holy trinity

The Game Archaeologist: The sad saga of Stargate Worlds

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In 1994, a science-fiction movie called Stargate took the idea of alien portals that allowed people to travel instantaneously across the universe and turned it...

Global Chat: What is Daybreak thinking with H1Z1?

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Daybreak's announcement earlier this month that it will be splitting H1Z1 into two games triggered a flood of responses from the MMO blogging community,...

Massively OP’s sneak peek of Atlas Reactor, Trion’s turn-based strategy MOBA

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I first experienced Atlas Reactor just before Trion made its big announcement at the PAX Prime party last summer. At the time, I didn’t...

The Game Archaeologist: Asheron’s Call 2

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MMO sequels are funny animals. Sequels (along with prequels and "reimaginings") are ingrained into the entertainment industry so deep that it makes sense that...

ArenaNet’s Steven Waller discusses Guild Wars 2’s raiding foundation

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Following my playtest of Guild Wars 2's raiding, which I chronicled earlier today, I had the opportunity to fire some quick questions across to Guild...

Hands-on with Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns’ first raid

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, raiders of all professions: I'm delighted to finally be able to spill the beans about all things raiding...

Massively Overthinking: WildStar, Guild Wars 2, and MMO raiding in 2015

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Here we are in October, sandwiched between WildStar's F2P conversion and Guild Wars 2's Heart of Thorns launch, and it seems as if we're...

Global Chat: Why is Blizzard so sluggish?

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World of Warcraft: Legion and Blizzard's recent decisions were at the forefront of a couple of recent MMO blog posts as of late, their authors...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Trinity dependence in Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns

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I don't know about you lot, but I really enjoy ArenaNet's Points of Interest livestream that airs on its official Twitch channel. It contains a massive...

Guild Wars 2 combat working as intended, will work even more as intended in the future

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Don't expect Guild Wars 2 to change its combat to mimic the traditional holy trinity setup that most MMOs have, but do expect that...

Crowfall raises $2M in crowdfunding, demolishes the holy trinity

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Crowfall continues to rake in hefty amounts of donations, as the title just crossed the $2 million threshold for crowdfunding to date. More than...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Expanding into Guild Wars 2’s Heart of Thorns

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When Guild Wars 2's expansion was announced, most of the questions on our lips were permutations of "What's the new level cap?" and "What...

Massively Overthinking: Crowd control in MMORPGs

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Today's Kickstarter-begotten Massively Overthinking question arrives from donor Ravenwynd, who writes, I love control type characters in mmos. City of Heroes' Mind Controller could lock down...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best game-within-a-game in the MMO space?

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Jef and I were talking this past weekend about something Star Wars Galaxies got really, really right: the Jump to Lightspeed expansion, which brought...

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