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You know what Aymeric and Raubahn look like. Fill them in mentally.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 316: Talkin’ trash with MMO Fallout

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Justin, Bree, and MMO Fallout's Connor discuss April fools' day around the MMOverse, FFXIV's patch and PS5 beta, WoW's 9.1, Trove's Switch port, and Elyon's closed beta, with adventures in RuneScape, Wild Terra 2, Magic Legends, WoW Classic, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on starting fresh in WoW Classic and irritating season passes.

Choose My Adventure: Getting invested in RIFT’s Instant Adventures

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So, before we begin, this is what happened with one of the polls: a dead-even split between doing Instant Adventures and following the breadcrumb...

Casually Classic: Three things I’m anticipating (and three I’m dreading) for WoW’s Burning Crusade Classic

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With the Burning Crusade Classic beta underway, it's hard not to be dwelling on the near future of WoW Classic. Everyone's maneuvering their accounts,...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the worst ‘wealth gap’ between old and new players?

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Folks, I want to talk about money - video game money. I was surfing the City of Heroes subreddit a while back when I...

Fight or Kite: For Honor is still the only viking vs. samurai vs. knight game for me

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Many moons ago, in the simpler times of 2017, Ubisoft delivered a fantastical game that sought to bring a close to the question all...
Roar.

Wisdom of Nym: Reacting to the latest Final Fantasy XIV live letter

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The one down side to Square's most recent live letter was the simple reality that it didn't get to deliver on the tradition of...

The Daily Grind: What do you think about ‘exclusive’ zones in MMORPGs?

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I want to talk about exclusive zones today - specifically, Guild Wars 2's lounges, something I haven't seen in many other MMOs at all....

Massively on the Go: Mother Nintendo should make Niantic Earthbound

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So, Nintendo and Niantic will work together for more AR games based on Nintendo IPs. No great surprise from me, as I'd mentioned years...
Sheewax!

The Daily Grind: Do you wait until after launch to start a new MMO?

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Launch day! The date when everyone is talking about a new MMO, there's a mass of new players, overcrowding, disconnections, and all of the...

The Game Archaeologist: The ballad of Fansy, EverQuest’s famous bard

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It was summer, 2001. EverQuest had just rolled out Sullon Zek, a no-rules "penal colony" server where the realm was as lawless as the...
So here's the deal.

The Daily Grind: What cancelled MMOs deserve a rogue server?

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As a historian, game preservationist, and general MMORPG geek, it does my heart good to see players do their best to restore and operate...
Dude?

Battle Bards Episode 190: Genshin Impact

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It was the FOMO title of last fall, and now Genshin Impact is in your ears! On this episode of the Battle Bards, Syp,...

The Soapbox: How Magic Legends went wrong with the Dimir Assassin class

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Cryptic and Perfect World Entertainment are known for their love of lockboxes as a monetization strategy. Therefore it was not wholly surprising when Magic:...
It just keeps happening.

WoW Factor: We’re waiting how long for Shadowlands’ patch 9.1, now?

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So it looks like World of Warcraft's next patch is going up for testing on the week of April 12th. What the heck is happening? At...

Stick and Rudder: Shaky space legs and promising potential in Elite Dangerous’ Odyssey alpha phase one

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Yep. This certainly was an alpha test. For those who are curious, yes, I bought my way in to the Elite Dangerous Odyssey alpha, as did...

The Daily Grind: What argument does your MMO’s community have that would make no sense in other MMOs?

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I don't think it's possible to go a day on a City of Heroes server, back in the old days or now on the...

Massively Overthinking: Should MMOs sell exclusive items – in alpha?

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MOP reader Randomness recently wrote to us about a Reddit discussion about games with exclusive item shops before the game comes out. The issue...

Vague Patch Notes: Template

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The other day, I was in the middle of a humanizing anecdote when something happened that was tangentially related to MMOs. This prompted me...

Stick and Rudder: Five potentially stupid yet fun Elite Dangerous spaceship builds

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Even though I've logged a total of 112 hours of Elite: Dangerous at the time of this writing, I'm still pretty much a noob...
ARAT

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite April Fools’ day MMO gag?

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This year, we have elected not to do an April Fools' joke because we found ourselves with something more pressing to do. It turns...

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