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Jef Reahard

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Jef is an author, pilot, and scruffy looking nerf-herder, not necessarily in that order.  When he's not writing for Massively or slipping the surly bonds of earth, he dreams of the perfect Cool Ranch Dorito.

MMO Burnout is his fault, and he's the creator of Massively's Rewind, Stick and Rudder, Chaos Theory, The Firing Line, Some Assembly Required, Community Detective, Wings Over Atreia, The Anvil of Crom, and the Alter Ego web comic.

He's covered Elder Scrolls, EverQuest II, and Darkfall at length, and he has an incurable case of MMO wanderlust. You'll occasionally find him atop Massively's Soapbox.

Jef Reahard's Latest Posts

The Seldon Crisis Kickstarter is officially a thing

Last month we told you about Seldon Crisis, a sci-fi sandbox MMO purportedly inspired by Asimov's Foundation series. Today Chaos Interactive launched the game's Kickstarter campaign, which runs for 30 days and seeks £250,000. The devs are "looking for a commitment from gamers who enjoy...

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The Daily Grind: What game needs (better) tutorials?

Let me state up front that I thoroughly enjoy Marvel Heroes. That said, I find some of its mechanics pretty obscure. Like, costume cores. What the heck am I supposed to do with those? To be fair, I could probably find the answer on the game's labyrinthine forum, but since I play it ultra-casually...

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Here's a League of Legends Ascension gameplay preview vid

The League of Legends YouTube channel dropped a new gameplay preview video earlier today. It's called Ascension - Gameplay Preview, naturally, and it's one-minute-and-48-seconds worth of footage from LoL's latest featured game mode. You can view the clip after the cut and you can learn more...

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Leaderboard: Which additional ArcheAge race would you like to play?

ArcheAge is launching with four playable races. This seems like a small number for a fantasy MMO, but XLGAMES has hinted at additional choices before, namely the Dwarf, the Warborn, the Fairy, and the Returned. We've seen some visual evidence of those first two, but the Fairy and the Returned are...

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Xsyon now has cooking and farming

Did you know that you can cook and farm in Xsyon? Yep, you can, thanks to the latest patch which added the ability to combine ingredients and create recipes, food buffs and bonuses, and even signature dishes. If farming's more your style, Notorious Games says that you can now "raise a variety of...

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Piranha unveils Transverse, a sci-fi MMORPG coming in 2015

The makers of MechWarrior Online have announced Transverse, a new sci-fi MMORPG scheduled to launch in 2015. Transverse is a "galactic flight-based MMORPG" featuring "incredibly detailed ship and station construction, massive solar-system-wide player events and real-time, physics-based combat,"...

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Guild Wars 2's September Feature Pack goes live today

ArenaNet has been hyping the heck out of Guild Wars 2's September Feature Pack, and today we get to see if it lives up to the advanced billing. The firm's press release states that the pack "focuses exclusively on in-game features" including a new trading post, wardrobe tweaks, collection...

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Blade 9 closed beta starts September 9

Are you looking for a new MMO? Blade 9 could be the one. Or it could be utter crap, who can say at this point. Either way, social gamemaker GBE is launching a closed beta of the free-to-play fantasy title on September 9th. GBE says that Blade 9 is an MMORPG with "no fixed classes" and "insanely...

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EQII producer's letter talks Altar of Malice date, features

SOE's Holly "Windstalker" Longdale has penned a new EverQuest II producer's letter and published it on the game's forums. It contains a general update schedule from now through the end of November as well as an overview of the content in the Altar of Malice expansion. Said expansion launches on...

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ESPN boss: E-sports aren't sports

Sports journalism Death Star ESPN has weighed in on the argument about whether or not e-sports are sports. ESPN president John Skipper, speaking at the recent Code/Media Series: New York conference, was asked to comment on Amazon's $1 billion Twitch deal and associated e-sports programming. ...

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