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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...
A new road has begun.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 369: FFXIV’s new adventure

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Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV 6.1 and housing issues, Elder Scrolls Online High Isle, RIFT's update, DDO's cat people, and Richard Garriott's NFT project, with adventures in LOTRO, ESO, DDO, No Man's Sky, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on FFXIV's adventure plates.
Space tourist. SPACE TOURIST.

Vague Patch Notes: Stop giving rich people money to make failed MMOs

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Richard Garriott has been to space. I'm going to repeat that a lot for emphasis, just because I feel like it's important. Richard Garriott...

Richard Garriott is building a blockchain MMO following the failure of Shroud of the Avatar

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Richard Garriott is working on a new MMORPG, and yes, it's filled with NFTs. Garriott, who is probably best known to mainstream gamers as the...

Shroud of the Avatar’s latest release introduces a kobold metropolis and some fresh fetid fish

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Happy 100th release of an alpha build, I guess? That's right, Shroud of the Avatar has published Release 100 to the developing MMORPG and...

Shroud of the Avatar boss claims confusion over SeedInvest: ‘I’ve done the part that I’m contractually obligated to do’

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The waters surrounding Shroud of the Avatar continue to get muddier after a letter to investors of the game from equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest...

SeedInvest tells Shroud of the Avatar investors that Portalarium eluded its accountability efforts

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Shroud of the Avatar has been a black mark on the MMORPG genre, Kickstarted MMOs, and genre founding father Richard Garriott for years, and...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0

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It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects...
Sir!

Shroud of the Avatar adds tameable lions and tigers and delicious wyvern eggs in Release 97

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If you're hungry for an egg dish in Shroud of the Avatar, why not treat yourself to one of the rarest eggs out there?...

Shroud of the Avatar opens the social hub of Castle Atos, makes decorative dread artifacts, adds fancy zombies

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There are lots of zombies in gaming. Slow ones, fast ones, ones that lumber forth with single-minded purpose, ones that explode. But have you...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott and Starr Long grant community awards and show off decor items

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Recently the devs of Shroud of the Avatar came together in a livestream to talk up the game, give away prizes, and more importantly...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: A completely accurate 10-point summary of MMO history

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History! Let's be real here, it's pretty damn boring. No one cares about it, and it all happened beforehand, so why is any of...
A journey into complexity.

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...
Space tourist. SPACE TOURIST.

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...

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