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The Daily Grind: Do you have any real-life foibles you carry into MMOs?

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My husband likes to tease me because I have this thing about consumables. If I have two lotions or soaps or snacks, I am...

Lawful Neutral: Recapping the MMO industry’s legal dramas, 2021 edition

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With meatspace commitments causing no-end of stress and herculean amounts of work for me, Lawful Neutral had a bit of a slow year that...
Not the problem.

The Daily Grind: What kind of update would bring you back to a lapsed MMO?

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If the biggest thing that kept you away from Elyon was the lack of an ability to arrow things in the face, the game's most...

The Game Archaeologist: Talking 25-year-old Tibia with CipSoft

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It's not every MMORPG that can boast that it started back in the late '90s and is still going strong even today. However, Tibia...

The Daily Grind: How long do you wait to give an MMO a second chance?

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I'm a big believer in second chances with MMORPGs, because so many of my personal favorites weren't favorites right out of the game. In...

Global Chat: Does Doctor Who have a place in EVE Online?

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As we crack open another edition of Global Chat, The Ancient Gaming Noob tackled the utter weirdness that is a cross-media promotion between EVE...

The Daily Grind: What MMOs are you no longer anticipating?

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Yeah, this is going to be a hard Daily Grind to write. But there are some MMOs that have lingered so long in testing...

Massively Overthinking: The biggest 2021 MMO trainwrecks (almost) nobody noticed

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Believe it or not, we're finally almost done with our entire lineup of turn-of-the-calendar-year content and recaps and tallies. It's exhausting! But I have...

EVE Online’s surprise Doctor Who crossover event goes live

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Like it or not (and the widely shared opinion around here appears to be "not"), the crossover event between the TV series Doctor Who...
This is never happening.

Vague Patch Notes: Star Citizen is not going to live up to your dreams

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So the other day, we were reminded that Squadron 42 - which was supposed to be released back in 2014, if you can believe that...
Wrecked.

The Daily Grind: What do you think the end looks like for the ongoing Blizzard saga?

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Folks, it gives me absolutely no happiness to say this, but it's increasingly difficult to see an outcome in the ongoing Activision-Blizzard scandal where...

Perfect Ten: The best value MMOs at the start of 2022

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One of the reasons that I have been a huge fan of MMORPGs for nearly two decades now is that they offer a terrific...

The Daily Grind: Should MMO dungeon grouping tools be standard features?

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I've noticed that when the topic of LFG tools and dungeon finders for MMORPGs arises, people have... opinions. Strong, fervent, hearty opinions with chunky...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 355: All your ships are belong to us

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Justin, Colin, and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online, Lost Ark, ArcheAge, Elyon, EVE Online, and Guild Wars 2, with adventures in LOTRO, ESO, and GW2, plus mailbag topics on choice in MMOs and resurrecting Landmark.

Choose My Adventure: Elder Scrolls Online’s Blackwood has slowly hooked me

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In a landslide vote, the CMA readership said that I should press on with the Blackwood chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online. Which lead...

Fight or Kite: Twisted Metal meets Mad Max in Crossout

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Leaping over sand dunes and ramming my car into an unsuspecting opponent all while unloading my machine guns is the absolute height of car...

The Daily Grind: Will you Kickstart any MMOs in 2022?

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I Kickstarted Book of Travels a few years back, and its early access didn't quite turn out the way I hoped. It's not a...
Roar.

Wisdom of Nym: What might be next for Final Fantasy XIV post-Endwalker

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The launch content of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is finally here in its totality, and that means that it's time to start looking ahead...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most expensive MMO to play at the start of 2022?

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I'm going to introduce today's Daily Grind by saying upfront I do not know what the answer to this question is. That's because there are...
Chop chop.

The Daily Grind: Do you prefer learning or executing mechanics in MMO fights?

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When it comes to any MMO battle with mechanics more complex than, "There's a guy over there so go perform violence upon that guy,"...

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