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Posts tagged loot-drops

The Daily Grind: Can crafted gear coexist with loot drops?

Recently we asked whether you prefer RNG or tokens when it comes to MMORPG loot. There's a third option, though, and that option is player-crafted gear. Games that focus on crafted materials over loot have fallen out of favor in recent years, but they may see something resembling a comeback...

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Guild Wars 2's February update gives players a bit more loot

Guild Wars 2 might sell itself as not being a loot-focused game, but let's face it: No one wants to pound on a giant for five straight minutes without getting a new sword. So players were more than a little annoyed when exactly that was happening. After extensive investigation, director Colin...

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Massively Exclusive: ArcheAge's Jake Song on consensual PvP, inflation, and more

ArcheAge news has been a bit sporadic of late, and it's also been quite some time since we talked to the devs or took a spin through one of the game's closed beta phases. Like many of you, we're dying to know more about XL Games' forthcoming fantasy sandpark, so we went straight to the source to...

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CABAL readies Episode V expansion

CABAL Online is gearing up for its latest expansion, and the meaty Episode V: Mercenaries looks to add quite a bit of content to the free-to-play action MMORPG. Chief among the additions are a mailing system, a complete revamp of the dungeon and loot drop systems, and the titular NPC mercs. The...

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Aion's 2.1 patch to increase drop rates

NCsoft isn't resting on its winged laurels after last month's release of its Assault on Balaurea expansion. Aion's 2.1 patch is just around the corner, judging by its debut this week on the Korean test servers and the associated patch notes that have been posted to the North American PowerWiki. ...

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Pirates of the Burning Sea introduces skirmish system and treasure hunts

By the time this post goes live, Pirates of the Burning Sea should be updated to build 1.15: "Black Bart's Gold", across the North American, European, and Australian servers. Black Bart's Gold (which introduces treasure hunting to the game) is a continuation of the Black Flags and Dread Saints...

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Hotfix quashes ludicrous purple loot drops in Age of Conan

Something strange has happened over the last few days in Hyboria. The first we knew of it was when a forum post suggested Funcom take a look at their loot tables, because certain mobs were dropping a heck of a lot more purple loot than they were (presumably) supposed to. The poster backed this up by...

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