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Vague Patch Notes: Template

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The other day, I was in the middle of a humanizing anecdote when something happened that was tangentially related to MMOs. This prompted me...

Stick and Rudder: Five potentially stupid yet fun Elite Dangerous spaceship builds

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Even though I've logged a total of 112 hours of Elite: Dangerous at the time of this writing, I'm still pretty much a noob...

Massively on the Go: Why Nintendo and Pikmin make sense in Niantic’s hands

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With the recent news that Nintendo and Niantic will work together for more AR games based on Nintendo IPs, I thought it might be...

Perfect Ten: Top 10 annoying things you hear in MMORPG global chat

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General chat, sometimes called "Barrens chat" or "zone chat" or "the party line," is both the bane and the secret fixation of my existence....

The Soapbox: Would Asheron’s Call make a good battle royale game?

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With the recent announcement of Crayta coming to PCs, I was reminded of some discussions on the Asheron's Call subreddit about making a battle royale fan...

Choose My Adventure: I think I accidentally turned my Cleric into a Necromancer in RIFT

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One of the big selling points in RIFT has always been the ability to combine three of the game's Souls into a custom class....

Casually Classic: In defense of a good ‘looking for group’ tool in World of Warcraft

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While World of Warcraft certainly made a number of questionable design decisions over the years, for my money one of the absolute best moves...
Never seen a bluer sky.

Wisdom of Nym: The experimental nature of Final Fantasy XIV’s Blue Mage

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One of my half-serious predictions during the initial batch of predictions for Final Fantasy XIV's big reveal showcase was that we'd learn about a...

Not So Massively: Magic Legends is messy, deep, and more of an MMO than you think

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I can't remember the last time I struggled so much deciding whether I like a game or not. I'm a fan of ARPGs, and...

LOTRO Legendarium: Finding purpose in Lord of the Rings Online’s Wildwood

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In what promises to be quite the busy year for Lord of the Rings Online, the game's first content update -- Wildwood -- arrived...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: Why aren’t we getting more customization options in Shadowlands?

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You might be surprised that I haven't written a piece in WoW Factor yet about the BlizzConline announcement that we would get no new...

Hands-on with Monster Hunter Rise: Well-worth the cost of admission

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Well, as Monster Hunter Rise is finally out. We received a pair of review copies at the last minute, so with about 10 hours...

Massively of the Go: Pokemon Go’s April events bring snakes, trash, and mysteries

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Pokemon Go's St. Patrick's Day "had no effect" on at least one snake: Snivy! But fortunatelt, the Gen 5 pokemon is getting its own...

Desert Oasis: The problem with Black Desert’s season servers – and how to fix it

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Black Desert's had some exceptional growth over the past year. What I've always liked about this game is that it's never tried to be...
Burnsauce.

Vague Patch Notes: The fine art of shutting yourself up (so you can enjoy MMOs again)

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This week, an unusual thing happened to me: I didn't really want to write this column. This may not sound all that unusual to you,...

Choose My Adventure: What Wizard101 taught me about ‘kiddie’ MMOs

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My brief time in Wizard101 has pointed out to me a rather deep-seated assumption I had held about the game. Granted, I had said...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: The wide umbrella of MMOs and online gaming subgenres

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Let's be realistic here, "MMO" as a term covers a whole lot of different game styles. I know this is a particular topic that...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Lessons Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons can learn from previous expansions

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Any expansion announcement for any MMO is always a cause for excitement, but it's been four years since Guild Wars 2 shipped a new...

Casually Classic: How World of Warcraft made bad graphics look good

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When I returned to World of Warcraft Classic in 2019, I steeled myself to be vastly underwhelmed by the visuals. I'm not a graphics...

Fight or Kite: Project Winter plays like Among Us mixed with survival mechanics for a unique experience

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What do you get if you take the Among Us crew and traitor system, MMO staples like gathering and crafting, survival games' hunger and...

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