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The Game Archaeologist: The short ride of Auto Assault

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When you think of post-apocalyptic video games, what comes to mind? Most likely it's a crawl through a bombed-out or zombiefied landscape as you...
ha ha moneymaking go brrrrrrrrrr

Vague Patch Notes: Why stan an MMO with nothing to show for itself?

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We need to talk about Star Citizen, folks. But maybe not in the way you might be thinking. Not about the game's development, which...
Into the unknown.

Perfect Ten: Why do players keep playing MMOs they hate?

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Hating your recreation is an oddly common hobby for a lot of people. It's not universal, of course, but after any given new game...

Jukebox Heroes: LOTRO’s Great Wedding soundtrack

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One reason why I keep highlighting Lord of the Rings Online patch soundtracks in this space is that the studio actually makes an...

The Soapbox: The joys of MMO collecting

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I’ve often sat and pondered exactly what it is that I enjoy about the MMO experience. After all, being educated about your own likes...

Perfect Ten: 10 amazing hidden quests in World of Warcraft

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Finding quests in World of Warcraft is not exactly what you would call "difficult," as the game famously stuck giant floating exclamation marks...

Not So Massively: The dos and don’ts of stealing from MMOs

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Recently I played through the new PC port of the open world RPG Horizon Zero Dawn. While playing it, I was struck by...

LOTRO Legendarium: The quiet consistency of Lord of the Rings Online

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I want to start this LOTRO Legendarium column today by talking about, well, by talking about World of Warcraft. Like probably many...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating in-game advertising

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Last week, EA announced that it would finally be removing all the in-game ads from UFC4 after a few days of intense complaining...
For lore(n).

Perfect Ten: How to speak with your family members about playing MMOs

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The nice part about growing up with serious social awkwardness as "the weird one" in my family is that really, every strange fixation I...
Bad guys. Duh.

Vague Patch Notes: Apple vs. Epic is not good vs. evil

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So Epic has really gone all-in on fighting against Apple here, huh? The company is using Fortnite as a wedge in hopes of bringing...

The Soapbox: Feeling the loss of an MMO community

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Back in 2012, I was almost a year deep into Lord of the Rings Online and enjoying my time both in the game...

LOTRO Legendarium: Ranking LOTRO’s expansions from worst to best

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Every once in a while, it's a lot of fun to sit down and rank things in your favorite geeky franchises. A while back,...
Surprised? Really?

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft has no good excuses for not having housing

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We are past 15 years on now, and World of Warcraft still lacks housing. This is, frankly, really dumb. And it comes up...

The Game Archaeologist: Flagship’s Mythos

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Whenever the topic of Flagship Studios comes up, usually it's in conjunction with Hellgate: London. And while Hellgate certainly was a huge and...

Massively Overthinking: Mixing and matching the best crafting systems in the MMO ‘verse

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Longtime MOP reader Ken from Chicago recently asked us to talk about crafting - but he didn't want us to just list off...
The arc of a journey.

Vague Patch Notes: How platform considerations impact MMOs

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It wasn't until I had been working in this field for a while - and as a result playing a lot of different MMOs...

Perfect Ten: 10 great tropical areas to visit in MMOs

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Probably a lot of us aren't getting that fantastic summer beach vacation that we had hoped to get this year. But instead of getting...

The Soapbox: Stubborn MMO players are sleeping on autoplay mechanics

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Autoplay, huh. What is it good for? Absolutely something! I'll say it again: There is value in autoplay. It's got such a bad reputation...

First impressions and hands-on with Razer’s left-handed Naga MMO mouse

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A little-known fact: I am one of the less than 10% of the world’s population who are left-handed. It’s not always convenient (those chairs...

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