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Massively Overthinking: MMO voids that haven’t been filled

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I swear, so many of the posts I bookmark on Reddit to muse on later wind up deleted, and today I've got another one,...
Gun or run.

Crucible’s latest beta patch brings major improvements to characters and the Heart of the Hive

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The latest beta patch for Crucible is all about delivering on one of the game's stated major design goals when moving back into...

MUD network and roleplaying repository Skotos celebrates 20th anniversary with retirement

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While many old-school MMORPG players came from MUDs, I didn't: I didn't even know they existed until several years into playing Ultima Online and...
Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

World of Warcraft shows off customization changes coming with the Shadowlands pre-patch

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Every World of Warcraft fan knows that the Shadowlands pre-patch remains locked in a future of indeterminate date, forever happening "soon" without an...

Broadsword just announced Ultima Online: New Legacy on its 23rd birthday

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We're updating this post with the big news down at the bottom! All year, Broadsword's been teasing something big for Ultima Online, which we've...

City of Heroes rebuild project SEGS expects to have an alpha by the end of the year

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Back in the long long ago, before last year's City of Heroes revival, there was a group trying to bring back the game...
ha ha moneymaking go brrrrrrrrrr

Vague Patch Notes: Why stan an MMO with nothing to show for itself?

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We need to talk about Star Citizen, folks. But maybe not in the way you might be thinking. Not about the game's development, which...
Attached.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands adds a new Rogue Covenant ability as the beta sees another round of tuning

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The next World of Warcraft expansion is slated to go live on October 26th, but there's still tuning and even some significant changes happening...
Hashtag maybe some changes.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever led an MMO guild?

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Leadership in a guild has never been something I have sought. It has happened more than once, but literally every single time it was mostly...
The shine is off.

Astellia Online expands its one-year anniversary event beyond buffs with login rewards

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Were you afraid that Astellia Online would celebrate a year since it launched in North America with nothing more than a passive buff to...
Eat it, eat it, put it in your mouth and eat it.

Star Wars: The Old Republic previews the Feast of Prosperity on the test server

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Clearly, what a a galaxy far, far away needs for players are more seasonal events. The Feast of Prosperity is the next annual...
Dig?

The Elder Scrolls Online starts the collective countdown for the Lost Treasures of Skyrim

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No one ever seems to have much interest in uncovering found treasures. That is probably explained by the premise, really; once the treasure is found,...
Oh, a thing!

Neverwinter is boosting the drop rates of premium items in dungeons

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There is a bit of a problem with the premium items that can be awarded at the end of dungeons in Neverwinter. For example,...

Yikes… WoW’s Khadgar server accidentally sent characters back to Mists of Pandaria levels

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Time travel isn't unknown in World of Warcraft, but usually when players experience it there, it's a thrilling adventure to other eras. However,...
Into the unknown.

Perfect Ten: Why do players keep playing MMOs they hate?

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Hating your recreation is an oddly common hobby for a lot of people. It's not universal, of course, but after any given new game...
Want to dig the depth.

World of Warcraft developers discuss endgame loot tables, Chris Metzen acknowledges Warcraft movie sequel rumor

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The endgame mechanics for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands are still under a degree of scrutiny by players, to the point that the developers have...

Hellgate: London’s rogue server schedules its beta for Halloween

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In terms of online video game resurrections, Hellgate: London seemed like it was going for the world record at one point. The infamous...

The Daily Grind: Are you planning to buy a next-gen console?

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So at this point, we've now seen PlayStation 5 preorders go live, in a clusterfudge Sony has already apologized for, and we've...
Oh no. Oh no.

Aion invites players to celebrate its 11-year anniversary through October

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Hold on a moment. Eleven years of Aion? That can't be right, it was new when I started working in this field,...
Yoink.

Path of Exile adjusts rogue equipment, alert levels, and chokepoints in Heist

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Killing monsters no longer raises the alert level in Path of Exile as you roll through Heist content. Yes, this means that your...

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