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WoW Classic’s Wrath of the Lich King launch dumped people into the sea – if they made it past the towering queues

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Even though Blizzard opened the doors to WoW Classic's Wrath of the Lich King expansion slightly ahead of schedule last night, that was about...
Cool.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic is live now

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No king rules forever, folks... unless that king rules and then stops ruling and then someone decides to plop him back on the throne...
Kershadow

Wisdom of Nym: Sorting through Final Fantasy XIV’s current balance state

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So right now, some jobs in Final Fantasy XIV are performing better than others. In other news, water retains its moisturizing properties. Early reports...

Raph ‘Designer Dragon’ Koster reminisces 25 years of Ultima Online

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While our own Game Archaeologist columnist Justin offered a retrospective of Ultima Online (and its alt ruleset server New Legacy was delayed into next...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs push players through different content types?

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MOP reader Slava recently wrote to us with an interesting question about wildly different content types and the MMOs that either nudge or force...

Global Chat: Warming up to story-driven MMORPGs

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Do you play MMOs for the narrative or ignore the story altogether? There's a sharp line dividing the community on this issue, but MMO...

One Shots: Postcards from the galactic rim

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While most of you toil and adventure away in the gravity well of a single planet, some daring MMOstronauts (is that a term? It...
Parses were still a thing, even then.

Check out these amazing World of Warcraft tableaus made for tabletop Dungeons & Dragons

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If you've ever run a tabletop game inspired by World of Warcraft, you probably relied a fair bit on the fact that most of...
Yeah, this is a thing.

WoW Factor: Just be honest about what WoW Classic is now

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So here's something funny to consider: No matter what happens, Blizzard has collectively backed itself into a corner with World of Warcraft expansions over...

Massively Overthinking: The MMO Kickstarters that let us down

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MOP's Chris penned a solid piece earlier this week about the fate that has apparently befallen Destiny's Sword, and as I was editing it,...
HASHTAG A WIDE VARIETY OF CHANGES

World of Warcraft is adding Heroic Plus dungeons to Wrath of the Lich King Classic when Ulduar arrives

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If part of what you like about WoW Classic instead of World of Warcraft's retail side is that the upcoming Wrath of the Lich...
This non-game sucks, Beavis.

Vague Patch Notes: The perpetual MMO crowdfunding engine

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Do me a favor right now and navigate over to the Star Citizen webpage. It's possible that this has wildly changed in the time...
Still miss the combo here.

Final Fantasy XIV prepares for its next producer letter along with an 14-hour broadcast

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At this point it's tradition for the Final Fantasy XIV team to do a lengthy streaming broadcast for the community. It's one of those...
No king etc.

World of Warcraft offers a closer look at Arthas Menethil from the perspective of Jaina Proudmoore

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What do you know about Arthas Menethil, also known as the Lich King, also known as that former paladin who runs the roost in...
This was smart. This was a good plan. I'm glad we're doing this.

World of Warcraft’s Classic realms welcome one more go-round of Brewfest before Wrath Classic

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Well, it's only a few more days until you can play all of Wrath of the Lich King Classic and see how the memories...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 389: Grinding out them dailies

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Justin and Bree discuss ArcheAge 2, WoW Classic Cataclysm, Fractured Online, LOTRO's 2023 ocean expansion, and the Wizard101 hack, with adventures in Guild Wars 2 and WoW Classic, plus meta discussion on how The Daily Grind works and how game studios handle pesky journos like us.
And then it all went tits up.

Here’s how World of Warcraft’s PvP is changing in Wrath of the Lich King Classic

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It's easy to miss a thing or two about the various changes to Wrath of the Lich King Classic if you haven't been following...

Ultima Online delays New Legacy into 2023, hosts in-game faire to celebrate 25th anniversary

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At the top of 2022, MMO studio Broadsword was still on track to launch Ultima Online's New Legacy by the end of the year....
Classy.

Final Fantasy XI chronicles the game’s history from 2009 to 2012

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A lot changed for Final Fantasy XI between 2009 and 2012. During that stretch of time the game announced a big set of add-on...
Red means dead.

Wisdom of Nym: Where Final Fantasy XIV’s tutorials really fall down

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I don't think there's really a question to be asked about whether or not Final Fantasy XIV wants new players to join the game....

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