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The Game Archaeologist: Tanarus, Sony Online Entertainment’s first online game

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While EverQuest is perhaps thought of as Sony Online Entertainment's first online game, the truth of history tells us differently. Just as how Mythic...

Massively on the Go: Tips for making a comeback in Pokemon Unite

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Another outlet recently published an article on how Pokemon Unite players don't like to give up and then proceeded to say they should surrender more with...
And on and on and on...

Perfect Ten: Ranking the Guild Wars 2 professions from best to worst

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There are a lot of times when this column is not in any way a ranking, when it is just a list of things...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft replacing sexualized artwork misses the point

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So World of Warcraft has been on a bit of a tear with replacing achievement names, artwork, and so forth recently. At the time I'm...

Massively on the Go: How to actually have fun in Pokemon Unite as a new player

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The mobile version of Pokemon Unite has landed as of today, and those of you who do not have a Nintendo Switch but wish to...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Test driving Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons’ Vindicator, Bladesworn, and Catalyst elite specs

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It’s time again for another End of Dragons elite specialization beta! It’s an exciting time for Guild Wars 2 players, who are learning what elite specs...

Choose My Adventure: The further adventures of a twin pistols gadgeteer in DC Universe Online

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So, the powers that be said that keeping to my twin pistols in DC Universe Online was the way to go, and I have...

Fight or Kite: Spellbreak’s wizardry battles wage on with new content

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It’s been a hot minute since I spent any time playing Spellbreak. When it first launched, it was a nice part of my nightly...
Oh, right.

Wisdom of Nym: Reactions to Final Fantasy XIV’s job changes from the live letter

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One of the things that excites me every time about Final Fantasy XIV is the way that the game can tell you up-front exactly...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why do we know so little about Fate of Gundabad?

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Over the past few months, my general sense of rising hope for Lord of the Rings Online has been tempered by a nagging disquiet...
When the lights go down in the city.

Design Mockument: Fresh ideas for City of Heroes 2 in 2021

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Back in 2019, I had the idea to make Design Mockument semi-regular column because I like doing this sort of thing. I put out...

Stick and Rudder: Gaining traction as a newbie in EVE Online

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EVE Online has a reputation for being difficult for new players. The varied, complex systems, some of which are a product of the era...
Feelings felt

Vague Patch Notes: Returning MMO players need tutorials too

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One of the nice things about Final Fantasy XIV is that it is explicitly designed by someone who thinks that it's not just reasonable but expected...

Perfect Ten: Shapeshifting classes in MMOs

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After my wife and I saw an X-Men movie a while back, we got into a discussion about what mutant power we'd pick for...

Choose My Adventure: Slowly acclimating to the goofiness of DC Universe Online

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Boy did this one start out strangely. Apparently I have played DC Universe Online a few times before -- I even have a level...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Everything we learned about Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons’ fishing and skiffs

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Fishing is one of those weirdly ubiquitous RPG systems. Nobody picks an MMO based on how good its fishing skill is, and nobody complains...

The Soapbox: Single-player open worlds will never equal those of MMORPGs

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These days it seems like sprawling open worlds are becoming an ever more popular choice for single-player games, from the newer Assassin's Creed titles...
Now fight for something!

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s lack of public testing is fine by me

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When the Final Fantasy XIV media tour happens, it'll be the first opportunity anyone outside of Square-Enix has gotten to look at anything related...

LOTRO Legendarium: Analyzing the first look at Brawler and Legendary Items 3.0

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Friends, I am genuinely so excited to be a Lord of the Rings Online player these days. It feels like this year in the...
We all become done.

WoW Factor: How World of Warcraft mirrors a toxic relationship for players

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First and foremost, a fair warning here: This is going to be a column that does, albeit indirectly, deal with some potentially heavy subject...

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