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Astellia confirms it’ll be buy-to-play in the west, won’t be a ‘smash-and-grab’

At PAX South this weekend, Astellia reps did indeed sit for a panel on the game as promised - a panel hosted,...

Pantheon maps out 2019, promising new website, Faerthale development, and more

Brad McQuaid's Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is kicking off 2019 with a new edition of its newsletter that recaps 2018 - including...

Make My MMO: Star Citizen hits $200M in crowdfunds, Reddit drama ensues

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, Star Citizen officially broke the $200 million barrier for total funding collected from the proverbial...

Brad McQuaid’s MMO Pantheon has snapped up Trion’s Linda ‘Brasse’ Carlson

Did you wonder where Linda "Brasse" Carlson was going to end up post-Trion Worlds' implosion? Because you had to know she'd end up...

ArcheAge consumer lawsuit hits snag: Trion Worlds’ corporate dissolution

Remember that player lawsuit lodged against Trion Worlds back in 2015? The one where ArcheAge players Aaron Van Fleet, Paul Ovberg, and James...
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Gamigo formally announces the Trion Worlds buyout that manifested yesterday

Yesterday's surprise news that MMO company Trion Worlds had been sold to Gamigo was then all but confirmed by Trion's Linda "Brasse" Carlson, who...

Trion Worlds has been sold to Gamigo, and yes, there have been more layoffs

File this one under "huge things that rudely happened while we were all in the middle of recording the podcast": Trion Worlds has...

ArcheAge, Trove producers address Trion layoffs, tell players not to worry

Last week's Trion Worlds layoffs appeared to have hit ArcheAge particularly hard, with the loss of a well-known producer to the eliminated...

Trion Worlds has been hit with layoffs, loses ArcheAge associate producer

Trion has confirmed the layoffs - we've updated below. Trion Worlds in general and ArcheAge in specific are going through a turbulent time this...

GDC 2018: Bridging and embedding cross-platform online communities

As this year's GDC coverage is winding down, I am finally coming to the topic I saved for last: community. MMOs are more than...

RIFT Prime to talk about progression unlocks later this month

As RIFT's Prime progression server enters into its second month of existence, questions have loomed above the community that's making its way to...

RIFT lead systems designer Andy ‘Vladd’ Kirton steps down

According to a thread on RIFT's official forums today, a new lead systems designer is apparently on order in the flagship Trion MMORPG as...
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Best not be toxic on YouTube, Overwatch players, because Blizzard is watching you

Back in 2013, when Linda "Brasse" Carlson still fronted SOE's community branch, she made headlines for making SOE's anti-toxicity policies very clear. "If...

RIFT would like to sell you a random mount for $100

We were talking on the podcast this week about how Trion Worlds tends to aggressively pursue different revenue streams in its MMOs --...
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RIFT pulls pay-to-win packs out of the store — for now

Reacting to massive community pushback over what is perceived to be pay-to-win packs in the RIFT store, Trion Worlds announced that it...

EverQuesting: Is EverQuest II in a downward spiral?

Are we witnessing the death throes of EverQuest II? Of the whole EverQuest franchise? These questions have been...
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RIFT brings on a new community manager

ArcheAge isn't the only game at Trion Worlds that's shuffling around its community team these days. RIFT announced last Friday that it...

E3 2017: Pokemon Go’s raiding, gym revamp, badges, and an interview with Niantic

Surprise! Niantic brought Pokemon Go to E3 2017 and invited members of the gaming press outside the sacred halls of the Los Angeles...

RIFT makes good on Prophecy of Ahnket promises

A slightly ambiguous Facebook post had some RIFT players worried that the game was finished with its current expansion cycle altogether. In a...

EverQuesting: Digging into EverQuest’s 18th birthday and chatting with Daybreak

Holy smokes! EverQuest is old enough to vote! The world of Norrath just turned 18 years old on...

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