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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...
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...
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...
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...
Eightfold path up ins.

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...
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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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
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...
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...
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...
Sometimes despite its best efforts.

The Daily Grind: Do you care about MMO lore?

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Lore is a big deal to me when I'm playing an MMO. For all the issues I have with Guild Wars 2, it...
I know Gridanians hate moths.

Final Fantasy XIV previews its story and dungeons in patch 3.2

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The next patch for Final Fantasy XIV brings along a fresh pair of dungeons to the game, which won't surprise anyone. The...
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The Daily Grind: Who’s your favorite MMO antagonist?

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One of the things I liked about Star Wars: The Old Republic right from its launch is that it gave players plenty of...

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