Game-systems

05.12.14
The tension between balance and player interest
05.12.14

The tension between balance and player interest

I'm looking forward to Ashram, the new PvP island zone in Warlords that seems to combine elements f...

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02.06.14
A look at WildStar's crafting mechanics
02.06.14

A look at WildStar's crafting mechanics

As WildStar nears its ambiguous-but-soon release date, questions have to be asked, aside from "when...

By E. Lefebvre,   02.06.14
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09.05.13
The Secret World looks forward to scenarios and augmentation
09.05.13

The Secret World looks forward to scenarios and augmentation

One of the downsides of The Secret World's advancement system is that if your build works early on...

By E. Lefebvre,   09.05.13
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09.02.13
The Repopulation introduces new event systems in its August updates
09.02.13

The Repopulation introduces new event systems in its August updates

One of the major design goals of The Repopulation is a sense of a world in motion, shaped by player...

By E. Lefebvre,   09.02.13
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04.19.13
Star Trek Online outlines the fine details of Romulan ship progression
04.19.13

Star Trek Online outlines the fine details of Romulan ship progression

The Romulan faction in Star Trek Online's upcoming expansion does not play like mirrors of the Fe...

By E. Lefebvre,   04.19.13
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12.13.12
Defiance producer discusses EGO, payment models, and more
12.13.12

Defiance producer discusses EGO, payment models, and more

Although games have been based on other media such as movies, television shows, and comics, no on...

By MJ Guthrie,   12.13.12
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10.19.12
New video shows off the role system of Darkfall Unholy Wars
10.19.12

New video shows off the role system of Darkfall Unholy Wars

The large-scale revamp to Darkfall is on the horizon, but players looking forward to Darkfall Unh...

By E. Lefebvre,   10.19.12
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07.31.12
DC Universe Online unveils revamps for existing powers
07.31.12

DC Universe Online unveils revamps for existing powers

One of the rules of MMO design is that the game is never really done. Designers can still make ex...

By E. Lefebvre,   07.31.12
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05.03.12
TERA gives players a guide to guilds
05.03.12

TERA gives players a guide to guilds

Maybe TERA is your first MMO, maybe you want to learn about what TERA offers its guilds, or maybe...

By E. Lefebvre,   05.03.12
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