MMO Blog Articles

Top five underrepresented mmo cultures
While most mmo games tout their uniqueness by citing certain features, there is a common thread that binds most of them together - their culture. While the various mmo settings found in online games can vary, there is a certain conformity found in most games due to the shared culture that spawned fantasy and gaming in the West. Games ranging from Lord of the Rings Online to Neverwinter have a strong foundation based on Western culture and, specif...
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Apr 07 2017
How mmos can emulate the Guild Wars 2 Super Adventure Box event
One of the highlights of playing online games is partaking in mmo events. Such instances serve as a welcome change of pace from the normal grind associated with most games. However, not all mmo events are created equal. Quite a few are fun and offer a happy diversion while others are just slapdash affairs that offer little joy. Then there are those mmo events that seem to rise far above the others, as is the case with the Super Adventure Box even...
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Apr 06 2017
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen interview with Corey LeFever
Perseverance definitely pays off, and Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is a stellar example of this. The fantasy online rpg began with a rough start as its Kickstarter campaign was not successful. However, Visionary Realms powered on as interested gamers began supporting the game. In this era of online games where players are led by the hand through the game's content, Pantheon looks to the past in bringing challenge and the thrill of exploration bac...
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Apr 04 2017
Conan Exiles early access impressions
What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women. These words spoken by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Conan the Barbarian movie have pumped up fans of the muscular barbarian for decades. My friends and I flocked to play Age of Conan when it first launched, and now Funcom is taking Conan into the sandbox survival genre with Conan Exiles. The mmo is currently in early access on Stea...
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Mar 31 2017
Top five non-free mmos we wish were f2p
In today's environment of online games, it seems that everything is free-to-play. This is especially true for mobile games as their hook is to entice gamers with free basic gameplay and then charging for extras. However, there are still quite a few non-free mmo games in existence that show that being buy-to-play or subscription-based is still very feasible if the game is of good quality. Gamers looking for a solid game that doesn't nickel-and-dim...
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Mar 29 2017
Heroes and Generals medics are done right
There are many facets to war, more so than just fighting on the battlefield. There are grand strategies to be considered and supply routes to be maintained in order to allow the grunts to physically push back the enemy. Heroes and Generals is one mmo fps that does a good job of showing WWII-era warfare on several fronts, both tactical and strategic, but there has been one element missing: the battlefield medic. As anyone who has watched countless...
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Mar 28 2017
How should players feel about LotRO Update 20?
The works of J.R.R. Tolkien have inspired generations of fans, and his books have served as a major influence on movies, games, and fantasy in general. Today's fans are lucky to be able to play in an online virtual world that has strived hard to emulate the Middle-Earth that Tolkien created. Lord of the Rings Online has served as a meeting ground for those who love The Hobbit and the ensuing trilogy. One of the hallmarks of the game is how hard t...
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Mar 24 2017
Faeria review
Gamers have been obsessed with card-based games since Magic: The Gathering launched over twenty years ago. While it was once necessary to buy lots of card packs and find someone to sit down and play with to enjoy a game, players today can just fire up their computer or tablet and instantly begin playing in the virtual worlds of online gaming. One CCG game that has been enthusiastically supported during its development is Faeria. After a successfu...
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Mar 23 2017
Top five mmo warning signs
In a perfect world, every online game would be wildly successful and give players untold hours of adventure and entertainment. However, we do not live in a perfect world, and many online games falter and fade away. The end result is that players are left bereft as their virtual worlds disappear, leaving only memories (and possibly carpal tunnel syndrome!). Games that are currently in development are even more susceptible to trouble and an eventua...
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Mar 21 2017
Marvel Heroes 2016 Black Bolt review
There are a lot of different groups populating the Marvel universe of comics, such as mutants, but few are as weirdly unique as the Inhumans. While quietly lurking in the dusty back issue bins of comic book shops, the Inhumans have had a massive resurgence in popularity due in great part to the current Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series on TV. Now they have began to emerge into the Marvel Heroes 2016 mmorpg with the introduction of Black Bolt. Will hi...
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Mar 17 2017