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The Game Archaeologist: The rise and fall of Landmark and EverQuest Next

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The year was 2013. Sony Online Entertainment was still a functioning and seemingly robust MMORPG studio, and its yearly SOE Live convention was a...

Caravan Stories’ open beta and launch are right around the corner

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If you're fortunate enough to have a PlayStation 4, then you are invited into the exclusive realm of Caravan Stories when it launches on...

Caravan Stories announces summer launch date for console

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We almost had given up hope that we would ever see Caravan Stories make the jump from Japan to the west, but yesterday brought...

Trion Worlds has been hit with layoffs, loses ArcheAge associate producer

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Trion has confirmed the layoffs - we've updated below. Trion Worlds in general and ArcheAge in specific are going through a turbulent time this week...

GDC 2018: Bridging and embedding cross-platform online communities

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As this year's GDC coverage is winding down, I am finally coming to the topic I saved for last: community. MMOs are more than just...

RIFT Prime to talk about progression unlocks later this month

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As RIFT's Prime progression server enters into its second month of existence, questions have loomed above the community that's making its way to level...

RIFT would like to sell you a random mount for $100

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We were talking on the podcast this week about how Trion Worlds tends to aggressively pursue different revenue streams in its MMOs -- and...
Gotta go to work, work all day.

RIFT pulls pay-to-win packs out of the store — for now

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Reacting to massive community pushback over what is perceived to be pay-to-win packs in the RIFT store, Trion Worlds announced that it is pulling...
Oh, thanks.

RIFT brings on a new community manager

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ArcheAge isn't the only game at Trion Worlds that's shuffling around its community team these days. RIFT announced last Friday that it brought on board...

RIFT makes good on Prophecy of Ahnket promises

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A slightly ambiguous Facebook post had some RIFT players worried that the game was finished with its current expansion cycle altogether. In a discussion about...
ArcheAge

Trion Worlds responds to Reddit allegations over ArcheAge website security

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Early this morning, a first-time Reddit poster alleged that he or she had run a "basic web security evaluation" on Trion World's game websites,...

ArcheAge starts to stabilize fresh start servers

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As we have been reporting on ArcheAge over the last few days, it has been a hot mess for North American servers ever since...

RIFT responds to players who say Starfall Prophecy’s launch was a ‘mess’

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Not all is rainbows, unicorns, and talking dragons over in the land of RIFT these days. Serious concerns have arisen about the MMO following...

RIFT reschedules Starfall Prophecy open beta for tomorrow

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While RIFT: Starfall Prophecy was originally scheduled to run an open beta back on October 13th, Trion Worlds decided to delay the test until...

RIFT says goodbye to CM Ocho, hello to CM Brasse

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There's a changing of the guard this week in RIFT's community management team. Long-time steward Eric "Ocho" Cleaver has left Trion Worlds to be...

RIFT addresses paywall controversy, explains F2P finances

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The recent decision by Trion Worlds to set up what many see as a gear-related paywall in RIFT certainly has cause quite the discussion...

EverQuesting: EverQuest, EverQuest II, Landmark, and EverQuest Next in 2015

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When it comes to the EverQuest franchise, looking back at 2015 is a much different experience than looking back at 2014 was. That previous...

Tiptoeing through ArcheAge’s 2015

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It has been quite a year for ArcheAge. As you look back over the past 12 months, you certainly can't say 2015 was uneventful;...

ArcheAge addresses castle construction bug

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A quest bug connected to the construction of castles on ArcheAge's Diamond Shores has resulted in Trion Worlds issuing a hotfix over the weekend...

The Game Archaeologist: Star Wars Galaxies’ NGE

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It became one of the most infamous moments in MMO history -- and perhaps one of the most misunderstood. For all that the MMO community...

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