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The first rule of this club is you aren't wanted.

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...

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...
LEARN

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...
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...

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...

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...
Come the hell on.

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...
We both want dwarves.

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...

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...
Gleam the cube.

WildStar invites players to test a new tutorial and get a hoverboard for their efforts

If you're a WildStar fan, you want a new hoverboard. There's no point in saying otherwise because of course you want a new...
Yes, I know, you're really expecting it to be helping you right into the stewpot.

EVE Online offers new players a guide to resources and getting started

Being a new player in EVE Online is an intimidating experience, like learning to swim in the shark tank. The designers know it,...
Brown town.

New video shows off how to get started in Das Tal

If you know nothing else about Das Tal, you know that it's a sprawling open-ended sandbox. (If you didn't know that, well, you...
Walk Around In Clothing Still Inappropriate For Walking Online

TERA welcomes new players with a video guide

Every MMO has its own quirks that other games simply don't possess, and TERA is no exception. Sure, you're familiar with the basics...
Ladybug hunting.

Trove details your first five hours of play

When Trove leaves its beta label behind later this week, there will be players jumping in with no idea how the game is...
This image actually makes me not want to inflict this on my friends, but...

TERA introduces recruit-a-friend rewards

Are you playing TERA? Do you have friends who are not playing TERA? Are said friends also swayed by the thought of both...

EVE Evolved: Seven years of EVE Evolved

When I started writing about EVE Online for Massively back in 2008, the MMO genre was really hitting its stride, and emerging sites...

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