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Final Fantasy XIV will not release Viera and Hrothgar naming rules ahead of Shadowbringers launch

If you want your Final Fantasy XIV bunny to have a lore-appropriate name, you are going to have to guess. A post on...

Mike Morhaime on why Project Titan became Overwatch: ‘It sort of never really came together’

We have a whole stack of these by now: these retrospectives from former Blizzard folks on what Project Titan could've been,...

Perfect Ten: The MMORPGs boasting the most expansions

In 2018 alone, the MMORPG industry saw no less than 14 major expansions release for various titles, and in 2019 we've had at...
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Final Fantasy XIV releases its patch notes for the Shadowbringers expansion

It's time for patch notes! Sure, players still have a couple of days before Final Fantasy XIV throws wide the gates for early...
Oh gosh.

Hearthstone is removing Vanish and Mind Blast to reinforce class identities

Class identity is kind of a big deal in Hearthstone, since the decks that any given class can field are limited by a...

EVE Online kicks out a QoL update for June that brings repairs to high sec and optimized character rendering

We all love those big ticket, marquee game features when an MMO updates, but sometimes it really is all about the little stuff. The...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 226: On the cusp of FFXIV’s Shadowbringers

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, WoW Rise of Azshara, SWTOR, Camelot Unchained, and Champions Online, with a mailbag question on XIV's endgame.
Marching into range.

Final Fantasy XIV offers a Shadowbringers-themed physical security token

Do you love having an authenticator but hate putting it on your phone? Because the Square-Enix account authenticator is coming back, but now...

World of Warcraft’s Rise of Azshara is live today – check out the cinematic

Today's the day World of Warcraft fans have been waiting for ever since the announcements and reveals last BlizzCon: Patch 8.2, Rise...

Camelot Unchained’s weekly update talks battering rams, status persistence, and doors

If you're looking to Storm the Gates (NSFW for language) of a keep, there's little better a thing to use then a...
The other side.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers early access survival guide

It's the final countdown, people. Final Fantasy XIV will throw wide the gates early in the morning on Friday, and we'll all be...
Ah, good, backstory.

World of Warcraft offers up a new comic on the subject of Mechagon

Mechagon is a heretofore unexplored part of Gnomish lore in World of Warcraft, having not been mentioned before its inclusion in the game...

EVE North 2019: A huge battle once broke out in EVE Online, but not a single player was involved

Massive battles are the norm for sci-fi MMO EVE Online, with players routinely clashing in their hundreds or thousands over territorial claims...
Call the WAAAAAMbulance.

Global Chat: Daybreak is a zombie, walking

What can call an MMO blogger out of retirement? A game studio putting in below the bare minimum of effort in its updates seems...

One Shots: The gloaming hour

Are you a morning person or do you come alive in the evening? Depending on the day/night cycle of an MMORPG, you may in...

The Game Archaeologist: Sierra’s Fates of Twinion and Ruins of Cawdor

A few years ago I regaled you with the fascinating tale of one of the very first multiplayer graphical MUDs, the absurdly named
It's sort of like progress.

Blizzard on World of Warcraft class pruning: ‘We’ve gone too far’

With everything swirling about WoW Classic's stress test this past week and next week's Rise of Azshara content update in regular

The Daily Grind: What are the most nostalgic MMO music tracks for you?

As one of the hosts of Battle Bards and the writer of this site's Jukebox Heroes column, I obviously hold great affection...
I mean, you know what it looks like.

World of Warcraft will not split up its Classic servers based on language

If you're a European fan of World of Warcraft eager for the Classic servers to arrive, you'd better brush up on your linguistic...
Busy town.

Final Fantasy XIV offers up a new album ahead of its Shadowbringers maintenance

Early access for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers begins on June 28th at 5:00 a.m. EDT, but anyone who's done the early access dance...