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LOTRO Legendarium: Six suggestions to improve LOTRO’s business model

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First of all, I want to give praise where it's due: Lord of the Rings Online has done a great job in 2021 shedding...

The Daily Grind: If you could give advice to a developer that would actually be taken, what would it be?

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While developers have an insider's knowledge of the make-up of their games and access to information and demographics that we do not, it doesn't...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: No king rules forever

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World of Warcraft patch 9.1 has been out for less than a month, and it is a bad time to be a fan of...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best weapon animations?

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I remember back when World of Warcraft was just plain vanilla and there was plenty of time to observe things during the countless fights....
Zoomies.

The Daily Grind: What little touches make you happy in an MMO?

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Completing a duty in Final Fantasy XIV plays the traditional series victory fanfare. It's such a little thing, it doesn't need to be in...

Perfect Ten: The 10 stages of returning to an old favorite MMO

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In my illustrious career of sitting on my butt and mashing the 1-4 buttons over and over, I've returned to many MMOs like an...

Casually Classic: Why it’s so good to Zangarmarsh and chill in WoW Classic

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Burning Crusade's Outland shows all the hallmarks of being a playground for developers to flex and try new things. I always was amused at...

The Daily Grind: So what do we all think of New World so far?

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Amazon's New World rolled into closed beta yesterday, and unlike some past test events, this one has no NDA, meaning the whole MMORPG community...

Choose My Adventure: Wakfu may not be my cup of tea

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You know how sometimes you really can't know for sure how you'll feel about a game until you fire it up? Those games where...

Not So Massively: Wolcen’s roadmap is missing some important things

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In the past, I've been pretty free with my praise for Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem. I've gotten nearly a hundred hours of good fun...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s outage analysis, simplified

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For my day job, I’m a software developer, and all of my previous jobs have been IT related in some fashion. I still remember...
Venting prevents ex-plo-si-on.

The Daily Grind: What’s the single best way an MMO can keep a newbie playing?

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A while back, MOP's own Ben tweeted that during his recent foray into EVE Online, a gamemaster messaged him out of the blue. The...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon GO Fest 2021 might be the last great GO Fest

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Still cleaning out your pokemon collections, trainers? I know I still need to! Pokemon Go’s recent Go Fest 2021 was a return to form...
Somewhere, across the sea, somewhere.

Wisdom of Nym: What will Final Fantasy XIV add to its ranged damage dealers?

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There's a usual pattern I follow when discussing Final Fantasy XIV jobs, and this time I wanted to break it. We've already talked about...

Hands-on with New World’s 20v20 PvPvE battleground and its newest dungeon

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Last week Amazon Games held a press demo and offered up an early preview of some of the latest and greatest content coming to...

The Daily Grind: What do you do when you have gobs of money in an MMO and nothing to spend it on?

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The other day, I was tooling around Star Wars Galaxies on the Legends server and feeling a bit despondent, not because I had too...
Eye see.

The Daily Grind: What routine tasks do you frequently forget in MMOs?

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If you never played it back in the day, Final Fantasy XI was often a game of chores. Did you remember to get food?...

LOTRO Legendarium: What returning to LOTRO feels like

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I don't think that I have ever rage-quit Lord of the Rings Online, but I certainly have put it down often enough. That's pretty...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most useful MMO tidbit you’ve learned recently?

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No matter how long I've spent playing an MMORPG, there seems to be no end to the new things I can learn about any...

Massively on the Go: How Jackbox Games helped gamers stay social through COVID

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For some people, Jackbox Games' Party Packs were a COVID lifesaver. While many of us have a lot of virtual connections thanks to our...

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