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One Shots: Fire + ice = mess

What do you get when you mix fire and ice? A steamy combination of incredible pictures... and an awful mess. Steampower Girl noticed that in...

Perfect Ten: The final minutes of beloved MMORPGs

"This is how the world ends," T S Eliot wrote in his famous poem, "not with a bang, but with a whimper." That might well...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with huge class rosters

After talking with Mark Jacobs the other week about the difficulty of balancing Camelot Unchained's 30 classes, it got my mind thinking...
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The Daily Grind: What advice would you give tanks in your MMO?

I've danced through many roles in MMOs, but the one that remains largely explored for me is that of the tank. Oh, the idea...

One Shots: Impish greetings

First contact with native tribes and species in MMOs hardly ever goes the diplomatic route; usually there's a lot of stabbing, fire-setting, plundering, and...

One Shots: Hook, line, and sinker

Personally, I don't get the appeal of fishing in MMOs, mostly because I get super-fidgety if I have to stand still in-game for long...

Global Chat: Oculus Rift, GW2’s philosophy shift, and emulator exploration

The high cost of Oculus Rift brought a lot of discussion to the MMO blogosphere recently, with writers taking sides for and against...

Star Citizen releases Alpha 2.1 with new flyable ships and player-trapping elevators

The skies are a little more crowded today in Star Citizen with the release of Alpha 2.1 to the live servers. The...

Interview: Pantheon devs on funding, Unity, and the launch window

Brad McQuaid's Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is an MMO that's suffered more than its fair share of drama and setbacks, but even detractors...

Jukebox Heroes: An MMO Halloween playlist

Halloween is upon us, that spooky and magical time of year that exists both in real life and in many of our MMOs. While...

TERA replaces new player zone, offers returning vets a helping hand

How do you feel when your MMO completely redoes its newbie experience? That's a question that TERA players are going to have to ask themselves...

Daybreak might bring back 1997 tank shooter Tanarus [Updated: Nope]

One of the oldest online shooters could be facing a resurrection in the near future. On an EverQuest II stream last week, Daybreak mentioned that...

Gamerz for Gamerz invites MMOers to a haunted Halloween party

Are you searching for a real-world community to bolster your MMORPG experience, something that's still around after your favorite game is gone or over?

Why I Play: Final Fantasy XIV

We used to do a column called Why I Play on Massively-that-was, and while I didn't originally plan on rezzing it here today, I did...

PAX Prime 2015: Devilian reveals founder packs

At PAX Prime last night, Trion announced founder packs for its upcoming OARPG import, Devilian. The cheapest bundle, at $49.99, includes beta...

The Soapbox: These three MMOs deserve a do-over

Wouldn't it be cool if every MMORPG that failed to reach its potential were granted some sort of do-over? We've seen it happen once, with...

The Game Archaeologist: Microsoft’s Mythica

While Microsoft may be the big cheese when it comes to operating systems and worldwide domination, for whatever reason the company has the...

One Shots: First steps into a greater world

Do you miss Vanguard? It's been a while now since that particular fantasy world closed its doors to players, but warm memories of...

Perfect Ten: Clever features that should be in more MMOs

MMOs are built on the backs of many interlocking systems, some more crucial to the experience than others. While I have great appreciation for...

Visionary Realms adds three Pantheon devs

Brad McQuaid's dev team for Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen just got a little bit bigger. A post on the game's forum...

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