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The Daily Grind: Do you want to see hygiene monitors in MMOs?

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I'm talking about in-game character hygiene monitors, mind you. Presumably you can monitor your own real-life hygiene. I don't know, I'm not your mom. We...
Oh no.

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has an esports push but really, really shouldn’t?

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Our long-time readers will know that I consider esports as anything but a net benefit for games, the video game industry in general, and...

Global Chat: Is Dragonflight living up to expectations?

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While first impressions are all well and good, the mark of a solid MMO release is whether or not it can sustain interest and...

The Daily Grind: Have you tried anything new in MMOs since January 1?

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Not to be too mean to January, but it always feels like a month that's a hangover from the holiday excesses of the last...

Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s Necrom is more fanservice, but I don’t hate it

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In my last column covering Elder Scrolls Online, I came to two conclusions based on the very rocky year of 2022 for the game:...
But what awaits...

Vague Patch Notes: Floaty, samey, and janky – a treasury of MMO terms for bad combat

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Any time you bring up The Secret World or Secret World Legends's bland, floaty combat, at least one person is going to chime in...

The Daily Grind: Is there anything in an MMO that makes you irrationally angry?

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So a few weeks back, I decided I was tired of flipping back and forth between my Lord of the Rings Online client and...

Massively Overthinking: What will be your three most-played MMOs in 2023?

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Last week in Massively Overthinking, we discussed our three most-played MMOs of 2022 - and whether we'd guessed right at the top of that...
Darn it.

The Soapbox: Comparing the monetization of physical and digital card games

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Earlier this week, we reported on the recent Blizzard survey about a possible Hearthstone sub. When I read the news, I almost choked on...
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: Brian Birmingham’s ousting and the ever-deepening rot at Blizzard

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Talking about this company is always so exhausting, but let's do a quick recap: Brian Birmingham was, up until recently, one of the top...

V Rising celebrates 3M sales since early access as players await its delayed content update

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Vampire survival MMO V Rising is apparently still gathering all the monies and sales: Stunlock Studios just sent 'round the announcement that it's now...
All right, you live your truth.

The Daily Grind: How open are you with people you know in your MMO of choice?

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When I was growing up back in the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, everyone was wildly adamant about being safe on the internet....

Old School RuneScape releases its Wilderness boss rework and moves forward with skill polling

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The Wilderness of Old School RuneScape is going to be very different for those looking to challenge its bosses as this week saw the...
Fighty fight fight.

Perfect Ten: Tutorial topics every MMO really needs to cover

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Tutorials are important in MMOs. No MMO has a great one, unfortunately. I don't just mean in the cases where returning players could use...

Blizzard polls players about a Hearthstone sub as it scales back esports

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We begin this article by noting right up front that Blizzard is terribly fond of floating bad ideas in surveys and then saying, Ha...

The Daily Grind: Are older MMOs intimidating for their mountains of content?

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When's the best time to jump head-first into an MMORPG? That is a surprisingly tricky question when you actually consider it. Be an early...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 406: Ulduar and Umbar

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Justin and Bree discuss Blizzard vs. NetEase and the demise of WoW China, Wrath Classic, FFXIV 6.3, and LOTRO's 2023 roadmap, with adventures in LOTRO and ESO, plus a mailbag topic on the future of Blizzard.

Choose My Adventure: Landing on a stable character in the original Guild Wars

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Last week in Choose My Adventure, Nightfall proved to be the more suitable starting experience for classic Guild Wars. This week, the Dervish won...

Pirates weep as Skull and Bones issues automatic PlayStation refunds

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Just a few weeks after Ubisoft sank the hopes of every player who was hoping to finally get their hands on Skull and Bones...

The Daily Grind: What crap is in your MMO inventory right now that you can’t bring yourself to delete?

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I'm not big on hoarding useless things, but I fully admit that in Lord of the Rings Online, I can't bring myself to get...

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