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FFXIV 5.41 Brings New Housing Items for Diadem Enthusiasts

Emily takes a break from competitive fishing in the Diadem to showcase some of the newest housing items crafters and gatherers can obtain during the Ishgardian Restoration in patch 5.41.


The MMORPG Bloat Problem

In returning to EverQuest II, Jonathan noticed there's a major issue that plagues basically every MMORPG on the market. In his latest piece for MMORPG, he takes a look at MMORPG's problem with bloat.


Guild Wars 2's Episode 5 Impressions: 'Power' Brings the Fun

After a nice break with Wintersday,Robin is all set to pick up the next chapter in Guild Wars 2's Icebrood Saga. The first chapter of episode 5 was a "setting the pieces on the board" episode, which can be interesting, but is often not very exciting. Check out Robin's thoughts on Chapter 2.


Path of Exile: Ritual League Initial Impressions

Echoes of the Atlas is a major update to the end-game of Path of Exile. The addition of the new challenge league is something that veteran players will certainly enjoy. Aaron stepped into the game to check out the latest league update for Path of Exile. Here are his thoughts.


Fortnite Follies: How The Allure Of Epic's Hit Was Too Much To Pass Up

Jason has been playing Fortnite, a game that while he first played it back in 2018, didn't really grip him. Now, though, the recent Mandalorian season sunk its Battle Royale teeth in him. Jason breaks down why he thinks that is, and some thoughts on the global hit in general.


Cyberpunk 2077 - Getting Multiplayer Right

Cyberpunk 2077 has been out for a little over a month now, and Mitch is already looking forward to the future. While the team at CDPR is rightfully focused on fixing the single player game, that doesn't stop Mitch from speculating on what a multiplayer Cyberpunk could look like.


Genshin Impact: 5 Four-Star Characters Worth Wishing For

Genshin Impact does a great job at milking players for those hard-earned gems, but it isn't always good at rewarding you the 5-Star characters that you want. Luckily, 5-Star characters don't have to be a cause for FOMO, because there are some fantastic 4-Star characters that are as good, if not better than many of the premiere 5-Star characters you salivate over.


4 RPGs That Are Worth a Second Look in 2021 (and 4 That Need Redemption)

Some see the dawn of a new year as a fresh start. Whatever happened in the past, is history, and 2021 can bring adventure, prosperity, and new opportunities. This list applauds 4 titles created by studios that didn't give up after a tumultuous launch, and have turned their games into experiences worthy of a second chance. We also take a look at 4 titles that desperately need redemption in 2021, and for the sake of the fans, let's hope they find it!


How To Cope With Ruminating During Work And Play

2020 was a rough year for everyone, and just because the year's over doesn't mean that everything negative goes away. Emily dives into some of the things she's been doing this new year to cope with the sudden changes.


Do You Need A Healthy MMO Economy To Enjoy A Game?

One of the issues that Bradford has with many MMOs, especially older ones, is the economy. Money in those games doesn't seem to matter as much as it should. It's a part of these games that drives down the quality of the experience. However, for some, it might not be a huge deal. How do you feel about MMO economies and how they relate to your enjoyment?


MMO SideChat - Future, and Present, MMOs Need More Accessibility Features

As we all transitioned into 2021, one thing that loomed on Bradford's mind while introducing his daughter to more MMOs was something that may go unnoticed by many, but affect thousands of players across the entire games industry: Accessibility. Bradford explores this and how future (and even some present) MMOs can ensure that more people can enjoy the game worlds that shape many of us.


Amazon Luna: Luna+ Service and Controller Impressions

Cloud Gaming, when done right, is the great equalizer for accessibility and content. It enables gamers to play whatever they want, wherever they want, and every so often, however they want. Amazon Luna promised a growing library, 4K gaming, and the ability to play just about anywhere.  With Amazon's Luna controller in hand, and several dozen games at my disposal, how does Luna stack up to the other cloud services?


Genshin Impact's Update 1.2 Proves Why It's Popular in Spite of Gacha and Performance Hiccups

Genshin Impact has become somewhat of a phenomenon as it's gained popularity outside of China, and has risen in reputation with Western audiences as a premiere Action-Adventure RPG. Prior to playing the game, as an outside observer, it was easy to call out substantial grievances in the direction and style of the game. As a player approaching the max Adventure Rank of 50, delving into the new story content from the latest update The Chalk Prince and the Dragon, Genshin Impact proves, once again,


Wizard101 - A Look Back at 2020

Seth takes a look back at Wizard101 as 2020 comes to a close.


Happy Holidays From MMORPG.com

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule or are simply just taking some much deserved time off, we wanted to wish you a Happy Holidays from the MMORPG team.