Travian – Largest-Ever Update to be Deployed in September

Fourteen year-old Travian is going to receive its largest-ever update come September. Called “Fire and Sand”, the update will be released in time to celebrate the venerable game’s birthday. The update most notably brings two new tribes into the game, the Huns and Egyptians, each with their own playstyle and special units, unique hero ability and dedicated buildings.

Armored Warfare – Ready to Rumble Forth to PlayStation 4 in Early 2018

My.com has announced that Armored Warfare is ready to roll on to PlayStation 4 in early 2018. Attendees at next week’s Gamescom will be able to get hands on with an early build of the PS4 version that will include all the content released to-date.

Life is Feudal – The Power of The Guild

To coincide with the launch of CBT #5, there’s also a new trailer for Life is Feudal: MMO. This new trailer focuses on the power of the Guild, and the value of teaming up with other players to form Guilds, as there’s safety in numbers!

Today’s Dark and Light patch puts an end to huffing and puffing and blowing (thatch) houses down

Snail Games’ MMO-turned-survivalbox reboot Dark and Light has prepped a new patch landing today aimed squarely at the B word: balance. “This latest patch is designed to address player concerns about game balance,” says the studio. “We’ve enhanced the strength of all buildings and adjusted the strength of certain spells to better protect creatures and players, to make battles and […]

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Global PLEX sale – 25% discount between 17 – 21 August

Take advantage of our global PLEX sale and get a 25% discount on PLEX. Go to secure.eveonline.com/PLEX and purchase PLEX!

We are delighted to offer this amazing discount on all available PLEX packages (starting with 110 PLEX).

Additionally, we offer a 25% discount on Character Resculpts in the New Eden Store. With the discount, Resculpts only costs 105 PLEX. This is the perfect chance to grab them!

Don’t wait, these offers are only available from 17 August to 21 August at 11:00 UTC (04:00a PDT)!

World of Tanks – Wargaming War Stories Interview With Jeff Greg & Andrew Hura

August twenty-first marks the dawn of a new day for World of Tanks console players as Wargaming embarks on a new single-player/co-op venture called War Stories. Last week at Wargaming’s Chicago offices, we spoke to Lead Game Designer Jeff Greg and Lead Environment Artist Andrew Hura about the challenges the team faced in creating this new mode.

World of Tanks – War Stories Hands-On Preview

This week Wargaming, the makers of World of Tanks, revealed they’re ready to take their mega-popular free-to-play game to a whole ‘nother level with a single-player/co-op experience they’re calling War Stories. With the big news ready to break at this month’s GamesCom, they invited us to try the new mode ourselves. The new casual-friendly mode is set to do right by its thus-far-overlooked PvE fans and bring an interesting new dimension to World of Tanks.

Black Desert Korea introduces a skill fusion system

Have more than enough skills on your hotbar these days? Might as well mash them together and see what happens! Yes, it’s like your cooking “experiments,” only with fewer fatalities and abominations of culinary science. Over in Korea, Black Desert’s most recent build added a new system called Rabam’s Enlightenment. It’s a fancy way of saying “skill fusion,” which is […]

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The Daily Grind: Do you like being lost in MMOs?

In Final Fantasy XI, my first MMO, maps were few and far between, often blindingly unclear, and offered as many opportunities to be hopelessly lost as they did for finding your way. Pretty much nothing important was marked on the map even if you had one. Being lost was the default state. This is unusual now. City of Heroes and […]

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Dark and Light – Today's Patch to Address Balance Feedback

Dark & Light is in maintenance right now to deploy a patch that is designed to directly impact community and player feedback about a variety of balance issues. Most notably, building strength will be increased as will certain protection spells.

Otherland – After a Long Silence, DRAGO Speaks of Woes & a Better Future

Otherland launched into Steam Early Access in September 2016. DRAGO had been in charge of bringing the game back after the original developers’ studio (RealU) closed. DRAGO devs were allowed to communicate with fans and to provide updates. However, after the release of Otherland on Steam, a new publisher was brought in by the game’s backers, a group that had been with the game from the very beginning. The publisher insisted that it would handle all communication, hence the start of issues.

The Stream Team: Following Secret World Legends’ Tyler Freeborn into the sea

Massively OP’s MJ has followed the trail Tyler Freeborn left behind in Secret World Legends all the way to the edge of the sea. Now, it’s time to wrap up this story. MJ knows what is coming, and she’s excited to take you there. You don’t want to miss this (unless you don’t want spoilers, of course!). Join us live […]

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Overwatch – Report Someone & Blizz Will Let You Know What Happened

While refraining from divulging any details, it appears that the Overwatch / Blizzard CS folks will let you know the impact of reports made against other players. “We know that our players often wonder about what happens to the people they report. In this case, your recent report led to an action against that player and their account.”

TERA – Play the Kritika Open Beta, Earn a Mount in TERA

Sounds like a win-win proposition, doesn’t it? TERA players who start a character and reach level 20 during the Kritika Online open beta will earn “Lady”, a pink spirit ground mount. She zips along at 280. If you manage to get to Level 60, you get “Ladylove” that zooms at 280 as well as heals 1% of missing HP and MP per second. The event kicks off on Thursday, August 17th and ends on Thursday, August 31st.

Global Chat: The MMO blogosphere’s reaction to Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire

It seems like the entire MMO blogosphere wanted to chip in thoughts on the Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire announcement, whether or not each writer was playing the game. So what did they all think? “Finally, something other than dragons to fight!” enthused Occasional Hero. “I love mounts. And I love leaping and jumping mounts,” wrote Aywren Sojourner. “BUT. […]

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Battle Bards Episode 103: Wurm Online

You think you’ve heard strange MMORPG soundtracks before, but Wurm Online is about to take you to the odd frontier. With two distinctive soundtracks that skew away from typical composition, Wurm baffles, amuses, and bewitches the Battle Bards in today’s show! Battle Bards is a bi-weekly podcast that alternates between examining a single MMO’s soundtrack and exploring music tracks revolving around […]

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Diablo III is testing item changes and no XP support for its next patch

Look, we realize that you can’t really test for abandoning Windows Vista and Windows XP support for Diablo III patch 2.6.1. But that change is coming for this patch, and it’s noted right at the start of the patch notes. The patch is also bringing a huge pile of new item changes, including changed drop rates, changed set effects, and […]

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds whupped League of Legends on Twitch last week

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds may have one of the worst video game names in history, but it set a new record on Twitch last week. Gameloco founder Nicolas Cerrato points out that PUBG beat League of Legends in terms of hours of eyeballs on Twitch during the week of August 6th, the first time LoL’s ever been unseated by a game outside […]

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