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Former SWTOR bigwig dislikes the term ‘whale’

The latest salvo in the ongoing free-to-play culture war comes courtesy of former Star Wars: The Old Republic lead systems designer Damion...

Camelot Unchained preps for its alpha unveiling

Camelot Unchained had to delay the start of its alpha testing for everyone over the weekend, but it doesn't seem as if it's going...
We deserve this.

The Daily Grind: What are the minimum criteria for an online game?

It's pretty definite that Second Life is not a game in the strictest sense of the word, and by "the strictest" I of...

Couple gets married in Shroud of the Avatar’s first wedding

Shroud of the Avatar isn't even in proper alpha testing yet, but the fantasy title has already been host to its first...

The Daily Grind: What’s one MMO wish you deeply regret?

It's jumping. Guild Wars players whined and moaned about not being able to jump in the classic game ad nauseam. Jumping increases our immersions...

One Shots: Riding railroad

Superhero MMOs really make for some spectacular screenshots, you have to agree. And if you don't agree, you might be on the receiving end...

Star Trek Online, Star Citizen, and Elite plan Leonard Nimoy tributes

While players hold solemn vigils for the late, great Leonard Nimoy, MMO developers are working quickly to place tributes in-game to the actor...

The Daily Grind: Do you have a good grasp of your MMO’s history?

As someone who's played his fair share of both Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 over the years, I have to confess...

The Game Archaeologist: Ten facts of EverQuest life circa 1999

MMOs change. We know that, but we also tend to forget it as well. The games that we play today can often be light-years...

Star Trek Online players request in-game Spock memorial

Saddened by the passing of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy this morning, players of Cryptic Studios' Star Trek Online MMORPG have petitioned...

Global Chat: Business model first, game construction second

Welcome back to Global Chat, the column where we reach out and give props to interesting and well-written articles from the MMO blogosphere....

H1Z1 devs make fun of cheaters in new vid

Have you been banned for cheating in H1Z1? Did you write an angry email to Daybreak expressing your remorse and/or incredulity? If...
Crowfall

Leaderboard: Camelot Unchained vs. Crowfall

It's a good time to be a fan of MMO sandbox PvP, as Camelot Unchained and Crowfall are both poised to bring...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best sound design?

We pay a lot of attention to what we're seeing in MMOs, but have you ever stopped to really process what you're hearing? Sound...

The Daily Grind: Are you still on board with EverQuest Next?

The Daybreak buy-out. Mass layoffs. No more Storybricks. And it might not even be free-to-play! There are plenty of reasons to...
EVE Online

You’ve only got 77 candidates to choose from in EVE’s CSM election

Are you voting in this week's EVE Online Council of Stellar Management election? If so, you'd better do some research, because there...
So long again, Ms. Sokolov.

WoW Factor: The Iron Docks and the bare level cap

I really didn't want Massively Overpowered's inaugural column about World of Warcraft to focus on the negatives. But I can't in good conscience ignore...

One Shots: Dragons can be heroes, too

I've given dragons a lot of flack over the years for being overused, underwhelming stock MMO bosses when bears deserve top billing. But what...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO boasts the best bard?

A player on Reddit recently asked one of the most pressing questions in the MMO genre today: "Where can I find a fun...

The Daily Grind: Are you with or behind the player curve?

There's one unfortunate fallout to taking an extended leave from an MMO: You quickly fall behind the curve. As patches and expansions and changes...

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