The new Crystal Oasis zone in Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Preview Shows Promise

I have a strange and complicated history with Guild Wars 2. Like a lot of people, I fell ...
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A Dark Elf templar in Elder Scrolls Online

Six Greatest MMORPG Character Creators

If you're anything like me, you can get lost in MMORPG character creators, spending great lengths of time ...
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A dungeon encounter in World of Warcraft

Practical Solutions to Lower MMORPG Toxicity

Let's not mince words. MMO communities are in a bad way. Trolling, toxicity, extreme vulgarity, and cyber-bullying ran ...
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The Odessen Alliance in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Four Things Eastern MMOs Can Learn from the West

A few weeks ago, we looked into ideas that Western MMORPGs would do well to borrow from their ...
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A screenshot from EverQuest 2

Five of the Best MMORPG Level Scaling Systems

Level scaling in an MMORPG is a wonderful thing. It makes the world more immersive, it effectively expands ...
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SWTOR screenshot of Yavin IV

LOTRO vs. SWTOR: Who Handles the IP Better?

Many games are based on pre-existing imaginary worlds. Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) and Star Wars: the ...
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An enemy encampment in Blade and Soul

Four Things Western MMOs Can Learn from the East

I'm not a fan of the favoritism some people have when it comes to Eastern versus Western MMORPGs ...
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A world boss battle in World of Warcraft

Six Ways WoW Still Can’t Be Beat

Let's face it: World of Warcraft is by now a very old game. Constant updates have helped it ...
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10 MMO Games to Play at Work

Being in front of a computer all day at work can really suck when you like relaxing in ...
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A screenshot from the survival sandbox DayZ

How a PvE Survival Sandbox Could Surpass PvP

These days it feels like you can't swing an epic Sword of Valor in the MMO space without ...
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Opening a loot box in Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Isn’t that Different

If there's one thing Blizzard seems to love, it's revamping games. They never seem to be able to ...
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Lightsaber fight in SWTOR

Ragequitting an MMO: Does it Work?

Perhaps you’ve done it yourself: ragequitting an MMO. After all, falling in love with an online game is ...
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Enjoy MMORPGs More By Playing Non-MMORPGs

Variety is the spice of life. Developers of MMORPGs like World of Warcraft and Archeage would have you ...
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An Elf character in Lord of the Rings Online

Checking up on the WoW Clones of Yesteryear

When World of Warcraft achieved a heretofore unknown level of success for an MMORPG, everyone and their monkey ...
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A seemingly prophetic shot from The Secret World

Past History Shows a Rocky Road for Secret World Legends

The blessing and the curse of being an MMO writer is that there's never any shortage of hot ...
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