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Live Gamer RMT Sales Partner With SOE, Funcom and Others

General -  General

When sent out a press release yesterday announcing that they had partnered with numerous MMO companies including SOE and Funcom, it raised a number of questions about the nature of that relationship that Managing Editor Jon Wood tries to answer. Posted Dec 18, 2007 by Jon Wood

Hands-On Tour Report

Pirates of the Burning Sea -  Preview Staff Writer Carolyn Koh recently took a tour of Flying Lab Software's Pirates of the Burning Sea. Today, she writes this report of her adventures on the high seas. Posted Dec 18, 2007 by Carolyn Koh


General -  Editorial

In this Beyond the MMORPG column, Managing Editor Jon Wood takes a look at a small aspect of the recently released Conan game for the XBox 360 and expresses concerns about "franchise" or IP MMORPGs. Posted Dec 18, 2007 by Jon Wood

Newsletter, Issue 106

General -  Newsletter

In Issue 106 of's weekly newsletter we look at the week's top stories, a recent series of Jumpgate: Evolution developer journals, a new episode of the Podcast, and much more!Posted Dec 17, 2007 by Keith Cross

Developer Chat Summary

The Chronicles of Spellborn -  Interview

Community Manager Laura Genender files this report, summarizing the points that were made by Chronicles of Spellborn developers when they stopped by our IRC for a developer chat on Sunday. Posted Dec 17, 2007 by Laura Genender

Questioning the Crutch

General -  Editorial

Over-powered skills and abilities in games are often referred to as "crutches". Today, Laura Genender takes a look at an blog that brings the idea of "the crutch" into question. Posted Dec 17, 2007 by Laura Genender

Developer Chat Log

The Chronicles of Spellborn -  Interview

The Developers from The Chronicles of Spellborn took the time on Sunday to answer questions from readers on our Coldfront IRC server. Below, you can find a complete log of the chat. Posted Dec 16, 2007 by Laura Genender

Hands-On Report

Age of Conan: Unchained -  Interview

Recently, News Manager Keith Cross had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco for a hands-on demonstration of Funcom's upcoming MMORPG, Age of Conan. The experience was under embargo until today, so today he files his report. Posted Dec 14, 2007 by Keith Cross


General -  Editorial

Dan Fortier, being the rabble-rouser that he is, has opened the voting on his own awards to coincide with our Reader's Choice Awards. The MMOWTF Awards celebrate and glorify all that you, the MMOWTF readers, hated about 2007. Posted Dec 14, 2007 by Dan Fortier

A Talk With Starr Long

Tabula Rasa -  Interview

Community Manager Laura Genender recently had the opportunity to ask questions of Starr Long, the Producer of Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa to ask him some questions about what we can expect to see upcoming for the game. Posted Dec 13, 2007 by Laura Genender

What Happened to Auran?

Fury -  Editorial

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


General -  Editorial

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

Response to Feedback

Pirates of the Burning Sea -  Developer Journal

Flying Lab Software's Rick Saada takes the time to respond to some of the feedback that the team has received here on our forums. Remember, sometimes, the devs are listening! Posted Dec 12, 2007

Waiting for Lich King? What to Do?

General -  Editorial

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


Jumpgate Evolution -  Developer Journal

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

What do you Think of the Devs?

General -  Player Interview

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

Newsletter, Issue #105

General -  Newsletter

In Issue 105 of's weekly newsletter we look at the week's top stories, this week's articles, the , and much more!Posted Dec 10, 2007 by Keith Cross

Q&A With the Zu Team

Zu Online -  Interview'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

PvP in MMOs: What Gamers Want

General -  Editorial

This week in her 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

What's in a Name?

General -  Editorial

Weekly MMORPG Columnist Dan Fortier uses his time this week to gripe about naming policies in MMOs. Posted Dec 7, 2007 by Dan Fortier