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LOTRO’s new light and shadow system looks a lot like the old radiance system

One of Lord of the Rings Online's more infamous systems was radiance, which heavily penalized players' stats in certain dungeons unless they had...
Yes, money.

How to find the right MMORPG as a couple

People seemed to quite like my piece last week about how my wife and I wound up married in no small part due...
We all float up here.

Here’s how to build your first Worlds Adrift airship

You might know by now that that Worlds Adrift is an MMO based around sailing airships to floating islands, but did you know...
Not dying for it.

Wisdom of Nym: Currencies in Final Fantasy XIV Stormblood

You know, I was going to talk about the end of the Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood MSQ this week, but I decided...

Chaos Theory: Guide to The Secret World’s Templars faction

It's Templar Time! After looking at the Illuminati and delving into the Dragon, it's now time to tie up this trio of...

Hyperspace Beacon: A three-step guide to conquering SWTOR’s Nightlife event

Last week, Star Wars: The Old Republic brought back the Nightlife event on Nar Shaddaa. In a nutshell, it's a gambling event. After...

Chaos Theory: Guide to Secret World’s Dragon faction

When it comes to chaos, do you tend to run away (possibly screaming), or run toward it? If you lean toward the latter, you...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Surviving the Guild Wars 2 WvW invasion

I've been asked several times for my opinion on how best to handle the influx of non-WvW Guild Wars 2 players to the game...
Red means dead.

Wisdom of Nym: Your last-chance checklist for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

Friday, folks. Friday is when Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood enters early access, which means heading to Gyr Abania, heading to Othard, unlocking...

MMO Burnout: Approaching DC Universe’s Injustice 2 as an MMORPG fan

NetherRealms' Injustice 2 is not an MMORPG. It doesn't have a persistent world or a massive number of players actively engaging with each other...
boat

Cloud Pirates explains how best to play the Heavy Reinforced Galleon

If your goal in Cloud Pirates is to pilot the most specialized ship possible, you probably aren't going to enjoy the Heavy Reinforced...

Elder Scrolls Online’s guide to getting started on your Morrowind adventures

It's hard to believe that next week the first crowd of adventurers will be stepping into Morrowind's head start prior to the...

Elder Scrolls Online reassures mainstream and solo gamers that MMOs aren’t scary

Do MMORPGs really have such an intimidating reputation in the gaming community these days that studios feel as though they need to mollycoddle prospects...

Chaos Theory: Guide to Secret World’s Illuminati faction

Kirsten Geary. That is almost all you have to say when talking about the Illuminati faction in The Secret World. That's because the...

Here are two great guides for the new LOTRO anniversary scavenger hunts

Yesterday, Lord of the Rings Online kicked off its momentous 10th Anniversary celebration with fireworks, dragon kites, and a brand-new series of...

The Survivalist: Massively OP’s guide to survival games, single-player and beyond

As Massively OP is centered on the "massively" part of gaming, it makes sense that my first guide to survival games was focused...

The Survivalist: Massively OP’s guide to multiplayer survival sandboxes

Welcome to The Survivalist! Ya'll might have noticed that I have gravitated a bit from my happy home of deep, immersive virtual worlds...

Revelation Online’s guilds can give you a boost up

Let's just put this right out there: You definitely are going to want to join a guild in Revelation Online unless you genuinely...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Getting to grips with Guild Wars 2’s Bastion of the Penitent

ArenaNet launched a new standalone raid tier, dubbed Bastion of the Penitent, alongside The Head of the Snake Living World chapter, but...

Elder Scrolls Online opens preorders for the official Morrowind guide book

Remember before the internet, when printed guide books were actually a thing and we would drop ridiculous sums of money on these tomes to...

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