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Ask Massively: What happened to open-world MMOs?

A reader named Gabe emailed Massively last year with two questions (I'm getting through all the emails -- I am!). I'll address the second one eventually, but let's do the first one today because it's something I love to talk about: open-world MMOs. What happened to "open world" MMOs? I grew up wit...

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The Outerra seamless planet rendering engine will blow your mind

How would you like to play an MMO where realistically sized planets are rendered in real-time, starting from outer space and going all the way down to a blade of grass? Sounds impossible, right? It may not be, thanks to a Slovakian dev team that's putting together a 3-D engine dubbed Outerra. Ga...

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The Daily Grind: Do zones kill immersion?

One of the complaints we hear rather frequently of Age of Conan is that the game's scattered zones have the effect of discouraging exploration amongst players. Those accustomed to traversing World of Warcraft's (mostly) seamless world have levied their displeasure at the fact that Age of Conan fee...

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