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The Daily Grind: Which NPC do you personally hate the most in your favorite MMOs?

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A while back, Bree and I were sharing memories of the original launch of Guild Wars and talking about the exact moment when we...

Lord of the Rings Online gets you up to speed on Fate of Gundabad’s story

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It wasn't that long ago that some columnist here at Massively OP was bemoaning the fact that Standing Stone Games had yet to actually...
Which one of you is the Juno Reactor and which one is the Don Davis?

The Matrix Online’s last developer speaks about the game’s story and running the title

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With a new Matrix film on the way, people have clearly had a lot of fun pointing out the story developments from The Matrix Online...
Twilit.

Final Fantasy XIV posts its fourth anniversary story ahead of the live letter this evening

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Another Friday means that it's time for another installment of the Final Fantasy XIV anniversary fiction, and this one is taking aim at a largely...
F'dla

Final Fantasy XIV shares a story from Fordola’s younger days

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Who doesn't like Fordola in Final Fantasy XIV? She's everyone's favorite sassy former Garlean operative turned salty Ala Mhigan Primal-slayer, to summarize a lot of character...
Walking.

Final Fantasy XIV posts another anniversary story while scheduling its next live letter

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The celebration of Final Fantasy XIV's eighth anniversary in fiction continues to roll on with a new side story for players to enjoy. This...
These references, however, remain.

World of Warcraft removes references to former employees and removes the AoE cap in patch 9.1.5

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The most immediate fallout of the ongoing Activision-Blizzard lawsuit has been the removal of numerous references to now-former employees directly named or implicated in...
The man with the scars.

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off its anniversary fiction with Tales from the Twilight

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Today marks the eight-year anniversary of Final Fantasy XIV's successful relaunch, and that means celebration. The obvious in-game celebration is the Rising event, of course,...
This went over great.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s burning of Teldrassil plot wrap-up is terrible

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Fair warning: This post contains spoilers for the current World of Warcraft plotline for anyone who has not finished up the latest parts of...
Greeen

New World kicks off the Tales of Aeturnum series with the Angry Earth

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It's going to be a little longer until you get to try out New World, but the development team is doing its bets to...
Stored knowledge.

PSA: Square-Enix is reprinting the Final Fantasy XIV lore books once again, and they’re up for pre-order

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If you're a fan of Final Fantasy XIV and want more of the lore behind this game, the Encyclopaedia Eorzea volumes one and two...
Ominous!

World of Warcraft’s patch yields another cinematic… but there are more still encrypted ones to find

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There's a new cinematic that's been discovered for World of Warcraft's upcoming patch 9.1, Chains of Domination. It's a spoiler. That much you can...
Oh look,

World of Warcraft patch 9.1’s test server updates with lore-important early cutscenes that have been datamined

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Fairly warned be ye, readers: Spoilers lie ahead for the patch 9.1 storyline in World of Warcraft. Curious about what Helya is up to at...
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Guild Wars 2 starts its return to Living World Season 2 on May 25

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The overall Guild Wars 2 story has been moving through a lot of Living World content since the game's initial launch, and so it's possible you...
Word.

Star Wars: The Old Republic to launch update 6.3, The Dark Descent, on April 27

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Earlier today, we made a snarky joke about how the next Star Wars: The Old Republic patch has had plenty of its content teased but...
Mean elf.

World of Warcraft opens up pre-orders for the Sylvanas novel

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Are you a World of Warcraft fan eager to get some more Sylvanas content? Really? Well, you're an odd one, but you're going to get what...
Zap.

Final Fantasy XIV updates its Death Unto Dawn preview site with images and lore teasers

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The next patch for Final Fantasy XIV is approaching quickly on April 13th, and players already have some new things to chew on from the...
It's a middle life.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about the importance of consoles and story fatigue in new interview

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Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is bringing an end to the story of Hydaelyn and Zodiark, the central narrative that's run through the game from...
Hang on, what were we doing here again?

WoW Lore TLDR gets a major functionality and content upgrade for catching up on World of Warcraft lore

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You really do want to follow the lore in World of Warcraft, honestly. But sometimes the storytelling and the overall quality of the game makes...
This has not gone according to plan

New datamined cinematic for World of Warcraft Shadowlands points to major story developments

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We're being circumspect here because, well... this stuff is spoiler-ish. If you've been really enjoying the plot of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands up to...

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