Columns

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One Shots: Holding a torch for City of Heroes

No, you're not seeing yet another ancient screenshot from the late, great City of Heroes. No, this is something far more recent and...

Nexus Telegraph: Rethinking WildStar’s challenges

Back when WildStar first launched, there was a rapid evolution of the general community opinion over challenges. Initially there was excitement over these...
My authority as principal is total.

Betawatch: July 17th, 2015

If you were excited for Camelot Unchained opening its doors for the first time next month, we've got some bad news for you....

The Soapbox: An ode to MMO positivity

I had a strange thought the other day, at least as regards the MMO genre. I'm kinda having fun here. I know, it surprised...

Massively Overthinking: On the popularity of the MMORPG genre

This week's Massively Overthinking comes from Kickstarter donor Syllable, who wonders, "Why do you think MMOs are not as popular as they were few years...

EverQuesting: Holly Longdale was right about casuals and raiding

How's the weather over in EverQuest? Well there was a doozy of a storm that rolled through recently! I am going to admit...

Choose My Adventure: Onward and Heavensward

Hello old (and new) friends. It's been quite a while, so I imagine a quick (re-)introduction is in order before we get to the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Trinity dependence in Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns

I don't know about you lot, but I really enjoy ArenaNet's Points of Interest livestream that airs on its official Twitch channel. It...

Global Chat: How Marvel Heroes made a dad a hero

I love a good customer service story, because it reminds me that a lot goes right behind-the-scenes at MMOs that's hardly ever reported.

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s group content overhaul

I am a raider. I'm not one of those raiders who spends every waking moment learning how to optimize gear and spending four to...

Sword and Bored: Re-trolling

The nefarious underwear ninjas KaptianKuddles and DrL0v3 continue their griefing campaign. Mo's tanking buddy AnneSpanc co-stars.
Different?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s expansion endgame, three weeks in

As of this writing, I haven't yet cleared Alexander. I've had other things to do, and while it might mean I'm ultimately one week...

EVE Evolved: It’s never too late to start playing EVE

Any time an in-depth discussion pops up about EVE Online, it's never long before someone pipes up with the complaint that new players...

One Shots: Blinded with science

Skyforge is becoming a hot property for bored summer gamers looking for something new to explore. Reader Tyler reports in from the recent...

The Game Archaeologist: The Sims Online

The Sims Online was one of the odder entrants into the MMO genre, an online iteration of an immensely popular game franchise that...

Chaos Theory: The Secret World introduces Issue #12: To the Dark Tower Below

We've known for quite some time that The Secret World's next issue would be dungeon-based. We also knew it would take place under...
Good luck.

Betawatch: July 10th, 2015

Star Citizen managed to seize everyone's attention this week. Was it the opening of a new office for the game's development studio?...
Oh boy, not ready.

WoW Factor: Draenor’s imminent content drought

We know that Hellfire Citadel is going to be the last raid in World of Warcraft's current expansion. We know that the expansion...

The Soapbox: Star Citizen is still worth the wait

Wow, it's Star Citizen and Derek Smart in the same post! OK, now that I've stopped laughing (again), you can call me...

Perfect Ten: Ten lessons I learned as an MMO healer

Back in my World of Warcraft and RIFT days, I spent an awful lot of time in dungeon runs as a healer....

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