MMO Blog Articles

Finding your place in the mmo trinity
The solo-friendly nature of mmorpg games is a recent development. There was once a time when it was essential for players to group with one another, whether it was for completing an important quest or just to travel safely from Point A to Point B. Over time, the mmo trinity was born that consisted of DPS, support, and a tank. This mix of player characters is still deeply ingrained in the virtual world of online games, which is clearly evident in ...
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Nov 07 2016
Project Genom impressions
While wielding a magic sword and exploring a lich's crypt is always fun, there are times when I want to explore an alien world and get into some tense firefights. Sci-fi has long been my favorite genre, so I'm always interested in checking out new sci-fi mmorpg games. One of the more promising titles being developed right now is Project Genom, an indie affair that is currently in alpha and available as part of the Steam Early Access program. An o...
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Nov 04 2016
How to get around mmo IP blocks
There are times when it can be incredibly frustrating to be an mmorpg player. You're excited about an online game being developed overseas, dig up every scrap of information that you can find, and can't wait for it to become available. Then disaster strikes as you hear that the game currently has no plans to expand to your region and that the game's developer has put up an IP block. What is there for a gamer to do in such a situation? Well, just ...
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Nov 02 2016
Top five ways to improve esports
The rise of eSports on a global scale has been nothing short of phenomenal. Who would have thought a few years ago that millions of fans would today be regularly following pro mmo teams and watching the many tournaments that are held every week? Still, the industry is in its infancy, which means that there have been some sharp and disheartening growing pains. While I foresee the industry continuing to grow, there are a number of ways to improve e...
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Oct 31 2016
Star Trek Online Echoes of Light review
Exploration has long been a hallmark of the Star Trek franchise, and recent updates to the Star Trek Online mmorpg have put a lot of focus on this core feature. Exploring strange new worlds and seeking out new civilizations really takes center stage in the latest featured episode, Echoes of Light, that is part of the new update for the Agents of Yesterday expansion. It seems that the Lukari, a new race that was recently introduced in a storyline,...
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Oct 29 2016
Top five reasons for looking forward to Tunnels and Trolls: Naked Doom
It's an amazing time to be an online gamer. While there are some who bemoan the lack of huge AAA mmorpg games being developed, the truth is that there are thousands of titles being created right now. More tools are being released to allow inspired individuals to create and release their own games, and one such tool is MetaArcade, who recently released an early version of Tunnels and Trolls: Naked Doom to lavish praise. MetaArcade is making the co...
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Oct 27 2016
Top five takeaways from the Amazon Games unboxing
A recent event concerning online rpg games caught our eye, especially as it could mean something big for online gaming in the future. Just like many of you, we were surprised to learn that Amazon has a game studio. Yes, the same Amazon that has been slowly creating a monopoly on online shopping is now dipping their toe in gaming. The event in question was an Amazon Games unboxing event that was held on Twitch in which their initial slate of games...
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Oct 24 2016
How to farm dilithium in Star Trek Online
In Star Trek lore, dilithium is the source of power used to fuel starships. I've watched countless times where Scotty talked about how problems with dilithium crystals arose due to the current crisis that was going on in the show. In the Star Trek Online mmorpg, dilithium is just as important as it was for Scotty and the engineering crew. Players use STO dilithium to buy many things, such as ships, duty officers, equipment, and more. For many pla...
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Oct 21 2016
Top five mmo conventions we wish existed
For a truly great fan experience, nothing beats going to a convention. While you will wait in long lines, sweat in crowded rooms and halls, and get the usual con crud at the end, there's nothing like hanging out with thousands of other people that share your hobby and passion. While there are plenty of pop culture, anime, and fantasy/sci-fi conventions, many gamers are unaware that there are a good number of mmo conventions as well. A number of m...
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Oct 20 2016
Top five RIFT Starfall Prophecy features
There's nothing like the release of a new expansion to liven up your favorite online rpg. People talk quite a bit about the joy of that new car smell, but I personally really enjoy the virtual equivalent of the new expansion smell. A really good mmo expansion ushers in not only a bunch of new content, but they also introduce new or updated features to the mix. RIFT has had several really intriguing expansions, and their latest, Starfall Prophecy,...
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Oct 18 2016