The Daily Grind: How do you channel your anger in MMOs?

I don’t get super angry in MMORPGs anymore — if something really upsets me, there are 20 other solid games waiting for my attention. But I can think of specific instances that really upset me over the years, like when I spied exploiters I’d reported half a dozen times continuing to exploit, or when I realized a dev studio still […]

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Warframe – Fourth Anniversary Marked by the Release of Octavia's Anthem

Digital Extremes is celebrating the fourth anniversary of Warframe with the release of a large new content update called Octavia’s Anthem. In addition, Tenno will be able to grab hold of several cool anniversary gifts on Tuesday, March 28th.

The Stream Team: Tearing through Transylvanian terrors in The Secret World

In The Secret World, Transylvania is very much like the monster stories. In fact, there are even more monsters! Massively OP’s MJ has yet to finish many of the missions on her Illuminati, so she’s diving into the horror-movie mayhem headfirst. Join us live at 9:00 p.m. as she faces off against the many nightmares come to life. What: The […]

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March 2017 Community Showcase

Welcome to the community showcase, where we celebrate our favorite projects, activities, and other fan works created by Guild Wars 2 players. Read on to check out some of the amazing fan works on display in the Community Showcase Live livestream, and tune in monthly on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel for even more player contributions!

Skilled animator TerminalMontage made an awesome Super Adventure Box video to get everyone ready for the festival’s return!

Jyl’s incredible character portraits say a great deal about the subjects in a single frame.

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Fern hounds don’t seem to mind the snow—this detailed figure by Jasmine Law is still sporting gorgeous foliage.

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Matt Lara submitted this beautiful tribute to his characters. We hope to see you in Tyria again, Matt!

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This collection of Guild Wars 2 player characters looks super cute in Dawnsketch’s distinctive style.

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We love seeing fans’ works of art, creativity, and community organization from around the world. Keep up the excellent work! Hungry for more Guild Wars 2 fan projects? Ready to show off your own? Head to the official Guild Wars 2 Tumblr and read up on the submission guidelines! You can submit your works via the Guild Wars 2 Tumblr, by tweeting @GuildWars2, or in a post on the official Community Creations subforum.

Check out the recording below to see all the fan works in this month’s episode of Community Showcase Live!

Massively Overthinking: The City of Heroes Master X Master debacle

On Tuesday, NCsoft announced that it plans to introduce Statesman, from the long-sunsetted City of Heroes, as a playable character in its MOBA, Master x Master. Complications ensued, as anyone familiar with the history of MMORPGs can probably imagine. For this week’s Overthinking, I asked our team of writers — both those who loved CoH and those who never much […]

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Dark and Light – Creatures Exhibit Features of Their Environment

The Dark & Light Facebook page has been updated with a brief post and a pair of screenshots showing off creatures that players can tame. One is the product of a volcanic location and is a fire-imbued catlike creature. The other seems to have a more rock-like appearance.

Skyforge sends you to the moon to fight in low-G

One of the advantages of creating a sci-fi MMORPG is that there’s little stopping you if you want to send your players to other celestial bodies. Skyforge is doing this with its upcoming Thea update, launching players from Aelion to one of its three moons. It won’t be a walk in the park when you get there. Thea is a […]

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Alexander: The Kweh-ator (Savage)

Greetings, everyone!
Project Manager Iwamiya here.

Back in October 2016, a hot fix took place addressing some bugs in Alexander: The Creator, a mere nine days after the release of Patch 3.4.

To quote the Hotfix:
An issue in “Alexander – The Heart of the Creator (Savage)” wherein the sound effect that triggers upon the destruction of the “Multifield” was incorrect.

At the time, not many players had reached Alexander: The Heart of the Creator (Savage) so the bug wasn’t exactly a hot topic in the community, but…it was a very different story within the dev. team!

This was seen as a very urgent issue, causing some serious debate:
“Shouldn’t this bug be fixed urgently…?”
“Can’t we include the fixed data in the master patch somehow?”
“It’s too risky to rebuild a patch at this stage!”
“Is this acceptable as a FINAL FANTASY title?”
Etc!

The easiest way to understand exactly what this issue was is by viewing the video below.
Make sure to listen carefully to the sound that plays when the Multifields are destroyed!

Kweh~!

With just a week left until the release of Alexander: The Creator, and after the battle balance checks and all of the bug fixes, the team was looking forward to watching player attempts and reactions. At that time, the fix for a seemingly unrelated bug brought about this tragedy.
We’re terribly sorry for any confusion caused to players who were working on clearing that content so early!
(Note: No chocobos were harmed in the destruction of the Multifeld.)

On the subject of Alexander: The Creator (Savage), the following updates will be implemented in the upcoming Patch 3.56!

The following adjustments have been made to Alexander: The Creator (Savage):
• Two treasure coffers will now always appear. Furthermore, the weekly restriction on rewards obtained from coffers has been removed.
• Players may now proceed directly to any area of Alexander: The Creator (Savage).
• Players may now enter Alexander: The Creator (Savage) via the Duty Finder.
• Players will now receive the power of the Echo.
The Echo will take effect upon entering Alexander: The Creator (Savage), increasing players’ maximum HP, damage dealt, and healing potency by 10%.
* Unlike other instances, the strength of the Echo will not increase in the event all party members are incapacitated.

If you’ve never attempted Savage before, it’s not too late to start!
For those who haven’t been able to get their hands on the gear they’re after, now is the time!

Patch 3.56 is scheduled to release next Tuesday, March 28, kweh!

– Project Manager Iwamiya

Neverwinter breaks out Steam trading cards

Did you have a trading card collection when you were a kid? I went along with the crowd buying baseball cards, even though I didn’t much care for sports or pictures of sweaty men looking constipated while swinging sticks. It got a lot more fun when Magic: The Gathering came around, fortunately. Those who enjoy accumulating as many virtual trading […]

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World of Warcraft – Return to the Broken Shore to Launch March 28th

Big news for World of Warcraft fans with next week’s launch of the v7.2 patch, Return to Broken Shore. Players will work through a number of quests as they retake the initial locations where Legion began. Cooperative effort will be applied to construct defenses including a Mage Tower, Command Center or Nether Disruptor, each providing various boosts to players or special opportunities such as the acquisition of an artifact relic through a difficult solo mission.

Destiny – Rise of Iron – Age of Triumph Launch Trailer

The last Destiny update, Age of Triumph, is slated to go live on March 28th. It brings the game full circle with players able to revisit old raids, take part in new and revamped quests, replay story missions and much more.

– Rise of Iron – Age of Triumph Launch Trailer

The last Destiny update, Age of Triumph, is slated to go live on March 28th. It brings the game full circle with players able to revisit old raids, take part in new and revamped quests, replay story missions and much more.

Mass Effect: Andromeda – First Multiplayer APEX Mission Event Begins

Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayers are already hitting the ground running with the announcement that this weekend will be featuring an APEX Mission event. The mission is “Drack’s Missing Scouts” and takes place on Firebase Paradox, a Kett base surrounding Remnant artifacts. Players can either send strike teams out on the mission or take part directly from within the game.

CCP's live-action EVE Online ARG looks like the best thing at this year's EVE Fanfest

Got your tix for EVE Online’s EVE Fanfest 2017? Ready to set aside your in-game enmity and play nice with your fellow gamers for a few days — or not, depending on what sort of corp you’re in? Decided cowering in your house watching streams is the wiser choice? Good news for you then no matter which way you roll: […]

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World of Warcraft's Patch 7.2 is coming next week

The hour is nearly upon us and we, we are not prepared. But we are pretty eager! This afternoon, World of Warcraft announced that Patch 7.2: The Tomb of Sargeras will be launching next Tuesday, March 28th. This comes after a flurry of testing and dev diaries covering the patch’s big features. Among these features are the new Broken Shore […]

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Final Fantasy XIV wraps up the Heavensward story on March 28th

In less than a week, the first expansion for Final Fantasy XIV is coming to an end. The final story patch for Heavensward, 3.56, is arriving on March 28th, with accompanying maintenance starting at midnight EDT. The first half of the story already had a fair amount of death and revelation, but this is where we find out exactly what […]

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