MMO Blog Articles

Top five mmo events
There are a lot of facets of online games that players enjoy, such as going on epic quests and acquiring powerful items. However, the daily routine of logging into your favorite online rpg can become a grind, which is why it's always great to have a special event come along. Almost every player looks forward to mmo events as they promise the opportunity to do something different and even have some goofy fun. Yet not all mmo events are created equ...
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Apr 21 2017
SMITE Apollo's Racer Rumble review
Many mmo gamers grew up spending countless hours playing Mario Kart. The colorful racing antics of Mario and his assorted Nintendo brethren has to rank as one of the best games ever due to its sheer simplicity and outstanding fun. Normally, one would not associate SMITE, the moba of battling gods, with the charming whimsy of Mario Kart, but the game's recent Apollo's Racer Rumble event has done just that. This latest of the game's Adventures mode...
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Apr 20 2017
Top five solo mmo games
It is true that the "massively multiplayer" aspect of mmorpg games has been reduced over the last few years. In fact, a lot of gamers question any new game being developed on how solo-friendly it will be. There are a number of reasons why mmo games are catering to the single player, such as a reluctance of gamers to group with others or players just looking for some quick action and then logging back out. There are both positive and negative feat...
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Apr 18 2017
Top five Conan Exiles tips
The world of Conan as created by Robert E. Howard is a harsh and unforgiving one. Funcom originally tackled this setting in their Age of Conan mmo, but they have decided to up the hardcore ante with Conan Exiles, their sandbox survival game. Players are literally dropped into the game's virtual world buck naked and are expected to fight and claw for survival. The first few hours of the game are especially deadly as the player starts off with noth...
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Apr 14 2017
How to view the launch of Secret World Legends
In a marketplace crowded with copycat mmos, The Secret World has stood apart as a totally unique online rpg. Mixing together horror, conspiracy theories, and other assorted strangeness, TSW showed that there was something more to online gaming than just another rehashed fantasy setting. While I found the game to be extremely compelling, the game was never a true smash, eventually going from subscription-based to buy-to-play. News recently came ou...
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Apr 13 2017
Neverwinter The Cloaked Ascendancy review
The city of Neverwinter is a place where chaos and uncertainty are a constant, which of course makes it the perfect place for mmo players. A new danger has reared its head in the form of a trio of powerful wizards who wish to lay claim to the city in The Cloaked Ascendancy update. It naturally falls upon the player to sort out the truth and keep the city safe from harm. Is Lord Neverember the rightful ruler of Neverwinter? What dangers lurk in th...
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Apr 11 2017
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