Columns

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Sword and Bored: Pub roleplay

Mo's companion Amilya stops into the local pub to get a quick drink. Can't a woman just get a drink already?!
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: The state of Final Fantasy XIV’s tanks

I don't generally like "ranking" classes. The best tanking option in Final Fantasy XIV is the one that you like playing the most,...

EVE Evolved: CCP can’t just focus on EVE Online any more

The recent announcement of arcade shooter EVE: Gunjack for the Samsung Gear VR has prompted some pretty interesting negative responses from gamers...

MMO Burnout: Virtual bush flying with FSEconomy

I play a lot of flight sims. The Sturmovik series, DCS, X-Plane, and pretty much every similar title ever released has found its way onto...

Nexus Telegraph: Four things that have me excited about WildStar’s F2P patch

Hot dog! This past week's stress test of the new fall patch for WildStar (it doesn't have a name yet, and
Spread your wings and, well, glide.

Betawatch: August 7th, 2015

It's time for the first Guild Wars 2 expansion beta weekend! Technically, it's a public weekend, but the only parts of the...
When it comes.

WoW Factor: Analyzing Legion with a critical eye

All right, let me just say for the record that when it comes to this expansion, my speculation last week was meant as...

Perfect Ten: Clever features that should be in more MMOs

MMOs are built on the backs of many interlocking systems, some more crucial to the experience than others. While I have great appreciation for...

EverQuesting: (Almost) everything we know about EverQuest Next

In a perfect world, we'd have the mana of EverQuest Next news raining down from the sky, enough to satiate our hunger for...

Choose My Adventure: A whale of a time in FFXIV Heavensward’s Sea of Clouds

Hello again everyone, and happy August. It's happy for me, anyway; this past weekend marked the first time in recent memory that I could...

Marvel Heroics: Fighting the inventory blues

Diablo-type games balance on a see-saw of distribution and acquisition; the games explode with loot while giving you limited space to store all of...

Hyperspace Beacon: Ten SWTOR sites worth visiting

As regular readers surely know, I really enjoy the Star Wars: The Old Republic community. And I don't mean the community team led...

Sword and Bored: Expansion

An expansion released for Mo's game, and Amilya is excited to show him -- maybe too excited.
I always want screenshots I don't actually have, it seems.

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on what comes next in Final Fantasy XIV

Let me start by warning you fans of Final Fantasy XIV that this column may very well have spoilers, but that's all right...

MMO Mechanics: Brilliant MMO boss mechanics

I love a good boss fight as much as the next MMO player, and I'm sure I'm not alone in favouring fights that really...

One Shots: Abstract art

Every once in a while I receive a One Shots email that makes one of my eyebrows climb super-high while the other one...

Nexus Telegraph: Righting the S.S. WildStar

This past week I got the opportunity to ask a few questions about WildStar's new "stat refactoring" patch that's coming this fall....
I'm sure someone cares.

Betawatch: July 31st, 2015

I'm not going to pretend to fully understand why people are super excited about Tree of Savior, but I'm still very happy that...

EverQuest II’s prog server isn’t as fun as the real thing

I've been playing the crap out of EverQuest II for the past week. Funnily enough, the vast majority of said playtime hasn't been...
Here we go again, unfortunately.

WoW Factor: Speculating on WoW’s next expansion

On August 6th, we now know, we'll be hearing the name and some details on the next World of Warcraft expansion. What we...

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