Columns

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Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3’s Splatfest was a rocky start

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So we've finally had Splatoon 3's first real Splatfest. While the pre-launch demo gave me plenty to look forward to, it was also obvious...

LOTRO Legendarium: 23 LOTRO facts I learned from Scenario’s Casual Stroll video series

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Your mileage may vary, but as both a journalist and a gamer, I absolutely love hearing about how my favorite titles were made. It...
Zone!

Perfect Ten: 10 Final Fantasy XIV musical tracks that absolutely slap

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Everyone knows that people who play Final Fantasy XIV will not shut up about the game's music. This includes me. I will not shut...

Massively on the Go: October brings new treats to Pokemon Go

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Pokemon GO's Season of Light continues into October, and while a lot of the announced content looks as familiar as that candy corn you...

Choose My Adventure: Temtem is just not for me

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I'll open with a little personal opinion: I've never liked the baseline Pokemon games. It never appealed to me when it first released, the...

Casually Classic: The Death Knight starter experience is still the best WoW ever did

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Recently, along with what seemed like half the population of the globe, I rolled up a brand-new Death Knight in WoW Classic to take...

First impressions: Touring the features and firepower of Foxhole’s Inferno update

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After five years of development, the large-scale milsim Foxhole is going to be launching out of early access later this week on Wednesday, September...

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs have had the most successful monetization turnarounds?

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Up until the last couple of years, I would've said Lord of the Rings Online's monetization was... not good. In fact, even though plenty...
Kershadow

Wisdom of Nym: Sorting through Final Fantasy XIV’s current balance state

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So right now, some jobs in Final Fantasy XIV are performing better than others. In other news, water retains its moisturizing properties. Early reports...

Vitae Aeternum: The New Secret World

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Comparisons between New World and The Secret World have existed pretty much since the earliest teases of NW. It's what put the game on...

Global Chat: Warming up to story-driven MMORPGs

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Do you play MMOs for the narrative or ignore the story altogether? There's a sharp line dividing the community on this issue, but MMO...

One Shots: Postcards from the galactic rim

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While most of you toil and adventure away in the gravity well of a single planet, some daring MMOstronauts (is that a term? It...
We know, guys.

The Daily Grind: What things do MMOs do pre-launch that look like a red flag to you?

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Working in this industry for more than a decade has not, in fact, given me the ability to see the future. But it has...
Sure, all right, whatever?

Betawatch: Diablo IV’s endgame beta is on the way

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What's the endgame going to be like for Diablo IV? All right, yes, it's going to be frantically clicking on monsters who explode in...
Yeah, this is a thing.

WoW Factor: Just be honest about what WoW Classic is now

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So here's something funny to consider: No matter what happens, Blizzard has collectively backed itself into a corner with World of Warcraft expansions over...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most unloved class in your favorite MMO, and how would you fix it?

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I was trundling around playing on my Lord of the Rings Online server the other night when someone advertised for a Burglar for some...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO Kickstarters that let us down

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MOP's Chris penned a solid piece earlier this week about the fate that has apparently befallen Destiny's Sword, and as I was editing it,...
This non-game sucks, Beavis.

Vague Patch Notes: The perpetual MMO crowdfunding engine

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Do me a favor right now and navigate over to the Star Citizen webpage. It's possible that this has wildly changed in the time...
FLY

The Daily Grind: Which MMO with flight would be better without it?

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Flight is one of those movement tricks that a lot of MMOs use because let's be honest, flying is awesome. We are naturally land-bound...

Perfect Ten: 10 strategies to avoid getting fleeced in F2P MMOs

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"Nothing is ever truly free," my grizzled Uncle Trigger once told me. "So you got to pay for that there air! Pony up, boy!" While...

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