MMO Blog Articles

Guild Wars 2 wardrobe feature review
One of the key features that I like best when playing mmorpg games is the ability to appear unique. This is done through the gear that a character accumulates, the costumes you may be able to purchase from a game's cash shop, and being able to change the mix and colors of said items as you will. Guild Wars 2 had a fairly robust system of item appearance originally, but that system has been massively upgraded by being replaced by the new ward...
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Apr 23 2014
Why don't more mmos use Dark Age of Camelot PvP?
Dark Age of Camelot made news recently with it seeking to be greenlit on Valve's Steam platform. This was very surprising as usually only new games find their way to Steam Greenlight, much less an mmorpg that will be celebrating its thirteenth anniversary later this year. Still, this is quite a testament to a game that has stood the test of time and is still proudly a subscription game. What Dark Age of Camelot was known for was its incredib...
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Apr 22 2014
Marvel Heroes Team-Up review
It can be a lonely existence being a superhero. You sit for hours on end on a rooftop, brooding over the various calamities that led you to choose a life of justice. When it's time for you spring into action, if things go awry, you're all alone with no backup unless you're part of a supergroup, such as the Avengers or X-Men. However, the Marvel Heroes mmorpg has decided to add a new feature, Team-Ups, that will ensure that you're never alone...
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Apr 21 2014
Champions Online journey
Playing fantasy mmorpg games is fun and all, but sometimes you just want to don a pair of tights and a cape and go out and punch some supervillain in the face. There's no genre quite like comic book superheroes, and I thought it was high time to start playing one again. So I decided to venture back to Champions Online to scratch my comic book fanboy itch and to have some superhero fun. Let me tell you of my journey so far in Champions Online...
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Apr 20 2014
Are mmo megaservers necessary?
One of the major problems facing mmorpg games is keeping the "massively" in massively multiplayer online game. Whenever a new mmo launches, the game's zones are teeming with players, all of whom are eager to join up to undertake adventures. However, as time passes on, many zones become deserted as players congregate in end-game zones or in the starter areas, running alts or doing loot zergs. The population of the individual servers will decrease ...
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Apr 19 2014
Are older mmos better?
Scrolling through any forum that pertains to mmorpg games, you'll come across a common refrain from players saying that the newer crop of online games are pathetic when compared to their illustrious ancestors. They'll say that new games are designed solely for carebears and there's no challenge or thrills to be had. Only the older games of yore provided real challenging gameplay and excitement to curl your toes and your beard, in their opinion. T...
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Apr 18 2014
Guild Wars 2 future
Season one of the Living Story for the Guild Wars 2 mmorpg has come and gone. Players experienced quite a bit of content as ArenaNet regularly rolled out new updates. The last few months saw quite a bit of action as the schemes of the insane Scarlet Briar reached its climax, culminating with the invasion and destruction of Lion's Arch. Such an event is a huge one for Guild Wars 2, and the latest update has no new quests or storylines but rather i...
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Apr 17 2014
game convention tips
Last week-end marked the beginning of convention season, with PAX East. From here on out, there's a solid 5 months of gaming events, expos, conventions and conferences, displaying early glimpses of everything from gamer tech, to indie breakthroughs, mmo marvels and triple-A titans scheduled for launch throughout 2014. Here's a list of tricks and tips to make sure you squeeze every drop out of your convention experience. 1. Bring a swag bag Fans...
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Apr 16 2014
World of Tanks esports
Ever since it launched, World of Tanks has been a resounding success. The mmofps of armored warfare has instituted a blitzkrieg for those players looking to engage in tank versus tank combat. In just over three and a half years, the game has garnered over 80 million registered players worldwide. Its microtransaction revenue in 2013 was $372 million, ranking it fourth in online games and surpassing World of Warcraft. Despite these glowing reports,...
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Apr 15 2014
Kickstarter mmo funding
As a gamer, I have to admit that we live in an exciting age. There are plenty of mmorpg games on the market with a variety of subscription models. Many online games are free to play whilst others follow the traditional subscription model. One of the biggest developments in mmo evolution lately is the rise of Kickstarter. Where game companies in the past had to rely solely upon venture capitalists to get their games off the ground, now they can ap...
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Apr 14 2014