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The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online, from development to beta

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We all have stories of our very first MMORPG experiences, and the one that I often share is that my initial dip into this...
Schwing

Vague Patch Notes: Bugs are hard in MMOs

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So apparently it's been pretty hard to play Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. I don't know from personal experience (fool me once, shame...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s Atoraxxian dungeon is a good idea, but will it last?

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Burger and Fries, Mario and Luigi, Garfunkel and Oates. Are there any other iconic pairs? Oh yeah! RPGs and dungeons. Be it the sprawling...

Choose My Adventure: Dipping a toe in the vast ocean of Star Wars Galaxies crafting and gathering

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"Crafting in Star Wars Galaxies was the greatest thing ever in MMORPGs." How often have you read a comment like that? I know I've seen...

Casually Classic: What if you don’t want to raid in WoW Classic Burning Crusade?

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If I had to sum up what my WoW Classic guild is doing in these first few weeks of Burning Crusade, it would be...

Fight or Kite: Leafling Online is a retro-inspired action MMO for PvPers – and grinders

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When I spied our recent article on Leafling Online, I almost immediately jumped in. It’s currently in early access, but studio Celtaria Productions claims...
Whaling on the moon.

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating about the mechanics of Final Fantasy XIV’s Reaper way too early

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So! Last week, I speculated about Sage in what will almost certainly be incorrect predictions regarding the job's mechanics and overall playstyle. Was this...

Four Winds: Everything you need to know about Amazon’s Lost Ark

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Raise your hands if you've been eagerly waiting for Lost Ark. Now give me a high five because as announced earlier today, it's finally...

Stick and Rudder: Launch impressions of Elite Dangerous Odyssey

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On June 3rd, 2020, Frontier Developments made an announcement that had fans of the Elite franchise excited for new possibilities. After decades of being...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO prisons where you can do the time of your life

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Chillin' in the clink. Spending time in stony lonesome. Thrown into the slammer. Checking in to the big house. Doing (perfect) 10 to life...

Choose My Adventure: Star Wars Galaxies’ legacy questline is so boring

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Level 22. That was the arbitrary block between me and wearing armor in Star Wars Galaxies. Not level 10. Not level 15. Not level...
Dead friends.

Casually Classic: The WoW Classic vanilla era is over, and I won’t miss it

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With the launch of World of Warcraft Classic's Burning Crusade this past week, the door has been (mostly) closed on what is now being called...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Three better ways Guild Wars 2 could have wrapped up The Icebrood Saga

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It’s easy to be critical of a game when it lets us down. In some ways, it’s equally easy to fall into the trap...
aeiou

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating about the mechanics of Final Fantasy XIV’s Sage way too early

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Here's what we know so far about Final Fantasy XIV's Sage: It'll be a healer. Specifically, it's going to be a barrier healer, as...

Not So Massively: Iron Harvest’s Operation Eagle expansion soars high

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The lead-up to the release of Iron Harvest 1920's first expansion was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me (insomuch as you can...

The Soapbox: MMO monetization that complements poor game design makes us all losers

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I have a problem: As much as I enjoy games, I can see that many online and multiplayer games are becoming designed more poorly...
Burn.

Vague Patch Notes: The specter of MMO burnout and what it means

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Lately, I've been thinking a lot about burnout. This is due in no small part to the fact that I am majorly burnt out...

Desert Oasis: Why Black Desert Online is my favorite MMO

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It's crazy how fast two years go by, but it's how long I've been running this column. I've interviewed the lead producer Jaehee Kim,...

Palia is a new ‘community simulation MMO’ from former Blizzard and Riot devs

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A few weeks ago, I attended a press event for a new game assuming I would not be impressed by the offerings. Instead, I...

Eight major unannounced MMO projects that are in the works

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There's nothing more tantalizing nor frustrating than knowing that an MMO or MMORPG is in the works but hasn't been formally announced yet. We...

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