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MMO Blogging Dead? No, But…

“blogging about them [MMORPGs] doesn't appear to be a thing any more.” Tobold, MMORPG blogger turned general gaming ...
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Lowered Health Pools – More Fun?

I have some strong feelings about (most) MMORPG health pools. And like any good opinion, it can be ...
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The Best MMOs for Solo Players

To some, "solo MMO player" might sound like an oxymoron, but in reality, soloists make up one of ...
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Emergent Storytelling Reigns Supreme

This is a collaborative post debating merits of emergent storytelling vs. static storytelling between yours truly and Roger ...
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The Best MMO Settings (That Aren’t Fantasy)

As we've discussed before, fantasy MMOs heavily dominate the genre. Even if you're a fantasy fan, it can ...
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Nine Upcoming Games Like XCOM

EDIT: I reached out to the developers of all of the below games for comments and corrections. I ...
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Can MMOs Provide Satisfying Endings?

I've been thinking about endings lately. About how and if MMOs can end. I'm not talking about when ...
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Gender Perception in MMOs

"I myself merely play female characters sometimes, and many times when I’m on those characters, people assume that ...
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Longevity of Gaming

Longevity is a funny thing. It's feels great to dive into a game and really get your money's ...
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Why MMOs Are Good

We spend a lot of time here criticizing MMOs and their community. And that's not a bad thing ...
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Five MMOs That Died Young

The sad reality is that MMOs aren't forever. Someone has to pay to keep the servers online, and ...
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8 Good MMORPGs to Play With Friends

I've slowly come to an important realization. The time in my life where I could truly dedicate myself ...
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The Greater Evil: Gold Sellers or Toxic Players?

As MMORPGs have carved out their sizable hole in the video game industry, they've attracted all sorts of ...
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The Strange Saga of Dark and Light

Often times the stories behind MMOs are at least as interesting as the games themselves. It's one of ...
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Time to Move on from the Bartle Types?

If you've spent any time at all in the MMO community, you're probably familiar with the Bartle taxonomy ...
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