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Perfect Ten: Failed MMOs that could have succeeded with more love

Hindsight is 20/20. Unless you're blind in one eye from nostalgia, in which case hindsight is 0/20. In any case, you understand that it's...
Oh gosh why.

The Daily Grind: How early should an MMORPG’s hype cycle begin?

GIbiz put out an interesting piece this week looking 10 years into the past to see where the buzz was in the game...

Impressions of Project Gorgon from an Asheron’s Call player

It's finally time for me talk about Project Gorgon as a released product. As you might have guessed, I was avoiding the game prior to...

Interviewing an Asheron’s Call Shard Slayer: On griefing, doxxing, losing mates, and winning MMOs

Last month, I put together an article and pair of videos discussing Asheron's Call's Shard of the Herald event to celebrate the...

One Shots: Toy chests

Really, when you think about it, MMOs are our grown-up toy chests. They have all of these attractive and fun toys to keep us...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPGs should stay away from legacy servers?

Legacy, vanilla, classic, progression - call them what you like, but alternative server rulesets, particularly of the nostalgia-driven kind, are all the rage in...

Re-examining Asheron’s Call’s Shard of the Herald event on its first deathiversary

Although the Asheron's Call series has now been dead for exactly one year today, it's far from forgotten by fans. It was admittedly a cult...

Massively Overthinking: What’s the smallest MMO you’re willing to play?

A comment on Reddit about the current size and viability of Kritika Online got me thinking about MMO playerbases in general lately. We...

Asheron’s Call exiles take root in Project Gorgon

It has already been a year since one of the oldest graphical MMOs, Asheron's Call, was shut down unceremoniously following Turbine's decision...

Hyperspace Beacon: The 10 best places to find SWTOR content outside the game

Just this week, a long-running Star Wars: The Old Republic fan-made website mentioned that it was shutting down, one among many that...

E3 2017: Why MMO players should be paying attention to Elite Dangerous

I sat down with Elite Dangerous Senior Designer Sandy Sammarco again at E3 2017, and while the information I've got in terms of game info...

Turbine renews Asheron’s Call domain through 2022

It's weird to think that it's already been a few months since Asheron's Call and its sequel were shut down by Turbine. Yet...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMORPG players a minority in their own genre?

Deep in the comments of the MMOs-vs.-survival-sandboxes thread from last week, reader miol_ produced a beautiful comment about how MMO players have...

League of Legends on LGBT representation and pro team mistreatment allegations

League of Legends will probably introduce non-straight characters eventually, a new interview on Polygon with Riot Games' Greg Street suggests. The...

Fan creates an Asheron’s Call D&D sourcebook

Asheron's Call is dead; long live Asheron's Call! While the long-running fantasy MMO went offline at the end of January, one fan is looking...

Asheron’s Call fan project saves as much info as it can

Now more than a week following the closure of Asheron's Call, the fight to save the game might only be heating up. Over...
Oh jeez.

Recapping the Asheron’s Call sunsets

Just before Christmas, we learned the sad news that Turbine would not be transferring Asheron's Call and its revivified sequel to Standing Stone...

The Stream Team: Asheron’s Call 1 & 2 ride into the sunset

It's never a good thing when a game goes away, and today the MMOverse loses two. In a double whammy, both Asheron's Call and...

Ten life lessons I learned from the Asheron’s Call series

As Asheron's Call 1 & 2 are going offline shortly, I thought I might give it a final send-off with a list of...

Asheron’s Call appears to be suffering DDOS attacks

If you've been trying to get into Asheron's Call this weekend for one last look ahead of its sunset -- and failing --...

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