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Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen, LOTRO, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, SWTOR, New World, and Black Desert, with reader mail about forging social connections in MMOs.
Justin and Bree discuss Mike Morhaime's exit from Blizzard, the launches of Lineage 2 Classic and MapleStory 2, Legends of Aria's early access, and Bless Online's F2P plans, plus MMO guilds, how WoW might someday end, what the #SWTORunite community effort is all about.
Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Maplestory 2, Age of Conan, Fallout 76, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars Galaxies, and Trove, with mailbag questions on SWTOR, starting as a true newbie in WoW, and power imbalances in MMOs.
Tina, Justin, and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Red Dead Online, Lineage II Classic, Secret World Legends, Bless Online, World of Warcraft, and LOTRO, with a mailbag discussion on feeling unwelcome in MMORPGs and a rundown on site bugs we've smooshed.
Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's new living world episode, Boundless, EverQuest II, Blizzard, Warframe, EVE Online, SWTOR, the petition to save WildStar, and our big site revamp.
Justin and Bree discuss WildStar's sunset, Pearl Abyss' acquisition of CCP and EVE Online, the new Lord of the Rings MMO, THQ Nordic's buy-up of 38 Studios MMO Project Copernicus, the Daybreak NantWorks investment/venture, Old School RuneScape, and MMO emulation.
Larry, Justin, and Bree talk PAX West, Elder Scrolls Online, Rend, Dauntless, Torchlight Frontiers, Blades, Neverwinter, Anthem, Star Citizen, Runes of Magic, Wizard101, FFXIV, PlanetSide 2, SWTOR, WoW, and Star Wars Galaxies, with a mailbag email on how MMOs can facilitate roleplaying.
Justin and Bree discuss Gamescom, anticipated MMOs, Ashes of Creation, New World, Maplestory 2, Torchlight Frontiers, Just Survive, and World of Warcraft, with mailbag entries on racing to the level cap and amazing visual moments in MMORPGs.
Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss WoW Battle for Azeroth, Fallout 76, WildStar, NCsoft, Ashes of Creation, MMO Kickstarters, FFXIV, and SWG, with more haiku and mailbag entry on rating WoW for kids.
Justin and Bree discuss World of Warcraft, Star Wars Galaxies, LOTRO, Torchlight Frontiers, Diablo, RuneScape Classic, Trove, and No Man's Sky. And also haiku!
Justin and Bree discuss World of Warcraft's lore drama, Star Citizen's stockpiling controversy, DDO's new expansion, Riot's MMO tease, Albion's Merlyn, and TESO's DLC, with mailbag entry on the Horde impact and SC's pay-to-win.
Justin and Bree discuss the influence of City of Heroes (Paragon Chat, SEGS, Valiance Online, Ship of Heroes, and City of Titans), plus WoW, No Man's Sky, SWGemu, Camelot Unchained, STO, CCP's new MMO, and Rend, with a mailbag entry on comments negativity.
Justin and Bree discuss Star Wars Galaxies Legends, World of Warcraft, Elite Dangerous, LOTRO's Weatherstock, Trion's layoffs, No Man's Sky's multiplayer, DDO, and Wizard 101 updates, with mailbag entries on how to start an MMO blog and spooky stuff in Guild Wars 2.
Justin and Bree discuss WoW's Battle for Azeroth, Wild West Online, Star Citizen, Defiance 2050, Rend, and Fractured, with a mailbag question on in-game conflict resolution and a special interview on Blaugust Reborn.
Justin and Bree discuss the Guild Wars 2 debacle, Trove, The Sims 3, Camelot Unchained, Warframe, Shroud of the Avatar, Temtem, Final Fantasy XIV, Defiance 2050, and Trion's Marvel Heroes promo, plus a mailbag entry on looter shooters as the future of MMORPGs.
Justin and Bree discuss Fractured's Kickstarter, Trion Worlds' purchase of Gazillion, Guild Wars 2's new episode, The Crew 2's launch, drama in Elder Scrolls Online and Black Desert, The Sims, DDO, Trove, what we bought in the Steam sale, and pipedreams for Marvel Heroes.
Justin and Bree discuss E3, WoW Classic, Crowfall's delay, Defiance 2050's release date, Fortnite's Sony mess, Black Desert's dating mechanics, and EVE and Star Citizen's ship squabble, with mailbag questions on midgame MMO play and why MMO studios won't shup up and take our money.
Justin and Bree discuss E3, Elder Scrolls VI and Online, Fallout 76, Anthem, FFXIV, Black Desert, Bless, LOTRO, and STO, with mailbag questions on Daybreak and the problem with MMO forums.
Justin and Bree discuss Bless Online's launch, EVE Online's Into the Abyss, Fallout 76, Elder Scrolls Online's spyware issue, Path of Exile's Incursion, H1Z1, Star Trek Online, Trove, DDO, and UO, with mailbag questions on the Bless Mess and on open-world immersion.
Justin and Bree discuss WoW, Dauntless, Trove, H1Z1, Bless, RuneScape, Echo of Soul, Wargaming, FFXIV, hyper-realism, wacky MMO jobs, and Solo (but no spoilers!)