EverQuest II launches Return to Guk

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EverQuest II launches Return to Guk

As it turns out, a lot of adventurers in EverQuest II’s world have traveled to the ruins of Guk over the years. Sure, the name sounds funny, but considering that none of them have ever returned it’s not exactly funny ha-ha. But that’s a problem that can be solved by throwing the main characters at the problem, so players are...

Funcom is hiring for the ‘cooperative online shooter’ it teased earlier this year

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Funcom is hiring for the ‘cooperative online shooter’ it teased earlier this year

Remember earlier this year, when Funcom announced in its Q4 2017 financial presentation that its North Carolina branch had greenlit a “cooperative online shooter” using the Heroic Signatures IP – and it was supposed to go into pre-production last spring? It looks like production has ramped up. MOP reader Hikari noticed that the company’s hiring page has several newish posting...

World of Warcraft fans are not happy with the latest story developments, some try to cope through harassment

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World of Warcraft fans are not happy with the latest story developments, some try to cope through harassment

So yesterday’s latest bit of story in World of Warcraft did not, in fact, delight and amaze fans. Quite the opposite. Reactions on the game’s subreddit have been wildly negative, with dozens of threads popping up about how petulantly destroying a city isn’t morally grey and how badly this mangles existing character traits. A large number of players are unhappy,...

The Daily Grind: Is Fallout 76 an MMO?

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The Daily Grind: Is Fallout 76 an MMO?

We all know that the definition of “MMORPG” and “MMO” have been stretched, twisted, and interpreted in vastly different ways over the years based on who is talking. It’s not always the easiest label to apply correctly. Game worlds can be excessively instanced while the servers still hold thousands of players, some lack world persistence but have scads of people,...

Overwatch League finals did not draw eyes on ESPN

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Overwatch League finals did not draw eyes on ESPN

The Overwatch League finals were broadcast on ESPN, but odds are that if you watched them you did so on Twitch or other streaming services. And the numbers bear that out, too; it turns out that viewership of the finals on ESPN was rather poor. Looking at the Nielsen ratings reveal that Overwatch did quite poorly by the standards of...

Seed gives its first development update since January

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Seed gives its first development update since January

Hot on the heels of its pre-alpha teaser, the sandbox space colony MMO Seed is celebrating the progress that it has made in 2018 to date. The team put out its first developer update since January, and almost all of it is very good news indeed. The studio creating the game has “almost doubled” in its size over this year...

Crowfall demonstrates the glory of its seasons

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Crowfall demonstrates the glory of its seasons

It might not be a nice round number (or decimal point), but Crowfall’s Update 5.7 promises to be one of the most significant the game has fielded to date. Much of the excitement for 5.7 comes from the PvP MMO’s very first procedurally generated world, which is named Aerynth. It’s in this setting that both the day/night cycle and seasonal...

Conqueror’s Blade plans early access, promotes founder packs for beta

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Conqueror’s Blade plans early access, promotes founder packs for beta

You’d be forgiven for having forgotten about Conqueror’s Blade, both because it’s been in development for years and because it’s a bit outside the traditional MMORPG wheelhouse as more of a tactical game – like RISK the MMO. But it’s finally coming to early access in the west. “Global publisher My.com and developer Booming Games are proud to announce that...