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Every so often (or all the time), there are arguments brewing in the MMO fandom. This column pits two players against each other to face off on either side of a hot topic as they vie for your support.

MMOs vs RPGs

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Here at MMORPG.com, we cover both MMOs and RPGs, but sometimes, you have to pit the things you love against each other just to see who’s the cream of the crop. This week we bring you the debate long in the making: MMOs versus RPGs! Posted Aug 22, 2015 by Christopher Coke

Does Roleplay Still Matter?

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Player Versus Player is MMORPG’s bi-weekly debate column, where MMO fans collide over the issues you care about. This week, we’re talking roleplay. Does it still matter? Why don’t developers do more to support it? Should they even bother? Read our thoughts and let us know what you think in the comments below!Posted Aug 9, 2015 by Christopher Coke

Star Citizen and Revealing Games Too Early

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Players Versus Player is MMORPG’s bi-weekly debate column, where two columnists sound off on each side of the issues you care about. This week, Chris and Ryan are hot on the heels of the controversy surrounding Star Citizen. It all comes down to one question: Are games being revealed too early?Posted Jul 26, 2015 by Christopher Coke

Do MMOs Need Grind?

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Player Versus Player is MMORPG’s bi-weekly debate column where two writers go head to head to debate the issues you care about. This week, we’re talking about grind. We all hate monotonously killing mobs but is it possible that the end is more important than the means? This week we ask, do MMOs need grind?Posted Jul 12, 2015 by Christopher Coke

Do Conferences Still Matter?

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With E3 in our rearview and other conferences just around the bend, players stay perched on the edge of their seats hungry for new information. But for MMO players, trimmings can be fairly light. This week, Chris and Ryan take their podiums to argue one question: do conferences still matter?Posted Jun 28, 2015 by Christopher Coke

Elder Scrolls vs Fallout

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Welcome back to Player Versus Player, your bi-weekly debate column where two MMORPG writers go head to head to debate the issues you care about. Hot on the heels of the Fallout 4 announcement, we’re taking up our banners to argue which Bethesda franchise is the best. Is it the irradiated wasteland of Fallout or the Oblivion melding reaches of the Elder Scrolls? Find out in this week’s PVP!Posted Jun 15, 2015 by Christopher Coke

The God Complex

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MMOs aren’t what they used to be in both good ways and bad. This week in Player Versus Player, we look at MMO storytelling and how every player is the hero. We call it, “The God Complex” and ask, are we losing the core of MMORPGs because of it?Posted Jun 9, 2015 by Christopher Coke

Is PvP the New Fad?

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AAA development is taking a back seat to small teams and niche games, and almost all of the attention-earners have one thing in common: PVP. This isn’t the first time PVP has come to save the MMO world, and we at MMORPG love us some player on player combat. Posted May 11, 2015 by Christopher Coke

Is Instancing Bad for MMOs?

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Welcome back to another edition of Player Versus Player, the bi-weekly debate column that pits two MMO writers in a battle over the issues you care about. Like you, we at the MMORPG offices have been paying a lot of attention to Skyforge lately. Even though there is an awful lot players are excited about, the amount of instancing has players divided.Posted Apr 25, 2015 by Christopher Coke

Are Mobile MMORPGs Real MMORPGs?

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You can trace MMORPGs all the the back to their roots of Pen and Paper RolePlaying Games. They’ve evolved from Pen and Paper to massive digital worlds that we’ve spent countless hours within. They’ve slowly been branching into the mobile world offering stimulating worlds for us to adventure in without being tied to a computer. However, can these mobile versions compare to our immersive, story-driven MMOs that we have today?Posted Apr 4, 2015 by Ryan Getchell

Are MMOs Becoming Too Casual?

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If you’ve been around the world of MMOs for a while, you’ve probably heard it said: “MMOs are becoming more casual!” Sure, sometimes there’s a qualifier in there, but it’s a chestnut complaint. But is it true? Chris and Ryan sit down for another spirited debate and try to answer the question: Are MMOs Becoming Too Casual?Posted Mar 21, 2015 by Christopher Coke

New Content vs New Systems

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Patches are the way of life for MMO players. They come and they go, but until a developer lays out exactly what each patch means to them, there’s no way of telling what’s in store. Some games wait months, like World of Warcraft, before release, while others, like RIFT, come out so quick it makes you wonder what the rest of the industry is doing wrong.Posted Mar 7, 2015 by Christopher Coke

Is P2P Doomed?

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Welcome to Player Versus Player, the bi-weekly column that throws two writers in a cage in a battle of faction warfare. We debate the topics nearest and dearest to your heart and then throw it in the comments to you to decide the victor. This week, we cast our gaze to business models and ask whether it’s time for Pay to Play to go the way of the Dodo.Posted Feb 22, 2015 by Christopher Coke

Could B2P Hurt Elder Scrolls Online?

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Welcome to Player Versus Player, the column that pits two MMORPG writers against each other in a battle wits, tears, and experience points. Twice a month, we take to our podiums to debate both sides of your most heated arguments. This week, Elder Scrolls Online rocked our newsfeeds with the bombshell that the game would be going buy-to-play before its summer console launch. Our topic: Is this a good thing for the game or the beginning of the end?Posted Feb 6, 2015 by Christopher Coke

Should Players Crowdfund MMOs?

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Welcome back to another edition of Player Versus Player, our weekly delve into the world of MMO debate. With the rise of Kickstarter and crowdfunding, we have witnessed the birth of a new generation of game funding. We have seen the highs of Pathfinder and the continued impressiveness of Star Citizen. But we have also seen promising titles like Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen fall by the wayside and move to their own websites. We have to ask: is crowdfunding all it’s cracked up to be?Posted Mar 14, 2014 by Christopher Coke

ESO vs Wildstar: NDA Free Edition

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Welcome back to Player Versus Player, your bi-weekly foray into the world of MMO debate! This was a week of free speech and strong opinions. Zenimax finally saw released the NDA keeping Elder Scrolls Online fans silent and the internet has erupted is review. Our authors are free to speak their minds, we’re back for a revisit. Which game will win the day: Wildstar or Elder Scrolls Online?Posted Feb 21, 2014 by Christopher Coke

Should Developers Sell Early Access?

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Welcome back to Player Versus Player, the column where two MMORPG writers enter to debate before handing it to you. Please note, Player Versus Player is a LIVE product but if you would like early access to PVP 2.0, alpha packs can be purchased for $19.99. Readers should be aware that alpha articles may be missing critical features such as paragraphs, capitalization, and proper grammar. This only works for video games, you say? I think we’ve found our topic: Should developers sell early access?Posted Feb 6, 2014 by Christopher Coke

Do MMOs Need More Danger?

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Welcome back to Player Versus Player, the column where MMORPG writers collide to debate the issues you care about. Day Z: one million copies sold in four weeks. Rust: 150,000 copies sold in two weeks. Players seem to be clamoring for their chance to take part in their harsh, kill-or-be-killed worlds. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the MMO community has taken these ultra-difficult sandboxes as their own. Join us as we ask: do MMOs need more danger?Posted Jan 23, 2014 by Christopher Coke

Wildstar vs Elder Scrolls Online

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Player Versus Player: the column where MMORPG writers collide and debate the issues you care about. With 2013 behind us, we cast our eyes forward to the lush, release-heavy lands of 2014. Both Wildstar and Elder Scrolls Online wait in the wings to earn your subscription dollars. But in a time when free-to-play has become the law of the land, is there room for both? Join Chris and Rob as they weigh in on which game will win the day and then let us know what you think in the comments!Posted Jan 8, 2014 by Christopher Coke

Dungeon Finders - Good or Bad?

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Dungeon finders: the tool we love to hate. There hasn’t been a more divisive mechanic introduced into the mainstream since questing itself. If the game doesn’t have one, but still has dungeons, there will be threads wondering where it is and when it’s coming. In either case, you can expect players decrying the evils of the auto-group boogey-man and others begging for it like a cool rain. With dungeon finders quickly becoming a staple, it’s time we take it to the podium.Posted Dec 11, 2013 by Christopher Coke

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