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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in review – the final assessment

Expansion footraces are dumb in a lot of ways. Final Fantasy XIV has two expansions at this point, and the reality is that neither...
And here, we see yet another thing thrown away for no damn reason.

Storyboard: Exploring religion in MMOs

One of the things I wanted to do in bringing back Storyboard was to expand a little bit beyond just roleplaying to the...

Global Chat: The NecroKitties of Elsweyr

Raise your hand if you're playing Elder Scrolls Online's newest expansion this week! Elsweyr has drawn many back in to Tamriel with the...

One Shots: Prime real estate

The rich elite enjoy their luxurious mansions located on scenic shores, remote islands, or exclusive metropolis neighborhoods. But the rich elite with connections to...
shebang

The Daily Grind: Which non-MMORPG would you like to see expand into one?

It's common knowledge at this point that Overwatch is in small part salvaged from Blizzard's never-actually-made second MMORPG, although just how much of the...
World again.

Betawatch: ReWorld beta is due in two months

Look, over that way! Is it a beta announcement? No, it's an announcement of a beta announcement, as the ReWorld Online Twitter has announced that...
Success?

Vague Patch Notes: The curious case of the esports bubble

I've been thinking a lot about esports lately. This is not actually something I like to think about, mind you; my general attitude toward esports...

Into the Super-verse: Why didn’t Champions Online do better?

A while back I was flipping through the backlog of my personal gaming blog, looking at the history of my gaming trends, particularly in...

Massively Overthinking: Does the MMO genre have too many games for its own good?

Last month I saw a video from YouTuber Josh Strife Hayes with an eyebrow-raiser of a thesis: He essentially argues that we have...

Wandering Wraeclast: Bring on more Path of Exile super league of leagues

I am not sure how everyone else felt about the special Synthesis super league in Path of Exile these past few weeks, but...

Hyperspace Beacon: Thoughts on SWTOR’s Dantooine Incursion update

Tuesday, Star Wars: The Old Republic released a new event update called the Dantooine Incursion. I played through the questlines on...
Robots.

The Daily Grind: What serves as your biggest MMO currency sink?

I don't really devote a lot of effort in Final Fantasy XIV into making money, but I also sort of don't need to. The game's...

Desert Oasis: Comparing Black Desert and Blade & Soul’s design philosophies

One of my favorite MMO stories is how I got into Black Desert in the first place. It was right after I tried...

Perfect Ten: SNES games that would have made for amazing MMORPGs

I think many of us hold a fond nostalgic torch for a specific console or computer that meant a lot to us growing up,...

Choose My Adventure: A debriefing for Star Wars The Old Republic

We're ending our run in SWTOR with a roleplay sendoff as we prepare to head into the next game you voted for in Choose My Adventure: TERA.

Massively Uplifting: Supporting St. Jude Children’s Hospital and PRIDE month

April showers bring May flowers, but big-hearted gamers bring forth good deeds any month of the year! And May was no different. Generosity with...
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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in review – odds and ends

The thing about Final Fantasy XIV is that it's big. Really, amazingly big. There's a lot of stuff, and if I wanted to go...

Fight or Kite: First impressions of Nexon’s new multiplayer shooter Rocket Arena

Nexon's new crossplatform multiplayer shooter Rocket Arena came out of nowhere last month and surprised everyone with a closed beta this past...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Guild Wars 2’s Season 4 soundtrack

On May 14th, Guild Wars 2 fans were delivered a bittersweet message from the game's main composer, Maclaine Diemer. Diemer, who had been...

One Shots: Larger than life

If there is one thing that MMORPGs are able to do regularly and impressively, it is to give us a sense of massive scale....

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