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The Daily Grind: How can MMOs spice up progression servers midway through?

Just about a year ago, Lord of the Rings Online opened the doors to its very first progression server ruleset. It was...

Jukebox Heroes: Exploring World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth’s patch music

One of my favorite modern trends of MMORPGs is that studios are no longer saving the entirety of a soundtrack for the base game or expansion releases. Oh sure, those usually get a great album push -- especially if it's one of the bigger games -- but for a while now, many studios have also been releasing new music on a steady basis with significant content patches.

LOTRO previews Minas Morgul expansion, starts up Harvestmath

Ready to get into the Halloween spirit in Middle-earth? Considering the holiday, it's a very appropriate month for Minas Morgul -- starring the...

One Shots: Bring me a shrubbery!

When has something as mundane and nondescript as a bush ever been a helpful hero? And when have we ever featured a MapleStory...

Lord of the Rings Online is adding crafting material bags to the collector’s editions of Minas Morgul

Maybe getting some cosmetics or character level boosts aren't enticing enough to get you to drop up to $130 on a collector's edition of...

Lord of the Rings Online puts a cap on embers, motes, and figments

If you are not acquainted with the Lord of the Rings Online scene these days, chances are that the headline above made about...

Massively Uplifting: From weddings to memorials, gamers celebrate life in AQ3D, GW2, BDO, LOTRO, WoW, and more

It's an alphabet soup of good (MMO) vibes this month! While many may have returned to the school of hard knocks this fall, plenty...

One Shots: Getting all down and cozy

I love a good cozy place in an MMO, moreso if it's got a fully stocked snack bar and some of my all-time favorite...
There is a metaphor here somewhere.

Battle Bards Episode 154: Death and decay

Get an early jump on Halloween with the Battle Bards, as they grab the nearest shovel and start unearthing all sorts of morbid and...

The Daily Grind: What MMO do you wish could live forever?

You all know that I love my hypotheticals by now, so here's another one for our daily discussion period. Imagine that you have the...
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Vague Patch Notes: Copies, blatant copies, and plagiarism in MMOs

So... this was honestly not the story that I had expected to have wound up coming out of Eternal Magic. I'd been expecting...
This is surely not going to turn out badly.

Lord of the Rings Online warns Mac players not to update their operating system due to software compatability

If you're happy that we are collectively moving on to 64-bit systems (perhaps you're still really anxious about the impact of the 2038...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 240: Hypergank!

Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen, Zenith, Guild Wars 2, LOTRO, WoW, and SWG, with mailbag entries on true MMO difficulty and cyberpunk MMOs.

One Shots: An oldie but a goodie

Last week's screenshot challenge to share pictures of older MMOs that still check out (visually, I mean) resulted in a small avalanche of

LOTRO Legendarium: Minas Morgul is off to a better start than Mordor

While we have known for a long while that this was coming, the official announcement of Lord of the Rings Online's 2019 expansion...

LOTRO: Minas Morgul will take you back in time to the Second Age

With the undead and possibly soulless cat out of the bag with Minas Morgul, Standing Stone Games is fielding a whole bunch of...

Desert Oasis: A guide to the best Mediah grindspots in Black Desert

Of all the Desert Oasis articles I've written so far, by far the most fun I had was doing a guide for two...

Amazon says it’s still ‘working hard’ on its MMORPG New World

Back in May, Amazon Game Studios raised eyebrows when it announced it was taking in-development MMORPG New World’s always-on alpha offline....

Lord of the Rings Online starts Minas Morgul pre-orders, rolls out Stout-Axe Dwarves

What we know for certain: Lord of the Rings Online is pushing out Update 24.3 today, and that single decimal point usually...

The Game Archaeologist: The day Dungeons and Dragons Online dropped the free-to-play bomb

By 2009, the MMORPG genre had firmly established a norm for its business model. For over a decade, a monthly subscription -- usually $15...

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