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The Daily Grind: Do you play MMOs in early access?

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Playing at least one or two early access games is just kind of part of the nature of playing video games these days, especially...
It's fine, everything is fine, this is fine.

Perfect Ten: How to deal with MMO burnout

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I remember the first time I got hit hard by the powerhouse slugger known as "burnout." It was during my second stint in World...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO public transport system?

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We talk about mounts an awful lot in this space, but what about the other ways that MMOs help us get around? Most all...

Choose My Adventure: Warrior time and a more classical Cleric in RIFT

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This week, I traded my shepherd’s cane for a big honkin’ sword in RIFT and found that… well, there’s not too much different here,...

Casually Classic: Ranking WoW Classic’s capital cities (through Burning Crusade)

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Even more so than they are in retail World of Warcraft, WoW Classic's capital cities are the central bustling hub of commerce and staging...

The Daily Grind: Should more MMOs offer ‘season pass’ style content?

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Its seems as if we've been fielding a lot of email and podcast questions about season passes the last month or two. Paid season...
Bring the light

Wisdom of Nym: Some interesting bits from Final Fantasy XIV’s 5.5 patch notes

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Part of me has never been altogether clear on why I am so enthusiastic about seeing the fresh set of patch notes for Final...

Not So Massively: Four things I wish I’d known when I started Magic Legends

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Inevitably after a couple weeks in a new game, you've learned a few things that you wish you'd known from the start. For me...

The Daily Grind: How often do you change your MMO characters’ outfits?

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One of the nice things City of Heroes' rogue servers did for the community was open up all the costume slots for everyone. Obviously,...
whaaaaale

The Daily Grind: What mount type do you wish more MMOs would offer?

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Here are some of my mounts in Final Fantasy XIV: a sheep. A flying pig. A giant moss-covered sneezing monster. A drifting stalk of a...

The Game Archaeologist: Lifestorm, Japan’s first MMORPG

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In comparison to how widely that China and Korea's game development studios embraced MMORPGs right from the beginning, Japan's been curiously low-key in creating...
Leaf it up.

The Daily Grind: What MMOs should be adapted to mobile?

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Sometimes the success or failure of a game may come down to its availability on certain platforms and systems. Sometimes an MMO that didn't...
The stars are over Dun Morogh.

WoW Factor: Why WoW Classic players are mad about the Burning Crusade character boost

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I'm not going to lie to anyone here: When the World of Warcraft: Classic team first announced the idea that you could boost a...

The Daily Grind: Do you usually pick low-pop or high-pop servers in MMOs?

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The other day, MOP's Carlo posted a pic of Black Desert's server selection screen, showing a ton of servers flagged "crowded" even at a...

Everything we know about Path of Exile’s Ultimatum league launching next week

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Now you've done it: Path of Exile in giving you an Ultimatum... and you'll probably like it! It's time again for the big reveal...

Wandering Wraeclast: Grinding Gear has finally taken the wraps off Path of Exile 2

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"Like clockwork": I wouldn't be surprised to see an icon of Grinding Gear Games and Path of Exile in the dictionary when you look...

Working As Intended: There is no good reason for MMO gamers to fund Dreamworld

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Not quite a month ago, we covered the Kickstarter for a wildly ambitious MMORPG, Dreamworld. We were, uh, pretty skeptical about the game's chances....

The Soapbox: Lies I was told about World of Warcraft

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A few months back, I was feeling restless in my MMO routine. Guild Wars 2 is my MMO "home," so I'm always in that...
We still care.

Vague Patch Notes: The myth of the days before MMO datamining

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For those of you who don't know, this column was named after Final Fantasy XI. Specifically, it was named after the practice that particular game...
Management.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO company is the worst at managing its message?

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You've probably noticed that there are some studios and companies wherein the players seem to have a downright acerbic relationship with the people making...

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