Systems

10.06.14
Shroud of the Avatar's update 10 stresses stability, challenge dungeons
10.06.14

Shroud of the Avatar's update 10 stresses stability, challenge dungeons

Any game with a strong online component is only as strong as its servers. You could make the best g...

By E. Lefebvre,   10.06.14
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04.12.14
PAX East 2014: PlanetSide 2's Higby on weekly updates
04.12.14

PAX East 2014: PlanetSide 2's Higby on weekly updates

It's been three months since PlanetSide 2 started updating once every week, if you don't count one...

By E. Lefebvre,   04.12.14
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02.02.14
The Daily Grind: What MMO systems are too complicated for you?
02.02.14

The Daily Grind: What MMO systems are too complicated for you?

In my experience, game designers are prone to creating systems in RPGs and MMOs that are, well, ant...

By J. Olivetti,   02.02.14
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12.13.13
World of Warcraft, complexity, and design vs. sprawl
12.13.13

World of Warcraft, complexity, and design vs. sprawl

One of those trends that comes out of reading a lot about World of Warcraft is you start to see pat...

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10.25.13
Ultra Street Fighter 4 adds 'Ultra Combo Double' and 'Red Focus Attack' mechanics
10.25.13

Ultra Street Fighter 4 adds 'Ultra Combo Double' and 'Red Focus Attack' mechanics

Capcom's forthcoming flagship fighter update Ultra Street Fighter 4 will introduce two new gamepla...

By J. Mallory,   10.25.13
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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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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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10.04.12
EVE Online posts an update to the state of Crimewatch
10.04.12

EVE Online posts an update to the state of Crimewatch

Criminals in EVE Online aren't just a cowardly and superstitious lot; they're a cowardly and supe...

By E. Lefebvre,   10.04.12
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09.24.12
Everything you wanted to know about Neverwinter's Foundry but haven't asked
09.24.12

Everything you wanted to know about Neverwinter's Foundry but haven't asked

Neverwinter has some pretty big shoes to fill. More accurately, it has some pretty elaborate shoe...

By E. Lefebvre,   09.24.12
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