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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

July 2014
Last Active
January 2022
The Lord of the Rings Online Improves Its Minas Morgul Pre-Orders With New Items

Fans who have pre-ordered the Minas Morgul expansion of The Lord of the Rings Online are in for a bit of a surprise, as the team behind the MMORPG have added a new item to improve the offerings. For the Ultimate Fan and Collector's Editions of the expansion, crafters are going to get a boon with the new Carry-All item.

Final Fantasy XIV Previews Perform Feature Changes Coming With Patch 5.1

Final Fantasy XIV fans have been waiting for patch 5.1 for quite some time now, and with its release coming later this month (still not date given, though), Square Enix is started to peel back the veil on some of the updates players will see. As such, the Performance feature, will be getting an upgrade and was detailed today by the team.

What I'm Hoping To See In The Lord Of the Rings Online: Minas Morgul

With The Lord of the Rings Online bringing players to Minas Morgul at the end of the month, I sat at my desk thinking about the type of stuff I am hoping to see when we get there. Specifically the type of stories and experiences Standing Stone Games is creating with the latest Minas Morgul expansion.

Shroud of the Avatar Cancels Physical Kickstarter Reward, Offers In-Game Items As Recompense

Shroud of the Avatar has been having a week. After having the operating assets acquired by Catnip Games, the Avatar team has posted an update regarding the "Sword of Midras" printed copy Kickstarter reward.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Breaks Down The Changes Coming To Operatives And Scoundrels

As Onslaught approaches for Star Wars: The Old Republic, the team behind the MMO has been steadily detailing the major changes coming to each class. This time around it's the Operatives and Scoundrels.

Former World of Warcraft Developer Drops WoW Sub Due To Blizzard's Ban

A former World of Warcraft developer has joined in the sweeping movement in the games industry that is seeing players cancel their World of Warcraft subscriptions. This is in direct response to how Blizzard has handled the situation surrounding a professional Hearthstone player supporting the plight of Hong Kong and Blizzard's subsequent ban on the player.

Final Fantasy XIV All Saints' Wake Event  Returns For Halloween

The Continental Circus is returning to Final Fantasy XIV, and with it the All Saints' Wake event! Just in time for Halloween, adventurers can make their way to the Woods of Gridania to check out the main attraction.

Albion Online Patch Sees Changes To Silver Costs, Tweaks To Items And More

Albion Online is seeing some changes to its economy, as well as changes to the cost structure of transmutation in its latest patch.

EverQuest II Nights Of The Dead Event Now Live Bringing Spooky And Kooky Nights

Tis the season (of Halloween events), and EverQuest II is joining in the fun again this year. Starting today, October 8th, and running through Friday, November 1st, players can join ghosts, ghouls and goblins in the "Nights of the Dead 2019" event.

Guild Wars 2 Shadow Of The Mad King Halloween Event Live October 15

Halloween is coming back to Tyria, and with it a new event, as Guild Wars 2 preps for its "Shadow of the Mad King" Halloween event. Starting on October 15th and running through November 5th, players can take part in the festivities.

The Elder Scrolls Online's Dragonhold Prologue Quest Is Now Live On All Platforms

The prologue quest for The Elder Scrolls Online's upcoming Dragonhold DLC is now available on all platforms. The intro quest starts players on the path to the conclusion of the Season of the Dragon series ZeniMax's MMORPG has been building the whole year.

Astellia Brings Class Evolutions With Latest Update

Today, Astellia will see the introduction of its new Class Evolution system, bringing players who reach level 50 with their characters another way to evolve and play the MMO. The new system will allow players to choose one of three branches to evolve into, giving more variety to each class in Astellia.

The Next PlayStation Will Be Called PlayStation 5 And Is Hitting Shelves Holiday 2020

Today via a blogpost and an exclusive on Wired, Sony lifted the veil more fully on their successor to the wildly successful PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 5, or PS5, will be hitting shelves Holiday 2020.

World of Warcraft Battle For Azeroth Previews Visions of N'Zoth; Lays Out Upcoming Content For WoW Classic

Blizzard today released a new YouTube video previewing the upcoming 8.3 patch for Battle for Azeroth. Dubbed Visions of N'Zoth, the next content update pits players in a 12-man raid against the Old God. Additionally, players in Classic won't have to wait long for its upcoming content update.

Pantheon Dev Blog Details PvP Plans, Instancing And More

Recently, Pantheon's Brad McQuaid has posted a few items to the game's blog on a variety of subjects, specifically touching on PvP and Instancing in Pantheon.