the ballad of trab


Cozy MMO Palia schedules its next tech test for June 8

There are times in which you should absolutely not volunteer to test someone's technology. If your buddy Trab calls you up because he's eager...
Well, you'll go bananas... ON THE MOON!

Final Fantasy XIV posts the preliminary patch notes for The Dark Throne

The Dark Throne is so close you can almost taste the throne. Which is weird; you shouldn't be tasting thrones unless your name is...
Skeleton dance forever.

Day of the Dead returns to World of Warcraft through November 3

Celebrating with the dead might seem a little less unusual in World of Warcraft than it does in some other games, since that can...
Pay to lose.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that went through complete technical clownshows

I've gone on record multiple times to state that when you get right down to it, MMOs look pretty darn complicated. There are a...
Oh, we're in real trouble now.

The Daily Grind: How do you handle bad players in MMO group content?

You queued up for a dungeon and got matched with Trab Godslayer, and you start the dungeon to discover that he is wildly misnamed....
once again

Destiny 2 continues its nonstop march of bizarre cross-promotional items with branded boots – again

Yo yo yo, it's me, ya boy Titan4lyfe with another piece of noise on the latest and greatest cross-promotional merchandise opportunity from Destiny 2!...

Aion EU reopens the Dreamscape Festival with new attractions to celebrate its 13th anniversary

What better way to celebrate 13 years of Aion's operation in the EU than by reopening a big happy carnival location? How about presumably...
Ugly ugly ugly.

Old School RuneScape wraps up the year’s updates with a Christmas event

For the final update of the year, Old School RuneScape wants you to learn what it sees as the true meaning of Christmas, which is...
Faces and offs.

World of Warcraft: Classic is planning to allow free character transfers off low-population servers

The direction of free server transfers can tell you a lot about what's coming next for a game's servers. If WoW Classic were offering players...
Skull go BLORF

World of Warcraft makes the Ignore function account-wide in patch 9.1.5

So let's say you ignore someone on World of Warcraft with the poetic name of Clownfart. This is probably a sensible reaction just to the...

Aion’s European version kicks off its anniversary celebration

It's been 12 years for Aion running on European servers, and unfortunately it looks like the game's carnival barker does not particularly care. Seriously, look...
I made this.

Dual Universe drops new voxel creation trailer, explains how it’ll protect individual creator blueprints

Let's outline a scenario. You make a blueprint for a great ship in Dual Universe. Your acquaintance Trab asks you for the blueprint, which he...

South Korea’s anti-boosting law has gone into effect

Let's say your friend Trab is a terrible player, but you want him to be playing in a slightly higher bracket in Overwatch, so...
Cushions of air.

Gamescom 2018: The Crew 2 shows off hovercraft fun

Ever since he was a young lad, Trab Gunderson has had only one dream: Racing hovercrafts around. Sadly, at age 14 he was diagnosed...
Want some?

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs have enforced naming standards?

For some players, "enter a name for your character" might as well read "insert the best joke you can within the character limit." As...

The Division is hosting a free weekend for PC players starting today

Let's introduce you to Trab. Trab is a PC gamer who really enjoys shooting things, so he's looking forward to some other shooter that...

WildStar’s Destination Arcterra arrives on March 30th

Have you eagerly awaited the chance to venture into the coldest parts of Nexus? You only need to wait a couple more days. WildStar's...
I feel like this fundamentally misunderstands friendship.

Heroes of the Storm adds recruit-a-friend rewards

Sometimes you put up with a lot from your friends, and sometimes they have to put up with something for you. After all, you...
Wow. Such test. Very open.

Tree of Savior kicks off open beta in Korea on December 17th

Let's say you have a friend named Trab. You think that Trab would really like Tree of Savior, but he won't listen to you...