Opinion

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Stick and Rudder: Nine non-combat activities to enjoy in Elite Dangerous

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I’m horrible at combat in Elite Dangerous. It took me several tries to get past the bot in the combat tutorial. Not the...
May foulness attend thee.

End-of-Year Eleven: The best-value MMOs at the start of 2021

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What exactly is value, especially when it comes to MMOs? We all know what the word means, but the thing about "best value" is that...

The Daily Grind: What MMO fuels your wanderlust?

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As much as I do appreciate solid direction and guidance from my MMOs when I'm looking for useful content, sometimes I like to strike...
Well, I guess.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 306: Money makes the MMOs go ’round

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Justin and Bree discuss Pantheon, the KingsIsle and Jagex buyouts, World of Warcraft, Star Trek Online, and Guild Wars 2, with adventures in WoW, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus mailbox topics on underwater combat and choosing between MMO subs.

Choose My Adventure: My post-level 30 life in ArcheAge

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Well, this final week of my time in ArcheAge was indeed challenging, but not perhaps in the ways that were expected. Almost overwhelmingly it...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO do you wish were more transparent about its metrics?

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Numbers numbers numbers: I wish we could have more. No, let me amend that. I wish we had fewer numerical representations inside MMOs. I'd much...

Fight or Kite: Sea of Thieves made me feel like a pirate

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In the long running debate between who would win in a fight between pirates and ninjas, I’ve always fallen on the side of the...
Now fight for something!

Wisdom of Nym: Oh, the places left to go in Final Fantasy XIV

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There's a lot of stuff on the Source in Final Fantasy XIV. (It feels faintly wrong to call the place Hydaelyn now, for reasons that...

The Daily Grind: Do you make use of votekicking in MMOs?

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Not long after Shadowlands released, there was a heavily upvoted thread on the World of Warcraft subreddit in which a player related a...

Battle Bards Episode 185: Taking Flight

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Flying has always been both beloved and controversial in MMORPGs, but no matter what your stance on it, at least you can agree that...

Jukebox Heroes: The best of Wurm Online’s original soundtrack

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When is a soundtrack not quite a normal soundtrack? When it's Wurm Online, of course. This cult sandbox has one of the most...
Armour

The Daily Grind: What’s your dream MMO cross-promotion?

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I've always been amused by the fact that Naoki Yoshida has specifically said he'd love to have Final Fantasy XIV do a cross-promotional event...

Into the Super-verse: Will we ever get a Marvel MMORPG?

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While DC Universe Online is coasting high on its success in Year Ten, it feels a shame that there's no Marvel MMORPG to...

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst maze in an MMO?

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It's been clinically proven that no RPG player has ever, at any time, under any circumstance enjoyed a run through an in-game maze....
A journey already taken.

WoW Factor: Does Blizzard have a messaging problem or a message problem?

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A recent post over at Kaylriene's blog got me originally thinking about this one. The original posting here is actually about a...

The Daily Grind: Do you reroll the same MMO classes over and over?

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There's a whole group of MMO players who have always fascinated me: the type who keep rerolling the same characters over and over. For...

It’s time to rock some long beautiful hair and Johto in Pokemon Go

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Another day, another couple of Pokemon Go events - let's get them on your radar! From January 26th to 31st, players will be treated to...
Not riding a dinosaur.

Vague Patch Notes: What makes MMO leveling feel good?

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A shine of light, a sound effect, a screen graphic. Sometimes you get more fanfare than elsewhere. In Final Fantasy XIV, the game's victory...
Tapp

The Daily Grind: Are there any PC MMOs you wish had a mobile app?

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I kind of like the Admiralty system in Star Trek Online and I think I'd like it more with some mobile love. This might...

Perfect Ten: The 10 types of MMO loot I’m always thrilled to get

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Loot's not something that I see discussed much these days among MMO players. It's probably because loot's been around since the beginning of online...

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