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The Daily Grind: If you could fight only one mob type in MMOs forever, what would it be?

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Undead for me. I can probably chalk this up to my earliest MMORPGs, Ultima Online and EverQuest. Both had really solid undead mobs. Ultima Online...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Richard Garriott is joining an expedition to locate a sunken ship

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He's been to the North Pole. He's been to space. He's been to the depths of the ocean. He's been everywhere but in the...

Perfect Ten: Worst MMO expansion names of all time

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Back when Daybreak announced that EverQuest's 19th expansion would be titled Rain of Fear, I instantly found myself tripping over the name. I shouldn't...

Shroud of the Avatar fixes ‘several mount issues’ and closes an overly lucrative item sale loop

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There are some bug fixes that have been applied to Shroud of the Avatar, which normally wouldn't really be something that lands in our...

The Daily Grind: Do you plan your MMO play around bonus experience mechanics?

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Rested experience mechanics are actually one of my favorite systems in online games. They've taken many forms over the years, from Ultima Online's power...

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite MMO house of all time?

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You folks know I love MMO housing systems, and in fact, we've been crowning the MMOs with the best housing systems for years. But...

Ultima Online is streaming more New Legacy reveals this afternoon [Updated with summary]

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Broadsword has been talking up Ultima Online's incoming New Legacy server since the game's 23rd birthday stream last fall. So far, we know that...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: The types of players in every MMO

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We have some fun here in Perfect Ten land dealing with lists. That's kind of the whole point. We've done columns about the races...

The MOP Up: Ultima Online welcomes Treasures of Wildfire

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A new event has arrived on Ultima Online's Origin server, bringing with it story and collections galore. Hey, it's something new to do during...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 91 introduces crates as daily questgivers

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The crates are talking to you in Shroud of the Avatar. Whispering desires into your ear. Compelling you to complete their tasks and promising...

Massively Overthinking: What class is missing from your favorite MMO?

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I've been obsessed with Albion Online the last few weeks - it really feels so much like Ultima Online to me. Ultima Online but...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a LOTRO Classic server?

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Lord of the Rings Online devs surprised players this past weekend by saying that a Classic server for LOTRO might be on the table,...

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online, from development to beta

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We all have stories of our very first MMORPG experiences, and the one that I often share is that my initial dip into this...

Perfect Ten: 10 MMO prisons where you can do the time of your life

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Chillin' in the clink. Spending time in stony lonesome. Thrown into the slammer. Checking in to the big house. Doing (perfect) 10 to life...

The Daily Grind: What’s the weirdest gameplay myth that persists in your favorite MMO?

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My husband is an avid Overwatch player, and the other day he pointed out to me that Blizzard has, in spite of its foibles,...

Massively Overthinking: Do you associate music with memory in MMOs?

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The other night, I tried to log in to the Star Wars Galaxies emu and the music hit me hard. See, I play SWG...

Desert Oasis: Why Black Desert Online is my favorite MMO

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It's crazy how fast two years go by, but it's how long I've been running this column. I've interviewed the lead producer Jaehee Kim,...

Eight major unannounced MMO projects that are in the works

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There's nothing more tantalizing nor frustrating than knowing that an MMO or MMORPG is in the works but hasn't been formally announced yet. We...

Shroud of the Avatar’s Release 90 introduces stat-boosting Imbued Gems and Jewels

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Do you like slotting watered-down Infinity Stones into your equipment as a means to incrementally adjust your character's stats by the barest of measurements,...

Shroud of the Avatar adds young fish, expands The Rise, and opens the Obsidian Panopticon

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It's been a little while since we had a peek on what's happening to Shroud of the Avatar, so allow us a moment to...

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