For the majority of his twenties, Jonathan was a hardcore EverQuest player. When EverQuest II launched, J eagerly jumped back into Norrath, and while it hooked him for a while, he inevitably went back to the OG EQ. Now, in 2021, Jonathan has returned to Norrath - how does this experience hold up years later? Check out the first installment of the Norrathian Stride, a new column about EverQuest II.
Over the last weekend, EVE Online's player war, dubbed World War Bee 2, escalated, seeing the largest Titan engagement in EVE to date. A battle following the Massacre at M2-XFE, however, was less compelling, as the servers running CCP's spacefaring MMO buckled under the "unrivaled numbers" of players attempting to access the battleground.
Perfect World Entertainment has revealed its next module in their Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG, Neverwinter. Titled Sharandar, the new content will be a three-episode module with the first episode, titled "The Iron Tooth" will hit PC on February 9th, consoles to follow a month later.
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.
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?
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.
In a new blog post on the Ashes of Creation website, the team at Intrepid Studios has showcased the Mage Archetype to fans in its latest Alpha One preview.
It seems the current ongoing war in EVE Online has had a truce - though not a long-standing, war ending one. Instead, the two sides of EVE's player war have agreed to a truce over the upcoming Christmas holiday.
It seems NCSoft is teasing its follow-up to the long-standing MMORPG franchise, Blade & Soul, coming in 2021. Blade & Soul 2 seems to be getting a 2021 release date, if recent teasers and a new trailer have anything to say about it.
EverQuest II has just recently launched their 17th expansion entitled Reign of Shadows. We had the chance to sit down with Jenn Chan, the head of Darkpaw Games to ask some questions about the long awaited return of the Vah Shir race to the world of Norrath!
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with the Global Production team. Bringing years of talent and experience to the MMO genre, the team had some great insight to share. So grab that coffee, kick back and enjoy our interview with the Global Production Team for MapleStory.