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The Game Archaeologist: Ten facts of EverQuest life circa 1999

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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Are you voting in this week's EVE Online Council of Stellar Management election? If so, you'd better do some research, because there...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: The Iron Docks and the bare level cap

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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

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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?

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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?

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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...

Chaos Theory: Player-run parade pairs Secret World cabals with recruits

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It's been said that The Secret World is more like a single-player game. And it's true: You can definitely enjoy many aspects of...

The Daily Grind: How do you rate Guild Wars 2’s season 2?

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As I write this, I'm almost finished with the second season of Guild Wars 2's vaunted living story. Without any specific spoilers, I...
Gotta go... well, mostly just away.

EVE’s CSM elections are coming next week

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CCP's latest dev blog talks up the fast-approaching elections for EVE Online's 10th Council of Stellar Management. The voting opens on...
It was kind of mostly satisfying at the time, anyway.

The Daily Grind: Do you have more time or money for games?

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I'm told that time is money, but the exchange rate is not universal. There are people whose time is, apparently, worth more than my...

Hyperspace Beacon: Eight reasons to return to SWTOR

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In the midst of this rebirth of Massively, I found myself suddenly placed in charge of my Star Wars: The Old Republic guild....

The Daily Grind: Do you see hate speech in your MMO?

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The other day one of our readers, Joe F., pointed us at a conversation between Trion Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman and an...

Player creates EverQuest missions in Neverwinter’s foundry

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MMO player and blogger Tipa (of West Karana) decided that she wanted to marry her long-running interest in EverQuest to her current online...
Also, I really like a lot of the Iron Horde aesthetic, even if they've proven pretty ineffectual from a narrative standpoint.

This WoW boss fight is causing motion sickness

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When you jump into a World of Warcraft raid, you're hoping to get some keen new armor, maybe a weapon or two, that...

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