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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.

aw hell

Massively Overthinking: How often do you play human MMO characters when you have other choices?

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I've been thinking about this question a bit lately, partly owing to Stars Reach and partly to Project Gorgon. Playable Worlds says Stars Reach...

Global Chat: FFXIV rides out on the Dawntrail

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The blogosphere is buzzing about the recent release of FFXIV: Dawntrail, including The Nosy Gamer, who provided some first thoughts and impressions of this...

Raph Koster lays out the (first) four pillars of design for his sandbox MMORPG Stars Reach

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I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is that Raph Koster's Stars Reach is probably a good long while away...
Carried.

Vague Patch Notes: Yes, tutorials are a good thing in MMORPGs

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For those of you who haven't been reading the site for a while or just don't keep this in your head, I'm going to...

The Game Archaeologist: World of Warcraft in the 1990s

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MMORPGs don't pop out of nowhere, ex nihilo, to suddenly be enjoyed by players across the globe. Good ones take several years, dozens of...

The Daily Grind: How many players constitute a proper MMORPG raid?

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Back when Amazon first announced its New World Aeternum rebranding, I noticed an interesting comment about the planned raid. Longtime reader Squid opined that...

Star Wars: The Old Republic celebrates its first year under Broadsword’s banner

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Star Wars: The Old Republic's streamlined dev team faces the daunting task to keep the game looking active and healthy as it crosses its...

Raph Koster’s new MMORPG is called Stars Reach, and yes, it’s basically Star Wars Galaxies 2

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It's June 26th, Star Wars Galaxies' 21st birthday, and I'm sitting on Google Meet talking to none other than MMORPG founding father (and SWG...
loungin'

Star Wars The Old Republic modernizes Nar Shadda and addresses venture and event issues with patch 7.5b

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It's a bit funny to think that for all the tech far more advanced than our own, Star Wars: The Old Republic not only...

Raph Koster’s nine Playable Worlds teasers (so far) hint at the MMORPG sandbox you always wanted

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As we covered earlier in the week, Raph Koster's studio Playable Worlds has been tweeting what appeared to be a countdown accompanied by a...

Massively Overthinking: Unfair stigmas that follow MMORPGs

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A few weeks back, our team was discussing the intersection of survival sandboxes, MMORPG virtual worlds, and gankboxes - and how hard it is...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: MMOs where you travel back in time for some reason

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We're all time travelers! We travel to the future at the rate of one second per second. Every single machine you will ever operate...

Legends of Aria’s crypto version, Britaria, goes bust over ‘financial constraints’

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When Citadel Studios announced back in April that it was planning to relaunch the Kickstarted MMORPG Legends of Aria (fka Shards Online) as a...
Because you've got nowhere to go.

The Daily Grind: Ships, mounts, or vehicles – do you have a preferred mount type in MMOs?

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MOP's own Chris inspired today's Daily Grind as last week he was drooling all over the newly revealed Elite Dangerous spaceship. "Seeing this new...

Star Wars The Old Republic’s GU 7.5 Desperate Defiance launches today alongside The Acolyte collab

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Star Wars The Old Republic's 7.5 patch is upon us today, as servers went down at 8 a.m. EDT this morning to prepare. The...

The Daily Grind: Do you bring any habits from one MMO to the next?

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So a few weekends ago, I was doing overworld questing on my Hobbit Hunter in Lord of the Rings Online when I caught myself...

The Game Archaeologist: Runes of Magic, an MMO that made millions disappear

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In more ways than one, the year 2004 was a pivotal one for the MMORPG community. Even as games like City of Heroes, EverQuest...
Grats, I guess.

The Daily Grind: Is there a popular MMORPG you’ve still never played?

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I've been playing MMORPGs so long that it's a rare title that I've never tried at all. There are tons of MMOs I've at...

Massively Overthinking: Fixing boring MMORPG dungeons

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Earlier this month, MMO genre luminary Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street tweeted something from someone on his Ghost MMO team that's going to resonate with a...

Echoes of Elysium’s Jeff Hickman talks lore, airship fleets, and Loric’s current development

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Loric Games has been on our radar for a few years now, being a studio founded by Mythic Entertainment vets, and last month, the...

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