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MMORPG Columns

The Tourist

In this bi-weekly column, prolific MMO blogger Chris "GamebyNight" Coke takes a brief look at a different game each article, highlighting the goods and bads of a "tour" through every MMO out there.

Is Neverwinter Really an MMO?

The Tourist is back and ready to roll in 2014. In this latest column, we visit Neverwinter and offer a few thoughts about its status as an MMO. Read on before heading to the comments to chat.


Taking Flight in War Thunder

The Tourist heads to the wild blue yonder to check out Gaijin's War Thunder. See what he discovered and then leave your own impressions in the comments.


Looking Back at Mists of Pandaria

The Tourist is our way of revisiting favorites of the past, recent and otherwise. In our latest column, we take a look at World of Warcraft's Mist of Pandaria expansion and what it brought to the game. Read on and the leave your memories of Pandaria in the comments.


Terrible, Horrible Vertical Expansions

Vertical expansions, those pesky expansions that create barriers to entry for new players starting at ground zero. In our latest Tourist, we take a look at the phenomenon and offer a unique perspective. Read on and then leave your thoughts in the comments.


Spying On The Secret World

The Tourist returns with another jaunt into one of today's hottest games. This week, he takes a trip into The Secret World. See what he discovered before heading to the comments.


Visiting Grand Theft Auto: Online

Grand Theft Auto Online has been making a big splash in the game space lately. The Tourist takes a look at the game from the unique perspective of a visitor. See what we discovered before heading to the comments.


The Curious Case of Lord of the Rings Online

Lord of the Rings Online is one of the more well-known MMOs, even given its advancing age. The latest expansion has come out but is time running out on Turbine's license? In today's Tourist, we take a look at LOTRO and implications for the future. Read on before heading to the comments to join the discussion.


That's Not an MMO

Often when a game is listed at MMORPG.com, it is said by some to "not be an MMO". In our latest Tourist column, we take a look at that charge and try to offer a bit of a different perspective on the matter. See what we think before leaving your own thoughts in the comments.


Back to Our Roots

The electronic great grandpappy of today's most advanced MMOs is, of course, the MUD, or Multi-User Dungeon. In our latest article from The Tourist, we take a nostalgic look back at the good ol' days. See how it went in an era of "awesome graphics, dude" before telling us your favorite MUD tales in the comments.


Ashes to Ashes...

Our intrepid Tourist is ready to take us on a journey through the EVE-connected world of DUST 514. See what he discovered about the world, the game and much more in this week's The Tourist. Leave us your thoughts in the comments!


Taking on Tyria and GW2

In this week's Tourist, Chris Coke visits the hallowed grounds of Tyria as he pokes around Guild Wars 2 to see if the game can re-capture him after an early departure post-launch.


The Death of Hardcore

In this week's Tourist column, Christopher Coke hearkens back to an age long since forgotten... the age of the Hardcore. Read on to see what happened to the Hardcore MMO, and how Chris thinks it could be making a comeback.


Returning to RIFT

Now that Rift has officially hit free to play, it's only natural that our very own Tourist will once again darken Telara's doorways. See what he thinks of the new iteration before telling us of your experiences in Rift in the comments.


Says Goodbye to Runescape 2.0

With Runescape 3.0 looming on the horizon, The Tourist began to wonder what the magic of v2.0 was and whether or not the venerable game would continue to compete in today's crowded market. See what he discovered and then leave your thoughts in the comments.


The Tourist Visits Vindictus

Each week, The Tourist visits a different MMO to offer a quality preview of what players can expect to find. In this week's installment, the travellers have visited Vindictus and offer their thoughts about the game. See what you think before adding your travelogue to the comments.