DOTA 2 is bleeding players, SuperData says

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DOTA 2 is bleeding players, SuperData says

Things are looking slightly grim for Valve’s MOBA, as SuperData reports that DOTA 2’s playerbase is in decline as the game continues to lose its population. The average player base, which peaked at 709,000 back in February 2016, is now down to 437,000 as of last month. Peak players have declined from 1.2 million down to 733,000 over the same...

Blade & Soul delays its Eternal Night update deeper into May

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Blade & Soul delays its Eternal Night update deeper into May

Blade & Soul players are going to have to chew on a bit of a sour grape today, as NCsoft announced that it made the decision to push the upcoming Eternal Night patch back a week to May 9th. The dev team said that it had “come across a number of issues that will require additional testing and preparation” and...

The Daily Grind: What keeps you logging into MMORPGs over a long period of time?

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The Daily Grind: What keeps you logging into MMORPGs over a long period of time?

Earlier this month, Pantheon’s community team tweeted out a question that keeps coming back to me: “What motivates you to play an MMORPG for long periods of time, as in months, sometimes, years?” My first reaction was a pretty common one I bed and was true for me for a long time: friends and guildies! I certainly played some games...

The Stream Team: Exploring the South African night in Secret World Legends

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The Stream Team: Exploring the South African night in Secret World Legends

The South African night is dark and full of… what? That’s exactly what Massively OP’s MJ plans to find out in Secret World Legends. The Morninglight insists she obey curfew, but she’s going to ignore it. The Morninglight night life is sure to be more exciting than picking corn! Join us live at 8:00 p.m. to prowl the camp in...

OrbusVR adds in new pet breeding and gear combination

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OrbusVR adds in new pet breeding and gear combination

In the real world, walking up to someone and asking if you can put your dragons together will probably get you arrested. In OrbusVR, it’s a very normal and good thing to ask with the latest patch, which allows you to combine two existing dragons in a little dragon hutch to result in a new baby dragon. It’s the first...

NetEase’s Age of Exploration MMO Ocean Legend sets sail for mobile

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NetEase’s Age of Exploration MMO Ocean Legend sets sail for mobile

Multiple new-to-us games calling themselves MMORPGs seem to land on mobile devices every week these days. On our radar today is Ocean Legend. Live on iOS and Android in some soft launch beta hybrid mode, it’s a swashbuckling “Age of Exploration” MMO that’s a mix of Sea of Thieves and Pirates of the Burning Sea and Sword of the New World. Here’s...

Shroud of the Avatar bribes players to stress test its servers

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Shroud of the Avatar bribes players to stress test its servers

Want some bonus XP in Shroud of the Avatar? You’re going to have to put in some effort to make that happen, kiddo. Portalarium is planning a performance stress test of the game’s QA server this Monday and wants to load as many players as possible onto it to see if it can handle the load. This will take the...

Riders of Icarus runs dual events to get your attention

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Riders of Icarus runs dual events to get your attention

Hey, here’s an MMORPG we haven’t talked about in a while! Nexon’s Riders of Icarus is making a bid for players’ attention this week with a pair of spring events that offer both buffs and rewards. First up is the Icarus’ Blessing server buff, which will run through April 26th. This constant buff will increase character XP, familiar XP, up...