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Paladins are sort of a thing in any setting you claim to name. The very name conjures images of a fiercely devout warrior with heavy armor, heavy weaponry, and boundless dedication to a cause. Neverwinter's next class, the Oathbound Paladin, is certainly meant to play off of that image. It's a clas...

February 2nd 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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It was five years ago February 2nd that Star Trek Online came mewing into the MMO world, bringing with it final frontiers, infinite diversity, and canon-approved lockboxes. Cryptic's so excited to share this milestone that it's starting the celebrations a little early with a daily giveaway from to...

January 26th 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Forsaken World's upcoming expansion is called Freedom Falls. When, exactly, is it upcoming? That would be February 4th, according to a Perfect World press release. Said release also tells us that Freedom Falls features a new playable race and class as well as a new high-level progression path call...

January 21st 2015 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Elements are the "in" thing for 2015, especially in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. First we found out that DDO will be implementing the Temple of Elemental Evil this year, and now we've gotten word that Neverwinter's newest module will be called Elemental Evil (it's no coincidence; both title...

January 20th 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Who is Captain Geko? It was a fairly innocent question posed on Reddit earlier in the week by a user who happened to group with someone using that name in Star Trek Online. The answer is that it's the usual screen name of lead designer Al Rivera, who took the opportunity to respond to the question...

January 16th 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Are you yearning to play Neverwinter on your Xbox One? You may be able to next month, as Perfect World is dangling closed beta registration for a February testing phase. More specifically, the game will be on Microsoft's newest console from February 5th through February 8th. A Perfect World press...

January 15th 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It turns out that the worst news for an online game -- having its studio close -- may not be the end of the world after all. Zombie Studios, the devs behind multiplayer shooter Blacklight: Retribution, announced today that it's closing shop and that a new studio has arisen from its ashes to take c...

January 8th 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Your loyal Star Trek Online crew deserves some recognition for its tireless work at raking you in XP, don't you think? Well, even if you don't agree, Cryptic is planning to give some major love to bridge officers in an upcoming patch. The team posted a dev diary today outlining the revamp to playe...

January 7th 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Perfect World may be going private in the future, if its founder and chairman of the board Michael Yufeng Chi has anything to say about it. Chi submitted a proposal on December 31st of last year to buy up all remaining shares of the studio. He already owns some of the company's stocks, although it...

January 5th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Klingons have long been the second-class citizens of Star Trek Online, although as of recent expansions they've come into their own in both content and culture. Reader Sean sends us in his wicked-looking avatar to be our final One Shots of 2014. See you all on the flip side! "Behold, my alter-ego,...

December 31st 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Boy howdy, I do love seeing the wonderfully bizarre superheroes that players can whip up in MMOs. Here's another winner from reader Dynatos, who shows off a rather... unique hero from Champions Online. "Born with an oversized (and over-active!) brain, Alistair Chester Grayson VI was never content...

December 30th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments