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Shroud of the Avatar plots more tutorials, new treasure maps, and more Episode 2 content in 2023

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Shroud of the Avatar has laid out a course for 2023, with a roadmap of planned updates to quests, features, and communication for the...

The Daily Grind: What MMO hill would you die on?

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As this is the internet, everyone is absolutely required to have an opinion on everything. There are degrees of conviction, of course, and how...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v6.0

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And that's a wrap on this year in history! While everyone says farewell to 2022, here at TGA we're always looking way back at...
Run! They've got a New World in the sidecar!

End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2022

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I might be biased - by which I mean I am definitely biased - but 2022 was a year of big stories and big...
Hey. I got a ball.

End-of-Year Eleven: The Biggest MMO Surprises of 2022

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All right, 2022, you are officially no longer allowed to surprise us any more because we're doing the end-of-year thing now and that means...

Shroud of the Avatar is in the ‘home stretch’ for R106 recovery efforts, but gold returns will come up short

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Catnip Games is still recovering from Shroud of the Avatar's disastrous Release 106 update, but the team is reportedly in the "home stretch" of...
yay sure

Shroud of the Avatar developers address Release 106’s issues and the massive rollback

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Over the course of October, we've been chronicling Shroud of the Avatar's problem-laden launch of Release 106. The update had technical issues that kept...
Tumble.

Vague Patch Notes: Finger-pointing in the MMO and multiplayer games industry

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I know for a fact that I've already made the joke at this point about how Babylon's Fall just straight-up Babylon Fell, but the...
Pay to lose.

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that went through complete technical clownshows

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I've gone on record multiple times to state that when you get right down to it, MMOs look pretty darn complicated. There are a...

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Ultima Online

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Last week in The Game Archaeologist, we traced the history of Ultima Online’s origin, development, and testing -- not to mention one pesky in-game...
getty

Vague Patch Notes: The MMORPG industry shockwaves that still reverberate

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A thought occurred to me the other day regarding World of Warcraft and the way that it deformed the MMO industry: People who are...

The Game Archaeologist: How Ultima Online got made

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You know how there’s that yokel in every global chat channel that likes to troll players by claiming that World of Warcraft was the...
Shame, shame, shame.

Richard Garriott’s NFT MMO has a website and a name: Iron and Magic

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You may remember that space tourist Richard Garriott, fresh off the utter collapse of Shroud of the Avatar, had threatened us all with another...
yay sure

Shroud of the Avatar talks about ending contests and moving to a new Unity 2021 build

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Last week saw Shroud of the Avatar fire up another livestream featuring several of the devs and Richard Garriott in attendance, and most of...
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: MMOs that have fallen to the dark side of cryptocurrency

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Here's an interesting point that's worth considering: For all the talk about cryptocurrencies, NFTs, the metaverse, and other Web3 buzzwords being the future of...

Colony sandbox MMO SEED raises another $41M in investment, partly from a blockchain company

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Way back in 2017, we learned about a then-new SpatialOS MMORPG called SEED from Klang Games. SEED was supposed to be a colony-centered sandbox...

These are the online gaming companies supporting reproductive choice and healthcare for workers

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When news of the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade in the United first leaked in early May, so few games companies spoke up...
Boredom McScamhour

Shroud of the Avatar lets you process the heck out of new fetid fish types

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Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever been playing Shroud of the Avatar and found yourself with an inventory downright overflowing in...

The Daily Grind: Are you sick of crypto and NFT crap in MMOs?

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Yesterday, our genre's core subreddit floated a poll to subbers about whether or not crypto and NFT game threads should be characterized as scammy...

Global Chat: Who gets to decide what is ‘fun’ in MMORPGs?

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In a thought-provoking essay, MMO blog Parallel Context wrestled with the question, "Who gets to decide what is fun in multiplayer games?" This is...

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