MMOBomb’s Free-to-Play Predictions For 2017 — And Readers’ Predictions From 2016

MMOBomb’s Free-to-Play Predictions For 2017 — And Readers’ Predictions From 2016

I copped out last year. I admit it. When I did my sort-of-annual tradition of making end-of-year predictions for the F2P gaming space, I only…

SuperData: F2P Titles Brought In 87% Of All “MMO” Gaming Revenue in 2016, Made $21.1 Billion

SuperData: F2P Titles Brought In 87% Of All “MMO” Gaming Revenue in 2016, Made $21.1 Billion

SuperData’s 2016 gaming year in review is now available for free on the market research firm’s website. And it’s got some pretty staggering claims that,…

Belly Up To The (Loot) Bar: A Potential New Way Forward For F2P MMOs

Belly Up To The (Loot) Bar: A Potential New Way Forward For F2P MMOs

Since the dawn of time, RPGs have used something akin to real-life “rules” when it comes to loot acquisition: if you kill something or someone,…

Guild Wars 2 Wintersday Festival And Season 5 PvP Leagues Now Live

Guild Wars 2 Wintersday Festival And Season 5 PvP Leagues Now Live

Nothing spreads the holiday cheer quite like smacking someone else in the face with a two-handed sword, right? That might be the thought process behind…

GW2 Preps For PvP Season 5 With Eye Towards Improved Skill Measurement, Matchmaking, and Rewards

GW2 Preps For PvP Season 5 With Eye Towards Improved Skill Measurement, Matchmaking, and Rewards

Changes are in store for Season 5 of Guild Wars 2’s PvP, and ArenaNet’s got the always-contentious topics of matchmaking and rewards in the crosshairs….

SWTOR (Predictably) Nerfs Command XP, Players (Also Predictably) Respond Poorly

SWTOR (Predictably) Nerfs Command XP, Players (Also Predictably) Respond Poorly

When the Galactic Command system went live for Star Wars: The Old Republic last week, it became possible to earn gear through every activity in…

Guild Wars 2’s “A Crack In The Ice” Patch Is Now Live

Guild Wars 2’s “A Crack In The Ice” Patch Is Now Live

If the weather this past weekend wasn’t enough to chill your bones, ArenaNet’s got an even chillier reception waiting for you now in Guild Wars…

Guild Wars 2’s Next Story Chapter, A Crack In The Ice, Arrives Nov. 21, Along With New Fractal

Guild Wars 2’s Next Story Chapter, A Crack In The Ice, Arrives Nov. 21, Along With New Fractal

ArenaNet is keeping Guild Wars 2 players on the move. The last update to the Living World took them to the volcanic plains of Ember…

NCSoft’s Latest Financials: Down Nearly Everywhere, But That’s Not Atypical For Q3

NCSoft’s Latest Financials: Down Nearly Everywhere, But That’s Not Atypical For Q3

NCSoft released its financial statements for the third quarter of 2016, which covered the time period from July 1 to Sept. 30. And while the…

Guild Wars 2 Extends Halloween To Nov. 8

Guild Wars 2 Extends Halloween To Nov. 8

Keep the jack-o’-lantern on the front porch and don’t put up the Christmas decorations just yet — it’s still Halloween time, at least in Tyria….

Guild Wars 2 Adds Preview Feature To Loot Containers, Including Black Lion Chests

Guild Wars 2 Adds Preview Feature To Loot Containers, Including Black Lion Chests

While Neverwinter is removing functionality to let players “preview” loot boxes, Guild Wars 2 is going in the opposite direction. Today’s GW2 patch grants players…

Do MMO Revamps Help Draw In Players Or Chase Them Away?

Do MMO Revamps Help Draw In Players Or Chase Them Away?

In case you missed it – and, if you’ve been following this site, I’m not sure how that could have happened – Skyforge made a…

Guild Wars 2’s Halloween Celebration Returns Oct. 18

Guild Wars 2’s Halloween Celebration Returns Oct. 18

Mad King Thorn will soon be back in Tyria, giving Guild Wars 2 players something to scream about, as the Shadow of the Mad King…

Better Gear Management and The False Promise of Build Switching in MMOs

Better Gear Management and The False Promise of Build Switching in MMOs

I haven’t gone off on a good inventory management-related rant for a while, but the latest news coming from Rift has inspired me. It’s not…

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