With today's announcement that Auran Developments, the company behind the PvP MMORPG Fury, would be closing their doors, the announcement didn't really take many by surprise. Managing Editor Jon Wood offers some thoughts on why Fury wasn't the kind of success that the company had hoped.
Posted Dec 13, 2007 by Jon Wood
Not to be confused with the viral influenzsa, affluena is actually "a state of extreme materialism which is the impetus for accumulating wealth and for overconsumption of goods; also, feelings of guilt and isolation from the dysfunctional pursuit of wealth and goods." In her Forum Spotlight, Laura Genender looks at a thread that tackles this interesting concept in how it relates to MMORPGs.
Posted Dec 13, 2007 by Laura Genender
Flying Lab Software's Rick Saada takes the time to respond to some of the feedback that the team has received here on our MMORPG.com forums. Remember, sometimes, the devs are listening!
Posted Dec 12, 2007
In Joe Iuliani's World of Warcraft column this week, he discusses the feeling of futility that he is feeling in waiting for the new WoW expansion, and offers some suggestions to players of things to do in the meantime.
Posted Dec 12, 2007 by Joe Iuliani
For the last four weeks, we have presented a developer journal from Hermann Peterscheck, the Producer of NetDevil's Jumpgate Evolution. In this final installment, Peterscheck talk about creating a space action game.
Posted Dec 11, 2007
Adele Caelia continues her All Around Norrath column today, this time asking players what they think of the development team behind the game.
Posted Dec 11, 2007 by Adele Caelia
In Issue 105 of MMORPG.com's weekly newsletter we look at the week's top stories, this week's articles, the MMORPG.com , and much more!Posted Dec 10, 2007 by Keith Cross
MMORPG.com's Joe Iuliani had the opportunity recently to ask ten questions of the team behind the upcoming MMORPG, ZU Online.
Posted Dec 10, 2007 by Joe Iuliani
This week in her MMORPG.com Community Forum Spotlight column, Community Manager Laura Genender discusses a user blog involving PvP and what kinds of experiences players are looking for.
Posted Dec 10, 2007 by Laura Genender
Weekly MMORPG Columnist Dan Fortier uses his time this week to gripe about naming policies in MMOs.
Posted Dec 7, 2007 by Dan Fortier
Alex Weekes, the Community Manager of Auran's Fury answers questions from Managing Editor Jon Wood about the recently announced Age of the Chosen update to the PvP-centric MMO. Among other things, Age of the Chosen will be adding a new game type, called Carnage, to the game.
Posted Dec 6, 2007 by Jon Wood
Ncsoft has released this new, 19 question internal Q&A with Kyoung Won Choi, the Senior Game Designer on the upcoming MMO, Aion.
Posted Dec 6, 2007
MMORPG.com Community Manager Laura Genender has been playing Tabula Rasa since its launch a month ago. Wanting to be fair to the game, we have decided to break this review into two parts, this one, describing Laura's early experiences in the game as she leveled from 1-25, the next is an account of her late and end game experience, where she will officially score the game.
Posted Dec 5, 2007 by Laura Genender
The MMORPG.com hosted EVE: Downtime Sucks chat has been a huge success. While we had so many players gathered in our chat room, we decided to ask them why they were looking forward to the Trinity expansion.
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On December 3rd, MMORPG.com hosted a chat with the developers from Turbine on our new IRC home, Coldfront. The developers were kind enough to spend some time answering questions about their hit MMORPG , Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. As always, we present you this summary of some of the key points brought up in the chat.
Posted Dec 4, 2007 by Jon Wood
The folks from Turbine dropped by on Monday night to answer questions about their popular MMORPG, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.
Posted Dec 4, 2007 by Laura Genender
In our Beyond the MMORPG column, we take a look at a game that doesn't fit into our genre and speculate about how that game could be used to positively influence our genre. This week ,Donna Desborough takes a peek at Assassin's Creed.
Posted Dec 4, 2007 by Donna Desborough
In issue 104 of MMORPG.com's weekly newsletter we look at a review of the Evoluent Vertical Mouse 3, the week's top stories, and much more!Posted Dec 3, 2007 by Keith Cross
The team from NetDevil's upcoming sci-fi MMORPG Jumpgate Evolution have provided us with this new edition of our dev journal series. This week's contribution uses a quote from Einstein to talk about accessibility in video games in general, and designing a sequel to a classic game.
Posted Dec 3, 2007
The team from Angels Online have provided us with these new, exclusive images. The images showcase the game's unique, chibiesque art style.
Posted Dec 3, 2007