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The Daily Grind: Do you follow MMOs because of their designers?

An interesting Kill Ten Rats article a few weeks ago pondered the idea that gamers purchase games because those games are "by the makers of" some other game -- to their doom. Much ado, for example, was made over WildStar's dev team because of its members' work on World of Warcraft, and names like...

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The Think Tank: Remembering our first MMOs

This week, my very first MMO, Ultima Online, turns 17 years old in what can only be an intentional effort to make classic MMO gamers feel very, very old indeed. I've been thinking a lot about the game and returned to it recently to scope it out, so for today's Think Tank, I polled the Massively...

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Chaos Theory: New Sidestories show The Secret World's innovative side

When I talked about 10 of the most compelling missions in The Secret World last time, I purposefully left out the new Sidestories mission packs. One reason is that I've already spoken a bit about Further Analysis; the other is that the third and latest pack was slated to arrive soon and I intended...

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The Daily Grind: What do you think of ArcheAge at this point?

A little over a week ago I asked what you thought of ArcheAge's PvP. As a few commenters pointed out, it was a premature question since founders were the only ones with game experience at that time. Now that AA has been live for a couple of weeks and the queues are (sorta) becoming more...

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Leaderboard: Class choices vs. personality types

A recent Massively Speaking podcast listener wrote to us wondering whether personality types (and stereotypes) have in-game ramifications when it comes to class selection. Is it true that extroverts gravitate toward leadership roles in a party and that introverts prefer to support a team from the...

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Choose My Adventure: Basically Han Solo in Elite: Dangerous

When Frontier Developments' Elite: Dangerous eventually launches, I'm guessing there will be two primary types of pilots cruising its vast expanses: quiet, peaceful types who enjoy exploring and courier-ing, and destructive, violent types who prefer interacting with NPCs and other players via pulse...

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The Daily Grind: Are giant characters at a disadvantage?

As a player who usually chooses a small character, I will once in a while push myself out of my comfort zone and select the biggest slab of avatar beef to play (literally in the case of my World of Warcraft Tauren). When I do venture over to the other side of the size slider, I'm struck by how many...

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Jukebox Heroes: Chatting with Neverwinter's Kevin Manthei

This week on Jukebox Heroes, we're sitting down with Cryptic Studios Composer Kevin Manthei to talk about his work on the studio's most recent title, Neverwinter. So Kevin, Can you introduce yourself and give us a little background on you and your history with the company? Kevin Manthei: Hi! I...

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The Stream Team: Adios, Elite: Dangerous

Frontier Developments' Elite: Dangerous has had a good four-week run in September's Choose My Adventure, but it's time to step out of the spaceship and into some heavy armor or a wizard's robe. Join Massively's Mike Foster as he adventures out into Elite's current beta one last time, with Twitch...

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Massively Speaking Episode 314: Queue queue

You are at position 1,001 in the Massively Speaking queue. Your estimated wait time until you can access the podcast is 3 hours and 52 minutes. Do not leave your computer. Do not attempt to engage in a normal life. Just look at the graphic above until the time is up. Get all of our opinions and...

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