Global Chat: The MMO expansion lifecycle

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Global Chat: The MMO expansion lifecycle

With the ever-developing, ever-growing nature of MMORPGs, the expansion truly has a life of its own. By now we are well acquainted with the cycle that runs from gestation to obsolescence and can usually point to where any particular expansion is on this chart. The Lazy Goldmaker outlined the typical progression of MMO expansion packs with a six-step cycle that...

Yes, Pyke, you’re the newest League of Legends champion

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Yes, Pyke, you’re the newest League of Legends champion

Gosh, isn’t it just the worst when you’ve got those friends for whom everything just ties back to their deals? We get it, Karen, you have kids. Yes, Joel, you do crossfit, that’s not what we’re talking about right now. Fine, Pyke, you’re the newest character in League of Legends and you’re a drowned revenant seeking revenge against the crew...

Expect e-sports betting to blossom thanks to new Supreme Court ruling

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Expect e-sports betting to blossom thanks to new Supreme Court ruling

Gambling and gaming are two sides of the same coin. You guys wouldn’t believe how many gambling companies request to put ads on MOP every month (unsuccessfully!), so clearly advertisers believe there’s plenty of overlap in the groups. And the debate over gambling in video games – whether we’re talking about lockbox monetization schemes or watching bureaucrats home in on...

Wild West Online adjusts balance while planning for future patches

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Wild West Online adjusts balance while planning for future patches

Whether or not you think that Wild West Online rushed into launch, you can probably agree that the game has some mechanical issues it still needs to work out. So it’s good to see that there are several fixes and improvements in the latest patch, like placing the traveling gun salesman out in the world twice a week with a...

The Stream Team: Returning to Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

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The Stream Team: Returning to Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

With Chronicle: RuneScape Legends now slated to shutter in summer, Massively OP’s MJ will be saddened by the loss of the unique features of the card/board game hybrid. It’s been a while since she shared some adventures, so today she’ll bring you another battle with the Bandit King. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. What: Chronicle: RuneScape Legends Who: MJ Guthrie When:...