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Second Wind: Final thoughts on returning to World of Warcraft in 2024, from community to dragonriding

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At long last, we've reached the fourth and final part of my series detailing my experiences returing to World of Warcraft after six years...

Second Wind: World of Warcraft’s Dragonflight story dragonflies right off a cliff

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We come now to the third part of our four-part Second Wind series on revisiting World of Warcraft after quitting at the end of...
So, fine.

The Daily Grind: Who’s the MMO NPC you love to hate?

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I will never stop making fun of Prince Rurik in the original Guild Wars. It will simply never happen. No one else is going...
Bad dudes.

Final Fantasy XI’s developers talk about the process of creating the Voracious Resurgence

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The Voracious Resurgence was already the post-coda story content for Final Fantasy XI. After the game had already received its last story update, we...
This went over great.

Narrative director Steve Danuser quietly left World of Warcraft last fall

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It turns out that World of Warcraft's narrative director left Blizzard last November and no one said anything about it. No, that doesn't mean...

Eternal Tombs boasts that it’s ‘making the most progress’ in development over peers

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Hardcore project Eternal Tombs refuses to see itself as a weak underdog in the MMO race. As the game barrels through development, the studio...

MMO Burnout: Dramatic Labs finds the right tone for Star Trek Resurgence

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As a longtime gamer and observer of the industry, I know it can be tough to get excited about new announcements and releases. We’re...
Yeah, we're getting into the stones here.

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....
Be the first on your block to GIVE ME MONEY

Final Fantasy XI offers not one but two version updates for the month of May

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The Voracious Resurgence is wrapping up in Final Fantasy XI with the May version update... specifically, the second half of the May version update....
Forceful.

The Daily Grind: What terrible MMO story moment will never leave your mind?

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I know I can almost always make Bree giggle by talking about how my father trifles with doors. It's a Guild Wars thing. And...
And listen.

World of Warcraft looks deeper behind the scenes of Veritistrasz’s quest

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It's a bit of a shame that one of the most emotionally engaging quests in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is one of the expansion's...
Zeeeeero

Wisdom of Nym: Impressions of Final Fantasy XIV Gods Revel, Lands Tremble’s story beats

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Considering how I've had to spend my last week and change, I am really glad that this patch hit when it did. I wouldn't...
Tales of loss, and fire, and faith.

Final Fantasy XIV’s Natsuko Ishikawa discusses how the pandemic influenced Endwalker’s story

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It's been just about a year since Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker released. How's everyone doing with that story emotionally? Still crying uncontrollably when you...
Breathe a zap.

World of Warcraft covers more of the Dracthyr history with the latest installment of Legacies

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So we've had a tour through draconic history in World of Warcraft over the first couple of installments of the Legacies animated shorts. But...
Everybody dies.

WoW Factor: What was the point of Shadowlands?

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Do I have another column or two in me about World of Warcraft: Dragonflight? I mean, probably, even though we clearly have a long,...
Boredy bored bored.

DC Universe Online brings the Dark Knights episode to Nintendo Switch on April 28

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Poor Nintendo Switch players. You've been forced to sit there and watch while DC Universe Online players on PC got to experience all the...
Over and over again.

Final Fantasy XIV brings back The Maiden’s Rhapsody on April 28

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It's hard to believe that Final Fantasy XI is going to be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. (Especially if you're marking time by the...
Ending some eternity, at least.

Datamining reveals hints at the possible fate of Sylvanas in World of Warcraft’s story epilogue

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So the final cinematic for the latest raid in World of Warcraft has been seen, and we all know how that story wraps up. (If...
It's a tiny little sprout thing. It might kill you.

Final Fantasy XI looks back at developing the story for its three nation-states at launch

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It might be easy to forget with another Square-Enix MMORPG being everyone's focus in the storytelling department, but Final Fantasy XI has been doing the...

The Soapbox: SWTOR’s Legacy of the Sith is bad, but not for the reasons you’ve heard

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I've never been a big Star Wars fan, but I am a big BioWare fan, and after many failed attempts to get into the...

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