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Perfect Ten: A sampler of crowdfunded MMOs and how they’re doing

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I've gone on the record many a time as being deeply suspicious of Kickstarter and crowdfunding when it comes to MMOs. There are reasons...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 94 adds zone-wide vendor listings, new patterns, and fishing changes

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The latest release for Shroud of the Avatar appears to be mostly aimed at the crafters, the gatherers, and the shoppers. For the shoppers,...
Huh. That... huh.

Shroud of the Avatar fixes loot imbalances and puts an end to slippery overworld maps

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There are a number of descriptors MMORPG devs would like to hear about their game world's maps. Things like "gorgeous," "lush," "expansive," or "interesting."...

Shroud of the Avatar addresses ‘dozens of errors’ in latest patch

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Release 93 of Shroud of the Avatar apparently didn't arrive without some bugs in it. That seems to be par for the course for...

Shroud of the Avatar adds two new adventures for Episode 2 access holders in latest release

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So a bit of good news: Shroud of the Avatar has added some new Adventure scenes with Release 93. The bad news: This content...

Shroud of the Avatar revamps potions, adds new UI features, and brings new crafting recipes in Release 92

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Whether you knock back refreshing potions, look at UI elements, or craft things, there's a little something for you in Release 92 of Shroud...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott is joining an expedition to locate a sunken ship

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He's been to the North Pole. He's been to space. He's been to the depths of the ocean. He's been everywhere but in the...

Shroud of the Avatar fixes ‘several mount issues’ and closes an overly lucrative item sale loop

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There are some bug fixes that have been applied to Shroud of the Avatar, which normally wouldn't really be something that lands in our...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 91 introduces crates as daily questgivers

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The crates are talking to you in Shroud of the Avatar. Whispering desires into your ear. Compelling you to complete their tasks and promising...

Desert Oasis: Why Black Desert Online is my favorite MMO

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It's crazy how fast two years go by, but it's how long I've been running this column. I've interviewed the lead producer Jaehee Kim,...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 90 introduces stat-boosting Imbued Gems and Jewels

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Do you like slotting watered-down Infinity Stones into your equipment as a means to incrementally adjust your character's stats by the barest of measurements,...

Shroud of the Avatar adds young fish, expands The Rise, and opens the Obsidian Panopticon

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It's been a little while since we had a peek on what's happening to Shroud of the Avatar, so allow us a moment to...

The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s April Fools dungeon

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April Fools Day may be past, but its spirit lives on in Neverwinter! This past week's small patch opened up a mini-dungeon for goofy...

Massively Uplifting: Love and generosity in Sea of Thieves, Guild Wars 2, SOTA, and more

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February is often known as the commercialized month of love (Happy Hallmark Day!), but that doesn't mean there wasn't genuine love abounding throughout the...

Shroud of the Avatar improves crafting as Richard Garriott dives to the bottom of the ocean

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We'll go ahead and get this out of the way first: MMO developer Richard Garriott dived to the bottom of the Mariana Trench today....

Shroud of the Avatar is introducing another revamp to food and drink buffs in Release 87

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Cast your minds back to September of last year, when Shroud of the Avatar announced plans to change the way food and drink buffs...

Shroud of the Avatar adds two new community events and makes its fishing tourney a monthly event

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Even if I'm side-eyeing the heck out of Shroud of the Avatar, I do have to give a smile and a nod to the...

Shroud of the Avatar brings a new scene, buff-providing statues, and quality-of-life features in Release 86

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Most of the recent news out of Shroud of the Avatar has been leading up to this point: the launch of Release 86, which...

Shroud of the Avatar announces plans to make public cache chests bigger and fancier

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Have you really had a good, long, hard think about what your Shroud of the Avatar public cache chest says about your player-owned town...

Shroud of the Avatar unveils plans to open up more gear pattern customization options

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Look good, feel good. That most certainly applies when it comes to your avatar in MMORPGs, but perhaps Avatars in Shroud of the Avatar...

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