Columns

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Perfect Ten: The odd things I noticed slipping back into Final Fantasy XI

Over the years, I may have spent more money on Final Fantasy XI than any other MMO. It's undoubtedly my first MMO, and...

Massively Overthinking: Reconsidering the MMORPG daily quest

Dailies. The word evokes pure hatred from some corners of the MMORPG world. And yet games without dailies are dinged for not having enough content...

Working As Intended: Busting up the MMORPG nostalgia party

Last week, a clever Massively OP commenter, SC_Deadline, neatly summed up the ongoing Nostalrius emulator shutdown as Blizzard "bust up someone's nostalgia...

Hyperspace Beacon: Impressions of SWTOR’s Visions in the Dark for gamers still on the fence

After the last couple of lackluster chapters, I’ve lowered my expectations for the Star Wars: The Old Republic story. Not because I think...
Where you at?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s missing Midgardsormr

What is Midgardsormr doing? The lord of the wyrms played a major role in the end of the 2.x story series in Final Fantasy...

Guild Chat: Starting a raiding guild in Guild Wars 2

Welcome along to Guild Chat, the place where we gather to discuss a reader submission on whatever guild-related topic is giving him or...
I don't really know either.

The Daily Grind: How often do you have to look up information in your main MMO?

My wife was sitting behind me and leveling one of her alts in Final Fantasy XIV, looking for a particular enemy. "Where are...

Jukebox Heroes: Six MMO tunes for a starry night

I am in love with the night. No, I'm not an emo vampire or Batman (although...); I've just always appreciated the quiet and peacefulness...
See, that's the joke of the name.

The Game Archaeologist: Guild Wars Utopia

Aztecs. Chronomancers. Mounts. Halberds. Golems. Dual wielding. These are all but a hint of what a fourth Guild Wars campaign could have been, a...
Car game.

Betawatch: Everything is going into beta (April 8, 2016)

Do you feel a cold, hollow pit in your heart that could only be filled with Auto Assault and its legacy of motorized vehicles...
I don't miss the days without blood elves, not at all.

WoW Factor: Nostalrius, copyright, and player demand

If you haven't been following the latest Legion testing - which, at the end of the day, is just a series of iterative...

Chaos Theory: Is The Secret World best when binged?

Binge watching. You know the practice when it comes to your favorite shows, but what about your favorite games? While this certainly isn't the...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with huge class rosters

After talking with Mark Jacobs the other week about the difficulty of balancing Camelot Unchained's 30 classes, it got my mind thinking...

Flameseeker Chronicles: The future of Guild Wars 2 under Mike O’Brien

The news coming from ArenaNet has been very interesting since the company's President Mike O'Brien took over as Guild Wars 2 Game...

Hyperspace Beacon: Three things SWTOR’s Eternal Championship needs

Hello BioWare, It’s me again, your average Star Wars: The Old Republic fan. You remember when I complained about Chapter 10...
Here we go again.

Wisdom of Nym: Where we’re heading in Final Fantasy XIV with patch 3.3 (and beyond)

I've made no real secret of the fact that I don't particularly like Final Fantasy XIV's live letters. Leaving aside the usual issues...

EVE Evolved: How did World War Bee start and where is it going?

Throughout the almost nine years I've been covering EVE Online in the gaming media, I've been continually amazed at the sheer scale and impact of events...
Darn it, Tad Williams, why.

Betawatch: You may completely believe that Otherland is back on Steam (April 1, 2016)

Yes, we've all had fun with today's joke, but you can probably 100% believe the fact that Otherland is back on Steam...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG classes

Nostalgia has me this week: I've been thinking a lot about some of my all-time favorite MMORPG characters, some of whom I can't physically play anymore...

Chaos Theory: Tomb-raiding The Secret World’s Issue #14 with Funcom

Remember that Indiana Jones-inspired outfit from The Secret World's Issue #6? Today is a great day to dust it off and slip it on...

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