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Desert Oasis: How should Black Desert handle class balance?

Last week, I wrote about how the recent tamer changes in Black Desert resulted in a write-in campaign. Ever since then, I've...

The Game Archaeologist: When World of Warcraft opened Ahn’Qiraj’s gates

This past month, Blizzard has been testing what might well be the milestone moment for World of Warcraft Classic: The Ahn'Qiraj gates...
Bored now.

See where you fall in the obscure World of Warcraft iceberg of knowledge

Oh, you know about obscure World of Warcraft things? That's great. But do you really know about it? Sure, you might think you know lots...
I'm on a boat.

World of Warcraft’s Ion Hazzikostas suggests MMO social bonds are formed over ‘friction’

The debate over whether World of Warcraft was more social "back in the day" than now has some more fuel for...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

Massively Overthinking: The oldest MMORPGs we still play

When I was still a teenager in my earliest MMOs, the trend in the communities I ran in was to play MMOs sequentially, due...

Choose My Adventure: Seriously, the Roblox community is pretty impressive

Over the course of my time in Roblox for this round of Choose My Adventure, I've come to appreciate the value of...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Reviewing ArenaNet’s Complete Art of Guild Wars 20th anniversary edition book

Talk long enough to Guild Wars fans about their favorite franchise, and chances are that sooner or later, they will start gushing about...

The Daily Grind: Are you on board for Burning Crusade Classic?

It seems all but one official announcement short of certainty that Blizzard is going to be rolling out a Burning Crusade Classic server...

Blizzard sends out a Burning Crusade Classic survey, says farewell to Diablo III’s community manager

It's time to throw a whole armful of kindling onto the smoldering fire that is rumors of a WoW Classic Burning Crusade server....

Interview: Saga of Lucimia on themepark design, SWG inspiration, and the MMO genre

Last week, we ran an interview with Stormhaven Studios' Tim Anderson, the boss behind upcoming MMORPG Saga of Lucimia. That interview was focused...

The Daily Grind: Do old MMOs perform so much better now than at launch that they’re actually easier?

MMO blogger Wilhelm of The Ancient Gaming Noob fame recently posed us a question about old vs. new MMOs. "Our WoW Classic group...

Was J. Allen Brack right about fans not wanting WoW Classic?

It was back in 2013 that now-Blizzard President J. Allen Brack issued his infamously condescending line of "You think you do, but you...
When it comes.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – The Burning Crusade

So it seems pretty likely at this point that we are going to keep going through the various World of Warcraft expansions with Classic...
Binding, binding.

WoW Factor: So why did people love WoW’s Wrath of the Lich King so damn much?

Sometimes, when I write something and note it would require an additional column, it is a preview of coming attractions and something I actually...

Global Chat: Do you binge-play MMOs?

With TV streaming services that dump entire seasons of shows on us at once, we have become a society that is used to binging...
Whistle

Nexon exec Jon Jelinek reminisces about WildStar and World of Warcraft

Previous web designer on World of Warcraft and executive producer on WildStar (and now Nexon OC general manager) Jon Jelinek recently sat...

YouTuber examines why vanilla World of Warcraft dungeons were so long

For the old and grizzled World of Warcraft vets, dungeon delves were a longer process than they are nowadays. Why was that, exactly?...
We all become done.

WoW Factor: Where WoW Vanilla’s and WoW Classic’s communities diverge

I want to talk about the community in WoW Classic because I think it's interesting and it's been on my mind ever since the

The Daily Grind: What was the best MMO emulator or rogue server in 2019?

So 2019 turned out to be a pretty damn interesting year for fans of old MMORPGs. Not only did WoW Classic launch and...
Don't call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Speculating on Shadowlands’ release date using math

Gosh, I love doing these math columns. Not just because I enjoy math, although that's definitely a part of it; there's...

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