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Massively Overthinking: Jumping the shark in MMOs

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I'm sure those few people out there still bearing a grudge over the Rune-keeper would disagree with me, but one of the things that...

The Game Archaeologist: Were sequels ever a good idea for MMOs?

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From movies to books to video games, sequels (and all related spin-offs) are a common sight when a property is sufficiently successful enough. Even...
It's clear now.

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

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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...

Impressions of Project Gorgon from an Asheron’s Call player

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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...
And sometimes, it's all about winning.

Massively Overthinking: Three-way RvR and ‘fair’ PvP in modern MMOs

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MOP reader Sally Bowls is on a roll with the good questions lately! She lobbed us one this past weekend that seems a good...
Oh jeez.

Recapping the Asheron’s Call sunsets

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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

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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...

The Stream Team: Mount questing in Asheron’s Call 2

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Massively OP's MJ really enjoyed her first foray into Asheron's Call 2, but there are so many more places to explore. So what better...

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

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

The Stream Team: A newbie’s first look at Asheron’s Call 2

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Yes, we know Asheron's Call 2 launched a long time ago (and even more than once, really). But Massively OP's MJ has never played,...

In appreciation for post-apoc Dereth: The life and times of Asheron’s Call 2

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On the left in the screenshot above is a windmill in the town of Cragstone in Asheron's Call. On the right is, well,...

Massively Overthinking: Death and dying in MMORPGs

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In March of last year, MOP's Justin wrote a detailed guide to the most common death penalties in MMORPGs. Last September, Gamasutra pulled...

Turbine clarifies Asheron’s Call sunset times

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Turbine has clarified on the official forums the precise moment when Asheron's Call and its sister game, Asheron's Call 2, as well...

In appreciation for Dereth: The life and times of Asheron’s Call

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Imagine a game where magic was actually rare, complicated, and often underwhelming in terms of time vs. efficiency -- a game where players actually...

The Soapbox: Asheron’s Call is dead, and Turbine killed it

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You'd think recent news about Asheron's Call 1 and AC2 would be easy to swallow. After all, we'd already been warned that Turbine was...

Don’t miss The Game Archaeologist’s histories of Asheron’s Call

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The impending loss of Asheron's Call -- and Asheron's Call 2 again -- hit the MMORPG community pretty hard when the
Oh jeez.

Asheron’s Call and its sequel will sunset as part of the Turbine/Standing Stone split

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I'm sorry to report that Turbine announced today that it will be sunsetting Asheron's Call and Asheron's Call 2 as part of...

Massively Overthinking: The many ‘NGE’ moments across MMORPG history

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Eleven years ago this week, the New Game Enhancements patch descended on Star Wars Galaxies, forever changing the trajectory of the game,...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG soundtracks

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MOP's Justin Olivetti created the music-centered Jukebox Heroes column back on Massively-that-was and brought it along to us here, and to this day...
Avec les hommes et le Pokey.

Five IPs that could tackle ARG gameplay features Pokemon Go lacks

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Following the news that Niantic is not in fact working on a Harry Potter AR game, I realized that even as someone who enjoyed...

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