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Whaling on the moon.

Wisdom of Nym: The Final Fantasy XIV Ascians we know

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Look, sometimes you just want to do some lore stuff for Final Fantasy XIV, and this is one of those times. Especially since... well,...
Ride.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite mount in an MMO?

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In a lot of MMOs, the way to get from place to place as fast as possible is by riding something. You sit on...
And a real universe.

Betawatch: Dual Universe gets better graphics in its biggest beta update

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This is the biggest update for Dual Universe since it was first playable, according to the studio itself. That's sizable! This update is big...
Oh great.

GDC 2021: What attracts – and motivates – mobile and MMO gamers?

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GDC 2021 has been running this week, but sadly there aren't a lot of relevant panels for MMO or online game enthusiasts. However, it...
Nothing to add.

GDC 2021: Intel and Spirit AI’s Bleep aims to filter live audio – and toxicity

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At Intel's GDC 2021 panel "Billions of Gamers, Thousands of Needs" this week, Intel and Spirit AI announced a new end-user application designed "to...
Get back.

WoW Factor: The long wait for patch 9.1 in World of Warcraft

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We don't yet have a date for patch 9.1, but considering that patch 9.0.5 just released recently and the patch isn't even up on...
Imagine.

Hands-on with Magic Legends: A solid action game that could be even more

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So, real talk: I am kind of an easy mark for Magic Legends. The initial conception of it, at least. I was very excited...
People.

The Daily Grind: Do you know the names of the people behind your favorite MMO?

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Part of my job involves interviewing developers and talking with them. That means that it's important for me to remember who these people are,...
Whaling on the moon.

Wisdom of Nym: Thoughts on Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker (given what we know so far)

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At the time you read this, it'll be just about two months until we know more about what's coming with Final Fantasy XIV's fourth...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the worst general chat channel?

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Yes, yes, I know all of the jokes, World of Warcraft general chat is vile enough to be used as a biotoxin and all of...
One last round.

Betawatch: The Burning Crusade Classic may be entering beta this month

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It might be time to beta test World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade! You know, again. See, there's a rumor that the next update...
Point.

Vague Patch Notes: The sneering elitism of the MMO term ‘welfare epics’

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A few weeks ago, I saw an MMO player unironically complaining about "welfare epics" here in 2021. This is basically the equivalent of saying,...
I'm going to master a knife in this animal's back

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMO change or update you’re still a little angry about?

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I still find Final Fantasy XI's old vague patch notes so annoying ("The potency of certain actions has been adjusted") that I named an entire...
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: Ten things that killed me in Final Fantasy XI

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In many ways, Final Fantasy XI was a designed copy of EverQuest. It did, however, remove a lot of the elements of that game in particular....
Teamwork.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s forced grouping serves an important purpose

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It's not exactly a secret, but just in case you didn't know this, Final Fantasy XIV has dungeons that are absolutely necessary to progress...
Stay specced.

The Daily Grind: Would you play an MMO on console with crossplay?

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I like Star Trek Online. It'd probably be a pretty fun game to play on consoles during idle downtime, but there's a problem with that:...
Sure, great, grand.

Betawatch: Zenith plans its alpha for April 16

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Playing a game on a VR headset already feels kind of futuristic, but the upcoming Zenith is a bit more futuristic than even that. And...
Dead friends.

WoW Factor: Will most WoW Classic players genuinely move on to The Burning Crusade?

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So as much praise as I had for the WoW Classic side of the World of Warcraft equation last week, there's something that was interesting as...
Elegy.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO sunsets and the myth of meritocracy

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A few weeks back, I talked about why a given MMO might have failed even when it possessed good qualities. It was a response...
So close, and yet...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you love to look at but hate to play?

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For those of you who have forgotten my experiences with DC Universe Online, I found it one of the most obnoxious and unpleasant games to...

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