Columns

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Scamp.

The Daily Grind: If you could remove one World of Warcraft expansion, which one would it be?

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It may seem like an odd memory at this point, but there was a time when the answer to "what's the worst World of Warcraft...

Massively on the Go: A primer for Pokemon Go’s November event plans

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November may be the release month for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, but don't count Pokemon Go out just yet. The November events...

One Shots: Marinating in Halloween

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Yes, yes, I know you saw the headline and can't wait for some tricks and treats, but we have some business to take care...

LOTRO Legendarium: Maximizing your character’s first 20 levels in Lord of the Rings Online

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Probably more times than I can count, I have started up new characters in Lord of the Rings Online and gone through those oh-so-familiar...
Hats

Betawatch: Elyon leaves beta for launch

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Elyon slipped the surly tides of beta this week by leaping into a rather subdued launch, but a respectable one: Ahead of the weekend,...
Technopathological.

Lawful Neutral: Managing toxicity in the MMO industry

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When I'm playing games, I make a lot of use of the reporting function. If I see a moonkin zerg farming a spot in...
All over again.

WoW Factor: Why World of Warcraft’s Torghast didn’t work

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Amidst all of the other things that are being changed in World of Warcraft's next patch that has a dearth of content but a lot...

Massively Overthinking: Should MMOs have endings – or at least end points?

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I suspect most MMO players are going to read that question and immediately balk at it. We think of MMOs as being defined in...
City again.

Into the Super-Verse: Has Homecoming torched the plans of City of Heroes successors?

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Anyone who has followed my career for a while is probably aware of the fact that I love City of Heroes. This is not a...

Massively Uplifting: Warframe fights cancer, Square Enix helps the Red Cross, and Extra Life 2021 looms

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Summer has ended, school has started, and now the leaves have begun to fall as the air turns cooler. It's a time of coziness...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: A completely accurate 10-point summary of MMO history

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History! Let's be real here, it's pretty damn boring. No one cares about it, and it all happened beforehand, so why is any of...
Nairs your Thav.

Wisdom of Nym: Final thoughts in the wake of the Final Fantasy XIV media tour

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It's so relaxing to finally be able to talk about the media tour. I've talked before about how Final Fantasy XIV lacks much in the...

Vitae Aeternum: Did New World’s morph to full MMORPG hamstring its PvP?

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Leading up to New World’s original launch, I had virtually no interest in playing. Even after Amazon Games pulled the ol’ switcheroo and added...

One Shots: Gnome mercy

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For today's headline picture, I'll let Minimalistway explain why you have a pint-size Great Gnomeregan Run marathoner from World of Warcraft waving frantically at...
Pork chops

The Daily Grind: What’s your worst MMO guild drama moment?

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Guild drama! The words that strike fear into the hardened hearts of MMO players all over the world. Whether it's World of Warcraft or Ultima Online,...

LOTRO Legendarium: Embracing the journey that is Lord of the Rings Online

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I know that there are a whole lot of things I should be talking about Lord of the Rings Online in this week's space,...
Sidelined!

Betawatch: Ghost Recon Frontline announces abrupt and indefinite beta delay

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Remember Ghost Recon Frontline? The answer is either "no" or "yes, and I hate it," based around general reaction to Ubisoft's abruptly announced battle royale...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s latest interview is light on answers and heavy on spin

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In our many years of coverage of Pokemon Go, we've found it's been pretty common for Niantic to issue unclear announcements, and one-on-one interviews...

Perfect Ten: Strategies for juggling multiple MMOs

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Among my friends, I have a reputation for being "that guy who plays all the games." People are constantly asking me how I manage...
Get back.

WoW Factor: So when will we get the next World of Warcraft expansion announcement?

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Under normal circumstances for World of Warcraft, this would be a very stupid topic for an article because it would have a very obvious answer...

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