The Heart of Thorns story was generally well-received, but was it the right focus for the expansion?
This question is largely going to depend on whether or not you enjoy having alternative characters. There was a time when I did and in almost every MMO I've played I'd have one of every profession (or class). Altitis was very real in my household and even up to playing Guild Wars 2 I had one of every profession maxed out. It's only in the last year that I've grown tired of keeping my alts up to scratch - the pursuit of gearing them out or keeping on top of their levels is exhausting.
It's a pretty simple one that is, at least partially, illustrated by the following image.
Like the bubonic plague itself, survival sandbox The Black Death appeared out of nowhere. Armed with nothing more than a surgical mask, we sent Gareth Harmer to EGX Rezzed with strict instructions to find out more.
The Paladins team has published a handy dandy FAQ on the game's official site that answers some of the most common questions about the siege game mode system that will be heading into Closed Beta 22.
Fans of The Secret World and / or horror games will be pleased to hear that The Park, loosely based on the Kingsmouth amusement park, will be arriving for both PlayStation 4 and XBox One on May 3rd. This is Funcom's first console release since 2006.
A new video from The New York Times series called "Retro Report" is taking a look back at the early 80s when Dungeons & Dragons was thought to be an occult game that led to a rise in teen suicide, belief in witchcraft, magic and demon worship. Alongside the video, is an essay by Clyde Haberman that delves further into the accusations
Suba Games has released new information about the latest update to Dream of Mirror Online that begins at the Northern Turtle Tower. New content includes the Demon Tower Instance, the Northern Turtle Instance, new 'kuku' eggs, the Confusion Dance Questline and more.
Further expanding the reach of Cryptic Studios' Neverwinter is today's announcement that the client will soon be released on the Windows Store specifically for Windows 10.
Perfect World Entertainment has announced that Swordsman Online will be expanding with the Lone Wanderer that will bring a new level 99 cap, gameplay updates, a new weapon system and an overhauled character improvement system.
Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft: Legion will officially launch on August 30, 2016.
If you haven't heard, EVE Online is on fire. Okay, well, not the entirety of New Eden is going up in flames. It's just the large swathe of northern territory owned by The Imperium. If you're not up to speed, I highly suggest reading the last Chronicles of New Eden to catch up to what's been going on.
Blizzard has announced that the closed beta phase of development for Overwatch will end on April 25th. From May 5th to 9th, everyone is invited to participate in the open beta, with official launch taking place on May 24th.
The Repopulation: Fragmented, the survival title based on the same game universe as The Repopulation, is ready to hit early access on April 26th. To celebrate the big news, Above & Beyond Technologies has released a brand new trailer. Check it out!
Players will be receiving a free character slot for Black Desert Online with this week's release of the Musa and Maehwa classes. The announcement was made on the official forums earlier today.
While I'm a huge fan of what Gearbox has done over the years, particularly with the Borderlands series, the muddled messaging on Battleborn had me sort of write off the game up until now. Thankfully, I finally had a chance to sample Battleborn this past weekend and figure things out for myself.
Bless Online is coming to North America and Europe and will be published by Aeria Games according to a report by Steparu via Inven News. There is no information about when the game will be headed this way, but the thought that it is probably in the near(ish) future is pretty cool!
The Skies team has announced that portions of the city of Kimary has officially been designated a safe zone from PvP activity within the city's limits. While raiders and wildlife can still attack, players will find a safe haven within.
En Masse Entertainment has updated its blog with the news that a limited time Abscess event is slated to kick off later today. During the event, players can take part in a once-per-day activity that can reward gold, TERA Rewards points, tier 9 feedstock, and Dreadnaught ore.
GungHo America has released a new trailer for its forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive survival MMO, Let it Die. The game is considered an 'asynchronous' MMO and is expected to be released later in 2016. You can check out the trailer below or the official site, though it contains little information. We'll keep you posted as more information is released.
In the latest 10 For the Chairmain, Star Citizen's Chris Roberts revealed that "some of the latest stretch goals" will not be included in the initial commercial release, something he called the "minimal viable product". The team will be including the missing stretch goal items and features into the game at a later point.
Fans of one of the original sci-fi MMOs, RF Online (Rising Force Online) will be pleased to hear that CCR has filed a trademark request for RF Online 2 and lists it as downloadable software that may include a virtual reality component.
RuneScape has started a new journey thanks to the launch of the NXT visual engine and game client. The company has been working on NXT for the past couple of years and it recently completed its beta phase of development.
The open beta for ASTA has been updated with the first major content update that brings several new features into the game including a new PvP arena, a new difficulty mode for ten-player raid dungeons and more.
Green Man Gaming has announced that The Black Death is officially open for Early Access business on Steam. Players will be able to take part in the survival game fighting to live through history's most deadly pandemic.