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Every week, MMORPG.com brings you a sometimes less than serious countdown related to the MMO genre.

5 Ways SO5 Would Make a Great MMO + 5 Things to Know Before You Start Playing

Check in with Rob as he discusses the newest jRPG to come out this week. In this column he offers up five ways that Star Ocean could be morphed into a MMO as well as five things you should know before you get started.


5 Things to Do During the 24-Hour Site Maintenance

We've all been feeling a bit 'edgy' with the 24-hour downtime coming at midnight and going for upwards of 24 hours. What will we do while MMORPG.com is down to bring the new site online? After breathing deeply into a small paper bag a few times to calm jangling nerves, our thoughts are clearer. We've come up with five things to do to ease the wait. See what we came up with before adding a few ideas too.


Five Things Players Will Love About Warcraft: The Beginning

I will begin this article by saying that I am not here to give a full blown review of Warcraft: The Beginning. What I am here to do is try to synthesize why Warcraft and World of Warcraft players might adore...and dislike...the movie based on a series of games that millions have loved over the past two plus decades.


5 Reasons You Can Love Both Overwatch & Battleborn

Yet even in all the positive press both games have received, more than a few people have felt as if they have to choose one over the other. It’s almost as if some have come to believe that they can only like one game per genre and that any others are not up to par. We’re here to tell you that that’s not true. You can love and enjoy both Overwatch and Battleborn! No, really. You can!


Ranking SWTOR’s Sith Storylines

While I wish the quality of Star Wars: The Old Republic’s class storylines were consistent across the board, it simply isn’t the case. This week, we’ll be ranking the game’s storylines from the Sith Empire side of things. And yes, there will be spoilers!


Five Ultima Online Legacies That Hold True Today

Ultima Online launched just a little bit less than 20 years ago. 2017 will see the game’s twenty year anniversary. What is interesting about Ultima Online is that the legacy of that game still holds very true today. So many games are patterned off of design concepts that were created last millennium. Here is a list of some of those legacies.


Top Five Most Fun Marvel Heroes Characters

Marvel Heroes has its share of overpowered and underpowered heroes and many more in between, but which are simply the most fun to play? In this week’s List, we look at five of Marvel Heroes’ funnest characters to play.


5 Reasons We Love the Rise of Survival Games

The evolution of the "massive online game" has been an interesting one to track over the last decade plus, never more so than in the last few years as traditional MMORPGs became bogged down in the theme park mentality and seemed unable to get out from under the looming shadow of World of Warcraft. We have witnessed the rise of the MOBA, the MMOFPS, the MMORTS and more.


Best Shut Down MMOs of All Time

It can be pretty heart wrenching, especially if you’re still firmly part of the community when it happens. Still, it’s fun to remember the good times, so let’s take a look back at some of the best (now shut down) MMOs of all time.


Things I Wish I Knew Before I Played Blade & Soul

Start, finally getting our bearings officially and starting our own small clan on the Old Man Cho server. We’re sure many of you have played or dabbled in the closed beta events, but for those launching themselves finally into this Eastern Wuxia themed MMORPG, we’ve put together a list of things we wish we would have known going in.


The Upcoming RPGs of 2016

The sheer amount of RPGs coming out in 2016, is staggering. Unlike with our MMOs of 2016 list, we won’t strive to list them all. Instead, we’re curating our Top 25 most anticipated RPGs of 2016. Here’s hoping they all launch this year!


The Upcoming MMOs of 2016

2015 is in the past, and the majority of 2016 lies ahead. What games will we be playing as we crawl through the calendar year? We’re here to help figure that out. With this week’s List, we’ll take a quick look at all MMOs we expect to hit beta, early access, and launch in 2016. Click through and start adding games to your wish list!


The Best (Non-MMO) Star Wars Games of All Time

The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is upon us and we can imagine that many of you out there are going to be hankering for some fun Star Wars gaming once you’ve left the theater. Unfortunately, there’s been a dearth of good Star Wars games for a while now, but there are some excellent classics we feel you should check out (or re-visit).


5 MMO Incidents that Showed Solidarity Against the Real World

With the recent terrorist attacks in mind, I send out my condolences to all of those who lost or even have an injured loved one. In real life, we tend to stick together in such tragedies, give each other a pat on the back and help each other out of these tough times. On the other side, in the world of video games, it’s not that different, since it’s the same people in real life who play them.


Five Things to Do (Besides Shop) On Black Friday

Tell me if this cycle sounds familiar to you: you spend a good part of the year playing through your backlog of video games in the lulls between major releases, only to fill it back up again once a Steam Sale hits. I myself am just cresting the wave of a number of older titles that have been collecting dust for some time (the most recent ventures include Shadow of Mordor, Super Mario 3D World, and A Link Between Worlds), and am simultaneously anticipating and avoiding holiday sales.