skills

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about ‘oh shit’ buttons in MMOs?

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I hate "oh shit" buttons! Justin and I were joking about this on a podcast a while back, but I mean it quite seriously. I...

Book of Travels’ skills aren’t the same-old, same-old

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When you think of skills in MMORPGs, you most likely envision combat abilities. Fighting, after all, is 90% of what MMO design seems to...

EVE Evolved: Three tricks to maximize your free-to-play EVE Online account

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It's now been almost one year to the day that EVE Online officially got a limited free-to-play option, and it's certainly been a boon...
This is your skillset.

The Black Death outlines the new profession system that starts you off as a plague doctor

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There are no medical exams to pass when you start a new character in the next patch of The Black Death. You get to...
Train, train away.

Crowfall explains the concepts behind skill trees and time banks

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Do you like dragging yourself out of bed at three in the morning because something has finished in a game and you need to...
Get a charge

Take a look at Path of Exile’s new Charged Dash skill in action

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Charged Dash is a new skill coming to Path of Exile, and when you read about how it works it probably seems a little...

Ship of Heroes fires up a red-hot powerset

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Meanwhile, in the deep void of space, a fire has broken out on a starship. Jets of flame and a rain of red-hot meteors...

Preview: Behind the gates of RuneScape’s Menaphos, opening today

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One of the worst teases in a game for me is to see a place and not be able to go and explore it....
Practice makes something!

EVE Online is adding smaller skill injectors for newer players

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The changes to PLEX for EVE Online make it easier to buy small chunks, sell small chunks, and not have all of it get...
From a certain point of view.

Crowfall adds skill loadout customization

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Thanks to a new update, Crowfall is giving its players more freedom than before in customizing their own playstyle. The focus here is on...
That's not so special.

Revelation Online explains the leveling and advancement of Special Skills

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Your normal skills in Revelation Online are what you use for 90% of the game, obviously. That's why they're normal skills, after all. You...

Working As Intended: A tour of 19-year-old Ultima Online

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Wanna feel old? Three years ago, I wrote a Second Wind piece for Massively-that-was on Ultima Online, which had recently been turned over to Broadsword...
There are no spoilers in this image.

Guild Wars 2 warns of incoming balance adjustments

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Will Guild Wars 2 ever attain perfect balance with all of its classes and skills? Probably not, but such is the way of all...

EverQuesting: Researching for your free EverQuest II skill upgrades

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Who doesn't like free? Because I certainly do! And today is all about getting stuff for free in EverQuest II. Sadly, I don't mean...
There were some decent tabletop Star Trek games, but no.

Perfect Ten: What your MMO character type says about you

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Every MMO has character classes. Every single one. You might rail against this by pointing out that there are several games out there with...
I get the temptation, but you are not actually a captain.

Interview: The scoop on Star Trek Online’s skill redesign

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I make no secret of the fact that I'm very fond of Star Trek Online, but I also make no secret of the fact...
Build that skill up.

Star Trek Online is overhauling its skill system (again)

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The skill system in Star Trek Online is kind of a hot mess. It always has been, from the game's initial launch skills to...

The six skills your aspiring rogue will employ in The Elder Scrolls Online’s Thieves Guild DLC

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Enterprising rogues will be pursuing six new skills once The Elder Scrolls Online's Thieves Guild DLC launches next month: Finders Keepers for spotting treasures,...

Crowfall explains its skill system with an extensive FAQ

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When Crowfall launches, it plans to have upwards of 1,500 skills available for players to choose and train. Before your eyes cross just thinking...
Next on the skill list, Subduction.

Path of Exile shows off the Earthquake skill for big melee hits

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When Path of Exile launches its Ascendancy expansion, your character builds will have new skills to play with, and many of those new skills...

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