Heroes of the Storm updates players on balance and competitive rankings

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Heroes of the Storm updates players on balance and competitive rankings

If you feel as if the Heroes of the Storm team has been worse than it should be about communicating with the playerbase and explaining how issues are being handled, the good news is that the development team agrees with you. The latest letter from the team notes that communication has been worse than it should be, and it outlines...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a ‘guilty pleasure’ MMO?

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The Daily Grind: Do you have a ‘guilty pleasure’ MMO?

As comments and tweets and nastygrams in my inbox have repeatedly demonstrated over the years, it doesn’t matter whether you’ve put in years of play in brutal gankboxes and done more than your fair share of time in endgame raiding and PvP: An hour in a guilty pleasure MMO renders you irreversibly contaminated in the eyes of a certain segment...

EVE Fanfest 2018: EVE’s upcoming “Into the Abyss” expansion sounds incredible

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EVE Fanfest 2018: EVE’s upcoming “Into the Abyss” expansion sounds incredible

While player capsuleers are undoubtedly the most powerful force in EVE Online, there are some pretty scary NPCs lurking in the depths of space. One of those threats has just been unearthed throughout New Eden with the discovery of The Triglavian Collective, an ancient and twisted offshoot of the human race found in tiny pockets of space cut off from...

Lost Ark prepares for its final Korean closed beta test

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Lost Ark prepares for its final Korean closed beta test

Ready to raid Smilegate’s Lost Ark? You’ll still have to be this Korean to ride the ride, but if you’re able and willing to handle the translation, you could find yourself checking out this action MMO this spring. This is thanks to the fact that Lost Ark is preparing to accept applications for its final closed beta test in Korea....

Pantropy reboots its Kickstarter campaign a month after its last one

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Pantropy reboots its Kickstarter campaign a month after its last one

Give Pantropy credit for pluck: Less than a month after developer Brain Stone canceled the sci-fi shooter’s Kickstarter halfway through its campaign, the game is back up on the crowdfunding platform. This time around the studio is attempting to raise a modest $24,633 for its vision of mechs, crafting, and base building. So far, it seems to be doing fairly...

Project Genom prepares major alpha patch for release

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Project Genom prepares major alpha patch for release

Project Genom is on the cusp of bringing an extensively tested build over to its live alpha servers. As the team makes final preparations for this patch, it’s running some final tests and refining certain systems. Once this transfer goes live, players should see more regular updates to the alpha client. Among the tasks keeping the devs busy on this...

Ship of Heroes posts a timeline for the first half of 2018

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Ship of Heroes posts a timeline for the first half of 2018

With a combat alpha under its belt, the superhero MMORPG Ship of Heroes turns its attention to the challenges that lay ahead. The team has posted up a detailed roadmap that included a visual plan of the first half of 2018, including what’s to come over the next three months. The aggressive development schedule for the near future includes a...

Dark and Light buffs ranged attacks to counter accidental nerf

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Dark and Light buffs ranged attacks to counter accidental nerf

The eternal struggle between online game developers and combat balance continues, with the focus this week going over to Dark and Light. Turns out that the last time the team balanced the game, they accidentally nerfed ranged fighters. Time for more balance! “Previous patches buffed character hp and melee attacks, which ended up indirectly nerfing ranged combat and spell casting,”...

Crowfall details the mechanics of building within its eternal kingdoms

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Crowfall details the mechanics of building within its eternal kingdoms

If you’re going to share a plot of land with other people in Crowfall, you need to understand what that sharing will entail. If you’re still unclear as to how the game’s eternal kingdoms will allow people to work together to build up, the latest official development entry spells it all out in clear language, and it’s fairly straightforward. You...