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The Daily Grind: When has a wholesome MMO feature wound up backfiring?

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A few weeks ago, the Ultima Online team released a newsletter, and its very first entry caught my eye. "I want to address a pressing...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most macabre thing you’ve done or seen in an MMORPG?

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MJ's coverage of the new gravedigging mechanics in Path of Exile (bury corpses of whole families together for a stat boost!) got me thinking...
yay sure

Shroud of the Avatar devs form new studio to make AI-generated roguelike battle royale Project Rise

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If you thought that the waters surrounding some of Shroud of the Avatar's bigwigs weren't muddy before now, things are potentially about to get...

Massively Overthinking: Are survival games the new MMO?

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A few Overthinkings ago, a MOP commenter said something that seemed very simple but still hit me really hard, to the point that I'm...

Shroud of the Avatar lets players build bazaars and live on the water in Release 123

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Whether you're keen to create a market stall-filled bazaar or dodge property taxes because you're living on the water, Release 123 of Shroud of...

The Daily Grind: What’s the hardest MMORPG to return to after a long time away?

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When I returned to Lord of the Rings Online several years ago, I'd been away for a very, very long time - so long...

Hey game devs, stop namedropping Star Wars Galaxies and make a spiritual successor

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If you're an MMORPG gamer who watches the mainstream gaming space, you probably know that most gaming sites take any opportunity they can get...
With strong eye contact.

Wisdom of Nym: What people don’t really get about the Warrior of Light in Final Fantasy XIV

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Not so long ago, I saw a very foolish comment complaining about Final Fantasy XIV from someone who did not play or think about...

The MOP Up: Lost Skies gets downright cozy inside of its ships

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Lost Skies' February dev blog showed off some UX work, early prototypes of its weapon damage system, and some super-cozy ship interior concepts. Also, the...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO have you kept installed the longest whether you play it or not?

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A few weeks back, I asked y'all about the MMOs that have a permanent place on your device, the ones you'll never uninstall. I...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with interesting Guinness World Records

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I never quite know how much stock to put in Guinness World Records. I guess it's somewhere between "for amusement value" and "stone cold...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever gone a long period without playing MMORPGs?

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I was thinking about this topic a few weeks ago when chatting with MOP's Eliot about some of our formative experiences in the genre....
EN FUEGO!

Ultima Online plans a New Legacy beta by summer ahead of the launch this fall

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So, where is the long-delayed Ultima Online New Legacy? We actually have something of an answer for you this time: Broadsword says it's aiming...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG’s graphics hold up long past their due?

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When Dark Age of Camelot first hit beta a million years ago, I remember being super impressed with its graphics. Up until that point,...
I HAVE TO RENEW MY HOUSE COME ON

Vague Patch Notes: MMORPGs and the PC gaming market

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I find myself thinking a lot about the MMORPG industry lately and the ways in which the gaming industry as a whole has changed...

Working As Intended: A guide to City of Heroes Homecoming’s best player-crafted portal bases

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A few years ago, I was wandering around in City of Heroes when someone advertised a cool base in chat. All I had to...

The Daily Grind: Have you ever lost a house in an MMO?

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Last week, fellow MMO blogger Belghast wrote a blog post that sent a shot of panic through my own heart: He tells the tale...

Think gamemaster-delivered content is dead? Multiplayer Helldivers 2 is trying it anyway

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Approximately a thousand years ago in the lost age of 1997, I remember inching my way across an isometric Ultima Online screen, fighting insane...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO offers the best book and paper features?

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A while back, I casually mentioned that I make paper journals for fun. I am an extremely online person, mind you. I work online....

The Daily Grind: What’s some weird or forgotten terminology or concept from an MMO of yore?

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Way, way back in the day - and for only a relatively brief run - Ultima Online had a system that came to be...

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