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The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the most welcoming culture for new players?

Being new in an MMO is a difficult thing if the game itself isn't new. There's a whole lot of player culture that already...

Skyforge details the improvements to the new player experience coming with the next patch

If you haven't played Skyforge yet, the developers would like you to do so. Obviously they would also like you to continue playing if you're...

The Daily Grind: Do you try to be patient with new players in MMOs?

Patience is a virtue. It is also something not everyone is very good at - and I include myself in this particular batch because...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs you enjoy that aren’t worth starting new in 2020?

Anyone who knows me also knows that I really love City of Heroes. It's a great game and for a long time it was a...
Oh, boo-hoo.

EVE Online offers grief counseling for ship losses and celebrates exploration record

What's the hardest part of EVE Online for new players? It looks like CCP Games is betting that it's the sting when your first ship...

EVE Evolved: Getting ready for the Invasion in EVE Online

EVE Online's Invasion expansion lands in just two days on May 28th, and there are plenty of things you can do now to make...
Sorry, guys.

The Daily Grind: What could your favorite MMO do to attract new players?

Every MMO wants more people to play it. That's kind of the nature of the thing. While no one working on Secret World Legends is...
Warping shadow.

The Daily Grind: When did you realize you were no longer a beginner in an MMO?

I tend to think of myself as a beginner in any given MMO for a really long time. Like, to the point where I'll have...
I'm supposed to what?

The Daily Grind: What MMO offers players the best tutorials?

Let's face it, MMOs are pretty bad at teaching players about what they're supposed to do. I can't recall the last time I needed...
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The Daily Grind: Have you ever tried to start fresh in a familiar MMO?

I have, on three occasions, tried to start Final Fantasy XI completely fresh. Ironically, this time it's working out very well; the past two...

Shroud of the Avatar is running another free trial until September 27

Curious about Shroud of the Avatar but not curious enough to drop money on the title first? Now you can try it out and...

The Daily Grind: What MMO tutorial experience is your favorite?

The best way to learn how to play most MMOs is to already know how to play them. Heck, there are major parts of...
'Stay - out - of - fire.' Hmm. Makes sense!

Revelation Online promotes mentoring with the Journeyman Alliance

We all know that playing a new MMO can be a challenge. Heck, sometimes it's even a nigh-on impossible one; you have a lot...
Practice makes something!

EVE Online is adding smaller skill injectors for newer players

The changes to PLEX for EVE Online make it easier to buy small chunks, sell small chunks, and not have all of it get...
Keep it going full swing.

Shroud of the Avatar launches Release 40 and its next few update plans

It's the end of the month, and that means that there's another Shroud of the Avatar patch available right now. The bad news is...

EVE Evolved: Getting started with EVE’s free-to-play

Just under two weeks ago, EVE Online launched its new free to play account option with the introduction of clone states. Subscribers are now given the...

EVE Online previews its revamped new player experience

If you've tried to get into EVE Online in the past, maybe it's time to give it another shot. Not just because the game's...
On the dark side.

The Daily Grind: How should long-running MMOs help new players catch up?

Expansions for MMOs are really made for the veteran player. A bump of the level cap from 60 to 70 seems reasonable if you're...
Holy arts.

World of Warcraft’s latest patch aims to clean up low-level play

The lower levels of World of Warcraft are kind of a mess and a half. Once you get to Outland at 60 or so,...

EVE Evolved: Fixing EVE’s New Player Experience (again)

It's become almost a running joke in the comments of articles that EVE Online is a great game to read about but not nearly...