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She brought the ship back, let's be fair.

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...
All right, never mind.

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...

EVE Fanfest 2018: Andrew Groen on the sequel to his popular EVE Online history book

One of the most common comments you'll see in articles about big events in EVE Online is that it's a lot more entertaining...
We hated when our parents told us to get a haircut, or told us to stop pursuing a major in professional drumming in favor of a law degree, or that we shouldn't get married to someone we'd only met three times and once in decent lighting. And we really hated them a month later when we got a haircut, got a divorce, and enrolled in law school.

The Daily Grind: How faithful a recreation should classic MMO servers be?

There was a great thread on the official World of Warcraft forums the other day about the game's upcoming Classic servers talking about...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s CCP Games is gambling with the livelihoods of employees

Last week we broke the story that EVE Online developer CCP Games is backing out of the virtual reality games market, closing...
It's so clear now that you are all that I have.

Check out the final product of the Final Fantasy XI community memories

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI, and you may recall that the game's fans took the time to...

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