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The Daily Grind: Which MMO companies care about game preservation?

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With game preservation back in the news thanks to Ubisoft's The Crew criming and the Stop Killing Games initiative, I thought it would be...

The MOP Up: Tarisland’s Mr. D fixes the world

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Over on Discord, Tarisland continues to walk fans through the history of its world, including the war between powerful beings, including a guy named......

Casually Classic: Four lessons we’ve learned from WoW Classic’s Season of Discovery so far

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As I write this, we're still a long way off from the end of WoW Classic's Season of Discovery. A final stretch of leveling...

Lord of the Rings Online U39 hits Bullroarer for Corsairs of Umbar instance and raid testing

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Lord of the Rings Online has opened the Bullroarer test server for players' first look at update 39 as of today. The heart of...
Something fell.

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v7.0

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Once again we put a wrap on another year of MMORPG news, opinions, and -- most pertinent to this column -- history. In a...
Forever and ever.

End-of-Year Eleven: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2024

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As I say every single year and several people ignore every single year: This is not a column about the games that are most...

End-of-Year Eleven: All the upcoming MMOs to watch in 2024 and beyond

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We've said it before, but this time we really mean it: The future of MMORPGs looks amazing. Contrary to years when we've seen only...
The scholar sees when you do not index things, and he is not impressed.

End-of-year Eleven: The best value MMORPGs at the end of 2023

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I have been told that if I start another one of these columns musing on the abstract meaning of "value" as I have for...
New World ROTAE

End-of-Year Eleven: The best MMO expansions and updates of 2023

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If you want to look at the overall health of the MMORPG industry, one vital heartbeat that must not be missed is continual development....
I don't like you.

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2023

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Some years, it's hard to really cut a distinction between the biggest stories of a year and the biggest surprises. There can be a...
Walking.

Vague Patch Notes: Waiting for the MMORPG endings that are never coming

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It took some real courage for Naoki Yoshida to get up and announce that Final Fantasy XIV was ending. After an enormously successful run,...
There are problems with this art, but we're going to overlook that.

End-of-year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2023

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When it comes to making a judgment call about the "healthiest" MMORPGs on the market at any given time, there are always plenty of...
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End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO surprises of 2023

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2023 was definitely a year of surprises for me. Not all of them were pleasant! If you've been watching my columns, you probably have...

Testing Pantheon’s 247 mode won’t be cheap, according to Visionary Realms’ latest infodrop

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Pantheon's proposed "247" spin-off extraction mode has been the subject of much debate already since its leak and confirmation earlier this month, but Visionary...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 438: EverQuest what’s next?

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Justin and Bree discuss the potential for EverQuest 3, the LOTRO remaster's cancelation, EVE Fanfest's EVE Online Havoc and EVE Vanguard reveals, WoW Classic's about-face on LFD, Pantheon's new art style, and Marvel Heroes' code leak, with adventures in WoW Classic, LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and Glitch Odd Giants.

Guild Wars 2 discusses Secrets of the Obscure’s location, Zojja, and the Commander’s journey

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ArenaNet narrative lead Indigo Linde has an intriguing dev blog out today on Guild Wars 2's Secrets of the Obscure - specifically on how...

Elder Scrolls Online’s base game is free on Epic Games Store alongside Fortnite crosspromo

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Last week, a glitch on The Epic Games Store showed a sweet promo for The Elder Scrolls Online, but it was quickly yoinked, leading...

Pokemon Go studio Niantic stands accused of sexual discrimination and retaliation in new lawsuit

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Pokemon Go's Niantic has fast become one of the more problematic companies we cover, and now the studio's outlook just got even shadier as...
Never mind, I'm not real!

Battle Bards Episode 226: Echoes of MMOs that never were

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It’s always highly bittersweet when MMO fans sit back and consider the games that never were — the projects that got far along in...

Whatever happened to Eco, Odd Giants (Glitch), and Istaria?

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Welcome back to Whatever Happened To, our intermittent check-in on MMOs that may have fallen off your - and our - radar! Odd Giants Odd Giants...

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