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Atlantica Online is one of those MMOs that people always seem to talk about, but never really get fully in-depth with. Insight into the game recently came from an unexpected source: Craig "Grimwell" Dalrymple, a noted MMO blogger and senior community relations manager for Sony Online Entertainment....

January 6th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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We've been inspired to create today's The Daily Grind by a post on Grimwell's blog concerning Stephen H. Segal's viewpoints on the ubiquitous and compelling nature of the steampunk genre. Stephen's entire outlook boils down to the idea that what steampunk does for science fiction is make it inspira...

September 29th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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This blogger has always been rather jealous of San Diego residents. In hosting Comic Con, they not only get to meet the best and brightest that the comic industry has to offer, but increasingly, they're getting attention by big names in the MMO industry too. We knew that SOE was going to be in atte...

July 23rd 2008 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this month there was plenty of talk at the ION conference about community-related issues. Those discussions were great and if you missed out on reading them when they were first posted, then you should check them out now. One thing often touched on during those discussions was the community...

May 30th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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It's been a great week on the west coast, for the second annual MMO-centric Seattle conference. Now called ION, everything we've heard has indicated that this week's event was a tremendous success. Massively was there in force, and below you'll find the ins and outs of the sessions and meetups we a...

May 16th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Onto everyones favorite topic: "Fuckwads!" They're usually absolutely negative, but can they be converted?Katie says, "You can convert them!" She's rather optimistic as her URU Live experiences have taught her that anyone genuinely interested in a game can be turned to the light side. Apparently ba...

May 16th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Yesterday was the final day of ION 08, but that didn't mean there weren't some incredbly great panels to attend. "Taking Your Community From Pre-Launch to Live" was just one of these panels and to make things even better it included some previous speakers I quite enjoyed hearing from.This time arou...

May 16th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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One of the strengths of MMOs are their communities. The stronger a community around an MMO is the more likely that game is to last into the foreseeable future. "Successfully Managing a Community Emergency" was a panel at ION 08 full of the people in charge of the communities we all take part in. Fi...

May 15th 2008 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/pc_games/SOE_and_EQ2_players_fallout'; He is an EverQuest 2 player that rose to power leading one of the largest fansite communities. He earned the esteemed "Community Influencer" rank that opened the gates to game designers and allowed him to forge ties with prom...

March 18th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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A lot of EverQuest II players had believed that the enormous Game Update 42 was scheduled to be released today, February 5th -- but then no one could really trace back to why they had this date in mind. This thread managed to dig up that the origin was most likely from a French community staff membe...

February 5th 2008 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Watch your head, you don't want it hit by return fire in the ever-present MMO blogosphere discussion of fantasy vs sci-fi. The most recent discussion started up with Massively's own Michael Zenke and his "Five Reasons Sci-Fi Pwns Fantasy" which prompted the return fire in question from Grimwell. Bot...

February 5th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments