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WildStar roleplayers open and develop a socially-minded rogue server called Genesis Prime

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For the past few years we've been peeking in with hopeful looks at Nexus Forever, the rogue server project for WildStar that we first...

Some Assembly Required: Grand Theft Online roleplay is a tough nut to crack

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A few months ago, I discovered the world of Red Dead Online roleplay. The possibility of interacting with other players and discovering mechanics in...

DragonCon 2023: Costumes and cosplay were a treat

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A key component of Halloween is the tradition of dressing up as favorite characters, be they from folklore, history, literature, media, or even every...

Rockstar absorbs platform behind Red Dead Online and GTA Online’s modded roleplay servers

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This is either great news or terrible news for players of Red Dead Online and Grand Theft Auto Online: Cfx.re, the platform that lets...
Yeah, we're getting into the stones here.

Storyboard: Managing the escalating stakes in MMO storytelling

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Everyone who has at least passing familiarity with stories, whether they be in MMOs or elsewhere, roleplayed or canonical, realizes that stories need stakes....
Real enough.

Storyboard: When is an MMO story ‘real’?

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So we've had some fun with talking about MMO stories that are player-driven and MMO stories that are pre-scripted. Both of them have advantages...
Kitty!

Storyboard: Pros and cons for scripted narrative stories in MMOs

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Last week, we looked at the pros and cons for stories in MMOs that were purely player-driven, or at least using player actions and...
Zooming to the same dang nonsense.

Storyboard: Pros and cons for purely player-driven story experiences in MMOs

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What is the right way to tell a story in an MMO? That is a silly question, like asking what the right way is...
WHAT DO WE

Storyboard: The fatal flaw of overreaching villain plans in MMOs plotlines

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So the other day, a friend and I were talking about villainous schemes in MMO storylines. Specifically, we were talking about why World of...
Should or shouldn't?

Storyboard: The back-and-forth of roleplaying

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The other night (Tuesday), I had a pretty terrible roleplaying experience. I don't want to go into too much detail, only note that it...

Afrofantasy MMO The Wagadu Chronicles hits Kickstarter target, adds navigation stretch goal

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Earlier this week, we covered the launch of the Kickstarter for a new MMO The Wagadu Chronicles. Built by diversity-minded developer Twin Drums and...

MUD network and roleplaying repository Skotos celebrates 20th anniversary with retirement

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While many old-school MMORPG players came from MUDs, I didn't: I didn't even know they existed until several years into playing Ultima Online and...

Riot Games-backed afrofantasy MMO The Wagadu Chronicles just went live on Kickstarter

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MMO developer Alexander Zacherl kindly put this game on our radar today, and it couldn't be more timely, given that this summer's swelling of...
Burnsauce.

Storyboard: Making fights matter in MMOs (and in roleplay)

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You know what's fascinating about the originalĀ Guild Wars release, later redubbed asĀ Guild Wars: Prophecies? The Prince Rurik fight works. Yes, these are spoilers for a...

EverQuesting: Building a story brought me back to EverQuest II

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Before we start: Yes, I know about the Daybreak news. And yes, I have some thoughts and questions about it. I considered tossing aside...
Plole ray.

Storyboard: The future of MMO roleplaying in the new decade

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Here we are in a brand-new decade! (If you feel the urge to pedantically correct this, you are wrong, it's a new decade, hush...

Massively Overthinking: The one about MMO roleplay servers

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An MOP reader named Thierry recently pointed us to a brewing storm in the World of Warcraft Classic community: In a nutshell, the server...
Courting.

Fallout 76 players have put a fellow player on trial for raiding

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A dangerous raider has been captured after an assault on a raiding facility, which raises the question of what should be done with him....
Oh, this... keeps my feelings where they were before, really.

Global Chat: MMO roleplaying explained for the rest of us

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Game designer Brian Green has been on a writing streak as of late with a whole series of blog posts about roleplaying in MMORPGs....
Level out.

Storyboard: Never forget that all MMO lore is made up

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Let's take a trip back to the dewy slopes of June 2006, when Chris Metzen addressed the question of how the lore of the...

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