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The Daily Grind: What’s the most egregious example of a reskinned MMO?

Blogger and MOP reader Serrenity penned a great piece last week discussing the practice of skinning as it pertains to casino games and...

Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG should have never been made?

This could be a gruesome topic, but it popped into my head after GIbiz published an article with advice for game developers from Melbourne Games....
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The Daily Grind: What’s the most iconic MMORPG moment or accomplishment in your memory?

Over the weekend, my husband and I decided to let our son watch bits and pieces of Fellowship of the Ring. My kid is...

The Daily Grind: What’s the longest you’ve ever played a WoW expansion?

During BlizzCon this weekend, Eliot and I were chatting about an article series he's working on different periods in MMORPG history. I mentioned 2009...

Ultima Online’s Raph Koster muses on the appeal of MMO experiences

A little weary of killing and nothing else in MMORPGs? You're not alone because Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima Online creator Raph...

Working As Intended: The gamification of the workification of games

Last weekend, my husband made the bold choice to let our young son play The Stanley Parable. I am not entirely sure the kid...

Perfect Ten: Compliments to MMOs I don’t play

Back in September, Bree posed a Daily Grind question that I thought was genuinely intriguing. You know, for once. Just kidding, Bree! She...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 194: It belongs in a museum!

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO's progression server, Trion's travails, the Video Game Museum's big win, Hellgate London, ESO Murkmire, Wild West Online, and Just Survive, with mailbag entries on P2W in emulations and mainstream MMO condescension.
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Star Wars Galaxies’ original emulator teases Jump to Lightspeed space content

One of the reasons I favor the Star Wars Galaxies Legends emulator is that it's a late enough build of the game that...

Wings Over Atreia: Awakened Legacy could be Aion’s rebirth

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the facts of Aion, the facts of...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPGs should be preserved in the Video Game Museum?

In returning to the video game preservation debate this week following the DMCA exceptions granted to museums and archivists allowing them to archive...

The Video Game Museum offers a home to Star Wars Galaxies, City of Heroes, and WildStar

It's the longest of all long shots, but WildStar could be kept alive -- and in a museum, as Indiana Jones intended. And...

Wings Over Atreia: Awakened Legacy is Aion’s NGE gut punch

Woah! WOA is back! It's only fitting: Wings Over Atreia debuted when Aion launched as a new game, and now it is...

US Library of Congress grants DMCA exception for preserving online games

It's a win for the good guys, at least if you figure the good guys are on the side of preserving video game and...

Hyperspace Beacon: Obtaining the Masterwork armor in SWTOR Update 5.10

I'm torn on this new armor achievement system in Star Wars: The Old Republic. On the one hand, everyone can get the armor...

The Daily Grind: What skills should MMOs give players – but never do?

I was reading the patch notes for the latest update to my favorite Star Wars Galaxies emulator when this line just leaped...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 191: It’s looking a little patchy around here

Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen, LOTRO, EverQuest II, Star Trek Online, SWTOR, New World, and Black Desert, with reader mail about forging social connections in MMOs.

The Daily Grind: What’s the worst Halloween event in the MMOverse?

No real salt from me today: I personally loved Star Wars Galaxies' Halloweeny Galactic Moon Festival, as ridiculous as it was, and as I...

Massively Overthinking: The sunsetted MMOs we never played

I've been thinking a lot about MMO sunsets lately, thanks to WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, and even that ridiculous
We hated when our parents told us to get a haircut, or told us to stop pursuing a major in professional drumming in favor of a law degree, or that we shouldn't get married to someone we'd only met three times and once in decent lighting. And we really hated them a month later when we got a haircut, got a divorce, and enrolled in law school.

Massively OP Podcast episode 189: Time traveling to 2004

Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, WildStar, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Maplestory 2, Age of Conan, Fallout 76, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars Galaxies, and Trove, with mailbag questions on SWTOR, starting as a true newbie in WoW, and power imbalances in MMOs.

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