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An aircraft spotter’s guide to GTA Online, part deux

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I was going to talk about the best GTA V mods this week, but then I realized how bad an idea that was on...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s 12x XP leveling guide and Ziost’s finale

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Happy Revenge of the Fifth! Because this column comes out on Tuesday, I'm a wee bit behind on wishing you a happy Star Wars...
GTA Online

An aircraft spotter’s guide to GTA Online, part one

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I love airplanes. I love the Grand Theft Auto series. A big reason I love the Grand Theft Auto series is its airplanes, and...

EverQuesting: A guide to EverQuest II’s dungeons

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It's no secret that EverQuest II has a plethora of quests. The moniker surely fits: There are so many quests that it's impossible to...

Tamriel Infinium: The 18 words an Elder Scrolls Online newbie needs to know

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One of my favorite things about the storytelling in Elder Scrolls Online is that the quest-givers don't fill their dialogue with exposition regarding Tamriel...

Chaos Theory: Six more tips for new Secret World players

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You didn't seriously think that six tips could come close to encapsulating the knowledge needed to start in The Secret World, did you? Of...

Chaos Theory: Six tips for new Secret World players

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Now that Blingzilla is no longer roaming the lands tempting everyone with goodies galore (or turning movement into a stroll through a mire of...
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that let you turn real money into MMO money

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Two days ago, World of Warcraft launched the WoW Token service, which will kill the game forever. It thus joins the list of every...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online sucked me in with werewolves

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A couple of weeks ago in Massively Overthinking, we talked about making a game sticky without vertical progression. Although the question was a bit...
The future is dragons, as is the present.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Steps of Faith

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It happened, just as expected. A day after I posted a lengthy column discussing Final Fantasy XIV's last big pre-expansion patch, that patch dropped, and...

Massively OP’s MMO April Fools’ Day roundup, 2015 edition

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It's April 1st, and in the MMO space that means that studios morph into merry tricksters and devious liars. But how will you keep...

Three Elder Scrolls Online mods you shouldn’t play without

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If you have not jumped into Elder Scrolls Online yet, you should really give it a shot. With its latest update and B2P transition, it's...

Hyperspace Beacon: What you need to know about SWTOR’s Outfit Designer

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Update 3.2 for Star Wars: The Old Republic is, in a lot of ways, my update. From the beginning of the game, I wanted to visit...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five off-the-beaten path locales you must visit

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Lord of the Rings Online is a big, big game that has grown over the years to encompass a wide swath of Middle-earth. One...
Build.

Wisdom of Nym: Continuing new in Final Fantasy XIV

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All right. The end of last week's column did not, in fact, finish starting new in Final Fantasy XIV. It brought you up to...
Here comes trouble.

Wisdom of Nym: Starting new in Final Fantasy XIV

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Starting out fresh in Final Fantasy XIV can be pretty intimidating, I freely admit. I find it all old hat at this point, but...