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The Daily Grind: Which MMO is aging the best?

While we demand and expect playing perfection from MMOs on launch day, that's a pretty hilarious stance to take when one looks at all...

Global Chat: Are fellowship maneuvers due for a comeback?

Lord of the Rings Online hasn't been en vogue in MMO circles recently, but that doesn't mean that the game and its systems...

Hyperspace Beacon: The SWTOR community divide over Knights of the Fallen Empire

The past couple of weeks have been kind of strange for me. For five years, I've written about Star Wars :The Old Republic....
To be fair, it's this way all over.

Trion shuffles community managers for ArcheAge and its secret project

There's a new name on the community team for ArcheAge this week. Evan "Scapes" Berman has posted his farewell letter on the game's official...

Sword and Bored: Troll bridge

Mo's favorite antagonists, the underwear ninjas, demonstrate how to properly guard the exit from the PvP zone.
Earth below us, drifting, falling, floating weightless, coming home.

Wisdom of Nym: The 60 climb in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

As of this writing, I'm not quite 60 yet in Final Fantasy XIV. Thanks to real life, I'm a bit behind the curve,...
If your answer about how to play is to just wait for a while, I don't think we'll be friends.

Player analyst believes EVE Online concurrency is at its lowest point since 2008

It's really difficult to be sure about how EVE Online is doing, since CCP Games has stopped releasing subscription numbers on a...
Forum rejoinder attack!

Skyforge introduces the new Aelinet Portal on June 30th

Nowhere is Skyforge's sci-fi/fantasy setting blend more evident than with the in-game access to a specialized network meant for other aspiring deities. The...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a dinosaur MMO?

Our ARK: Survival Evolved server seems to be going over well, and as such I got to thinking about dinosaurs in a...

EVE Evolved: Is EVE becoming less emergent?

I've often heard it said that EVE Online is more fun to read about than to actually play, and for the vast majority...

One Shots: Gazing at potential

Major props to reader John, who somehow managed to finagle screenshots from his PlayStation 4 to bring us this stunning Destiny vista. Back...
I've done this so many times.

The Daily Grind: Do you make friends in MMOs or bring them with you?

I've mentioned before that my most stalwart MMO partner is my wife, who has stuck by me through thick and thin. When we move...
Everyone was wearing matching towels.

WRUP: Someone was really hungry edition

I don't know how we got to the point of eating lobster, exactly, but someone must have been really hungry. Like, insanely hungry. Someone...

The Daily Grind: Is SWTOR 2.0 a good move by BioWare?

I'm not going to lie to you: I'm almost equally divided between excitement and nervousness for Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights...

Welcome to MassivelyOP’s ARK: Survival Evolved server

I'm still enjoying ARK: Survival Evolved quite a bit, and as such I figured I'd set up a dedicated server for the MassivelyOP community. It's...

Wargaming attempts to resolve World of Warships’ Humble Bundle debacle

Let us tell you a story. The story begins with the recent E3 Humble Bundle, through which Wargaming handed out not only access to...

Trion’s new mystery game looks like Devilian Online

Trion Worlds decided to engage in a bit of image-based teasing yesterday, leaving players with nothing more than an image an a...

The Daily Grind: What’s the ideal MMO endgame?

Happy Friday! Today's Daily Grind question was penned by Kickstarter donor Iain Leishman, and it's exactly the kind of juicy question that makes me...

Massively Overthinking: Random encounters in MMORPGs

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor TheChiHawk, and it's coming from an unusually not-so-massive corner of gamesdom for...

Ask Mo: If Star Wars Galaxies is so smart, why ain’t it rich?

Star Wars Galaxies would have been 12 years old this week, had it lived a day past Star Wars: The Old Republic....

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