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LOTRO Legendarium: Embracing Lord of the Rings Online’s new class/race combos

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Lord of the Rings Online's July through September edition of the Producer's Letter appeared this week, hauling along with it some disappointment, some intrigue,...
SUUUUUUUUURGE

WoW Factor: All right, so we’re going to speedrun to Dragonflight after all

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Well all right, then. This was unexpected. I honestly did not expect that Blizzard's need for content would overwhelm basic needs of testing and...
We're still here, yes.

Vague Patch Notes: You are not immune to predatory monetization in MMOs

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This week, I want to expand on something I mentioned in last week's Vague Patch Notes as an offhand thing that bears further examination....
Guess who's back. Back again.

Perfect Ten: The old-school guide to grouping up in Final Fantasy XI back in the day

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Recently, our resident Choose My Adventure expert Chris has been taking on Final Fantasy XI, and he's come away with a somewhat... let's say...

Choose My Adventure: What Final Fantasy XI taught me about games preservation and the ‘good old days’

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Well. This has been a journey. I wasn't really expecting my return trip to Final Fantasy XI to be all sunshine, rainbows, and easy...
Accounted for!

Wisdom of Nym: The status of the Garlean legions in Final Fantasy XIV

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The Garlean military, to the best of our knowledge, comprises 14 legions of troops in Final Fantasy XIV. I've pointed out before that technically,...

Not So Massively: Enduring Space Punks’ sensory onslaught

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I've been meaning to check out Space Punks, the new isometric shooter from developer Flying Wild Hog and publisher Jagex, since it launched its...

LOTRO Legendarium: Return to Moria hopes to fill a niche crevasse

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As you may have already noticed from this column's previous coverage of the Amazon MMO, LOTRO Legendarium's umbrella is big enough to provide shade...
All over again.

WoW Factor: How greater-scope villains harm World of Warcraft’s storytelling

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Sargeras was really trying to stop the Void Lords. The Jailer was really fighting against some anonymous bigger enemy. Sylvanas was really trying to...
Thanks. Really.

Vague Patch Notes: Examples of predatory monetization in the MMO industry

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So, if you've been paying attention to this column over the past few forevers, you will have no doubt noticed by this point that...

Perfect Ten: The 10 NPCs you meet in MMORPGs

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Is there a figure in online games that more symbolizes the thin barrier between the server database and user playerbase than the non-player character?...

Choose My Adventure: Final Fantasy XI shows its age and its nostalgia in equal measure

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Once again, this week in Final Fantasy XI continues to deliver nostalgia and aggravation in mostly equal amounts. First off, I will admit that deciding...

Tamriel Infinium: Big-name voice actors you didn’t know were in Elder Scrolls Online

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When Elder Scrolls Online players dived into the High Isle expansion this past week, among the many new delights was the addition of Billy...
No mom.

Wisdom of Nym: Examining Final Fantasy XIV patch 6.15 in the wild

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Sometimes it feels very weird when Final Fantasy XIV bribes me into doing content. Ameliance's custom deliveries are a prime example of this. You...

Fight or Kite: New World’s 3v3 arenas are unplayable if you’re not already level-capped

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We’re only about two and half weeks removed from the launch of 3v3 arenas in New World. This was a feature I was extremely...

Into the Super-verse: Is there any hope left for the future of superhero MMOs?

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When we got the news in May that EG7 and Daybreak had canned its in-development Marvel MMORPG, I didn't have much of a reaction....
Unseen.

WoW Factor: The shrinking landmass of World of Warcraft’s ‘Azeroth’

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Last week in this column, I told y'all a bit of a bluff. Well, all right, that's not true. Last week's column was about what...
mmm whatchu saaaaay

Perfect Ten: The stupid reasons I have had for sacrificing sleep for MMOs

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One of the most useful pieces of advice that I've gotten regarding making decisions for the future is also the simplest: Imagine yourself taking...
Immoral.

Perfect Ten: 10 things you can spend money on instead of Diablo Immortal

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So how about that Diablo Immortal eh? Sure is a lot of "weeping and gnashing of teeth" surrounding its release, huh? But hey, it's for a...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go Fest 2022 was not the worst Go Fest by a long shot

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Let me start off by saying Go Fest 2022 was not perfect. We saw Pokemon learning moves they weren't supposed to, Flygon learning its...

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