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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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

Wurm Online teases new content and Steam as devs scale back content support for Wurm Unlimited

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Wurm Online dished out a new patch to players this past week, with changes for the Jackal server, updates crafter signatures, new...
Bored now.

WoW Classic activates PvP honor and world bosses

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You better savor these content updates, WoW Classic players, because there are only a finite number of them left. Out of all of...

Hyperspace Beacon: How SWTOR added two Onslaught stories (but wrote only one)

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Star Wars: The Old Republic prides itself on being a game with choices that matter. Fundamentally, one of...
among the fields of barley

BlizzCon 2019: Here’s how World of Warcraft is streamlining its leveling process

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At BlizzCon today, the World of Warcraft team beat loud and often on the drum of choice during the Shadowlands panel, promising...

Hyperspace Beacon: First impressions of SWTOR’s Onslaught and Update 6.0

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Like all other Star Wars: The Old Republic fans, I have been waiting for another expansion from

Mark Kern didn’t just quit WoW Classic: He accused his old Firefall studio of Chinese corruption

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Earlier this week, we reported that former World of Warcraft Team Lead Mark Kern had very publicly posted that he was quitting WoW...

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