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Massively Overthinking: Designed downtime in MMORPGs

In a Every day Grind not way back, MOP reader Armsbend stated one thing I assumed simply cried out for dialogue. After noting that he had a guild member who...

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Massively Overthinking: Contending with the MMO genre’s ‘wowfugee’ crisis

Final week on the MOP Podcast, we learn a letter from a listener named Megan who pointed us to a weblog publish on the The Eorzean Frontier referred to as What...

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EVE Evolved: EVE Online has a gambling problem

The playing debate has kicked off once more in EVE On-line, this time in response to the annual Guardian’s Gala occasion that’s presently operating all through...

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Introducing AxE: Alliance vs Empire, Nexon’s next mobile MMO coming west

It was that the thought of enjoying an MMO on a telephone was a reasonably farfetched concept. Not a lot anymore: Cellular video games have definitely come a...

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Hands-on with Amazon’s New World sandbox – and its distinctively MMO mechanics

Can a survival sandbox recreation be an MMORPG? Till just lately, the reply has been just about an enormous nope. Principally that’s as a result of the sport...

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Interview: Legends of Aria’s dungeon expansion, early access, ganking, housing, and cash shop philosophy

Indie old-school sandbox MMORPG Legends of Aria has grow to be a family identify amongst MMO gamers over the previous few months, first rolling into early...

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Hi-Rez Expo 2017: SMITE’s Corrupted Arena, adventures, and never saying never to an MMO

The Hello-Rez Expo’s fall debut is over. The SMITE champions have been topped. Change and cross-platform play was introduced. Upcoming gods have been revealed...

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Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV’s Blue Mage is balanced right, even if you don’t like that

This additional this week completely comes from me doing the mental equal of pouring a mix of lemon juice and salt instantly into an open wound. You see, after...

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Hi-Rez Expo 2018: Realm Royale is coming to both consoles, plans more fantasy features

Again in August, Realm Royale was struggling. The free alpha recreation soared then fell, with gamers and stream protection each dipping approach down. Some...

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Vague Patch Notes: When World of Warcraft breaks off your friendship

I spent a bunch of time post-BlizzCon occupied with why World of Warcraft personally bothered me. Not why its design pitfalls bothered me; that’s...