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Storyboard: Can you diverge from lore in MMORPG roleplaying?

All right, this is new for me because most of my titles do not contain dirty lies right in the question used to kick...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever been to a concert in an MMO?

Slightly embarrassing story time: One of my favorite things to do in classic Star Wars Galaxies was sing. Yes, musicians and dancers were...

Massively Overthinking: The boring MMO development between bookends of hype

If you watch MMOs being developed for long enough, one truth becomes evident: It's kinda boring. I started thinking a bit about this last week...
We can't go anywhere!

Battle Bards Episode 137: League of Legends’ hero themes

What’s your hero’s theme? If you play League of Legends, you know the answer to that already, because every hero in that game...

Vague Patch Notes: How to recognize MMO lies from quite a long way away

One of the most consistently weird elements of covering MMOs is that there's a very simple and yet incredibly odd metric of knowing if...
THE LAW

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs that turn you off just based on history?

We were having an interesting discussion in work chat the other day about EVE Online involving Brendan and me. Brendan, obviously, is the expert...
Even-handed.

Perfect Ten: MMO arguments we need to put down

You know what I hate? No, not just botting. No, not people with more cash to spend on game development than sense about whether...

The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs for ambient sociability?

In my gaming time, I switch back and forth between MMOs and solo games (often adventure or RPGs) quite often. When I'm in the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 206: This is our Anthem

Justin and Bree discuss MMO character creation systems, the Anthem demo mess, Ragnarok 2's abrupt development end, WoW's new raid, Daybreak's EverQuest franchise plans, Last Oasis, and Fallout 76, with mailbag questions on needlessly complicated MMOs and subs for maintenance mode games.

Choose My Adventure: Where Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen meet

I'm going to attempt to connect apples and oranges here. In my final days with Elite Dangerous for CMA, I have actually managed...
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Leaderboard: Where do you stand on the Epic Games Store (and proposed boycott)?

It's a day that ends in Y, so of course there's trouble on Reddit. The PC gaming sub today has a massive thread...

The Daily Grind: Do you trust companies selling ‘games as a service’?

MUD and MMO players are pretty much the original victims of "games as a service" mentality. News that Nintendo is shutting down the...

Leaderboard: What’s the greatest MMO soundtrack of all time?

In collaboration with Justin's Jukebox Heroes column, we're taking stock of our readers' opinions on the best MMO soundtracks of all time in...

The Survivalist: Outpost Zero improvements have really increased its fun factor

Sitting back and loosely following the development of an early access game, then hopping in here and there to check out a score of...
Forty-six & 2

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on the the European Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival

Originally I hadn't actually planned to do this particular column, and had instead figured that I'd just go down on reactions to the fan...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best example of wasted aesthetics in an MMO?

If you somehow missed our award for meme of year, now's a good time to trot it back out because it could so...

Global Chat: When MMOs fail to communicate

Roger over at Contains Moderate Peril addresses a point that I've been saying for years now: Many MMOs skew to information overload when...
Expertise.

The Daily Grind: When did you realize you were no longer a beginner in an MMO?

I tend to think of myself as a beginner in any given MMO for a really long time. Like, to the point where I'll have...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five lessons I’ve learned from replaying Shadows of Angmar

Over the past three months, I've been exclusively playing on the Anor progression server in Lord of the Rings Online. During that time,...
Roguish.

The Daily Grind: Do you find it hard to connect with pre-established MMO characters?

One of the hallmarks of MMORPGs is the freedom for players to create the kind of character that they want, from race to looks...

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