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Wisdom of Nym: Things to do in Final Fantasy XIV while you’re waiting for Endwalker

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At the time I am writing this sentence, there are 151 days until Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker kicks off early access. That's not all...

Massively on the Go: Revisiting Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge’s ARG

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A former coworker and I recently went to Disneyland, incidentally on the same day. We were talking about our days there, and she wondered...
We're not friends, right? Good.

The Daily Grind: What do you do to be social in an MMO?

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People have been saying to me for years that MMO are less social these days. I've never really understood why; I'm still as social...
I know that guy.

The Daily Grind: Do you use the same name in multiple MMOs?

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A friend of mine uses the same name in every single MMO he plays. To protect his identity, I'm going to claim that the...
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...
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...
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Wisdom of Nym: Speculating about the mechanics of Final Fantasy XIV’s Sage way too early

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Here's what we know so far about Final Fantasy XIV's Sage: It'll be a healer. Specifically, it's going to be a barrier healer, as...
Feelings felt

The Daily Grind: What MMO music do you listen to out of the game?

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The thing about video game music is that some of it is so perfectly attuned to a very specific game that it can feel...
Pals.

Betawatch: We want us some Palia

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Palia! It exists! We got a whole preview for it, and it looks wonderful, and people will not stop telling us about it and...
Burn.

Vague Patch Notes: The specter of MMO burnout and what it means

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Lately, I've been thinking a lot about burnout. This is due in no small part to the fact that I am majorly burnt out...
I'm the villain, too?

The Daily Grind: Do you get impatient with new MMO content?

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The advantage to having a job that takes place at home and centers around video games is the fact that it's pretty easy to...
That'll cost you money.

The Soapbox: Reconsidering social media as an MMORPG

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At GDC 2011, Raph Koster gave a talk in which he said, "Games are fundamentally social media and always have been." You can watch...
Also, this jerk.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s last stretch of Bozja is pretty good, but a little annoying

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For various reasons, it doesn't seen as if it's been only a week since the last Final Fantasy XIV patch. (All right, it's technically...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s June events bring slowpoke days and poison pvp buffs

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Ah yes, summer. Relaxing on beaches, letting shellfish pokemon bite your tail or head to cause evolution, maybe move to an England-inspired territory and...
Oh, right, I hate this.

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you’re bitter over?

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Hello, my name is Eliot, and I'm still bitter over Star Wars: The Old Republic. This is a game I played and enjoyed at launch,...
bad bad bad

Betawatch: Dreamworld’s alpha is a trip and a half

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So, remember Dreamworld, or as it's known around these parts, "that game that never sounded remotely plausible"? Well, the good news (for a very, very...
Get back.

WoW Factor: What does the lack of BlizzCon mean for World of Warcraft?

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So we're not having a BlizzCon this year again. Not that one wasn't originally planned or at least in the early stages of planning,...
It costs.

Vague Patch Notes: Money makes the MMO world go round

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I had some thoughts after the most recent bit of news we got from Star Trek Online about how, you know... the game costs...
Panda.

The Daily Grind: Do you miss having boxed MMO purchases?

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Buried amidst all of the other information in the most recent Final Fantasy XIV fan festival was the way that its boxed expansion releases were...
Teamwork.

Wisdom of Nym: Almost losing Soken changed how we’ll see Final Fantasy XIV forever

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I'm not over this. I don't know how to be over this. Masayoshi Soken is one of the most talented composers working in this industry....

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