classic mmos

Generally used to describe MMOs from before World of Warcraft’s launch in 2004, though sometimes shortened to describe just the first few MMOs launched prior to 2000.

The Game Archaeologist: The Sims Online

The Sims Online was one of the odder entrants into the MMO genre, an online iteration of an immensely popular game franchise that...

The Game Archaeologist: The 4th Coming

Over the years that I've been writing The Game Archaeologist, I've received more than a few requests to cover a game that was...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is aging the best?

While we demand and expect playing perfection from MMOs on launch day, that's a pretty hilarious stance to take when one looks at all...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven MMOs operating on borrowed time

Most everyone who knows me well will acknowledge that I'm not generally a cynical, dark person. I'm not rooting for games to fail, for...

The Game Archaeologist: Mythic’s Imperator Online

It is a truly difficult thing to create something completely new and original, especially in storytelling and setting. It's perhaps impossible in this day...

The Game Archaeologist: Multiplayer BattleTech

It was the 31st century, where feuding factions decided to settle their differences by throwing multi-ton war robots at each other. It was also...

The Game Archaeologist: AOL’s Neverwinter Nights

Here's a question for you: How much do you really, really have to love a game to pay $6 to $8 an hour to...
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The Game Archaeologist: What Star Wars Galaxies life was like before the NGE

A decade after Star Wars Galaxies' "New Game Enhancements" hit the game, controversy, grumbling, and revelations still pop up about the notorious...

The Game Archaeologist: Roleplaying dreams in Underlight

After years of digging into the field of classic MMOs, I know there aren't too many undiscovered titles that haven't been brought to my attention...

The Game Archaeologist: Middle-earth Online

Out of all of the MMOs that I've played over the years, I must have spent the most time in Lord of the...

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