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Hyperspace Beacon: Which Star Wars Galaxies emulator should I try first?

As a longtime Star Wars fan and former Star Wars Galaxies player, I've known there were plenty of emulators out there ripe for...

WoW Classic dishes on plans for Alterac Valley as Blizzard fundraises for WoW esports

Ah, Alterac Valley. That battleground and I spent thousands of hours together back in the early days of World of Warcraft. I remember...

The Division 2’s early access begins as Ubisoft details the living world endgame

Early access is officially underway for The Division 2 for preorder buyers ahead of the formal launch this weekend. If you're in, you're...

Massively Overthinking: The paradox MMO

Back in February, the MMORPG subreddit offered up yet another fun thread: User Friendly_Fire told the MMO community that what it really wants...

The Daily Grind: What MMO could really use a true fresh start server?

We talk a lot about progression servers and vanilla servers, branches of MMOs that use different rulesets, either new or old - we even...

The Daily Grind: How much does nostalgia drive your MMO play?

Blogger and MOP reader Serrenity recently pointed us to a Kotaku article on the subject of video game nostalgia. Author Alyse Knorr maintains...

Choose My Adventure: Where Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen meet

I'm going to attempt to connect apples and oranges here. In my final days with Elite Dangerous for CMA, I have actually managed...

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...
It's Lord of the Rings. There's your elevator pitch.

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

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