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MUD network and roleplaying repository Skotos celebrates 20th anniversary with retirement

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While many old-school MMORPG players came from MUDs, I didn't: I didn't even know they existed until several years into playing Ultima Online and...

One Shots: Unholy abominations

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We may view them as horrible monsters who are standing between us and our precious loot, but have you ever considered life -- such...

Secret World Legends marks the autumn season with an Envoys of Avalon retread

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This news will either be fun to hear or the dull, wooden thud of a nail hammering into a coffin if you're a

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best in-game cutscenes and cinematics?

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There are a lot of ways that stories can be told in MMORPGs, but one of the most straight-forward and visually exciting is the...

Massively Overthinking: Contemplating in-game advertising

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Last week, EA announced that it would finally be removing all the in-game ads from UFC4 after a few days of intense complaining...
For lore(n).

Perfect Ten: How to speak with your family members about playing MMOs

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The nice part about growing up with serious social awkwardness as "the weird one" in my family is that really, every strange fixation I...
Happy holidaysish.

The Daily Grind: At what point do you consider an MMO ‘beaten?’

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"They're MMOs!" I can hear you saying as you read the title up there. "They're designed to never be beaten or finished!" OK, OK, I...

First impressions: New World has the foundation of what could be a great game

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Like a lot of people, I've been hotly anticipating Amazon's New World, one of the first truly big name new MMOs we've...

MMO Business Roundup: Fortnite iOS’s lost parity, Halo Infinite’s debunked rumors, Funcom’s movie

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent (mostly adjacent today) industry news. Fortnite iOS players who don't read the news are...

One Shots: Today’s forecast is foggy with a light chance of dragons

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The other day I was at the zoo watching a Siberian Tiger stalk around its exhibit, and I was thinking, "If I encountered that...

Massively Overthinking: Mixing and matching the best crafting systems in the MMO ‘verse

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Longtime MOP reader Ken from Chicago recently asked us to talk about crafting - but he didn't want us to just list off...

First impressions and hands-on with Razer’s left-handed Naga MMO mouse

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A little-known fact: I am one of the less than 10% of the world’s population who are left-handed. It’s not always convenient (those chairs...

One Shots: Showing up to play hard

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It's always a great feeling when you know you're not alone when facing great challenges in your life -- or in your video games....

TennoCon 2020: The creepy charm of Warframe’s broken frame, Xaku

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When Digital Extreme's first announced that the Broken Frame concept won in the community creation contest, I had my reservations. I have known --...

Tencent now completely owns Funcom, purveyor of Conan Exiles and Secret World Legends

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Dune, Conan Exiles, Secret World Legends, Age of Conan... all of these properties and more are now directly under the...

One Shots: Forest for the trees

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There's something enchanting and thrillingly dangerous about stepping into a vast forest in an MMORPG. You never know what may be around the next...
My pay goes up every time I use this picture, because my editor loves it.

Vague Patch Notes: Don’t alter MMO systems for people who never liked them to begin with

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Here's a concept that just would not leave my mind thanks to World of Warcraft, but it's not a bad thing. But in...

Massively Overthinking: How much should MMOs cost in 2020?

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MOP reader Castagere recently wrote to us with a nod to the growing sentiment across the gaming industry that might indicate a shift in...

Star Citizen fans put together a horror-themed machinima using in-game footage

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Despite Star Citizen being in an alpha state, there's still enough in-game content for people to try to make machinima. That's just what...

Perfect Ten: More time traveling adventures in MMOs

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Writers and geeks alike can't seem to get enough of time travel -- and neither can I! Back in 2017, I wrote a list...

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