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Hyperspace Beacon: Old characters, rumors, and nostalgia in Star Wars The Old Republic

I believe a game has hit an unusual place when players get nostalgic pangs for a game within the game itself. We see that kind...

Global Chat: Does Guild Wars 2’s newest episode reach for the stars?

Guild Wars 2's newest living world episode seems to be grabbing the MMO community's attention in a way that the season so far...

Leaderboard: Are you buying a BlizzCon virtual ticket this year, and is WoW Classic the reason?

Oof, some people really, really do not like jokes about BlizzCon, as I found out Sunday when my throwaway headline about paying Blizzard...
This is the real magic item.

Neverwinter devs say that a legacy server is unlikely

If you're the type of person who loves to delve deep into the messy format of Reddit AMAs for juicy information, then boy does...
Goes boom and stuff.

The Daily Grind: What MMO still needs legacy servers?

2018 has seemed like the year of the legacy/vanilla MMO server, thanks to not just World of Warcraft but RIFT and
Welcome to Sucksville, population 25,000.

Mark Kern’s crowdfunded MMO shooter Em-8ER has ‘nearly’ finished its demo characters

It's been a while since we checked in on Em-8ER, Mark Kern's frustratingly named "massive planetary wargame," so we're rectifying that today. MMO players...

WoW Classic will be playable at BlizzCon – and also with a virtual ticket

Hey remember how on yesterday's podcast we were speculating on what big news World of Warcraft might have for BlizzCon, now that...

RIFT Prime is preparing for the Storm Legion expansion

RIFT's progression server is about ready to go where this MMO has only gone once before: into Storm Legion. On October 3rd, the subscription-only...
How do I start to say goodbye.

A eulogy for WildStar – a marvelous MMORPG and avoidable tragedy

Friends, readers, genre fans, lend me your eyes; I come to bury WildStar, not to praise it. But just like Marc Antony, I'm...

EVE Evolved: How would you reboot EVE Online?

EVE Online has been pretty comfortable in its hardcore sci-fi MMO niche for over 15 years now, working its way through dozens of expansions...

RIFT’s fans speculate over the Storm Legion expansion on Prime

You may have heard the news that RIFT's Prime server is poised to finally leave the bounds of vanilla content and jump...

The Daily Grind: Did you go back to World of Warcraft for Battle for Azeroth?

Did they getcha? Did they suck you in again for another go-round? I have a flurry of guildies in World of Warcraft right now...

RIFT’s progression server moves on to Ember Isle, onslaughts, and planar attunement

It's a big step forward for RIFT's one and only progression server. Prime inhabitants can now move into the game's 1.6 Update with...

Hyperspace Beacon: Take your SWTOR PvP to Rishi!

OK, I'll come right out and say it: I love the Rishi stronghold. The Star Wars: The Old Republic developers have outdone themselves....

Global Chat: A starting point for WoW Classic

The recent announcement of WoW Classic's starting point -- Patch 1.12 -- started to make the prospect of this legacy server a...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO’s music brings back all the feels?

One of the reasons that I love and listen to MMO music so much -- other than it rocks, obviously -- is that it...

Get Elder Scrolls Online and Morrowind for 8 bucks, check out the Murkmire DLC teaser from E3

If you somehow missed the Morrowind chapter of the MMORPG we named game of the year in 2018, then this sale is most definitely...

ArcheAge’s fresh start servers snag the ‘Conquer’ update next week

Trion's pretty sure MMORPG gamers cannot get enough of starting over in ArcheAge, which is why it's whipping up yet another phase for...

Massively Overthinking: The state of modern MMORPG raiding

Massively OP reader Sorrior recently sent in a question about raiding, a topic we haven't discussed in a while. "I have noticed raiding tends to...
Flash! Ahh.

WoW Factor: Updating data in the wake of Battle for Azeroth’s release announcement

Hooray, we have a release date for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth instead of just a release window! And contrary to...

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