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Sep 09 2016

Top five fun mmo games

Online games offer their players a multitude of benefits: the ability to have adventures in virtual worlds, fight ferocious monsters, amass mountains of loot, and save the world or galaxy. However, the main draw for an online game is that it should be fun, something that seems to be forgotten from time to time. A lot of developers (and players!) focus on issues like class balance, loot tables, and the like. This is all fine and good, but I play o...
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Sep 08 2016

top 6 league of legends teams worlds 2016

After the end of summer splits and a string of qualifier tournaments, the line-up is now complete with 16 League of Legends pro teams vying for the Summoner's Cup in the upcoming World Championships 2016. Read on to see which League of Legends Worlds 2016 teams should be on your radar.SKTelecom T1 While only the second seed for the LCK region, the Korean squad SKTelecom T1 is still in the team to beat as they are the defending world champion...
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Sep 08 2016

How to spot troubled mmo development

Seeing an mmo in development can be a heady feeling. There is a sense of optimism that a great game is being created, packed full of innovative and fun features. Players eagerly follow all the tidbits of information that are slowly released and keep track of every developer update that's posted. However, dark clouds can begin to form on the horizon, giving signs of troubled mmo development. Such warning signs could lead to nothing, but they could...
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Sep 07 2016

How to avoid a toxic mmo community

One of the main lures for playing mmo games is that they're supposed to be fun and serve as an escape from the drudgery of normal life. However, many players forget this fact and use the anonymity of the virtual worlds that they play in as an excuse to rain down misery and bile upon other players. A cornerstone of any online game is its community, but quite a few games have the dubious distinction of not being openly friendly but instead foster a...
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Sep 04 2016

How to make Champions Online better

Superheroes are all the rage right now. Movies featuring the Marvel heroes are making billions of dollars at the box office, and DC has cornered the TV market with shows like Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl. Stores are filled with action figures, posters, and console video games featuring iconic superheroes like Batman and Superman. Yet the world of mmorpg games has not been a rousing success for the spandex and cape genre. Many gamers still lame...
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Sep 02 2016

Top five Neverwinter features

It's gratifying to see tabletop Dungeons and Dragons bubbling up into popular culture again by way of the Netflix show, Stranger Things. I've been playing D&D since 1981, starting off with the 1st edition. My long affair with D&D led me to Neverwinter when it was first launched by Cryptic. Since then, the online rpg has proven very popular and has been ported over to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The reason for the game's success is due...
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Sep 01 2016

How to pick a fantasy mmo

Once upon a time in ye olden days of yore, a player seeking to play a fantasy mmorpg only had a few options to choose from. The main decision was whether to play Ultima Online or EverQuest, but things have changed dramatically since those days. Now gamers are pretty spoiled as there are literally hundreds of fantasy-based games to choose from. However, not all such games are equal, and quite a few appeal to those who prefer a certain playing styl...
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Sep 01 2016

Top five Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade factions we want added

In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Such words have thrilled players of the Warhammer 40K tabletop miniatures game for almost forty years. The game's setting is incredibly rich and detailed and there have been a few attempts to bring it to an online setting. Sadly, the previous attempts to create a WH40K mmorpg have failed, but the upcoming Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade looks to change all that by delivering an action-pack...
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Aug 31 2016

Top five weird mmo games

Contrary to the opinion of most gamers, not every online rpg that's been developed has been a clone of World of Warcraft. Some games do feature a unique take on the mmo experience. Some of these games that tried to do something different have succeeded, while others may have veered off the path and into the woods. There are definitely some weird and oddball online games floating around the internet. While such games may not induce you to lose you...
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Aug 31 2016

How to tell a dying mmo

Even though they exist in virtual worlds, online games follow the same life cycle of living things. They are born, they mature, and then they die. No game will last forever, even though a few have proven to be pretty resilient. No player wants to be stuck in a dying mmorpg, but it happens all the time, with the most recent example being The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. Developers will always do their best to hide the symptoms of a dying mmo, hopin...
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