MMO Blog Articles

Why mmo ad campaigns are important
There's an old saying that goes it's not what you know, but who you know that's important. There is a grain of truth in that old axiom as while a person can be extremely knowledgeable, actually knowing others that are willing to help you out is usually far more beneficial to you getting a foot in that door. Such a sentiment is applicable to mmorpg games as well in a certain manner. One can create an incredible online game that has every feature t...
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Apr 19 2015
The need for military mmo realism
For the most part, when players log into their favorite mmo games, they're looking for an escape from reality. Online games offer the promise of grand adventure, where a person can be a mighty warrior, a crafty rogue, or a powerful wizard. This ability to shed the mundane world and engage in a flight of fancy is a powerful lure. Personally, I'm not particularly agile or have six-pack abs in real life, but my online avatar can be. Yet there is an ...
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Apr 18 2015
Pros and cons of mmo alternative leveling methods
One of the key components of mmorpg games is gaining levels. For most players, it's how they measure the success of their character as it gains in power and abilities. We've become addicted to hearing that "ping" when someone levels, and when it happens to us, it's almost as if we had received a tasty treat. The most obvious method of leveling within an online game is by killing mobs of monsters and completing quests. However, quite a few games o...
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Apr 17 2015
Will mobas continue to soar in 2015?
The rise of the moba genre has been nothing short of spectacular. In the last few years, this particular style of mmo has gone from interesting diversion to one of total domination in the world of online gaming. The traditional mmo, once considered impregnable, has surrendered its crown to these feisty upstarts. It seems that every year brings a crop of new moba games to the market and also an increase in revenue generated. 2014 was a very succes...
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Apr 16 2015
Should EVE Online create a fresh start server?
A bit of false news recently gave EVE Online players something to talk about. A site put up an image that purported to show that the developers of the sci-fi online rpg were planning on creating a new server for players to start from scratch. The bait was taken and the topic found itself being discussed across multiple websites. In the end, sharp-eyed people noted that the original story first appeared on a satirical website and was shown to be u...
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Apr 15 2015
Pros and cons of mmo merchandise
Times sure have changed, especially in terms of merchandising and gaming. When I was a young lad playing my computer and console games back in the 1980s, there was no real merchandise to be had for my favorite games. If I was extremely lucky, there might be a t-shirt, and the only real items available for computer games were hint books that helped you solve the game. Now the reality is that mmo merchandise is a world unto itself. Gamers can pick ...
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Apr 14 2015
Importance of the mmo new player experience
Back in the day when I owned a hobby shop, getting a potential customer to walk inside my shop was just half the battle. Through advertising, word of mouth, or holding a special event, that person finally made the decision to enter my place of business and check out what I had to offer. It is at that point where it was up to me to convince them that they had made the right choice and that they would have tremendous fun by buying the items I had f...
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Apr 12 2015
What will we see at BlizzCon 2015?
There are few things as enjoyable as going to a convention to hang out with other people that share your interests. While there a number of cons that appeal to mmo players, there's only one that matters for those that love the games put out by Blizzard Entertainment - BlizzCon. Just a few short weeks ago, the dates for the convention (November 6th and 7th) were announced, but there are still few details on what events players can expect while att...
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Apr 11 2015
Why we still love Dungeons and Dragons Online
It's amazing to me to think that Dungeons and Dragons Online launched over nine years ago. While the mmorpg never reached the heights of games like World of Warcraft (which few ever has), it has stood the test of time and is still putting out new content. Their latest update, Reign of Elemental Evil, has gotten me thinking of how much I've enjoyed the game over the years. While newer games may be flashier, there are still plenty of reasons why we...
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Apr 10 2015
Remembering Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek Online
Like many mmo gamers, I'm a huge Star Trek fan. I grew up watching the original series way back in the day when they were heavily syndicated, and my family would always catch their movies at the local theater. While my personal favorite character will always be Captain Kirk, I had a soft spot for Spock, the emotion-repressed Vulcan that somehow spoke to our inner humanity. Leonard Nimoy created such an amazing persona in Spock, and all of us were...
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Apr 09 2015