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Symbolic.

Global Chat: Dealing with Magic Legends

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Now that Magic Legends is out, you can best believe that a lot of MMO gamers are checking out Cryptic's latest offering. Among those...
whaaaaale

The Daily Grind: What mount type do you wish more MMOs would offer?

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Here are some of my mounts in Final Fantasy XIV: a sheep. A flying pig. A giant moss-covered sneezing monster. A drifting stalk of a...

The Game Archaeologist: Lifestorm, Japan’s first MMORPG

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In comparison to how widely that China and Korea's game development studios embraced MMORPGs right from the beginning, Japan's been curiously low-key in creating...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster shares the secret of good social design in MMOs

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Raph Koster, the game designer behind Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Playable Worlds' upcoming project, has posted yet another essay about MMORPG design,...
Leaf it up.

The Daily Grind: What MMOs should be adapted to mobile?

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Sometimes the success or failure of a game may come down to its availability on certain platforms and systems. Sometimes an MMO that didn't...
The stars are over Dun Morogh.

WoW Factor: Why WoW Classic players are mad about the Burning Crusade character boost

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I'm not going to lie to anyone here: When the World of Warcraft: Classic team first announced the idea that you could boost a...

The Daily Grind: Do you usually pick low-pop or high-pop servers in MMOs?

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The other day, MOP's Carlo posted a pic of Black Desert's server selection screen, showing a ton of servers flagged "crowded" even at a...

Massively Overthinking: Self-imposed ‘rules’ for MMOs

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I have a couple of rules of thumb when it comes to MMOs. When I start thinking about watching a video while playing an...

Dauntless adds a reward cache, Primal Behemoths, reworks to war pike mechanics, and trials goals

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The multiplayer monster slaying RPG Dauntless has had a pretty sizeable update that applies adjustments to a variety of the game's systems, whether it's...

Everything we know about Path of Exile’s Ultimatum league launching next week

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Now you've done it: Path of Exile in giving you an Ultimatum... and you'll probably like it! It's time again for the big reveal...

Wandering Wraeclast: Grinding Gear has finally taken the wraps off Path of Exile 2

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"Like clockwork": I wouldn't be surprised to see an icon of Grinding Gear Games and Path of Exile in the dictionary when you look...

Working As Intended: There is no good reason for MMO gamers to fund Dreamworld

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Not quite a month ago, we covered the Kickstarter for a wildly ambitious MMORPG, Dreamworld. We were, uh, pretty skeptical about the game's chances....

The Soapbox: Lies I was told about World of Warcraft

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A few months back, I was feeling restless in my MMO routine. Guild Wars 2 is my MMO "home," so I'm always in that...
We still care.

Vague Patch Notes: The myth of the days before MMO datamining

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For those of you who don't know, this column was named after Final Fantasy XI. Specifically, it was named after the practice that particular game...
Management.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO company is the worst at managing its message?

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You've probably noticed that there are some studios and companies wherein the players seem to have a downright acerbic relationship with the people making...

Old School RuneScape makes its own Collection Log improvements and adds more Poll 74 changes

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One of the things we reported on yesterday was related to some Collection Log changes to RuneScape. Not to be outdone, Old School RuneScape...

Desert Oasis: Black Desert’s Sage release demonstrates Pearl Abyss’ focus on the west

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I'm not really a comics guy, but I still have my favorite superheroes. For me, it's Dr. Strange. Marvel's artifact wielding, spell-slinging, multiverse traversing...

Why I Play: Multiplayer sandbox Eco is so much more than just an ecology simulator

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I’ve been struggling to come up with a succinct way to describe Eco. The game was recently the subject of a Whatever Happened To...
Never over.

Perfect Ten: How The Burning Crusade changed World of Warcraft forever

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We're kind of thinking about the first World of Warcraft expansion around these parts this week. No particular reason, especially in my case; I'm not...

The Daily Grind: How do you handle difficult MMO players?

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Social gaming means both the good and the bad of social interactions. And while there are a lot of incredibly enjoyable conversations and encounters...

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