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Stars Reach’s Raph Koster argues that a persistent virtual world is ‘too powerful an idea’ to dismiss

Those watching the online gaming genre with a growing sense of dismay at everything drifting away from large, persistent MMO worlds may find solace...
So what now?

Raph Koster’s Stars Reach will offer shorter play sessions specifically to boost stickiness

Playable Worlds' lengthy blog post on Stars Reach's middle quad of pillars earlier this week wasn't long enough, or so Raph Koster suggests, as...

Raph Koster aims to make Stars Reach complex but not overcomplicated – and focused on retention

You didn't think Playable Worlds' Raph Koster was going to stop at just two pillars of design for his new sandbox MMORPG Stars Reach,...
aw hell

Massively Overthinking: How often do you play human MMO characters when you have other choices?

I've been thinking about this question a bit lately, partly owing to Stars Reach and partly to Project Gorgon. Playable Worlds says Stars Reach...

Global Chat: FFXIV rides out on the Dawntrail

The blogosphere is buzzing about the recent release of FFXIV: Dawntrail, including The Nosy Gamer, who provided some first thoughts and impressions of this...

Raph Koster lays out the (first) four pillars of design for his sandbox MMORPG Stars Reach

I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is that Raph Koster's Stars Reach is probably a good long while away...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 475: The Legend of Ralph Lobster

Justin and Bree discuss Raph Koster's Stars Reach, Final Fantasy XIV Dawntrail, Daybreak's purchase of Singularity 6 and Palia, Nexon's The First Descendant, and Guild Wars 2's housing, with a mailbag topic on the legend of Ralph Lobster.
in awe of the size of this lad

Vague Patch Notes: The stuff that has me excited about Stars Reach

Raph Koster is a smart guy. Not just an experienced one (he's that, too), but a smart one. The man knows his stuff front...

Here’s how the ‘cellular automata simulation’ in Raph Koster’s new sandbox MMORPG Stars Reach works

In the wake of the announcement of Stars Reach, Playable Worlds' Raph Koster has been making the rounds of Reddit and the gaming blogosphere...

Betawatch: Bree said if I don’t talk about Stars Reach my cats are gonna get it

No, really, I am not kidding. Bree has been freaking out nonstop since she found out literally anything about Stars Reach. It is all...

Raph Koster’s new MMORPG is called Stars Reach, and yes, it’s basically Star Wars Galaxies 2

It's June 26th, Star Wars Galaxies' 21st birthday, and I'm sitting on Google Meet talking to none other than MMORPG founding father (and SWG...