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12.31.13
The Soapbox: My MMO resolutions
12.31.13

The Soapbox: My MMO resolutions

Today is the last day of 2013, a long year of extended betas, early access pre-purchases, and soft...

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12.24.13
The Soapbox: The horror of embargoes
12.24.13

The Soapbox: The horror of embargoes

We're right on the cusp of one big holiday or another. Festivus, I think? I don't really pay attent...

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12.17.13
The Soapbox: There's nothing wrong with easy
12.17.13

The Soapbox: There's nothing wrong with easy

The word "easy" gets a really bad reputation in gaming, an unfair reputation, at that, because ther...

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12.10.13
The Soapbox: World of Warcraft isn't back, and that's fine
12.10.13

The Soapbox: World of Warcraft isn't back, and that's fine

So. That Warlords of Draenor, huh? To take the narrative that a lot of people have constructed, Wo...

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12.03.13
The Soapbox: Seriously, we have enough fantasy MMOs
12.03.13

The Soapbox: Seriously, we have enough fantasy MMOs

Let's play a game. I'm thinking of an MMO that features magic, monsters, humans, and a vast fantasy...

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11.26.13
The Soapbox: Developers build MMOs backward
11.26.13

The Soapbox: Developers build MMOs backward

How many of you MMOs players have ever maxed out a character's combat level then stood around wonde...

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11.19.13
The Soapbox: Instant high-level characters are a terrible, horrible, very bad, no good idea
11.19.13

The Soapbox: Instant high-level characters are a terrible, horrible, very bad, no good idea

While handing players the keys to a high-level character isn't something brand-new that studios are...

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11.12.13
The Soapbox: Instant leveling and the whining fringe
11.12.13

The Soapbox: Instant leveling and the whining fringe

Over the weekend at Blizzcon 2013, Blizzard Entertainment announced the fifth World of Warcraft exp...

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11.05.13
The Soapbox: No, 'we' don't hate the subscription model
11.05.13

The Soapbox: No, 'we' don't hate the subscription model

If you're a casual reader of Massively and read a post or two from a few writers about business mod...

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