raiding

Massively Overthinking: Problematic faves in MMOs

A while back, a reader suggested that it was impossible for a fan who loves something to recognize its shortcomings, and I was taken...
Doom approaches.

Vague Patch Notes: How time distorted what ‘hardcore’ means for WoW Classic

There's a contingent of players looking forward to the launch of World of Warcraft: Classic next week that is vocally thrilled about one...

Blizzard warns people off overcrowded WoW Classic servers (again)

You can almost hear the desperation rising in Blizzard's voice as the studio witnesses the avalanche of humanity flooding onto World of Warcraft...

Last night’s WoW Classic AMA touched on moving into Burning Crusade and Wrath

One of the, ahem, burning questions regarding World of Warcraft Classic is what Blizzard plans to do with and for those players past...

Fallout 76 opens the Vault 94 raid, Nuclear Winter Perk choices, and balance changes

It's time for Fallout 76 to grow up and get that much closer to being a real MMO. The latest patch for the...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

The Soapbox: No, the MMO genre is not dead – but it could use a little positivity

One of my favorite idioms is "dead as a doornail." It always reminds me of the time I got sent out of my 10th...
Let 'em all go to Hell except Cave 76!

Fallout 76 shows off its upcoming Vault 94 raid

It's hard to know how to feel about the preview of Fallout 76's upcoming raid on Vault 94 as a long-time MMO player....
Very mature.

WoW Classic’s PvP server community is already at war over streamers

Browsing the subreddit for World of Warcraft: Classic will pretty quickly reveal something about the community as it exists now. Specifically, a lot...
SELF-DESTRUCT

Vague Patch Notes: Lazy MMO developers don’t exist (at least not the way you’re thinking)

The other night, I was reading the Final Fantasy XIV subreddit and came across that gem of all gems for people who love...
but your acronym

Guild Wars 2 players organize a raiding tourney for August 24

Seeing player-run tourneys in Guild Wars 2 isn't exactly unusual, but this one is something a fair bit different. On August 24th, six...
Forty-six & 2

Wisdom of Nym: Speculating on Final Fantasy XIV’s YoRHa raid

When we got the Return to Ivalice and Crystal Tower raid series in Final Fantasy XIV, it was very obvious where they were...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: WoW’s anniversary editions and event speculation

Blizzard has really been pushing the whole anniversary thing for World of Warcraft hard and early this year. On the one hand, I...

WoW Classic is coming soon — here’s how to be prepared

As what looks to be the final World of Warcraft Classic pre-launch test wraps up today, Blizzard is priming fans for the...
Glitzy.

The Daily Grind: What did you once do a lot in MMOs that you don’t today?

As we grow older and go through different phases in our lives, our gaming patterns and habits change. I used to be all about...

Massively Overthinking: Morality and compelling choices in MMOs

The most recent episode of The Psychology of Video Games podcast touches on a subject we don't tackle very much: moral choices. It's...
lol so randum

Vague Patch Notes: Random thoughts on randomness in MMOs

Here's a fun little trivia fact that you probably already know: Computers can't really do randomness. A random number is usually generated by pulling...

Broke Protocol outlines work done to its backend and lays out rules for player-created content

The devs of the online city RPG Broke Protocol are very much hard at work on the game's arrival to its 1.0 update,...

RuneScape kicks off four weeks of skill-boosting bonuses with the Summer Escape

I make no secret of the fact that I dislike summer. Any season that makes me feel sweaty and gross simply for existing in...
Transformers?

Wisdom of Nym: Balance changes after Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.05

Gosh, someone really likes Monk, huh? Not only did the job already get plenty of buffs, Final Fantasy XIV gave a bunch more...

LOTRO Legendarium: A timeline of Lord of the Rings Online from 1994 to 2019

When I wrapped up writing my previous LOTRO column on the game's first year of live operation, I felt that I had left...

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