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Today, in Bad Forward Planning Theater.

WoW Factor: Examining excitement, accomplishment, and elitism in Battle for Azeroth

It's been a while, and for good reason. But now that we're nearly three months into Battle for Azeroth, the World of...

Stardew Valley’s iOS version is coming soon – but without multiplayer

October 24th. That's pretty much all you need to know if you're (a) an owner of an Apple device, (b) have a fondness for...

EverQuesting: A guide to EverQuest II’s expansion prelude event, Against the Elements

Sometimes it feels like forever before the next expansion comes -- even when it's regular every year! That's what this year has been like...

Guild Wars 2 tweaks class balance, adds buyable stools and resource contracts

Guild Wars 2's promised mini-balance-patch has arrived on schedule, and it... sure is a pile of class tweaks. Even Reddit doesn't...

Wisdom of Nym: Examining Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 4.4, Prelude in Violet

I mentioned a few days ago that I follow the same somewhat ridiculous process every time there's a new Final Fantasy XIV patch....

Path of Exile now has big plans to rebalance sulphite drops and Delve’s azurite mines

It turns out that yesterday's patch to Delve League wasn't the only change Grinding Gear has in store for Path of Exile....

PAX West 2018: The PWE gauntlet of Neverwinter and Torchlight

If you had told me five years ago that Perfect World Entertainment would not only own but make many of the games that...

Endless Trials seeks $66K on Kickstarter to build a semi-hardcore endgame PvE MMO that omits grind

Here's a new one for us, and if you like it, you can throw money at it right now: It's called Endless Trials, and...

Gloria Victis’ latest patch introduces proper crop farming and camping placeables

This past weekend, Gloria Victis received what it's calling one of its biggest updates ever; specifically, it allows players to add interactive objects...

EVE Evolved: A furious supercapital war is raging in EVE Online

This year kicked off with a bang for EVE Online as rumblings emerged of impending war on a scale that the gaming...

Citadel: Forged With Fire reignites today

It's almost like a brand-new game altogether. Tomorrow will witness a massive revamp for the multiplayer magic sandbox Citadel: Forged With Fire. The team...

Time to go shopping and make friends in retro-sandbox Staxel’s latest update

Ah heck, as I started writing this post, I remembered I defied my "no early access" rule and bought this game on the Steam...

Chaos Theory: A year in the life of Secret World Legends

We've talked all about Secret World Legends' first anniversary party, but now it's time to talk about the game's first year. Fans can...

Citadel: Forged with Fire begins testing major game overhaul

Citadel: Forged with Fire underwent a major evolution yesterday as it began testing out a major overhaul to the game's core systems...

Perfect Ten: The best MMO debuts by year, 1997-2006

By now, many of you probably know that I'm the curator of the MMO Timeline on my personal blog. On this page, I've...

ArenaNet on Guild Wars 2’s living story, Heart of Thorns vs. Path of Fire, security, and momentum

Though ArenaNet was technically at E3 this year, the group representing Guild Wars 2 was chiefly a marketing and business one, so they carted our...

Multiplayer sandbox Staxel builds out NPCs, pet shops, and summer festivals

Staxel took over the playtime of a bunch of my Twitter buddies this past winter when it hit early access on Steam....

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer ‘work’ simulation MMOs to more fantastic game worlds?

In the comments of my piece on Raph Koster's book last week, a commenter brought up the idea that mimicking the real world...

The Daily Grind: What MMO celebration do you never miss?

The first year that any MMORPG that I'm playing launches a new festival or holiday, I'm usually all over it. Sometimes I get too...

The Daily Grind: Do you feel pressure to play MMOs for daily bonuses or experience events?

On Wednesdays, we farm gems. In Trove, that is. That's because ever since Trion revamped the daily login system, players get a daily bonus...

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