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How does this need to be said.

Jukebox Heroes: Worlds Adrift’s soundtrack

While the actual game of Worlds Adrift probably won't be grapple-hooking me any time soon, there is something about its style that I...
Hot lady

Wisdom of Nym: Predictions for Final Fantasy XIV’s fan festival

Well, here we go again. This Friday is time for Final Fantasy XIV fans to sit down and find out what the next...

EVE Evolved: Making the most of EVE Online’s Onslaught expansion

EVE Online's Onslaught expansion goes live in just a few days on November 13th, and it looks like it has a little...

One Shots: Winter is… here!

As I'm prepping this column, we're in the middle of a nice early November snowstorm. I'm sort of wondering where fall went and why...
Insecure

The Daily Grind: Do you have authenticators for your MMO accounts?

It never seemed to me like I had any need of an authenticator for World of Warcraft... until my wife's account got taken....

The Game Archeologist: Halo Universe

Since its debut on Xbox back in 2001, the Halo franchise has been a massive powerhouse and a mainstay for shooter fans. To date,...
SO many things.

Jukebox Heroes: RuneScape’s orchestral album

I have been saying for years that RuneScape has a truly impressive yet overlooked body of video game music. To my knowledge, it's...
This is duuuuumb

WoW Factor: The dumb World of Warcraft stuff from BlizzCon

It's easy to just think of this year'sĀ BlizzCon as having dumb stuff on display for Diablo, but let's be real here - there...

EverQuesting: EverQuest II’s 14th anniversary retrospective, from Columbus Nova to Chaos Descending

During last year's anniversary retrospective for EverQuest II I dared to say things were too quiet. Big...
Yeah, we're doing this.

Epic MMO Battles of History: World of Warcraft’s Wrath of the Lich King vs. Legion

It was just a couple of days ago when Bree was sharing that I felt like Wrath of the Lich King was the...
I'm supposed to what?

The Daily Grind: What MMO offers players the best tutorials?

Let's face it, MMOs are pretty bad at teaching players about what they're supposed to do. I can't recall the last time I needed...
The Grand Magistrix has power over time.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that aimed at the future… and missed

The future is a weird place. It's similar to the present, but it has a very different outlook on the world, and it wants...

The Survivalist: Conan Exiles’ Picts, pets, and pokey arrows

In a world where no game is perfect, I continue to be pleased with the progress Conan Exiles keeps making. I'm also happy...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: How many antagonistic sides do we have in Final Fantasy XIV?

One of my favorite moments from Order of the Stick (which is excellent anyhow) is when one of the villains makes it clear to...
wuck the fhat

BlizzCon 2018: What the heck happened?

Every year, I cover BlizzCon for Massively Overpowered. This is not new information; you've all seen my liveblogs running every year for quite...

One Shots: A star is born

It's time for another amazing Fashion Week here at One Shots! It's like Shark Week, only with sleeker looks and less chum. Last...
Let's just overlook some stuff.

The Daily Grind: What wildly implausible settings would you like for an MMO?

If you had told me before it happened that we would get an MMO based on the works of Tad Williams, I wouldn't have...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six ways to prep for legendary servers

With progression servers on the way for... sometime... this month, many players (myself included) are planning out their brand-new adventures through Middle-earth. There's certainly...
Sure. Okay. Great. Super.

Betawatch: Ashes of Creation tests battle royale, Occupy White Walls hands out beta keys

So... all right. Ashes of Creation has a secondary side battle royale mode that's going to be entitled Ashes of Creation: Apocalypse...
Such meaning.

Vague Patch Notes: The meaning of ‘meaningful’ in MMORPGs

Ironically, the term "meaningful" has a long history of not meaning much of anything with MMOs. Back in 2015 I did a Perfect Ten...

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