Generation 3 is basically Pokemon Go’s One Tamriel: How Niantic has actually improved POGO

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Generation 3 is basically Pokemon Go’s One Tamriel: How Niantic has actually improved POGO

A lot of critical things have been said about Pokemon Go and Niantic in the past. Professionals that tried to defend certain UI elements still had plenty of suggestions a non-professional could have made. Same goes for players and professionals that noted the need for quests. In fact, Niantic’s insistence on doing local events instead of global events created some huge PR problems,...

Conan Exiles prepares for launch with an AMA starring the man himself

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Conan Exiles prepares for launch with an AMA starring the man himself

Do you feel the need to ask someone what is best in life? Perhaps you should not, as the Conan Exiles AMA run by Conan himself will probably be full of people who think that referencing that specific line is the height of comedy. But as the game gears up for launch, you can take part in that Reddit AMA...

Fractured answers scores of fan questions, plans to compete with Albion Online

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Fractured answers scores of fan questions, plans to compete with Albion Online

Small but ambitious fantasy sandbox Fractured compiled a host of fan questions this past weekend and released an hour-long video in which the lead developer answered them one by one. There’s a lot of information to digest, and thankfully, one player created a handy summary of the Q&A for those who don’t want to wade through an entire hour. There...

Defiance 2050 wraps up its second beta test and promotes its classes

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Defiance 2050 wraps up its second beta test and promotes its classes

With a multi-platform launch coming sometime this summer, Defiance 2050 has a lot resting on its new free-to-play format and additional refinements. To help prepare the game for its second shot at glory, the team has been running beta weekends, the second of which sounds like it went quite well. “Beta went great, lots of feedback, found a lot of...

Project Gorgon lets players get more stabby, enlists them into the clergy

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Project Gorgon lets players get more stabby, enlists them into the clergy

If you’ve been missing meaty dev blogs from the Project Gorgon team, then turn that frown upside-down: There’s a massive new article up about your favorite indie MMO. Lead Developer Eric Heimburg wrote up a huge article detailing some of the game projects that is making him excited. So what are these? Heimburg acknowledges that poor framerate optimization and various...

The Daily Grind: How do you feel about ‘twinking’ in MMORPGs?

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The Daily Grind: How do you feel about ‘twinking’ in MMORPGs?

Last month, I took a few hours to put together a care package in Ultima Online for Eliot – a bag of gear, potions, bandages, money, that sort of thing. As someone who’s played it off and on since the beginning, I know better than anyone how rough it is to start there fresh, and I wanted to twink him...

MMO Week in Review: Star Trek Online is going free-to-play, again (May 6, 2018)

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MMO Week in Review: Star Trek Online is going free-to-play, again (May 6, 2018)

Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! There are hardly any proper MMORPGs that haven’t already seen at least one major business model shift over the years, and this week Star Trek Online announced its second: It’s going even more free-to-play, or maybe...

Two new battalions march into the Civil War MMO War of Rights

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Two new battalions march into the Civil War MMO War of Rights

The conflict between the North and the South continues to escalate as both the 5th Alabama and 87th Ohio battalions join War of Rights with this week’s Update 108. The patch also improves some animation, reduces server crashes, and gave melee fighters a boost with faster cooldowns on bayonets and swords. So fix those bayonets and charge already! To date,...