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The Daily Grind: How solid do you think your memory of your favorite MMO’s history is?

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Ages ago, I wrote a column in which I jokingly pointed out that in order to really get the WoW Classic experience, you should...
A bunny must jump.

A new interview reveals how Naoki Yoshida leveraged charisma and spreadsheets to make Final Fantasy XIV happen

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We all know that Final Fantasy XIV is a big success story. So what's the secret behind Naoki Yoshida taking the game from...
Another one of these, but the art is more boring.

David Brevik discusses how Diablo 2’s development was marked with a year of crunch

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It's easy to think of "crunch" in game development being something of a more recent phenomenon as we've heard more about it. It's also...
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

World of Warcraft has been post-Pandaria longer than it has been pre-Pandaria (in the EU)

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When dealing with a long-running MMO, it's easy to sort its history into eras based on expansions. But it's also good to remember that...

The Game Archaeologist: The virtual worlds of the 1990s

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With the increased speeds of modems and the move into 3-D space in the 1990s, some game designers thought it was a logical conclusion...
lol so randum

The Daily Grind: Were you present for any historic MMO events?

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For all the talk of world firsts, server firsts, and so forth, the real notable MMO events are usually ones that just seem to...
Herp to the derp.

WoW Factor: A history of itemization in World of Warcraft

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Huh. You know, I really thought I'd written about the whole Corruption system in World of Warcraft's upcoming 8.3 before now in a format...
All she really wants is pants; is that so wrong?

The Daily Grind: What MMO did you not give enough credit until after the fact?

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Sometimes I ask myself whether I really liked WildStar as much as it deserved. Obviously, it's a kind of inherently silly line of...

Tracing the lineage of the modern MMORPG

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Do you ever wonder where the MMORPG was born? If you said, "The internet, duh," you're technically correct but also a huge smartass. But...
Fun is sometimes relative.

The Daily Grind: When did you start playing MMOs?

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This is a fun and simple question that is also remarkably complex to answer, because there are so many different ways to answer it....
This is wholly appropriate

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

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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?

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

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

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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

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We hear that if you look into a mirror with the lights off and say "Diablo Immortal" three times, the Prime Evil himself...
I'm on a boat.

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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

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