visuals

Take a tour of a chunk of World of Warcraft remade in Unreal Engine 4

There are a lot of landscapes in World of Warcraft that players can't readily forget. The cliffs, valleys, and scrubland of Durotar. The...
Butter face.

The Daily Grind: Would you play an older MMO with completely new graphics?

Gosh, City of Heroes is still a wonderful game... but boy, it really does show its age when I look at it now. The...
It's dark down here.

Neverwinter details the creation of Vanrakdoom and the Twisted Caverns

Herein lies the great contradiction for the underground zones of Neverwinter: The designers want you to feel as if you're hopelessly lost within an...

Black Desert Online gets ready to show off its remastered graphics

Is it possible for Black Desert to look any more gorgeous than it already does? Kakao apparently thinks so, because the developer has...
Build a little dark-house in your soul.

Crowfall hosts an hour-long art Q&A stream

When your game maintains an aggressive schedule of streaming, it can be a bit of a problem when your usual streaming host isn't available...
Table this for now. Or later.

City of Titans introduces its costume designer while teasing character creation

We haven't seen the character creation for City of Titans just yet, but you know that's going to be an important part of...
heard u was talkin shiz

Conan Exiles is working on making the UI more communicative and creatures more expressive

The team behind Conan Exiles has been working hard over the past week, but a lot of that work has gone to...
HOT

Conan Exiles is moving forward with lava flow and combat revisions

Do you have strong opinions on the flow of lava? It's possible you're a trained scientist who knows when it looks right or wrong,...
We all live in a potentially messy world.

The Daily Grind: How much do aesthetics impact your playstyle choices in an MMO?

How your character looks affects your enjoyment of an MMO. This is almost a tautology; you spent time in the character creator, obviously, so...
GO GO POSING RANGER... wait, wrong one.

World of Warcraft shows off the caster animation changes coming in patch 7.3

Casting spells has been a cornerstone of World of Warcraft since the game launched, and while the models and particle effects have gotten...
How are you not playing this on PC in the first place?

Final Fantasy XIV asks players to help design some new furniture

Are there furnishings you wish were in Final Fantasy XIV but keep not getting added? Perhaps you can take matters into your own...

The Daily Grind: Do MMOs go overboard with particle effects?

There was an old joke among myself and some of my friends playing World of Warcraft about how it was convenient that bosses...
El Creepy.

Neverwinter is making maps look creepy again and strongholds more small-guild friendly

The bright side for environmental artists working on Neverwinter's next module is that so much of the content takes place in familiar areas....
A lot.

The Daily Grind: What will you do for costuming in an MMO?

Yesterday, while talking to some friends in Final Fantasy XIV, I noted that 750,000 gil for an item I only wanted for cosmetic...
it me

Ship of Heroes asks for early UI feedback

The UI matters a lot in an MMORPG -- at least if you're going to be staring at it pretty much constantly while you're playing...
Live by the ripoff, die by the ripoff.

League of Legends looks at how it brought back a winter-themed map design

One does not play League of Legends in a quest for diverse play environments. This is kind of the nature of the MOBA;...

Ashes of Creation’s art will tell a story

To focus more on building a game and not wrestling with tools, the Ashes of Creation team has been working with the Unreal...
Beta than Ezrer.

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG boasts the best visual appeal as of 2016?

Today's Daily Grind is inspired by two things: a longtime commenter, Agemyth, who proposed the topic, and the eastern version of Devilian, which raised...
Well... yes, that does look strictly better.

Mortal Online revamps all of its racial textures

Rebuilding a game's models is hard and somewhat grueling work. Luckily, you can get some of the same impact at times by just providing...
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

Blizzard responds to feedback on World of Warcraft’s hidden artifact appearances

There are a lot of artifact appearances in World of Warcraft: Legion, at least in theory. If you're not into pushing forward...

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