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Here is the current Shards Online dev roadmap

Shards Online's Kickstarter may be over, but Citadel Studios looks to be even more determined to finish building its player-driven MMORPG sandbox. The firm has posted a new development roadmap on the game's official website, and Citadel co-founder Derek Brinkmann explains how the team is tightening...

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The Stream Team: Playing Infestation Survivor Stories on a private server

Beau has got his hands on a private Infestation: Survivor Stories server for up to 50 staffers and readers! So if you want to see how the game has changed since we last looked at it, check out this stream. Join the server as well; just contact beau@massively.com for information. Game:...

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The Firing Line: Five reasons to love Tribes: Ascend

Oh, Tribes: Ascend, if only you were an MMO. Actually, wait a minute. When I think on it, if Hi-Rez Studios' new free-to-play sci-fi shooter were an MMO, I probably wouldn't like it as much. There's something to be said for frequent updates and instant gameplay gratification, and Tribes...

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Guild Wars 2 to provide private server functionality? [Updated]

One of the more interesting reveals to come out of the post-PAX news glut is a blurb about player-created PvP servers in Guild Wars 2. Yeah, we did a double-take as well, and the post over on MMORPG.com is pretty light on the actual details while promising more info later in the week....

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The Anvil of Crom: Server merges, separation, and why both are potentially swell

Last week I mentioned that the Age of Conan Unrated announcement has given us a lot to talk about. There's the 800-lb. free-to-try elephant in the room, there's a bunch of new content that's both coming soon and already here, and there's also an endlessly fascinating quote from Funcom game...

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The Daily Grind: Should MMOs live forever?

As we learned in the 1990s, just as Full House had an unholy beginning, so too it had to have an unholy finish. Life begets death, launches beget cancellations, and official MMO forums beget the end of a civilized community. So while we play our MMOs under the illusion that these persistent worlds...

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Blizzard awarded $88M from WoW private server lawsuit

Tweet Private game servers are a controversial, often hushed topic in gaming circles. Some gamers enjoy the fee-free nature of private servers, while others use these forbidden realms to experience the MMO in a different state than the live game (for example, playing on a "classic" private server...

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The Daily Grind: What game would you like to see go open source?

For a game long known for its emphasis on player-created content, mods, and even skills, the big Ryzom announcement perhaps should have been expected. But the revelation that the game was going into the murky waters of open source, albeit with a few omissions such as height maps and sound files, is...

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Private MapleStory servers targeted for shutdown

In news that should surprise precisely nobody at all, AsiaSoft, an Eastern distributor of Nexon's MapleStory, has started targeting private MapleStory servers for shutdown. According to Asiaone Digital, it seems that one such person named Sean Lee is now under scrutiny by AsiaSoft for running a...

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Jail time given to Chinese pirate server operators

In the continuing war against pirate servers, three Chinese men have been given jail sentences for running a ZT Online server. Chen Jian, the main builder of the server, has been sentenced to one year in jail, while his accomplices, Shi Zunkai and Sun Jun, were given ten months and nine months...

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