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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The character stats pane in World of Warcraft

Are MMORPG Character Stats Actually Serving a Purpose?

Whether it's attributes on gear or points spent on the character sheet, character stats are one of the ...
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The planet Havarl in Mass Effect: Andromeda

What MMOs Can Learn from Mass Effect: Andromeda

Have you noticed that things are a bit quieter than usual in your MMO lately? Are the streets ...
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Is Trion Worlds Really Pay to Win?

Trion Worlds has acquired a bit of a reputation as a pay to win company. For every game ...
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Sometimes your best efforts just aren't good enough

Eight Reasons Your PvP Team Lost

PvP is a pillar of online gaming, whether it's an MMO battleground, a MOBA, a shooter, or spreading ...
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SWTOR screenshot with the landscape of Tatooine: a desert with rocks in the distance and one of the suns in the clear blue sky. Two banthas roam in the foreground.

Must See Places: Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR)

Are you new to SWTOR or are you considering giving the game a try? This article will guide ...
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The Vault of the Wardens dungeon in the themepark MMORPG World of Warcraft

Why Themepark MMOs Work

These days, themepark MMOs -- games focused on structured, developer-created content -- dominate the genre. They are both ...
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A solo player in World of Warcraft

Building a Social MMO for the Solo Player

Confession time: I'm one of those awful solo players you always hear are ruining the genre. I used ...
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Humble Freedom Bundle Quick Games Review (All 60 Games)

Holy crap there's a lot of games in the Humble Freedom Bundle. I've taken a short break from ...
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Guide to Couples MMO Games for Valentine’s Day

What better gift is there for that special someone than spending some quality time together in a virtual ...
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Two teams zone into a match in the For Honor beta

For Honor Is Fascinating, Baffling

For Honor is the latest buzz-worthy title from Ubisoft, promising intense competitive action against a brutal Medieval backdrop ...
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More MMO Games Should Treat Us Like Transistor

Maintaining proper perspective on MMO games requires branching out into the unknown from time to time. Transistor, by ...
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Steam Hammer Interview: Survival in a Steampunk World

Steam Hammer just wrapped up a $50,000 Kickstarter to help bring to life their hardcore steampunk, sandbox-style RPG ...
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A advertisement for a lockbox in Guild Wars 2

Lockboxes Are Annoying, But We Should Move On

Few issues in the MMO community stir up strong feelings the way lockboxes do. These virtual gambling devices ...
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ESO Training Gear

I Hate Training Gear

In Elder Scrolls Online, player gear can be customized in a number of ways. One such way is ...
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