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Guild Wars 2 offers free promotional items as part of Suicide Prevention Month

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September is Suicide Prevention Month, which is not really an event that you celebrate in the conventional sense. It's an event worthy of note, however,...
Yes... the island.

Temtem adds in the Kisiwa island tomorrow

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It's time to make some friends in Temtem with the next major update coming tomorrow. Not just because players will be tasked...

The Soapbox: No, forced grouping in MMOs isn’t ‘social’

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Thinking back to high school, I'm awash in memories of the many deep, meaningful relationships that spawned as a result of being forced to...
I was never really here.

Former World of Warcraft developer Ghostcrawler weighs in on Mike Morhaime’s ‘social glue’ discussion

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So you remember Mike Morhaime's kind of nonsensical comments that treated "social" as the equivalent to "forced grouping" from a couple days ago,...
SO LONELY, SO LONELY, SO LONELY ♪

The Daily Grind: Which MMO is the loneliest one to play?

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Social interactions are an important part of MMOs, but not every single MMO is hopping with players at all times. Sometimes you're alone, like...
I've got a lot of problems with you people!

The Daily Grind: What’s the most awkward moment you’ve ever stumbled into in an MMO?

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Sometimes I feel disappointed that despite 16 years spent playing MMOs, I have never once stumbled into public ERP. Despite the reputations of places like...

‘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...
I don't even know.

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite way to show off in an MMO?

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It's a holiday here in the United States, and more specifically it's a holiday we usually celebrate by blowing things up in colorful displays...
Bap-a-dap-daaaa, daaa, dap-a-bap-daaaaaa ~♪

The Daily Grind: How do you take time off from an MMO?

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Sometimes you need a break. That's natural; no matter how much you might like Neverwinter or World of Warcraft or EVE...
Vorp?

The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO social hangout?

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There was always something happening in Pocket D in City of Heroes. You can expect to see people talking it up in Deep...
I'm not exaggerating when I say that I had Highmountain unlocked without any intent of ever using it.

The Daily Grind: Is zone-wide chat a good thing for MMOs?

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The first MMO I ever played was Final Fantasy XI, which meant that I got used to the idea of having no zone-wide...
LET US TEAM

Overwatch is adding LFG functions, player endorsements (plus a major Symmetra rework)

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Acknowledging players who do well in Overwatch is a big part of what keeps players in the game, and to that end the...
Hey, it's okay.

The Daily Grind: How important is your MMO circle of friends to enjoying the game?

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I've been fortunate, over the past couple of years, to make some really good friends in MMOs. Those friends are not the reason why...
Looks like home.

The Daily Grind: Have you done socially unacceptable things in MMOs?

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There are two sorts of cheating in MMOs. One of them, which is outright hacking the game, is capital-b Bad. Back in the days...
So... this is a thing.

Choose My Adventure: Many kinds of lost in Shroud of the Avatar

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One of the first things I did in Shroud of the Avatar was get kind of lost. The last week's activities were largely...
Gosh, I love farming.

Destiny 2 lets players visit a nice farm upstate very briefly tonight

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The Destiny 2 beta on PC has thus far allowed you to explore things like "shooting" and "further shooting" and "yet more shooting,...
It never ends.

The Daily Grind: Have people ever kept you away from an MMO?

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There are a few times in my life where I've stopped playing MMOs not because I'm tired of the game, but because of the...
This game really provides no shortage of illustrations we need for this.

The Daily Grind: Do MOBAs and shooters compare with modern MMORPGs when it comes to social play?

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Last month in an Overthinking topic, Massively OP's Andrew Ross issued what I thought was a provocative opinion: "I'd argue Heroes of the Storm,...
You have been removed.

The Daily Grind: What inspires you to ignore another player in an MMO?

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For a variety of reasons, I do not have the ability to remove people from the universe at a whim. I cannot simply make...

EVE Evolved: Can EVE be played casually?

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We've heard a lot recently about huge territorial wars raging in EVE Online with thousands of pilots taking part, which some consider to be the...

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