expanshalone

Expanshalones are standalone expansions, expansions for which a base game is not required (but not because it’s been bundled with said base game). Classic Guild Wars is particularly well-known for this campaign-style update.

Choose My Adventure: Landing on a stable character in the original Guild Wars

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Last week in Choose My Adventure, Nightfall proved to be the more suitable starting experience for classic Guild Wars. This week, the Dervish won...

Choose My Adventure: Nightfall might end up being the superior classic Guild Wars starting experience

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I was pretty sure I was going to go into Factions after last week's Choose My Adventure, but a final surge in voting saw...

Choose My Adventure: How good advice led to some minor comfort with Classic Guild Wars

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I have to admit, the Choose My Adventure voting did not fall the way I had expected it to last week. Apparently folks were...

Choose My Adventure: Guild Wars delivers a shock to the system after months in the sequel

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We're starting the new year of Choose My Adventure by hopping in to an older game, the original Guild Wars. I'm honestly not too...

Massively Overthinking: The best MMO music of 2022

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Years ago, MOP's Justin listened to hundreds - no, probably more like thousands - of MMO music tracks to narrow this topic down to...

Massively Overthinking: Changing ‘mains’ in MMOs

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When I first started MMOs, the idea of mains and alts was bizarre to me. Why would I spend time on a second character...
Shiny!

Vague Patch Notes: Yes, sandbox MMOs need tutorials and guidance, too

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I'm going to make some sandbox fans a little miffed right here with my opening premise. Yes, your sandbox MMO needs tutorials and probably...

Flameseeker Chronicles: What could Guild Wars 2’s fourth expansion be about?

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Ever since ArenaNet's studio leadership came out early in the year and confirmed that planning has begun on a fourth expansion, players have no...

Destiny 2 offers a deep dive into Witch Queen’s ‘Void 3.0’ and legendary difficulty campaign

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With The Witch Queen expansion of Destiny 2 now just weeks away, Bungie seems eager to open the informational floodgates. One of the largest...

Eternal Magic, infamous for alleged plagiarism, has sunsetted as of today

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If you can stretch your brain all the way back to the long, long ago of 2019, you might recall that we saw the...
Onward!

Massively Overthinking: Should MMOs have endings – or at least end points?

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I suspect most MMO players are going to read that question and immediately balk at it. We think of MMOs as being defined in...

Massively Overthinking: What class is missing from your favorite MMO?

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I've been obsessed with Albion Online the last few weeks - it really feels so much like Ultima Online to me. Ultima Online but...

Warframe rolls out to the Xbox X|S with multiplatform Call of the Tempestarii, now live

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If you love the railjack experience in Warframe, you're going to want to follow the Call of the Tempestarii, which is live on all...

Skyforge turns six years old this week as the Aelion Day celebrations begin

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My.games' Skyforge is having a big birthday this week: It's officially six years old, which means it's time once again for Aelion Day. Players...

Destiny 2 discusses adjustments to armor mod vendors and certain weapon perks coming in Season 14

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The informational run-up to Season 14 of Destiny 2 rolls on in Bungie's latest weekly newsletter, calling out a couple of specific adjustments to...

Destiny 2 outlines the return of Grandmaster Nightfalls and upcoming Stasis PvP adjustments

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The next couple of weeks in Destiny 2 are going to be interesting, depending on players' point of view or preferred activity. The latest...

One Shots: Your eye is at stake!

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What did you get for the holidays? If it was anything other than a weapon to fight super mutants in the post-apocalyptic wasteland, then...

Warframe jumps onto the Epic Game Store with a free weapon bundle

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Warframe can't be stopped. We all know this. We've all seen the prophecies that show us how the popular shooter will spread to all...
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Massively Overthinking: Jumping the shark in MMOs

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I'm sure those few people out there still bearing a grudge over the Rune-keeper would disagree with me, but one of the things that...

Destiny 2 expands its Season of Arrivals as a result of the Beyond Light expansion delay

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Since Destiny 2's upcoming Beyond Light expansion has been pushed back into November, reason would perhaps stand that the ongoing Season of Arrivals would...

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