Shroud of the Avatar’s 53rd release is here with improved loot and LFG

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Shroud of the Avatar’s 53rd release is here with improved loot and LFG

If you don’t count the day-one patch at launch a month ago, today marks the first major update for Shroud of the Avatar since it fully shed all its beta and early access trappings. Release 53 – yes, they’re still monthly, like clockwork – includes new zone rebuilds, virtue effects, heraldry, plus the loot overhaul. “We made massive improvements to...

Leaderboard: Does the Daybreak fiasco affect whether you play its MMOs?

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Leaderboard: Does the Daybreak fiasco affect whether you play its MMOs?

Over the last couple of days, we’ve been covering the Daybreak scandal – specifically, how concerns over the impact of government sanctions on Daybreak’s parent companies would affect the games, which spiraled into Daybreak publicly denying that it was ever owned by the company it said repeatedly bought it in 2015 and scrubbing its website and wikipedia of references to...

Final Fantasy XIV previews the Ridorana Lighthouse of patch 4.3

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Final Fantasy XIV previews the Ridorana Lighthouse of patch 4.3

South of Rabanastre, there is a lighthouse. It’s not a very good lighthouse, because it’s surrounded by a yawning chasm that gets worse every year and the best option for boats is to just get nowhere near it at all. But that’s where you’re going for the next raid dungeon in Final Fantasy XIV, and the preview site for the...

DC Universe Online introduces style unlocking with today’s GU82

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DC Universe Online introduces style unlocking with today’s GU82

Game Update 82 is launching today for DC Universe Online, and thanks to it, players have a new feature to enjoy: style unlocking. While not all styles can be unlocked at the present, the studio said that it will be expanding the system with coming patches. “We’ve added Style Unlocking as a new feature to DCUO,” Daybreak said. “Similar to...

Ragnarok Online shuts down in Europe due to new regulations

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Ragnarok Online shuts down in Europe due to new regulations

One of the MMO industry’s long-time institutions is finally calling it a day in Europe. Ragnarok Online announced this week that it is shutting down all of its servers on the continent as of May 25th. The odd part about this story is that this sunset is happening not because of declining population or revenue but because of a new...

The Daily Grind: Which non-MMORPGs would make good MMORPGs?

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The Daily Grind: Which non-MMORPGs would make good MMORPGs?

When Jagex first announced its Transformers game, it was an MMORPG. Then it got its MMORPG elements stripped and became a MOBA, and then it got cancelled before launch. It is, however, indicative of a usual trend wherein it’s far more common for a game to go from a more open experience to a more closed one. Scaling down is...

EVE Online Executive Producer Andie ‘CCP Seagull’ Nordgren is leaving CCP Games

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EVE Online Executive Producer Andie ‘CCP Seagull’ Nordgren is leaving CCP Games

It’s always tough when a development studio loses one of its top people, but today’s news is sure to sting more than usual for both EVE Online players and the developers at CCP Games. We’ve just confirmed that Andie “CCP Seagull” Nordgren will be stepping down from her position as Executive Producer on EVE Online and leaving the company in...

The Stream Team: Walking the World Tree’s Dream Plane in AdventureQuest 3D

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The Stream Team: Walking the World Tree’s Dream Plane in AdventureQuest 3D

The adventure must go on! Massively OP’s MJ earned permission to walk the Dream Plane in AQ3D in order to save the World Tree. And save it she must! With today’s launch of the second half of the new World Tree content, MJ is going back in to help Slifsgaard (the in-game version). Will she succeed? And more importantly, can...

StarCraft II puts two well-known community maps up for sale

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StarCraft II puts two well-known community maps up for sale

The StarCraft II map editor offers a lot of power, and there are countless examples of using the basic functions of the editor to make something completely different. For example, there are… well, the two maps being sold to players with the launch of patch 4.3. Both maps run $4.99 to purchase, with a portion of the price going to...