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Taking On The WoW Clone Argument

One of the most common statements launched by so-called naysayers when speaking of Trion Worlds' Rift is that "it's a WoW clone". In a new column centered around Rift, MMORPG.com's Phil James takes a look at that statement and weighs in with his thoughts. See what Phil has to say about Rift and then be sure to let us know what you're thinking in the comments below.


Return to Hyboria Part 4

It's been awhile since MMORPG.com's Phil James has visited Age of Conan. In Part 3, Phil journeyed through the world smashing things and having a great time. In today's chapter of Return to Hyboria, Phil wraps up his month long adventure with a few closing thoughts. Read on!


Return to Hyboria Part 3

It's been awhile since MMORPG.com's Phil James has visited Age of Conan. In Part 2, Phil detailed his first baby steps out into the larger and scarier world of Hyboria. In Part 3 of his Return to Hyboria series, Phil continues his journey while simultaneously smashing things along the way. Get the details on what Phil has found and then leave us a couple of comments.


Return to Hyboria Part 2

It's been awhile since MMORPG.com's Phil James has visited Age of Conan. In Part 1, Phil detailed his adventures on Tortuga. In Part 2 of his Return to Hyboria series, Phil has left the lushness of Tortuga behind and has set out in the larger and more dangerous world. Get the details on what Phil has found and then leave us a couple of comments.


Return to Hyboria Part 1

It's been awhile since MMORPG.com's Phil James has visited Age of Conan. Phil's been spending time on the lush tropical island of Tortage but it's not all frothy drinks and bikinis. Phil's got the full report in his Age of Conan: Return to Hyboria Part 1. Get the details on what Phil has found and then leave us a couple of comments.


Community Spirit II

MMORPG.com writer Phil James admits to being something of a lone wolf in his game life. So what's he doing writing about Community Spirit? Well, that's the thing: Phil is trying to break out of his solo mode and LFG. See how successful Phil has been in finding a community in World of Warcraft in the MMORPG equivalent of speed dating in Part II. Let us know what you think in the comments.


Community Spirit I: World of Warcraft

MMORPG.com writer Phil James admits to being something of a lone wolf in his game life. So what's he doing writing about Community Spirit? Well, that's the thing: Phil is trying to break out of his solo mode and LFG. See how successful Phil has been in finding a community in World of Warcraft. Let us know what you think in the comments.


Return to Everquest Part IV

In today's fourth installment of his continuing Return to EverQuest series, MMORPG.com writer Phil James confesses to being a blatant rule breaker. This time, Phil heads to a "regular" server with his Druid to 'take on the big boys'. Read more about Phil's adventures and talk about it in the comments!


Return to Everquest Part III

In today's installment of his continuing Return to EverQuest series, MMORPG.com writer Phil James confesses to being an 'alt-o-holic' though usually just one per game. But Phil has broken his tried and true rule: He's got two alts on EverQuest. Read more about Phil's alts and how he came to this lowly state. Talk about it in the comments!


Return to Everquest Part 2:  Crafty Devil

RETURN TO EVERQUEST!" It sounds like and epic movie but it's really just MMORPG.com writer Phil James on a hunt to find an MMO home and going back to familiar territory. Phil has fond memories of Everquest from years ago and he jumps back in to see if it still captivates. In Part 2 of Return to EverQuest, Phil continues his look back at one of the "classic oldies". Check it out and then let us know what you're thinking in the comments.


Return to Everquest

RETURN TO EVERQUEST!" It sounds like and epic movie but it's really just MMORPG.com writer Phil James on a hunt to find an MMO home and going back to familiar territory. Phil has fond memories of Everquest from years ago and he jumps back in to see if it still captivates. Check it out and then let us know what you're thinking in the comments.


Returning to LOTRO Part 4

In his fourth and final Returning to LOTRO report, MMORPG.com's Phil James takes a look at the features that he feels make Lord of the Rings Online unique: Monster Play and Skirmishes. Check out Phil's thoughts about these two features and be sure to add your comments below.


Returning to LOTRO Part 3

MMORPG.com writer Phil James has been having a rousing good time in his latest excursion into Lord of the Rings Online after a hiatus. In the third installment of the series, Phil talks community, kinships, crafting and group quests. Check it out and then tell us about your experiences.


Returning to LOTRO Part 2

In the second installment of Phil James's "Returning to LOTRO" articles, he details his experiences trying to level his 'toon up to 40. Along the way, Phil talks about the incredible amount of lore in the game, particularly for those who are familiar with the books and movies. Check out Phil's latest adventures in Returning to LOTRO Part 2.


Returning to LOTRO

MMORPG.com writer Phil James has hit the wall with his old MMO favorites, WoW and EQII. It's time, he has determined to go back and revisit one of the countless number of MMOs that he's tried and discarded after the free month trial is over. In his quest to find something to fill his time, Phil has reacquainted himself with Lord of the Rings Online. Find out if Phil's return to Middle Earth is more engaging, more fun, more -everything- than the last time he played.