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Neverwinter prepares for the eighth Protector’s Jubilee starting on June 17

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The eponymous city in Neverwinter has some problems. Literally, the place is an adventure magnet, and that means it's constantly besieged by monsters, demons,...
Let's effin go

Swords of Legends Online offers up videos of its Ancestral Records gameplay

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Remember last week when Swords of Legends Online talked up its various gameplay modes in the Ancestral Records? Well, the good news is that...

E3 2021: EVE Online talks up the launch of its EVE Academy website

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EVE Online promised that it was going to talk about something during the PC Gaming Show portion of this year's E3, and sure enough,...

Warhammer Online rogue server Return of Reckoning previews new fan-built dungeon

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Once in a while the MMORPG subreddit plays host to some exclusive and unique reveals for our genre - for instance, the devs of...
Whaling on the moon.

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating about the mechanics of Final Fantasy XIV’s Reaper way too early

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So! Last week, I speculated about Sage in what will almost certainly be incorrect predictions regarding the job's mechanics and overall playstyle. Was this...

Ashes of Creation fields fan questions about combat, classes, content challenge, PvP, and social interactions

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Yesterday, creative director Steven Sharif joined with the MMORPG subreddit's community rep Protobear to answer several fan questions about Ashes of Creation, which ran...

PSA: LOTRO’s Ithil progression server players have until June 15 to log in to their characters before shutdown

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Consider this a friendly reminder prompted by SSG's own friendly reminder of the impending shutdown of the Ithil progression server in Lord of the...

The Daily Grind: How do you introduce friends to old MMORPGs?

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Whoever said that teachers teach because they can't do has never tried to teach someone new how to play an old MMORPG. Holy crap,...

PSO2 New Genesis wrestles with server lag and unhappy players post-launch

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So, how has your time in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis been? Personally speaking, I've enjoyed myself quite a bit but also have...

One Shots: The emperor’s new cosmetics

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"Ever had one of those dreams where you’re declared the sultana’s champion at a royal banquet in FFXIV and realize you aren’t wearing pants?"...
Vengeance.

The Daily Grind: What sort of monster do you love to kill in an MMO?

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We've made jokes before about how MMORPGs have certain predictable elements in their bestiaries. After all, most games feature the really cute thing (or...

Secret World Legends’ community organizes fourth anniversary events

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With Funcom seemingly doing the absolute bare minimum to keep the lights on over at Secret World Legends, it's a sad commentary on the...

LOTRO’s community puts on a Shirefest concert series

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If you have some spare time this weekend and a hankering to enjoy good music amongst friends, make your way over to Lord of...
Aqueduct

WRUP: How to feel good about yourself edition

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Oh, fun! We're doing the big one! I think I've got this down, and it's all thanks to what I refer to as my...

The Daily Grind: What camping options do you wish your MMO had?

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I've always been a little disappointed in how most MMORPGs ignore camping as a basic feature of the game. After all, we're spending so...

Horse MMO Star Stable apologizes for the dust-up over its Pride event

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File this one under this is why we can't have nice things: Horse-themed MMO Star Stable has been a bit of a mess thanks...
Not riding a dinosaur.

No, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands flying will not require an additional purchase

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Being more accurate is always a good thing, right? Well, maybe not quite so much. See, the original developer post for World of Warcraft...

The Daily Grind: Do you have any clue what’s going on in your MMO’s storyline?

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Nobody likes to look stupid, so many times we'll keep our mouth shut instead of asking for clarification and explanation. I speak, of course,...
Eye see.

Final Fantasy XI’s June update brings the Voracious Resurgence to Aht Urhgan

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It's time for the new story content in Final Fantasy XI to roll onward to the Near East with the latest update to the game....

PAX Online East is selling a digital badge that grants merch discounts and early Discord access for 15 bucks

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With PAX East going to an all-digital format this year, there are a few experiences that are missing from the event that probably can't...

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