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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...
Look how they massacred my boy.

The Daily Grind: How much do you care about your MMORPG characters?

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For some people, your avatar in an MMO is a collection of stats, gear, and abilities first and foremost. They do not see their...
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...

Elite: Dangerous’ latest community goal has players siding with Eurybia Blue Mafia or the Keltim Empire

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Now that Elite: Dangerous has once more brought back community goals, it's time once again for players to pick sides to unlock rewards and...
Let the dead bury their dead, they will come out in droves.

World of Warcraft Moon Guard players finish a massive roleplaying campaign ahead of Shadowlands

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Perhaps you feel that Blizzard is either taking too long to kick off the events leading into World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. or maybe you...

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...

Book of Travels talks roleplaying, meaning, and being an ‘oasis’ in a world of frenetic Steam games

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A glossy spread in Killscreen may not be what anyone was expecting out of Might and Delight, the Swedish studio whose adorable little indie...

‘Unique social roleplaying experience’ Book of Travels begins Kickstarter

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If you've often promised that you would support online RPGs that broke from tropish traditions and took risks, well, it's time to put your...

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....

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