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The Shift from Leveling Skills to Leveling Characters in MMOs

Note: the following article originally appeared on MMOGames.com.

One of the biggest and most impactful changes to MMORPG design over the last decade is one that’s gotten remarkably little attention: the shift from skill based character progression to character level based progression. 1,694 more words

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Building Survival Gameplay as an MMO Social System

Note: the following article originally appeared on MMOGames.com.

One of the more surprising developments in my recent check-in with Crowfall was just how much the game’s starting experience  2,726 more words

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Checking in with Crowfall's Big World

Note: the following article originally appeared on MMOGames.com.

It was March, 2015. The beginnings of what would turn out to be a prolonged contraction of game development in the MMO space were starting to become apparent, and the throbbing disappointments from the rote, development via mad-lib style themeparks of the past were still fresh in mind. 3,255 more words

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Reacting to TESO: Morrowind

Note: the following article originally appeared on MMOGames.com.

The Elder Scrolls Online‘s slow march to its June 6th expansion release continues ever onward, with more and more information being drip fed to the hyped up masses as we get closer and closer to the day we return to… 2,042 more words

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Coming to GameSpace.com

Around two weeks ago I started to get the sense that something was up on Twitter. An account for what appeared to be a new games media site was starting to tweet stuff out, and a lot of familiar faces from the MMO scene were following it – specifically, a lot of people involved with MMORPG.com. 319 more words

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In which I write fan-fiction about a vengeful MMO's return

As many of you are already aware, I’ve long suffered under the misconception that I’m a funny person. You know that friend you have – the one who makes everyone groan before they’ve even finished a joke’s setup, then, once finished, spends a solid ten seconds looking around the room for a reaction, mouth agape and eyes darting about like a shit-eating Felix the Cat clock? 707 more words

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TESO Morrowind: What Makes an Expansion?

Note: the following article originally appeared on Tamriel Foundry.

So The Elder Scrolls Online just announced its first expansion, and naturally it’s already found itself entangled at the center of the game community’s drama du jour. 799 more words

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