2019 eoty columns

Lawful Neutral: A look back at the MMO industry’s law dramas of 2019

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It's hard to believe that 2019 is almost over. Not necessarily unwelcome, but hard to believe. 2019 has been a year in more ways...

Fight or Kite: Totally reasonable expectations for PvP MMORPGs in 2020

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A new year is upon us, and I am especially excited this time around. The past few calendar swap-outs have been pretty stale from...

MMO Cartographer: Reminiscing on the MMOs we toured in 2019

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It is that time of the year when retrospectives abound and people set their resolutions for the upcoming year. That seems like exactly the...
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WoW Factor: A quick glance back at 2019 for World of Warcraft

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So how did this year go for Blizzard Entertainment? Well... badly. You cannot have missed all of that. But it also went badly in...
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A very World of Warcraft Christmas

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Vallin stroked his beard absently for the dozenth time. Just like the first several times, he had forgotten about the rings of his glove,...

Jukebox Heroes: A Charlie Brown MMO Christmas

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I don't know if you realized this, but every year Bree asks me to whip up a column of MMO holiday tunes for Christmas....

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2019

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When I was handed the reins of Choose My Adventure by the incomparably awesome Eliot, I had bare little idea what sort of...
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Wisdom of Nym: Looking ahead to Final Fantasy XIV’s 2020

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Sometimes it's just not terribly interesting to do a year-in-review column for a game, and the fact of the matter is that this is...

Not So Massively: A wishlist for MMO-adjacent online games in 2020

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With the year drawing to a close, my thoughts turn ahead to 2020 and what new gaming experiences it may bring. I am an...

One Shots: Our favorite MMORPG screenshots of 2019

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Occasionally in the past, I've taken the last week or two of the year and featured my personal favorite screenshots that One Shots posters...

LOTRO Legendarium: How did Lord of the Rings Online do in 2019?

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When we gave Lord of the Rings Online the award this year for the Most Underrated MMORPG on the market, it came...
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Tamriel Infinium: A 2019 Elder Scrolls Online retrospective

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It’s been a banner year for The Elder Scrolls Online. From events galore to the release of the dragons, so much has happened...

Desert Oasis: A few improvements I’d like to see in Black Desert for 2020

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Part of the reason it's been so easy to write for the Black Desert Desert Oasis column is that I really love...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2019 year in review, from Icebrood Saga to the future

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The first half of 2019 was a rough time to be a Guild Wars 2 fan. It wasn’t without its bright spots, but...

Fight or Kite: 2010-2019, the decade when PvP boomed and MMOs languished

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The end of the decade is upon us. Many are now reflecting on how our lives have changed over the past 10 years. We’ve...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v3.0

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Behind history are people and stories, some of them well-known and some of them obscure. It has been my mission in The Game...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s 2019 year in review, from the layoffs to Icebrood

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It’s no secret that 2019 was a rough year for Guild Wars 2. There were some bright spots in there as well, however,...
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Vague Patch Notes: A look behind the magic at Massively Overpowered

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Here we are on another Thanksgiving holiday, and as with every year, one of the big things I'm thankful for is that I've now...

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