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Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore

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lotrlore
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September 2021
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EVE Online's Massive World War Bee 2 Seems To Be Over

The war that has been raging since summer of 2020 seems to have ended in EVE Online, as Reddit is awash with propoganda stating that Imperium have won World War Bee 2. This war, which has included battles which have earned the playerbase multiple world records, has raged for over a year, yet now with a PAPI alliance withdrawl from Delve, the end seems to be in sight.


Crowfall Launches 3-Faction Battles Today Called The Shadow

Crowfall has started its post-launch push with their first content drop since the PVP MMO hit PCs fully last month. Called "The Shadow," this 3-faction PvP mode is geared to getting players into the main draw of Crowfall - PvP - without the need of a guild to get them there.


Mortal Online 2 Reworks Pet Leveling In Latest Beta Patch

Mortal Online 2's latest beta patch notes have some goodies for those who have been looking for some changes to pet leveling in the MMO. The new patch details a rework of how pet leveling works, as well as brings new tweaks and changes to the MMO.


The Wayward Realms Unveiled By OnceLost Games, Helmed By Elder Scrolls Creators

The Wayward Realms is an upcoming RPG from OnceLost Games, and is seeking to capture the magic of older Elder Scrolls games, like Daggerfall and Arena. And that's good, as the team making this new RPG is helmed by some of the series' creators.


Opinion: Final Fantasy XIV Dev's Response To Sage Icon Is Something The Games Industry Should Learn From

Late last week news came out of Square Enix with Final Fantasy XIV's producer Naoki Yoshida announcing a revamp to the icon of an upcoming class. This change was prompted by feedback from the community about a lesser known phobia that the original emblem could have been seen as triggering to those who suffer from trypophobia. As a result, the FFXIV quickly revamped the emblem to assuage those concerns. It's this type of action, looking out even for the smallest subset of players who support the


Former Blizzard And Co-Founder Of ArenaNet Jeff Strain Calls For Unionization In The Games Industry

In a letter published with permission by IGN, former Blizzard developer and co-founder of Guild Wars 2 developer Jeff Strain is calling for unionization within the games industry. The letter, which Strain also sent to employees at his new venture, sees the games industry executive state that he has "nothing to fear" from unionization.


Co-Op Survival Game Tribes of Midgard Sells Through More Than 250K Copies In Three Days

Tribes of Midgard, the co-op survival game by Gearbox Publishing and Norsfell Games, launched earlier this week, and since then has sold through over 250K copies, according to the publisher. Additionally, launch day saw the game become the 9th most-viewed game on the platform with nearly 100K concurrent viewers at its peak.


Final Fantasy XIV's Sage Job Icon Changed Due To Trypophobia Concerns

Final Fantasy XIV is seeing an upcoming icon changed thanks to some concerns in the community regarding it triggering a lesser-known phobia out there: trypophobia. The phobia itself puts sufferers into a feeling of "fear or disgust of closely-packed holes" according to Healthline, which the original icon had as part of the design.


Lost Ark Details Its Advanced Variants Of The Assassin Class In New Dev Blog

Lost Ark fans have more to sink their teeth into whilst awaiting this fall's release here in the West, as Smilegate and Amazon are breaking down the ARPG's Assassin advanced classes today.


Is There An In-Game Title You Craved In Any MMO?

In game awards for your time are paramount to keeping players engaged, and Bradford can't think of one that players he speaks to love showing off more than a hard-to-earn character title. Is there a title you craved and had to have in any MMO you've played?


Lost Ark Breaks Down What's In Its Founder's Packs For Upcoming Free-to-Play MMOARPG

While Lost Ark is free-to-play, this doesn't mean Amazon and Smilegate won't want players to crack open their wallets and consume. As a result, the developers broke down the different Founder's Packs players can grab for the upcoming MMOARPG when it hits Western shores in the Fall.


Activision Blizzard Confirms World of Warcraft Developer Named In Lawsuit Fired For Misconduct Per Report

Activision Blizzard has confirmed to Kotaku that former creative director Alex Afrasiabi was fired from the company following allegations of misconduct during his tenure at the gaming giant. The confirmation comes as part of a larger report into what was called the "Cosby Suite" at Activision Blizzard, which was also referred to in the complaint filed by a California agency.


Amazon Talks Server Instability, Bug Fixes In New World Beta

Amazon's Scot Lane, game director on New World, has taken to the MMO's forums to discuss server instability and ensuring worlds are available during the MMO's closed beta.


Activision Blizzard Walkout Organizers Respond To CEO's Statement As Walkout Begins Today

Today, multitudes of current and former employees of Activision Blizzard, as well as many across the gaming industry, have staged a walkout in protest to the company's response to the allegations that Activision Blizzard allowed a culture of sexual discrimination flourish at the studio.


Swords of Legends Online Review In Progress

Swords of Legends Online is a weird MMO for Bradford. On one hand it is a beautiful world full of interesting locations and awe-inspiring lanscapes. However, the lack of a West Coast server, as well general absence of polish really sours the experience thus far in our review in progress.