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Vague Patch Notes: Floaty, samey, and janky – a treasury of MMO terms for bad combat

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Any time you bring up The Secret World or Secret World Legends's bland, floaty combat, at least one person is going to chime in...
Not like this.

Vague Patch Notes: Fractured Online deserved better, even if you think it looked bad

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When it comes to upcoming MMOs, there's always a sense of uncertainty in terms of what the final product is going to look like....
Crucial.

Vague Patch Notes: Stop taking your released MMOs back to the drawing board

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This is not a column about Kingshunt, but it is. It's not a column about Crowfall or Deathverse: Let it Die or even Crucible....
ow

Vague Patch Notes: Embracing limited-time content modes in MMOs

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Today's column was inspired by a discussion in work chat about limited-time game modes - specifically, the idea of something like that in World...
Looking out.

Vague Patch Notes: Loving an MMO isn’t the same as having a personality

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There's a story that's always stuck with me, relayed by the now-vanished blog Websnark back in the day, so forgive me if I get...
she

Vague Patch Notes: A wake for the MMOs that were

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2022 is nearly over, and for me, at least, it's been an incredibly challenging year full of some really dark points. This is the...
Time to learn.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO design is not value-neutral

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It's rare for me to find myself actively yelling at my computer screen while watching something, but it does happen every so often. The...
Hmm.

Vague Patch Notes: Alas, poor Crowfall, you’re gone now

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Dusty dusty, ashy ashy, Crowfall's plane went crashy crashy. Yes, we are now talking about Crowfall very strictly in the past tense. You could...
This is shameful even by your standards.

Vague Patch Notes: The art of picking winners and losers in MMO design

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There's a meme that's gone around the Final Fantasy XIV community sphere for a while, and I'm going to try my best to explain...
Alchemist!

Vague Patch Notes: Defining classic servers and progression servers for MMOs

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Something that I've been thinking about a lot over the past few days - for no particular reason - is the idea of classic...
All things go, all things go.

Vague Patch Notes: MMO quality and the bandwagon fallacy

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Here's a fact that is objectively true but feels objectively false: There's no law stating that the best MMO of all time, to date,...
Tumble.

Vague Patch Notes: Finger-pointing in the MMO and multiplayer games industry

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I know for a fact that I've already made the joke at this point about how Babylon's Fall just straight-up Babylon Fell, but the...
eyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Vague Patch Notes: Why are mobile MMOs Like That?

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If you have read my writing a bunch over the years, you have probably observed me mentioning how much I like Final Fantasy Tactics...
Gusts 'n' stuff

Vague Patch Notes: Mandatory content and game design in MMOs

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Let me tell you about my second roommate in college. He was named Kyle, and he was benefiting from the fact that I had...
This non-game sucks, Beavis.

Vague Patch Notes: The perpetual MMO crowdfunding engine

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Do me a favor right now and navigate over to the Star Citizen webpage. It's possible that this has wildly changed in the time...
Not so much.

Vague Patch Notes: Queues do not tell the story of an MMO’s success

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It's time to talk about queues to log in to a game, and you know what game we have to talk about in this...
getty

Vague Patch Notes: The MMORPG industry shockwaves that still reverberate

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A thought occurred to me the other day regarding World of Warcraft and the way that it deformed the MMO industry: People who are...
I grew up on a farm.

Vague Patch Notes: The gating of time in MMO content

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People are over the moon about the Island Sanctuaries added in the most recent update to Final Fantasy XIV, and I entirely include myself...
Arenatacular!

Vague Patch Notes: Novelty is a contradiction in an MMORPG genre that discourages it

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The newest member of the Big Five in the MMO space released in the west back in 2015, which was seven years ago now....
Ladies.

Vague Patch Notes: The perils of comparing MMOs to each other

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So the other day I read perhaps the worst Tower of Fantasy review I could have possibly read. It was most certainly not the...

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