MMO Blog Articles

Top five reasons looking forward to DDO 2017
Dungeons and Dragons Online is one of those mmo games that I love coming back to. One reason is that the design of the game is so strong, featuring instanced adventures with optional objectives and the possibility of traps. Another reason is that it's based upon the third edition rules of the D&D pen-and-paper role-playing game that I've spent countless hours playing. In fact, I've been playing D&D for over 35 years. As for DDO, a new Pro...
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Jan 26 2017
Crowfall resource harvesting a breath of fresh air
Crafting is one of the key components of any online rpg. The gathering of resources to be used to make items of wonder and great value is one task that many gamers do on a daily basis. (However, usually such crafted items tend to be vendor fodder when all is said and done!) The harvesting of said resources and how they are used are virtually the same across the entire mmo spectrum, but Crowfall is looking to handle their resource gathering a bit ...
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Jan 24 2017
How mmos should emulate the LotRO course
One of the main goals of mmo games when they first burst upon the scene was to give players the ability to experience the virtual worlds of the online realms with thousands of other players. Players would use the online game to forge deep connections with one another, despite the differences in location, language, and culture. The shared experience was set to be the heart of mmo immersion, but that sentiment has gone off the rails over the last d...
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Jan 20 2017
Top five anticipated mmo games of 2017
A new year brings the promise of new beginnings and exciting developments. The last couple of years have been pretty quiet on the online rpg front in that there hasn't been a massively huge mmo released that millions of players were clamoring for. The same could be said for 2017, but that does not mean that there aren't some really interesting games on the horizon that should keep us up to the wee hours as we try to grab one more level before hit...
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Jan 19 2017
How to get into eSports
The meteoric rise in eSports has been nothing short of spectacular over the last few years. What was once denigrated as a passing fad populated by young gamers who never saw the light of day has become big business. Tens of millions of fans tune in to watch their favorite teams battle one another on the battlefields of the online virtual world. Major tournaments now offer prize pools in the millions of dollars, with the recent The International 2...
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Jan 16 2017
Shadow's Kiss pre-alpha preview
There was once a time where vampires were portrayed as seductive or ferocious creatures, not as sparkling objects of teenage girls' fantasies. The upcoming Shadow's Kiss online rpg looks to bring danger and darkness back to the fanged creatures of the night. Shadow's Kiss is one mmo that I've been interested in as there are far too few horror online games in existence, and I've long been a fan of pen-and-paper role-playing games like Vampire: The...
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Jan 13 2017
Top five annoying mmo players
The virtual world of online games can serve as a great escape from the drudgery and irritations of real life. However, this does not mean that logging into your favorite online rpg will always be a carefree exercise in fun and peace of mind. The reality of online gaming is that you'll have to play with other people, and many of those people are looking to get in the way of you having a good time, either intentionally or unintentionally. There are...
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Jan 11 2017
2017 mmo preview
The champagne has been popped, the ball has dropped, and a new year is upon us. The world of online gaming was surprisingly eventful in 2016 even though there wasn't any huge AAA mmorpg games released. The new year also promises to be a busy one for gamers, and I'm sure that there'll be more than a few surprises along the way. So what will the new year hold for online gamers? Let's take a crack at foretelling the future in our 2017 mmo preview. ...
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Jan 09 2017
Top five takeaways from WoW micro-holidays
One of the highlights of online gaming is when a special event occurs in-game. Players look forward all year long to the usual seasonal events (such as Christmas and summer) as well as other special events that are unique to an online rpg. The usual pattern of such mmo events is that they offer some really great rewards that players can earn while doing tasks for the length of the event itself, which is normally two to three weeks. However, the u...
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Jan 04 2017
2016 mmo review
Another year is in the books for the virtual worlds of online games. This has been an interesting year, with both some good and some bad. As always, a number of things that had been predicted for 2016 failed to come true while others did. Some interesting trends emerged over the last year, and we saw a cultural phenomenon take place in front of our very eyes. Before we ring in the new year, let's take a look back in our 2016 mmo review. Let's be...
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Jan 02 2017