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ArcheAge - Should Trion Host PvP Tourmament ArcheAge - Should Trion Host PvP Tourmament
On ArcheAge’s official forums, a user named CLKiller brought up a suggestion that Trion start hosting PvP tournaments within the game. This is something we’ve been seeing a bit more lately.... >>more
Thu Oct 23 10:00:08 2014

TERA - Why Reapers Need Toned Down TERA - Why Reapers Need Toned Down
Reapers, the only class to be added after TERA’s launch, have proven to be a very strong class – some would even say overpowered. After playing with the Reaper for a considerable amount of time... >>more
Mon Oct 20 22:43:50 2014

Guild Wars 2 Devs Open Discussion About Guild Houses Guild Wars 2 Devs Open Discussion About Guild Houses
Chris Whiteside, the studio design director for Guild Wars 2, has started a thread on the official forums for guild halls. This is a step forward in what will hopefully bring guild halls to Guild Wars 2, and the players are requested to take part in the discussion. A lot of ideas have already been thrown towards the topic, already. ... >>more
Sun Oct 19 10:33:15 2014

ArcheAge - Obtaining Partons Status as A F2P Player ArcheAge - Obtaining Partons Status as A F2P Player
While most players view ArcheAge as being along the lines of a P2P game (and, in actuality, it is), it’s not impossible to have the same experience as paid players without putting any cash down.... >>more
Sat Oct 18 07:07:07 2014

ArcheAge - Limiting Global Chats to 15 to Fight Spam - Is it Working? ArcheAge - Limiting Global Chats to 15 to Fight Spam - Is it Working?
Fighting gold spam is usually tough for any game company to do in the beginning. It takes new algorithms to automatically detect spam, and a constant battle to push people away from taking part in it. ... >>more
Fri Oct 17 00:19:28 2014

Archeage - A Look at The Punishment and Rewarding of Bot Reports Archeage - A Look at The Punishment and Rewarding of Bot Reports
When dealing with bots, most games allow players to make reports. This can lead to situations where the GMs (Game Managers) have a lot of reports to sift through, being that players will often prematurely make reports. And in some cases... >>more
Wed Oct 15 18:43:50 2014

TERA - The Fault Behind Active Combat TERA - The Fault Behind Active Combat
TERA is a great game when it comes to bringing something new to the table. With its true active combat system, it has brought skill forward, as opposed to simply being based on gear.... >>more
Mon Oct 13 19:31:01 2014

3 Quality of Life Changes ArcheAge Needs 3 Quality of Life Changes ArcheAge Needs
ArcheAge is a lot different from most games due to how open it is. Players can level up through a variety of methods (pretty much anything other than PvP will give experience), and the world is almost completely customizable by the players that reside in it.... >>more
Sun Oct 12 10:07:06 2014

TERA - From Level 60 to T15 The Path of Gearing TERA - From Level 60 to T15 The Path of Gearing
As a fresh level 60, gearing up can be intimidating. The desire is to be able to partake in all of the end-game content, but the gear prohibits that. There is a somewhat set path in which you need to take to get properly geared up, and it can be stressful.... >>more
Sat Oct 11 07:07:10 2014

ArcheAge - Why The Addition of A Bounty System Would Rock ArcheAge - Why The Addition of A Bounty System Would Rock
Due to how the trial system works in ArcheAge, with the “wanted” debuff basically making players outlaws, the game could greatly benefit from the addition of a bounty system.... >>more
Fri Oct 10 10:07:07 2014

Guild Wars 2 - Why Mounts Would be an Awesome Addition Guild Wars 2 - Why Mounts Would be an Awesome Addition
When it comes to getting around in Guild Wars 2, it feels extremely slow. This is largely because the map is pretty big, but also because there is no sense of mounts that speed things up. While this is largely a psychological thing in some areas of the game, it does have its impact.... >>more
Wed Oct 08 08:00:32 2014

Guild Wars 2 - The Lack of Challenging Content Guild Wars 2 - The Lack of Challenging Content
Guild Wars 2 is advertised as being an open game where players can level up and play however they want. The game is pretty much completely open, and those who like PvP can do PvP, those who like PvE can run dungeons or slay massive monsters.... >>more
Sun Oct 05 07:07:07 2014

ArcheAge: A Look at Rifts ArcheAge: A Look at Rifts
Rifts are a pretty easy way to earn Honor Points while working with a large group of players. If you've played the game Rift in the past, these work pretty much in the same manner, with multiple phases of mob spawns. The difference here is that ArcheAge's require many more players and include much more difficult – and more numerous – mobs.... >>more
Sat Oct 04 15:13:38 2014

Albion Online: A Look at the Destiny Board Albion Online: A Look at the Destiny Board
Albion’s method of progression isn’t based on levels, but rather achievements. These are handled through a system that is called the “Destiny Board,” which shows how to move to higher tiers of gear and crafts, as well as the exact path that needs to be taken to achieve the things you want.... >>more
Fri Oct 03 22:19:40 2014

ArcheAge Intra-Continental Battles: Why Factions Clash ArcheAge Intra-Continental Battles: Why Factions Clash
While ArcheAge’s PvP is generally set up as an east vs. west faction battle, it’s really more of a free-for-all instead. Due to player personalities and guild competitions, there are often a lot of intra-continental battles, as well as the normal faction-based ones.... >>more
Sat Sep 27 11:37:41 2014

Albion - A Look at the Class Less Environment Albion - A Look at the Class Less Environment
Unlike most MMORPGs that utilize a class-based system for characters, Albion has done away with this altogether. Instead of creating a character to fulfill a specific role, or having to keep changing roles using an NPC within the game, Albion allows for changing at any point in time. This is because it uses a gear-based system instead... >>more
Sat Sep 27 07:00:00 2014

ArcheAge - Avoiding Jail The Community Dos and Donts ArcheAge - Avoiding Jail The Community Dos and Donts
ArcheAge is one of the few games where players are able to police themselves. Through the courts and trials system, people are able to work together to determine a punishment (or lack thereof) for wrongdoers – at least those that murder, fight and steal within the game. ... >>more
Fri Sep 26 07:00:15 2014

Albion: A Beginners Guide to Crafting Albion: A Beginners Guide to Crafting
As a fresh player in Albion, you start out with nothing. The goal in the beginning is to start getting some gear equipped, and properly prepare for the world ahead. Luckily, the system of crafting is somewhat easy, once you understand what’s going on. So let’s take a look at how it all works!... >>more
Thu Sep 25 10:00:43 2014

TERA - Triple Drop Weekend Its Effect On the Economy TERA - Triple Drop Weekend Its Effect On the Economy
TERA’s triple drop weekend that just went on has had a huge impact on the game’s economy. While there have been a lot of events in the past – usually revolving.... >>more
Wed Sep 24 19:44:03 2014

ArcheAge - Why APEX IS A Great Thing ArcheAge - Why APEX IS A Great Thing
APEX is ArcheAge’s way of allowing players to spend cash for gold. How it works is pretty simple: someone buys an APEX for $10 from Trion, and it becomes a tradable item worth 1250 Credits to spend in the in-game Marketplace. ... >>more
Tue Sep 23 10:07:07 2014

Albion Online: A First Look Albion Online: A First Look
Albion Online is a MMORPG that is very reminiscent of old-school role-playing games such as Ultima Online and Runescape. It’s designed around letting players enjoy the game as they wish, and in Albion’s case there is no level system. Instead, stats and effectiveness are based on the current gear players have equipped and which stat bonuses they’ve chosen. This puts the game in a unique situation...... >>more
Sun Sep 21 23:52:54 2014

ArcheAge Pet Deaths in PvP Why it Needs Revamped ArcheAge Pet Deaths in PvP Why it Needs Revamped
The biggest annoyance with pets in ArcheAge is that they can be killed. This includes both battle pets and mounts (such as the donkey). While this makes sense because players can also be killed, the punishments for pet deaths are far more severe than when a player dies. On top of this, it’s made even worse when it comes to PvP.... >>more
Sat Sep 20 20:20:12 2014

Guide Wars 2 - Leveling As A Reward Changes Arent Rewarding Guide Wars 2 - Leveling As A Reward Changes Arent Rewarding
One of the biggest things that was being pushed out by ArenaNet in terms of their latest patch for Guild Wars 2 was the addition of “leveling as a reward.” ... >>more
Fri Sep 19 10:07:07 2014

ArcheAge - Making Gold From Land Flipping Becoming A Realtor ArcheAge - Making Gold From Land Flipping Becoming A Realtor
One of the best parts about ArcheAge’s ability to create buildings and own land is that you are able to trade that to other players. This creates a separate economy all on its own, mimicking the real estate market we’re used to from the real world. ... >>more
Thu Sep 18 18:41:30 2014

RIFT - Are Nightmare Tide CEs Worth It RIFT - Are Nightmare Tide CEs Worth It
As with any game, knowing what is worth spending money on and what isn’t is important. This maximizes the value of the game (compared to your hard-earned dollars), and opens up availability of making other purchases. ... >>more
Wed Sep 17 23:59:40 2014

RIFT - How AH Changes Have Hurt The Economy RIFT - How AH Changes Have Hurt The Economy
With Rift’s recent auction house changes, the economy has been altered; arguably making it much worse than it was before. The changes that were implemented included two major things: the addition of buy orders and a change to the way that fees are calculated. Let’s take a look at their effects.... >>more
Wed Sep 17 10:09:57 2014

Understanding PvP in ArcheAge Understanding PvP in ArcheAge
PvP is a pretty big part of ArcheAge, and there is really no way to avoid it; at least not completely. There are, however, things that can be done to better protect yourself while roaming the world and – to a point – possible methods for avoiding it in most areas.... >>more
Mon Sep 15 18:52:45 2014

ArcheAge - Is It Truly F2P? ArcheAge - Is It Truly F2P?
When we look at free-to-play games, there are some that are truly free (in which you can do anything in the game without paying) and others that aren’t. With ArcheAge being the next game to be released under the “F2P” title.... >>more
Sat Sep 13 07:07:07 2014

TERA - BAM Crowdsourcing Event Opinions TERA - BAM Crowdsourcing Event Opinions
With the latest event held in TERA – a BAM-hunting one – EME decided to think outside the box on how to handle it and get players to take part. For this one, they went with the idea of holding a sort of “crowdsourcing” event – kind of like Kickstarter but without the money involved. Instead, the currency was BAM kills.... >>more
Thu Sep 11 07:07:07 2014

ArcheAge Preparing for the Early Launch ArcheAge Preparing for the Early Launch
In MMORPGs, there is a common idea that getting in the game and progressing ahead of the herd is a good idea (which it is, if you’re able to). This brings benefits like not having to farm the same mobs hundreds of other players are working on, and being more competitive (or at least being able to protect yourself) in PvP.... >>more
Sun Sep 07 14:13:10 2014

Why TERA and RIFT’s F2P Models Are Awesome Why TERA and RIFT’s F2P Models Are Awesome
When it comes to having a subscription-based game that goes free-to-play, it’s important to do things the right way to keep the game from crashing. The goal is to bring in income, while allowing players to make their own choices as to whether or not they want to spend their hard-earned money.... >>more
Sun Sep 07 07:03:33 2014

TERA - Instance Matching Exploitation and Group Accountability TERA  - Instance Matching Exploitation and Group Accountability
TERA's biggest tool for getting into dungeons is the Instance Matching System (also known as the IMS). This is a tool designed to help group players up in pick-up groups, allowing solo players to jump into a group easily (although sometimes at a disadvantage of time.... >>more
Fri Sep 05 23:27:18 2014

GW2: What to Expect From the Summer 2014 Feature Pack GW2: What to Expect From the Summer 2014 Feature Pack
Guild Wars 2 is going through a massive update in September’s feature pack. This is designed to help increase the quality of life of players, adding in new systems and revamps to existing ones. There is a lot coming, so check out what you can look forward to with this new update!... >>more
Fri Sep 05 10:00:00 2014

Guild Wars 2 - Upcoming Changes for New Players Guild Wars 2 - Upcoming Changes for New Players
Most MMORPGs are a bit difficult to grasp at first, and Guild Wars 2 is no exception. There are a lot of things to do within the game, and a ton of special qualities you need to get used to. To help new players ease into the game.... >>more
Thu Sep 04 10:32:56 2014

TERA - Why Equalized Battlegrounds Rock TERA - Why Equalized Battlegrounds Rock
EA One of the biggest problems players report with PvP in TERA is that it just isn’t equal. Different players are going to be equipped with different gear, even if they are all the same level.... >>more
Tue Sep 02 20:22:41 2014

Guild Wars 2 - A Look at The Commander System Guild Wars 2 - A Look at The Commander System
One of the best things in World vs World that helps out players is the commander system. This is designed to help players get organized and better protect objectives against enemies, as well as capture enemy objectives.... >>more
Tue Sep 02 07:07:07 2014

TERA - Understanding Corsairs Stronghold Changes TERA - Understanding Corsairs Stronghold Changes
TERA’s Corsair’s Stronghold battleground has needed some changes for quite a while now, and the map has finally been updated to help work out some of the previously annoying problems. While most game changes only affect one or two minor problems, the latest battleground update is pretty much a complete overhaul of the map and how it works. Let’s take a look at the changes and what they mean for...... >>more
Mon Sep 01 04:00:00 2014

Why MMOs Need Grinds Why MMOs Need Grinds
A lot of MMO players complain about games that have a grind in them, but most don’t understand why games have this. In actuality, the vast majority of the games do have grinds; whether they are easily noticed or not.... >>more
Tue Aug 26 07:07:07 2014

ArcheAge - Leveling Mounts Like A Pro ArcheAge - Leveling Mounts Like A Pro
When it comes to mounts in ArcheAge, it is important to get them leveled up quickly. This will boost their stats and will allow for equipping better gear. There is a lot of confusion about how the mounts are leveled.... >>more
Mon Aug 25 09:07:17 2014

TERA - Why Corsairs Stronghold Needs Changed TERA - Why Corsairs Stronghold Needs Changed
Out of TERA’s battlegrounds, Corsair’s Stronghold has the most promise yet needs the most work to help make it more fun and to bring more players into it. Right now it is utilized mostly just for the daily quests, rather than as a way to get a break from the grind or otherwise get some enjoyment.... >>more
Mon Aug 18 07:07:57 2014

ArcheAge - Farming, Stealing and You ArcheAge - Farming, Stealing and You
While farming is a big part of ArcheAge, there is more to it than just throwing down some plants, trees and animals and harvesting them on a regular basis. The system comes with its own rules, as well as different ways to break them. Let’s take a look at the farming system, how stealing works and how to better protect yourself from thieves so you don’t lose your hard-earned Labor!... >>more
Sat Aug 16 02:19:29 2014

ArcheAge: Guide to Pack Running ArcheAge: Guide to Pack Running
Pack running is a major part of ArcheAge. It’s used to carry materials for building things (like houses, ships, etc.) and is also used for trading materials for gold or Gilda Stars. Because it is such an integral part of the game, it’s important to understand how to run packs effectively (and as securely as possible). Let’s take a look!... >>more
Thu Aug 07 13:30:42 2014

ArcheAge - Understanding the Trial and Court System ArcheAge - Understanding the Trial and Court System
ArcheAge has a great court and trial system that allows players to take part in deciding what punishments there should be for different crimes. Players that commit crimes end up being defendants, and those that are law-abiding and choose to can be on the jury.... >>more
Tue Jul 29 07:07:07 2014

ArcheAge - Guide for Traveling Across the World ArcheAge - Guide for Traveling Across the World
Traveling across the world in ArcheAge is a huge part of the game, as a lot of it revolves around transporting items from one area to another.Due to this, there are many ways to handle the traveling, and each of them has their own benefits.... >>more
Mon Jul 28 10:10:10 2014

ArcheAge Gathering Guide by Raptorak ArcheAge Gathering Guide by Raptorak
Everything within ArcheAge that can be made is done so through materials. These are found all throughout the world in many different types and formats, and can also be converted into other materials for crafting.... >>more
Thu Jul 24 07:07:07 2014

Raptorak's Review for New MMO ArcheAge Raptorak's Review for New MMO ArcheAge
ArcheAge is a MMORPG that is considered as “sandbox” game, in that it’s not developers that design the in-game world, but rather the players. Players are able to plant their own trees, plants, grow their own animals.... >>more
Tue Jul 22 00:00:42 2014

TERA Priests vs Mystics TERA Priests vs Mystics
Priests and Mystics in TERA are both designed to be healers, but they are both played in very different ways. Understanding the difference between the two is important when it comes to deciding which one you wish to play as.... >>more
Mon Jul 21 12:12:12 2014

Rift Guide to Obtaining Ravensong Summerfest Mount Rift Guide to Obtaining Ravensong Summerfest Mount
Unlike a lot of mounts Rift has to offer players, Ravensong, the Ash Walker is not as simple as just purchasing it. Instead, players must go through multiple steps.... >>more
Mon Jul 14 20:00:04 2014

Rift Guide to Planar Attunement Rift Guide to Planar Attunement
Rift's Planar Attunement system is a form of alternative advancement. While the game currently has a total of 60 levels, players can continue leveling through the ability to earn points that unlock passive and active bonuses and skills. This system is called Planar Attunement.... >>more
Mon Jul 14 07:11:55 2014

Rift 3.0 Preview Recap Rift 3.0 Preview Recap
Daglar, Rift's executive producer, has made a blog post talking about Rift 3.0: Nightmare Tide. Through this post, Daglar states that we can look forward to multiple things with the upcoming expansion.... >>more
Sun Jul 06 21:21:21 2014