Here are all of the class nerfs and buffs coming with SWTOR’s 5.9

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Here are all of the class nerfs and buffs coming with SWTOR’s 5.9

Just like a certain farmboy looking wistfully up at twin suns and thinking of his future, Star Wars: The Old Republic fans are looking ahead to next month’s Update 5.9 and the changes that it will bring. Among those will be the continuing effort to balance and adjust the game’s many class builds. So what, exactly, is on the docket...

PAX East 2018: Ashes of Creation will launch alpha one this year

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PAX East 2018: Ashes of Creation will launch alpha one this year

Ashes of Creation will hit alpha one by the end of the year, Intrepid Studios announced today during its panel at PAX East. The game slipped into a phase it’s calling “alpha zero” back in December. “The first phase of this public test for all Alpha One level backers will focus primarily on combat, hosting large amounts of players for...

Here’s how Sea of Thieves is addressing brig and respawn griefing

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Here’s how Sea of Thieves is addressing brig and respawn griefing

Rare isn’t completely oblivious to the griefing going on in Sea of Thieves, even if it probably hoped gamers wouldn’t notice so damn much of it. A blog post from Executive Producer Joe Neate explains that it’s attacking griefplay from multiple angles. Insta-brig abuse will be stymied by management tools that give players the power over whether they are open...

Massively Overthinking: How do you maintain your health while binging MMORPGs?

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Massively Overthinking: How do you maintain your health while binging MMORPGs?

Kotaku put out a piece this week on how to game without wrecking your body, something that’s probably bound to come up in the average MMORPG player’s life. It’s filled with basic tips like “drink water, ya moron” and “sit up straight” and “don’t eat garbage” and “look at stuff other than the screen” but there are also some useful...

Nexon is fined for using shady lootbox ‘gachapon’ techniques in South Korea

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Nexon is fined for using shady lootbox ‘gachapon’ techniques in South Korea

If you’ve ever been frustrated over online games refusing to disclose the odds of winning anything in lockboxes, then get ready to do a little fist pump for justice. South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission just fined MMO company Nexon for its failure to do just that in a pair of its games. While companies don’t have to disclose odds for...

Making my way through RIFT Prime’s progression server

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Making my way through RIFT Prime’s progression server

It has been a month since that fateful day back in March when the MMO collectively lost its mind by rushing back to play a seven-year-old game as if it was new again. I was among the crowd that eagerly signed up for a month’s subscription to try my hand at RIFT’s very first progression server, Vigil (or as I...

PUBG Corp sues Netease for cloning PUBG in Knives Out and Rules of Survival

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PUBG Corp sues Netease for cloning PUBG in Knives Out and Rules of Survival

Let the battle royale lawsuits begin! TorrentFreak caught wind of a new lawsuit in California that ought to set all the cloners on edge: PUBG Corporation is suing NetEase for ripping off PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, specifically alleging copyright infringement, trade dress infringement, and unfair business competition. (The Korean PUBG Corp and Chinese NetEase both operate businesses in the US, hence the...

Elder Scrolls Online is opening up PvP battlegrounds to everyone, whether you’ve bought Morrowind or not

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Elder Scrolls Online is opening up PvP battlegrounds to everyone, whether you’ve bought Morrowind or not

With Summerset on the horizon, ZeniMax is shifting around just what goes into Elder Scrolls Online’s base package, according to a dev post published this morning. For starters, the Tamriel Unlimited name that’s been used for the base game since it went sub-optional is being dropped, replaced with the Morrowind tag. “This means that moving forward, if you purchase this...

World of Warcraft reveals Battle for Azeroth plans

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World of Warcraft reveals Battle for Azeroth plans

The information dam seems to have broken with World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and we are all about to be swept away in the flood. At a press event at the studio this week, Blizzard disclosed many more details about the upcoming expansion including its plans leading up to it. The expansion beta should be starting soon. Blizzard said...