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The Daily Grind: How much would you pay to keep an MMO alive?

So here's something that bothers me about this whole SOE MMO armageddon thing. When CEO John Smedley took to Twitter to sympathize with upset Vanguard fans yesterday, he implied that the firm has done all it could to keep the long-running fantasy MMO afloat. "I realize the Vanguard players are...

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More connected realms on the way for WoW

Blizzard has plans to connect more World of Warcraft realms, according to a post on the Battle.net forums. Five pairs of servers are due to be linked, though the company doesn't yet "have a specific date on which these connections will occur." What's a realm connection? It's basically...

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New SWTOR dev blog sorta talks about Galactic Starfighter

There's a new Star Wars: The Old Republic dev diary in town, and as you may have guessed, it's all about the recently announced Galactic Starfighter expansion. Lead designer Michael Backus is the blog author, and he pens the first of what is surely to be many paragraphs "delving into the background...

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Ask Massively: How awesome is your game?

Welcome to the rebirth of Ask Massively! Rather than try to out-meta former author Eliot (cannot be done; he is the champion), I hope to turn Ask Massively into your place to talk directly to the editors of your favorite MMO blog. If you want to hear what we think about industry topics or ask...

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Wings Over Atreia: Producing info

Betcha thought this Wings Over Atreia was going to be about 3.0. Well it's not... and it is, sort of. It is related to Aion's upcoming expansion, but it's not the focus. Instead of gunning for specific features, my real focus is on information dissemination -- or lack thereof. Here we are...

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Piranha: MechWarrior's F2P model not pay-to-win

Concerned about the free-to-play nature of the newly announced MechWarrior Online title? You shouldn't be, according to the latest Piranha Games dev blog. The big wall o' text comes courtesy of one Bryan Ekman, who says that the new battle mech game will definitely not be pay-to-win. "One of...

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Trion announces Red Door publishing and development platform

Trion is the latest development firm to try its hand at a large-scale publishing platform, according to a new company press release issued this morning. The beast is called Red Door, and it "will consist of a consumer platform and a full-scale publishing and development platform based on the...

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The Daily Grind: If you could ask a dev any question and get a straight answer, what would it be?

Today, let's pretend like marketing, public relations, and corporate secrecy don't exist, shall we? And while we're dreaming up crazy scenarios, let's imagine that you got to sit down with an MMO developer of your choice and ask him or her one direct question. The catch? That dev would have to...

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