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Grab a MU Online or C9 gift bundle in Webzen’s 12th anniversary giveaway

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Webzen is turning 12, and for the occasion, it's rolling out an amusement park theme for both of its live western MMOs: MU Online and...

Choose My Adventure: Warrior time and a more classical Cleric in RIFT

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This week, I traded my shepherd’s cane for a big honkin’ sword in RIFT and found that… well, there’s not too much different here,...
Fingerblasting, I guess.

Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.5, Death Unto Dawn, is out today

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The date has finally arrived for Final Fantasy XIV to get a new patch. Patch 5.5 is now live on the game's servers, bringing...

Classic Guild Wars players are in a delightful frenzy trying to unearth an easter egg from 2013

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Combine a developer's hint about secret content and a much beloved MMORPG, and you've got the makings for a major treasure hunt - and...

The Daily Grind: Should more MMOs offer ‘season pass’ style content?

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Its seems as if we've been fielding a lot of email and podcast questions about season passes the last month or two. Paid season...
Feelings felt

Final Fantasy XIV prepares for its next live letter on May 15

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If Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers got you to feel a feeling, you have Natsuko Ishikawa to thank for that. And she's working on the...

MMO dev sitcom Mythic Quest will premiere a bonus episode April 16 ahead of season two debut

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Fans eager for the upcoming second season of the MMO development studio sitcom Mythic Quest won't have to wait until they get a taste...
Bring the light

Wisdom of Nym: Some interesting bits from Final Fantasy XIV’s 5.5 patch notes

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Part of me has never been altogether clear on why I am so enthusiastic about seeing the fresh set of patch notes for Final...
Well, that's appealing, except not.

Blade and Soul prepares to send players to the Candycloud Carnival

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The Candycloud Carnival is not like most other carnivals, so Blade & Soul players will need to prepare for that when it arrives in-game...

Gamigo outlines the timing for the last Defiance server shutdown

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It's almost time to say goodbye to both versions of Defiance, and while fans of the sci-fi shooting MMO may be reveling in the...

The Daily Grind: How often do you change your MMO characters’ outfits?

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One of the nice things City of Heroes' rogue servers did for the community was open up all the costume slots for everyone. Obviously,...
Symbolic.

Global Chat: Dealing with Magic Legends

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Now that Magic Legends is out, you can best believe that a lot of MMO gamers are checking out Cryptic's latest offering. Among those...

One Shots: The voyage home

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When you've spent a whole lot of calories burning, pillaging, and looting villages, it's a welcome sight to see the rest and shelter of...
whaaaaale

The Daily Grind: What mount type do you wish more MMOs would offer?

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Here are some of my mounts in Final Fantasy XIV: a sheep. A flying pig. A giant moss-covered sneezing monster. A drifting stalk of a...
Loser

WRUP: Insulting highways edition

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Interstate 84: Hey, you! You're fat. You're stupid and fat. No one likes you. You smell like reclaimed caulk. Fat. Fat. Fat. Route 66: Ooh,...
Leaf it up.

The Daily Grind: What MMOs should be adapted to mobile?

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Sometimes the success or failure of a game may come down to its availability on certain platforms and systems. Sometimes an MMO that didn't...
Stuff.

Outriders offers players a care package to compensate for server outages and bugs

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The launch for Outriders was messy because at this point it's just apparently de rigeur that every online launch is filled with connectivity issues and...
The stars are over Dun Morogh.

WoW Factor: Why WoW Classic players are mad about the Burning Crusade character boost

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I'm not going to lie to anyone here: When the World of Warcraft: Classic team first announced the idea that you could boost a...
Zap.

Final Fantasy XIV posts its patch notes for patch 5.5, Death Unto Dawn

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Final Fantasy XIV's next major patch arrives in just four days, but it's time to find out exactly what's in the patch right now....

The Daily Grind: Do you usually pick low-pop or high-pop servers in MMOs?

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The other day, MOP's Carlo posted a pic of Black Desert's server selection screen, showing a ton of servers flagged "crowded" even at a...

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