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]

Choose My Adventure: Taking the steering wheel of Star Citizen

Star Citizen's recent free fly event, and in particular the time I spent with MJ and friends riding an extremely swanky ship,...
Not pictured: Rabbits. We don't know what they'll look like yet.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV will let you pet the rabbits

The first Final Fantasy XIV fan festival this year seem to have been an exercise in subverting player expectations, albeit with subtlety. Six prior...

One Shots: Hobbit herbal hobbies

If Hobbits are seen as being generally lazy creatures that gobble up their weight in food every day, then how come they have such...
Croooooooooooooooow (Jupon)

The Daily Grind: How much time is a satisfying play session for an MMO?

Back in the days of Final Fantasy XI, if I didn't have at least three hours to play the game I rarely would bother logging...

LOTRO Legendarium: Taking a fresh look at Lord of the Rings Online’s early zones

One of the unexpected benefits of jumping onto Lord of the Rings Online new progression servers is that it's giving many of us...

Betawatch: Red Dead Online is alive and possibly not red

Yes, it's possible that Red Dead Online is not very red, and it is definitely very much alive in beta testing. But calling...
It's right there.

The Nexus Telegraph: What other MMOs should learn from WildStar’s demise

The shutdown of WildStar stings in a way that other shutdowns haven't. It's hardly the first game I've covered closely that has stepped away...

Hyperspace Beacon: We have the Star Wars The Old Republic story all wrong

I have been buried in Star Wars: The Old Republic lore for about 8 years now, and it pains me to admit this,...
luls

Vague Patch Notes: Having fun in an MMO doesn’t actually mean it’s any good

It appears that Fallout 76 has become the latest in a long line of games that launched too early with ill-defined goals, trying to...

Massively on the Go: The Pokemon Let’s Go-Go Connection

Yes, we're going to talk about Pokemon Let's Go Eevee (or you can pretend its Pikachu if you just want to experience Pokemon Yellow again)....
THIS IS NOT FINE! THERE WAS NO REASON TO LET IT GO THIS LONG OR GET THIS BAD!

Perfect Ten: The biggest MMO news stories of 2018

With the turn of every new year, I know we are entering unexplored territory in the field of MMO news. No matter what...
dang

The Daily Grind: Are you doing anything for WildStar’s sign-off?

Today is the day we say goodbye to WildStar for good, something that I am profoundly sorry to see happen. This was a game...

Global Chat: Saying farewell to a fellow MMO blogger

The MMO blogging community is a pretty tight-knit one. Most of us know each other (or of each other) and read each other's blogs...

EVE Evolved: Where can EVE Online go from here?

Ask a hundred EVE Online players when the game was at its best and you'll get a hundred different answers. For some older...

The Survivalist: ARK’s Extinction makes bases extinct

It had to be too good to last! We were all pretty shocked when Studio WildCard actually launched ARK's newest expansion on the...
A shameful spread of riches.

Wisdom of Nym: Making proper predictions about Final Fantasy XIV’s next jobs

Now that we're done poking holes in bad logic, it's time to actually get down to brass tacks of predicting the next jobs for...

One Shots: Snow joke

I ask for "weather" in a screenshot challenge and you all give me lots and lots and lots of MMO snow. I guess we're...
Not this.

The Daily Grind: How do people misunderstand your favorite MMOs?

A couple of weeks ago, I had a column in which I opined that younger me thought of Ultima Online as a place for...

The Game Archaeologist: Castle Infinity, the MMO that was literally rescued from a dumpster

In the grand history of MMORPGs, kids games seem to have it rougher than most. Developers have had a hard time cracking into that...
Yes, this is ready.

Betawatch: Legends of Aria has a free stress test

I can't speak for anyone else, but whenever I see something advertising a stress test, I just shrug and say that I've already got...

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