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‘I saw a City in the Clouds!’: Previewing Star Wars Galaxies Legends’ Bespin expansion

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There are very few MMORPGs that can plausibly compel me to sit down and log in the weekend of a big real-life move, seeing...

Why WB Games should make a new Asheron’s Call game in 2021+: The mechanics

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Just based on lore alone, WB Games should make a new Asheron's Call game. As I argued last time, AC has the qualities of an underutilized...
Plue Brotocol.

Vague Patch Notes: Don’t be the MMO beta defense squad

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Every week, I have to think about betas. I have to think a lot about betas, in fact. More than I ever wanted to...

Why WB Games should make a new Asheron’s Call game in 2021+: The lore

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So we recently brought up how Asheron's Call 2 died twice during the winter seasons, with the second one being a double funeral with the original...

Massively on the Go: Understanding what an MMO community will pay for

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Earlier in December, I posted some Pokemon Go news that included player complaints about a recent Mr. Rime paid event. While there was a good...
Welcome to funky town.

Vague Patch Notes: The verbs of MMOs

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Even if you don't like crafting, you should care if your MMO of choice has meaningful crafting. And you should especially care if it...
Yes, you kind of need to.

Vague Patch Notes: Defining the vague mass that is the MMO community

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The community is important when it comes to talking about an MMO. This is an established fact; I wrote an entire column about how...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go goes retro with its Red and Green Event in 2021

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Pokemon Go’s not done with announcing big events this fall, not by a long shot. In addition to the current seasonal events and Community...

The Soapbox: Pet battles are one of the best things WoW ever did (which is why I’ve never played one)

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Pokemon first burst onto the scene when I was in elementary school. I've always been lukewarm at best toward anime and "cute" things, so...

Massively on the Go: The rollercoaster that is Pokemon Go’s Go Beyond update

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I've previously mentioned in this Massively on the Go column some unexpected bonuses popping up with the release of Pokemon Go’s Go Beyond update....

Pokemon GO’s 2020 community day won’t include 2018 CD moves but does grant Shiny Celebi

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The month of December is generally Pokemon Go's double-feature catch-up Community Day. Over the course of two days (December 12th and 13th this year),...
Strap in, buckos.

The Soapbox: Red Dead Online is just not as fun as it should be

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A few weeks ago, I detailed my newfound adventures in the single-player title Red Dead Redemption 2. More relevant to our interests here on...
Venting prevents ex-plo-si-on.

Vague Patch Notes: You are and are not who you are in MMOs

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If you've never been hit in the face, you're not really prepared for when someone does it, much less when it's a fist instead...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Go Beyond update is surprisingly solid for vets and newcomers alike

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Yes, in case you missed it, Pokemon Go's Go Beyond update is live. My preview piece was updated right up to the release, so...

Pokemon Go’s Go Beyond, seasonal events, and PvP season 6 are all live

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Good news for Pokemon fans: Pokemon Go's Go Beyond update is now live. The promised raised level cap, XP booster, and surprising hidden bonuses...

The Soapbox: How Pathfinder killed World of Warcraft for me

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launches today. I will not be playing. Once upon a time, a new WoW expansion would be a major event...
Older times.

Vague Patch Notes: Players aren’t the only people who should prepare for their MMO to die

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There are certain realities that developers need to reckon with that start with acknowledging a certain degree of reality, and one of those bits...

Niantic just announced Pokemon Go Beyond, the game’s biggest content update ever

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Pokemon GO has already had an overwhelming number of events since late September, with both hits and some misses, but Niantic’s looking to close out...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s quality-of-life changes aren’t half bad

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So, Niantic's pushed out a few more changes to Pokemon GO, and it's not all doom and gloom! In fact, a few changes have been...

From dockyard disaster to sailing success: How World of Warships learned from the Puerto Rico event fiasco

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Gamers tend to harp on game companies for the very public mistakes they make. While most of the criticism is clearly deserved, occasionally a...

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