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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...

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 original Guild Wars release, later redubbed as Guild Wars: Prophecies? The Prince Rurik fight works. Yes, these are spoilers for...

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...
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,...

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...
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...
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...
And here, we see yet another thing thrown away for no damn reason.

Storyboard: Exploring religion in MMOs

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One of the things I wanted to do in bringing back Storyboard was to expand a little bit beyond just roleplaying to the...
Just play along.

Storyboard: Stop whining and accept your MMO plotline

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I'm going to let you in on a very big and also very obnoxious secret. All right? No one is going to like hearing...
We know what we know.

Storyboard: On the art of verisimilitude in MMO roleplaying

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Those of you who remember this column from Massively-that-was are invited to take a shot, as was the running joke. Because it turned...
lizert

Storyboard: Can you diverge from lore in MMORPG roleplaying?

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All right, this is new for me because most of my titles do not contain dirty lies right in the question used to kick...
tappa tappa tappa

Storyboard: What makes an MMORPG a good home for roleplaying?

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Guess who's back. I gave Star Wars: The Old Republic a lot of grief over the course of 2018 for the fact that its server...

Hyperspace Beacon: SWTOR, a roleplay community divided

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Much praise and hatred have been tossed at Star Wars: The Old Republic for its decision to focus more heavily on...

Roleplay-centric Project Oasis World fails to fund

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It has certainly been a rough summer for Kickstarter MMORPGs. On the heel of a pair of failed projects from last week comes...

Hyperspace Beacon: Making roleplay events deeper in SWTOR (or any other MMORPG)

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From time to time, I like to break from talking about the latest news from Star Wars: The Old Republic to talk about...

Impressions of Project Gorgon from an Asheron’s Call player

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It's finally time for me talk about Project Gorgon as a released product. As you might have guessed, I was avoiding the game prior to...

The Daily Grind: How important is roleplaying to MMORPGs?

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It's not exactly a secret that one of my first loves in any MMORPG is roleplaying. The whole reason I have multiple alts in...

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