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PlanetSide 2 celebrates 20 years of EverQuest with a new objective line

Just because the big milestone anniversary this year is for EverQuest and not PlanetSide 2 doesn't mean that the latter title needs to be...
THE LAW

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs that turn you off just based on history?

We were having an interesting discussion in work chat the other day about EVE Online involving Brendan and me. Brendan, obviously, is the expert...
Expertise.

The Daily Grind: When did you realize you were no longer a beginner in an MMO?

I tend to think of myself as a beginner in any given MMO for a really long time. Like, to the point where I'll have...
THE RESTLESS SOULS OF THE DAMNED, I CHOOSE YOU!

Long before Diablo Immortal, the franchise nearly had… Diablo Junior

We hear that if you look into a mirror with the lights off and say "Diablo Immortal" three times, the Prime Evil himself...
Jaina's not doing great here either, but Jaina being characterized by random number generation is a consistent issue.

The Daily Grind: Are there any MMO anniversaries you’re looking forward to in 2019?

It's weird to think that World of Warcraft hits 15 years this year, but that's the way linear time works. Five-year intervals are big...
There's some vintage updates here, you know.

Path of Exile’s team is back at work with the first Betrayal League patch of the year

It's good to know that the team behind Path of Exile took some time off for the holiday, since all outward indications are that...
Give or take a year, maybe.

EverQuest II kicks off its 14-year anniversary celebration

Can you believe that EverQuest II has been running for 14 years now? We'll give you a moment to scamper off to Wikipedia...
Of course, you can argue that the lack of BfA is actually a positive.

The Daily Grind: Do you skip periods of MMOs you play?

I've seen the argument put forth several times over the past month or so about World of Warcraft players just... skipping the current...
Adorbs.

Wizard101 shares a whole list of facts you might not know about its development

If you weren't already aware, we like lists of 10 around here. So we're pleased by the format Wizard101 chose to use...
How do I start to say goodbye.

A eulogy for WildStar – a marvelous MMORPG and avoidable tragedy

Friends, readers, genre fans, lend me your eyes; I come to bury WildStar, not to praise it. But just like Marc Antony, I'm...
With a bullet.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Michael-Christopher Koji Fox talks about working on A Realm Reborn

There are lots of people who know what it's like to work on a game that is not going to be very good. There...

EverQuesting: The history of the EverQuest franchise

Back in 2013, I took a walk through the annals of the EverQuest franchise's history. What started as one title not only blossomed...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s market saturation and the pull of vague memories

Here's something a little different: Usually, before I write a World of Warcraft column (or any column), my assumptions and data are pretty...
Oh, that works.

The Expanse started life as a failed MMO pitch

It's always funny when you see the routes that various franchises take. The Expanse started life as a series of books, which became a...

Diablo franchise history book Stay Awhile and Listen nears the end of its Kickstarter

Has it really been a month since we covered Stay Awhile and Listen, the second volume in David Craddock's history of Blizzard's development...

Star Wars Galaxies book takes fans back to this late, great MMO

Unless you're willing to venture out onto the wild space of emulated servers, you won't be getting Star Wars Galaxies back. That doesn't...
Because the franchise is being brought back from the dead, you see.

Stay Awhile And Listen II is on Kickstarter covering the development of Diablo II

Would it be wrong to call Diablo II the most influential sequel ever? Maybe. But it undoubtedly had a huge impact on the...
What if, instead of random chance, we just... let you work on things?

World of Warcraft shows off its War Mode benefits

It seems only fair that World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth will give players a bit more reason to go to war....
Impressive!

The Daily Grind: What was your first ‘wow’ moment in an MMO?

Your first MMO tends to stick in your mind in a certain way. The first time you realize that you're in a game with...
Harm those who can't harm you.

EVE Online celebrates 15 years with a trailer of fan events

An MMO with a trailer for 15 years of operation is not entirely unusual. It's not common, because not many games make it to...

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