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The Daily Grind: Have you ever gotten into MMO lore speculation?

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When you play Star Wars: The Old Republic, there is a certain sort of lore speculation that holds that in 3000 years none of...
Half man. Half beard. Another half beard.

Final Fantasy XIV interviews main scenario writer and lore director Banri Oda

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Every single interview with the Final Fantasy XIV development team makes it clear that the people working on this game have a deep and...
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

The Daily Grind: Has an MMO’s story ever turned you off from playing the game?

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It was a pretty bold move when Guild Wars 2 decided to indicate that one of the game's playable races had actually been a...

Star Trek Online prepares a new task force allowing players to relive the Synth Invasion on Mars

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It's a bit funny that Star Trek: Picard takes place in the future of all the actual television series, but in the not-too-distant past...
Busy town.

Final Fantasy XIV’s final anniversary story closes the book on the origin of the Crystal Exarch

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Every year, Final Fantasy XIV has a quartet of anniversary stories to shed more light on the characters of the game's story. But this...
BEARS BEARS BEARS

World of Warcraft: Afterlives highlights Ardenweald – if you can bear it

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We are happily resurrecting old memes with the latest installment of the World of Warcraft Afterlives animated shorts because watching this video should...
This one is less charming.

Final Fantasy XIV serves up a new anniversary story along with more special site updates

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Every year, Final Fantasy XIV provides players with a quartet of stories to commemorate its anniversary, and this year is no exception. Indeed, in...
The fanboy mines are harder to work all the time.

Blizzard plans a book of World of Warcraft fairy tales… but no more scrolls in Shadowlands

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So remember how people still blame World of Warcraft's current class design on the old statement of "bring the player, not the class"?...
henlo lizert

Final Fantasy XIV kicks off its anniversary stories with a tale of the last days of Voeburt

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The Rising has begun because it's Final Fantasy XIV's relaunch anniversary, and that means stories. Yes, every year's anniversary is marked by stories...
Burn.

Magic: Legends shows off the process behind giving life to the land of Shiv

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Despite the fact that the name makes it sound like a sharp implement destined to slide into somebody's ribs, the land of Shiv is...
girls

Astellia Online’s newest patch adds the Tulie story with new zones, dungeons, and Astels

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15It's time to explore a new story in Astellia Online with today's patch, which adds in the new Tulie Main Quests to...
When the lights come on, this whole place gets ugly.

World of Warcraft previews the Shadowlands hub of Oribos

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When World of Warcraft opens the gates to the land of the dead in Shadowlands, players are going to need a place to...
But I'm not done, and I won't be 'till my head falls off.

Path of Exile outlines the lore of the Synthesis League and how it made it into the challenges

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It'd be easy to think of Path of Exile as having a whole lot of fun systems and having only the most cursory references...
Blaugh!

The Elder Scrolls Online previews the writing behind the upcoming Greymoor story

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The problem in writing vampires in The Elder Scrolls Online is not that you have to invent a reason for them to exist;...
Planet of hates.

Jonathan Frakes narrates a trailer full of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds lore for Dinoland

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We apparently all need to give far more credit to Jonathan Frakes more credit as a narrator because he manages to make watching a...
This went over great.

World of Warcraft appears to be quietly ignoring Battle for Azeroth’s genocidal intro in Shadowlands

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Calia Menethil: "All right, fellow Forsaken... I know a lot has happened over the past however long it's supposed to have been since this...
Probably without the album that slaps, too.

DC Universe Online brings out a Birds of Prey episode on April 16

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If you haven't already seen the movie Birds of Prey, you can actually get that on streaming right now. That's cool. It also means...
It's neverending.

Final Fantasy XIV shares its latest Shadowbringers design video about the visuals of monsters and bosses

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It can take about six months to get a larger boss enemy ready for deployment in Final Fantasy XIV, from concept art to...
Mean elf.

Blizzard’s Steve Danuser talks about the story development in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

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Very few people are trying to defend the story of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth at this point, with one of the...
These losers again?

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV patch 5.2 in review – the story

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The funny thing about big Final Fantasy XIV patches these days is that because the smaller material gets a bit more spread out,...

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