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LOTRO Legendarium: Six suggestions to improve LOTRO’s business model

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First of all, I want to give praise where it's due: Lord of the Rings Online has done a great job in 2021 shedding...

The Daily Grind: If you could give advice to a developer that would actually be taken, what would it be?

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While developers have an insider's knowledge of the make-up of their games and access to information and demographics that we do not, it doesn't...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: No king rules forever

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World of Warcraft patch 9.1 has been out for less than a month, and it is a bad time to be a fan of...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best weapon animations?

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I remember back when World of Warcraft was just plain vanilla and there was plenty of time to observe things during the countless fights....

Massively Overthinking: Load-bearing playerbases in MMORPGs

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Game developer Damion Schubert is known to MMO players for his work on everything from Ultima Online to SWTOR, but as it turns out,...
Zoomies.

The Daily Grind: What little touches make you happy in an MMO?

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Completing a duty in Final Fantasy XIV plays the traditional series victory fanfare. It's such a little thing, it doesn't need to be in...
Oh gosh why.

California sues Activision-Blizzard over discrimination and sexist, toxic work culture

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Activision-Blizzard has had an abysmal couple of years, and it's about to get much worse, as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing...

Perfect Ten: The 10 stages of returning to an old favorite MMO

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In my illustrious career of sitting on my butt and mashing the 1-4 buttons over and over, I've returned to many MMOs like an...

Casually Classic: Why it’s so good to Zangarmarsh and chill in WoW Classic

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Burning Crusade's Outland shows all the hallmarks of being a playground for developers to flex and try new things. I always was amused at...

The Daily Grind: So what do we all think of New World so far?

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Amazon's New World rolled into closed beta yesterday, and unlike some past test events, this one has no NDA, meaning the whole MMORPG community...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 331: The transparency episode

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Chronicles of Elyria, Camelot Unchained, Guild Wars 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Swords of Legends Online, Elyon, Warframe, and Path of Exile, with adventures in FFXIV, WoW Classic, LOTRO, and Albion Online, plus mailbag topics on Crowfall's marketing and its roleplay problem.

Choose My Adventure: Wakfu may not be my cup of tea

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You know how sometimes you really can't know for sure how you'll feel about a game until you fire it up? Those games where...

Not So Massively: Wolcen’s roadmap is missing some important things

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In the past, I've been pretty free with my praise for Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem. I've gotten nearly a hundred hours of good fun...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2’s outage analysis, simplified

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For my day job, I’m a software developer, and all of my previous jobs have been IT related in some fashion. I still remember...
Venting prevents ex-plo-si-on.

The Daily Grind: What’s the single best way an MMO can keep a newbie playing?

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A while back, MOP's own Ben tweeted that during his recent foray into EVE Online, a gamemaster messaged him out of the blue. The...
Somewhere, across the sea, somewhere.

Wisdom of Nym: What will Final Fantasy XIV add to its ranged damage dealers?

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There's a usual pattern I follow when discussing Final Fantasy XIV jobs, and this time I wanted to break it. We've already talked about...

Hands-on with New World’s 20v20 PvPvE battleground and its newest dungeon

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Last week Amazon Games held a press demo and offered up an early preview of some of the latest and greatest content coming to...

The Daily Grind: What do you do when you have gobs of money in an MMO and nothing to spend it on?

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The other day, I was tooling around Star Wars Galaxies on the Legends server and feeling a bit despondent, not because I had too...
Eye see.

The Daily Grind: What routine tasks do you frequently forget in MMOs?

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If you never played it back in the day, Final Fantasy XI was often a game of chores. Did you remember to get food?...

LOTRO Legendarium: What returning to LOTRO feels like

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I don't think that I have ever rage-quit Lord of the Rings Online, but I certainly have put it down often enough. That's pretty...

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