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BelomarFleetfoot

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DAoC: Phoenix Falling - The Life And Death Of A Free Shard

On Saturday, July 24, 2021, the long-running and highly popular Dark Age of Camelot freeshard Phoenix was announced to be closing by the end of August. In a Phoenix forum post titled "The Sky Is Really Falling This Time", gruenesschaf, one of the creators behind the freeshard, explained the reasoning behind the decision and the remaining timeline for the server. Eventually, gruenesschaf explained in a rather fatalistic fashion, every online game--freeshard or not--reaches a point after the hype


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.


All Together Now - Promoting Group In MMOs

Niklas dives into the idea of grouping and how integral it is to online world design in MMOs, looking back on the genre's history, as well as some of the games that are defining its future.


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.


See You In Fifteen: Realm Vs Realm Combat In Dark Age Of Camelot

Niklas is back with another Dark Age of Camelot column, this time focusing on the realm versus realm combat in the MMORPG.


Dark Age Of Camelot: Teach The PvP You Want To See

Niklas takes a look at PvP in Dark Age of Camelot, specifically the player-run scene in the community and how its 8v8 event took the aging MMO by storm earlier this year.


Catch Up in Caledonia: How Dark Age of Camelot Took Back from the Freeshards

Freeshards have long drawn the population away from the Dark Age of Camelot live servers. Now the venerable MMO is striking back by borrowing from the freeshard's most popular PvP leveling event.