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Wisdom of Nym: No, Final Fantasy XIV reliability isn’t a bad thing

There's a common criticism of Final Fantasy XIV that I frequently see and agree with. The argument goes that basically, five years out from...
Nope.

The Daily Grind: When have MMO devs brought up ‘universal’ experiences that ring hollow?

I remember the developers talking about Legendary items in World of Warcraft: Legion in hushed tones, noting that they wanted to replicate the experience...
Overpowered.

LOTRO tests new Anvil of Winterstith raid, Beorning and Burglar changes

Would you rather be mauled by a bear or backstabbed by a Burglar? Either way, your hypothetical future is about to get a lot...
Where do we go?

WoW Factor: The zones that changed the most from Classic, Eastern Kingdoms edition

We've got a little while until World of Warcraft actually drops its Classic server, but the nice thing is that those of us who...

The Daily Grind: How much does your reputation matter in a modern MMO?

One of the memes I see repeated a lot when folks are waxing nostalgic about the old days of MMOs is this idea that...

Legends of Aria AMA covers sandbox endgame, difficulty, balancing, and future content

Yesterday, devs from Citadel Studios zipped over to Reddit for an AMA all about Legends of Aria, which MMO players will recall just recently hit early access off-steam. Studio boss Derek "Supreem" Brinkmann and lead game designer Jeffrey "Miphon" Edwards sat for questions from the MMORPG sub. While the AMA continues today, here are some of the notable answers posted yesterday:

Bless Online opens up its Winter Festival and Rift of Space and Time stage 3

As promised, Neowiz has dropped its latest Bless Online update for Steam players today, focused primarily on the third stage of...

Fallout 76 buffs the stash and nerfs endgame mob XP with today’s patch

Are you over the Fallout 76 canvas bag thing now that you're actually getting the canvas bag? Cool cool. So now let's get...
It's right there.

The Nexus Telegraph: What other MMOs should learn from WildStar’s demise

The shutdown of WildStar stings in a way that other shutdowns haven't. It's hardly the first game I've covered closely that has stepped away...

Global Chat: Saying farewell to a fellow MMO blogger

The MMO blogging community is a pretty tight-knit one. Most of us know each other (or of each other) and read each other's blogs...

Global Chat: Investigating LOTRO’s progression servers

The new Lord of the Rings Online progression servers are proving to be of significant interest to MMO players and bloggers alike, with...
Tell me lies

Vague Patch Notes: Accessibility vs. relevance in MMORPGs

You know that old chestnut about how the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist? The greatest trick...
Not so different.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Blue Mage is balanced right, even if you don’t like that

This extra this week entirely comes from me doing the intellectual equivalent of pouring a mixture of lemon juice and salt directly into an...
This is very rewarding.

MapleStory 2 outlines big changes coming to the game’s dungeon and raid rewards

Players haven't had a whole lot of time to get a sense of what does or doesn't work in MapleStory 2's endgame, but...
Public problems.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is testing easier acquisition and upgrades for Masterwork gear

The designers on Star Wars: The Old Republic aren't totally happy with some quirks of the Masterwork gearing system at the moment. It's...

Check out how the RaiderZ reboot iz coming along

Remember how RaiderZ was getting a reboot? Yeah, probably not, but it's happening. PWE shut it down here in the west back in...
Deep cut.

Wisdom of Nym: The first reactions to Final Fantasy XIV’s fan festival

Well, gosh. That was sure a lot of news for Final Fantasy XIV over a weekend, huh? Expected news, sure, but therein lie some...

FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: Details from the press conference with Naoki Yoshida

In contrast to the high-octane trailer that had opened the day, the final event for the first day of the Final Fantasy XIV fan...

FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: Shadowbringers promises new story, new regions, and new jobs

The plan was to fan a spark into a flame, but now it's getting dark, so who'll remember your name? (Apologies to Lin-Manuel Miranda...
When you realize that your Hunter has turned into an FFXI Dragoon.

WoW Factor: The smart World of Warcraft stuff from BlizzCon

Let's get something out of the way first and foremost. I am not going to count Warcraft III: Reforged as a smart thing for...

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