels weird to you for Black Desert Mobile still, then we get you - Wednesday's been the day for...
There is actually quite a lot of this.

Wisdom of Nym: The lore deep cuts we know of in Final Fantasy XIV’s next patch

There's lots of lore to unpack in Final Fantasy XIV. Seriously, I could write a lot about it because the game sets up lots...

J Todd Coleman promises Crowfall will be ‘the most strategic virtual universe’, hints at launch details

A tweet from Crowfall prompted some responses from creative director J Todd Coleman that could perhaps perk a couple of ears, offering...

RuneScape provides some in-character teases of the Warforge Archaeology site

If you're among those invested in the lore of RuneScape, then a post on the game's website from a couple of weeks...

SpatialOS boss Herman Narula believes multiplayer gaming could overtake social media

The methods we interact with one another digitally have grown by leaps and bounds, to be sure. We've moved from AOL IMs to social...

Camelot Unchained to reveal a ‘massive, immersive experience’ this month

What will the new year bring for the long-awaited, long-brewing Camelot Unchained? You might find out sooner rather than later according to...

Black Desert news: Mobile’s Node War pre-season, PS4’s Altar of Blood, and PC’s content update preview

Every edition of Black Desert has something new to show off heading into 2020, whether it's the start of the Node War in...

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