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Global Chat: Warming up to story-driven MMORPGs

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Do you play MMOs for the narrative or ignore the story altogether? There's a sharp line dividing the community on this issue, but MMO...
We know, guys.

The Daily Grind: What things do MMOs do pre-launch that look like a red flag to you?

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Working in this industry for more than a decade has not, in fact, given me the ability to see the future. But it has...

Some Assembly Required: What to expect from Dual Universe’s September 27 wipe and launch

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Having trouble logging into Dual Universe? That's because Novaquark shut down its servers on the 22nd. But don't worry, the space sandbox did not...

The Daily Grind: What makes for a good MMO shindig?

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Originally I wrote, "What makes for a good MMO party?" but that can obviously be construed in a more business-like, less get-down-and-funky sense. In...
WE'RE SO BLEEPING DAAAAAAAAARK

Mad World wraps up closed beta test, posts a new gameplay video

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If you were hoping to get your name drawn for this month's Mad World test, then so sorry, Charlie, but it's too late --...
Yeah, this is a thing.

WoW Factor: Just be honest about what WoW Classic is now

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So here's something funny to consider: No matter what happens, Blizzard has collectively backed itself into a corner with World of Warcraft expansions over...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most unloved class in your favorite MMO, and how would you fix it?

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I was trundling around playing on my Lord of the Rings Online server the other night when someone advertised for a Burglar for some...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO Kickstarters that let us down

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MOP's Chris penned a solid piece earlier this week about the fate that has apparently befallen Destiny's Sword, and as I was editing it,...
This non-game sucks, Beavis.

Vague Patch Notes: The perpetual MMO crowdfunding engine

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Do me a favor right now and navigate over to the Star Citizen webpage. It's possible that this has wildly changed in the time...
FLY

The Daily Grind: Which MMO with flight would be better without it?

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Flight is one of those movement tricks that a lot of MMOs use because let's be honest, flying is awesome. We are naturally land-bound...

Perfect Ten: 10 strategies to avoid getting fleeced in F2P MMOs

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"Nothing is ever truly free," my grizzled Uncle Trigger once told me. "So you got to pay for that there air! Pony up, boy!" While...
Fight me, coward.

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer costumes over transmog in MMOs?

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You know what's an interesting feature that both Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2 share? They both offer two different approaches to dressing...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 389: Grinding out them dailies

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Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge 2, WoW Classic Cataclysm, Fractured Online, LOTRO's 2023 ocean expansion, and the Wizard101 hack, with adventures in Guild Wars 2 and WoW Classic, plus meta discussion on how The Daily Grind works and how game studios handle pesky journos like us.

Choose My Adventure: The joy of hunting for new critters to add to the Temtem collection

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I'm going to be honest, the initial worry when I saw what won last week's Choose My Adventure poll was that I had already...

The Daily Grind: Are isometric-ish viewpoints in MMOs a turnoff?

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When we did our roundtable on the biggest MMORPGs in 2022, I included Albion Online among them, and I stand by that inclusion. Regardless...

World of Tanks details a new 7v7 mode, kicks off a new event, and readies the return of the Waffenträger

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World of Tanks players are going to be seeing some new things coming to the battlefield, most notably a new 7v7 competitive mode known...

Fractured Online’s latest patches stabilize the game, squash bugs, and close up a duping exploit

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Now that Fractured Online has hit the seas of early access, it's time for the inevitable bug patching and stability improving updates that invariably...

Fight or Kite: Warspear Online is a retro MMO that left me asking questions – mainly, ‘why?’

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I absolutely love and adore retro and retro-inspired games - games from the 8-bit era are my bread and butter. The NES was my...
Red means dead.

Wisdom of Nym: Where Final Fantasy XIV’s tutorials really fall down

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I don't think there's really a question to be asked about whether or not Final Fantasy XIV wants new players to join the game....

Stick and Rudder: ‘Robin Hood’ scammer claims he robbed rich EVE Online corp of $100 billion ISK

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EVE Online is a game that will certainly go down in MMO history as one of the most fascinating studies on human behavior to...

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