MMO Blog Articles

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
Top five features of Conan Exiles religion system
In most online rpg games, deities and the worship of them just serve as background fluff. Clerics don't do anything to promote their faith as they just serve to dispense healing during combat. Such is not the case with Conan Exiles, the survival sandbox game by Funcom that is in early access and their follow-up to Age of Conan. The Conan Exiles religion system has the worship of the gods as one of the key features of the game, and devout followin...
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Feb 17 2017
How mmos are catering to quick gameplay
The speed with which people interact with the world has increased dramatically over the last century. Where once people rode horses, they now zoom around in cars. Waiting all week for a favorite TV show to come on the air has been replaced with binge watching through online streaming. This same change of pace from slow to fast has also occurred in the virtual worlds of online gaming. Players want to jump into the action quickly, and developers ha...
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Feb 16 2017
ZeniMax gets Elder Scrolls Online player housing right
Player housing is often an online rpg feature that can divide players. Some players consider player housing to be nothing but fluff while others consider it an integral part of their gameplay experience. Personally, I'm a big proponent of player housing in online games as I think players deserver their own slice of virtual real estate to call home and just be able to relax. The new Elder Scrolls Online Homestead update is adding player housing to...
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Feb 14 2017
Looking forward to Neverwinter The Cloaked Ascendancy
In just a few weeks, Neverwinter players will have a new module to dive into: The Cloaked Ascendancy. Unlike the last few updates to the fantasy online rpg, players won't have to brave the freezing cold to complete quests as the upcoming module is set in one of the districts of the city of Neverwinter itself. Hardened adventurers will be tasked by Lord Neverember with reclaiming the River District. Strap on your armor and sword as we examine the ...
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Feb 10 2017