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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.

Diablo III’s 18th season arrives on August 23 and StarCraft II opens its BlizzCon 2019 War Chest

The lesser-loved Blizzard titles are back in our spotlight. Regrettably, I'm not talking about The Lost Vikings, but instead I'm referring to Diablo...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

The Soapbox: No, the MMO genre is not dead – but it could use a little positivity

One of my favorite idioms is "dead as a doornail." It always reminds me of the time I got sent out of my 10th...

Fight or Kite: Guild Wars 2’s best PvP mode isn’t what you think it is – it’s minigames

One could certainly argue that Guild Wars 2’s primary focus is that of a PvE, story driven game. Hell, I’d make that argument....
Space and stuff.

EVE Online’s August patch adds community fittings and enforced peace changes

It can be really hard to get started and figure out how to set up your ships in EVE Online. We can definitely...

Camelot Unchained checks in with work on NPC pathfinding and more in the weekly wrap-up

There's nothing more annoying than seeing NPCs that you need to go somewhere run pell-mell into a giant, obvious wall or some other insurmountable...
Forty-six & 2

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s YoRHa raid

When we got the Return to Ivalice and Crystal Tower raid series in Final Fantasy XIV, it was very obvious where they were...
Select.

EVE Online is on track to set a new world record for largest video game battle

Truly large-scale battles don't come about by sheer accident; they take a lot of planning and coordination to make happen -- especially if you...

The MOP Up: FFXIV hits play on Shadowbringers’ soundtrack

Have your ears been slathered with the luxurious music of Final Fantasy XIV's Shadowbringers this summer? Then good news for you, as Square...

Wings Over Atreia: Aion would make a better TV show than it does a game

It is no secret that Aion has frustrated me significantly to the point I can't even log in and play anymore. I get...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: WoW’s anniversary editions and event speculation

Blizzard has really been pushing the whole anniversary thing for World of Warcraft hard and early this year. On the one hand, I...

Perfect Ten: MMOs of the apocalypse

It's the end of the world as we know it -- and for some reason, we are still gaming. I guess that your investment...

Camelot Unchained floods the beta’s countryside with giants

Be scared. Be very scared. The team at City State Entertainment is going nuts playing with Camelot Unchained's sliders, and the end result...

Crowfall’s July ACE Q&A dissects the Fortunes of War update

The end of July saw Crowfall's latest ACE Q&A session, which was held back on account of J. Todd Coleman's work travel. Both...

EVE Evolved: What injecting chaos means for EVE Online

The past few weeks have been pretty transformative for EVE Online, with the global communications blackout across null-security space revitalising roaming gang PvP...

The MOP Up: The Division 2 takes everyone to the zoo

Everyone likes free stuff, right? And anyone with a soul loves the zoo, too! It is probably a smart marketing tactic, then, that

Neverwinter is revamping pretty much everything about newbie play in Uprising

Perfect World has now discussed multiple facets of Neverwinter's upcoming Uprising module: the appearance system, the new raid, the loot,...
Surprised? Really?

WoW Factor: Content rollouts and relevance in WoW Classic and live

Part of me was tempted to write this column chiefly about the rather baffling idea that Blizzard was surprised by the number of...

Camelot Unchained’s 57th newsletter discusses how features are kept in and cut from MMOs

Camelot Unchained's 57th newsletter dropped this week, providing a run-down of what City State Entertainment has been up to the last month...

Dark Age of Camelot celebrates summer, adds item search tool

It's not a cruel summer for Dark Age of Camelot -- but it is a competitive one. Those looking for a relaxing holiday...

Desert Oasis: A guide to open PvP and grindspot etiquette in the world of Black Desert

Back in my classic Guild Wars days, I was so happy to have the scrimmage system. It was a great way to solve...

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