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Neverwinter gives players the freedom to buy skills

Quoting beta feedback as a reason, Cryptic is changing Neverwinter's character progression to allow players to purchase new skills via power points. Previously, specific skills were handed out automatically upon hitting certain levels, but apparently choice was a big request of testers. The ne...

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The Daily Grind: When should character progression carry over?

Age of Wushu is still in testing right now, but that doesn't mean that your play right now doesn't count. Character progression is carrying over, and what you do from this point onward will matter. The game isn't alone, either; Final Fantasy XIV will be carrying over character data from open beta...

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Details unveiled about Star Wars: The Old Republic's Legacy Perks

It's always fun to hit significant progress milestones in a game... the first time. The next three or four times it can start to get just a bit more tedious. Star Wars: The Old Republic's Legacy Perks in the upcoming patch 1.3 are intended to help ensure that your alts can focus on doing the thin...

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MechWarrior Online previews BattleMech upgrades and pilot skill trees

A couple of days ago, Piranha Games -- the studio behind the upcoming MechWarrior Online -- gave us a look at the role-based warfare and character progression we can expect from the robot-fighting title. As we reported last week, players in MWO will fall into of four roles: scout, assault, defe...

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Overhaul to skills coming to Star Trek Online

The core of progression in Star Trek Online has always been the game's sprawling skill system, but it's also proved to be something of a weakness. Not only were several of the skills difficult to understand at a glance (Astrometrics offers benefits not instantly apparent, for instance), but the h...

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PAX 2011: Funcom discusses The Secret World's PvP, ARG, and more

Funcom had an impressive presence at PAX Prime 2011, and along with that presence came a wealth of information about its upcoming horror MMORPG, The Secret World. In addition to showing off the Polaris five-man instance, the team also highlighted a new solo mission demo and revealed some new info...

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The Agency under the scope, RMT not a part

Genres are a sticky thing when it comes to gaming. On the one hand, they help us categorize and succinctly describe a hitherto unknown game. Simply referring to a game as an MMO, for instance, instantly conjures up a number of elements like a persistent world, large sharded player base, and charac...

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Earthrise gets two new wallpapers

The brand new MMO on the block -- Earthrise, from Masthead Studios -- has a couple new wallpapers for anybody interested in something new to look at on your desktop. We always appreciate it when wallpapers come with a widescreen resolution option. Since we were already on the Earthrise website, w...

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