rvr

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 Survivalist: So Funcom’s DUNE will be a survival game, not an MMO

Remember back in February of last year when we learned that Funcom inked an exclusive deal for at least three games based on...
All those darn crows refuse to stay airborne.

Fight or Kite: MMO PvP needs to be memorable or it’s not worth the bother

The best combat-related moments I’ve had in gaming were always surprising feats or wild encounters with other players. They weren’t always victories, but those...

The MOP Up: Dofus gives its 2020 roadmap

After a wild 15th year anniversary, Dofus is prepared to crank out a great 2020. The game's roadmap outlined the upcoming year (brought...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...

Korean MMORPG Summoners War: Chronicle launches globally in 2020

We're positive you won't remember this because we sure didn't, but at G-Star way back in 2017, Com2uS trotted a bunch of its...

Get your PvP on with Elder Scrolls Online’s Midyear Mayhem event

Just a month ago we were all about peace on earth and presents and goodwill. Well, that's over now. Now you have to scramble...

Saga of Lucimia announces tentative launch date of Q4 2021

Over the course of 2019, Saga of Lucimia went relatively quiet on the publicity front. It closed its pre-order store for stage...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMORPG content roadmaps

You know what word I love to hear from MMORPG developers? Roadmap. If you're a millennial or older, you surely remember roadtrip life before...

Interview: Star Trek Online’s Jarrod Fisher looks back on 10 years of MMO trekkin’

If you haven't heard the word yet, this year marks the 10th anniversary of Star Trek Online, which released way back in...

Here’s how Crowfall’s spellbook and passive skills are changing in the February revamp

Crowfall is back this week with another new dev diary, this one building on the UI changes coming in February (as...

Black Desert Mobile adds GvG Siege Wars and prepares for the arrival of the Sorceress class

It's a bit of what's new and a bit of what's next for Black Desert Mobile fans as the latest update has brought...

Warframe previews Odalisk, promises to improve Kuva Liches

Warframe's Devstream 136 was once more packed with plenty for fans of the action shooter to soak in. There was survey results to...

Neverwinter’s Infernal Descent tabletop-inspired adventure is live on PC today

PWE and Cryptic have dropped some pretties for PC MMO fans today with the arrival of the Infernal Descent update in Neverwinter, this...

RuneScape previews upcoming War’s Retreat PvM hub, hires former WildStar dev Mike Donatelli

Care to beat up some bosses for shinies? That sounds like the usual gameplay loop for nearly every MMORPG ever, but the new War's...

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...

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