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EVE Evolved: Is the EVE Online community a force for good in the world?

When we write or talk about MMO communities, we often focus on the practicalities of guilds or in-game events, the drama of forums, and...
No, saying that you don't care is not actually an answer.

The Daily Grind: What was the worst MMORPG for corpse runs?

Pretty much every MMORPG has some sort of corpse run - that is, when you die, you have to run some sort of gauntlet...

Sea of Thieves abandons its planned death tax, focuses on griefing

Don't worry, death-prone pirates: You won't have to pay the piper more than once when you go down to Davy Jones' locker. Some players raised...

Here’s how Netmarble’s fighting crunch after multiple developer deaths

Last year, Netmarble came under fire from South Korean authorities following the death of a game developer under its banner. Korea Workers' Compensation...
Hmm.

Saga of Lucimia discusses running after your corpse when you die in a pit

Show of hands, readers: How many of you have had great fun dealing with corpse runs, trying to retrieve your gear from the spot...
Whooops.

Crunch mode caused a young Netmarble game developer’s death, Korean government says

South Korean MMO studio Netmarble is being criticized this week for contributing to the death of an overworked game developer in 2016. The...
Vorp?

The Soapbox: Your favorite MMO is going to die

Your favorite MMO is going to die. Don't take it personally, though; every other MMO is going to shut down, too. That includes my...
Die, die, die!

Crowfall details the mechanics of death, resurrection, and swapping characters

You will die while playing Crowfall. That's pretty much inevitable. But you will also never die in Crowfall, because you are not your...
She is now one with the Force.

Star Wars: The Old Republic players pay tribute to Carrie Fisher

The loss of Carrie Fisher, a celebrated author and the actress who played General Leia Organa, is an enormous blow to Star Wars fans...
No, be a dude.

Brazilian teenager accidentally dies following League of Legends loss

We have had far too many public service announcements on Massively Overpowered in recent months about things not to do around games. For example,...

Ingress player’s death spotlights ARG risks

Ingress, the alternate reality game where players travel to real-world locations to "capture" virtual portals, carries with it an inherent risk of danger...

Heretics storm into Albion Online

Albion Online is beefing up its PvE game with this month's Cador update. If you've been following this title for any length...

Chronicles of Elyria hitches its death mechanics to its business model

Indie sandbox Chronicles of Elyria captured MMORPG players' attention last autumn when it began revealing details about some of its more unusual mechanics,...

Final Fantasy XIV players hold a vigil for Sian Blake in Limsa Lominsa

Players are holding a vigil following the death of Final Fantasy XIV voice actress Sian Blake (the voice of Yugiri). The...

Chronicles of Elyria features aging, death, and destructible environments

Chronicles of Elyria is a thing, and a thing that features character aging, character death, and a fully destructible environment, at that. The game's...

Star Citizen’s FPS elements to feature ‘slow-paced tactical gameplay’ and consequences for death

Cloud Imperium has published another one of its weekly Star Marine status updates for Star Citizen. The post covers everything from engineering...

Xsyon is looking for your feedback on infirmaries, death penalty tweaks

Post-apocalyptic sandbox Xsyon got a developer update post this week. Notorious Games' blogged briefly about changes to the game's infirmaries and guides,...
You would think that we'd be tired of hearing stories like this, but mostly we just wish that people weren't dying.

Guild Wars 2 memorializes a fallen mother

Last September, a Guild Wars 2 player shared a story about his departed wife. She died from complications during the birth of the...

EVE Evolved: Four lessons sandbox MMOs can learn from EVE

The past few years have seen a resurgence of support for sandbox MMOs, both of the trying-to-be-minecraft creative kind and the hardcore nuke-it-from orbit...
No word on Lord of the Rings Online erecting a monument for the bravest hobbit of them all.

Star Trek Online installs memorials for Leonard Nimoy and all those lost

The death of Leonard Nimoy affects everyone who has ever been engaged in the Star Trek franchise, whether you were a lifelong fan of...

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