One Shots: How to go blind in one easy step

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One Shots: How to go blind in one easy step

As someone who only has one functioning eye, I find that my vision is paramount to my quality of life and personal enjoyment. Plus, it would make playing MMORPGs slightly more difficult if everything was dark. But I’m not everyone, and I have to allow for the possibility that there are gamers out there who are desperate to lose their...

The Daily Grind: How diligent are you about making money in an MMO?

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The Daily Grind: How diligent are you about making money in an MMO?

No one believes me when I say that I’m bad about making money in my main games. It’s true, though; compared to the people who put a whole lot of effort into doing so, my moneymaking skills are sub-par. Yes, I own a mansion in Final Fantasy XIV, but that’s a result of frugality and building up resources over time....

The Stream Team: A first look at Radical Heights

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The Stream Team: A first look at Radical Heights

How radical is Radical Heights? That’s the question Massively OP’s MJ aims to answer as she pokes her head in this new game for the very first time. Could this blast of ’80s thug life make this battle royale “the one”? Can it convert MJ to the genre? Can she just not be the first to die? Find the answers...

Make My MMO: PAX’s hands-on, Star Citizen’s free-fly, and Camelot’s weekend tests (April 14, 2018)

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Make My MMO: PAX’s hands-on, Star Citizen’s free-fly, and Camelot’s weekend tests (April 14, 2018)

This week in MMO crowdfunding, Star Citizen is running a free-fly this weekend, as teased yesterday. The game’s currently testing alpha 3.1.2, which also rolled out last night. (Thanks DK!) At last weekend’s PAX East, we got hands-on with several crowdfunded MMORPGs, including Pantheon and Ashes of Creation, whose demos our writer thought were solid indeed. We also spoke with...

Sea of Thieves corrects its course with six planned content patches for 2018

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Sea of Thieves corrects its course with six planned content patches for 2018

The widespread criticisms that Sea of Thieves is rather lacking in the content department has not fallen upon deaf ears at Rare. The studio most certainly is feeling the pressure to give its antsy pirates more to do, and in a recent 14-minute developer diary, plans are put forth to make it happen. Three content updates are planned to roll...

The Stream Team: A big boss beat down in ARK

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The Stream Team: A big boss beat down in ARK

Just because there are no pillars to enter the lairs of the spider, ape, or dragon bosses on ARK’s Aberration doesn’t mean that Massively OP’s MJ can’t fight them! That’s one of the benefits of being a server admin. Since the team didn’t transfer to this server, many of the tech recipes are unavailable without fighting these bosses, so those...

Final Fantasy XIV confirms its next major patch in late May

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Final Fantasy XIV confirms its next major patch in late May

If you were watching the most recent Final Fantasy XIV live letter, we can only hope you speak Japanese. It would be pretty hard to follow otherwise. But the official Twitter account did tweet out some short highlights from the video, including the release date for patch 4.3 in late May. The new patch will naturally include more parts of...

WRUP: How to speak to a cat edition

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WRUP: How to speak to a cat edition

When the cat is doing nothing: [Cat’s name], hello! Hello, [cat’s name]! When the cat needs to be fed: [Cat’s name], nummers! Nummy-nums! Kitty, num-nums, here kitty. When the cat is sitting curled up and looks cute: Sir. When the cat does not respond to being called sir: Excuse me, sir. When the cat is being particularly ridiculous: Sir! When...