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Massively Overthinking: What would persuade you to play a classic MMO?

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For this edition of Massively Overthinking, Kickstarter donor Sargon wants us think back to 1997, when Ultima Online launched and parted MMOs from graphical MUDs forever....

Raph Koster used MMO design to help revitalize a bar trivia game

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You might know Raph Koster from his MMO legacy as a designer on Ultima Online or Star Wars Galaxies, or perhaps from his current...

Shroud of the Avatar tabs players for street names

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Last week wasn't the biggest for Shroud of the Avatar, but the game's most recent newsletter does have a couple of points of interest...
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs still going after ten years

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It struck me, very recently, that a decade is a long time for MMOs. If we're going to count Ultima Online as the first proper...

Shroud of the Avatar adds first player-run town in release 17

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Release 17 for Shroud of the Avatar has landed, bringing with it one of the most revolutionary additions to the game yet: paver decorations...

Shroud of the Avatar to introduce player-owned towns with Release 17

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Shroud of the Avatar's Release 17 is preparing to hit the ground running when it comes out on Thursday, April 30th. In its most...
Meridian 59

The Daily Grind: What’s the oldest MMO you’ve ever played?

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I read yesterday's news about Meridian 59 with interest because it's one of the few genre titles that was before my time. My MMO obsession began...
Art is a very difficult medium to work in, and praise should be offered to those who take up the challenge of presenting story through visual mediums.

Shroud of the Avatar has its very own comic now

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Do you want more supplemental material to round out your Shroud of the Avatar experience? Do you occasionally walk into your local comic store...

How Star Wars Galaxies pioneered a ‘living society’

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Former Star Wars Galaxies Creative Director and current Crowfall consultant Raph Koster returned to his blog last night to pen the fourth in his...

Global Chat: Are WoW Tokens worth it?

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The debut of World of Warcraft Tokens into the game's economy has caused quite a stir, particularly after the prices plunged during the first...

El Somni Quas developers issue a design manifesto

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We introduced El Somni Quas to you last week -- it's an old school sandbox created by an indie team in the Czech Republic. But...

Perfect Ten: Important features MMOs lacked at launch

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Every MMO represents a journey, starting with an idea, progressing to a fledgling beta, launching as a production title, and growing thereafter. All of the...

El Somni Quas draws upon classic Ultima Online for an old-school MMO experience

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It's interesting to see how players who have grown up under the influence of certain MMOs are now making their own games drawing from...

Shroud of the Avatar works on street signs as it preps Release 17

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Even things as small and seemingly mundane as street signs can represent a lengthy undertaking in the MMO development process. Shroud of the Avatar...

The Daily Grind: Are MMOs becoming outpaced by tech?

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Whenever I talk about Ultima Online to someone who wasn't there when it was a big thing, I admit to feeling as if I...

The Daily Grind: What’s your most memorable MMO noob moment?

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I was basically still a kid when I first started playing MMOs, and my first, of course, was the wild west of the newly...
Oh, that's not super-disturbing or anything, thanks.

Shroud of the Avatar chronicles community projects

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The most recent update to Shroud of the Avatar had a bit of a bunny theme. It was intentional, a bit of a nod...
How far we've come yet.

Shroud of the Avatar prepares for Release 16 with a focus on performance

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The last Shroud of the Avatar release saw a shift over to Unity 5 and a number of improvements and changes to the game,...
Shroud of the Avatar

Shroud of the Avatar talks dev events, a community app, and more

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Shroud of the Avatar's latest update is typically meaty. It features the usual footnotes related to in-game tweaks and changes as well as blurbs...
Shroud of the Avatar

Shroud of the Avatar tops $6 million in crowdfunding

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Shroud of the Avatar has amassed over $6 million in crowdfunding along with over 150,000 backers according to the tracker widget on the fantasy...

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