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Perfect Ten: Important features MMOs lacked at launch

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Every MMO represents a journey, starting with an idea, progressing to a fledgling beta, launching as a production title, and growing thereafter. All of the...
GTA Online

The Daily Grind: Are you playing GTA Online?

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I've been playing GTA V an absurd amount since Monday. It's basically two games, though, which is problematic for an already overloaded schedule. I...
ArcheAge

Leaderboard: Which style of MMO PvP do you prefer?

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MMO PvP comes in a lot of different flavors, and while all of them involve sticking the pointy end into the other man to...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Exclusive Guild Wars 2 Maguuma Hylek interview

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I had the pleasure of chatting with Scott McGough, a Guild Wars 2 narrative designer who is currently working hard on Heart of Thorns content, about...

The Daily Grind: Do you plan ahead in your MMOs?

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I am a horrible, horrible chess player. It's not that I don't understand the game or have the mind for basic strategies but that...

Jukebox Heroes: The Crew’s soundtrack

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Sometimes the best soundtracks are hiding where you least expect them. Though perhaps I shouldn't be that surprised that The Crew has an impressive score....

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 10

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Justin, Bree, and guests Ben and Tyler discuss WoW tokens, DCUO, Neverwinter's Minsc & Boo patch, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls Online, Wurm Online, and WildStar.

Hyperspace Beacon: Five things you should know about Ziost before SWTOR Update 3.2

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Shortly after Star Wars: The Old Republic launched, I was a part of a group of players asked which planet they would like to see...

The Daily Grind: What old MMO feature deserves to make a comeback?

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Today's Daily Grind comes to us from Kickstarter donor Diskonekted, who asks one of the genre's million-dollar questions: What features or technology from older MMOs are...

Sword and Bored: Encumbrance

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Mo discovers that cognitive dissonance is required to make sense of MMO encumbrance systems.
Running toward the blue sky.

Wisdom of Nym: What we now know about Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

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I honestly hadn't expected to learn quite this much about Heavensward this soon. I don't know why I hadn't expected this, to be fair;...
IMPASSIONED SHOUTING

Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade shows off its ork leader

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Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade has revealed the leader of the game's Orks, to the extent that the Orks can really have a leader, and...
Syrio Forel

The Daily Grind: Would you play a Game of Thrones MMO?

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Did you watch Game of Thrones last night? I didn't. I'll get around to it eventually, though, I'm sure. How about a Game of...

MMO Mechanics: How strong communities are barriers-to-exit

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MMOs occupy a unique position in our game libraries because they include a wide range of clever mechanics that keep us logging in day...
It was kind of mostly satisfying at the time, anyway.

The Daily Grind: What sort of characters do you have a tendency to play?

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As a roleplayer, I have a lot of different character types that I've played, lots of different archetypes and the like. However, taking any...

The Game Archaeologist: Roleplaying dreams in Underlight

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After years of digging into the field of classic MMOs, I know there aren't too many undiscovered titles that haven't been brought to my attention...

The Daily Grind: What promised yet undelivered feature sticks in your craw?

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There are few things more annoying than a developer promoting an upcoming feature or change and then never delivering on it. Four expansions later,...

The Soapbox: The trap of the I-win button

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This guest Soapbox was commissioned through Massively Overpowered's Kickstarter campaign and is authored by a longtime reader named Syndar. The opinions here represent the views of...
ArcheAge

Lost Continent: Looking ahead to ArcheAge’s Dread Prophecies patch

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Did you miss the latest ArcheAge livestream featuring the Trion dev team? It was a biggun, and it contained quite a lot of information relative to the...
Ultima Online

The Daily Grind: Are MMOs becoming outpaced by tech?

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Whenever I talk about Ultima Online to someone who wasn't there when it was a big thing, I admit to feeling as if I...

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