SoulWorker prepares for new dungeons, a new city, and new Haru advancement

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SoulWorker prepares for new dungeons, a new city, and new Haru advancement

Everbody’s working for souls in SoulWorker. Probably. Why else would that be the game’s title? (Yes, because the weapons the characters use are tied to their souls, it was a joke.) But no one is working harder than Haru in the game’s upcoming endgame patch, since she’s getting a new advancement and a new secondary weapon along with new skills...

LOTRO adds more lockboxes and changes up endgame currency

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LOTRO adds more lockboxes and changes up endgame currency

In a recent livestream, Lord of the Rings Online CM Jerry Snook explained some of the more confusing changes coming with Update 23, most notably the adjustments to Ashes of Enchantment (which will be called “motes” going forward). These motes are used to buy older high-level gear, while Update 23’s new (and better) gear will be available only for new...

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV hits the big five-year mark

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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV hits the big five-year mark

Game anniversaries are a little weird. The anniversary we’re celebrating now for Final Fantasy XIV is from its relaunch, not its original launch. For that matter, it’s not exactly a stunning development; if you start counting from zero you’ll reach five years eventually. But it feels like a milestone for the game, a chance to regroup, evaluate what’s happened over...

Elder Scrolls Online is handing out 100K gold for perfect attendance in September

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Elder Scrolls Online is handing out 100K gold for perfect attendance in September

This coming fall is shaping up to be an unusual period for The Elder Scrolls Online. Toward the beginning of August, ZeniMax hinted that it’s plotting big changes to the way the game’s optional subscription works, with a significantly increased chunk of crowns (1650) for subbers along with a freebie monthly item too. At the time, it was telling players...

Ashes of Creation confirms subscription model, allays fears over IP blocking and region locking

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Ashes of Creation confirms subscription model, allays fears over IP blocking and region locking

More overseas publishing information has trickled out of Ashes of Creation this weekend thanks to players funneling info from Discord to the forums. Readers will recall that Intrepid announced last week that it had chosen My.com to publish the Kickstarted MMORPG in Europe and the CIS region; that ignited a firestorm of criticism and panic over the move, prompting a...

No Man’s Sky works on fixing save game issues, adds archaeology missions

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No Man’s Sky works on fixing save game issues, adds archaeology missions

While it’s not officially here yet, No Man’s Sky’s newest patch is making its way through the experimental test server and promises to shore up some key issues with the recent NEXT multiplayer update. It looks like some players were having problems with large save files, er, not saving. Which is not desirable, as you may imagine. The patch purports to...

Bless Online is going to add random dungeons and a wave defense mode

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Bless Online is going to add random dungeons and a wave defense mode

Are you sticking it out with Bless Online in the hopes that Neowiz is going to turn this game into a solid product? Then you have a treat coming in a week or so, as a September 5th update promises to push out a new wave defense mode, the ability to queue for random dungeons and get extra loot, and...

Fortnite’s Android version shipped with huge security hole, but it’s OK now

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Fortnite’s Android version shipped with huge security hole, but it’s OK now

Here’s some really scary news if you were among the millions who installed Fortnite on an Android device from the game’s website. Apparently the installer contained a “dangerous security flaw” that would allow hackers to covertly install additional programs. Epic had greater incentive to sell the game directly and cut Google out of a share of the profits. Google, who...

MapleStory 2 will include its own player-created mission system

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MapleStory 2 will include its own player-created mission system

MapleStory 2’s sandbox elements are going to go far beyond housing and throwing a killer disco party with your three hundred best friends. Nexon is prepared to rope players into the creation process when the game launches and have the community even make their own quests for the game thanks to the Design Lab. “Utilizing the power of the Lua...

The Daily Grind: How much effort do you put into your MMO guild names?

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The Daily Grind: How much effort do you put into your MMO guild names?

I don’t think I am alone in thinking way, way too much about guild names, at least when I was first starting out in MMORPGs. Remember when everything was Something OF Something? And then when the one-word power names came into vogue during the WoW raiding era? I mean, I’m guilty of falling in with all those trends. I once named...