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Major MMO studio owned by EA, famous for its RPG franchises and particularly to MMO players for Star Wars: The Old Republic

Massively Overthinking: Would you play your favorite MMO without its IP?

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Nonameplease recently posed us an interesting topic, inspired by a thread on the Star Trek Online subreddit. "It seems most people don't think the...

One Shots: Boom, said the world

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You'd think that a world that's already been nuked into a radioactive wasteland wouldn't need any additional bombs lobbed at its surface, but several...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why do we know so little about Fate of Gundabad?

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Over the past few months, my general sense of rising hope for Lord of the Rings Online has been tempered by a nagging disquiet...

Combat style testing for Star Wars The Old Republic now moves to the Assassin and Sorcerer classes

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Public testing for the new combat styles of Star Wars: The Old Republic's classes rolls on. As of yesterday, the game's PTR has started...

Star Wars: The Old Republic makes a mystery merchant always available

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According to Wookieepedia, the man known as Kai Zykken is "a male Human who was captain of the Corellian Run Scoundrels, a pirate gang...

Star Wars The Old Republic talks system design as a new KOTOR remake is unveiled

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The gameplay loops that keep players chasing goals in Star Wars: The Old Republic is all powered by system design, which is the topic...

The Soapbox: Single-player open worlds will never equal those of MMORPGs

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These days it seems like sprawling open worlds are becoming an ever more popular choice for single-player games, from the newer Assassin's Creed titles...

Massively Overthinking: Overcoming barriers-to-exit in MMOs

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About a thousand years ago, I wrote an article on Old Massively called "but I already have that game" about barriers-to-exit: the difficulty of...

Perfect Ten: MMO character customization options that don’t get enough love

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There are two types of people in the world: those who can't get through the character creation menu fast enough to start playing "LordBladezz"...

Star Wars The Old Republic patches in bug fixes and new looting system today

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It's patch day over in the galaxy of Star Wars The Old Republic, with GU 6.3.2 on deck. It's not the most exciting patch...
I suppose it's cheaper than actually hiring someone to design these spaces?

The Game Archaeologist: Jeff Butler on EverQuest, EverQuest Next, and Vanguard

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As an MMO historian, I have to applaud the work of former SOE developer Shawn Lord in his huge interview series with the people...

The Daily Grind: What are your fall MMO plans?

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After a brief August lull in the crazy launch cycle that's been 2021, we're looking to ramp back up again with a lot of...

Massively Overthinking: The worst chat in the MMORPG genre

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The first rule of MMORPGs is turn off global chat. Think about that for a sec. This is a genre that is expressly multiplayer...

One Shots: Catniss Everkeen

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"The true endgame of FFXIV is fashion, but in the process of documenting my many many glamours sometimes I get a cool action shot,"...

The Daily Grind: List your favorite expansion to every MMO you’ve played

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Lists -- we're doing one today. And it has the potential to be a really fun one! The challenge is fairly simple: Make a list...

Perfect Ten: My top 10 MMO pet peeves

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In general, I try to be an optimistic fellow. When it comes to MMO gaming -- you know, that hobby we apparently love and...

The Daily Grind: What SWTOR class story and combat style will you combine with this year’s expansion?

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The announcement of Star Wars: The Old Republic's upcoming expansion certainly seems to have called more than a few lapsed Jedi and Bounty Hunters...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that would actually benefit from a Classic server

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Here's the thing about having a classic server for a lot of MMORPGs: It doesn't actually do much. In order for a classic server...

Galaxies of Eden is a new sandbox MMORPG with all the Star Wars Galaxies trappings

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So here's a new MMO that just landed in our inbox: It's called Galaxies of Eden, and studio MIR Cybernetics Corporation is billing it...

SWTOR: Legacy of the Sith’s combat styles ‘separate story from gameplay’

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Forget a new planet or the resurgence of the Republic vs. Empire conflict in Star Wars: The Old Republic -- when Legacy of the...

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