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Sword and Bored: Health buff

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Mo gets a bright idea when he realizes that MMORPG food inexplicably restores health -- and lots of it.
Scaaaaaaaary.

Wisdom of Nym: The end of Final Fantasy XIV’s 2.X cycle

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The last part of Final Fantasy XIV's pre-expansion storyline is going live on March 31st. That's about two weeks away. And while you'll...

MMO Mechanics: Navigating fast-travel systems

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I'm delighted to resurrect the column that brought me to Massively-that-was, MMO Mechanics, for the ravenous readers of MOP. The column...

The Game Archaeologist: Ten more facts of EverQuest life circa 1999

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A couple of weeks ago I shared with you several stories from EverQuest veterans about what life in the game was like back...
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Lost Continent: In which we race ArcheAge tractors for money

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So ArcheAge got five additional levels and a dungeon called The Library this week. To which I say, whoop-tee-funking-doo! Don't get me wrong...

Chaos Theory: The Secret World’s enhanced player experience

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Amazing story, awesome cutscenes, phenomenal atmosphere, compelling missions, incredible NPCs... The Secret World definitely has a lot of good things going for it....

Flameseeker Chronicles: The Guild Wars 2 legacy

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Flameseeker Chronicles is back, now under new management! I can't tell you how thrilled I am to write the fortnightly column about all...

Choose My Adventure: Diablo of Exile

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This month's Choose My Adventure is like no Choose My Adventure that has come before. Instead of deep-diving one game for four...

Tamriel Infinium: Dealing Elder Scrolls Online justice

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When The Elder Scrolls Online launched, many people had high expectations for the game. Of course, given the number of people who loved...

Not So Massively: PAX East 2015 MOBA roundup edition

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It's been a huge week for online gaming, with GDC drawing to a close and PAX East being packed full of reveals. We heard...
Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Heavensward has a release date

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I'm going to be totally honest and say that I expected more revelations for PAX East for Final Fantasy XIV. Yes, I...

PAX East 2015: Recapping the ‘Where Did Multiplayer in MMOs Go’ panel

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The last time I was asked where the social aspects of MMOs went, I was pretty directly snarky: They're still there. And it's true, but...

EVE Evolved: Sovereignty 2.0 Needs Some Work

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When CCP Games announced last year that a complete nullsec revamp was coming to EVE Online, the playerbase breathed a collective sigh...
Let me show my pokey... oh, you know the gag.

PAX East 2015: Hands-on with Undead Labs’ Moonrise

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I wasn't sure exactly what to expect when I first laid hands on Moonrise at this year's PAX East so I suppose that "fast-paced...

One Shots: The face of doom

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What would you do if you went up against a giant face intent on bringing forth your personal doom? I don't know about you,...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five off-the-beaten path locales you must visit

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Lord of the Rings Online is a big, big game that has grown over the years to encompass a wide swath of Middle-earth....
Other than the other dozen magic-but-hitting jobs we already have.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Heavensward launches on June 23

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The expansion releases on June 23rd, early access begins on June 19th, and pre-orders open up on March 16th.Since the original launch of 
If you forget the fact that it was during the day and there were only the two of us and it wasn't outside by a wooden table it was exactly like this.

PAX East 2015: A chat with SOTA’s Richard Garriott

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Richard Garriott casts a long shadow in the MMO industry, with Ultima Online serving as the first fully graphical MMO and ushering in...
When leveling alts was already the plan...

WoW Factor: A self-defeating genre

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Remember when World of Warcraft launched? I sure do. I remember when the game's developers strapped into a helicopter and broke into the...

Chaos Theory: The Secret World experience blurs the lines of reality

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When Funcom recently teased an upcoming forum-only event for The Secret World, my interest was immediately piqued. Though we have scant details...

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