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Atlas expands and bosses multiply in Path of Exile’s Siege of the Atlas expansion, launching February 4th

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In Path of Exile's history of consistent, regular updates, sometimes there is a larger focus on the league, and sometimes its on the expansion...
It's an old deck, I swear.

Perfect Ten: Genuinely fun MMO minigames

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Few people are without opinions on minigames in MMOs. Some love 'em, some hate 'em, and some just ignore 'em. Some even despise that...
Garbagia.

Vague Patch Notes: Why play-to-earn is a garbage idea

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Good afternoon, readers. Do you remember not so long ago when I talked about the fact that MMOs are perfectly fine as just games...
I'm purely decorative!

The Daily Grind: Which 2021 MMO do you think has the best shot at revitalizing itself?

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The good news for 2021 in our genre was that there were a lot of MMOs that made it to release. The bad news is...

Tamriel Infinium: A look back at Elder Scrolls Online’s Greymoor

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When Skyrim came out in 2011, everyone knew it was going to be big -- but even within the already massive Elder Scrolls fandom,...

Fight or Kite: Starting a journey in Mortal Online 2

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Throughout the past year and even longer maybe, we’ve seen near biweekly updates from the team over at Star Vault as it's been developing...

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer having your own solo adventuring party?

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One of my secret gaming delights is when I can finagle it in an MMORPG to effectively have a small party of adventurers all...

Choose My Adventure: Dungeons and Dragons Online is fun but would be better with friends

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Once more, I’m reminded that Dungeons and Dragons Online should be part of my regular MMORPG gaming diet, primarily because this game lets me...

The Daily Grind: Does Guild Wars 2 need a classic or progression server?

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A few weeks back, we had MOP's Colin on the MOP Podcast, and naturally we took the opportunity to talk about Guild Wars 2....
Ongoing.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV and the ongoing balance pass, part two

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So the good news to be noted is that at this point, we know there's going to be some job adjustments with the Final Fantasy...

The Daily Grind: What were your three most-played MMOs in 2021?

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Usually at the end of the year, Justin will ask me on the MOP Podcast what my top-played MMOs of the year turned out...
Klingons.

The Daily Grind: Do you delay uninstalling MMOs you might want to play again?

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I am terrible about uninstalling MMOs on my hard drive. It's a bad habit of mine. Despite the fact that my gaming setup is...

LOTRO Legendarium: It’s time to revisit skirmishes in Lord of the Rings Online

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Ever since 2009, I've loved skirmishes in Lord of the Rings Online. These were a new type of instance that rose to prominence in...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever regretted a rash decision in an MMO?

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Oh, regrets -- I've had a few in my life. And while I won't share my personal and professional low points, I freely admit that...

Massively on the Go: Orna’s a definitive MMOARG – but it keeps you at home

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Twice now I have suggested a theoretical Earthbound ARG, and a central idea of such a game would be having a chosen safe spot for...
I hate everything about you.

Vague Patch Notes: Unpacking the Riot MMO’s group-centric philosophy

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Well! It has been a week, that's for darn sure. And amidst everything else going on this particular week, it would've been easy to...
We still care.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most important element of your older MMO experiences you can’t recapture?

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The first MMO I ever played was Final Fantasy XI, and I cannot get back the experience of installing it for the first time with...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: Bad takes about Microsoft buying Activision-Blizzard and why they’re wrong

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Sigh. So today's column is one that I really didn't have an urgent desire to write, but then we started talking about the various...
No time to analyze the situation, too much forging ahead making things worse to do!

The Daily Grind: What might be the next MMO to undergo a big business model shift?

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In years past, this annual Daily Grind was focused on the next MMO that might go free-to-play, but that's become less and less relevant...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Some thoughts on the Microsoft acquisition of Activision-Blizzard

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At this point, keeping up with what's going on with Activision-Blizzard is far more of an involved project than keeping up with World of...

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