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What is Interdependence in MMOs?

This article originally appeared on MMOGames.com.

It seems like anywhere you turn these days, you’ll find the creators of some up and coming MMO extolling the virtues of player interdependence in MMOs and how it’s making a comeback in their game. 1,595 more words

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What Makes an MMO Unappealing to you?

Hello and welcome to today’s edition of Isarii wrote a really long Reddit response and decided it would make a good blog post. Today’s post comes courtesy of the r/MMORPG subreddit where a user posed the titular question: what makes an MMO unappealing to you? 765 more words

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Raising the Gear Cap in a Scaling World

Note: the following article originally appeared on Tamriel Foundry.

Datamining following the release of the Dark Brotherhood patch has revealed a lot of additions to the files that can be expected to make their way to the live game in the near future, the most intriguing of which (to me) is… 1,381 more words

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The Increasingly Troubling Monetization of The Elder Scrolls Online

Two months ago I penned a fairly exhaustive overview of the more egregious avenues of contemporary MMO monetization, the most offensive of which do not make a material appearance in… 1,007 more words

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A Return to Tamriel and Podcasting News

Although I normally try to stick to content that leans more towards article content than blog content, today’s post is going to be unabashedly bloggy. I’ve been up to a lot stuff recently that hasn’t shown up on The Errant Penman yet, so I bundled it all up into a single post tackling it all at once.  624 more words

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Dear The Secret World, Please Let Me Replay Your Main Story

This article originally appeared on MMOGames.com.

Dear The Secret World,

I hope everything is well. I’ve heard you want to see other people. I can accept that. 1,117 more words

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Interview: Questing in Saga of Lucimia

Note: This article originally appeared on MMOGames.com.

A few months ago I wrote an article tackling the state of questing in the modern MMO. I looked at the format of quests in their literary origin, noting that the types of epic adventures found in books like Homer’s… 4,691 more words

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