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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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Are MMOs Too Easy?

There are many perennial debates that rage eternal within the MMORPG community. Lockboxes. The trinity. And the question, ...
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Why You Should Invest in Video Games, Like Now

I love video games. You probably do too or you wouldn't be reading this (but hey, everyone is ...
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Stepping off the Treadmill: Alternatives to Gear

Honesty time: I have had enough of gear. The concept of continually acquiring new and better equipment lies ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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