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Take part in a flying raid with Icarus Online

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Even if they share common lineage, MMOs must have a distinctive angle or face death by mediocrity. For the upcoming Icarus Online, that...

Destiny’s House of Wolves expansion launches May 19th

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Destiny fans ready for a new expansion after last December's The Dark Below have to wait until only May 19th for the release...

DCUO returns to the Halls of Power with its next update

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With DC Universe Online's sped-up content delivery schedule, players fresh off of the munitions update now can look forward to a...

RIFT’s Echoes of Madness update arrives on April 15

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RIFT players salivating for Update 3.2 won't have much longer to go: Trion Worlds announced that Echoes of Madness will be...

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...

Sci-fi shooter Project Genom begins alpha testing

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Why can't intergalactic colonization ever go smoothly? There always seems to be at least one continent-shattering war that has to happen before the first...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Four fabulous Guild Wars 2 vistas worth visting

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Guild Wars 2 makes me tick because the creatives at ArenaNet have laid such a unique and amazingly vast world at my character's feet,...
Explode everywhere.

WildStar shows off its next raid, Initialization Core Y-83

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WildStar is bringing a new raid into the game, Initialization Core Y-83, and it's pretty different from its previous raids. Not fond...

Global Chat: Are MMO players too mean to game developers?

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Is it too easy to forget that MMOs, like all video games, are made by people just like you and I? Belghast over at...
What's that saying about diving into the past because the present is less interesting?

RIFT chronicles the remaking of the Hammerknell raid

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If you came into RIFT late in its life cycle, you missed Hammerknell. If you weren't raiding when Hammerknell was super relevant to...

Marvel Heroes adds AXIS raid

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Gazillion says that Marvel Heroes was the first online action RPG to featuring raiding, and it's following that up with a new...

Destiny fixes raid bugs, balances strike difficulty

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Both raids and strikes lie heavily upon the minds of Destiny's development team as it prepares a number of fixes in the...

RIFT turns a raid into an instant adventure playground

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Raids are usually the purview of, y'know, raiders in MMOs, which is unfortunate as much of the game's population won't get to see all...

Massively Overthinking: Crowd control in MMORPGs

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Today's Kickstarter-begotten Massively Overthinking question arrives from donor Ravenwynd, who writes, I love control type characters in mmos. City of Heroes' Mind Controller...

10 ways MMOs have changed the real world for the better

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Are MMOs pointless time-wasters, the bread and circuses of the modern era, or do they make positive, meaningful contributions to the real world? Well,...

EverQuest II cuts expansions, debuts DLCs with Rum Cellar

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With everything that has happened over the last couple of months, players are understandably curious and concerned about of the future of Daybreak...
And it burns, burns, burns.

Five players clear most of WoW’s current high-end raid

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How many players does it take to clear a high-end raid in World of Warcraft? If you said "20," you would be correct...

Guild Chat: The top five ingredients in every great guild

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Welcome to Guild Chat, my comfortable little corner of Massively Overpowered in which I dissect the inner workings and tricky politics associated with...
ArcheAge dolphin

Lost Continent: ArcheAge’s dolphingate was much ado about nothing

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I'd like to play devil's advocate about this whole ArcheAge dolphingate thing. First, though, let me start with a disclaimer. If you've read...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: The design slide from start to present

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After more than a decade of operation, a curious thing has happened to World of Warcraft: It's circled back around on an awful...

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