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Massively Overthinking: What would you want out of a World of Warcraft 2?

Let's pretend for a moment that the reason Blizzard appears to be dropping the ball with World of Warcraft right now is that...

LOTRO Legendarium: A requiem for trait lines

Back in last October when Standing Stone Games announced that it would be launching the legendary server type, one of the most contentious points...
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Global Chat: Little things that add up to a great MMO

Ever find yourself running down a list of "little things" that impress you and keep you busy in an MMO when you're trying to...
When you realize that your Hunter has turned into an FFXI Dragoon.

WoW Factor: The smart World of Warcraft stuff from BlizzCon

Let's get something out of the way first and foremost. I am not going to count Warcraft III: Reforged as a smart thing for...

Leaderboard: Are you playing on Lord of the Rings Online’s progression server?

So many people showed up to play on Lord of the Rings Online's progression server Anor yesterday that SSG had to rush to...

BlizzCon 2018: World of Warcraft Classic is releasing next summer

We all knew that World of Warcraft Classic -- the legacy server that will take players back to the vanilla version of the...

LOTRO Legendarium: Wistmead surprises and progression servers

What a week this has been! Originally I was all gung-ho to talk about nothing else than all of the new Halloween content that...

Lord of the Rings Online announces ‘legendary’ progression server

With all of the expansions and zones added to Lord of the Rings Online over the last 11 years, it's hard to remember...

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...
Primary!

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...

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