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Ultima Online’s publish 106, Forsaken Foes, is live on the eve of its 22nd birthday

Would you believe we're just a week away from the seminal game of the MMO genre's 22nd birthday? We are indeed, and Ultima...

Choose My Adventure: Accidentally naked adventures in Legends of Aria

It would probably stand to reason that my rise in confidence in Legends of Aria would take a hit this week. But mercifully,...

MMORTS Travian Legends turns 15 years old with its Victoria Codex event

You folks remember Travian Games, right? At one point, the company was designated as the European publisher for both Crowfall and Shroud of the...

Players held a steamy Release 69 ‘dance party’ in Shroud of the Avatar

We assume most MMO players are at least aware of the more "adult" roleplaying that goes on in the quiet corners of our genre...
It can later become unreal, of course.

The Daily Grind: Are you a fan of dodge and joust mechanics in MMOs?

Deep in the bowels of a Reddit thread about WildStar vs. WoW Classic a while back, several people mentioned WildStar's combat as being...

Massively Overthinking: Let’s ban a word from the MMORPG lexicon

A while back, an MMO player I follow on Twitter who also happens to be super into sports retweeted something fun into my feed:...
We're going to be here for a very long while, princess.

Vague Patch Notes: Timesinks, sunk time, and MMOs

Here's a fun question I asked myself a lot back in the day: Why, exactly, did leveling take so long in Final Fantasy XI? The obvious...

Working As Intended: What it means to be an MMORPG

I am amused and somewhat bewildered to admit that I have my very own pet troll. He follows me around on Reddit to hassle...

The MOP Up: Catching up with Runes of Magic

It's been a while since we've checked in with Runes of Magic! So what's going on with this fantasy MMO these days? For...
Not this.

The Game Archaeologist: Is it worth the hassle to update graphics in older MMOs?

"I'd play this game again if the graphics were updated." "If they re-released this game with modern graphics, it would be way more popular." "The...

The Daily Grind: Which class would you just love to port from one MMO to another?

Earlier this summer, Standing Stone Game announced a brand-new and unique class for Dungeons and Dragons Online: the Alchemist. No, it's not just...

Dark Age of Camelot drops Q&A, Ultima Online rolls more of Forsaken Foes to the test server

Call this news piece the Broadsword Corner. Actually, don't, because that's not terribly interesting. That said, both of Broadsword MMORPGs -- Dark Age...

The Daily Grind: What was the last MMO that you regretted quitting?

Last spring, I made a hard call: I finally decided that I wasn't playing Ultima Online enough to justify a sub. That's not...

Shroud of the Avatar’s R69 test build brings back a comet and Aether Creatures, adds a high tier dungeon

The QA test server for Shroud of the Avatar has a new build of the sandbox MMORPG for players to check out....

Legends of Aria is merging server clusters as Legends of Ultima’s player shard progresses

Earth and Sky will soon become one. Specifically, the Verdant Earth and Azure Sky server clusters of Legends of Aria, which reportedly is...

Massively Overthinking: Problematic faves in MMOs

A while back, a reader suggested that it was impossible for a fan who loves something to recognize its shortcomings, and I was taken...
There are lots of different defintions of penalty.

Ultima Online’s Forsaken Foes update is now open for testing

As promised, Ultima Online is gearing up for its fall update, Forsaken Foes, part of which hit the test server this week. As...
Huh. That... huh.

Shroud of the Avatar hosts a livestream about fishing in fetid water

If you want to watch a community livestream about Shroud of the Avatar's community team hosting a fishing contest in fetid water, gosh,...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

The Soapbox: No, the MMO genre is not dead – but it could use a little positivity

One of my favorite idioms is "dead as a doornail." It always reminds me of the time I got sent out of my 10th...
leave my dagron alone

Legends of Aria explains the new professions system it launched with Steam early access

Still fresh off its Steam early access launch last week, Legends of Aria has posted a new dev blog all about the...

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