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LOTRO Legendarium: My LOTRO wishlist for 2017

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Ever since I've been covering Lord of the Rings Online for this site (dating back to 2010!), I've had a tradition of kicking...
Let's make this happen.

Betawatch: Project Gorgon gears up with high-level content (January 13, 2017)

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Is it fair to call Project Gorgon a spiritual successor to Asheron's Call? I'm going to go with yes, which means that...
No, you don't get it, she has no eyes.

WoW Factor: New classes in a post-Legion world

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So World of Warcraft patch 7.1.5 is out now... but I'm going to be honest, that doesn't feel like much of anything. It's...

EverQuesting: The loss of Landmark

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Daybreak did it again. Boy, that phrase has come to mean a great many different things over the years. However, in this case...
There was something beautiful and wonderful and it destroyed itself.

Massively Overthinking: Tab-target vs. action combat in MMORPGs

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Massively OP patron Duane is kicking the new year off right: with a brawl over combat types in MMOs. "Tab-target, action, or hybrid combat, for...
Wake me up when the Hobbit films end.

Choose My Adventure: Starting my journey in Lord of the Rings Online

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If I had to guess which tabletop roleplaying game I was going to associate with Lord of the Rings Online, I really wouldn't have...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s Homestead player housing blew my mind

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I usually like to bury my opinion behind a bit of measured fact-checking and the weight of opposing opinions, but Elder Scrolls Online...
THIS WEIGHS KILOGRAMS

Perfect Ten: Mobile MMOs coming in 2017

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This past year, we couldn't seem to go a week without bumping into news of some new mobile MMO or a tablet spin-off of...

Jukebox Heroes: Six MMOs that need official soundtrack releases

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For an avid fan of video game soundtracks, and of MMO soundtracks in particular, the most frustrating aspect of collecting and listening to these...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Ten things I’d forgotten from Guild Wars 2’s Living World Season 1

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I spent quite a while poring over a recent gem of a video that served as a fantastically nostalgic trip down memory lane through its...
Be here now.

Wisdom of Nym: Preparing for Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 3.5

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It occurred to me as I penned last week's column that I hadn't actually been talking about Final Fantasy XIV's next patch very...

Global Chat Extra: In remembrance of Landmark

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Obviously, the reverberations of the news of Landmark's closure continue to be seen across the MMO community, including in our own comments...

EVE Evolved: Five EVE video shows to watch in 2017

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Over the past several years, the way in which we receive gaming news and the types of gaming media we follow has changed pretty fundamentally. Today's...

One Shots: The Reaper comes for all MMOs

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In light of this past week's sad Landmark news, it's perhaps too on-the-nose that I asked for players to send in pictures of...
It never ends.

The Daily Grind: Do you look forward to being ‘done’ with an MMO?

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I have a lot of reasons for taking something an extended break from Final Fantasy XI, but one of the biggest reasons is...

The Game Archaeologist: Hero’s Journey

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Fiction writers know well of Joseph Campbell's identification and outline of the monomyth, or "hero's journey," in many stories. The 12-step process starts...

Chaos Theory: The Secret World says sayonara to 2016

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Have you ever had a year that you looked back on and all you could really say was, Hey, I made it through. I've...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: The best MMORPG updates and expansions of 2016 (that aren’t Legion)

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Sometimes you have to exclude something from a list. I could, for example, praise World of Warcraft: Legion for being a really...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR predictions for 2017

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Here we are again. Star Wars: The Old Republic survived another year despite those who predicted five years ago that it would shut...
Hey-nonny-nonny, it's time for another song you skip over!

Choose My Adventure: Preparing to re-enter Lord of the Rings Online

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The votes are in, and the next four weeks will be spent in Lord of the Rings Online! This one quite genuinely surprised...

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