fallen empire

See: SWTOR’s Knights of the Fallen Empire

Full of sound and fury. Sadly.

Global Chat: Remembering the MMO fallen

A discussion chain has been rippling across the MMO blogosphere as of late, with writers reminiscing about online games that have lived and died...

Hyperspace Beacon: Is SWTOR prepared for the Onslaught?

Welcome back to the Hyperspace Beacon. I have taken a much-needed break over this summer to come back to...

Battle Bards Episode 152: Main Themes 3

Back for a third round, the Battle Bards examine a slew of main themes from MMORPGs! Considering how essential these themes are in making...
Somebody pull.

Global Chat: What would World of Warcraft 2 look like?

It's a pretty common exercise in our circles to speculate on what a sequel to World of Warcraft would look like. Oh,...

Massively Overthinking: Do you even *like* MMO expansions?

This seems like an absurd question on its face, right? MMO players are supposed to like MMO expansions. They're progress. They're content. They're fresh...

Massively Overthinking: Super wrong snap judgments of MMORPGs

The year was 2004, and the month was May. My guild was growing increasingly frustrated with Star Wars Galaxies' slow development pace, so...
It goes clicky.

Global Chat: Off-the-cuff impressions of Anthem

If you like BioWare, high tech eye candy, blowing crap up, or riding the current wave of Hot New Game Releases, chances are that...
Guns hurt more when you're shot in the back, I can only use this gun for that, sorry, don't make the rules.

The Soapbox: A pre-mortem for Star Wars The Old Republic, a game that never knew what it had

Would you believe that Star Wars: The Old Republic is shutting down? I'm going to bet that you could believe it, and I'm even going to...

Perfect Ten: The worst MMORPG expansions of all time

A great MMO expansion brings so much to the table: fresh excitement for a game, new classes, innovative features, expanded vistas, additional races, and...

SWTOR: Subber companion freebie, Jedi Under Siege lore, and Life Day on the way

With Jedi Under Siege launching December 11th, BioWare is ramping up its hype machine for Star Wars: The Old Republic. To wit: ...

Hyperspace Beacon: We have the Star Wars The Old Republic story all wrong

I have been buried in Star Wars: The Old Republic lore for about 8 years now, and it pains me to admit this,...

Hyperspace Beacon: Five things you need to do before SWTOR’s 5.10 update

Update 5.10 for Star Wars: The Old Republic is coming very soon, possibly next week, but more likely the week after. That's not...

Hyperspace Beacon: Old characters, rumors, and nostalgia in Star Wars The Old Republic

I believe a game has hit an unusual place when players get nostalgic pangs for a game within the game itself. We see that kind...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR, a roleplay community divided

Much praise and hatred have been tossed at Star Wars: The Old Republic for its decision to focus more heavily on...

Star Wars: The Old Republic tests its Fame and Fortune update

Who's ready for some HUTTTTBALLLLL? You. You are ready. And since you're so ready to engage in Star Wars: The Old Republic's quirky PvP...
Go away for right now, dude.

Elder Scrolls Online reboots the Imperial City Celebration event in September

Already done with the Wolfhunter dungeons in Elder Scrolls Online? Looking for something to do? ZeniMax is obliging come September 6th, when the...

SWTOR tests the new Rishi Hideout and Battle Ring arena

Is there a new hope for entertainment in a galaxy far, far away? At the end of this month on July 31st, Star...

Hyperspace Beacon: Future plot points for SWTOR and other unanswered lore questions

Last night, BioWare Creative Director Charles Boyd and Community Manager Eric Musco were guests on the Passionately Casual Podcast to discuss the lore of...
And sometimes there are... different issues.

Perfect Ten: The unique pitfalls of licensed MMOs

Making a list of the "biggest" MMOs currently running is always an exercise in frustration. It's easy to put a few things on the...

One Shots: Poster perfect

One of the things that impresses me about the submissions to One Shots here is that so many of these pictures really could be...

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