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Spun out of EA as one of the last remnants of Mythic Entertainment, Broadsword now runs Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot.

Massively Overthinking: Let’s ban a word from the MMORPG lexicon

A while back, an MMO player I follow on Twitter who also happens to be super into sports retweeted something fun into my feed:...
We're going to be here for a very long while, princess.

Vague Patch Notes: Timesinks, sunk time, and MMOs

Here's a fun question I asked myself a lot back in the day: Why, exactly, did leveling take so long in Final Fantasy XI? The obvious...

Working As Intended: What it means to be an MMORPG

I am amused and somewhat bewildered to admit that I have my very own pet troll. He follows me around on Reddit to hassle...

The MOP Up: Catching up with Runes of Magic

It's been a while since we've checked in with Runes of Magic! So what's going on with this fantasy MMO these days? For...
Not this.

The Game Archaeologist: Is it worth the hassle to update graphics in older MMOs?

"I'd play this game again if the graphics were updated." "If they re-released this game with modern graphics, it would be way more popular." "The...

The Daily Grind: Which class would you just love to port from one MMO to another?

Earlier this summer, Standing Stone Game announced a brand-new and unique class for Dungeons and Dragons Online: the Alchemist. No, it's not just...

Dark Age of Camelot drops Q&A, Ultima Online rolls more of Forsaken Foes to the test server

Call this news piece the Broadsword Corner. Actually, don't, because that's not terribly interesting. That said, both of Broadsword MMORPGs -- Dark Age...

The Daily Grind: What was the last MMO that you regretted quitting?

Last spring, I made a hard call: I finally decided that I wasn't playing Ultima Online enough to justify a sub. That's not...

Massively Overthinking: Problematic faves in MMOs

A while back, a reader suggested that it was impossible for a fan who loves something to recognize its shortcomings, and I was taken...
There are lots of different defintions of penalty.

Ultima Online’s Forsaken Foes update is now open for testing

As promised, Ultima Online is gearing up for its fall update, Forsaken Foes, part of which hit the test server this week. As...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

The Soapbox: No, the MMO genre is not dead – but it could use a little positivity

One of my favorite idioms is "dead as a doornail." It always reminds me of the time I got sent out of my 10th...
leave my dagron alone

Legends of Aria explains the new professions system it launched with Steam early access

Still fresh off its Steam early access launch last week, Legends of Aria has posted a new dev blog all about the...

Former Riot devs form well-funded Singularity 6 to build a ‘virtual society’ MMO

MMOs are dead, huh? No less than the likes of ex-Riot Games devs say not so fast. New(ish) studio Singularity 6 - led...

Here’s what Ultima Online looks like in a real 3-D client

We all well know that Ultima Online is a partly 2-D game; the game world is made up of a largely flat graphics,...

Massively Overthinking: Morality and compelling choices in MMOs

The most recent episode of The Psychology of Video Games podcast touches on a subject we don't tackle very much: moral choices. It's...

LOTRO Legendarium: A timeline of Lord of the Rings Online from 1994 to 2019

When I wrapped up writing my previous LOTRO column on the game's first year of live operation, I felt that I had left...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG offers the best farming and gardening experience?

Not gonna lie, I really like farming in MMOs. No, not the grindy kind of farming, just the actual process of farming crops on...

Dark Age of Camelot celebrates summer, adds item search tool

It's not a cruel summer for Dark Age of Camelot -- but it is a competitive one. Those looking for a relaxing holiday...

Ultima Online readies a pumpkin ship for Forsaken Foes

With the Forgotten Treasures update out this summer, the Ultima Online team has moved on to preparing for the next big thing,...

Blight’s alpha is a portal to a ‘cruel, harsh’ PvP world

Do you feel as though too many MMOs have a soft underbelly these days? Then you may wish to cut your teeth on an...

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