Columns

Enjoy a run-down of our recent long-form pieces, both game-specific and more general. You might also be interested in our list of all of our columns and recurring articles. [Follow this category’s RSS feed]

Four Winds: Remembering TERA’s wild start and in-game politics

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Well, the TERA sunset thing caught me off guard. I don't play TERA, but I was always under the impression that the game was...
Fighty fight fight.

Perfect Ten: 10 great ways to lose new players from your MMO

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MMOs require new blood. Not exclusively or anything; you can keep an MMO going for quite some time on existing happy players. But existing...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Touring Guild Wars 2’s restored living world season 1, Sky Pirates

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Ready for another trip down Guild Wars 2's memory lane, or, perhaps, to experience more of the game's long-lost stories for the first time?...

Choose My Adventure: Sampling a quick serving of player creativity in City of Heroes Rebirth

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Even though City of Heroes Rebirth is a smaller rogue server in comparison to others out there, I was happy to notice that there...

Massively on the Go: No one’s talking about May’s Pokemon GO Community Day, and that’s good

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Remember how negative players were about as Pokemon Go’s April Stuffel Community Day? And did you see how angry people on social media were about...

The Game Archaeologist: The ’90s BioWare MMORPG that almost was

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These days, if you mention "BioWare" and "MMORPG" in the same sentence, it's most certainly going to be about Star Wars: The Old Republic....
Burn it down!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV and the risk of job overload

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All right, let's start this column with a little thought exercise. I want you to come up with a weapon and a general flow...

One Shots: That time when the Matrix discovered that it was in another Matrix

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As we all know by now, the Matrix is everywhere, and we've consigned ourselves to a lifetime of being a battery for robots. Which...
Tnak

The Daily Grind: Do your MMO characters have a sense of style?

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Let me make sure that my meaning is perfectly clear here: I am not in any way calling upon you to defend your sartorial...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Niantic is listening to the wrong voices in its own company

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As I noted in my May event round-up, Pokemon Go's one-coin weekly Remote Raid passes will be dead starting May 23rd. Despite a recent interview...
And a real universe.

Betawatch: Dual Universe’s new subscription time token

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Subscription time tokens! Those always work out well, right? They always fill people with positive fuzzy thoughts and make people happy? That's a thing,...

LOTRO Legendarium: Exploring the bounds of Yondershire

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As I write this, I'm coming down off of the buzz that was Lord of the Rings Online's 15th anniversary. All in all, I...

Stick and Rudder: Some thoughts on Chris Roberts’ annual Star Citizen address

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As many of our readers are familiar by now, Chris Roberts has put out his annual Letter from the Chairman for the Star Citizen...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO grudges we just can’t let go

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Back in April, MMO Fallout's Connor and I had a lil tweet convo about grudges. He was joking that there will be aged gamers...
The stuff that you have, does someone have a claim on it?

Vague Patch Notes: A look back at my start in Final Fantasy XI, many years later

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It is the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI this week. Not the 20th anniversary of the game being in the US, and thus...
Anybody wanna do a mage?

The Daily Grind: What’s the saddest guild breakup you’ve experienced in an MMO?

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Guilds dissolve. It's almost inevitable. You get a group of people together and fun times happen, but eventually pressures both inside and out build...

Perfect Ten: MMO critters so cute it makes your teeth hurt

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I vividly remember a conversation I had with my then-girlfriend's parents back in 1996 about the potential of this growing "internet" phenomenon. With my...

Choose My Adventure: Some classic mission running in the City of Heroes Rebirth rogue server

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So yes, it would appear that missions are indeed the most rewarding thing to do in City of Heroes: Rebirth. That would probably be the...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online has a real enthusiasm problem

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Looking around the MMORPG community, you may not even be aware that Elder Scrolls Online has less than a month until its newest expansion,...

Not So Massively: First impressions of V Rising, launching into early access today

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I'm still searching for a survival game that fits me. I enjoy a lot of the survival experience, but the games as a whole...

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