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The Daily Grind: When are ‘microtransactions’ too much in MMOs?

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Two money-related topics crossed my desk the last couple of weeks. The first was a Reddit topic complaining about microtransactions in MMOs - not the...
SIR

Path of Exile asks for community votes on what the game will sell you next

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Market research is a tricky thing. It can be hard to figure out what exactly will get people to spend money on a product...
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Continent of the Ninth Seal is moving over to Valofe from Webzen for publishing

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If you had some deep attachment to Webzen because the company was behind the publishing of Continent of the Ninth Seal, today's news will...
This is probably my favorite of the outfits I got, which is indeed damning with faint praise.

Vague Patch Notes: The lesson hidden in the Astellia shutdown

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A couple years ago, an MMO launched named Astellia. It was fine. It wasn't bad. It wasn't good. It was just fine. It was...

Perfect Ten: The top 10 non-traditional MMO fantasy races

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Elves. Dwarves. Humans. Halflings. Gnomes. Hobbits. Dark elves. High elves. Half-elves. Wood elves. Keebler elves. Elvish impersonators. Are you as tired as I am of...

Lost Ark unwraps the Warrior as westerners wrangle with the Korean battlepass

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The latest Korean patch notes for Lost Ark have dropped, sending hopeful western players into a tizzy. The Korean patch adds a new public...
Taking life.

Magic Legends turns off microtransaction costs ahead of its October sunset

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If you were hopping that the announcement of Magic Legends shutting down this October was some sort of sick joke, we're sorry to inform...
Red, white, and blue

Champions Online gets patriotic while Star Trek Online gets a sale for the 4th of July

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The benefit of a game like Champions Online taking place in a setting roughly analogous to the real worlds is that unlike in Neverwinter,...
It costs.

Vague Patch Notes: Money makes the MMO world go round

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I had some thoughts after the most recent bit of news we got from Star Trek Online about how, you know... the game costs...
Hope for light.

New World ‘won’t consider selling anything other than cosmetic items until 2022 at the earliest’

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Amazon's New World was the subject of much debate this month when a leaker exposed the state of the game's cash shop in the...

So Mythic Quest is a TV show about a fictional MMO studio – how well does it represent actual MMO issues?

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As an avid MMO gamer and big fan of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, I was extremely excited to watch Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet...

Epic v Apple: Fortnite at ‘full penetration’ on console, more industry profit details, and text descriptions of trailers

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It's the stupid gift that keeps on stupid giving. It's the lawsuit that might have industry-wide shockwaves. It's a trial that has seen whether...

New World confirms cash shop items will be cosmetic-only at launch after alpha test storefront worries arise

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New World very nearly doused its own flame before even leaving alpha. With the game's last major alpha update, the devs elected to test...

WoW Classic backs down on cloning prices, connects soon-to-be-desolated servers

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You see, it wasn't just us complaining about the obscenely high price point of WoW Classic's upcoming cloning service. The $35 option received so...

Path of Exile issues a fix-filled patch, talks about the creation of the Trialmaster and game sounds

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Grinding Gear Games is just chock-full of information related to Path of Exile. In terms of game-related details, the game's next upcoming patch will...

Casually Classic: Yeah, those Burning Crusade Classic prices are stupid high

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If there's anything that Blizzard excels in doing these days, it's taking a slam-dunk publicity announcement and turning it into a hurricane of poop....
Balance.

Vague Patch Notes: Checking your bias when it comes to MMOs

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What are your biases when it comes to MMOs? It's all right, you can be honest about them here. Maybe you're biased against games...

Wandering Wraeclast: Grinding Gear has finally taken the wraps off Path of Exile 2

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"Like clockwork": I wouldn't be surprised to see an icon of Grinding Gear Games and Path of Exile in the dictionary when you look...
Attract mode.

Closers takes aim at new accounts with bonus currency

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The team behind Closers wants some new blood joining the game, and that means a new pair of events are now running for new accounts...

Melvor Idle is a surprise multi-platform hit based on RuneScape

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How do you feel about idle games? Occasionally I'll pick one up on my phone to fiddle with for a while, but my interest...

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