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Jade is health! Maybe.

Guild Wars 2 makes End of Dragons’ infamous final fight easier to complete

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There is good news for Guild Wars 2 players who have been beating their heads against End of Dragons' infamously difficult final boss fight:...

Choose My Adventure: Exploring VR MMO Zenith with my hands

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Zenith is a bit interesting in terms of being a game for exploration. On the one hand, there are methods and means where I...

Choose My Adventure: Zenith opened me to new dimensions of MMO interactivity and weirdness

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After picking up an Oculus Quest 2 in the interest of expanding our coverage (and as a present to myself and others in my...

Grab an Element Quest promo code for some free cash shop cosmetics

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Last week, we covered a new-to-us MMORPG called Element Quest. It's essentially a 2-D sidescrolling MMO with roguelike expedition content that reminded us of...

Element Quest is a side-scrolling MMO in the vein of Glitch and MapleStory

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As we all know well, combining the elements of earth, water, fire, and air will summon either Captain Planet or a new 2D MMORPG...
This is never happening.

Vague Patch Notes: Star Citizen is not going to live up to your dreams

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So the other day, we were reminded that Squadron 42 - which was supposed to be released back in 2014, if you can believe that...
Good news, this wasn't a fad! (It was a fad.)

Back in 2017, a pair of cops were fired for playing Pokemon Go on duty

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I think we've already got a contender for "worst MMO criming" for 2022, or we would've if it hadn't happened back in 2017 and...

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2021

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As the year that was 2021 comes to a close -- raise a glass, give a toast, and perhaps think of a few fond...

Final Fantasy XIV producer looks ahead to 2022 and the game’s new narrative future

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It's an annual tradition for Final Fantasy XIV fans to get a New Year's address from director and producer Naoki Yoshida, and sure enough...
New world, old problems.

End-of-year Eleven: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures going into 2022

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All right, so let's start with the disclaimer that I put right at the start of this article every single year, which at least...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0

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It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects...
Now we're gundagood.

End-of-Year Eleven: The best MMO updates and expansions of 2021

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Some years are just bulkier than others when it comes to updates for existing MMOs. That's the nature of the beast. Some years just...

Diablo II: Resurrected prepares ladder rank play — and the first class changes since 2010

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Blizzard hasn't quite forgotten -- or given up on -- Diablo II: Resurrected, even months after the revamped ARPG's release. In fact, the studio...

End-of-Year Eleven: The top MMOs to watch in 2022

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If 2021 had a problem, it was that we got simply too many MMO releases between new launches, early access, and expansions. This breathtaking...
Nin Nin

End-of-year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2021

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Healthy MMOs are a good thing. They have smooth, glossy coats, strong teeth capable of snapping bone, a full-throated call, and it just occurs...

From the Depths: Seven tips to improve your World of Warships experience

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It’s no secret that World of Warships has had a rough year thanks to dodgy monetization mechanics and Wargaming’s treatment of employees and players....

Lord of the Rings Online accidentally – and then deliberately – gives out extra level boosts

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Some Lord of the Rings Online players are going to be logging into some unexpected good fortune this week. Standing Stone Games said that...

Massively Overthinking: How hard should MMOs be?

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This past summer, MMO dev Damion Schubert posted an epic tweet-thread about MMOs; in fact, we've already dipped into the part on "load-bearing" playerbases,...

Perfect Ten: How MMOs explain away our infinite resurrections

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Why? Why do we die in MMOs and keep coming back to life? Are we in a type of hell defined by endless combat...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPGs of all time, 2021 edition

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Five years ago this week - back in 2016 - the MOP team and readers did an epic Massively Overthinking picking out their top...

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