MMO Blog Articles

Top five ways to look at mmo layoffs
The virtual worlds of online games offer players both enjoyment and a welcome respite from the mundane reality of the real world. While gamers look upon online games as a source of fun, they are actually businesses in every sense of the word. A lot of people work on such games, and their continued employment is determined by how successful the game is as well as some other factors. Just like in the traditional business world, the realm of online ...
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Mar 16 2017
How should mmo free trials work?
A popular strategy used by salesmen and retailers is to offer the customer the chance to try something for free before deciding on whether to purchase it or not. What's the harm in trying out a new mattress or sofa set for a month when it costs you nothing? Then a few months later, you'll likely find yourself making payments even if you were not planning on buying in the first place. Allowing customers a free taste of something has found its way ...
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Mar 14 2017
How should players react to a $60 SWTOR platinum lightsaber?
In this day and age of mmorpg games, companies are looking to enhance their revenue streams in any way that they can. The old days of a game existing solely upon subscription fees is long past, and now every online game essentially has a cash shop. Almost every gamer is perfectly fine with an mmo cash shop, but the major bone of contention that can arise is over the question of what items are actually being sold in said cash shops. BioWare recent...
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Mar 10 2017
Star Trek Online The Breach review
One of the best features of the Star Trek Online mmorpg is flying around in your own personal starship, engaging in epic space battles. Cryptic has found a way to crank this feature up to eleven (for all you Spinal Tap fans) by having a team of players flying their ships through the interior of an insanely massive Voth ship as The Breach space queue returns for another engagement. Cryptic has made some changes to this unique battle in this latest...
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Mar 09 2017
How World of Warcraft is upping their game
For the last few years, a common refrain was heard that World of Warcraft was dying and on its last legs. The venerable mmorpg had been surpassed by newer games that boasted many more players. The subscriber base for WoW had dropped to just over five million, and this was seen as that the end was nigh. (Of course, five million PAYING subscribers is something that every mmo would kill for.) Yet the online game has drastically turned things around ...
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Mar 07 2017
Neverwinter Illusionist's Gambit review
The latest expansion, The Cloaked Ascendancy, for the Neverwinter online rpg adds a nice chunk of new content for players. There is the new River District zone, as well as the new campaign and storyline to complete. A new skirmish was also introduced in the expansion: the Illusionist's Gambit. Does this new skirmish deliver action and fun? Can we make our save to disbelieve versus illusions? Find out in our Neverwinter Illusionist's Gambit review...
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Mar 03 2017
Top five mmo changes we want
There's no real debate in that most mmo features have become codified over the last decade. A player can easily leap from one online rpg to another without any real difficulty as most systems and features found in online games are very similar. This is a marked difference from when online games first burst into being, as each one tried to create their own virtual world from scratch in a unique way. While online games are very enjoyable to play to...
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Mar 01 2017
How should gamers react to World of Tanks player dying while streaming?
A few days ago, we reported the sad news that a prominent World of Tanks player died while streaming a marathon session of the mmo fps for charity. Brian Vigneault, who was known as Poshybrid, was undertaking a 24 hour marathon steam on Twitch. He walked away from the stream after 22 hours in order to smoke a cigarette and unexpectedly died. The news that Poshybrid died was not known until the following morning when a friend saw that he was logge...
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Feb 28 2017
Top five eSports
Over the years, video games have become a huge business. Tens of millions of players fire up their consoles or computers every day to play everything from single-player rpgs to mmofps games. In fact, hit games now generate more revenue than the biggest Hollywood blockbusters. The rise of eSports is another important component in this massive surge of popularity and sales. It seems every week features another major eSports tournament where the pri...
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Feb 24 2017
Blizzard mmo games cross-play brilliance
For a long time now, Blizzard has been the king of the hill when it comes to the virtual world of online games. Unlike other game companies that operate a hugely popular mmo, Blizzard actually has an entire stable of online games that have proven to be highly profitable. The company was known for a long time due to the singular success of World of Warcraft, but the last few years have seen other major games released: Heroes of the Storm, Hearthst...
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Feb 22 2017