After series of PvP and sovereignty changes and expansions, it is high time to give something to those capsuleers that value exploration and PvE combat above anything else.
Last weeks Bless Online press event, revealing game pricing, caused quite a panic among the community which reacted allergically to the $40-$200 price spread. Various editions granted its owners a substantial headstart time and premium membership time (which caused quite a stir on its own). Not only prices were blown off the proportion but also indicated early-access premium subscription which ticked gamers off.
Elder Scrolls Online, just like any MMORPG game is suffering from the same "expansion fatigue" as any other. At first, everyone is hyped for new lands, new lore and new main story but when the dust settles it turns out there is not much left to do but to wait for the new expansion. Zenimax Online Studios addressed this issue before the launch, listing out items you can do besides the main story arc.
Black Desert is in quite a turmoil after recent balance changes but even that can't change the fact that its one of the most financially successful titles currently on the market.
One of the harshes punishments in World of Warcraft history has been carried out as a 38-year-old gamer has been sentenced to a year in prison in the US for performing a DDoS attack that struck down on the MMORPG servers in Europe.
Blade and Soul is kind of a mixed bag, mostly popular due to its well-designed dungeons and PvE content, not so much for PvP. Recently its population was rather in the decline so NCSoft made a decision to finally move this gorgeous game from Unreal Engine 3 to UE 4 and play to its strengths - community and PvE.
EvE Online is a true sandbox with a history of political strife, backstabbing, espionage and betrayal. Space "Game of Thrones" now celebrates 15 years with a brief fan-service video!