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Vague Patch Notes: There is no one-and-done with MMOs

Last week's Vague Patch Notes column focused on the struggle of adding new things to MMORPGs forever and ever. I think it was a...
Create and destroy alike!

EG7 Q1 2024: Daybreak still mum on PlanetSide 2, new H1Z1 game hires lead designer

It's not even been two weeks since Daybreak owner EG7 published its 2023 annual financial report, which of course omitted everything relevant that happened...
Never gonna get it, never gonna get it.

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs as fast food joints

Sometimes you go out to eat because you want something that's difficult to make on your own or just involves techniques you are unfamiliar...

Lord of the Rings Online goes underground with Update 40: Beneath the Surface

Who's ready to dive back underground in Lord of the Rings Online? Well, don't you all start whooping and hollering in agreement there. No...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO for playing on a potato?

I saw a thread on the MMORPG subreddit a while back asking about MMOs that function well on low-end machines, and I was actually...

Lord of the Rings Online readies Update 40 and new supporter pack for this week

Cue your "it's happening" animated gifs because Update 40 is finally coming to Lord of the Rings Online this week after multiple rounds of...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is it worth being a zone completionist in LOTRO?

We need to start today's column with one important disclaimer: There's no right or wrong way to play Lord of the Rings Online, only...
Seriously, though, whatever.

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve ever spent working on a specific MMO goal?

The other day, I saw a tweet from Wowhead that quoted Blizzard confirming that it's meant to take a long, long time to collect...

Massively Overthinking: Why and how we mod our MMORPGs

Last week, the MOP team was sitting around in our virtual offices, talking about modding Elder Scrolls Online, all because some of our readers...
Sorry, guy.

Perfect Ten: 10 favorite features that pairs of popular MMOs share

Even though all MMORPGs compete for our time, affection, and -- above all else -- money, it doesn't mean that they can't get along....

Lord of the Rings Online is now selling Corsairs of Umbar and the Mariner class for LOTRO points

As Lord of the Rings Online wraps up its anniversary celebrations this weekend, one welcome addition arrives for patient players to partake. That's right,...

EG7’s 2023 annual report claims Daybreak and SSG collectively count 264 staffers

Swedish gaming conglom EG7 released its annual report this week, and while there isn't a ton of new-new in it for those of us...

Lord of the Rings Online’s Update 40 pack is meant to be an alternative to city questing

The third round of testing for Lord of the Rings Online's Update 40 is underway this week, and players are starting to get a...

Lord of the Rings Online defends its decision to plunge back underground in Update 40

As Lord of the Rings Online players dig into Update 40's current test build, many questions have popped up about the new underground regions...

LOTRO Legendarium: 27 practical benefits of LOTRO’s player housing

There's this ongoing common perception in MMOs like Lord of the Rings Online that player housing is good for one and only one purpose:...

LOTRO continues Update 40 testing with underground side quests and bog-guardian shrinkage

Now that Lord of the Rings Online players have spent a half-year getting to know the alleyways and warrens of Umbar BaharbĂȘl, the studio...

Massively Overthinking: Is there a feature or item in MMORPGs you won’t play without?

I was jolted into a near panic earlier this past weekend when I saw a tweet from Lord of the Rings Online in which...

Perfect Ten: Great MMO April Fools’ Day pranks from back in the day

There are two types of people on April 1st: those who are annoyed and indifferent to the tomfoolery going on all around them, and...

LOTRO Legendarium: Looking back and ahead at LOTRO’s 17th birthday

At the start of Fellowship of the Ring, Bilbo Baggins famously celebrates his 111th birthday (alongside Frodo's own 33rd birthday). He looks back at...
Sometimes you know there's an ongoing story.

Lord of the Rings Online begins testing Update 40’s load balancing changes

Even as Lord of the Rings Online's 17th anniversary gets underway this week, Standing Stone Games is already laying the foundation for the MMO's...