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Fight or Kite: Rabbit and Steel distills the MMO raid experience into a flashy boss battling roguelike

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So here’s one that came out of left field for me. Rabbit and Steel (heretofore mentally referred to as Buns 'n' Blades) is an...
Hey-nonny-nonny

Perfect Ten: The 10 types of MMO guides you find in the wild

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Look, folks. I'm a simple man, but I figure out how to handle my own things. I put my pants on one leg at...

The Daily Grind: Are there MMOs where you absolutely love the visuals – but that’s it?

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As much as we like to tell ourselves that we are deep and mature people of substance, sometimes all it takes is a little...

Choose My Adventure: Adventuring in Southern Elsweyr brings back Elder Scrolls Online’s simple pleasures

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It's a bit unfortunate that I've had more fun playing Elder Scrolls Online by myself than with others in recent days, but then I...

The Daily Grind: Do you bring any habits from one MMO to the next?

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So a few weekends ago, I was doing overworld questing on my Hobbit Hunter in Lord of the Rings Online when I caught myself...
Michael Bay palette.

Wisdom of Nym: What other character jobs could Final Fantasy XIV pilfer in the future?

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If there is only one game I know in the Final Fantasy franchise other than Final Fantasy XIV, it is Final Fantasy VI. This is...

The Daily Grind: Has an MMO ever inspired your real pet’s name?

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I love naming stuff. Not just my characters, but when allowed, I name my crafted items, housing plot, and of course, my virtual pets....

Global Chat: V Rising isn’t the Diablo clone you might expect

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In An Age tucked into the bloody meal that is V Rising following the vampiric survival game's launch and found it a mixed bag...
Huh.

The Daily Grind: Do you want to go back and see old content in MMOs?

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Bree and I were having a conversation about video games the other day, which is not unusual. (We kibbitz a lot about video games;...

The Game Archaeologist: Runes of Magic, an MMO that made millions disappear

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In more ways than one, the year 2004 was a pivotal one for the MMORPG community. Even as games like City of Heroes, EverQuest...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever feel like you’re outside the wall of an MMO fandom?

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It's a disquieting feeling to be around a bunch of people who are "in the know" on a trend or fandom but you're not....
All over again.

WoW Factor: Story Difficulty is a bad idea and a good idea all rolled into one

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Back during Wrath of the Lich King, I remember people asking for a story difficulty for raids in World of Warcraft because if the...

The Daily Grind: Do any MMOs outrank single-player games on your favorites list?

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It's no surprise that Amazon's Fallout show has brought back interest in the series. Even if something based on a game is bad, people get...

Massively Overthinking: Does challenging solo content belong in MMORPGs?

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Star Wars The Old Republic's plan to implement new solo challenge content called Ventures in its Desperate Defiance patch raised more than one eyebrow...

Diablo II Resurrected launches its seventh ladder season today

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There's good news for fans of Diablo II: Resurrected who like blitzing through the OARPG as fast as possible to make it to the...

Perfect Ten: My top 10 favorite MMOs across two decades

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Normally in these Perfect Ten lists, I'm very outward-facing. I like to create lists that are as helpful or amusing as possible for others...
Nope.

Vague Patch Notes: Why I am no longer anticipating Blue Protocol

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Last year, I was pretty jazzed about Blue Protocol. I've actually been pretty jazzed about it for a while, but last year it looked...
Grats, I guess.

The Daily Grind: Is there a popular MMORPG you’ve still never played?

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I've been playing MMORPGs so long that it's a rare title that I've never tried at all. There are tons of MMOs I've at...

Second Wind: The problem with World of Warcraft’s Dragonflight’s class design

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It's time for part two of this four part Second Wind series on revisiting World of Warcraft after many years away. In the first...

The Daily Grind: Are there any small indie MMO projects you’re cheering on?

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If making an MMORPG in today's climate is a risky proposition, it must be doubly so for small outfits with limited resources and hype....

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