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Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that went through complete technical clownshows

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I've gone on record multiple times to state that when you get right down to it, MMOs look pretty darn complicated. There are a...

The Wagadu Chronicles’ second alpha kicks off today with a schedule of in-character and player events

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Alpha 2 for afrofantasy sandbox MMORPG The Wagadu Chronicles has officially begun today, and the devs at Twin Drums are doing it up big...

Lord of the Rings Online tests new Minstrel changes, monster play on Bullroarer

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Lord of the Rings Online players have a few more days to check out the upcoming patch 33.2 as the revised version is now...

LOTRO Legendarium: Will Before the Shadow evade the mini-expansion stigma?

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With the announcement this week at Gamescom's Devcom of Lord of the Rings Online's "mini-expansion," Before the Shadow, we now have a pretty good...

Whatever happened to The Repopulation? (2022 Edition)

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A few weeks back, I was working on a column that includes a reference to The Repopulation, and I realized I hadn't heard anything...

Working As Intended: MMOs that wish they were Star Wars Galaxies

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"My friends and I would skin someone alive for an SWG 2," an old Star Wars Galaxies player recently wrote on Reddit, and that...
tfw you're in love with lovely johnny

Perfect Ten: Weird ways we heal each other in MMORPGs

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One of the most important implications of the virtual worlds we visit is that they all boast medical care far above and beyond anything...
Know your role.

Wisdom of Nym: Why [redacted] closed up shop at the end of Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker

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If you still haven't finished the main scenario of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, I think we are officially at the point where avoiding spoilers...
Nope.

Black Desert marks two years of console cross-play as players are married in-game and real life

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We've got yet another giant pile of news coming out of every version of Black Desert, so whether you hit WASD, a thumbstick, or...
Alas and alack.

Wisdom of Nym: Leaking the Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker tooltips was a shitty thing to do

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So let's go back to the lead-in to that big media tour information drop forĀ Final Fantasy XIV, shall we? A whole lot of FFXIV...
A journey into complexity.

Perfect Ten: A sampler of crowdfunded MMOs and how they’re doing

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I've gone on the record many a time as being deeply suspicious of Kickstarter and crowdfunding when it comes to MMOs. There are reasons...

The Repopulation says it’s been ‘quite the adventure’ as it gives a fall development roadmap

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Many people may have written off sandbox MMO The Repopulation a long time ago (especially when it changed hands), but perhaps decision was a...

Massively on the Go: Niantic ditching Pokemon Go’s COVID benefits was a dangerous mistake

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Recently I was forced into isolation since an untrustworthy family member hid COVID symptoms from the household and our vaccinated guests who were going...

Perfect Ten: The top 10 non-traditional MMO fantasy races

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Elves. Dwarves. Humans. Halflings. Gnomes. Hobbits. Dark elves. High elves. Half-elves. Wood elves. Keebler elves. Elvish impersonators. Are you as tired as I am of...

The Repopulation team recreated over 1100 pieces of furniture from earlier builds

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Let's be honest, it's never a good sign that I forget about an MMO until I see a developer tweet about it, but in...

Stick and Rudder: Elite Dangerous Odyssey is not bad, but it is broken

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All right. I get it. I understand. The Elite: Dangerous community is pretty rancorous right now, and I can't say that I blame them....

The Repopulation talks up item and crafting updates, adds new signs and buildings, and fixes mission bugs

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The April update post for in-development sci-fi sandbox MMORPG The Repopulation is out, and it has a variety of things to discuss, leading off...

The Repopulation patches, plans, and prepares for partial wipes

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The Repopulation's long and difficult road in reclaiming excitement and an actual population will be paved with meaningful patches and continued development - or...
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. InĀ Final Fantasy XIV, the game's victory fanfare...

The Repopulation’s latest alpha patch touches on inventory and optimization

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It seems strange now, but five or six years ago, The Repopulation was a much-wanted Kickstarted MMORPG, with visual and design roots in sandboxes...

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