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Rift - Is Charging for Starfall Prophecy the Right Move Rift - Is Charging for Starfall Prophecy the Right Move
While RIFT has had many content releases since its move over to a free model, the vast majority of things added were still available to all players with no purchase necessary. So let’s take a look at the new expansion packages that are available.... >>more
Tue Aug 23 16:12:34 2016

TERA - Faster Updates Are on the Horizon TERA - Faster Updates Are on the Horizon
For anyone who has played TERA or followed its progress, there is no doubt that it has arguably been one of the MMORPGs with the least updates since its release.... >>more
Sat Aug 20 06:50:42 2016

Riders of Icarus - Collecting Familiars Riders of Icarus - Collecting Familiars
Because Riders of Icarus largely revolves around collecting Familiars and the world is so large, it may be hard to find all of them on your first pass. Luckily, there is an in-game bestiary that helps serve as a central area to everything you need in regards to collecting each and every one of these pets.... >>more
Fri Aug 19 10:09:51 2016

TERA - A Look at Patch 46.05 TERA - A Look at Patch 46.05
TERA recently went through its latest patch, 46.05. This brought about a new solo dungeon, more zones for flying in, and some battleground changes, mostly revolving around quality of life fixes.... >>more
Thu Aug 18 07:55:51 2016

World of Warcraft Legion - Gearing for Raids Through PvP World of Warcraft Legion - Gearing for Raids Through PvP
Getting prepared for raiding in World of Warcraft can be a daunting task, much like most other games.Once you get to the level cap and are ready to start getting into end-game content, most players just want to be there – not spend weeks trying to hit the point where they can finally take part. Luckily, the latest expansion to WoW, Legion, has made this task fairly easy, for the most part.... >>more
Thu Aug 18 03:36:29 2016

Rift Starfall Prophecy - Prepping for the Launch Rift Starfall Prophecy - Prepping for the Launch
With Rift’s newest expansion on the horizon, Starfall Prophecy, the game has gotten a renewed community of players.... >>more
Wed Aug 17 11:28:52 2016

Riders of Icarus Familiars - A Game of Micromanagement Riders of Icarus Familiars - A Game of Micromanagement
Riders of Icarus largely revolves around its Familiar system, and it opens the doors to a much more customizable experience. As you delve deeper and deeper into it, though, the game of micromanagement kicks in more and more.... >>more
Sat Aug 13 17:36:03 2016

WoW Demon Hunters - Welcome to the New FOTM WoW Demon Hunters - Welcome to the New FOTM
With WoW’s latest class officially out for those who preordered the upcoming expansion, Legion, the Demon Hunters are seen everywhere from PvP to raids.... >>more
Fri Aug 12 18:36:37 2016

Elder Scrolls Online - The Benefits of Small Scale Raiding Elder Scrolls Online - The Benefits of Small Scale Raiding
While Elder Scrolls Online had a rocky start with its raiding, along with having population problems, its sieging is still alive and well. In fact, it is better than just well, because it is to the point where it represents what it should have felt like all along.... >>more
Wed Aug 10 10:18:49 2016

A Deeper Look into Riders of Icarus A Deeper Look into Riders of Icarus
Riders of Icarus brings with it some great quality of life benefits that are unique, yet make a big difference when playing the game; the sort of thing that other games may pick up on and start using as insight for how to improve their own system.... >>more
Sat Aug 06 07:00:30 2016

WoW - Random Battlegrounds With Custom Exclusions WoW - Random Battlegrounds With Custom Exclusions
Randomized battlegrounds bring about own complications for games in that oftentimes, players are forced to play in one they simply don’t want to. WoW, on the other hand, handles this in a much better way than is the norm, by letting players exclude those they dislike.... >>more
Fri Aug 05 11:07:27 2016

WoW Legion Honor Changes and its Effect on Battlegrounds WoW Legion Honor Changes and its Effect on Battlegrounds
With World of Warcraft Legion came a huge change to battleground rewards, in the form of removing Honor Points in their old form. While items can still be purchased from the shop with currency earned from taking part in the battlegrounds, the system has changed in a way that is detrimental to many players.... >>more
Sat Jul 30 07:43:31 2016

TERA - Kumas Royale Battleground Review TERA - Kumas Royale Battleground Review
In TERA, Kumas Royale is a newer battleground that takes place in the same location and is, as you guessed it, based on Kumas, but it is a lot more equalized, creating a much more fair battle for both sides.... >>more
Wed Jul 27 11:50:27 2016

World of Warcraft Legion - Understanding the Master Looter Change World of Warcraft Legion - Understanding the Master Looter Change
World of Warcraft’s Legion expansion has brought about what has become a very volatile subject: loot systems.It’s something that affects the vast majority of players, leading to a question as to if Blizzard is taking the right approach.... >>more
Mon Jul 25 22:02:25 2016

Echo of Soul - Rewarding Returning Players Echo of Soul - Rewarding Returning Players
Returning to Echo of Soul after an extended break, however, results in a rewarding experience that really gives the feeling that they miss you and want you back.... >>more
Sun Jul 24 20:10:27 2016

Riders of Icarus - Mapping and Travel Handled Right Riders of Icarus - Mapping and Travel Handled Right
Getting around in Riders of Icarus is an easy feat when compared to a lot of other games. While using external databases and maps is usually a common practice until you’ve learned all the spots in a game.... >>more
Sun Jul 17 16:46:37 2016

Lineage II Classic - Is Revival Too Late? Lineage II Classic - Is Revival Too Late?
Lineage II Classic was launched with the goal of bringing back the old-school feel of Lineage II. Designed around the game’s older content was essentially a progression server, where updates would be released in a staggered format.... >>more
Fri Jul 15 17:24:14 2016

Riders of Icarus - Comparing Combat Styles Riders of Icarus - Comparing Combat Styles
One of the first features you come across in Riders of Icarus is the ability to pick your own combat style. There are two choices, and both are very different in both how they work and how efficient they are when in combat.... >>more
Tue Jul 12 11:32:20 2016

Riders of Icarus - Taming Your Very Own Mounts Riders of Icarus - Taming Your Very Own Mounts
Riders of Icarus takes a completely different approach than most games when it comes to mounts. Rather than having you purchase them from a shop it has players actually train their very own.... >>more
Mon Jul 11 09:33:17 2016

Guild Wars 2 World Linking and Revival of WvW Guild Wars 2 World Linking and Revival of WvW
What was once a fairly large part of Guild Wars 2 has been dying off as of lately: its World vs World system. This is largely due to a game focus on other areas.... >>more
Wed May 04 11:33:00 2016

Rift - Is It Truly F2P Rift - Is It Truly F2P
While Rift started out as a subscription-based MMORPG and later turned into a F2P game, it has been returning to its roots as of late... >>more
Fri Apr 22 17:00:00 2016

Wartile Pre-Alpha - Learning the Ropes Wartile Pre-Alpha - Learning the Ropes
When it comes to tutorials on how to play games, Wartile does an excellent job. As soon as you load up the game, you can hit the ground running.... >>more
Wed Mar 23 16:30:00 2016

Introduction to Wartile - A Tile-Based RTS Introduction to Wartile - A Tile-Based RTS
WARTILE is a tile-based RTS game that brings about a unique experience to gamers. WARTILE allows a lot of customization to help bring that perfect fit to your team for each battle ahead.... >>more
Mon Mar 21 15:00:00 2016

Finding Value in World of Warcraft Starter Edition Finding Value in World of Warcraft Starter Edition
Despite more and more games moving over to a F2P model, World of Warcraft has been chugging along pretty well, showing no signs of making the switch anytime soon. ... >>more
Tue Mar 15 11:00:00 2016

Final Fantasy XIV - Promoting Community Through Grouping Final Fantasy XIV - Promoting Community Through Grouping
FFXIV has stood by its approach of forced grouping throughout the game, however, which was started with FFXI. ... >>more
Mon Mar 14 11:00:00 2016

A Look at ArcheAge Paid Server Transfers A Look at ArcheAge Paid Server Transfers
To help players in ArcheAge find a better home for themselves within the game, server transfers have been added. While it’s a core part of a lot of games lately and something that is often given as a free feature, ArcheAge has turned it into a sort of money sink, and not an extremely cheap one.... >>more
Sat Mar 05 00:40:20 2016

World of Warcraft - Overcoming Twinks in PvP World of Warcraft - Overcoming Twinks in PvP
When getting involved in World of Warcraft’s battlegrounds, one of the most common things you experience at lower levels is fighting against twinks.... >>more
Tue Mar 01 10:00:00 2016

Rift - Limiting Non-Patron Players Rift - Limiting Non-Patron Players
Rift has arguably been one of the most fluid F2P transitions in the gaming community. From its move over from a subscription-based model, it was great at ensuring that all players felt equal.... >>more
Sun Feb 21 11:00:00 2016

L2Classic - Why PK Scrolls Are Detrimental to the Game L2Classic - Why PK Scrolls Are Detrimental to the Game
PKing is a fairly large part of Lineage II. While PvP is big, it comes at its costs – experience loss takes a lot of time to earn back, and it helps deter players from flagging one another.... >>more
Sat Feb 20 08:53:36 2016

The Revival of Rift's Community The Revival of Rift's Community
Rift has definitely gone through some ups and downs since its release with regards to its community, but 2016 has started to show that it’s far from forgotten. ... >>more
Fri Feb 19 16:16:16 2016

ArcheAge Takes A Stand Against Exploiters ArcheAge Takes A Stand Against Exploiters
For a long time now, ArcheAge has been slammed by players for not doing anything about the game’s exploiters.... >>more
Thu Feb 18 12:12:12 2016

Guild Wars 2 - The Benefits of Doing WvW During Dead Hours Guild Wars 2 - The Benefits of Doing WvW During Dead Hours
Today, let's discussing the benefits of doing WvW during dead hours in Guild Wars 2.... >>more
Wed Feb 17 11:00:00 2016

WildStar - The Flaw with Battleground Rewards WildStar - The Flaw with Battleground Rewards
WildStar’s battleground system can be a lot of fun, or it can cause annoyances. Battlegrounds are designed with specific goals in mind, and while some players will work towards achieving those goals, many others will not.... >>more
Tue Feb 16 14:14:00 2016

The Fight Against Bots - A Game of Cat and Mouse The Fight Against Bots - A Game of Cat and Mouse
Bots are a fairly large part of games these days, with the battle against them lasting throughout the entire life of most games.... >>more
Sat Feb 06 10:00:00 2016

Rift - The Removal of Voidstones for Water Attunement Rift - The Removal of Voidstones for Water Attunement
With Rift’s expansion, Nightmare Tide, came a new area, the Plane of Water, as well as new equipment slots. These were originally fairly easy to obtain, being able to be done through voidstones, specific versions of Nightmare Tide.... >>more
Tue Feb 02 11:00:00 2016

Blade and Soul - Opening The Door to In-Game Player Comparisons Blade and Soul - Opening The Door to In-Game Player Comparisons
In the case of Blade and Soul, however, this is built right in to the game, giving all of the information you need right there within the game itself. ... >>more
Tue Feb 02 11:00:00 2016

Lineage 2 Classic - One Month Review Lineage 2 Classic - One Month Review
Having played Lineage 2 Classic for a month now, a lot of things have changed within the game. Not in terms of updates themselves, but how things are starting to shape up.... >>more
Thu Jan 28 10:00:00 2016

Spellweaver First Look Spellweaver First Look
Spellweaver is an online trading card game that pits players up against one another, and up against bots, to collect, build, and battle card decks.... >>more
Tue Jan 26 11:00:00 2016

Lineage 2 Classic - Combating Inflation Through Massive Gold Sinks Lineage 2 Classic - Combating Inflation Through Massive Gold Sinks
Inflation is something all MMORPGs experience, and developers are always trying to combat it the best they can. In the case of Lineage II, gold sinks are a bit more impactful than in most games. ... >>more
Mon Jan 25 14:00:00 2016

Warhammer Online - Why You Should Check Out Return of Reckoning Warhammer Online - Why You Should Check Out Return of Reckoning
Return of Reckoning is a private server for Warhammer: Age of Reckoning. This is a game that was taken offline a long time ago, leaving its existing players with no other option for continuing their play.... >>more
Sat Jan 23 11:00:00 2016

Rift - Are Pre-Built Class Builds Efficient Enough? Rift - Are Pre-Built Class Builds Efficient Enough?
One of Rift’s greatest strengths is its very customizable class system, but that is also one of its most confusing aspects for a lot of players.... >>more
Wed Jan 20 11:00:00 2016

Why You Should Join Public Test Servers Why You Should Join Public Test Servers
Public test servers have been growing in popularity, with more and more games employing them. Despite this, a large portion of the community either doesn’t know they exist or doesn’t understand why they’re important – arguably one of the most important things you can do when playing a game you really like.... >>more
Mon Jan 18 11:00:00 2016

Guild Wars 2 - Shatterer World Boss Gets Revamped Guild Wars 2 - Shatterer World Boss Gets Revamped
In an update titled “The Shatterer Reborn” that’s coming to Guild Wars 2 on January 26, 2016, the world boss encounter of the Shatterer is being reworked.... >>more
Sat Jan 16 16:00:00 2016

TERA - What to Expect in 2016 TERA - What to Expect in 2016
With new updates that came out in 2015, it’s a great sign that TERA is heading in the right direction. So what can we expect from the new year?... >>more
Sat Jan 16 00:45:54 2016

Lineage II Classic - Stuns, Item Drops, and Griefing Lineage II Classic - Stuns, Item Drops, and Griefing
Lineage II is a game where dying has great consequences. Each death within the game can (and often will) result in dropping items. ... >>more
Fri Jan 15 17:00:00 2016

Devilian - What to Expect in Dungeons Devilian - What to Expect in Dungeons
While the majority of Devilian can be done solo to progress through the game at your own pace, dungeons are one area where you really need to bring others along.... >>more
Thu Jan 14 14:14:00 2016

Why Monthly Subscriptions Are Better for Game Publishers Why Monthly Subscriptions Are Better for Game Publishers
Subscriptions as a revenue model for MMORPGs has largely been getting phased out, instead pushing for a model based on a cash shop, whether the game is completely free or buy-to-play.... >>more
Tue Jan 12 13:00:00 2016

Is the Cash Shop of Elder Scrolls Online P2W? Is the Cash Shop of Elder Scrolls Online P2W?
With Elder Scrolls Online’s move to being a F2P game occurred a while ago, its cash shop has gone through many updates since then, with each one bringing about more and more new things. But will this cash shop be forged into P2W?... >>more
Sat Jan 09 16:06:14 2016

Lineage II Classic: Will It Come to the West? Lineage II Classic: Will It Come to the West?
Lineage II Classic’s release in Europe, Russia, and Korea has led to a lot of question about whether or not it will be coming to the western world.... >>more
Sat Jan 09 07:48:36 2016

Lineage II Classic - Surviving the Grind Lineage II Classic - Surviving the Grind
Lineage II Classic is a game that comes with a fairly heavy grind – rather than questing to progress, you level through killing the same enemies over and over, slowly working your way towards the level cap.... >>more
Mon Jan 04 11:55:27 2016