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Shareholder or Chump: Developer-Player Relations For MMOs

What do MMO companies owe their subscribers? Niklas explores developer and player relationships, especially in the context of Dark Age of Camelot's developer Broadsword and its subscribers.


Weatherstock XIII Further Proves LotRO's Community Is Among MMO's Best

Weatherstock XIII took place over the weekend (We even streamed a little bit of it!) and one aspect Bradford could not shake was just how cool the Lord of the Rings Online community has been over the course of the game's life.


Opinion: MMOs Really Aren't As Dead As People Think

The MMO is dead. This is a mantra we hear constantly in the MMO-space, whether from community members thinking back to yesteryear or games media trying to find a unique angle to cover. However, Bradford argues that they aren't dead, in fact far from it, especially if this week is any indication.


Crowfall Review-In-Progress

ArtCraft Entertainment's Crowfall launched back on July 6th, bringing the PvP-centric, throne war MMO to center stage. But how does it stack up thus far with about a week's worth of gameplay under our belts? Matt takes you through in his review-in-progress.


Why Final Fantasy 14 Is So Popular Now

Final Fantasy 14 has been picking up major steam, but there's no singular reason why so many new players have joined - just a perfect storm of circumstances.


Ashes of Creation Alpha One Preview Impressions

Ashes of Creation recently held their Alpha One Preview event this past weekend. I had the chance to dive into this small slice of the upcoming MMORPG and came away with some surprised thoughts. What did I think of it? Read on, dear readers.


Elder Scrolls Online's PS5 Impressions - Performance Mode Knocks It Out Of The Park

Gabriel dives into the recently released Elder Scrolls Online Console Enhanced on PS5 to determine whether or not the upgraded console version is worth it in the end. Spoiler alert: it totally is.


Marvel Future Revolution: 10 Tips You Need to Know Before the Global Launch

Shortly after an information overload from the Marvel Press Tour last week, Netmarble ended up soft-launching Marvel Future Revolution on Android for Canadian residents only. After grinding my way close to max level over several days, here's 10 helpful tips that you should know if you're thinking about playing MFR when it launches globally later this year.


Aion Classic Review In Progress

Aion Classic launched last week and since then has seen players rush the servers to experience the MMO the way it was (mostly) when it first launched in 2009. Garrick took a stroll down nostalgia's cobblestone steps to see just how the MMO holds up in 2021. Here is our review in progress.


Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis - 8 Tips to Get You Started

Are you thinking about heading to Halpha to defeat the DOLLS and save the world? Whether you're new to the Phantasy Star Online series, or you've been away for a while and you're ready to see what all the commotion is about in New Genesis, here are 8 tips that I wish I knew when I first hopped into PSO2: NGS.


World of Warcraft: What To Do To Prepare For 9.1

With World of Warcraft's Chains of Domination update fast approaching, players are getting ready for what the upcoming content update will throw at them. Here is a handy little list for those looking for ways to prepare themselves for the Shadowlands update.


5 RPGS I Wished We Saw At E3 2021

E3 2021 has come and gone, and whilst we got plenty of surprises and cool games thrown at our collective faces, there were some noticeable omissions from the gaming mecca. Here are five RPGs Bradford wishes we saw during E3 2021 this past week.


Do You Think More MMOs Should Have Equipment Decay?

MMOs have item degredation, but you're never really at risk of losing the item itself when it runs out of durability. However, should MMOs reintroduce this mechanic in a way to add to the gameplay?


Why Asymmetry In MMO Design Can Be A Beautiful thing

Niklas breaks down MMO game design, specifically why the asymmetry of how some MMOs are built can be, in the end, a very beautiful thing.


Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis' Community Sours One of the Sweetest Features - Again!

As a Phantasy Star Online fan, forged on the Dreamcast and battle tested in Phantasy Star Universe and Blue Burst, I can unequivocally say that Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is by far the best in the series. There is, however, one major factor that could determine how the game resonates with you even more than the core game loop itself. The community.