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Five Fiction IPs We Want to See As MMOs

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Sometimes I don’t know what is more fun. Speculating on upcoming games, brainstorming of what could make a great game, or actually playing new games. Speculating about upcoming games is always interesting. Unfortunately playing new games sometimes is anything but interesting… I’m looking at you Avatar Star, Daimonin, Crime Craft and others of your ilk. One recent discussion lead us to think about what current properties would make for interesting MMOs.Posted Jan 16, 2014 by Robert Lashley

10 Things I Miss From Older MMOs

EverQuest -  Column

Back in 1999, Everquest helped launch the MMO genre. Nearly fifteen years and twenty expansions later, EQ is still chugging along. With the recent announcement of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen led by Brad McQuaid, it’s easy to get nostalgic. In this List, Ryahl takes a Norrathian detour from Final Fantasy XIV. Join in and see ten surprising things he found in a return to Everquest! Posted Jan 14, 2014 by Ryahl Smith

The Best MMOs of 2013

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As we embark on an exciting new year of MMO releases, we reflect back on the year that was. Though 2013 was light on new MMOs, it was filled to the brim with games fighting for our attention. Patch after patch hit our newsreels. Games such as EVE Online and Lord of the Rings Online spun heads with their expansions. Two of the bigger new games, Final Fantasy XIV and Neverwinter, both impressed and addicted us. Today we reflect on the best. Join us as we countdown the top ten Best MMOs of 2013.Posted Jan 10, 2014 by Christopher Coke

Five Lessons MMOs Can Learn From DayZ

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For the past few months I have heard all the hype surrounding DayZ. I have watched RipperX go on and on about how great it is. I saw the demos, watched a few videos, but still did not fully get the idea. Flashback a few weeks when the standalone became available on Steam and I decided to spend the money on the game to see what all of this talk was about.Posted Jan 7, 2014 by Garrett Fuller

The Most Wanted Indie MMOs of 2014

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We already covered our all-around most wanted MMOs of 2014 last week, but did you know there were a boatload of Indie MMOs also releasing this year? We’d be remiss if we didn’t give the guys with the littler budgets and possibly bigger dreams their own spotlight, so we’re back this week with the Most Wanted Indie MMOs of 2014. Read on for our list, and be sure to comment and let us know if you agree or have something we missed to boot. Posted Jan 7, 2014 by William Murphy

The Most Wanted MMOs of 2014

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In this week’s List, we’re doing the obvious… ranking our staff’s top ten Most Wanted MMOs of 2014. The new year is just a day away, so it’s time we took stock of the ten games, expansions, and so forth we’re most looking forward to in the next twelve months. So tarry no more, read on, and dig our list of the Most Wanted MMOs for 2014. Posted Dec 31, 2013 by William Murphy

The 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

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Need a last minute gift for the gamer in your life? Needing something to splurge on thanks to Grandma's check? Look no further than The List and our staff holiday gift guide. Leave a few of your suggestions in the comments as well.Posted Dec 18, 2013 by William Murphy

The Best Laptop MMOs

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As the world grows increasingly small and we travel more, we take along our more portable machines. In The List today, we take a look at five great MMOs perfect to play on any laptop. Read on before leaving your choices in the comments.Posted Nov 23, 2013 by William Murphy

Five of the Best MMOs for Soloers

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MMORPGs, just by virtue of the name, seem to require other players to enjoy the game. Yet that's not always the case. In The List today, we take a look at five MMOs that are eminently solo-able. See what you think before heading to the comments to include your favorite game.Posted Nov 1, 2013 by Suzie Ford

The Top Five MMOs for Mac Gamers

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There's no question that Mac users get the short end of the stick when it comes to MMOs. In The List today, we take a look at five terrific MMOs that Mac players can shine in. Read more before leaving your thoughts in the comments.Posted Oct 25, 2013 by Pete Schwab

Five of the Most Unappreciated MMOs

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The MMO-space is an ever more crowded space as more and more games are released. Sometimes, that leads to great games being overlooked. In The List today, we take a look at five games that deserve more attention than they get. Check it out and then add your favorites to the comments.Posted Oct 11, 2013 by William Murphy

Why GTA5 is Better Than Most MMOs

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Even though it's a solo-only affair until the multiplayer patch drops, Bill Murphy's been delving into Los Santos for the past week or so and has made a startling discovery: there's a whole lot more to the world of this single-player city than there is to the wide world of many MMOs. Read on to find out why GTA, despite the controversy surrounding the IP, may be an example of world building for MMO developers to start noticing.Posted Sep 27, 2013 by William Murphy

5 Wishes for WoW's 10th Anniversary Expansion

World of Warcraft -  General

As World of Warcraft approaches its tenth anniversary and as Blizzcon nears, speculation has started about the next expansion. Sure to be a big one given WoW's decade of awesomeness, we have a list of things we'd like to see included. Check out our ideas and then add your own in the comments.Posted Sep 24, 2013 by Garrett Fuller

The Top Five 'Adult' MMOs

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Most MMOs cater to a more adult audience but some take that notion much further and add an edge of sexy spice to the mix. In The List today, we take a look at five MMOs that might steam up your screen. Check out our five and then add any we missed to the comments.Posted Sep 19, 2013 by William Murphy

The Best and Worst of PAX Prime '13

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Another year, another PAX Prime in the books. This week, we’re breaking down some of the best and worst aspects of this year’s show. Posted Sep 6, 2013 by Michael Bitton

5 Reasons People Love to Hate WoW

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One of the most common complaints about any MMO for the last nine or so years has been that it's a "WoW clone", said in a snarky tone of voice to boot. In The List today, we look at five reasons why people like to pile the hate on World of Warcraft. See what we think before adding your thoughts to the comments.Posted Aug 23, 2013 by Suzie Ford

5 Things We LIKE About EQ Next

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Now that we've had a couple weeks to digest the news regarding EverQuest Next, it's time to reflect on the things that struck us as simply amazing. See what we chose before adding your thoughts in the comments.Posted Aug 16, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Five SOE Live Musings

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SOE Live is in the books for 2013 and we've got a great list of random musings about last weekend's convention. See what struck our fancy before heading to the comments to chat.Posted Aug 8, 2013 by Suzie Ford

Five Things We Don’t Want in EverQuest Next

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Last week we took a look at five things we'd really love to see in EverQuest Next. This week, we look at the flip side and offer our choices for things we do not want to see in EQN. See if you agree before adding your choices in the comments.Posted Jul 30, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Our EverQuest Next Wish List

EverQuest Next -  Column

EverQuest Next will finally debut into the light next week during the annual SOE Live convention in Las Vegas. As we try to contain our own budding excitement, we have The List to offer today of the things we would like to see featured in EQN. See if you agree before adding your own list to the comments.Posted Jul 26, 2013 by Suzie Ford