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Massively Overthinking: Graceful MMO free-to-play transitions

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In honor of WildStar's free-to-play transition this week, Massively Overthinking is about to overthink the very best F2P transitions ever. Even if you don't...

Jukebox Heroes: Your top 20 favorite MMO soundtracks

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I've been a sneaky columnist, my friends. Oh yes I have. In my last Jukebox Heroes I posted my top six favorite MMO soundtracks,...

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite tale from the olden days of MMOs?

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I have a notoriously poor memory for anything that happened more than five years ago. I might not have even been alive, for as...

The Daily Grind: What would you do to ‘fix’ Champions Online?

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Whether it's good news or weird news or bad news or bad news that belatedly turns into good news, any post about Champions Online inevitably...

One Shots: Blown away by a kiss

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First of all, thank you to everyone who heeded the call for more screenshot submissions! I know you all love sharing those in the...

One Shots: Pin-up calendar

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Here's an interesting idea: using screenshots to make a calendar! Reader Elana was part of a team that did just that in The Secret World:...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMO prison?

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Fictional prisons can be pretty fascinating to explore in books and video games. I've noticed that pretty much every MMO has at least one...

Marvel Heroics: My Marvel Heroes wish list

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If there's one constant in the gaming universe, it's that every MMO player has a wish list. It's almost impossible to spend any length...
Wow, positive.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMO futures that never were

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One of the things I spend a lot of time thinking about is Operation Unthinkable. For those of you who don't feel like clicking...

Perfect Ten: Clever features that should be in more MMOs

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MMOs are built on the backs of many interlocking systems, some more crucial to the experience than others. While I have great appreciation for...

One Shots: Holding a torch for City of Heroes

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No, you're not seeing yet another ancient screenshot from the late, great City of Heroes. No, this is something far more recent and special....
You made it sing, all right.

Paragon Chat sees 200 concurrent users at peak

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Paragon Chat is not the City of Heroes revival that everyone wants, obviously, but it is a chance to walk around, chat, and enjoy...

The Daily Grind: What’s the best storyline in an MMO?

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Story is a polarizing word to MMO players: Either you love it or hate it, or maybe you just think it stinks or isn't...

City of Titans demos its costume-making process

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Every superhero worth her or his salt knows that it's the costume that makes the hero. Well, that and a heapload of mutant powers,...

Massively Overthinking: Random encounters in MMORPGs

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This week's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter donor TheChiHawk, and it's coming from an unusually not-so-massive corner of gamesdom for us: Are...

City of Titans development finally ‘on track’

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"The shadow of doubt has passed, and the state of the game is strong," City of Titans President Nathaniel Downes trumpets in his newest...

City of Heroes is returning… as a chat client

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The dream of seeing City of Heroes reborn is still just that -- a dream. But through the hard efforts of fans of the...

One Shots: Primitive GPS

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There's no shame in being lost, especially if your MMO doesn't include an on-screen map. Anyone remember the olden days of using graph paper...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven MMOs operating on borrowed time

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Most everyone who knows me well will acknowledge that I'm not generally a cynical, dark person. I'm not rooting for games to fail, for...

Global Chat: Blizzard’s war on flying

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How is the MMO blogging community reacting to Blizzard's proclamation that flying mounts are grounded -- perhaps permanently -- in World of Warcraft? In...

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