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Blade and Soul beta begins October 30th, still launching Q1 2016

You can stop holding your breath now: The beautifully rendered action MMORPG Blade and Soul arrives on western shores very soon. NCSoft officially announced...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best soundtrack?

At the start of this month I wrote up a Jukebox Heroes in which I listed my six favorite MMO soundtracks. This proved...

Global Chat: Money prison

What kind of prison charges you money to stay there? An MMO prison, obviously! The Ancient Gaming Noob has a few insightful words to...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 29: Pathfinder fading

Justin and Bree discuss WildStar, Ultima Online, Little Healer, Pathfinder, WildStar F2P, ESO's Imperial City, EQ Next's playtest, and the people in the magic box.

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR’s Jedi Knight and Sith Warrior changes aren’t bad

It's been two weeks since I visited Star Wars: The Old Republic in this column, and it's clear that two weeks is far too...

The Daily Grind: What would you do to ‘fix’ Champions Online?

Whether it's good news or weird news or bad news or bad news that belatedly turns into good news, any post...

Sword and Bored: Player housing

Mo is introduced to MMO player housing... and why some people find it frustrating.
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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s crafting and gathering endgame in Heavensward

Crafting and gathering has never been a primary goal of mine in Final Fantasy XIV so much as a secondary one. It's something...

The Daily Grind: What cultural influences do you like to see in MMOs?

One of the things I miss about Age of Conan is the Chinese influence in the Rise of the Godslayer expansion. Robert E....

EVE Evolved: The war for Providence

In the previous edition of EVE Evolved, I looked at how the state of PvP in EVE Online has changed since the...
What was that vendor's name? Saw? Was it Saw? Adze? Saw sounds right-ish.

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer MMO factions to be good vs. evil or multifaceted?

I don't have ready access to it any longer - it was a while ago - but I recall reading something to the general...

The Daily Grind: Do you subscribe to F2P or B2P MMOs?

The other day when I was writing up a post on Elder Scrolls Online's new DLC, I noted that while the content...

Leaderboard: What’s the greatest MMOFPS of all time?

Yesterday's Heroes & Generals post got me to thinking about MMOFPS titles. Heroes & Generals really isn't one, in my opinion, despite its...

Stick and Rudder: Star Citizen is starting to come together

Last Tuesday I woke in the wee hours of the morning to install Star Citizen's 1.2 patch. I wasn't battling insomnia or anything like that; on...

A wicked hive of synth and vibrancy: First impressions of Otherland

I first covered Otherland, the Gamigo-turned-Drago MMORPG based on Tad Williams' sci-fi book series by the same name, at

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMORPG you still play?

Later this fall, Ultima Online turns 18 years old. Even more crazy? It's launching its ninth expansion before the year is out (it's...

Massively Overthinking: Building your dream MMORPG

Massively OP Kickstarter donor xenaphex wants to hear about our dream MMOs. What really makes you tick? What would you build with a million-bajillion...

PAX Prime 2015: Don’t hate me because I don’t like Gigantic

If you've not heard of the game Gigantic, then I'm going to have to ask where you've been because Motiga's cross between...
You sit there in your heartache, waiting on some beautiful boy to save you from your old ways, you're sinking easy, watch it now, here he comes.

Perfect Ten: The 10 MMO memories we all have

I have been playing MMOs with varying degrees of intensity for the past 12 years. That is really weird to me. It also means that...

Free-to-play WildStar ‘Reloaded’ arrives September 29th

No, that isn't a typo in the title: WildStar fully converts to free-to-play on September 29th. Carbine and its crew are calling this significant...

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