A party of characters in World of Warcraft

Six Ways MMOs Can Make Leveling More Appealing

There has always been a vocal contingent of the MMO community that views leveling as nothing but a ...
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Rethinking MMO Death Penalties

Back in my day, dying was a complete disaster in any MMORPG. Anytime my health ticked down anywhere ...
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Character Skill vs. Player Skill

If there’s one key differentiator between MMO games and other genres it’s that character skill trumps player skill ...
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Six Design Choices MMOs Should Retire

Often, tradition can be a good thing, but not always. Sometimes traditions can be onerous or destructive, surviving ...
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Sea of Thieves Highlights Our Progression Obsession

Sea of Thieves is currently sitting on a 5.2 user score on Metacritic. The vast majority of complaints ...
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Bless Online – #Hype or /Ignore

Bless Online is the next big MMORPG we’re getting our hands on. The May 2018 Early Access date ...
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Black Desert Online: When Pay for Convenience is Pay to Win

I’m thankful for Black Desert Online’s cash shop for one reason – it exemplifies the notion that paying ...
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Should MMOs Encourage Altitis?

Fry doesn't know what to do, and very often I don't either. Altitis is a very "real" illness ...
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The Statistically Most Casual Multiplayer Genres

"You filthy casual." "No, you." Common, pointless banter between gamers who prefer different genres. But really, who is ...
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Why We Love Doing Dumb Things in MMOs

Kill ten rats, craft a linen hat and sharpen spearheads (0/20). Wow, cool stuff, let's login to the ...
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Six Features no MMO Should Launch Without

Lately I've been having a lot of fun with the new outfit system in Elder Scrolls Online. It's ...
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A character in the skill-based MMORPG Secret World Legends

Examining Class-based Versus Skill-based Progression

Normally one of the first things you do in any MMO -- or any RPG period -- is ...
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MMOs with the Best Class Options

Sometimes I hear people in the MMO community ask questions like, "How many classes is too many in ...
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We Need More D&D in MMORPGs

The RPG genre first sprouted when Gary Gygax (and lesser known Dave Arneson) created Dungeons and Dragons. It’s ...
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MMOs with the Best Race Options

With World of Warcraft releasing early access to some of its new allied races, the concept of playable ...
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