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The Daily Grind: How would you make a special MMO ruleset server?

Lately there's been some friction over in Lord of the Rings Online due to what players see as mishandling and miscommunication over...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 238: Ten years of free-to-play

Justin and Bree discuss DDO, Bless, Book of Travels, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, WoW Classic & Retail, Guild Wars 2, and LOTRO, with mailbag topics on static endgames and genre labels.

Blizzard’s Pat Nagle on the first quests he designed for World of Warcraft

The fjord pining that is WoW Classic certainly drums up lots of nostalgia for folks, whether they're players of the game itself or...
SHOUT!

World of Warcraft: Classic is nerfing threat generation on Demoralizing Shout

Demoralizing Shout has numerous effects in WoW Classic; it reduces the attack power of nearby enemies, gives you a nice shouting animation, and...
We do not regret to inform you of this at all.

World of Warcraft’s private servers are emptying in the wake of WoW Classic, but they aren’t empty yet

So, who figured that the people playing World of Warcraft emulators would all jump ship in order to play on the official version of 

Working As Intended: What it means to be an MMORPG

I am amused and somewhat bewildered to admit that I have my very own pet troll. He follows me around on Reddit to hassle...

Space content for SWGemu is still up in the air as devs say a wipe and launch are still ‘a long ways off’

If you've followed the long-running original-flavor Star Wars Galaxies emu community for any length of time, you are surely aware of the emulator...

First impressions of WoW Classic – from a total World of Warcraft newbie

The gaming world is abuzz with excitement over World of Warcraft Classic. Players around the world are gushing with nostalgia over this trip...
Very mature.

Global Chat: WoW Classic impressions mega-compilation

When World of Warcraft launches, the world stops to pay attention. The recent release of WoW Classic didn't just pull in hundreds of...

WoW Classic: Free character boosts, Onyxia down, and another dev video

Get a lot done in World of Warcraft Classic over the weekend? Probably not as much as the world first level 60...
Oh, this... keeps my feelings where they were before, really.

Global Chat: MMO roleplaying explained for the rest of us

Game designer Brian Green has been on a writing streak as of late with a whole series of blog posts about roleplaying in...

First impressions: WoW Classic is fun but anachronistic

I'm not really one to follow trends or scamper along the zergeist (a combination of zerg and zeitgiest that I've decided perfectly encapsulates the...

WoW Classic keeps piling on new servers while players circumvent queues

Not even dramatically expanded server capacity is keeping World of Warcraft Classic's queue boss at bay. As we head into the weekend,...

Massively Overthinking: The future of WoW and WoW Classic

With WoW Classic finally launched, perfectly capping off the summer with jokes about queueing like it's 2004, we can't help but look to...

Perfect Ten: Ten weird things I’m relearning with WoW Classic

It's been a strange week. No - it's been a strange year in MMO gaming, all things considered. As I'm going through old

The Daily Grind: Did you fall for WoW Classic, and what do you think so far?

They almost got me, but not in the end. Right around 3 p.m. yesterday, just before the servers went live, in spite of my...

WoW Classic’s servers are live as queues swell to 30K+ for the launch

Just a few short years ago in 2016, the World of Warcraft community caught fire after a popular rogue private vanilla server...
AHHHH

WoW Factor: Forecasting the future of WoW Classic

It's probably chiefly due to my professional life that I find myself kind of looking forward to the launch of World of Warcraft:...
Doom approaches.

Vague Patch Notes: How time distorted what ‘hardcore’ means for WoW Classic

There's a contingent of players looking forward to the launch of World of Warcraft: Classic next week that is vocally thrilled about one...
My expectations weren't that I would be jumping into this right away, but...

The Soapbox: No, the MMO genre is not dead – but it could use a little positivity

One of my favorite idioms is "dead as a doornail." It always reminds me of the time I got sent out of my 10th...

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