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The Daily Grind: Do you want to see hygiene monitors in MMOs?

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I'm talking about in-game character hygiene monitors, mind you. Presumably you can monitor your own real-life hygiene. I don't know, I'm not your mom. We...
Oh no.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has an esports push but really, really shouldn’t?

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Our long-time readers will know that I consider esports as anything but a net benefit for games, the video game industry in general, and...

The Daily Grind: Have you tried anything new in MMOs since January 1?

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Not to be too mean to January, but it always feels like a month that's a hangover from the holiday excesses of the last...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s Necrom is more fanservice, but I don’t hate it

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In my last column covering Elder Scrolls Online, I came to two conclusions based on the very rocky year of 2022 for the game:...
But what awaits...

Vague Patch Notes: Floaty, samey, and janky – a treasury of MMO terms for bad combat

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Any time you bring up The Secret World or Secret World Legends's bland, floaty combat, at least one person is going to chime in...

The Daily Grind: Is there anything in an MMO that makes you irrationally angry?

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So a few weeks back, I decided I was tired of flipping back and forth between my Lord of the Rings Online client and...
Darn it.

The Soapbox: Comparing the monetization of physical and digital card games

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Earlier this week, we reported on the recent Blizzard survey about a possible Hearthstone sub. When I read the news, I almost choked on...
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: Brian Birmingham’s ousting and the ever-deepening rot at Blizzard

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Talking about this company is always so exhausting, but let's do a quick recap: Brian Birmingham was, up until recently, one of the top...
All right, you live your truth.

The Daily Grind: How open are you with people you know in your MMO of choice?

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When I was growing up back in the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, everyone was wildly adamant about being safe on the internet....
Fighty fight fight.

Perfect Ten: Tutorial topics every MMO really needs to cover

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Tutorials are important in MMOs. No MMO has a great one, unfortunately. I don't just mean in the cases where returning players could use...

The Daily Grind: Are older MMOs intimidating for their mountains of content?

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When's the best time to jump head-first into an MMORPG? That is a surprisingly tricky question when you actually consider it. Be an early...

Choose My Adventure: Landing on a stable character in the original Guild Wars

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Last week in Choose My Adventure, Nightfall proved to be the more suitable starting experience for classic Guild Wars. This week, the Dervish won...

The Daily Grind: What crap is in your MMO inventory right now that you can’t bring yourself to delete?

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I'm not big on hoarding useless things, but I fully admit that in Lord of the Rings Online, I can't bring myself to get...

Fight or Kite: HEROish is blend of MOBA and card game aimed at both PvE and PvP players

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I’ve always wanted to really get into some meaty card games. Swords, sorcery, and high fantasy were always my favorite things. My family knew...
Zeeeeero

Wisdom of Nym: Impressions of Final Fantasy XIV Gods Revel, Lands Tremble’s story beats

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Considering how I've had to spend my last week and change, I am really glad that this patch hit when it did. I wouldn't...

The Daily Grind: Has an MMO’s launch ever made you turn ’round and play something else?

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When Diablo Immortal launched last year, MOP's Carlo was... not a fan. He actually recommended that folks just go buy six sourdough jacks from...
It's artistic, at least.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best UI?

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The UI is the point of interaction between the player and the rest of an MMO. We don't really think about it that way,...
Hey-nonny-nonny

LOTRO Legendarium: Reacting to LOTRO’s 2023 roadmap

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Do you remember the years of the past when we'd be waiting well into March or even later for a Lord of the Rings...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever artificially limit your MMO character?

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Every so often, the default challenge in an MMORPG may be to easy or rote for you. And so even if the game doesn't...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet celebrates Valentine’s Day, releases frog

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We've got a slew of new, upcoming Tera Raid events approaching in multiplayer Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, though from the header, you can probably...

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