Elder Scrolls Online brings back the ‘Midyear Mayhem’ PvP event next week

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Elder Scrolls Online brings back the ‘Midyear Mayhem’ PvP event next week

ZeniMax is gearing up for a big PvP showdown in The Elder Scrolls Online next week with what it’s dubbed the Midyear Mayhem PvP Event. As it was last year, the idea to push players into the ongoing Cyrodiil battlefield from July 26th to August 6th with the promise of extra experience and sweet, sweet loot. “To ensure you’re able...

RuneScape preps player-owned farms, pushes forward with mobile MMO testing

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RuneScape preps player-owned farms, pushes forward with mobile MMO testing

Time for a huge RuneScape progress update, so let’s cover all our bases with one energetic post, shall we? Starting with the signature game, Jagex is preparing player-owned farms for the first week in September. This isn’t a piddly little flower garden, either; RuneScape’s farms are huge and deeply involving, as you can read for yourself. Meanwhile, RuneScape Mobile is...

MapleStory 2 somehow ‘sells out’ of founder’s packs

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MapleStory 2 somehow ‘sells out’ of founder’s packs

Artificial scarcity or necessary action? Either way, fans are going to have a hard time securing a founder’s pack for Nexon’s upcoming MapleStory 2, as the studio announced that the packs have “sold out” for the rest of the Closed Beta 2 test. Nexon only just started selling founder’s packs on July 17th, although it did say ahead of time...

One Shots: Party animals

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One Shots: Party animals

Apologies for the disruption in the normal One Shots schedule over the past couple of weeks, but we’re back and freakishly abnormal! Everyone behave themselves while I was gone? Good. I don’t exactly know what’s going on in our headlining picture this week, but it looks like it is both the most exciting and unsafe party ever held in Secret...

The Daily Grind: Are you less inclined to enjoy an MMO in beta testing?

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The Daily Grind: Are you less inclined to enjoy an MMO in beta testing?

Writing is not a matter of having no bias, it’s a matter of being aware of your bias and attempting to correct for it. That comes up for me when I write about MMOs in betas, because my default assumption is to do less and have a slightly harsher view. Considering my love of persistence in MMOs, this is probably...

The Stream Team: Go west, young Conan Exiles

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The Stream Team: Go west, young Conan Exiles

Since the swamp biome released, Massively OP’s MJ has been spending all of her Conan Exiles time there. But the desert is still an interesting place — perhaps even more so as it was also revamped. There are places to see and people to talk to, so MJ is heading back to the heat to check it all out. Join...

DC Universe Online joins Aquaman in Atlantis

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DC Universe Online joins Aquaman in Atlantis

With the Aquaman movie coming this December, DC Universe Online doesn’t want to be left out of the fishy fun. Just before the movie opens, DCUO is going to push out a special event called Atlantis in November. The content update will take players beneath the waves to attempt to stop a brewing rebellion that could affect the entire world....

Ultima Online plans rentable storage vaults for F2P players, plus new castle and keep designs

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Ultima Online plans rentable storage vaults for F2P players, plus new castle and keep designs

With the game’s 100th patch in the rear-view mirror, Ultima Online’s developers are already hard at work on the 101st patch due out in September, according to Broadsword’s latest newsletter. Notably, Bonnie “Mesanna” Armstrong says that the planned housing refresh is indeed coming that month, with new castle and keep designs on the way, subject to a player contest to...

Fantasy Life Online launches in Japan this month, no word on Western release date

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Fantasy Life Online launches in Japan this month, no word on Western release date

Game historians might recall that way back in 2002, game development studio Level 5 and Microsoft were collaborating on bringing the cel-shaded True Fantasy Life Online to Xbox. The project fell apart partially into development to the dismay of many who were anticipating the MMORPG, but Level 5 didn’t quite give up on its dream. The studio has seen great...