Columns

Enjoy a run-down of our recent long-form pieces, both game-specific and more general. You might also be interested in our list of all of our columns and recurring articles. [Follow this category’s RSS feed]

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The Daily Grind: Are you going to indulge in some sales action for MMOs this year?

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It's the season... the season of discounts. Yes, it's just about time for everything to go on discounts on various online storefronts, and while...

Perfect Ten: 10 stock MMO mobs from crummy to cool

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My pet theory of MMOs is that they exist in a gaming multiverse with scores of unseen connections. This explains why so many of...

Choose My Adventure: Cobbling together a death brick in Avorion

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You know how your first construction job in a survival sandbox is a perfectly functional but spectacularly hideous in terms of aesthetics? That was...

The Daily Grind: What might the MMO genre have become without World of Warcraft?

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A few weeks back, MOP's Andy mused that it would have been a very different industry without World of Warcraft. As luck would have...

Vitae Aeternum: Analyzing New World’s storytelling

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I've been wanting to write this column for a while, but it's been a struggle to find the words. I'm never sure of how...
Whaling on the moon.

Wisdom of Nym: The plot threads I hope to see addressed in Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker

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It's almost time. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is going to be here very shortly - just a bit less than two weeks from now, in...
Oof.

The Daily Grind: Do all the New World issues make you less enthusiastic to play?

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We were talking in work chat the other day about how all New World really had to do this year was launch in a competent...

One Shots: After darkness, light

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Lord of the Rings Online is a game of great contrasts -- between evil and good, between darkness and light, and between ugliness and...
Which hand is my hand?!

The Daily Grind: How do you rotate through MMOs if you’re playing more than one?

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One of the phrases that I used to use when describing certain games was that a given title would make a great "second" MMO,...

The Game Archaeologist: The Wonderful World of Eamon

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As we've long since established, 1980's MUD1 was the official kick-off of the MMORPG genre, bringing online players together to adventure through persistent worlds...
I demand to pay more for this.

Betawatch: Dual Universe increases its beta subscription price

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The words "beta" and "subscription" feel like very weird concepts to put in juxtaposition with one another. Like, you would think that while you're...
Autumn!

Beta impressions: Babylon’s Fall is a fun co-op looter-slasher in need of some release polish

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Here is a funny story that is also entirely true. Square-Enix PR reached out to us to see if we were interested in covering...

Massively Overthinking: The MMORPG class archetypes we never play

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A few weeks ago, we did a fun Massively Overthinking on our most on-brand MMORPG classes and archetypes, the character concepts and playstyles we...

Interview: Star Wars The Old Republic devs on Legacy of the Sith’s December 14 launch

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"This is the start of a year’s celebration," Star Wars: The Old Republic Project Director Keith Kanneg said just before showing the press the...
More like Endgunblader.

Perfect Ten: 10 things I’m looking forward to in Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker

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So, life comes at you fast. When I originally planned this column out, this was going to be the week of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker...

MMO Cartographer: No Man’s Sky has worms

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I have come back to Earth to report on the Emergence Community Expedition I have explored in No Man’s Sky, the once-maligned and currently...
It just keeps happening.

WoW Factor: Examining the muted reaction to World of Warcraft’s Eternity’s End

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If this is what Blizzard listening looks like, folks, now is the time to be concerned for the future of World of Warcraft. All right, that's...

Choose My Adventure: Discovering familiarity, failure, and random adventure in Avorion

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I was one jump away from what could have been a big payday. The opportunity was literally handed to me and I had managed...
UNDEAD UNDEAD UNDEAD

Tamriel Infinium: A very Elder Scrolls Online wish list

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Wish lists: We all have one for our regular MMORPGs. I mean, how can you not when you're playing a game for so long?...

Massively on the Go: Happy Home Paradise is the cherry on top of Animal Crossing New Horizons’ final update

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I won't lie, the past week has been pretty fun for me. Animal Crossing: New Horizons' final update added so much to the game. Old...

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