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Wisdom of Nym: What people don’t really get about the Warrior of Light in Final Fantasy XIV

Not so long ago, I saw a very foolish comment complaining about Final Fantasy XIV from someone who did not play or think about...

Fight or Kite: Myth of Empires’ early gameplay is classic survival fare, but not as amazing as the trailer

A title like Myth of Empires rolls off the tongue like a turtle running down a flight of stairs: You can’t imagine how that...

LOTRO Legendarium: Three key problems LOTRO can’t seem to solve

There's a special agony reserved for faithful fans of a franchise when they see said franchise make unforced errors, decline in quality, or fail...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon GO’s Season of Wonder is evasive, but March scores critical hits

Pokemon Go's Sinnoh Tours and Season of Timeless Travels are both behind us, and we're left with... World of Wonders? Based on the latest announcements...

Into the Super-verse: How City of Heroes shows its flexibility with how I’ve changed

When City of Heroes waved farewell in 2012, I had an army of alts who were, at most, in their mid-30s. And I loved...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Sinnoh Tour turned players into guinea pigs

Both the Pokemon GO's Sinnoh Tour LA Tour and now the Global Tour have both ended, and while there are good points to be...

Massively Uplifting: Dragon Con and The Game Awards demonstrate the rise of awareness, accessibility, and inclusion

It is not uncommon to spend the beginning of a year reflecting back on the old while looking forward to the new. That's something...
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Vague Patch Notes: The day I deleted a character in anger in Final Fantasy XI

Today, I'd like to tell you about how your characters in MMOs aren't real, and you know that, but I want you to think...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with interesting Guinness World Records

I never quite know how much stock to put in Guinness World Records. I guess it's somewhere between "for amusement value" and "stone cold...

Pokemon Day’s Pokemon Presents kicks off new events, hints at Mega future additions

It's Pokemon Day, and The Pokemon Company has a slew of events and updates for us as teased in today's Pokemon Day update video....

Choose My Adventure: The Wagadu Chronicles’ worldbuilding is epic, but the gameplay…

The Wagadu Chronicles has kind of made me sad. I wasn't really expecting this game to be some arbiter of a new age for...

Flameseeker Chronicles: First impressions of Guild Wars 2’s The Realm of Dreams, launching today

Can you believe it has been more than half a year since we took our first steps into the mysterious, long-teased Wizard's Tower in...

Not So Massively: Last Epoch is a potential gem in dire need of polishing

Originally Kickstarted in 2018, Last Epoch has been in early access on Steam for about five years, but the developers at Eleventh Hour Games...

Wisdom of Nym: The franchise references for monsters in Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV has no shortage of references to prior series enemies, but as with so many things, lots of those references are not...

LOTRO Legendarium: 10 ways LOTRO was vastly different at launch

While I would argue that Lord of the Rings Online has grown in a remarkably cohesive way since its launch, what we have here...

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s Los Angeles Sinnoh Tour was one step forward and one step back for Niantic

Pokemon GO's Sinnoh Tour LA Tour has come and gone, and honestly... it's helped me appreciate some parts of the Hoenn Vegas Tour while...
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Vague Patch Notes: What does the future of MMORPGs look like?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the history of MMORPGs as a market and PC gaming in general, suggesting at...

Fight or Kite: Harry Potter Magic Awakened’s February update nerfed dailies and degraded the UI

Over the holiday and new year’s break, I spent the vast majority of my free time in mobile MMO Harry Potter: Magic Awakened. Because...

Into the Super-verse: Missing in City of Heroes is part of what makes it hit

It seems like we're never going to be done talking about City of Heroes at this point, and clearly I am here for this....

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online proves the worth of a small story arc

It was the other day in Elder Scrolls Online's Northern Elsweyr that I stumbled upon a disgraced rogue that used to run a pit...