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Massively Overthinking: How often do you play human MMO characters when you have other choices?

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I've been thinking about this question a bit lately, partly owing to Stars Reach and partly to Project Gorgon. Playable Worlds says Stars Reach...

Raph Koster lays out the (first) four pillars of design for his sandbox MMORPG Stars Reach

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I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is that Raph Koster's Stars Reach is probably a good long while away...
Carried.

Vague Patch Notes: Yes, tutorials are a good thing in MMORPGs

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For those of you who haven't been reading the site for a while or just don't keep this in your head, I'm going to...

The Game Archaeologist: World of Warcraft in the 1990s

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MMORPGs don't pop out of nowhere, ex nihilo, to suddenly be enjoyed by players across the globe. Good ones take several years, dozens of...

The Daily Grind: How many players constitute a proper MMORPG raid?

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Back when Amazon first announced its New World Aeternum rebranding, I noticed an interesting comment about the planned raid. Longtime reader Squid opined that...

Raph Koster’s new MMORPG is called Stars Reach, and yes, it’s basically Star Wars Galaxies 2

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It's June 26th, Star Wars Galaxies' 21st birthday, and I'm sitting on Google Meet talking to none other than MMORPG founding father (and SWG...

Raph Koster’s nine Playable Worlds teasers (so far) hint at the MMORPG sandbox you always wanted

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As we covered earlier in the week, Raph Koster's studio Playable Worlds has been tweeting what appeared to be a countdown accompanied by a...

Massively Overthinking: Unfair stigmas that follow MMORPGs

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A few weeks back, our team was discussing the intersection of survival sandboxes, MMORPG virtual worlds, and gankboxes - and how hard it is...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: MMOs where you travel back in time for some reason

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We're all time travelers! We travel to the future at the rate of one second per second. Every single machine you will ever operate...

Legends of Aria’s crypto version, Britaria, goes bust over ‘financial constraints’

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When Citadel Studios announced back in April that it was planning to relaunch the Kickstarted MMORPG Legends of Aria (fka Shards Online) as a...
Because you've got nowhere to go.

The Daily Grind: Ships, mounts, or vehicles – do you have a preferred mount type in MMOs?

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MOP's own Chris inspired today's Daily Grind as last week he was drooling all over the newly revealed Elite Dangerous spaceship. "Seeing this new...

The Daily Grind: Do you bring any habits from one MMO to the next?

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So a few weekends ago, I was doing overworld questing on my Hobbit Hunter in Lord of the Rings Online when I caught myself...

The Game Archaeologist: Runes of Magic, an MMO that made millions disappear

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In more ways than one, the year 2004 was a pivotal one for the MMORPG community. Even as games like City of Heroes, EverQuest...
Grats, I guess.

The Daily Grind: Is there a popular MMORPG you’ve still never played?

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I've been playing MMORPGs so long that it's a rare title that I've never tried at all. There are tons of MMOs I've at...

Massively Overthinking: Fixing boring MMORPG dungeons

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Earlier this month, MMO genre luminary Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street tweeted something from someone on his Ghost MMO team that's going to resonate with a...

Massively Overthinking: Why and how we mod our MMORPGs

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Last week, the MOP team was sitting around in our virtual offices, talking about modding Elder Scrolls Online, all because some of our readers...

The Daily Grind: How do you define ‘old-school’ MMORPGs?

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One of the topics that comes up every year come award time is how we decided which MMORPGs are old enough - whether by...

Massively Overthinking: Is there a feature or item in MMORPGs you won’t play without?

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I was jolted into a near panic earlier this past weekend when I saw a tweet from Lord of the Rings Online in which...

The MOP Up: FFXIV recaps its PAX East appearance

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In case you missed it in person, you can catch up with all of Final Fantasy XIV's PAX East 2024 developments in a recap...
Ultimate Alt-Line.

Ultima Online’s publish 117 sends players scavenging for pirate hats on the high seas

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The release of Ultima Online's publish 117 to the live servers isn't far off now, as the third set of patch notes hit the...

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