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Working As Intended: My 25 years of Ultima Online

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Twenty-five years ago my boyfriend, Paul, and I walked into a shop to find a new game to play together. He picked up this...

Stick and Rudder: Venturing into EVE Online’s nullsec

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EVE Online is a game that offers many experiences, from NPC faction warfare to harvesting, refining, and building to market speculation. But the one...
Teeth. Not a lack of teeth.

Vague Patch Notes: Mandatory content and game design in MMOs

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Let me tell you about my second roommate in college. He was named Kyle, and he was benefiting from the fact that I had...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3’s Splatfest was a rocky start

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So we've finally had Splatoon 3's first real Splatfest. While the pre-launch demo gave me plenty to look forward to, it was also obvious...

Massively on the Go: October brings new treats to Pokemon Go

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Pokemon GO's Season of Light continues into October, and while a lot of the announced content looks as familiar as that candy corn you...
This non-game sucks, Beavis.

Vague Patch Notes: The perpetual MMO crowdfunding engine

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Do me a favor right now and navigate over to the Star Citizen webpage. It's possible that this has wildly changed in the time...

Stick and Rudder: ‘Robin Hood’ scammer claims he robbed rich EVE Online corp of $100 billion ISK

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EVE Online is a game that will certainly go down in MMO history as one of the most fascinating studies on human behavior to...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3 is dividing players in fantastic ways

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I feel like Splatoon 3's release has been oddly quiet, though it's doing quite well in Japan. Selling over 3.45 million copies in 3...

Four Winds: What made Lost Ark so successful where Elyon failed?

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I'm sad about it, but I have to eat my words about Elyon and its place in this decade's pantheon of MMOs. I honestly...
Not so much.

Vague Patch Notes: Queues do not tell the story of an MMO’s success

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It's time to talk about queues to log in to a game, and you know what game we have to talk about in this...
getty

Vague Patch Notes: The MMORPG industry shockwaves that still reverberate

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A thought occurred to me the other day regarding World of Warcraft and the way that it deformed the MMO industry: People who are...

Massively on the Go: Splatoon 3’s Tricolor demo makes double trouble

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As Splatoon 3's release swims ever closer, I keep thinking back to the recent Splatfest demo we had. Splatfests aren't new to veterans of...
I grew up on a farm.

Vague Patch Notes: The gating of time in MMO content

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People are over the moon about the Island Sanctuaries added in the most recent update to Final Fantasy XIV, and I entirely include myself...

Massively on the Go: September brings Pokemon Go’s Season of Light and winds of change

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Hoo boy, trainers, we have a lot to unpack after that Pokemon GO Go Fest Finale. September to November will be The Season of Light,...

Stick and Rudder: So you’ve completed the EVE Online tutorial – now what?

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Since rejoining the player ranks of EVE Online, I’ve noticed a common sentiment from fellow newbies: Most agree that the environment is beautiful, the...
Arenatacular!

Vague Patch Notes: Novelty is a contradiction in an MMORPG genre that discourages it

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The newest member of the Big Five in the MMO space released in the west back in 2015, which was seven years ago now....

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s improved Megas and the kitchen sink problem

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It's been a while now since Pokemon GO got its third Mega Evolution system, which was one of the big reasons we took a hard...

Massively on the Go: Everything multiplayer fans need to know about Splatoon 3

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So we've all gone through the recent news about Splatoon 3, right? No? Well, don't worry. A lot of the presentation seemed to be aimed...
Ladies.

Vague Patch Notes: The perils of comparing MMOs to each other

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So the other day I read perhaps the worst Tower of Fantasy review I could have possibly read. It was most certainly not the...

Why I Play: Returning to Diablo III in 2022

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I don't know if there's a marketing term for this phenomenon, but Diablo Immortal did an excellent job selling Diablo III. Popular streamers all caught...

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