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Battle Bards Episode 231: Caravan Stories Part 2

Returning to the fertile soundtrack of Caravan Stories, Syl and Syp are rejoined by Steff to give us a fresh take! It’s another journey...

Emmy-winning composer Russell Brower talks about making Tarisland’s soundtrack

Whatever concerns or qualms you might have about Tencent's upcoming Tarisland, the soundtrack shouldn't be one of them. That's because the game signed on...

Skull & Bones offers free trial as its middling reviews tread water

Even though the swashbuckling era of Skull & Bones is finally among us after numerous delays doesn't mean that it's smooth sailing for Ubisoft's...

EverQuest II begins selling level 125 boost bundles

There's a new way to skip over levels and jet right to the top in EverQuest II -- provided that you have the disposable...

Lost Ark discusses designing the lore, sound, and systems of the Voldis region

The month of December was all about Voldis for Lost Ark players, as the new continent and its various features dropped on fans of...

The MOP Up: Magic Awakened deepens the mystery of Hogsmeade

Harry Potter: Magic Awakened rolled out its January patch with a new seasonal chapter, Luna Lovegood card, and a gauntlet mode to try. "Continue the...
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EverQuest II releases dank normal-fi game soundtracks for you to relax and study to on music services

It's a known fact that the music in several MMORPGs is a certified bop, and we even have a whole column that exists solely...

Catch up on Battle Bards’ MMO music podcast from 2023

It may not happen every day, but when a new Battle Bards episode drops into your podcast notifications, you know you're in for a...

Jukebox Heroes: A yuletide soundtrack for a gaming holiday

The winter night hushed to a halt to allow the wind to whisper. "Take heart, my friends," she crooned over snow-capped hills and frozen...

New World takes a moment to discuss music design and its impact on the MMO in a video

The latest Forged in Aeternum episode is for the audiophiles out there. The most recent video digest from New World brings together audio lead...
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End-of-Year Eleven: The best MMO expansions and updates of 2023

If you want to look at the overall health of the MMORPG industry, one vital heartbeat that must not be missed is continual development....

Battle Bards Episode 230: The music of Palia

Ready to get your cozy on? Syp and Syl take you into the relatively new life sim Palia to explore its down-home-on-the-player-farm tunes. Is...

LOTRO Legendarium: Six very tiny LOTRO details that I love

It's a sign that you're a passionate fan of a franchise when you get so familiar with the source material that small details delight...
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The MOP Up: How about Final Fantasy XI’s new Vana’Bout?

Final Fantasy XI had a busy week with a November patch, that "includes changes to foes in Normal and Intense Ambuscades, a new battlefield...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard Of: Astral Ascent, Stalcraft, High Energy Heroes

Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMOs and MMO-adjacent multiplayer titles you've (probably) never heard of! Astral Ascent - The team at France-based Hibernian...

Battle Bards Episode 229: Caravan Stories Part 1

Come along for a trundling trip through the countryside with Caravan Stories, a 2017-era MMO that charmed Syl so much that she demanded they...

The MOP Up: DCUO talks about its creative process

DC Universe Online Narrative Designer Lynnea Glasser recently sat down for an interview about the creative process behind the MMORPG and its new Justice...
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Lost Ark shows off how it designs horror bosses with a look at Akkan

There are lots of enemies in Lost Ark because if you don't have hordes of foes to chew through like snack chips, what are...

Indie MMORPG Monsters & Memories says its proof of concept is 70% complete

The crew at Niche Worlds Cult took to Reddit this week to make a case for Monsters & Memories, the charming throwback MMORPG that...

The MOP Up: Aion Classic finally gets its delicious revenge

Aion Classic unleashed Update 2.4: Stormwing's Revenge on its servers this past week: "Get ready to battle Stormwing and defeat Yamennes to loot heroic...