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Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida talks about the importance of consoles and story fatigue in new interview

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Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is bringing an end to the story of Hydaelyn and Zodiark, the central narrative that's run through the game from...
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: Oh no, not the Sylvanas redemption arc

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All right. So. Apparently people wanted to know my response to the new cinematic mined out from within World of Warcraft. Cool. That's easy. My...
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.

The Daily Grind: Has an MMO’s story ever turned you off from playing the game?

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It was a pretty bold move when Guild Wars 2 decided to indicate that one of the game's playable races had actually been a gigantic...
It sells the landing.

First Impressions: Genshin Impact is half decent ARPG and half gacha

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I forget when I first heard about Genshin Impact, but it was a while back, and it was something that I earmarked for the future...
The stars are over Dun Morogh.

WoW Factor: How do we make a good Warcraft movie?

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Sometimes, dear readers, things simply do not line up. I really have a long piece I'm looking forward to doing, and then Blizzard does...

Desert Oasis: Finding the plot in Black Desert’s story

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In our preview of Black Desert's new Guardian class, one of the more surprising conversations to come out of the comments was the opinion...
ring ring ring

A very World of Warcraft Christmas

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Vallin stroked his beard absently for the dozenth time. Just like the first several times, he had forgotten about the rings of his glove,...

Tamriel Infinium: Who are Elder Scrolls Online’s Dragonguard?

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Players of The Elder Scrolls Online were treated to the release of Dragonhold this week, the conclusion of the year-long “season of the dragon”...
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: No, Battle for Azeroth’s story hasn’t paid off by the end of the war campaign

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You know, I honestly had expected to do something else for WoW Factor this week, and then I was reminded that the war campaign was...
It was only a slight thing, always.

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs have end dates?

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One of the best things that Final Fantasy XI did was end. Not end updates, obviously, the game has a monthly release cadence that...
Such a compelling narrative of 'gun'

PUBG Corp has a new studio working on a game creating a new narrative in the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds universe

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So, how much do you know about the universe of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds? It's perfectly valid if your reaction to that question is incredulity that...

Warframe of Mind: The story of Space Mom and The Second Dream

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When I first started playing Warframe, I definitely wasn't in it for the story. Was there story? Initially, no. There were only crumbs of...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Speculation on Guild Wars 2’s gods and dragons

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Let's just note upfront that this edition of Flameseeker Chronicles will have lots of Guild Wars 2 spoilers, including but not limited to the recent Living World S3E6 War Eternal. Also, wild speculation that may well be completely wrong. You have been warned!

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR, a roleplay community divided

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Much praise and hatred have been tossed at Star Wars: The Old Republic for its decision to focus more heavily on the single-player aspects...

EVE Evolved: The strategy and narrative of EVE’s revenge war

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At the start of this month, we reported on a massive new war that was kicking off in the north of EVE Online. The...

The Daily Grind: Are MMORPGs better off without stories?

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Last week, Massively OP community veteran BalsBigBrother pointed out -- rightly! -- that while Trove is amusing, it's very much lacking in prepared story or...
Well, here we go.

Final Fantasy XIV wraps up the Heavensward story on March 28th

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In less than a week, the first expansion for Final Fantasy XIV is coming to an end. The final story patch for Heavensward, 3.56,...
Here we go again.

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival XIV Europe: Samurai, Doma, and theme songs

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If you're a fan of Final Fantasy XIV, the European fan festival is something you've been waiting for more or less since December's Japanese...
Be here now.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 3.5 in review, part 2

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I mentioned previously that I went through Final Fantasy XIV's most recent patch faster than I can recall going through a patch in recent...
Well-told, but not well-planned.

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs plan their last expansions out?

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By all accounts, Final Fantasy XI's last expansion is Seekers of Adoulin. It was a good expansion, definitely... but it certainly doesn't feel like...

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